Today I am highlighting a couple of items that I made for my kids’ bedroom. I was looking for ways to decorate their room without spending much, or anything, and here is what I came up with:
Kid’s Scribble Art:
My kids scribble and draw all the time. I have been looking for ways to display their “art,” and I have also been working on decorating their room, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. An easy (and practically free) way to do this is to display their “artwork” in gallery frames. You can group several together to make a statement, or display just one or two.
Here they are:
The one on the left was made by my 3 1/2 year-old, and the one on the right is by my 18 month-old. I held their hands and helped them “sign” their name at the bottom.
These gallery frames are from Pottery Barn (I had a gift card), but you can find them reasonably priced almost anywhere, such as Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels (Just saw them there for $9.99), etc. Or you can get a cheap frame and make your own mat using card stock. You can even use a fun pattern or a bright color.
I will probably hang these on the wall at some point, but for now I kinda like them propped up on their book shelf.
Cheap & Easy Letter Art:
As for my other project, it took 2 seconds and cost next to nothing. Ok, maybe a little longer than 2 seconds, but not by much! I bought these cardboard letters (each of my boys’ initials) at Jo-Ann Fabrics for a couple bucks each (they have them at Hobby Lobby too.) All I did was give them a coat of silver spray paint. It doesn’t get easier than that!
These are situated on top of their dresser on each side of the pinwheel art that I made.
(See earlier post for info about that.)
I’m still looking for creative ways to fill wall space in their room. Suggestions are welcome! They have a big blank wall behind their beds that I am working on next.