Super Cheap and Easy Art for the Nursery

Super easy and inexpensive DIY nursery wall art for $12

I can hardly wait to finish up the Bub’s nursery!  I’ve been working away in here for what feels like forever.  Today I’m sharing the art I made for next to nothing!

Last fall I finally decided on this crib set from Dwell Studios, called Transportation.  It was way more than I wanted to spend but so, so worth it.  It’s super cute.  More about that post here….choosing that bedding made me a little crazy.  Maybe a lot crazy.

Transporation themed nursery bedding for boys

Since then I’ve been working to pull the nursery together on a small teeny weeny budget.

Which is why I love this brainstorm!  I browsed Etsy and Pinterest for ideas for the wall based on the crib bedding.  There are lots of great pieces out there but I wasn’t really prepared to spend any more money.  Then I got the idea to attempt something on my own.  I can’t draw or do graphics or anything like that.

But I can photocopy!  Actually, I’m not sure about that either since I manage to jam the copier at work on a regular basis.  (Yes, colleagues, it was me!)  But what the heck!  I gathered up the bumper pad and ran it downstairs to the color photocopier.  It took a couple some a bunch of attempts to get things centered but I was finally able to get 6 photocopied pictures of sections of the bumper pad.

I had previously purchased a bunch of dollar store frames.  Can’t actually remember why.  I think I just like to buy frames. Anyhow….These were actually $2 each (welcome to dollar stores in Canada! Honestly, they should be called Two Dollar Stores.)

I framed up these babies and wound up with some super cute, super inexpensive art for Bubba’s room.  Total cost…$12!!

Super easy and inexpensive DIY nursery wall art for $12


How much am I loving my color photocopier right now?  Yup.  A whole lot!


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  1. I love this idea! The colors are great and they look fantastic against the walls in the white frames. Great job! Pinning it for the future 🙂

    Thanks so much for following The Thriftiness Miss too. GFC following you back now. Love the blog too btw.. Very cute!

  2. I aboslutely LOVE this idea!!! How adorable! I don't have children (one day, hopefully!) but this would be so cute for my office. Prints on the walls, and pillows on the day bed! So glad I found you through Somewhat Simple's linky party!!!!

  3. Stopping by from the link party–I love this solution! I would never have thought to do this (or that it would actually work!) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a fabulous idea!!!!! LOVE how they turned out!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you share tonight!

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