Have a baby shower to go to? Planning a baby boy’s nursery or a little boy’s room? No matter which of those scenarios apply, making some DIY bookends would be a great way to go for a unique, personalized touch! And, the best part about this project is that it is completely customizable – you could go with something softer & sweeter for a baby gift (or a baby girl) or even some sort of classic toy (I think letter blocks would be really cute)! My boys are SO excited about these dinomite dinosaur bookends! I think they’d be adorable in the right baby boy nursery too. But again, the general project can be customized in SO many ways. My inspiration actually came from Target!! Check out their cute DIY Nursery Wall Art & Bookends project:
Super cute, right?! Love it! The wall cube set shown in the video was only available online in my area. But, I found a different 2-piece wall cube set in my local Target. I love it because the small square is perfect for the bookends and the larger on is great for the wall. Then, really all you need is two figurines or toys, spray paint, and glue (most of which you can find at Target). Super easy! Prying apart the wood block took a little bit of time (I wanted to be sure to do it carefully). But then, you just need to glue down your toys and spray paint. Once dry, the bookends are ready to use. I do recommend adding a big of foam or non-slip material to the bottom of the bookends to prevent sliding. But, otherwise, I did it just like the video shows. Quick (minus drying time), easy, and totally customizable. The boys LOVE them! If DIY bookends aren’t your project-style, then be sure to check out BabyCenter’s DIY Inspiration Pinterest board for some ideas. There are some other great, customizable ideas there too.
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I would love to make some new pillows for my patio!
I would like to put shelving in our garage.
I will make frames and some art works for decorations.
I would love to tackle the project of storage in the basement.
I want to spiffy up my entryway. I want to build a shelf with hooks and do some beadboard or wainscotting.
I like homemade artwork to hang on kids’ room walls.
I am planning on putting together some framed Disney Princess silhouettes for the nursery for our baby girl that we are expecting in a few months. I plan to do several other projects also..but this is the first one!
I would love to get some of my grandsons’ artwork framed and hung on our walls.
I would love to make those bookends. I just had another baby and he now has his own bookcase. These would be perfect to grow with him and his collection.
love this idea for a baby shower gift that you can personalize!
I would like to make some DIY art for my living room
I’d like to retile the bathroom.
i wanna do some DIY in my room
Love the bookends. I’m actually tackling my son’s bedroom this summer and building him a loft bed (or at least attempting to), he has so many of those action figures, I love the idea of making them into bookends and spray painting them…..I’d love to do something similar with his “old” favorites rather than toss them.
I would like to learn to make nice color curtains and pillows to match!
I would love to repurpose some old crates into book shelves for my kids rooms. They need the extra storage.
I would like to do some shelving.
Great idea! Love this!
I would like to make a coat hanger/ shelf
We have a lamp that needs to be change up for our granddaughter’s nursery. We are wanting to paint and add Minnie mouse theme things to it.
I would like to add some shoe shelves to our closets! 🙂
I’ve been wanting to build a closet in my room.
i would love to fix my dresser and make it more modern!
Love this creative idea! The kids would love to help too. I would like to tackle the kids dressers repaint and refinish. I think it would give the room a nice pop.
Something fun for the kids’ bedrooms!
I would love to make a cork board for my boys room!
I would like to finish my shed
My craft room is in the works.
I’ve been wanting to repaint/refashion an old chandelier for my daughter’s room
Make my own curtains!
I want to re-paint my deck!
I am currently in the middle of an old desk turned T.V. stand project.
I’d love to re-paint my son’s room, and i’m working on redecorating it as well. I’d like to try to make some throw pillows!
I love the Book Ends idea! What a neat project
I would love to paint a mural in my son’s room. That will take dedication and hard work.
I’d Like To Build A Vanity In My Bathroom
I’m getting ready to move, so I’m trying to cut down on my projects. But I love them, so it’s tough 😉
Oh I would really love to make the bookends you made! Those are so cute and Carter really loves dinosaurs!!! We dont have any bookends for his room and those would be prefect!
I would love to put some shelves in my bedroom
I want to paint and tile my bathroom.