Your kids are the most important people in your life, so why not show them just how much you love them by making or building things that will put a smile on their face, and in turn put a smile on yours? Here are twelve DIY kids’ room ideas for making a space both you and your little ones will love.
1. A Canopy
A DIY canopy hung from a branch over a child’s bed can be easily mounted with a salvaged branch, two chains hung from a couple of hooks, and a simple curtain. Drape it around the bed to create a cozy nook. After you wash it, let the curtain air dry for a more lived-in look.
2. A Bear Rug
Make a homemade bear rug for your little guys and gals for less than $10! You’ll need thread and a needle, a couple yards of faux fur fabric, an upholstery button kit, black felt for the eyes and nose, knit fabric for the muzzle and ears, and fluff from an old pillow for stuffing.
3. A Growth Chart
Growth charts are a classic staple to any child’s room. Kids love to see if they’ve grown since the last time you measured them, and it’s one of the best DIY kids’ room ideas that also encourages them to eat their fruits and vegetables and keep growing! A giant wooden ruler is an easy option.
4. Wall Hooks
When it comes to great DIY kids’ room ideas, wall hooks become a natural necessity when there isn’t a lot of floor space. A fun wall hook idea is to use toy animals, cutting them in half and sticking them to a piece of wood, painted or left natural. You could also paint the animals in fun colors to brighten up the space even more.
5. A Cactus Stool
You’re going to need green fabric, a plastic planter, cushion foam, a sewing machine, felt, and embroidery thread. Follow the easy tutorial and you’ll end up with a comfy – and fun – chair for your kiddos. They’ll love being able to sit on top of a cactus without any prickles.
6. Candy Art
The only way to make candy last is to make it inedible. Preserve candy by putting it in a frame. Framed candy adds color and creativity to any space, and all you have to do is buy a few different varieties of candy and put them into some inexpensive frames.
7. A Teepee
Teepees are popular right now, yet they can be expensive and it’s hard to find the right one to fit your space. A great DIY kids’ room idea is to make one yourself — in less than an hour and for less than $60. You’ll need dowels, rope, a canvas drop cloth, screws and washers, a pair of scissors, a lighter, and a drill.
8. An Ice Cream Cart
Turn a cardboard box into an ice cream cart and turn all of your kid’s dreams into reality. Think paper ice cream cones, pretend ice cream sandwiches, and felt popsicles. Using colored poster board, Styrofoam balls, craft paint, and wood beads, you can make something that will be well loved and well used.
9. A Toddler House Bed
Make the transition to a toddler bed from a crib a family affair – while still creating something that will be safe and low to the ground. Not to mention the whole project could cost less than $50 in lumber and become a family heirloom that’s treasured for years to come.
10. A Toy Box
Every kid needs a toy box, just like every parent needs a place to hide and organize all their kids’ toys. A toy box made with wooden crates, cushioned tops for a comfy seat, and casters allows you to save space, gives you more seating area, and helps organize your child’s things.
11. A Pretend Campfire
A pretend campfire is a great way to bring the outdoors inside while also creating a place to read bedtime stories as a family. All you’ll be missing are the marshmallows! You’ll need some fabrics that resemble bark, flames, rocks, and dirt, along with foam, cotton stuffing, and plastic board.
12. Chalkboard Wall
One of the easiest DIY kids’ room ideas of all – painting a wall (or walls!) of your little’s room with chalkboard paint! They’ll love being able to color on the walls, and you’ll love being able to watch their creative juices flow, followed by an easy clean up. It’s a win/win for the whole family!