Here Are 7 Fun And Thrifty DIY Projects That Will Transform Your Granddaughter’s Room

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Are you looking for a fun activity with your granddaughter that will grow your bond and teach her the art of DIY? How about a little (or big) bedroom makeover? Yes, new decor and accessories can be expensive, but you can forgo the high cost by making new things yourselves!

To get you both started, check out this list of 7 fun and thrifty DIY projects that will completely transform and upgrade your granddaughter’s bedroom:

1. Fairy jar nightlights

Imagine a dreamy nightscape right in your granddaughter’s room! These ordinary jars, transformed into whimsical nightlights, create an ethereal atmosphere, making bedtime feel like a fairy tale.


  • Glass jars (any size)
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Brushes


  1. Clean and dry the glass jars.
  2. Use a brush to dot the glow-in-the-dark paint inside the jar, creating star-like patterns.
  3. Let it dry overnight.
  4. Charge by placing the jar under a light source, then watch it glow in the dark!

2. Fabric wall art

Do you have some favorite fabric patterns or old scarves? Turn them into chic wall pieces that add color and texture and make your granddaughter’s room an art gallery of memories and style.


  • Old picture frames
  • Fabric scraps or remnants


  1. Remove the back of the picture frame.
  2. Stretch the fabric over the frame’s backing.
  3. Secure with tape or staples.
  4. Replace in the frame and hang!

3. Decorative light switch covers

Even the tiniest details matter, so add personality and flair to everyday light switches by making them art pieces in their own right.


  • Light switch covers
  • Acrylic paint or washi tape


  1. Clean the switch cover.
  2. Paint or wrap with washi tape in desired designs.
  3. Let it dry, then replace it.

4. Pom-pom rug

Create a foot paradise with a plush pom-pom rug. Soft, colorful, and entirely handmade, it’ll surely be a conversation starter and your granddaughter’s favorite lounging spot.


  • Yarn in various colors
  • Non-slip rug pad


  1. Create pom-poms using yarn.
  2. Tie them at equal intervals onto the rug pad.
  3. Trim if necessary and place on the floor.

5. Handmade dream catcher

Melding tradition with boho chic, this DIY dreamcatcher is not just a decor piece but also a protective charm. It’s a beautiful craft imbued with love and wishes for sweet dreams.


  • Embroidery hoop
  • Feathers, beads, ribbons
  • String or yarn


  1. Secure the string in web-like patterns inside the embroidery hoop.
  2. Decorate with beads.
  3. Attach feathers and ribbons at the bottom.

6. Decorative pillowcases

A room’s vibe often lies in the details. Agree? Transform plain pillowcases into standout pieces, showcasing artistry or favorite memories, making bedtime a snuggle-filled affair.


  • White pillowcases
  • Fabric markers or tie-dye kit


  1. Lay the pillowcase flat.
  2. Design with fabric markers or try tie-dye patterns.
  3. Let it dry before using.

7. Upcycled drawer knobs

Personalize drawer knobs, giving old dressers or nightstands a fresh and quirky update. It’s a tiny change that packs a big punch in room aesthetics.


  • Old drawer knobs
  • Acrylic paint


  1. Clean and sand the knobs if necessary.
  2. Paint with desired colors or designs.
  3. Let them dry before replacing them.


Are you ready to create one-of-a-kind memories and bedroom decor? Then let’s start crafting! Enjoy this fun one-on-one time with your grandchild. Oh, and, as always, let’s talk again soon. 🙂

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