Bright and Bold Wild Animal Nursery Theme

by Jessica
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Our baby boy's wild animal nursery filled with birds of the forest, woodland scenes, tropical birds and sea creatures in both natural and bright cheerful colors.

Our baby boy's wild animal nursery filled with birds of the forest, woodland scenes, tropical birds and sea creatures in both natural and bright cheerful colors.

Our baby boy's wild animal nursery filled with birds of the forest, woodland scenes, tropical birds and sea creatures in both natural and bright cheerful colors.
Baby William's changing area has a homemade tropical bird mobile with colorful,  hand-knitted birds to entertain him during diaper changes. The hand-painted artwork includes panda bears, birds, tropical fish and a few farm animals painted with acrylic paint in bright bold colors that define this part of the nursery.
Three modern nursery book shelves wall (pockets) give the baby's nursery a contemporary touch and another splash of bright color! The needlepoint frog is a soft baby-friendly doorstop that is both functional and fun!
Here's a closeup picture of the hand-knitted tropical bird baby mobile that is displayed over the baby's changing table in the nursery.

You will be amazed to know that a rug was the inspiration for our baby boy's bright and bold wild animal nursery theme. Yes, a bright, colorful striped area rug that I have always loved guided me in the selection of colors as well as the atmosphere and feel that I wanted for the room.


I found the color scheme of the rug so attractive that I decided to replicate the primary colors contained in the piece throughout the room.





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Making the decision to follow in the direction that the colors took me resulted in a space that is filled with a playful and happy atmosphere.


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After you realized that the area rug would be your inspiration piece for the nursery did you just make a shopping list and start shopping for the decorations and bedding set that you needed or did you make most of your baby's nursery decor yourself?


I'm a huge believer in money-saving DIY projects and love arts and crafts, so many of the accessories in William's forest friends nursery are handmade.



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What inspired you to make the colorful items yourself? Were you unable to find what you needed in the stores?

I made the decorations myself since this was a way I could make the baby's room truly unique and one-of-a-kind, personalize it and carry out the bright and bold that I set out to achieve to perfection!



How to Make a Tropical Bird Baby Mobile



Homemade DIY tropical birds baby crib mobile made with a tree branch hanger and knit birds

Crib Mobiles to Make


I knitted a variety colorful birds, including toucans and other tropical birds using an eclectic mix of bright yarn. I also made my own homemade hanger for the tropical bird crib mobile using sections of tree branches that I found in my own backyard.





Can you tell us about your other DIY projects and decorations that are homemade?

I needlepointed the cover of the cute frog doorstopper then added enough weight inside to make it functional rather than filling it with fiberfill. It's pillow-like but heavy enough to hold the door to the nursery open and keep it from slamming in the breeze.


I painted the wall blocks with fast-drying acrylic paint. They are my favorite wall decorations although they were also the most time consuming to create.

The bright yellow rectangular shaped book pockets that I crafted accent the many earth tones in the room.

All that painting and knitting really paid off, Jessica! Did you do any sewing? For instance did you make the curtains or the baby bedding in this bright and bold wild animal nursery theme.

I chose the fabric and made the nursery's window valance and matching crib skirt.

Now the hard question; what is your favorite feature in your baby boy's nursery?

The nursery glider is not just a favorite feature in the nursery; it's one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my home! The glider is comfortable, stylish and I will definitely relocate it for use in our family room down the road.

My next favorite item would be the tree wall decal. It was something that I came across online and loved how it brought the room to life. When it was in place, I felt that the room was complete. Then, all I needed was for my sweet baby boy to arrive!

Could you share your favorite part of the nursery decorating process with Unique Baby Gear Ideas' visitors?

I loved being able to put my own personal touches and add my many 'labours of love' to the nursery.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Tropical Birds
by: Bella

I wonder if anyone knows of a free knitting pattern for birds that I could make to use for my baby's crib mobile? I have lots of scrap yarn left over from other projects that I could use and would rather not have to buy an entire book just to knit these decorations.

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Bird Mobile
by: Jan

I love the bird mobile! Is it possible to get the basic bird pattern?
Regards

Jan (Johannesburg, South Africa)
jan@tigf.co.za

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From Johannesburg, South Africa
by: Jan

Absolutely love the bird mobile and would love to do one featuring African birds for my cousin's baby in the UK. What was the basic patter that was used?

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