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.

DIY Funny Fur Candle Holders

Unfortunately this harsh winter made many victims and the huge amount of snow, the harsh wind and cold succeeded to isolate many people. They have even become the prisoners of their own houses. They tried to survive in difficult conditions, with not too many food provisions, water or light. The news from TV seemed some horror stories or those famous documentaries about survival. This is a sad painting of a terrible winter which crossed Romania. Now things are better as the weather became warmer.

Candles were very precious for these isolated people and they usually are very useful in these conditions when electricity turns off.Those who still feel the romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day or would like to get a warmer atmosphere for their home can choose to create their own Funny Fur Candle Holders .They will cheer up the frozen atmosphere created by winter or make you think of a warm fur that could keep you warm. It is a funny DIY project which is very easy to make and perhaps will make feel warmer. All you need for this project are some materials like: a glass jar, double-sided tape, scissors, fur and strong rope.


Inspiring before and after bachelor pad

A bachelor’s apartment needs to be simple and comfortable. It doesn’t need unnecessary details or decorations and it also doesn’t need to be extra cozy. We have here a project that will help you visualize better these facts. This is a living room that got a makeover. It includes sleek and slim elements that make the room inviting but also imposing. The old TV stand suddenly didn’t seem like a very good idea for this room. Instead, the TV was mounted on the wall and this required drilling big holes in the wall. This way all the cables were hidden and the room was clean and clear.

The living room also got stylish IKEA cabinets. They have a wall panel system that minimized the number of holes required in the walls. The whole renovation process took three and a half weeks. The result was surprising and rewarding. The project required extra planning. Every little detail needed to be carefully considered and all the pieces had their own place.


Practical DIY Woven Basket

When I was a pupil I had a special class where we were taught various practical things. All these things proved to be very useful in time. Our class was divided in two parts: the boys and the other part were the girls. We had different teachers who tried to teach us how to sew, crochet, cut out or embroider. The boys were taught to make some metal tools, wooden decorative objects, wooden frames, wooden figurines and many other useful things that we usually need in the house. These classes were very relaxing and the fact that everything was made with our bare hands brought us much satisfaction and joy.

The same thing may happen if you try to make this colorful and nice DIY Woven Basket. It is a practical and useful object where you can deposit various things like: small toys, thread balls, plastic bags, socks, spools of sewing silk or small balls. You may also think of other objects.


Cozy black guest bedroom makeover

Most people believe that bright colors are more relaxing than dark ones. However, this is only true in some cases. When it comes to specific areas of the house, sometimes darker is better. In the case of the bedroom for example, bright colors can be beautiful but not as relaxing as other tones. We have the perfect example to illustrate that idea.This bedroom recently got a complete makeover. It used to be nice but not as cozy and stylish as it is now. The most drastic change was probably the color of the walls. The bedroom used to have pale yellow walls. It wasn’t the best choice for this room. At one point it started to look old. As a result, the owner agreed on a drastic change. The far wall has been painted black. This has a great impact right from the entrance.

The rest of the walls have been painted white. This way a very nice and strong contrast is created. Also, the black wall has a window and this further attenuates the impact the dark color has on the décor. I personally believe that darker colors are better for the bedroom. This way it’s easier to enjoy a good night sleep while not waking up surrounded by whiteness.


Chic and easy DIY laundry hamper

Sometimes it’s impossible to find the exact thing that you’re looking for. For example, if you want a laundry hamper that’s cheap, sturdy and stylish, all at the same time, you’ll probably have to make it yourself. Luckily we’re here to help.First let’s see which are the materials that you’ll need for this project. You’ll need to have a wood circle, galvanized steel wire fencing, casters, screws and washers and optionally some wood stain or paint and some polyurethane. The hamper that we will help you make has a beautiful vintage design inspired by the pieces from the 60s.

The project is actually quite simple. The best part that it will only cost you around $20 and after that you’ll have a lovely container for your laundry. It might be difficult to find a wood circle. If you don’t have any luck at the hardware store you can always improvise and maybe use a round table top.


Ideal solution of organizing different things

At a certain point, each of us has the problem of not finding a certain thing exactly when we need it, no matter what that object is. Usually it happens because we are always on the run, very busy or because we do not organize our things as we should. DYI found a solution for these problems: simple and at ease: the wooden drawers that will organize your space better than you would have thought and in a short time. Why are these drawers so special? They are actually made of 3 wooden boxes, 4 pieces of wood, screwdriver, a ruler and a pencil. It depends only on you where you need them, in your garage, in your home office or in the kitchen.

There is nothing complicated about the drawers and if you follow the right steps and really want to organize your space, you can make the drawers on your own. DIY drawers follow the idea of simplicity and as long as you want to save yourself from the trouble of not finding things when you need them, maybe you should adopt this solution.


Creative fabric letter accessories

Lately we’ve been presenting you several creative DIY projects involving decorative pillows. This time we have something similar and yet completely different. Today we’re going to show you how to make fabric letters. Here are the materials that you’ll need: 8″ letters of your choice, some fabric of your choice, a sharpie/pen, a hot glue gun, glue sticks, sharp scissors and padding.Unlike the project with the pillows, this one is neither fast nor easy. The results are very satisfying.However, I doubt you would want to start all over again after you finish it. Be prepared for a time consuming project that requires a lot of patience. Now to show you the steps you’ll need to take. First trace your letters onto the padding.

Then you need to cut your padding about an inch around your traced line so you have enough to wrap onto sides.Next apply hot glue to the padding and pull tight to wrap it around the sides. Then repeat steps 1 to 3 using fabric instead of padding. It would be easier to glue the face of the letter first and then the sides. Also, you need to use a different fabric for the sides. You can always change the design if you prefer something else. Now glue the strips of fabric on the sides of the letters.


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