DIY Wood Flower Stick

Another DIY that is super fast, easy and cute! I love how this adds to the changing table! This took me a couple minutes and cost me almost nothing! What decoration do you have over your changing table?

What you need:

  • Wood Stick
  • Fake Flowers
  • Hot Glue

You start with your wood stick. Find one that you like and figure out how you want them arranged on the wood stick.


Once you figured it out, hot glue them on and you’re finished!


I added some more flowers on the left bottom branch later on, because I thought it looked a little blank. Using jute twine, I attached it to pins on top of the pallet wall.



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Nursery Room Curtain Holder DIY

For all my other curtains, I just took some jute twine and tied it around the curtain a couple times, but I couldn’t hold myself back to make a different one for our little cutie. It was really simple and totally adds to the room.

What you need:

  • Short Piece of Lace
  • Flowers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors


First, you measure how tight you want the holder to be around your curtain and cut it accordingly. Then you take your lace and arrange your flowers the way you like. I got my lace from Dollarama for $1.25 a roll.


Just hot glue the flowers on the lace and glue the back together. Put it over your curtain and you’re all done! Hope you liked it!


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DIY Nursery Elephant Wall Decor

IMG_3744.JPGI love this DIY, because I love how it looks like and it fits to either a boy or girl decor! That was my plus when we decided on being surprised on the gender. It took quiet some painting it out for me, because I did it freehand (AGAIN). I recommend using Letter Stickers, I’m sure it will be SO much quicker that way. Have fun!

What you need:

  • Wood Board (17 inch length, 16 1/4 inch width)
  • Chalk Paint
  • Elephant Template
  • Small Self-Leveling Hanger
  • Recommended, but not necessary: Letter Stickers from the Dollar Store

First off, I drew and cut out an elephant.



Then I traced it with chalk paint to have a boarder.


Then I took a black marker and wrote out the words. Here, you can use your letter stickers that will speed up the whole process. Just stick them where you want your letters to be.


Now it’s time to give your elephant the first coat. If you used the letters, you can just paint over everything and don’t have to work in between the little holes. See what I mean with being easier?


I went over it a second time just to give it a firmer look. If you’re using letter stickers, make sure to wait till the paint is all dry before you peel it off.


Then you just add the stars and moon by the top and give it a second top as well. Now you outline everything with a black marker to give it a cleaner look and you’re done!


Make sure to attach a small self-leveling hanger on the back so you can hang it up anywhere you like!




To see how I made the wood slice moon click here.

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DIY Nursery Moon Wall Decor

IMG_3747.jpgIt’s always exciting to choose the decor in your newborn’s room, especially if it’s your first baby! I know for us our budget wasn’t huge to spend on baby decor so I had to come up a way to make it look cozy without spending too much money. This DIY is actually way more easier than it looks (and I find it looks super cute). Also, I pretty much spend nothing to make it! So here’s how it’s done:

What you need:

  • Cereal Cardbox
  • Wood slices in different shapes and sizes
  • Black Paint/Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Stapler
  • Small Self-Leveling Hanger

First off, you draw out your moon shape on one half of the cardboard. Mine was 14 inch in length and 17 inch in width.


After that, you cut it out and trace it onto the other half of the cardboard.


Now, you just hot glue them on top of each other. This will make your background more sturdy. Then paint it all black.


After the paint has dried, you can take all your little wood slices and line them up on the moon shape. Play around a little bit and see what looks best. Then just hot glue them on.


Just turn the moon around and staple each slice a couple times onto the cardboard. This keeps the wood slices on there super tight and you don’t need to worry about them falling off.


Finally, hammer the small self-leveling hanger on the back and done you are!

Let me know what you think 🙂



To see how I did the Elephant Board click here.


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Burned Pallet Wall DIY


For this pallet wall, we were inspired from the post of the frosted petticoat. Her pallet wall is very similar and totally fits a neutral nursery room. This project barely cost us anything and adds such a nice touch to the room. We got the pallets off VarageSale (which were $2 each!) and the lacquer spray was $6 a spray bottle at Home Hardware. So really, no cost at all!

This DIY requires more of your hubby’s help if you’re not the building type!

Materials we needed for this project:

  • 2 Pallets
  • Bunsen Burner
  • Clear Lacquer Spray
  • Air compressor & Nails

And some tools for taking apart the pallets. My husband swore that this was the easiest way to take apart pallets using these tools:


What he did was; he took a block of wood, placed it on the pallet that he wanted to take apart and gave a few strong heaps at that.

IMG_1228.jpgThen, he took the saw and cut off the long nails. We left the nails in the pallets so it gives a more rustic look.


After taking apart 2 Pallets, he lined them up nicely in a row and started burning them with a bunsen burner.

Then, he applied two coats of lacquer spray so none of the ash will fall off.

If you like, you can finely sand the pallets after the first layer of lacquer spray which will make the spray adhere better. The only reason we didn’t do it was because we found out about it afterwards!


A week later honey had the time to attach it to the wall. The compressor and nails he used are seen on the picture below:


The only thing that was in the way of using the full pallets, was one small outlet which was very easy to cut out with a hand saw.



After that, the rest was easy. He was done in about half an hour!


And voila! There it is! A rustic background for your changing table 🙂

BTW: this can be used as a background for anything else as well 😉

If you want to see how we redid the changing table here.

Let me know what you think! What is your background for your changing table?



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Changing Table Makeover


In this tutorial I am going to show you how we restored our changing table. We purchased it for only $20 on Varage Sale including the changing pad and three different covers. Unfortunately, it was a dark changing table and we had decided on a gray/white nursery theme. The changing table was a pretty long process until we had it the way we liked it, but it turned out good at the end so that is what counts.

This is how it looked like before:


Pretty scuffed up, I guess it needed a paint job anyways! 😉

We (or let’s say my husband) started out sanding the paint off. This took quiet a while and after a few hours was this how far he got:


He spent a whole day sanding and didn’t even get half way through. Then he decided that there must be an easier (and cleaner!) way of getting the paint off and took google as his help. It showed how other people used a putty knife to scrape off the paint while it heating it with a heat gun. Well, we did not have a heat gun so off to the store he went.

Unfortunately, this method did not speed up the working process at all. It was a lot cleaner, but it gave off a burning smell and took the same time as sanding.

On the second Saturday when he worked on getting the paint layer off, we heard of a chalk paint that you can just paint over the paint not having to sand it off. Of course he was almost done sanding by the time we found out about this.

So off to the store he went again and got us some chalk paint. This was much easier (and cleaner!) than sanding the paint off and totally worth the $30! You can purchase the paint here.


We bought the lightest color they had, which was chiffon cream.

All that was left now was painting the changing table! I was even allowed to help with the painting part, since the paint does not have any odor and is baby safe! 🙂

This is how it looked like after the first layer:

IMG_1202We added another layer everywhere and then a third layer where it was needed.


I bought 6 cute little baskets which were 2 for $18. You can buy them right here.

What we spent on the changing table was $54 for the baskets, $20 for the changing table and $30 for the paint. In total that is $104.

Here is a similar changing table new for $213.99 without the baskets. Turns out that we paid a third and it looks just as good. Probably even better 😉



If you want to see how we made that awesome pallet wall click here.

Comment below what you think!



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