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.

15 Creative DIY Projects Featuring Recycled Old Books

Many people have old books in their homes. They are usually books that you either bought a long time ago and that got outdated or that you needed at some point for college for example and became useless after that. Those books do nothing but take space which you could use for something else. But what to do with those books? Well, you could just throw them out or you could use them for a fun and creative projects. We have lots of ideas for you to choose from.

Make a chandelier from book pages.

For example, you could make a book page chandelier. To make it you’ll need lots of paper circles. You can make them using a circle punch and you can do 5 or more pages at a time. If you want, you can also use other shapes as well. Then you’ll have to attach the paper circles to strings with glue. Then use strings to make the actual chandelier.{found on makethebestofthings}.

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11 Succulent Centerpieces For A Wedding Reception With Eco Charm

It doesn’t hurt to pay a little attention to the environment. After all, it offers us the best gift of all: life. So why not think green when making your decisions? For example, instead of choosing the regular wedding centerpiece designs that everyone already got bored with, you could opt for eco-friendly succulent centerpieces that will also share your care with everyone else. We have the perfect suggestions for you.

For a contemporary wedding, these beautiful succulent containers would make wonderful centerpieces. They are oval-shaped, quite small (2’’) and they have a matte finish. The ceramic containers come with all sorts of beautiful succulents and moss.Available for 18$.

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Frame It Up! 5 Ideas for Creating Unique Frames

I can think of few experiences as pleasant as picking out artwork, or even photos, to fill the walls or the nooks and crannies of a space. Framing those items, however, can be tricky. Whether you can’t find the frame you want, or custom framing is out of your budget, or if you simply want to avoid generic frames on your highly personal art choices, matching a frame to the artwork can sometimes become frustrating or less than enjoyable. And, what’s worse, the artwork sits there, unenjoyed, until some kind of framing miracle happens.If you’ve ever needed to find that perfect frame, this article is for you. Here are five ideas for creating (DIYing) unique, fantastic frames:

Oxidized Oak Frame.

Take a simple, ordinary, bland oak frame (we’ve all got some of those stashed away, haven’t we?) and turn it into something extraordinary. Although this retailed frame is oxidized, you can capture the same vibe with some flat black or dark charcoal paint and a DIY enthusiasm. Keep the black part contained to about one-third of the overall frame, and you’ll have a chic showpiece…for next to nothing!

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11 DIY Yarn Crafts That Add Charm To The House

I never realized it but yarn is extremely versatile. It’s a great thing to use for DIY projects. You can use it to make decorative items and ornaments, to give a makeover to one of your home’s accessories or to simply personalize some items. There are lots of interesting projects that you can do using yarn. Here are some of them:

DIY Yarn Wrapped Bottles.

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Three Spring Paper Garland Decorations

As you may have noticed, spring is slowly making its way back through the winter and soon it’s going to take its place. The atmosphere is already more cheerful and relaxed. So let’s celebrate this change by making our homes look cheerful as well. A lovely paper garland would definitely change the atmosphere. Making paper garland is easy and it can also be fun. Here are a few designs that you might want to try out.

Mini Paper Garland.

This lovely paper garland would make a nice decoration for your home and making it is very easy. Here’s what you should have before you start the project: assorted paper, scissors, ribbon and a glue stick. First decide how big you want the triangles to be and cut the paper to twice the length you want.

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DIY Soap Recipes: From Laundry Detergent to Body Wash

A necessary evil, cleaning is a big part of having a nice home. The dishes, the floors, the clothes …. that’s right …. they all have to be cleaned. But they can also be cleaned on a budget! Fortunately, there are hoards of recipes out there for creating your very own soaps from laundry detergent to your very own body wash. Take a look at what we’ve found!

1. DIY Laundry Detergent.

What you’ll need? Borax, baking soda, washing soda, Fels-Naptha bars and some lemon zest for a nice fragrance. All of these ingredients are fairly inexpensive and will last you a while! And yes, they’ll get your laundry smelling fresh and completely cleansed of dirt, grime, sweat and school germs! Pour your mixture into cute jars or containers and show them off in the laundry room.{found on brydiy}.

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15 Ikea Rast Chests Get Hacked In Style

If you want personalized furniture which you can build on a budget, then Ikea is the perfect place to look for parts. A lot of pieces allow multiple configurations and designs to be created. For example, take a look at these Ikea Rast hack projects. They’re all focused around the same element and yet each design is different and unique.

Nailhead & Marble Ikea Rast Hack.

One idea would be, for example, to give your Rast a nailhead makeover. The idea is basically to start with a clean base and to then add some fresh coats of paint. The color can be white, if you want a clean, classical look, or something more vibrant and bright. After that you can also replace the drawer pulls with some that are a little more eye-catching. Then add the nailhead trim which is the key element for this design.{found on theabundantabode}.

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