It’s the time-old conundrum, when you spy an old chair that you love but that needs some TLC: Do you pass it up because it needs some work, or do you buy it and learn how to reupholster it? Let me help make the answer to that question a little easier: You reupholster it yourself.
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.
With a little imagination and some clever thinking, anything can be recycled or re-purposed. Use a cup as a pencil holder or a door as a tabletop. Some ideas come to mind more easily and some are just obvious. Others, however, require you to be very ingenious. Here are some projects that show you how to find new ways of using items you didn’t even know could be recycled.
Looking for a fun way to dress up that plain old toss pillow? Using scraps of fabric, sew these simple flowers to create a lush embellished toss pillow that will quickly spruce up any space! Perfect to dress up your plain old sofa or a lovely outdoor space like a front porch. Get creative with the placement of the florals and make a few!
If you’re looking for a family-friendly DIY that can bring everyone in the house together and still turn out something super functional and adorable, why not dress your plain, dull white plates up a bit? Create a pair for your parents or send them off to college with your daughter who needs some dishes for the dorm room. All you need to do is grab some of your favorite Sharpies, of all colors, to make this work. O, and preheat the oven! Check out this super easy DIY: Baked Sharpie Plates!
Flowers are a popular staple in many homes, particularly during the spring months. But one of the drawbacks to flowers is that they don’t always last very long. There are ways, however, to keep you flowers around for longer than a week or two. Pressing is one very popular method. And the tutorial below shows you just one way to show off pressed flowers in your home.
Whether it’s an empty, half-gallon milk jug or a coca-cola glass bottle, these easily recycled pieces can also become an amazing foundation to lots and lots of fun DIYs. Literally, any room of the house can use a sprucing of recycled bottles, just scroll through the list to see how! Easy, recycled bottle DIYs are here, soak up every idea!
1. Sharpie Magic.
Dipped your old bottles in white paint. And then take your black Sharpies and get to work making some modern, contemporary new home accessories.