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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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10 DIY baby nursery ideas for boys and girls

If you are getting ready for another baby, this is the perfect time to dream up inexpensive ways to freshen up a space for a new little person joining the family.  Here are a number of fun baby nursery ideas that you could do with very little cost!

DIY Baby Nursery Ideas



I love the idea of simply updating walls in the kids’ rooms with stencils rather than repainting the entire thing.  It keeps things simple and frugal.


Crib Skirt

A DIY no-sew crib skirt.  Now that’s what I’m talking about.

the best and easiest burp rags

Easy DIY Burp Cloths

Pick out your favorite fabrics and make these super easy burp cloths that last a really long time.

Framed Nursery Art

Framed Alphabet Art

Use the pages from an alphabet book to frame and hang on the wall.  You can also do this with pages of flower magazines, leaf prints etc.  Anything in a group always looks fancier than one image!


DIY Wingback Rocking Chair Ikea Hack

The most expensive, but more important piece of a nursery is the chair.  These beautiful upholstered rocking chairs can cost around $1,000.  Buy a Strandmon Wingback chair from IKEA for $279, get some rocker rails for a few dollars and you’ve saved a few hundred dollars.


Baby Book Personalized Letters

I searched high and low for the origin of this picture.  If you know where it came from, leave a comment below.  Buy a letter from the craft store and use a page from your favorite children’s book to be glued/Mod Poged on.  I did this over Christmas so check out the steps (it’s super easy).

DIY Bear Rug

DIY Faux Bear Rug for $6

This faux bear rug is cute, whimsical and perfect for a kid’s bedroom.  If it doesn’t look perfect your kid won’t even notice!

Elephant Doorstop


Elephant Doorstop

It can be a little scary to think about doorstops and babies going together.  This is one you don’t have to worry about harming your kids because it’s soft, fairly lightweight with no scary, blunt edges.

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Fabric Embroidery Hoop

Find scraps of cute fabric and put them in embroidery hoops which can be found for around $1 or less at the craft store.  This is a great way to brighten a room and add some interest to the walls.


DIY Baby Clothes Dividers

I’ve also seen tutorials for using old CDs to make these dividers.  What a great idea to keep organized.

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Top 10 DIY Baby Nursery Ideas