ByChrystal Johnson

Jul 30, 2015
baby crib

When babies are born, we spend so much time decorating the nursery just right. The crib, the changing table, the rocker, the décor – every bit of it needs to perfect to welcome baby home.

We quickly realize just how fast babies grow up – and grow out of their nursery. You can easily find changing tables now that convert into dressers, and cribs that covert into toddler beds. But, what do you do with the crib once your child is ready for a real bed?

You can easily make a few bucks back by selling the crib in your local paper or on Craigslist. However, did you know there are a ton of ways to repurpose baby cribs, too?

If your child has outgrown his or her crib, and you are looking for something inventive to do with it, check out these crafty ideas.

In the Kids’ Room

The crib can still be useful to your little one. Simply repurpose it into a craft center (below) or play table for kids. Or turn that crib right upside down for a whimsical play area. You can even make a kids’ bookshelf.

Repurposed Crib Becomes Craft Center. Image courtesy of Red Pill Mom.
Repurposed Crib Becomes Craft Center. Image courtesy of Red Pill Mom.

All About Mom

If the kids are all set on play tables and play areas, you can make your own little crafting station and fabric storage system. Then use the springs to make a fun jewelry organizer.

Organize the Home

Need somewhere to hang your laundry? Hang up the slats from your baby crib in your laundry room and it’s the perfect place for hanging. You can also reuse your crib to hang your family photos around the home. This coat rack is sure to be a conversation piece.


Take It Outside

Out of space indoors? Take the crib outdoors and make a cozy lounge area (below) with the old baby crib. Or move it to the garden and use the slats as a trellis for a beautiful flowering plant or as a planter for an herb garden.

Baby crib turned front porch daybed
Baby crib turned front porch daybed. Image courtesy of 2 little hooligans.

Boost Your Business

Need unique signage for your business? You can reuse a baby crib to make a chalkboard easel. Or, if you sell jewelry, make your own unique jewelry display.

How would you repurpose an old baby crib?

Feature image courtesy of Janine

By Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal Johnson, publisher of Happy Mothering, founder of Green Moms Media and essential oil fanatic, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former corporate marketing communication manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life.