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We’ve had the same nursery decor for five years now. When I was pregnant with LA we decided to do a gender neutral theme because we knew we wanted more children. I’ve always been a big fan of Disney. When my oldest son was born 19 years ago he had a Winnie the Pooh nursery. When I was pregnant with LA I decided, again, on Winnie the Pooh. We painted the walls yellow and went with all Pooh bedding and decor. Since having LA we’ve had two little girls and updating our nursery was well overdue! It needed to be a bit more girlie!
I wanted to update the nursery, but I didn’t want to put a lot of money into it right now. I wanted simple changes that would make an impact. One of my favorite ways to update any room is to select a focus point and base all other decor on that one thing. With the nursery I thought the easiest thing to do would be to pick a new crib bedding set and go from there. One of my favorite places to shop when I’m looking to save money is Walmart so I went to our local store to see what I could find. Of course, it had to be a Disney Baby set and I’m so thankful Walmart carries Disney Baby! 😉
Our nursery actually has become a room two little girls share. Addy and Annie are both in the nursery: Annie in a crib, Addy in a toddler bed. I wanted to make the room into something they would love: something girly but also something that would feature characters they love. I was excited to see what I could find at Walmart.
It didn’t take long for me to spot exactly what I was looking for! It was an Ariel 3-piece crib bedding set with AMAZING colors that I would tie into the room in so many ways! The set comes with the comforter, a fitted crib sheet and the dust ruffle.
This set is everything I wanted: girlie with the pinks and flowers, and fun with a character Addy loves (and I’m sure Annie will, too, when she’s a bit older!)! It is perfect! Updating our nursery just got much more fun!
I love that Flounder is all fuzzy and soft on this comforter from the set! It’s a great addition to an awesome blanket! It also tied in the yellow paint already on our walls making this update easy without having to paint! 😉 I was thrilled I found this set to be the focal point in the room. I also took a look around to see what other products they had to match to get my brain going on ways I could add to the room’s decor.
I found the matching receiving blankets and thought of a few ways I would turn them into wall art to help in updating our nursery. It’s really simple to take something like a receiving blanket and make wall art to match the bedding set! Take a look at what I made:
2 – 8 x 10 Blank Canvas
1 – Glitter Foam Sheet
1 – 2 Receiving Blankets (depends on what print(s) you want)
1 – Fabric Glue
1 – Glitter Glue
2 – Foam Stick-On Letters (if personalizing)
- Place the canvas on the back of the receiving blanket and cut approximately 1 1/2 inches around the canvas.
- Place glue on one side at a time on the back of the canvas and pull the fabric over tightly.
- The corners can be handled a few different ways: you can cut an angle at each corner and then tuck them under the next side before you start or you can fold it like you are wrapping a box with wrapping paper.
- Cut the foam paper into 2″ strips and attach one strip to the bottom using the fabric glue.
- Attach the stick-on letter and decorate as desired with the glitter glue.
- Hang on the wall and enjoy your new wall art!
It really looks great with the crib bedding set! I love that we decided on this set as our focus in the room!
I wanted to add something more with the second print that came with the set of receiving blankets. The second print is exactly the same as the crib sheet so I definitely wanted to create something fun! I decided on creating a super-easy DIY mermaid tail to put on the shelf in the girls’ room!
1 – Cardboard Box
1 – Receiving Blanket
1 – Fabric Glue
- Free-hand a mermaid tail on the cardboard – this is easier than it sounds! Just look up a picture and copy the lines. I’m no artist – far from it – and I did okay with this! 🙂
- Cut out the mermaid tail.
- Trace approximately 1/2″ – 3/4″ around the cardboard cut-out on the back of the receiving blanket.
- Cut out the shape on the blanket.
- Place glue around the back of the mermaid tail and pull the fabric tightly around the edges. When around the corners cut a small slit in the fabric to pull it over easier and to keep it straight.
- You can add a wall hanger to the back or you can just place it on the shelf like we did! Enjoy!
I was thrilled with our choice in the Ariel crib bedding set. The colors gave our nursery the update we wanted and we had fun making these small DIY changes to really give the room a more girly feel! Even Annie loves her Ariel! 😉
I’ve shown you my DIY wall art based on our new Disney Baby crib bedding. What DIY ideas do you have to update the nursery?