I love flowers but I find it very inconvenient that they wither rather quickly and you can’t really enjoy them for very long. Faux flowers are a good alternative but most try too much to look real that they actually end up being disappointing. That’s what makes this cute billy ball bouquet so interesting. It has an identity of its own.
Pillows make lovely decorations and while you can surely find many nice ones in stores, if you want something with a bit more character you can make your own embellished fabric flower pillows. The projects starts with a plain pillow which you can either buy or make. For the flowers you need fabric scraps, scissors, a needle and thread.
Speaking of pillows, another cute idea can be to decorate one with little pom-poms around the edges. It would look lovely on the sofa or a chair. For this project you need a small pom-pom garland, scissors, a needle and thread. Before you know it, your pom-pom pillow is done and ready to make your home look extra cozy.
Plain walls can sometimes look austere and boring so perhaps you’d like to add some color to them by decorating them with tissue paper flowers. This is a rather easy project really for which you require tissue paper in multiple colors, some twine, yarn or twist ties, scissors and painter’s tape. Mix and match the colors however you like.
Even something as simple as the cork trivets you use in your kitchen and dining room can be customized and this is in fact one of the easiest DIY projects on this list. If you want to make your own cork leaf trivets just like these ones, you’re going to need cork which comes in sheets or rolls, a x-acto knife, a marker, some cardstock, felt, scissors and spray adhesive.
Everyone has at least a couple of books in their home but regardless or how big or small your collection is, bookends are always a nice little feature. They’re both useful and nice to look at, especially if you craft them yourself. How about making some half log bookends? You can use paint to give them some color and character or you can embrace the raw, natural look.
Keep your indoor plants nice and cozy with cute sweater planter covers. The role of the planter cover is purely decorative so don’t worry about anything else. The cool thing about this project is that it lets you upcycle an old knitted sweater so next time you change your wardrobe, don’t throw out your old clothes just yet and look for ways to recycle them first.
You could even make your own furniture. Nothing too big or complicated… just a tree stump side table. It’s a nice DIY project for beginners, requiring very little planning. For this project you need a tree trunk (a large log would do as well), 3 swivel casters, some screws, a drill, sandpaper, clear polyurethane and a paintbrush.
Some home decor pieces are also very useful, like this branch jewelry holder. To make this you need a branch (search for one that looks nice), some sandpaper, spray paint, a drill and screws. You can install it on a wall or a cabinet in your bedroom, dressing room, closet, etc.
If you’d like to add a little bit of greenery to your home, perhaps you’d enjoy making these little wooden geometric planters. They’re perfect for air plants and they’re pretty fun to make. Each planter starts out as a wooden block. You can use a saw to shape it and give it a geometric form. You’re also going to need sandpaper, paint, a drill and a paintbrush.
This is a 3D fake flower vase which you can display on a wall, just as a way to add some color and pattern to the decor and to create a focal point. To make your own version you’re going to need a few things such as paper straws, a foam board, fake flowers and leaves, scissors, tissue paper, canvas and a hot glue gun. Have fun personalizing the design.
This framed cork board is also a lovely idea for a DIY home decor project. You can use it as an organizer or to pin things like notes, photos, etc. To make your own board you’re going to need a wooden frame, cork board, decorative tissue paper, decoupage glue, a foam brush, scissors, thumbtacks and a hot glue gun.
Some nautical-themed wall art would look nice in a beach house although it’s more versatile than that and you can also add it to any room if you think it suits the decor. This anchor looks pretty cool. It’s made using white rope, red burlap ribbon, canvas, paint and of course the main piece – a wooden anchor with glitter on it. You could skip the glitter part if you prefer a simpler look.
That little tree stump side table we mentioned before isn’t the only piece of furniture that you can build by yourself. If you’re ready to try something a bit more complex, check out this DIY industrial pipe coffee cart. It has casters so it’s easy to move it around, two shelves for storage and a little counter on top. Turn it into a mobile coffee station or a little bar cart.
A cross-stitch leather catchall like this one is a useful accessory for any home or workspace. Use it to keep your phone, keys, sunglasses and other things nice and organized, all in the same place. This one is made of leather and has a lovely two-tone design. It’s surprisingly easy to make and there’s a ton of ways in which you can personalize it.
Give an old frame a quick makeover so it’s better suited for the type of decor which surrounds it or just so you change its appearance to refresh your home decor. If you like particular frame, here’s what you’re going to need in order to create something similar: wood veneer, spray adhesive, spray paint, spray lacquer, painter’s tape, an x-acto knife and a straight edge. use your new veneered frame to display family photos or artwork.
Did you knot you can turn a tomato cage into a side table? It’s actually pretty simple. You need the wire cage, a round piece of plywood, 4 metal brackets, a drill, 8 small screws, wire cutters and some spray paint. We suggest painting the cage to give it a sleek and modern look. The tomato cage table looks really chic, with a lightweight and simple design and a very versatile appearance.
Here’s something that you can display on your walls, as a way to add color, texture and character to the room. It’s something that you can put together yourself using just a few simple things like colored yarn, a wooden dowel rod and two metal rings. If you want to make changes to the design that’s fine, just plan everything accordingly. Check out the instructions on diys.
Kokedama planters have a sculptural appearance which other more traditional types lack. If you don’t know how to make a kokedama planter, that’s ok because it’s all quite simple, as our tutorial explains. Here’s what you’re going to need: Sphagnum moss or sheet moss, Bonsai compost, twine or string, a bowl, gardening gloves and, of course, a plant.
I really love cacti and small succulent plants and I’m constantly looking for fresh new ways to display them and make them a part of the home decor. This succulent wall planter is one of the coolest options we’ve come across so perhaps you too would like to build one for your own home. The project starts with a wooden box so be sure you pick one that has an interesting shape and a suitable size. You can paint it or decorate it if you want to.
Here’s a nice little accessory that you can add to your entryway: a gilded square nail key rack that’s not just practical but also full of potential when it comes to design. You could make this with hooks instead of these square nails although this industrial look is pretty cool too. Apart from that, this version was made using a rectangular piece of wood, clear polyurethane, string and some gold spray paint.
Isn’t this test tube vase just wonderful? We love the contrast between the solid block of wood serving as a base and the sleek and delicate glass test tubes. As expected, you can make something like this yourself and it would be a fairly simple DIY project. You can paint or stain the wood block or you can just apply a clear coat of sealant to preserve its natural appearance.
Decorate a wall with giant confetti. This can either be something you plan for a party or a permanent decor feature. Either way, it’s all very simple. All you need is a circle cutter, colorful cardstock and tape. Cut out circles in different colors and simply stick them onto the wall. You can create any pattern you want. This cute idea was featured on diys.
An old string of lights is something that almost everyone has, usually forgotten in a dark corner or a storage cabinet or the garage. It’s about time you used it in a DIY home decor project. A particularly quirky idea is to use vintage mold tins to create little shades around the lights. Sure, it’s not the most versatile project out there but it’s an option that might just be for you.
Tin cans are surprisingly reusable and there are many clever ways in which you can upcycle them and turn them into beautiful decorations. For example, you could make tin can planters. Clean them, spray paint them, punch a few holes in the bottom and there you have it. You can add soil and give your plants a new home.
Tired of looking at the same old lamp every day? Maybe it’s time for a makeover. A quick and easy idea is to cover the lampshade with fabric just to change the look without making any structural modifications. Take out the old lampshade, cut out a piece of fabric (measure it based on the size of the shade) and adhere it to the shade using spray adhesive.
Things like trays, baskets and boxes are super useful around the house and great to have around. You can use them in a lot of ways, most often to store or to organize things. You could make a hexagonal tray to keep on your desk or table and you could put inside things like candles, small planters, keys, etc. You could even use it as a sort of catchall for all the items you normally keep in your pockets.
Even something as simple as a wooden slat hanging frame can have a big impact on a room’s decor and ambiance. Make one for one of your favorite poster or print and display it on a wall to make the room look and feel more cohesive. It would be a lovely weekend project.
Decorative plates used to be very popular a while ago and today they’re a nice way to add a retro touch to a space. Hanging wall plates is not exactly difficult and you can use this technique to add a cozy touch to just about any room. We suggest the kitchen or the dining area simply because it makes sense.
If by any chance you can find yourself a tree trunk piece, we suggest turning it into a planter. It doesn’t need to be big so even a small fallen tree would be a good resource to take advantage of. You could make an adorable tree trunk planter for succulents which could also double as a bookend.
Putting flowers in vases isn’t the only way in which you can display them around your home. A particularly interesting alternative is this floral wall hanging piece. To make this piece you need silk flowers, a branch and some white tulle. The white tulle is a really nice touch, more delicate than twine and less noticeable.
Some domino-themed wall art might look nice in a game room but is also simple and versatile enough to look at home in living rooms, home offices and even bedrooms. Some square-shaped canvases, black and white paint and a circle template are enough make this project amazing. Check out the tutorial on DIYs.
This is one of my absolute favorite projects. The idea is to put fake fruits in shadowboxes and to hang them on a wall. They add pops of color to the decor and they make great focal points. Add these to your kitchen to cheer up the space and pick your favorite fruits or vegetables to add a personal touch to the project. Check out DIYs for more details.
If you’re ever trying to think of a new DIY project you can try, a table centerpiece is always a cool idea. With so many different options to choose from you can definitely find one that suits your style. Floral centerpieces are popular so how about a floral garland similar to this one? You can find out how to make it by following the tutorial on DIYs.
Washi tape is a really great resource too when it comes to DIY room decor projects. You can do a lot of cool things with it, like some eye-catching artwork which you can display on the walls or your home. It doesn’t have to be a very complex piece. Abstract geometric designs are easy, fun and interesting. Check out this one from DIYs as inspiration.
Decorative pillows can be used to easily add some detail to a room and make a space feel like home. These crocheted jute pillows are quite easy to make and have a round shape which helps to set them apart from other more conventional accent pillows. You can find out all about them in the tutorial from dreamalittlebigger.
Fall centerpieces can take many different forms and this one is quite interesting and more unusual than most others. The key element here is the glass cloche which sits on a wooden base and has a rustic rope sort of handle. Inside you can put a variety of different fall-inspired items like miniature pumpkins, flowers and so on. Check out firstdayofhome for more details and ideas.
Decorating pumpkins is always fun, whether you use a knife to carve out a pattern and turn it into a jack-o-lantern or you use a completely different technique. Here for instance the technique used involves glue and scrapbook paper. This works great with a faux pumpkin but can also be used with a real one as well. More details can be found on firstdayofhome.
Did you know you can use wallpaper for something other than a wall? It’s a really versatile resource which you can incorporate into a variety of home improvement projects. For example, you can use wallpaper to remodel and redecorate an old mirror. You can see that exemplified in this project from pillarboxblue.
Wall clocks are mostly decorative these days so it’s important to choose one with an interesting design. This right here is one of the most original ones we’ve seen in a while. It’s a cake-inspired clock design and there’s a slice that’s been cut out just to give it a bit more character. Check out dreamgreendiy for the tutorial.
It’s often the frame that helps a picture, a painting or a mirror to look more interesting and to fit into a particular décor. There are many different types of frames which can be made from all sorts of different materials. The ones featured on designsponge are made out of washi tape which is one of the more peculiar and unusual options.
Pom-poms and tassels are the go-to ornaments for a lot of different types of projects. Garlands are a great example. You can use both pom-poms and tassels to make a super colorful and cute garland for birthday parties and various special events. It could look something like this. Check out aliceandlois for more details.
Baskets and boxes are great for organizing various items and for storage in general. Those that looks extra cute and stylish can often have an unjustifiably high price. You can avoid spending on them by taking a simple and plain basket and decorating it yourself. Spray paint is very useful in this case. This ombre basket design from thelifejolie proves it.
Corkboards can be both practical and nice to look at and they’re not just for offices. You can decorate a wall in your living room, bedroom or kitchen using cork boards and it doesn’t have to an expensive or complicated projects. Just take some cork rounds, color them using acrylic paint, then display them on a wall in any pattern you like. You can find some inspiration on oheverythinghandmade in that regard.
Space wall space above the bed can sometimes make a bedroom look empty and overly simple. It’s also a perfect spot for displaying all sorts of decorations, including some that are handmade, like these hanging flowers featured on sweetteal. This is a really nice way to add some color to the bedroom.
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