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Camping Themed Nursery + Free Printables

We’re just a few days away from our little boy’s arrival, so I thought I’d share a few photos of our nursery.

Camping Themed Nursery and Free Printables

I created the camping nursery art using recreational signs from the Federal Highway Administration. You can download the nursery art here:
Free Printable Camping Themed Nursery Art

Camping Themed Nursery

Whenever I walk by the nursery, I’m always tempted to sit in the chair. It’s the most comfortable seat in our house, and it has a great view of the treetops outside.

The baby blocks have the Greek alphabet on them. My husband Billy is half Greek, and we traveled to Greece on our honeymoon.

Hand-painted Paddles - Camping Themed Nursery

I fell in love with the painted wooden paddles from Norquay Co., but they were way out of my budget. Instead, my mom painted some inexpensive wooden paddles.

Book Ledges

My dad made the book ledges. We’ll always have good books nearby for story time.

Crib - Camping Themed Nursery

I chose a simple white crib and a few colorful fitted sheets.

Crib Bird Mobile - Camping Themed Nursery

The bird mobile is made of lightweight cardboard, so even the slightest breeze causes it to move.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of our nursery. We can’t wait for our little guy to arrive.

Note: I purchased a number of items at the Land of Nod Outlet in Naperville, IL. The outlet is definitely worth checking out if you live in the area.
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Robin’s Nest
Dresser: Land of Nod Jenny Lind Dresser
Changing pad: Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer
Chevron bag: Planet Wise Wet Diaper Bag
Wall art: Printable Camp Themed Nursery Art, printed through Bay Photo
Frames: Target Single Image Frame
Chair: McCreary Modern Dylan Swivel Glider
Blanket: Land of Nod Favorite Sweats Blanket
Rug: Land of Nod Candy Dot Rug
Blocks: Uncle Goose Greek Alphabet Wooden Blocks
Stacking toy: Plan Toys Cone Sorting
Storage tote: 3 Sprouts Storage Caddy, Beaver
Paddles: DIY using paddles from Gander Mtn. and paint samples from Lowe’s
Crib: El Greco Straight-Up Crib
Fitted sheet: Land of Nod Field Guide Crib Fitted Sheet
Mobile: Land of Nod Balancing Birds Mobile
Book Ledges: similar here

7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

As much as I like roughing it, adding personal touches to your campsite is a lot of fun. It really makes camping a more memorable experience. Plus, if your campsite is welcoming, then your campground neighbors are likely to stop by and visit. Last year I struck up a conversation with a couple a few campsites over because I liked their papasan chairs. Funnily enough, when we returned to the same campground this year, we ran into them again! It was fun chatting with them and hearing about their adventures camping in the Canadian wilderness.

Glamping Gear - 7 Great Glamping Accessory Ideas

Here are seven glamping gear ideas that I love:

1. Classic Tableware

Paper plates and plastic forks are convenient, but they’re also wasteful. You worked too hard on that gourmet meal to serve it on paper plates. Instead, opt for classic enamelware and real silverware.

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

This dish set from GSI is great because the stainless steel rims protect against chipping. The matching cutlery is also adorable.

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

When it’s time for tea (or instant coffee), you can reach for this enamelware teapot.

2. Set A Pretty Table

The best tablecloths for camping are made of PEVA. PEVA is PVC-free, chlorine-free, phthalate-free and biodegradable, so it makes a great choice for your campsite.

Opt for a tablecloth without a flannel backing. Flannel can soak up water and snags easily on a picnic table.

For an affordable, non-toxic option, try this tablecloth from Walmart or this tablecloth from Menards.

3. Sip in Style

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

I love these glasses made from mason jars from Anthropologie. However, the punched lid design is less than practical. There’s nothing glamorous about bugs in your beverage.

Glamping Gear - 7 Great Glamping Accessory Ideas

Aladdin mason jar tumblers have a closed top. They’re made of BPA free plastic and you can find them at Cabela’s, Target, Kmart and Walmart.

Or you can make your own mason jar tumbler with this DIY from A Farm Wife’s Life.

4. Decorate

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

Some bunting can easily take your campsite from ho-hum to awesome. Check out this bunting on Etsy.

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

If you’re feeling crafty, let this DIY Bunting post over at New Wave Domesticity be your guide.

5. Snuggle Up

Whether new or vintage, a wool camp blanket is useful and beautiful. I have a vintage yellow camp blanket with cream stripes ($3 at an estate sale, yay), as well as two Pendleton camp blankets from REI. I use them in the summer for camping. Come winter, I use them for extra warmth on our beds at home.

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

You could go for the legendary (but pricy) Hudson Bay 6 Point Blanket.

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

Pendleton also has a lovely series of wool blankets inspired by National Parks.

6. Take a Seat

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

Though we have the plasticky chairs with cup holders, I’ve had my eye on these classic camp chairs from Byer of Maine for a while.

Glamping Gear - 7 Glamping Accessory Ideas

These camp stools are super cute and have great reviews as well! Just add a little table and you’re all set.

7. Enjoy the Comforts of Home

Well, most of them anyway. If your site has electric, you can bringing a variety of creature comforts from home. A box fan is awesome to have; it will chase away bugs and keep you cool. Bring your crock pot for easy meals. I’ve even seen someone camping with her coffee maker. I guess she couldn’t do without a perfectly brewed cup of coffee in the morning. Just one request: please leave the TV at home 🙂

What do you do to make your site extra-special? I’d love to hear your ideas. Also, be sure to check out my glamping board on Pinterest for more ideas!