DIY Projects

Read all about what you can build for your home, how you can upcycle or repurpose an item, or when it’s beneficial to turn a generic piece into a beautiful, customized item that you’ll love forever. This DIY section is full of helpful how-tos and creative ideas for everyone, from people who were born with a hammer in their hands to those who break a sweat at the thought of picking up a paintbrush. You’re sure to find a project that will make your home happy.

DIY Painted Doormat

Doormats tend to get a little worn out after awhile. But you don’t have to just let your mat fade over time. Instead, you can actually use some colorful spray paint and even incorporate some stencils to give your doormat a bit of a facelift. And since it’s one of the first things people see when they come to your home, it’s worth a little bit of extra work to keep it looking nice.

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DIY Gilded Square Nail Key Rack

Looking for a stylish place to hang your keys? Tired of boring store bought key racks? Create this easy rack for your keys in just a few minutes and just a few dollars with a few materials you may have already laying around the house! The gold nails give this key rack a fun feminine feel while balanced out by the rustic and masculine piece of wood. Customize the size simply by using a smaller or larger piece of wood based on what you need for your space. This project is so simple you will be done before you know it!

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DIY Typographic Frosted Glass Jars

Keeping a home organized can be tough. Finding containers and labels for everything doesn’t always lend itself to the most attractive home decor. But there are ways to stylize your organization. Here’s a simple tutorial for labeling glass jars or containers that you can use to store a variety of different items.

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How to Reupholster a Chair: Beginner/Intermediate DIY

It’s the time-old conundrum, when you spy an old chair that you love but that needs some TLC: Do you pass it up because it needs some work, or do you buy it and learn how to reupholster it? Let me help make the answer to that question a little easier: You reupholster it yourself.

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Clever DIYs Made From Items You Didn’t Even Know You Could Recycle

With a little imagination and some clever thinking, anything can be recycled or re-purposed. Use a cup as a pencil holder or a door as a tabletop. Some ideas come to mind more easily and some are just obvious. Others, however, require you to be very ingenious. Here are some projects that show you how to find new ways of using items you didn’t even know could be recycled.

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DIY Embellished Fabric Flower Pillow

Looking for a fun way to dress up that plain old toss pillow? Using scraps of fabric, sew these simple flowers to create a lush embellished toss pillow that will quickly spruce up any space! Perfect to dress up your plain old sofa or a lovely outdoor space like a front porch. Get creative with the placement of the florals and make a few!

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Baked Sharpie Plates: An Easy, Family-Friendly DIY

If you’re looking for a family-friendly DIY that can bring everyone in the house together and still turn out something super functional and adorable, why not dress your plain, dull white plates up a bit? Create a pair for your parents or send them off to college with your daughter who needs some dishes for the dorm room. All you need to do is grab some of your favorite Sharpies, of all colors, to make this work. O, and preheat the oven! Check out this super easy DIY: Baked Sharpie Plates!

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