Monday, April 11, 2011


Alphabet decor is a great way to teach and reinforce the ABC's to your little one, and it is oh-so-cute as well!

Name Your Design has mod alphabet wall art such as the two above.

The above custom ABC art is from Trendy Peas.

Or, for a DIY alternative, try this Alphabet Art project from Design Mom made from an alphabet stencil and fabric scraps:

I think this is such a cute idea as well.... hang alphabet cards as if they were hung on a clothesline:


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Children's Book Storage

I have so many books for my little one and I'm having a problem with figuring out the best way to store them so that they are readily accessible to him once he is a little older and can look at them himself.  We have a house on the smaller side so space is a concern as well.  Here are some options I have found in my search:

Land of Nod has this nice bookcase that doesn't appear to take up too much room, plus I like the fact that the books can be stored facing out so that my little man could see them better.

Jonti-Craft has a big selection of both one-sided and two-sided book stands such as the one shown above.

R-Wire Works has this creative cat book stand, plus a dog one, as well as boy and girl book stands.

Gressco sells this super cute elephant book display, plus they also have something similar in a crocodile.

Also from Land of Nod, these shelves are very sleek and clean-lined and would look great in a more modern nursery.  They also look to be a fairly easy DIY project for a crafty woodworking person.

Again, from Land of Nod, this one is probably my favorite.  I'm going to see if hubby can build book bins similar to this (but longer) in little man's room.  Will keep you all updated on the project :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

DIY Wall Art Projects

If you are looking for ways to save money in the nursery or just want to create some unique pieces for the  nursery, here are some fun DIY wall art projects:

Learn to make these cute collages here.  The link includes templates for the owl and the elephant, but you don't really have to use a template... the possibilities are endless with a little imagination!

Chalkboard paint is a great way to incorporate your children in creating their own masterpieces for the wall.

I love the idea of framing pages from classic children's stories:

You can also try making your own letters from scrap booking paper and cardboard or heavy card stock:

DIY instructions for this found  here.