207 posts tagged home diys
This is one of my favourite DIYs in such a long time! It’s not the simplest thing to make (you need to make a mold and then pour your plaster) but it’s adorable and worth the time. it would be cool to make a few different molds and have a set of townhouses!
These pillows are so cool, and part of Fat Quarter February, meaning you don’t even need a lot of fabric to create them. Which is great because there are so many fabrics I love but of course, they’re so expensive that I can only afford a fat quarter!
This is just so beautiful, I immediately searched for strung feathers to try and make my own! OK, so I can’t really afford to spend over $50 on feathers right now, but I searched something similar and you’re looking at about $200… yikes. I guess you could do something similar with single feathers, but it would take a lot longer to glue them all down!
One thing I always keep in mind when I feature a post is: would this be cheaper than buying it? I don’t know about y’all but I have a limited budget and when it comes to something like furniture, I like to get second hand or as cheap as possible (especially as my tastes change every month!). If you look back through the archive you will see lots of DIYs on remodelling dressers. They are perfect not only for the bedroom, but also great for the dining room (keep your cutlery, table mats, etc) or your hallway (a great place to store scarves, leave your keys). The plain dressers from IKEA are particularly easy to makeover because there’s no extra bits and pieces already added to them. The greek key pattern here is a timeless design and can be painted in so many different combinations. If you’re not keen on cutting up the pieces yourself, ask them to cut them at the hardware store.
p.s. Love that vase!
Don’t freak out - this isn’t entirely made by hand! Instead, this is a large rug stitched together from the small (and cheap!) rag rugs you can find at the dollar store. Great if you can’t afford a big rug (and they can be super expensive).
This is just an amazing craft, and the items you need to make them are so easy to find that I realised I already had them in my cupboard! Yep, that excited me! Craftberry Bush has some other fantastic faux flower tutorials, make sure you check them out!
Have you packed up all your Christmas decorations yet? If not, save that strand of Christmas lights so you can make this headboard! This is my kind of DIY - mainly because you get to use a drill! Then you just have to pop the lights in and plug it in! One of the best things about this DIY is that A Beautiful Mess actually went and checked with the local Fire Station on the safety of this project so you don’t have to freak out about this accidentally burning down your house (it’s safe as long as you don’t leave it unnatended or sleep with it on!)
I really love the colour combo of neons and greys - it gives it a bit more of a classic edge to what can be a hard colour style to add to your decor. I’ve never had a go at creating a bowl - it looks kind of easy?!
I recently had a makeover of my lounge room that includes an unused fireplace. I finally bit the bullet and chucked out all the pebbles and candles stacked in there, gave it a really, really good clean out and painted it white. Now I have a lovely white fireplace but nothing to put in there - until I spotted this DIY and thought - sometimes the world just knows what you’re looking for! I’m going to be going out tomorrow to look for some good logs to use!
Mum recently bought two paper lanterns from IKEA. The first one didn’t work so well, so that means that there’s a paper lantern going for keeps! I think this is a great makeover because in the day it’s pretty and soft and at night it gives a lovely warm glow. This is a perfect tv project - cutting out all those petals and gluing them on!
Key rings are so fun to make, mainly because you can make a ton of them at once - great to use as decoration as gifts or to have on hand as little thank you gifts. This project is grat because not only is it cheap, but you can customise it in any colour with any kind of charm. Personally I recently bought a ton of charms on eBay for about $5, and will be using them - but you can get yours from etsy or your local craft store.
Every time I look through the Purl Bee website I wish again that I could knit! I freakin’ love both of these blankets, but especially the multicoloured striped blanket. Doesn’t it look so warm and comfortable? Perfect for wrapping up in during those cold nights in front of the TV or when reading a book. Oh man. SOMEONE KNIT THIS FOR MEEEE!
Guys, there’s still time before Christmas to make a gift if you need to - and this one would be great for almost anyone. It’s also pretty cheap to make - the antlers are made from tin foil and air dry clay and the back board is one you’d find in most craft stores. I’ve always liked the look of these in the trendy homewares stores and decor magazines so I’m excited to try this for myself (Christmas present for meeee!)
I have started making my Christmas gift list, and while most are really easy to choose for there is one that is impossible. They’re well off, so they generally buy everything they actually need/want. They like wine, but not the wine that I can afford! So when I saw this DIY, I was beyond thrilled. What a gorgeous gift, perfect for their bar and something I know they would love but never buy for themselves! That’s what we call a hat-trick people. Even better? Cheap and quick to make!
Magnetic Pin Plate | The Mother Huddle
As a sewer, once I’m stuck into a project everything else kinds of fades away for me. This includes making sure pins go into the pin cushion, which means I always end up with pins all over my table, stuck into my chair and in the cracks of my floorboards. This plate is perfect because you can just chuck your pins straight onto the plate and know they’re not going anywhere! Plus it’s pretty - can’t go past that!