7 Easy and Affordable DIY Nursery Art Ideas

Beautiful nursery art doesn’t need to cost a fortune. With a touch of creativity—and a few helpful tips—you can make your own gorgeous, DIY nursery décor for a fraction of the cost.

Feeling crafty? Why not give one of these simple, DIY gems a try?

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  • 01 of 07

    Story Book Prints

    Vintage story book pages in colorful frames make for beautiful nursery art

    In My Blessed Nest

    Looking for a cheap alternative to expensive, store-bought nursery prints? Stop scouring the web, and head over to your favorite local bookstore.

    With the aid of some inexpensive frames, the children’s books you adored as a kid can be easily transformed into meaningful wall art for your little one. Choose a few beautifully illustrated, well-loved classics, or settle on a single title and use it as the basis of a theme.

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    Art in a Flash

    Framed flash cards as nursery art

    The Farmer's Nest

    Working with an alphabet theme? Consider picking up a pack of attractive flash cards. These classic learning tools can be as beautiful as they are educational. Frame them individually, or create a colorful collage. Love all things vintage and Shabby Chic? Try using miniature clips to string vintage cards on a wire. 

  • 03 of 07

    Yarn-Wrapped Letters

    Yarn-wrapped letters

    Catch My Party

    Your baby’s name is like music to your ears, so why not make it a treat for your eyes too?

    These adorable, yarn-wrapped letters are as simple as they are beautiful. Cut each letter out of cardboard or foam core. Using craft glue and tightly spun yarn, wrap your letters a few inches at a time, applying glue to the back as you go. Finish with a few pretty embellishments for the perfect touch. 

  • 04 of 07

    Simple Silhouettes

    Family Silhouettes

    Lilly's Notebook

    Your newborn may not be much of an art connoisseur, but in their eyes, few things are as beautiful as the people they love the most: Mom and Dad. To create artistic renderings of your baby’s favorite subject, try creating a silhouette image. Just cut, paste and frame!

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  • 05 of 07

    Shapely Shadows

    Fabric silhouette art

    Nana Company / Flickr

    Not a fan of traditional silhouette portraits? No one ever said your subject had to be human! You can make a silhouette out of almost anything—your favorite animal, a tree, a car—whatever takes your fancy or suits your nursery’s theme.

    Once you’ve settled on an image, use it to create a template. Place your template on the back of some cute fabric or card stock and trace its outline. Then cut and mount your image onto a contrasting background using craft glue. Add a nice frame, and boom! Gorgeous wall art!

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    Punch Art

    Paper punch art

    The Spruce / Kitty Lascurain

    Not much of an artist? If you can use a paper punch tool, your paper-punch masterpiece is just a few clicks away. All you need is some self-adhesive foam squares, a selection of colorful paper, and a box frame. You can even use paint sample chips or paper salvaged from magazines!

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    No-Sew Fabric Frame Up

    Colorful fabric hoops

    Erica Brower Photography / The Bump

    Add color and pattern to your nursery design with this simple, no-sew art project:

    Choose a selection of colorful fabric scraps slightly wider than the hoops you plan to frame them in. Place the fabric in the embroidery hoop, pulling it taut. Place a small amount of glue around the inside edge of the hoop, pressing down the fabric as you go. Trim any excess. Easy!