Thursday, March 5, 2015

Creating a Baby Corner on a Budget

The meaning of thrifty: (of a person or their behavior) using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully.

Wow! I can't believe it is Thursday already! And it is March! This month is flying by so fast. I was so surprised on Tuesday to wake up to snow! Where did that come from? I am always good at staying on top of the weather happenings but this one threw me off. It was a kind of an exciting discovery to find in the morning hours. Anyways, down to the knitty gritty!

For this post I thought it would be fun to focus on our sweet little bundles of joy! If you are either expecting or, like me, just recently had a baby this post is for you! My husband and I live in a small one bedroom apartment and will be here for a while. What can I say, we are poor college students trying to live within our means. So obviously we don't have a nursery, but that didn't stop me from doing a little "baby room" decorating. Our little guy has a nice little baby corner set up. If you live in a one bedroom don't despair.

I did a little Pinteresting and found some great ideas to create a baby corner for an alternative for a baby nursery. And I was able to do it for around $10! It is pretty simple looking so if your budget is a little more flexible you can do so much more.

Creating a Colorful Banner

The first thing you want to do is pick a color theme for your corner. I picked grey and yellow with an animal theme of owls. Then go to your local craft store and pick up about two different fat quarters of fabric. To make them into similar triangles I used a paper triangle as a guide. Make sure to leave enough fabric at the top to fold over and attach to the string. You can then fold the top over the string and sew it. I used some of the extra fabric to make little bows on the ends. Mine was nothing fancy but added just enough color to make my corner look nice.

Add a Picture

I just went to the D.I. and found some cheap picture frames. I painted it the color I needed and printed out my animal theme. I removed the back of the frame and carefully glued the picture to the glass. I hung it with some small nails.

Make Some Tissue Paper Pom Poms

These were actually a lot easier to make than I though they would be. The hardest part was trying to find the colors I needed. I searched everywhere for grey and yellow tissue paper but could not find the right colors. So I went with white, black, and off white tissue paper that I picked up at Walmart. Instead of trying to explain how to make these I will post a link on how to do it. 

These projects are pretty easy and not too time consuming. I did all of these in just a couple of hours, maybe less. But it make my little baby corner more inviting for baby and gave me some fun little projects to do while we I was waiting for his arrival.

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Questions for YOU!
What kind of theme are you doing for your new baby? Will you try any of these ideas? Dont forget to look on Pinterest for ideas! Please leave comments!


If you want some more decorating ideas you might want to read this!


  1. Love the owl picture. And, what a great idea to use pom poms - such a frugal and adorable addition. Thanks for sharing. Found you at Inspired Bloggers!

    1. Thank you for the comment! You never think that even the simplest bit of decor can give it just feel you are looking for!