DIY Rainbow nursery wall decor with old cardboards

Make this super simple and pretty DIY rainbow nursery wall decor with old cardboards and adorn your baby’s nursery. A great summer activity for kids too!

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Hello guys! How are you? I really miss blogging and crafting like before – the before as in simple crafts, crafts that could be added as decor element to homes. But never mind I think I am getting back on track 😀 Well most of you must know that I have a 3 year old daughter – Grace and she is going to go to school – from tomorrow!! Cant believe she has grown so much! We in India, we don’t have a separate room generally for the kids to play like the nursery rooms maintained in homes abroad. I have tried a lot to get her to play in a separate room so that my living room is devoid of the huge mess when I get back from office but when you are an office going mom, I guess you have to sacrifice somethings right? But anyways I thought maybe its because she doesn’t find her room pretty enough. So we went to solve the problem and here we are – with a pretty DIY rainbow nursery wall decor with old cardboards 🙂

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Materials required to make DIY rainbow nursery wall decor :

  • Old cardboard boxes/sheets
  • Pen/pencil, paper knives
  • Acrylic paints in rainbow shades
  • White paint
  • Markers etc
  • Double sided tape
  • How to make DIY rainbow nursery wall decor

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Before I start, I did not make this to perfection as I let my daughter do all the painting. I think she might have an extra affection towards her work if she did it all by her own plus she does paint great ! I started off by cutting out a rainbow shape from a cardboard sheet I had. For the circular shape, tie a pen/marker on a twine and use it as a compass. If your cardboard is not big enough, its okay – there is no compulsion that the rainbow should be exactly semicircular shape. See mine is like a quarter shaped or so !

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Mark the borders form your rainbow shades and let your child paint or you can paint yourself 😉 I used the acrylic colors from fevicryl and I didn’t have all the rainbow shades so I just skipped a few but it still looks like rainbow 😀

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The rainbow has a finish only with pretty clouds so I cut out random cloud shapes, to fit at both ends of the rainbow and painted them with white. I used white gesso from camlin for this as its more opaque and gives matte finish but you can use any white paint available with  you. I drew pretty eyes and eyelashes too with acrylic paints and a little blush on the cheeks with itsybitsy chalkpaints which seems to be non existent in the pic 🙂

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Grace was super happy and she wanted to stick them on her nursery wall right away but till they dried, we continued our photoshoot 😛

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And we finally put it up on her nursery wall. We already have a DIY tent ( oops I never posted the tutorial right?) at the corner of the room so placed the rainbow somewhere near to it. Yeah the wall is already filled with decals 😛

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The happy girl spends some considerate amount of time in her newly decorated place and I promised her that I would revamp the DIY tent. Any suggestion for online fabric stores with cute fabrics? Are you a mom trying your hand at nursery decoration/setup? Hope you liked this DIY rainbow nursery wall decor with old cardboards and do Tag along to see more nursery decor projects 🙂

xoxo Angela

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9 Comments

    1. We often sit together and make stuff but most of the times I hardly get to click photos! But this one we totally loved especially since she understands clouds and rainbows now, when I said lets make one to put behind her tent she was really excited 🙂

    1. Thanks Vasudha 🙂 Actually I think now is like the right time to start crafting with my daughter. She understands what we are going to make and she is so happy about making them.

    1. Thankyou Diana. Grace is happy although we had a few hiccups in the initials weeks. Crafting time is not back though as I have had a rather more travel packed month this time for a change. Hope I get back to regular blogging soon 🙂

  1. hi,

    this is very nice posting and this is very nice ever informative little girls are making so nice crafts for making somethings new ,

    thank for this posting ,

    regards,

    mansi desai

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