7 Easy And Cute DIY Nursery Signs To Make

20 Creative DIY Plant Labels & Markers

7 Easy And Cute DIY Nursery Signs To Make

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Looking for some inspiration for DIY plant labels? Plant markers are quick and easy to make. Try repurposing everyday items pebbles, bamboo skewers, corks, containers, shells, cans and even broken terracotta pots. There are loads of creative ideas and I’ve rounded up 20 low cost and decorative options to inspire you to make your own DIY plant labels.

I use labels regularly even though I can identify most plants in my patch.

My husband, however … let’s just say (kindly) that he gets somewhat ‘confused’ when so many plants look similar in the garden!

This must be the explanation for why he brings in rosemary when I ask for basil (are these remotely similar??)

Plant labels are a must if you:

  • are growing food (and are reliant on family members to pick your produce)!
  • have UFOs (Unidentified Food Objects) in your garden.
  • are learning to identify plants or save seeds.
  • share an allotment.
  • grow perennial root crops ginger, turmeric or yakon and don’t want to accidentally dig them up.
  • want to avoid losing your bulbs every year!

Plant Labelling Tips and Techniques

1) What do you want the plant label to look ?

  • Do you prefer a decorative marker for a special plant that doubles as garden art?
  • Or just something functional and cheap? No fuss + no frills!

2) Do you need a temporary or permanent solution?

  • Is the label only needed for the short term? (e.g. if you are raising seeds, using indoors or just one season)
  • Or do you want it to last long term? (e.g. multiple seasons, outdoors, or for a particular species in your garden)

Short Term DIY Plant Label Solutions

These include wood (eventually breaks down) and metal (e.g. can lids will rust).

Try reusing old wire coat hangers, bamboo skewers, timber offcuts & stakes, chopsticks and wooden pegs.

Long Term DIY Plant Label Solutions

These include plastic, painted or sealed surfaces, china or clay, tiles, stone, concrete, laminated labels, glass, stainless steel or galvanised items. Try repurposing plastic containers, paint stirrers, smooth rocks and bricks/pavers.

Decorative Plant Labels and Markers

Add a personal touch to your garden with some of these creative ideas (they also make practical gifts):

1. Blackboard Paint and Chalk

These plant labels are long lasting and easily changed. You have plenty of scope for getting creative with this one.

If you want a surface you can write on and can’t find a blackboard paint, I’ve used a non-toxic acrylic matte black paint. It does the same job and is much cheaper! Sample pots are only a few dollars and are great for small projects this.

Blackboard paint pot labels – great for feature pots. There are plenty of eco-friendly paint options without the chemical ingredients in traditional products.

2. Hand Painted Rock Plant Labels

These are long lasting and there are so many creative options! Use a fine paint brush and acrylic non-toxic paint.

These cute markers are made with a little imagination & a stencil kit.

Here’s another stencil idea.

A simple stone and stencil marker.

This is a fun project for the kids too. Could keep them occupied for hours!

If you’re handy with a paint brush, pick up some pebbles at the beach and create some bright garden art.

These classy rock markers would make a great gift. Painted black with a packet of chalk, it’s a wonderfully easy DIY plant label gift idea for gardeners.

Colour co-ordinate for contrast … these black rock herb markers against the white pebbles.

Black on white is another version to try.

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3. Metal Spoon Markers

Whilst this takes a little more skill and you need a letter stamp kit, these stamped spoon plant markers are garden art in themselves! They are made using letter stamps. Check out the tutorial via Bunny Hill Blog.

Whilst these might take a little more time and effort to make, they add a decorative vintage look to your garden.

Add a whimsical touch to your veggie patch with a spoon plant marker.

See the tutorial below for how to make these decoupage vintage spoon markers.

 Recycled Spoon Garden Marker tutorial from Domestic Simplicity.

4. Decoupage a pot

Use paper, contact adhesive, magazine pictures or even the image from your seed packet.

Cut out lettering and glue to your pot.

Cheap and Cheerful DIY Plant Markers

Now for some free and low cost ideas you can make with all sorts of materials. These are all easily upcycled into plant labels.

5. Terracotta/Clay Pots and China

Sometimes pots and crockery break. Don’t despair! It may be an opportunity in disguise. I’m often upcycling broken pots in creative ways for my garden.

Add a label to the broken shards or whole plates/pots. Here are some creative ways to use them.

Made by gluing metal wire ‘stakes’ to the back. Then painted with acrylic outdoor paint & some rub on letters added & finally adhesive spray for staying power.

Simple & eco-friendly. With a marker, stencils or vinyl sticky letters just add the name of the plant on the broken pot piece & pop in the ground!

Up end a small pot & use a permanent marker to label. Easy!

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6. Glass Jar + Seed Packet Plant Labels

I save seeds from my garden. However, there’s nothing worse than having an incredibly high yielding food crop but not remembering where you sourced the seed or which variety it was! Here’s a neat solution.

One of the best ways to protect your seed packets with all the info you need to remember is to slide it over a stake and cover with a glass jar – plus it’s weatherproof!

7. Cork Plant Labels 

Save wine bottle corks, old mats or off cuts from cork tiles for repurposed plant labels these.

Doesn’t get simpler than this! Label cork and peg to the side of your pot.

Stick a labelled cork on the end of a bamboo skewer = a low-cost, eco-friendly option!

8. Tin or Plastic Lids as Plant Markers

Next time you open a can or container, save the lid. Here are some ways to reuse them to label your plants.

Made with coat hanger wire, lids, permanent marker and some decorative beads.

The letters on this label are stamped and coloured with permanent marker, then attached to a fork ‘stake’.

Make these stake markers by reusing lids and gluing images from your seed catalogue.

9. Corflute

This is the material real estate signs are made from. After use, the signs can be recycled into weatherproof plant markers. These are some I made with the kids at school.

We stapled the corflute to a timber stake and the students had great fun decorating it with sticky coloured contact, markers and buttons.

Here we cut out the letters from sheets of contact and hot glued buttons and chenille sticks to decorate with flowers.

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10. Print Plant Labels and Cover with Contact

Design your own labels on the computer, print off and cover in clear contact. Make sure it’s sealed well around the edges so the plant marker is waterproof.

These are a fun waterproof label for kids to help design and cut out. Secure to a peg ‘stake’!

11. Ceramic Tile Plant Labels

Use up old tiles to make weatherproof markers. Most tiling shops have a throw away bin with odds and ends. Or you may have some leftover from a renovation porject. Paint or stencil with plant names and pictures.

Painted sign on a ceramic tile.

12. Seed Packets and Popsicle Sticks

These plant markers provide you with all the plant information you need and are waterproof.

Seed packets covered in contact and glued onto paddlepop sticks

13. Popsicle Stick Stencilled Plant Markers

Cute and colourful, this is a fun project for school gardens and children to take ownership of their patch.

Great project for kids to make for their container garden or veggie patch using paint and stencil lettering.

14. Wooden Peg Markers

Pegs are so convenient to use and cheap. They are pegged easily onto seed raising trays and seedling pots.

Label pegs with permanent marker and decorate with old nailpolish.

15. Adhesive Aluminium Duct Tape

These labels are quick and easy to make. They may also be useful to ward off birds from eating your fruit.

To make these neat little markers, attach adhesive aluminium duct tape to a plastic knife ‘stake’ and engrave the plant name backwards on the reverse of the label with a pen. Then it will read correctly from the front!

16. Plastic Plant Labels

Recycle whatever materials you have access to. Milk and juice bottles or just about any plastic container with straight sides can be cut and used for labels. You can also use ice cream lids or even old plastic picnic cutlery. Just poke in the soil. Follow my tutorial to make your own labels from plastic bottles plus other money saving garden supplies.

I make labels by cutting the sides milk bottles and cutting a point in the end.

You can just as easily make your own tag by cutting strips from a plastic icecream lid; punching a hole and using a twist tie.

A simple painted plastic knife marker – easy way to repurpose picnic or party cutlery and save from landfill

17. Painted Wood Garden Signs

Reuse timber off cuts and use up leftover external paint to fashion some simple plant labels.

Hand painted timber sign and stake

Simple painted timber sign

How cute are these colourful wood markers for a family or kids veggie patch?

Wooden plant markers made with paint stirring sticks – brilliant!

18. Wooden Spoon Plant Markers

If your wooden spoons have seen better days or the handle breaks, find a new use outdoors as a plant label.

Labelled with a permanent marker – I ‘plant’ my broken wooden spoons in the garden so they are still useful

19. Twig and Pruned Brnch Labels

Prune some straight twigs or thin branches. Use a vegetable peeler or sharp knife to slice a flat surface. As the wood will decompose in the weather, use it as a temporary label.

Use a fine permanent marker on your twig label.

20. Sea Shell Labels

Save your shells and add a little creative flair. Cover with a clear gloss if you wish.

Decorative shell labels – glue onto a bamboo skewer or stick if you prefer

For identifying plants that I want to save seed from, I use a bamboo stake right next to the plant stalk. I tie my reusable label with string to the stake for easy identification.

Home Made ‘Save for Seed’ Labels – design your own on the computer, print off & laminate.

These last well outdoors when laminated.

Tips for DIY Plant Labels

All surface solution – One of the best tips I can share from personal experience is to use Chinagraph, wax or grease pencils. This is a little known secret in the horticulture and design industries. These wax pencils can be used on just about any surface including plastic, glass, stone and metal and come in a variety of colours. The brand I use is called Lumocolor.

I’ve found yellow and white are easily visible on black surfaces. Black or blue work well on pale coloured pots and terracotta. They’re cheap (especially if you buy from a wholesale art supplies store – cost me A$1.55 rather than the garden nursery – around A$3.95!) and they last a very long time, so are great value.

They work well on seed raising trays and flats and this is important because they are always wet. The other advantage is you can remove the label by rubbing with paper towel when you want to change it.

Permanent Marking.  I’ve tried using permanent markers outdoors but how long they last depends on your climate. Whilst they work well in dry situations (under cover or short term), it can be a struggle to stop them fading in strong sun or wet weather. Try coating with a clear spray varnish or a coat of clear nail varnish to seal the label.

Snap It. Keep a digital photo record of your plant labels that come with plants you buy.

Store them on your computer or print off and laminate for a permanent weatherproof plant label that won’t fade. A cheaper alternative is to buy a roll of sticky clear contact paper that you use to cover books with.

“Laminate” your plant labels both sides – just leave a good seal around the edges when cutting to size.

DIY Printable Plant Label Templates

Printable Herb labels

DIY Herb Labels

I hope these ideas helped inspire you with some cheap and decorative solutions for DIY plant labels. More plant marker inspiration in DIY Repurposed Garden Projects.  What’s your favourite plant label idea?

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34 DIY Nursery Decor Ideas

7 Easy And Cute DIY Nursery Signs To Make

Baby on the way? When you are expecting a child, nothing seems to be more fun than decorating the baby’s nursery. Boy or girl, blue or pink or green or yellow, we have the best DIY nursery decor ideas for you here.

Some of these DIY blogs that focus on baby decor are just so creative, I almost can’t stand it, and I really want to make every single one of these DIY ideas for the nursery.

Whether you are still expecting, need a gift idea for that special baby or already have a little one at home and just want to make some keepsakes for the room, you are sure to find the perfect little something to make with this list of 34 creative projects for the nursery.

1. DIY Birth Stat Chalkboard Wall Art

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This DIY wall decor idea for baby just could not be any cuter. What a brilliant idea by The DIY Village. Be sure to check out their site for lots more cool projects, there should be more than a few you will want to add to that “must make next” list.

2. DIY Rustic Nursery Decor

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Just because you planned a minimalist nursery without too much color does not mean rustic has to be boring. Learn how to make this welcoming wall art for baby and hang it right over the crib.

A keepsake sign your child can enjoy for many, many years to come, this idea is one of my favorite DIY nursery decor ideas.

CadenLane shows you exactly how this one is done with an easy to follow step by step tutorial.

4. DIY Cloud Garland

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Sure, you can hang a mobile over the crib, but clouds might be cooler. Both could even look amazing together. Learn how to make these dreamy, soft clouds for baby to look at when he or she wakes up, and you add an adorable decor idea for the nursery wall, too.

5. DIY Baby Mobile

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I always say some of the simplest ideas are cutest when it comes to crafts, and this ribbon mobile definitely falls into that category. All you need are some pretty ribbon pieces that hang tied around a circle hoop, then place that right over the crib or changing table so that both you and baby can admire it.

30+ DIY Ideas & Tutorials for a Cute Baby Room

7 Easy And Cute DIY Nursery Signs To Make

Designing and decorating a baby room is really an exciting and enjoyable project and a fascinating and fun way to put your creativeness into good use in a relatively small space. You can decorate a newborn baby room in a wide variety of different ways depending on your preferences. A baby room can be made to look a magical place with a little bit of your imagination and handiwork.

In this article we have collected more a lot of awesome DIY ideas & tutorials for your inspiration to design your own bedroom for your beloved little ones.

Whether you’re creating adorable wall art, making your own mobile, or making custom pom-pom rugs, shelves or basket for storage, the possibilities for a well-designed and dreamy baby room are surprisingly endless in this post.

Take time to browse through them and please drop a note if you any.

DIY Shag Rag Rug

See more beautiful photos of this adorable baby girl’s room from projectnursery, and See how to make your own shag rag rug here.

Scentsy Core Warmer

Perfect little nightlight for little girls’ bedrooms. See more beautiful photos of this adorable girl’s room from thehouseofsmiths.

Source: http://notedlist.com/diy-ideas-tutorials-for-baby-room/

7 Easy And Cute DIY Nursery Signs To Make

7 Easy And Cute DIY Nursery Signs To Make

If you are waiting for a little miracle in your family and are decorating a nursery for your kid or kids, you may want not only proper furniture but also some decor. What can be cuter than highlighting the sleeping zone with some artworks and signs? If you are interested in artworks, head over here, and if you want some signs, let’s take a look at these DIYs.

This fun little sign is a fun idea since it’s so easily customizable! You can do the same concept with different home states, countries, or perhaps even just hometowns within the same state.

And, though I’m so partial to the hot air balloon (it’s too cute!), you could also do a different image as the “mode of travel” – a boat, a plane, a car, maybe even an RV or Air Stream if you’re a family who s to take road trips! This is more of an inspiration piece for you to get an idea and run with it!

DIY wooden sign with a name and images (via theamericanpatriette.com)

Decorating with natural wood elements can really add farmhouse style to your home. Make a personalized nursery wood slice name sign to give my nursery a bit of farmhouse character.

The combination of antique and white wax really transforms the whole sign and it looks super cute and girlish, ideal for your sweet little girl’s room.

DIY nursery wood sign of a wood slice and with fake blooms (via www.makingjoyandprettythings.com)

Create this rustic basswood nursery sign for your won nursery or for some friends or relatives. The author of this sign was praying for a long time to get a baby and when finally it worked, he was super happy. But you can literally personalize this project with any saying you .

It would be sweet to use a baby’s name and birth information too. To display this nursery sign, all you need to do is place it in a stand or drill a hole in the back and hang it from a nail in the wall.

DIY hand lettered basswood nursery sign (via www.amylattacreations.

com)

This is a gorgeous and stylish sign, which can be customized for basically any kids’ room or nursery.

It’s a buffalo sign with a blush monogram that means the name of the girl but you can change the colors and letter personalizing sign for your nursery.

So this piece will be proper for many nurseries, and it will bring a sweet farmhouse to the space.

DIY buffalo check nursery sign with a monogram (via lydioutloud.com)

String art pieces are extremely popular now and making a string art name sign for your nursery is a very cool and catchy idea to go for, it will fit actually any style. It requires hammering and some skill on working with yarn but it looks really wow, especially if you take bright threads. Amazing!

DIY nursery string art in bright colors (via justalittlediy.com)

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to create one of those popular rustic wood signs, you’ve come to the right spot! Here’s a simple and inexpensive DIY for you, no tools required! Of course, we are loving these large wood signs over the crib, but they are great for any part of your home or office decor! Just pick your favorite sayings, make a quick trip to Lowes, and get your painting pants on – it’s time to DIY! The total project took less than 2 hours total and it makes a great statement piece for the nursery.

large DIY nursery sign for a rustic space (via cadenlane.com)

The phrase “you are our greatest adventure” inspires you to be adventurous but also hints to the excitement that we feel about having our first child! This is a plywood sign with a quote and it will fit most of nurseries and decor styles. So cool!

DIY plywood sign with paints for every nursery (via www.charlestoncrafted.com)

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20 Best Baby Room Ideas – Nursery Design, Organization, and Storage Tips

7 Easy And Cute DIY Nursery Signs To Make

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Looking for genius baby room ideas—specifically ones that are as creative and cute as they are helpful? We've got you covered.

Whether you have space to spare or are looking to get scrappy with just a few square feet in a small home, you'll want to try these brilliant ideas for baby bedroom decor, baby room storage, baby room organization and other pre-baby preparation essentials.

Bringing your baby home will take up enough of your headspace as is; the last thing you'll want is for home décor to be an item on your already long to-do list.

Of course, when it comes to decorating your baby room, the first element you should pay attention to is safety.

Our ideas take that into account, incorporating well-known best practices with expert-led tutorials and projects.

What matters far more than stocking the room with lovely picture frames, after all, is making sure that the door latches are covered and the rest of the room is baby-proofed properly.

But your concern for your baby's well-being doesn't stop at the entrance to the baby room, and neither do our ideas.

Here, we've also included tons of ideas for showering the rest of your home with baby-proofed items, from fridge organization tips to laundry room storage ideas.

With our best advice, getting your home in tip-top shape won't be a headache, but another joy that comes with welcoming a child.

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Make a Door Latch Cover

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Stock an Extra Changing Station

This clear changing attachment allows you to see when supplies are running low. Fasten it to living room or kitchen furniture to prevent running up and down the stairs throughout the day.

Get the tutorial at My Sweet Nest.

SHOP CLEAR DIAPER HOLDERS

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Craft a Crib Bumper

This colorful, DIY cushion is ideal for protecting little ones. Customize the piece by choosing a pattern in hues that complement your nursery decor.

Get the tutorial at Vanilla Joy.

SHOP QUILTING FABRIC

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Mount Everything

Try mounting items or accessories you'll use regularly—this blogger used wood from an old project and clothespins to hang all of her daughter's headbands for a simple, rustic display.

Get the tutorial at Live A Little Wilder.

SHOP CLOTHESPINS

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Make a Growth Chart

Trust us: Your baby will grow quicker than a weed. Install a chart in their room to track his or her height, this adorable, rustic arrow for a little boy's room.

See more at Fawn Over Baby.

SHOP GROWTH CHARTS

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Set up a Diaper Station

Repurpose a kitchen cart as a storage area for all of your diaper-changing needs, neatly arranging all of her wipes, diapers, toiletries, and burp cloths for easy access.

See more at Hello Baby Brown.

SHOP TIERED CARTS

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Transform a Dresser

Amp up your little one's dresser with a bit of paint—no sanding or taping required for this DIY project! Try doing an ombre pattern on the shelving in the color of your choice.

Get the tutorial at Project Nursery.

SHOP CHALK PAINT

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Design for the Future

One day your baby will grow into a teenager, so design the room to grow with her. The pom-pom trimmed curtains, beaded chandelier, and antique rug in this Tennessee home's nursery are all features that can follow this gal into her teen years.

SHOP WALL DECALS

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Hang a Mobile

Give your new arrival something sweet and personal to coo over and contemplate, by making your own mobile to hang over the crib. This cloud-and-raindrop version couldn't be cuter.

Get the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.

SHOP CLOUD STENCILS

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Paint the Nursery

Even if you don't intend to go all out with a theme, you'll probably want to give your baby's new room a fresh coat of paint. Pick a color in keeping with traditions for your new baby's gender, or go with a gender-neutral approach.

See more tips on choosing the right shades at Pottery Barn Kids.

SHOP WALL DECALS

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Decorate the Baby's Room

In addition to a fresh coat of paint, give the baby's room some soothing decorative touches. There's no reason to bring in a ton of over-the-top characters and colors into the space (unless you want to). For a subtler but still ever so sweet touch, try DIY bunting in colors that match your nursery's look.

Get the tutorial at Vanilla Bean Diaries.

SHOP FABRIC BUNTING

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Maximize Storage

Even if you have a large house, you'll ly be looking for convenient storage near baby, so you won't have to go far for anything you need – especially during those first long, tired nights and days. A low-profile plastic storage tub concealed behind a crib skirt gives you access to newborn necessities at the ready, any time.

See more hidden storage ideas at A Lovely Lark.

SHOP UNDER-BED STORAGE

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Prepare the Changing Table Essentials

Put the diapers and wipes adjacent to the changing table – just where you'll need them right away. Keep everything tidy and attractive with a sweet storage solution, this wicker basket diaper caddy.

SHOP DIAPER CADDIES

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Maximize Garage Space

Those days of hodgepodge boxes and haphazard stacking in the garage are over. When you bring home your little one, you'll probably be shopping and buying in bulk for necessities diapers. Make space for your family's new warehousing needs by organizing that garage ahead of the big arrival.

Here's how to get started.

SHOP DIAPER CADDIES

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Rethink Rooms

As you make way for a nursery, you may be consolidating some rooms in the house. (And, you may be kissing such luxuries as a private home office goodbye.) Make the most of space by turning various rooms into a single revamped multifunction space, this delightful playroom-office combo.

See more at Lookie Boo.

SHOP WHITE WOODEN LETTERS

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Prepare Baby's Closet

Your baby already may have more clothes than you do, thanks to generous shower gifts from excited friends and family. Keep everything organized with this simple DIY for closet dividers by size.

Get the tutorial at Under the Sycamore.

SHOP SCRAPBOOKING PAPER

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Organize the Freezer

When the baby comes, your loved ones will probably want to help out by swinging by with a ton of pre-cooked meals to sustain you in those hectic early days.

And when you do have the time to cook, you may want to do it in bulk to save time and energy for days after.

Accommodate that onslaught of frozen foods by overhauling the freezer in advance, first doing a thorough purge, and then organizing the space using plastic bins.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Organizing.

SHOP FRIDGE ORGANIZERS

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Babyproof Everything

In your quest to make your home safe for the new baby, you may come across a ton of unattractive but essential gizmos and gadgets. Inject a little style to the process when possible— with this door latch catcher.

SHOP DOOR CATCHES

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Get the Laundry Room Ready

A new addition means you'll feel you're doing laundry nonstop. To prepare, get that laundry room or area in fighting shape, with a smart and attractive organizing strategy this DIY pegboard system project.

Get the tutorial at Posh Space.

SHOP WOODEN PEG BOARDS

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Prep for Paperwork

After baby arrives, you might be too tired (and, okay, a bit too overwhelmed) to organize the key paperwork. Make sure that you keep track of important documents your new one's birth certificate, social security card, and immunization information by preparing a file in advance, meant for organizing exactly those things.

Get the tutorial at Unoriginal Mom.

SHOP PATTERNED FILE FOLDERS

Source: https://www.countryliving.com/home-maintenance/organization/advice/g1720/baby-room-decor/