DIY Baby Nursery Pottery Barn (Penelope Theme)

Mommy Mia's DIY Nursery Art Décor Project 

Our Nursery Theme Pottery Barn Penelope 

Pottery Barn DIY Penelope Theme Art
DIY Baby Nursery Art 
Pottery Barn Penelope Theme

We wanted to decorate our nursery for our daughter, but we were on a budget.  Our theme was Penelope by Pottery Barn Kids.  I decided to take a stroll to Hobby Lobby and let my creative juices guide me as to how to make my own nursery décor for my daughter.  I wanted it to be cute, and also add a sentimental touch that would be meaningful to my daughter (hopefully) when she is older - assuming she will appreciate that I made it myself.  This is what I came up with. 

(Total Cost of DIY Art Nursery Project: about $20)

Nursery Art 1:

the "before" photo of DIY baby nursery artwork
the "after" photo of DIY baby nursery artwork

Nursery Art 2:

the "before" photo of DIY baby nursery artwork (art piece number 2)
the "after" photo of DIY baby nursery artwork (art piece number 2)

DIY Steps to Baby Nursery Art Decor:

Step 1:  Bought 2 of these frames from Hobby Lobby.  The frames had flowers pre-printed on it.

Bare frames from Hobby Lobby.

Step 2:  Found cute little cardboard animals/frogs cut-outs from Hobby Lobby that would match her nursery (her nursery theme is Penelope from Pottery Barn).

Little cardboard animals/frogs from Hobby Lobby.
Little cardboard animals/frogs
from Hobby Lobby.

Step 3:  Put together random pieces of scrap paper on a piece of cardboard using a glue stick and added the cardboard cut-outs using a hot glue gun.

Cardboard frog and butterfly cut outs glued to scrap paper.
Cardboard frog and butterfly cut outs glued to scrap paper.
Cardboard dog and fence cutouts glued to scrap paper.
Cardboard dog and fence cutouts glued to scrap paper.

Step 4:  Added my signature so my daughter can one day see how much her mama loved her even before she was born.

adding mom's signature
Added Mommy's signature
on picture number 1.
mommy's signature
Added mommy's signature
on picture number 2.


Final Result for DIY Penelope Picture Frames for Baby Nursery
Final Result for DIY Penelope Picture
Frames for Baby Nursery

We hung the pictures right next to her changing table.

Baby Nursery Pottery Barn Final Photo end result

Share your ideas for DIY Nursery Projects here by commenting below! I'd love to see/hear your ideas!

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  1. Your nursery is soo cute. Pottery barn is expensive! So I'm glad you figured out how to make your own cute frames! I'm having a hard time visualizing

    1. There is absolutely no way that we would have ever bought anything for baby (or probably even for ourselves) from Pottery Barn(so far out of our budget). We received all Pottery Barn gear as a baby gift from an extremely generous family member. We were very thankful, but keeping it actually bothered us a little because we both felt that the money could have gone towards something more practical - for instance, the high chair that we really needed but didn't get. The main reason that we kept the gift is because the best that we could have done was to get store credit from Pottery Barn (and since every single thing from Pottery Barn is so expensive anyways, we just decided to just keep it).

      I shop at Wal-Mart at least 4 times a week (it's right across the street from my house) - the Wal-Mart greeter lady is practically my friend. I'm a Wal-Mart mom (and a Target mom only when I'm feeling fancy!).

  2. a nursery since we live in a 1 bedroom apartment. I'm gonna have to figure something out!

    1. We lived in an apartment when Tessa was a baby, and it was way easier and more practical than as house as far as functionality goes (especially when our daughter was a newborn). This may not sound like a big deal and maybe I'm just lazy and out of shape, but it's a gigantic pain in the a** to walk down the stairs with a crying newborn every two hours to get a bottle, or to put my pumped breast milk in the freezer - this especially sucks in the middle of the night. We had to get a house because our dogs and baby had seriously taken over every square inch of our apartment and we were going crazy.

  3. That's what I figure too, that at least I won't have to go far for anything. We definitely need to purge here to make more space. I need to think vertical! There's also this cool site I just discovered and need to see if there are more nursery ideas. Hope you don't mind:

    1. I don't mind at all. That's a great website! I wish I would have had this for inspiration when I was putting together my daughter's!

      I read Real Simple magazine and they often have some great space-saving organization ideas!

  4. Color on the wall will influence the mood greatly. Color could accentuate or set the mood. You would probably want to have more tranquil, serene space, go for the light colors which actually serenade these feelings. Bold and energetic colors like bright red, or Orange aren’t conducive for that, take our word, go for the pale blues and greens for desired calming effect.

    1. Are you referring to my nursery colors, or to the Mommy Mia Monologues website color and design?


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