7 DIY Decorations to Liven Up Your Preschooler’s Room

Preschoolers are brimming with curiosity and creativity. Their rooms should reflect this vibrant energy, providing a space that sparks their imagination and nurtures a sense of wonder. While store-bought decorations can be lovely, there’s a special touch that comes with creating DIY decorations for your little one’s room.

This article explores 7 delightful DIY decorations and craft ideas perfect for a preschooler’s room. These projects are budget-friendly and a fantastic way to spend quality time with your child, allowing them to express their creativity and personalize their space.

1. Whimsical Pom-Pom Letters

Pom-poms are a delightful and versatile craft material, perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your preschooler’s room. Creating pom-pom letters lets you personalize the space and playfully encourage letter recognition.

What you’ll need:

  • Yarn in various colours
  • Cardboard (cut into squares or circles)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • String or ribbon (for hanging)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)


  1. Decide the letters you want to create and draw them onto the cardboard squares or circles. Cut out the centre section of the cardboard, leaving a thick outer border.
  2. Begin wrapping the yarn around the cardboard template, keeping the loops neat. The more yarn you wrap, the more your pom-pom will be fuller and fluffier.
  3. Once you’ve wrapped sufficient yarn, carefully cut a length and slide it underneath the loops on the template.
  4. Tie the yarn tightly, creating a secure bundle in the centre of the pom-pom.
  5. Carefully cut through the loops of yarn on either side of the cardboard template with scissors. Slide the cardboard template out and gently trim any uneven strands to create a round pom-pom shape.
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 to create all the pom-poms you need for your chosen letters.
  7. You can attach the pom-poms to the wall using hot glue or string them together with yarn or ribbon to create a hanging letter banner.
2. Captivating Paper Plate Mobiles

Mobiles are a classic nursery decoration, but they can also add a touch of whimsy to a preschooler’s room. Paper plates are inexpensive and versatile for creating captivating mobiles that suit your child’s interests.

What you’ll need:

  • Paper plates (different sizes and colours)
  • Paint, markers, crayons, or coloured pencils (for decorating)
  • Scissors
  • String or yarn
  • Hole punch
  • Craft sticks (optional)
  • Twigs or a mobile frame (optional)


  1. Let your child’s imagination run wild! Paper plates can be transformed into animals, planets, flowers, or anything their heart desires.
  2. Please encourage them to decorate the plates using paint, markers, crayons, or coloured pencils.
  3. You can cut shapes out of the paper plates depending on your design. Once decorated, a hole punch creates holes at the top of each mobile element.
  4. There are different ways to assemble your mobile. You can thread string or yarn through the holes in the paper plates and tie them together at varying lengths.
  5. Attach the paper plate elements to craft sticks or a pre-made mobile frame.
  6. If using twigs, tie strings to the twigs at varying lengths and then attach the paper plate elements to the strings.
  7. Find a suitable location in your child’s room to hang the mobile. You can use a hook on the ceiling, a wall-mounted mobile hanger, or even tie it to a crib post (if using a crib mobile and ensuring it’s securely fastened).
3. Sparkling Fairy Light Curtain

Fairy lights add a touch of magic to any space, and they’re a perfect way to create a calming and whimsical ambience in a preschooler’s room.

What you’ll need:

  • Fairy lights (battery-operated or plug-in, depending on your preference)
  • String or fishing line
  • Clothespins (optional)
  • Hole-punched craft paper or felt shapes (optional)


  1. Decide how you want to arrange the fairy lights. You can drape them across the ceiling or wall in a wavy pattern.
  2. Alternatively, you can string the fairy lights across a curtain rod or piece of dowel and create a cascading effect.
  3. If you have a specific theme, such as stars or butterflies, you can punch shapes out of craft paper or felt and thread them onto the fairy lights for an extra touch of whimsy.
  4. Once you’ve decided on your design, use string or fishing line to secure the fairy lights in place. You can attach them directly to the wall using small nails or hooks (ensuring proper hanging methods for safety).
  5. Alternatively, you can drape them across a curtain rod or a tension rod between walls.
  6. Consider adding clothespins decorated with glitter, pom-poms, or small drawings to the fairy lights for an extra magic touch. It allows your child to personalize the light curtain further and clip on small pictures or artwork.
4. Glowing Moon and Star Wall Art

Transform your child’s ceiling into a starry night sky with this enchanting DIY decoration.

What you’ll need:

  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cardboard cutouts (in various moon and star shapes)
  • Painter’s tape


  1. Find templates online or draw your own moon and star shapes onto cardboard. Cut out the shapes to create stencils.
  2. Apply painter’s tape around the edges of the area you want to decorate on the ceiling. It will help create clean lines and prevent paint from bleeding onto the rest of the ceiling.
  3. Dim the lights in your child’s room and position the stencils on the ceiling. Use a paintbrush to apply glow-in-the-dark paint to the stencils, creating a starry nightscape.
  4. Tip: Apply multiple coats of glow-in-the-dark paint for a more substantial effect.

  5. Once you’ve finished painting, carefully peel away the stencils. Allow the paint to dry completely before allowing your child to see the finished product.
5. Textured Fabric Wall Hanging

This project is a great way to add colour, texture, and visual interest to your preschooler’s room.

What you’ll need:

  • Fabric scraps in various colours and textures (fleece, felt, corduroy, etc.)
  • Canvas or sturdy fabric (as the base for the wall hanging)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue


  1. Cut your fabric scraps into various shapes and sizes. Consider geometric shapes, circles, or even leaves and flowers for a whimsical touch.
  2. Lay the canvas or base fabric flat and arrange the fabric scraps on top. Experiment with different colours, textures, and patterns to create a design your child will love.
  3. Once you’re happy with the design, glue the scraps to the base fabric. Allow the glue to dry completely before hanging.
  4. If you want to create a hanging mechanism for your wall hanging, fold over the top edge of the base fabric (about an inch) and iron it down. It makes a pocket to thread a dowel rod through for hanging.
6. Storytelling Fabric Bunting

This project is a beautiful way to encourage a love of literature in your child’s room.

What you’ll need:

  • Fabric scraps with exciting patterns or book-themed prints
  • Fabric with a solid colour (for backing and bunting triangles)
  • Sewing machine (or fabric glue for a no-sew option)
  • Bias binding tape (optional)
  • String or ribbon for hanging


  1. Cut out triangles from the patterned fabric and the solid-coloured fabric. You can use a template online or freehand-cut triangles of similar sizes.
  2. Pair a patterned fabric triangle with a solid-coloured fabric triangle, placing the right sides together. Sew along the two long edges, leaving the top short edge open.
  3. Clip the corners and turn the triangle right side out. Repeat for all the bunting pieces.
  4. Tip: If using fabric glue, apply glue to the wrong sides of the triangles and press them together firmly. Allow the glue to dry completely.

  5. You can then sew or glue the triangles along the top open edges, leaving space between each triangle for a decorative effect. Alternatively, you can thread them onto a length of string or ribbon at desired intervals.
  6. For a polished look, consider adding bias binding tape around the raw edges of the bunting. It can be sewn on by hand or with a sewing machine.
  7. If you’re feeling creative, you can hand-stitch letters or small pictures onto the fabric triangles to create a personalized message or story scene.
7. A Calming Sensory Bottle

Sensory bottles are a great way to provide visual stimulation and a sense of calm for preschoolers. They can also be a beautiful decorative element in a room.

What you’ll need:

  • Clear plastic bottle (various sizes can work)
  • Distilled water
  • Glycerin (optional, adds thickness)
  • Glitter in various colours
  • Colourful beads, small plastic toys, or confetti (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Wash and dry the plastic bottle thoroughly.
  2. Pour glitter and any other embellishments you’d like to include into the bottle.
  3. Fill the bottle with distilled water, leaving about an inch of space at the top. Add a tablespoon of glycerin to the water for a slower-moving effect.
  4. Add a few drops of food colouring to the water to create a tint if desired.
  5. Use hot glue to close the bottle’s lid firmly. It is a crucial step to prevent leaks.

Safety Tip: Ensure the lid is completely sealed to prevent leaks. Adult supervision is recommended when children are playing with sensory bottles.

The Final Touches: DIY Decorations For Preschooler’s Room

Step back and admire your handiwork once you’ve completed your DIY Decorations!

Personalize your child’s room by arranging the decorations and crafts to reflect their interests and create a space that sparks their imagination. Safety is paramount, so ensure your child’s decorations are securely fastened and age-appropriate.

These DIY decoration ideas are just a jumping-off point. Feel free to get creative and personalize them to suit your child’s unique style. Involve your child in the crafting process whenever possible. It creates a memorable bonding experience and allows them to take ownership of their space.

This article must have inspired you to create enchanting DIY decorations for your preschooler’s room. Share your craft creations and decorating tips in the comments section below! We’d love to see what you come up with.

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