Babies are expensive – have you heard? I love to decorate but we try to live as inexpensively as we can around here (more on budgeting here) – so I got thrifty (and a TINY bit crafty) for my kids’ nurseries.

Best news? This DIY nursery art is super simple to pull off, even if you’re not a crafty person.

The lighting in these photos is terrible, but this should give you the idea!

MAKE YOUR OWN! Here’s how:

  1. Choose some simple shapes that match your nursery theme. I used an anchor and a boat for my son’s green and blue nautical room, and a heart for my daughter’s pale pink and cream “antique music” themed room.
  2. Choose two complementary styles of scrapbook paper from your local craft store. I recommend one solid color and one pattern.
  3. Choose your frames. This will determine the size of your cutouts.
  4. Cut your background paper to fit the frame.
  5. Sketch your design (Google images can be your helper if you need inspiration – or  if free drawing isn’t your thing, you could print out a picture and trace it!).
  6. Cut and paste!

* If you want to incorporate some of these cute little sayings into your design, you can head over to project nursery to find some free printables!

* For the middle picture in my son’s room, I just cut my chevron scrapbook paper down to letter size, loaded it in my printer, and then typed up the quote and printed it out.

Happy crafting!