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.

10 DIY felt Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is a holiday strongly centered on family, interaction and the coziness of our homes. It’s a time when people focus on personalized gifts and decorations, when everyone wants to make their home look beautiful and festive. One way of making sure your home is cozy and inviting this Christmas is to let the spirit of DIY projects capture you. We have a few very cute and interesting felt decorations that you might like to try out this Christmas.

Small ivory felt ornaments.

Most of these projects are easy to make and require few supplies and materials. For example, to make something similar to the decorations showed in the picture, you’ll need ivory felt, a hand-sewing needle, red embroidery thread, cotton balls or fiber-fill, pinking shears, scissors, straight pins, a marking pen and a small paintbrush or pen.

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5 Holiday DIY Gifts You Can Make For Your Friends

Christmas is coming and soon you’ll find yourself shopping for gifts once again. But what if this year you make something different? What if you actually make the gifts for your friends and family? It’s an opportunity to make something special, something unique that the others will surely appreciate. And if you’re wondering what exactly you should do, here are a few ideas to get you inspired.

1. Clothespin frame.

If you have an old frame from a mirror or photo, you could repurpose it and turn it into an interesting gift. By simply attaching twine to the frame you’ll get a place where you can display photos and cards in an original way.

Materials needed: To make this you need a frame, some clothespins, small nails, a hammer and twine.

Instructions: Frist pound 5-6 nails into the back of the frame and then tie twine from nail to nail. After that you can just clip on the clothespins and use them to hang photos, cards and anything else you want. It would be an interesting gift for someone, especially if you also add a few personalized decorations.{found on morningcreativity}.

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7 DIY Christmas Wreaths

Christmas is only a stone’s throw away! Can you believe it? Jingle bells, wrapping paper, snowmen, loads of glitter … a beautiful wreath on the door to welcome all your guests! And the best wreaths are not but, but made! So, here’s a list of some of our favorite DIY finds. From burlap to wine corks, these projects are creative, fun and most importantly, festive!

1. Simple Burlap.

Create something super simple like this jute (similar to burlap) wreath. Grab a styrofoam ring and then wrap it with the fabric! Make sure you add a bow on top too for some extra Christmas pizazz. This is perfect for those houses that like to keep this clean and simple, but have a bit of country flavor inside. But it also works for houses that like to decorate outside in extreme ways. This keeps with the holiday theme while blending with the plethora of lights and bows adorning the house and lawn.{found on etsy}.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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}.

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