For many parents or soon-to-be parents when they buy a new home, the most fun that they have personalizing that new home is in the kids’ rooms. They like to pick out themes and paint colors and bedding that are vibrant and display their child’s personality. New parents like to have the nursery ready long before they bring home their little bundle of joy. At Domain Homes, we build quality new homes in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, and Safety Harbor, but the new owners get to have all the fun and make the memories decorating and personalizing their new homes.
I know alot of parents who get their children involved in the decoration of their new home. What parent doesn’t have a collage of artwork and doodles on their fridge that their little Picasso created? Hey, it beats having them drawing on the walls, right? Here are four home decor ideas that you can do either with your kids or for them:
The photo on the left is pretty self-explanatory. Take a photo every month for one year of your baby in a diaper on a chair or other prop with a simple chalkboard in the background with their age written on it. After year one, your photo journal will be complete and will make an adorable keepsake.
Kid’s To Do List
Pick up a wooden door hanger from your local crafts store and let your little one go to town painting, glittering, or bedazzling it. Use stick on letters to put their name on the door hanger and, at the top, put “To Do” on the left side and “Done” on the right. Then paint about five standard clothespins. Be sure to use a lighter shade of paint so you can write different chores on the clothespins using a sharpie. Some chores may be daily while others are weekly. The idea is they all start on the left until they’re done, then your child can unclip them and move them over to the “Done” side.
Fun Ruler Growth Chart
This is great for those of you with young kids. Time goes by way too quickly. This is a great way to chart your child’s growth as time passes. This decoration/conversation piece looks so great that it doesn’t have to be hidden away in your kid’s room somewhere.
Melted Crayon Art
Help your little artist create a masterpiece with crayons and a blow dryer. Here’s what you’ll need for this project: canvas (your choice of size), crayons (your choice depending on the size of the canvas), a hot glue gun, and a hair/blow dryer. You’ll probably want to lay newspaper or an old blanket under the canvas in case the wax splatters. Sort the crayons however you like – a rainbow design is a popular choice – then glue the crayons to the top of the canvas using your hot glue gun. Some people opt to unwrap the crayons and cut them in half for a more natural look. Slant the canvas so that the wax will drip, then turn on the blow dryer concentrating on small sections at a time and gravity will do the rest.
Have you tried any of these in your home? Have some other good ideas to share? We would love to hear from you. Comment below or post a comment on our Facebook page.
Domain Homes is South Tampa’s fastest-growing new home builder and we are now also building in Pinellas. For more info, visit us online at www.DomainHomes.com or in person at our model home located at 6932 Duffy Lane in Tampa.
All photos used are from Pinterest.