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.

Decorate Doors With Washi Tape

Washi tape is an incredibly useful tool for DIY projects around the home. It’s so easy to use and comes in basically any color or pattern you can imagine. You can use it for an endless amount of projects, including this one. Here’s a really simple tutorial for how to use washi tape to add some dimension and interest to a plain door.

washi tape door

All you need for this DIY project is a door and some washi tape. You can use scissors to make sure the ends of each piece of tape are straight and even, but they aren’t absolutely necessary and you don’t need any additional supplies for this project. So not only is it incredibly simple but also one of the most inexpensive ways you can update a part of your home.


DIY Hoop Display Board

Bulletin boards and display boards are used in many homes to house and show off important items or things that need to be remembered at a later time. Most of these boards are made of cork and allow you to use push pins to attach and display items. But these pins can damage important items and many of these boards are fairly plain.

hoop display board

But there are other types of bulletin boards available. Here is an easy way to make a display board that leaves room for customization and won’t leave holes in your items.


20 Creative Ways To Decorate Your Light Switches

Light switches are most likely less visible for some of us. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to take them into account. On the contrary, they are as important as the furniture is, or any other decorative item in your room. Every detail counts so why don’t you let the switches say something about you?

1. Book spine light switch cover

If you have a home library, it would be a shame to spoil the décor of this sacred room with an ordinary switch. Books can also be used as decorative items, so, in this case, I believe a book spine light switch would be more appropriate. You only need a simple light switch cover, glue and 2 or 3 book spines (depending on the size switch). Use an X-acto knife to get the edges even.


10 Ways to Upcycle an Old Dresser

Dressers are an essential part of every home, but some of the options available are fairly plain and boring. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to add personal touches to these plain furniture pieces. Here are ten simple ways to upcycle an old dresser into something more new and exciting.

Simple Paint.

painted dresser

The easiest way to transform a piece of furniture is just to paint the whole thing. This can cover up imperfections and make the piece match your space better. You can paint the dresser one uniform color or paint the base and the drawers differently for a more standout look.


14 Inspiring DIY Bar Cart Designs And Makeovers

One of the great advantages of building your own furniture is that you get to decide the exact dimensions, the design and the materials. Let’s say you see something you like in the store, like a lovely bar cart Ikea can offer. If it’s not exactly how you like it, take it home and give it a makeover. But before you start dreaming about complicated things, let’s start with something simple like this DIY cart.


Take a look at this cart. It has a design simple enough to be easy to build and, at the same time, it looks intriguing. That’s because it was made of pipes so if you want to make something similar, first go buy all the pieces you’ll need and then combine them and come up with a look you like. The shelves are made of wood and, to match the design, reclaimed wood would be a nice choice.{found on alifedesigned}.


25 Of The Best DIY Easter Decorations

Easter is such a fun holiday to decorate for! It’s the celebration of life, a new natural season, and all sorts of joy. If you’re looking for some fun new ideas to spruce up your Easter decoration, here is a roundup of 25 fantastic ones.

Check them out, be inspired, and get started on making this your best-decorated Easter ever.


DIY Pom Pom Rug

Small rugs are a great way to add color, texture, and comfort to a room. But they can be expensive and there aren’t always perfect options available. Though it isn’t usually thought of as an item you can make yourself, there is a very easy DIY rug method that only requires yarn and scissors.

diy yarn rug

To start this project, you’ll need to make a bunch of yarn pom poms. There are also pom poms you can buy from craft stores, but if you don’t want to use pre-made pom poms, you can make your own. Choose a color of yarn and wrap it around your fingers or a fork, then tie a strand around the middle so that all of the yarn is held in place, and then cut the ends of each loop of yarn.


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