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.

Creative DIYs using wine corks

Whenever you open a bottle of wine you take the cork out and you can’t resist playing with it or simply holding it in your hand. It has a friendly texture and it looks like it could be used to make so many interesting things yet no idea pops into your head. Well, we have some ideas and we’re going to share them with you.

One of the many DIY projects you can make using corks is a unique and eye-catching backsplash for the kitchen. Of course, you would need lots of corks so you better start drinking some wine right away. Making the backsplash is quite simple. You just have to glue them one by one until the whole space is covered. Don’t glue them directly on the wall because you might want to change the backsplash at one point and you’ll have to clean the space first.


Turn old chairs into beautiful flower beds and planters

We all have chairs in our homes. They’re basic furniture pieces that are an important part of any home’s design. But chairs are not immortal. At one point they become too old to be used. They then become unnecessary. However, this doesn’t mean they have to be thrown away. They can still be useful. They are lots of ways in which you can repurpose old chairs. One of them is to turn the chairs into flower beds or planters.

To be able to do that you need a traditional old chair, the type with a wooden structure and simple lines. However, other types of chairs can also be turned into beautiful planters with a little imagination and creativity. Basically, what you need to do in the case of a classical chair is to make a hole in the seat. It should be wide enough for the planter to fit in without falling through the hole. The chair will become a sort of display area for the plants and flowers. Let’s now see how you can turn an old chair into a mini garden for succulents and plants.


Before and after kitchen makeover with patterned walls

There are lots of different ways in which you can make your kitchen look special. Even the smallest of details can completely change the décor. When you feel like you’re tired of the way your kitchen looks like and when you want something new and exciting, you should try giving it a makeover. It’s what this kitchen went through and now it looks better than ever.

There weren’t many major changes in the plan, just enough to change the atmosphere. The walls definitely needed some spark. As opposed to simply changing the color, the owners of this place decided to go with something a little more special. They decided to add pattern to the walls to make them stand out more. So the whole process went like this: first a swirly pattern was photocopied onto a transparency and then a projector was used to blast the image onto the wall. Then it was simple. With a pencil, the pattern was traced onto the wall.


More 6 Easy Thanksgiving DIYs

It’s time to decorate for one of America’s most important holiday: Thanksgiving! Turkeys, leaves, straw, cornucopias. It’s time to sprinkle the house will all things reminiscent of the “first Thanksgiving,” so we appreciate, remember and remind ourselves of what that day means. So, here’s a great batch of DIY ideas to get your imagination going and fingers crafting.

1. Thank you mantles.

Decorate your mantles with this truly simple DIY project. Glass bottles, wheat straw (real or fake) and some letter decals or paint is all you need! It’s simple, it’s sweet and an elegant way to decorate for Thanksgiving! Mix up the colors of the bottles, use light browns, greens and even some crisp orange! I would even add some cranberry bottles to really brighten up the mantle and keep with the beautiful fall colors.{found on choosetothrive}.


A few creative and inventive ways to upcycle a bicycle

Being able to take something old and useless and to turn it into something beautiful that you can once again enjoy is very satisfying and rewarding. It’s why upcycling is very fun. There are lots of things that you can reuse and repurpose. Most often, they include simple items that everyone has. For example, you can use an old bicycle to make some real great new items. Here are a few examples.

One item that you can make from bike parts is an outdoor chandelier. It’s not a very complicated project. This one, for example, is made from trash, discarded bike parts and spray paint. It’s simple and, most important of all, it’s original and unique.{found on flyingpuppy}.


More creative pallet-recycling ideas

Wooden pallets are some of the most versatile and cheap elements that you can use for DIY projects. We have already presented numerous ideas and projects showcasing pallets but there’s always more. So here we are with even more clever and creative ideas for recycling wooden pallets.

Usually our projects focus on creating useful items for the interior. However, you can also use pallets to make something beautiful for the outdoor areas. For example, this is a pallet pathway. It’s a creative use of the wooden boards from the pallets. Depending on the area you want to cover, you can estimate how many pallets you’ll need.


5 Ultra-Feminine Bathroom DIYs

At least one of the bathrooms in the house should be decked out in all things feminine! Whether it’s the guest bathroom or your own personal space, a frilly, ultra-girly powder room is a fun place to decorate and relax in. Florals, pinks and maybe even some polka-dots … over-the-top girly bathrooms are playful, flirtatious and so fun to try out DIY projects on. So, let’s do it! Check out some of these great DIYs we found to help make one of your bathrooms out-of-this-world, ultra-feminine chic!

1. Vintage Bathroom Tray.

A touch of vintage appeal with a bout of girlish charm, this tray is a great piece of dainty design. It’s perfect to add to a feminized bathroom and perfect to allow your beautiful perfume bottles to hang out all. Or maybe even some of your best lipsticks would look nice lined atop. All you need is a piece of lace (or old lace stockings), a pretty thrifted frame and some hot glue.


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