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.

5 DIY Projects with Paint Chips

Have you ever been itching to do some sort of creative arts project but, for whatever reason, didn’t? Maybe purchasing supplies wasn’t in the budget, or specific ideas were scarce, or time was limited, or color options were a challenge. If this has been you in the past, may I suggest using paint chips as an excellent resource for an artistic project? They’re free, they’re colorful (hello, every color under the sun!), they’re easy to pull out and put away as needed, and there are a bazillion ways to use them. Here are just five to get your creative juices flowing so you, too, can add personality and individuality into your space:

Here, a huge variety of colored paint chips were circle-punched and overlayed, like fish scales, on a red background. The effect is modern and abstract and impressive. Leaving a wide strip of unadorned red here helps to define the artwork and give the paint chips some visual “breathing room.” The graphic punch of color by this artwork overall is fantastic, particularly in this neutral-heavy space.{found on lansdownelife}.


5 Small, Easy, Homey DIYs

Whether you’re a professional with the glue gun or you’re a novice who doesn’t know the first thing about what kind of staples go in the staple gun, these DIYs will work for you. Everyone loves simple little things that’ll spruce up your home. And with this list of small, easy and homey projects, you’ll have new and improved spaces and home accessories in no time. Let’s take a look!

1. Morning time mugs.

Make yourself some adorable coffee mugs. Every morning you’ll wake up to a hot cup of coffee, in a mug that makes you smile. Create a pair to go along with your significant other and leave them on the counter tops or in a glass cabinet to show them off to your guests. They’ll surely want to know how to make them too! All you need in a white mug bought at the dollar store, a sharpie and time to bake them in the oven to let the ink set.{found on abeautifulmess}.


5 Ways to Decorate with Fabric Scraps

Many of us have them. Boxes, shelves, tubs, drawers full of fabric scraps. There’s something about the fabric scrap that says, “Please don’t throw me out! I’ll be perfect for something you’re doing… someday.” And we keep the scraps and buy more fabric to use on other projects that in turn create more pleading scraps. And the cycle continues, project after project, until our fabric storage is literally bursting at the seams. Sound familiar? (Oh, please say this sounds familiar! Don’t let me be the only one!)

The good news is, there are clever and chic and creative ways to use said fabric scraps in ways that beautify our surroundings and free up some space. Consider the following:

How about this wall vignette using an embroidery hoop collection filled with vintage-inspired fabrics? I adore this sweet grouping, especially when paired with the vintage suitcases and sky blue vintage fan. Quite a delightful nook. I would like to see the hoops lowered to actual eye height (and to work a little more closely with the other items), but this is a lovely use of fabric bits.


Ingenious Household Project That Can Help You Save Some Space

There’s no limit of space that can dictate how small or how big a home can be. However, whether it’s a tiny apartment or a large mansion, we always seem to run out of space. The more space you have, the more you use. With time, you have to come up with new space-saving solutions and you have to be more and more inventive as you do so. Here are a few inspiring ideas.

1. DIY bike hanger.

A bike takes a lot of space in a home and most often that space could be used for something else. But if zou hang the ike on the wall, then the problem gets solved. It wonşt take zou more than 30 minutes to complete this simple project. Zou need a 2×4 cut to the siye you want. Drill a home in one end and insert a long lag screw. Add some stud hooks and you’re done.{found on mike}.


Eco-friendly wooden desk designs – DIY projects for creative minds

It’s important to have a pleasant work environment, whether it’s at home or somewhere else. In the case of a home office, the best part is that you get to design it the way you want. You can even come up with your own designs for the furniture. We have selected five creative DIY projects that can show you how to build your own wooden desk. These are not just simple and ingenious designs but also wonderful eco-friendly alternatives.

Raw and simple corner desk.

If you’re the type of person that prefers simple furniture with unfinished and un-tweaked details, than this DIY project should be just the thing for you. The greatest part about such furniture pieces is the fact that they are very easy to make and don’t require many materials. For example, the supplies needed for this corner desk include 40’ of 2×6 framing wood cut into eight 5’ pieces, a 4’ 1×2 oak piece, four 2.5 mending plates, 48 1’’ screws, 10 2’’ traditional wood screws, four legs, low gloss polyurethane and some wood glue.


5 DIY Front-Door Wreaths

With guests coming and going, parties large and small, friends and family gathering, our front doors get a lot of use at this time of year. What better way to set the stage for and welcome guests to your home than having a cheery holiday wreath on your front door? There are many lovely pre-made wreaths on the market, of course, but if you’re like me, you want to create your own personalized hanging. Lucky for all of use, many sources of DIY inspiration abound. Like these:

We’ve all seen versions of this classic ornament wreath. The colors, size, width, or sheen may vary from wreath to wreath, but this idea will probably never go out of style. Bonus: It’s not hard to do! Simply cover a straw wreath in felt and hot glue ornaments of varying sizes (and, in this case, colors) to the felt. Hang and enjoy the holidays. I love the simplicity of this project and the HUGE bang for your décor buck.


6 Easy DIY Chair Makeovers

Sometimes our chairs need a bit of sprucing up, cleaning up or even a complete and total makeover. Whether you have some old chairs that need a face lift or you’ve bought a inexpensive, simple chair to create more stylish out of, we’ve got a great list of chair DIYs to give you some ideas and inspiration on what to do. Scroll through our list, try one of the projects out and let us know how it goes!

1. A trendy ombre project.

Visit here to follow the step-by-step directions for this adorable project. Ombre is the biggest trend right now … in hair … in clothes … in linens. So why not try it out on a chair. Make a worn out chair pop by using a little spray paint to transform it into a stylish piece for the house.


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