Preparing for baby can be an expensive experience. There are many ways to save, but you’re probably prepared to guess which way is our favourite! Using your DIY skills to make things yourself can be not only cheaper than buying everything new, but it’s also an opportunity to unwind, use your hands, and work together with your loved ones. there are plenty of small baby-related crafts that you can make, but have you ever considered making your own central piece for the nursery?
Check out these 15 amazing DIY baby cradle ideas that you probably won’t find pre-made in the stores!
1. Baby cradle and side rocking chair
2. DIY moon-shaped cradle
Sometimes a bit of decorative novelty is lovely, as long as the piece is still practical! We think this gorgeous half moon cradle design by
3. So-ro modern wooden baby cradle
Do you have brand new twins that you’d like to be able to nap together? Perhaps you’re just very close with your best friend who also has a young baby and you’d like a safe place to lay them when they fall asleep during play dates. Either way, this tandem rocking cradle design by
4. Hanging curtained baby cradle
Are you working with a very small floor space and looking for alternative cribs that will keep things as uncrowded as possible? Besides being useful for that, this lovely hanging design by
5. DIY repurpose pallet crib
6. Choo choo trains crib and dresser
If you’re quite experienced with wood working and looking for a more challenging piece of DIY furniture than the average crib or cradle, look no further than this dual crib and dresser choo choo train design by
7. Rocking cradle made from two chairs
What’s even better than upcycling other things into pieces of cute decor for your Baby’s new room? Upcycling something into a practial piece of new, reclaimed furniture, of course! We absolutely adore this rocking cradle design created from two identical wooden chairs faced together and attached. Get the full instructions for making it from
8. DIY farmhouse crib
Have you built your new baby a shabby chic nursery with a beautiful farm-like aesthetic, but you haven’t quite found a crib or cradle that fits the style to your liking?
9. DIY portable crib
Are you looking for a way to keep baby comfortable during their naps no matter where you are when they fall asleep? This DIY portable cradle design by
10. Hanging fabric cradle
11. DIY hanging tent cradle
Do you like the idea of a hanging cradle made mostly of fabric and material, but the first hammock style design isn’t really your preference? This hanging tent design has a little more character, especially if you’re going for a rustic feel. It’s also compact enough that you could hang it temporarily in your own room to help with long nights of interrupted sleep early on, without having to completely restructure your room for make floor space. Check out how it’s made on
12. Hanging whiskey barrel cradle
Do you want a reclaimed idea that’s full of character and definitely uncommon? We think you’ll adore
13. Rounded canopy baby crib
14. DIY wooden pillow lounge cradle
Are you look for a second, temporary cradle for downstairs that you can set Baby to nap in while you cook or do housework, but that you’ll move them from later when it’s time for bed? Check out this gorgeous wooden frame cradle stuff with an oversized body pillow featured on
15. Reclaimed wood crib
Do you know a crafty person who’s expecting a baby in a few months and doesn’t have a crib or cradle yet? Share this post with them to get their creative juices flowing!