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There is nothing like a quick DIY project to bring personality into a kid's room. Fellow editor Sarah Hartill and I recently cooked up these two quick and inexpensive projects for our wee ones with classic items: a simple frame and small craft table.

Here's a breakdown of the two projects:

1. Kids Art

A basic frame (we love birch) becomes instant pocket book-friendly art when you tuck a piece of robot wrapping paper inside. (Sarah found this great paper at The Paper Place). To finish off the frame, use a simple strip of patterned masking tape (available at DeSerres) layered around the edge. Couldn't be simpler or more effective!

2. Cool Crafting Table

For this DIY, a little kids' table gets a good coat of blackboard paint on every surface (bring on the chalk!). Next, we screwed in two giant cup hooks into the underside, and cut a dowel to fit the length of the table to hold a roll of kraft paper and voila, instant paper dispenser. Seriously, it was that easy. To finish things off, we added the same patterned tape in a different colour around the edges of the table.

Try these projects yourself if you have some free time next week!

For more fun ideas for kids' rooms, see these 28 designs.

Photo credits:
1-3. Sarah Hartill


Stacey Smithers

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