It is Labor Day weekend and it’s the perfect time to finally turn that old nursery into a pirate-themed room for your growing child. The best part, aside from the long weekend, is that stores are offering lots of cool items at huge discounts for this year’s Labor Day Sale. Yes, including stuff for your future pirate room.
Pirate Ship Bed
A pirate ship bed is one of the more popular DIY projects for people who are into these marauders of the sea. Indeed a pirate-themed room looks a whole lot pirate-y with something resembling the Black Pearl taking your kid through the Seven Seas in his sleep.
If you don’t know a hammer from a saw, you’re better off buying a pirate ship bed from one of those huge retail stores. It saves you a lot of time and effort but a bit too expensive. If you want to make your pirate-themed room a bit more personal, build the bed yourself. The first step is to make the design and to gather the materials you need.
Basically, you’ll need lots of wood (go for recycled ones), some hand tools and power tools, paint, and a lot of perseverance. But all the blood, sweat and tears will be worth it after you see your kid beam with joy upon seeing the new pirate ship bed.
You got your pirate ship bed so you might as well fill ‘er up with pirate beddings. Make sure you get pirate-designed bed sheet, blanket, and pillowcases for your pirate-themed room.
You can also make your own pirate quilt to keep your little buccaneer warm at night.
A pirate-themed room without good ‘ol Jolly Roger? That’s a major no-no, matey. Hang a pirate flag or a bandana with the famous skull and bones on your kid’s wall.
It doesn’t matter if your child can read the clock or not, a pirate clock is so awesome you just have to have one.
Pirate Poster or Sticker
Remember when you were younger and you used to profess your love for Pink Floyd and Debbie Gibson by hanging their posters on your wall? Your little swashbuckler will surely love having their own posters in their pirate-themed room. Forget about posters of Alestorm and other pirate metal bands. Get something more suited for your young one such as that of Peter Pan or Jake and the Never Land Pirate.
DIY Pirate Boxes
Simply wrap an empty shoe box with a pirate-designed wrapping paper. You can use this pirate box for lots of things. Keep old crayons, action figures, or other pirate trinkets in the box. You can also wrap the box with white paper and paint it to look like a treasure chest. You’re kid can keep his favorite things, aka his booty, in his or her DIY pirate chest.
Toys As Pirate-Themed Room Decor
You can also go for toys to decorate your pirate-themed room. They serve at least a couple of purposes. The toys make your child’s room look more pirate-y while they can also play with them.
Pirate Skull Mask
Your child can wear a pirate mask when trick or treating or when he just want to pretend to be a pirate. When not in use, the mask can be hung on the wall or placed on a shelf as a decor.
Felt Pirate Ship
A pirate ship made of felt is a great DIY project you can do with your sewing machine. It’s also a good toy for toddlers since they’re very soft. They can even put them on the bed. It also goes well with your child’s pirate-themed room.
Mr. Potato Head
If you’re getting your child a toy, go for something classic such as a Mr. Potato Head. Go a little step further by getting the pirate version.
A pirate chest is a good hiding place for your child’s toys. Make it easier to clean up by telling your little Long John Silver that he needs to hide all his treasures, aka toys, inside the chest so other pirates can’t get to them.
Pirate Toy Set
There are a number of items commonly associated with pirates. Aside from the Jolly Roger, pirate ships, treasure chests and maps, you also have cannons, guns, cutlasses, gold coins, hook hands, eye patches, peg legs, and parrots. Get the toy versions so your child can take pretend play to a whole new level.
A telescope is one of the things pirates need to sail the seas. In your pirate-themed room, a telescope is a great piece of décor. You can also bring a telescope when you take your kids camping or hiking.
Finally, you must have a book in your child’s room. This will inspire your kid to read. To go with the theme, get a children’s book about pirates. When your kid is done reading, you can place it on a shelf and act as decoration for your pirate-themed room.
Make the most of the long weekend by starting this new project of transforming your child’s nursery into a full-blown toddler room. But don’t settle on any boring room. Make it a pirate-themed room so your kid can stretch his or her imagination. Take advantage of the ongoing Labor Day Sale, as well, so you don’t have too spend that much on redecorating the room.
Why not go the extra mile and build your child a pirate ship playhouse? Of course, you can’t build one inside a room unless you’re planning a miniature one. Otherwise, the yard seems like a good place to build a pirate ship playhouse.
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