Let’s face it; being a new mom is hard. It’s so important to participate in fun activities to keep postpartum issues at bay. Motherhood is all-encompassing, and some women find it challenging to know themselves outside of this role. Making home décor is an excellent way for new mothers to engage in something outside of being moms. Try out these creative DIY projects to decorate your home with when you’re feeling an artistic itch.
Every room needs a good shelf to house knickknacks and other decorative items. Making a unique shelf is an easy way for beginners to add character to any space. All you need are some brackets, nails, a stud-finder, and a drill. Using unconventional items, like wood stumps and brightly colored planks, leaves a special touch on all your designs.
Blank walls are an eyesore. Liven up any area with a gallery wall that expresses your unique taste and style. This doesn’t have to be an expensive project, either. Find cool art prints at your local thrift store or make art with a cheap canvas and any craft supplies you have at home.
While taking your mind off motherhood is our main goal, it’s always easier said than done. If you want to include the little one in the mix, a baby mobile is a creative DIY project to decorate your home with. Materials like ribbons, pom-poms, and reflective plastic provide your child with stimulation while also acting as a fun activity for you.
Flowers brighten up any room they occupy. Now is the perfect time to sift through your garden or pick up some fresh, local blossoms to include in your arrangements. You can even use dried flowers in your vases to add texture and dimension to an already beautiful display.
Becoming a new mom is a rewarding experience. Even so, it’s essential to care for yourself and continue to partake in activities that bring you joy. Creative DIY projects are beautiful ways to incorporate creativity into your home décor and your life. Now when you feel like adding something new to your home, you can make it yourself!
Christina Duron is a writer living in the Chicagoland area. Her passion for writing and mental health help create thought provoking and engaging pieces and hopes to use them to empower mothers and women to embrace the beauty of motherhood.