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15 DIY Ideas For Sprucing Up Your Backyard

When the weather is so beautiful and cheerful and everything around you is so sunny and bright, you don’t want to spend your days hidden inside the house. You want to get outside to enjoy the beauty. It would be a perfect time for a garden makeover. You can transform your backyard into a lovely space and it doesn’t have to be anything too complicated. In fact, we have some perfect ideas for you to choose from.

Rope wrapped.

For example, you could choose to give your planters a makeover. This project is very simple. You need some terra cotta planters and some rope. All you have to do is basically wrap the rope around the planters. Use glue as you advance to keep the rope in place. You can use more than one color to create interesting designs and patterns.{found on housebyhoff}.


How To Make Your Own Coasters – 29 DIY Wonderful Designs

We use coasters to protect our furniture against moisture and stains. However, there’s no reason why we can’t make the coasters look good as well. In fact, they can be beautiful accessories on a table if you’re willing to spend some time making them look beautiful. Here are 29 great DIY projects for you to choose from.

To make these lovely coasters you need a piece of self-adhesive shelf liner or contact paper, a set of 4 cork coasters, a circle cutter, a ruler and a self-healing mat. Measure the area you want to cover with shelf liner and then place the circle cutter on it, insert the cutting tool, hold it in place and push the cutting tool down and in a circle shape. Peel off the paper backing and press the shelf liner onto the coaster.{found on 86lemons}.


10 Statement Light Fixtures You Can Make Yourself

Lighting can be a great way to add a personal touch to your home. Instead of just sticking with the standard light fixtures that can be found at any home improvement store, there are so many ways to create completely customized and one-of-a-kind light fixtures yourself. Here are 15 DIY light fixtures for you to consider making for your own space.

Photo Spheres.

These paper lanterns can be made with your own personal photos. So you can illuminate scenes from your favorite vacation spot or even family photos. See the full tutorial at Photojojo to make your own.


How Do You Store Your Nail Polish?

It’s amazing how many interesting ideas you can come up with when you need to find a solution for stuff like storing your nail polish. It should be simple: just put it all in a box and you’re done. But it’s not exactly like that. If you don’t believe, just take a look at the following examples:

Glass Bowl.

Let’s start with something very simple. All you need is a glass bowl. Just put all your nail polish inside the bowl and mix them up nicely. They won’t stay upright but this is a solution you choose more for the looks. Display the bowl on your dresser or somewhere else and you’ll also have a nice and colorful focal point.{found on likeadime}.


10 Amazing DIY Organization Systems

Having your house always clean and organized feels great. It’s wonderful to see how everything is in its place and how everything is neat and beautiful. But for that you’ll have to be a little creative and to come up with personalized systems and ideas. Here are a few wonderful and very inspiring examples.

Smartphone holder.

Let’s start with something simple: a holder for your charging cell phone. So say good bye to charging phones seating on the floor or on tables and say hello to this great solution for the problem. To make a similar holder you’ll first have to take a look around your house. Find a plastic lotion/shampoo bottle or something similar, empty it and clean it. Measure the cell phone against it and decide on the dimensions. Trace a line and then cut using scissors. Smooth out the edges with sand paper. Then you can either spray paint the holder or glue fabric onto its exterior.{found on makeit}.


10 Upcycle Ideas That Give Simple Items A Second Chance To Be Extraordinary

A creative person with lots of imagination always has great ideas of how to repurpose items or how to improve certain designs and decors. It’s all about thinking outside the box and being able to see the potential in something as simple as a spoon or a piece of rope. In case you need some inspiration for that, we have made a selection of some wonderful upcycling projects.


Let’s start with something easy. Let’s say you have some rope somewhere in your house but don’t know what to do with it. What you could do is dye and then wrap it around a vase or any other similar object. You can easily determine the amount of rope you’ll need by test wrapping. You can alternate colors or go for a simple look.{found on delightfullynoted}.


10 Chic DIY Burlap Projects

You can make lots of things with burlap. It might not be a fancy material to work with but it has a special charm. It can give your home a very chic vintage touch and that can be done easily and without much effort. All you need to do is take a look at some of these DIY projects and maybe you’ll find something that you like.

Dining table.

You can easily make burlap placemats. These ones are 14″ x 20″ and if you want to make similar ones you’ll need 2 yards of burlap fabric. It has to fray easily so that you can get the fringe as shown in the pictures. If the color is not exactly what you had in mind then you can stain it. Apply a little clear fabric glue to the underside of the placemats if you don’t want them to over-fringe.{found on thefinalboardingcall}.


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