Budget-Friendly Artwork for the Nursery

We are making more progress with the nursery this week! I just ordered this adorable set of prints last night from Etsy (my mom gets the credit for finding these! thank you!).

Seller HopSkipJumpPaper has a sweet collection of baby- and kid-friendly prints up for sale at amazing prices. This set of two was only $24. Can't wait to receive them so I can go pick out frames!

While I am an admirer of art, I'm not in the position to spend a lot of money on pieces, especially for my baby's nursery. That's why I am obsessed with finding chic ways to dress up walls on the cheap! I learned a lot about that working on photo shoots and wanted to share a few great ideas with you today.

Book Pages
Some might think its blasphemy to rip illustrated pages out of a book and frame them. For me, I think it has to depend on the type of book and how much you spent on it. Golden Books are a childhood staple and cost-effective. How adorable are these framed pages from Baby Space in Australia? If you can't bring yourself to remove pages, make good-quality color copies instead, they'll look just as great!

Fabric-Wrapped Canvases
For awhile there, I was obsessed with wrapping blank artist canvases in scraps of fabric. If you know how to wrap a package, you can certainly wrap fabric around a canvas. I like to use a staple gun to secure the pieces on the back. Check out this great tutorial from Fiskars, they took it one step further and turned the canvas into an organizational center, adding, trim, hooks, photos and ribbon pockets!

Wallpaper or Wrapping Paper
I especially love to do this with a clip frame (that means it has to edges), that way the paper looks as if it is floating off the wall! After we were married and setting up our first apartment I had framed a gorgeous sheet of wrapping/decorative paper from Kate's Paperie and hung it above our bed. I loved that I only spent about $15! How great are these kid-friendly papers, also from Kate's Paperie?

We all love great artwork, but when our budgets won't allow it...do it yourself!

Happy Weekend!

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