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H&G It Yourself: Add these easy nursery DIY projects to your list this year

From beautiful baby mobiles to simple painting projects, these are great gifts or additions to your nursery

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By Alyxandra Carolus | February 16, 2023 | Diy

If you’re expecting a bundle of joy this year, the nursery is one space that requires a lot of thought when it comes to both layout and decor. As your child grows up, there will multiple ways you’ll use the room as it evolves with you and your baby’s needs. But as you’re nesting and getting the room together, it’s a great opportunity to tackle those DIY projects you may have had on your list.

Alternatively, if you’ve been looking for activities to do at a baby shower or just want to help the parents to decorate their room - we’ve found a few projects that can be done pretty easily.

Make a nursery mobile

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More than just a decor item, crib mobiles are actually visually stimulating for your little ones and are a great DIY project. The best part is that they are really versatile when it comes to make your own kind. You can customise them in multiple ways, from the design to the materials used. Choose from paper to felt or handmade wool tassels - the options are endless.

Get creative with colour and shapes

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There’s a clear trend for more muted tones in nurseries, but colour is important for early childhood development. So be sure to add some bright tones to a room so your little one can start learning about colours. If you’re wanting to play around with colour, check out the rainbow wall decor item in the TikTok above or the hot balloon wall decor below:

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Dive into wall art and more

Finally, there’s nothing easier than making a huge poster for a nursery space and this could be an activity done at a baby shower. It’s one way to memoralise all the people who celebrated your bundle of joy and have it framed somewhere special. Check out the poster project above, along with a fun lampshade DIY that can work for any room.