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.

Decorating & Adorning The House With Bows: Ideas & Inspiration

It’s a quintessential symbol of femininity and it’s a dainty little piece of sparkle that can top off and finish any design. From banisters to organizational boxes tucked away in the closet. And you’d be surprised what a bit of ribbon or twine could do to such a small space. Check out some real-life examples of just how big of a transformation some pretty bows can do! Sit back, relax and be inspired by some simple and unique ways to decorate with bows.

1. Tie back the curtains.

For extra girly charm in the nursery or tied with a shoelace for an eclectic look in your home office, bows are perfect for finishing off the window dressings. The bow gives extra oomph for when you need to tie back the curtains and let in all that beautiful, natural light. Use twine, rope, ribbon or fabric scraps depending on the genre of decor you love!


Colorful And Easy DIY Projects That Can Always Make Your Home Look Cheerful

Color is the essence to any interior design. Whether it’s a neutral palette, a classical or a bright and bold combination of colors, each shade has its own agenda and it can radically change the appearance of a space. Today we’re going to take a look at a few simple DIY projects and to see how they can bring cheer into a home.

The first project takes potato bags to a whole new level. By simply dipping them in paint you can give them a chic look and then they can be used as pillow covers or as outdoor stools. It’s such a simple and versatile idea.{found on mamieboude}.


How to use branches creatively – 30 DIY projects for your home

We are constantly trying to include nature into our homes by growing plants inside the house and by using other symbolic elements. But how about something that’s both simple and of great impact? The key is branches. You can use them for a multitude of amazing DIY projects such as:

Branch shelves and decorative accents.

A branch can also serve as a rod for hanging clothes on. All you have to do is find a branch that’s straight, without nodules if possible. Remove all the small twigs it might have and then hang it in your dressing room.{found on seesawdesigns}.


Burlap as a Holiday Décor Staple

Few textures exude the feel of Fall more than burlap. Except maybe its more academic cousin tweed. Perhaps because of the rough texture, we instantly feel the changing of the season, the grains being stored for the coming winter, the inherent sense of coziness and earthiness combined…whether or not we’ve ever stepped foot on a farm.Because of the associations (sometimes subconscious) we have with burlap, the once humble flour-sack fabric has risen to become a sophisticated décor staple at this time of year.

Frame it.

Framed burlap “W” from Welcome

The distressed white letter on top and frame around this burlap keeps it looking fresh and sweet, rather than heavy and barnish. Plus, inside an detailed frame like this one, the rough burlap becomes intentional and noteworthy.


17 Simple Ways To Repurpose A Canoe

Certain things, like a canoe, are specialized on a very particular domain and this makes us think that they only have one use, the intended one. Nevertheless, there’s always room for creative thinking. You already know that a canoe can look good on a wall if you have the space but here are 17 more original ways in which you can repurpose it.

For example, you could transform the canoe into a sort of storage space. Add a few shelves to its design and you’ll be able to use it as a bookcase or for storage in spaces such as the garage.


Make your own beautiful terrarium – 10 inspiring ideas

A terrarium is the perfect accent piece when you want to add a natural touch to your interior décor. Terrariums are small enough to sit on a desk or table and this makes them perfect for living rooms as well as for home offices. They stimulate a dry habitat and you can use pebbles, soil and all sorts of other natural elements to make it look beautiful. Many kinds of plants are suitable for these habitats so decorating them is also quite easy.

Faux terrarium.

If you’d like to have a terrarium but without having to take care of the plants or animals inside it, you can try making a faux one. For example, you could take an old lantern or a jar and decorate with faux moss, pinecones and a wooden mushroom. It doesn’t need water or light.{found on elisamclaughlin}.


10 Ingenious And Original Ways Of Using Maps In DIY Projects

Maps are not just for displaying on the wall. They can also be used in other ways. There are tons of creative DIY projects that can be made out of maps. You just have to think out of the box and to come up with new uses for old things. Old maps are very versatile and it would be a waste of great material to simply throw them out. Let’s see how else maps can be used aside from the usual.

An old map or one that you don’t need can be cut out and made into envelops for cards.Take an old envelope and see the template. Then trace it on the back of the map, cut out the shape and glue the envelope.{found on iwearthecanvas}.


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