From Carboard Kid Campers to DIY Tent Bedding

By: Jana Pijak - Oct 16, 2015
These examples of crafty children's decor range from cardboard kid campers to DIY tent bedding. In recent years, children's furniture retailers like Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod have introduced a myriad of covetable products that draw inspiration from adult styles. While these home decor items are aesthetically pleasing and functional, they can often break the bank.

Appealing to creative and budget-conscious parents, these DIY children's decor projects find ways to reuse old toys, cardboard boxes and other inexpensive materials. Standouts include a geodesic dome playhouse tutorial -- created by crafting blog Hannah and Lily -- that uses cardboard and tape to create a makeshift fort that kids will love.

Other favorites include dinosaur-themed examples that use inexpensive rubber toys to create 3D art frames, decorative storage boxes and even lighting accessories that are more unique and affordable than store-bought items.