Think making a wooden toy is too tough for you? Think again. Kids in middle school tackle woodworking in shop class, so you can do it, too. Not only are homemade wooden toys gifts from the heart, they're also better for the planet since wood is a natural, renewable resource. Ready to try your hand at this DIY? Here are over 100 wooden toys almost anyone can make.
Good news! It is easier than it’s ever been to find high quality, eco-friendly, non-toxic gifts for kids. These are toys that you can really feel good about because they're often handmade from sustainable materials – plus they teach kids that it’s important to think about what you bring into your home. And they're really cool and totally fun. Who wouldn’t want a wooden stacking volcano? Or a Pterodactyl push toy? We wish we had a Chinese dim sum felt playset when we were kids! Kids got it made these days, don’t you think? We found 101 eco-friendly gifts for kids that will make this holiday season better for you, the kids, and this lovely planet that we live on!
It's inevitable. Your baby will grow up. And when she does, all the loving details you put into the nursery will become stale and your little one will desperately want to become a big one with a room to reflect that. Once your child hits that point you'll certainly have to transition to a new bed (no more crib!), but you don't need to start from scratch to create an awesome bedroom. With a wee bit of paint, you can make a striking visual impact (nursery no more!). Here are 8 easy ways paint can transform a kid's room.
Updating an old crib with a fresh coat of paint is a super popular DIY when a new baby's on the way. But, it can look like a daunting task for the novice painter. But, believe us, with a little guidance and the right products it's a project anyone can successfully execute. We've walked tons of customers through it! We don't always get to see pictures of the final product, but we sure love it when we do. Today we're sharing a customer's perfectly painted crib. This homemade crib looks outstanding, and the high-quality work that went into it is immediately apparent. To be fully transparent, they're professionals, but that means their tips are that much more helpful. Enjoy!
Pink may be a classic baby nursery color, but that doesn't mean it has to look dated. Esther from Buy Modern Baby proves it in this month's nursery design mood board based on Lullaby Paints in Softest Pink.
Luckily, when we were kids, there was no internet and no way to see the infinite amount of ways a kid's room could be decorated. (Although, it's not like kids spend hours a day on Pinterest drooling over amazing spaces, right?) Anyway, previously we had searched for the most over-the-top nurseries we could find and we felt it was time to hunt down the most over-the-top kid's rooms we could find. The internet did not let us down. Today, check out these absolutely unbelievable kid's rooms and then enter our giveaway – $200 for Lullaby Paints to start creating your dream spaces!
There's a reason that vintage pieces are still so incredibly popular – they have a style and craftsmanship that some people think is missing from contemporary design. There's also a charming naivete to older books, posters, and toys. It was a simpler time and the days passed at a slower pace. Are you a fan of the vintage aesthetic, but you worry your space might end up looking like an antique shop? Finding the perfect balance between new and old isn’t as hard as you might think. Here are a few tips and ideas for designing a vintage themed nursery that isn’t dated, so you can have the best of today’s world with all of the charms of the past.
Did you know that indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside (even in urban areas)? Or that a few years ago, Greenguard Environmental Institute and Good Morning America set up a nursery with a new crib, changing table, rocker and decor and then tested the air to see what kind of indoor air pollution a new baby might be exposed to and they discovered the air in their nursery contained 300 different chemicals—compared to just two right outside the window?! October is National Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Month, so today we're sharing 5 essentials for nursery IAQ. Help your baby breathe easy and protect the health of your family!
What’s furry, fuzzy, never ferocious, fantastic, and fiercely adorable? Monsters in the nursery of course! Monsters can be any size, shape, and color, so the sky's the limit when using them as the theme for your child's room. And think of all the fun your kids can have growing up with these benign beasts. They could make up stories about them and give them all fun names. The monsters could even be nighttime protectors when they get a little scared! We found some great examples of fun monster inspired nurseries and kids’ rooms, so you can start planning a room for your little monster today!
In an effort to find new, creative people to follow on Instagram, we recently searched the hashtag #nurserydesign. Tons of beautiful photos popped up, but one thing many of them had in common was their color palette: black and white. At first thought it seems like a stark concept for a nursery, but we adored every photo we saw. If it's executed well, it's truly divine and relaxing. Coincidentally, we had challenged Esther from Buy Modern Baby to create a nursery based on our cool, gray Frosted Veil paint and she ended up making a spot-on trendy, modern black, white & gold nursery design. Check it out!