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 Chalkboard Planter

It’s the time of year when most people start putting together their gardens and floral arrangements. Whether you plant flowers, vegetables or herbs, it’s important to have containers that match your decor and personality. It’s also important for you to label each of your plants so that you know how to properly care for them. Luckily, chalkboard paint is an easy solution to add both personality and practicality to simple plant pots. Here’s how to make your own chalkboard planters.

chalkboard planters

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It’s Independence Day: Easy July 4th DIYs!

July 4th is right around the corner and it’s time to start decorating with a bit of red, white and blue! From the mantle to the tablescape, there are so many ways to celebrate this festive and fun holiday. Be proud of your country, have fun grilling in the backyard but also, keep things stylish and lively too! Let freedom ring with these easy, charming DIYs and have the family pitch in!

1. Flag of Flowers.

Grab some faux florals and get to work creating this beauty. Combine the festivity of the day with the flowers of the season! Hang it outside and let all your guests enjoy your work and your spirit!

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DIY Vintage Mold Tin Strand Lights

Summer is in full swing and that means its time for the outdoor! To light up those magical evenings, create some fun customizable stand lights. Here we used vintage jello mold tins on our stand, but the same concept for creating these can be used with other dome shaped objects such as dixie cups, cupcake liners, or folded paper cubes. Whether your enjoying time on the front porch with friends or camping with the family, these cute stand lights will surely add a bit of life and light to the party!

DIY stand light project

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Festive, July 4th DIY Wreaths: Easy, Simple & Inspired!

Once July 4th hits, you’ll want your house dipped in a bit of the festive pride. And what better way to start adorning your house with nods to our Independence than with a welcoming wreath to all of your guests. Cover the front door, dress the back door and maybe even sprinkle some around the inside of your house too. Check out these easy, simple and inspired July 4th DIY wreaths and start creating!

1. Burlap.

Everyone loves burlap. Just make sure to stamp on some stars and dye pieces the right shade of red and blue!{found on amomstake}.

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DIY Metallic Handled Garden Tools

Spring is here, and that means it’s time for many people to spend their weekends outside tending to their gardens. If you love gardening or just have to pull weeds every now and then, there’s no point in using boring garden tools. Here’s a really easy way to transform them into really fancy looking tools that will make yard work 100 times more exciting (well, maybe not, but it will definitely make it at least a little more exciting).

silver and gold garden tools

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DIY Test Tube Flower Vase With Reclaimed Wood Base

It’s peony season here and there is no better way to show off gorgeous flowers than with a fun do-it-yourself vase. This project is great for those who love to bringing the outdoors in and want an exciting way to show off single stems! Perfect as a centerpiece for your dinner table or as a way to bring blooms into the bedroom or guest room.

DIY test tube vase instructions

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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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