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DIY Kids’ Room Makeovers

May 04, 2015 05:07AM, Published by Family Features, Categories: Family Features, Family Features Lifestyle



Once school lets out, it’s a great time to make updates to kids’ rooms. Not only does it let children personalize their own space with decor that reflects their growing personality, it’s a great way to keep them busy with all that extra time to burn.

Craft projects are a great way to pass time and let kids practice some of the lessons they left behind at school, without even realizing that’s what they’re doing. Crafting is about more than art and creativity, after all. Measuring and planning for certain projects puts math skills to the test, too.

Let kids stretch their imagination with projects centered on a fresh, bright color palette that projects the excitement of youth and celebration. Creative projects, such as these fun and functional storage crates and wall art from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, give your child’s room an instant burst of energy.

You can further embellish the room’s decor with more kid-friendly projects, such as painting unfinished wood frames in coordinating colors to display photos, awards and other prized items. Or decorate a paper mache letter to personalize the space.

Kid's Room Creative Space

Crafting time: Weekend project
Skill level: Some experience needed

Crates

Supplies and Tools:
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood crates
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
Instructions:
  1. Lightly sand crates to remove any rough wood and brush dust off.
  2. Using acrylic paint, paint outside of each crate white.
  3. To ensure clean finish, inspect crate for paint drips and wipe away immediately.
  4. Allow outside of crate to dry completely. Apply second coat of white paint for more modern finish.
  5. Paint inside of each crate vibrant color of your choosing.
  6. Allow inside of crate to dry. Apply second coat of colored paint for more modern finish.
  7. Inspect crate from all angles, and apply touch up paint where needed.
  8. After crates are completely dry, stack in random pattern.
  9. Option: Crates can be embellished with painted or hand drawn design, or vinyl cut outs adhered to crate.

Hoop Wall Art

Supplies and Tools:
  • Various sizes of embroidery hoops
  • Textiles and fabric of various textures
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
Instructions:
  1. Place fabric into embroidery hoop and pull tight.
  2. On back of hoop apply thin bead of glue and glue fabric in place to keep fabric taut.
  3. Cut off any excess fabric.

For more kid's room craft ideas, visit www.joann.com.

Sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores


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