17 Easy DIY Home Decor Craft Projects That Don’t Look Cheap

While some home decor projects require the use of professionals, there are others that you can do yourself, helping you save money while getting the job done right. Add some warmth and spice to your home with these fun DIY home decorations.

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, many DIY projects look easier in theory than they are to make in practice. That’s not to say you shouldn’t try and experiment to get better and create wonderful things.

What we’re going to do today is pick some DIY projects that are easy enough to craft so that they don’t look poorly made and cheap. Here are 17 of them.

Stencil Drop Cloth Curtains

You can quite easily make your own stencil drop cloth curtains in any pattern you like and the end result will look like expensive designer curtains.

Storage Ottoman

Making your own storage ottoman is easier than may seem at first. Follow the tutorial if you’re up for it. Imagine how it would look like positioned against a sofa and a coffee table in your living room.

Hexagon Shelf

The shelf looks unique and it’s a brilliant detail for the wall decor. And it’s easy to make out of actual popsicles.

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Easy 10-Minute Crafts for Kids

Keep your kids busy all the time by letting them work on some simple and easy crafts. It’s also the best way to bond together with them – proven and tested! Below are just the lists of crafts. Check the link below for the procedures.

Check out all of these fast and easy, 10-minute crafts for kids. These are great to use as an instant craft activity if kids are bored, as a temporary distraction, or as craft projects for kids with a short attention span.

1. Activity Travel Tray

While this craft will just take minutes to do, the kids will hopefully have fun playing with it for hours.

Activity Travel Tray

2. Bagel Bird Feeder

Follow these directions and learn how to make a bird feeder by spreading peanut butter or lard onto a bagel and rolling it in bird seed.

Bagel Bird Feeder

3. Cereal Jewelry

This will certainly keep the kids busy for 10 minutes, if not more. One of the nice things about this project is that you only need cereal and chenille stems so you can take it along with you.

Cereal Jewelry

4. Easy Paper Lantern

These paper lanterns are fast and easy to make–make several to use as decorations.

Easy Paper Lantern Craft

5.  Feather Face Pencil

Learn how you can dress up an ordinary pencil quickly using a featherand a few other craft supplies.

Glue Yarn Ball Tutorial

Everyone has their favorite yarns for different reasons. Some yarns are a hit because they are easy to work with, or because they are soft and contribute to a beautiful fabric. Ypu can even transform them to a beautiful decor at home.

 

This simple project might bring back memories of Elementary school, but it turns out to be not only a fun craft to do with the kids, but a darling Spring time decoration. Decorative balls like this can cost at least a few dollars each in the store, but if you make them yourself, you can make a ton of them for just a few bucks!

Supplies for Yarn Balls:

  • yarn (I used 4 different colors)
  • a bag of balloons: I used 5 inch round balloons to make smaller yarn balls
  • white craft glue: I used Elmer’s

FYI – this craft is messy! Fun and messy!


Step 1: Make a mixture of glue and water (avoid making it too watery).

 

See more: http://www.makeandtakes.com/glue-yarn-ball-tutorial

 

Say No to Clutter! 20 Easy and Useful DIY Home Organizing Tips

It’s not as difficult as you may think to get an organized home, even after many years of clutter hoarding. The most effective way to un-clutter your home is to use appropriate clutter organization ideas.

 

These DIY organizing ideas are great ways to find a specific home for everything you own. In other words, everything from kids’ toys to kitchen utensils has a place to go.

The solutions need not be complicated, as you will find. Most of the ideas here take less than an hour to complete. These DIY home organizing ideas are also very inexpensive. Simplicity is at its best as you find useful storage ideas below.

20. Easy Storage

The organization tips in this video are easy to follow and make all the difference when it comes to de-cluttering your home.

 

19. Wrapping Paper Storage

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Hang a shelf or dowel vertically to quickly and awesomely store rolls of wrapping paper for birthdays, Christmas, or any other occasion. You can even simply stretch a bungee cord from wall-to-wall to create storage space.

18. Re-Use Baby Food Jars

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Nail baby food lids underneath the bottoms of cabinets. Use the empty jars to store tiny items, rather than tossing them into some drawer.

 

Read more: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/say-clutter-20-easy-and-useful-diy-home-organizing-tips.html

7 DIY Storage Boxes {Get Organized!}

Decorative storage boxes are another type of multifunctional storage boxes. That they is it used to get rid of clutter and makes for an organized home or office is one of its functions however, it does more than that because by its very name, you can also use these boxes to decorate your living or working spaces.

 

Create DIY storage boxes with a few simple ideas, a little time, and a whole lot less money than you would spend at the store!

I don’t know about you, but I can always use a few more storage boxes!  I’m not interested in the same old boring boxes…I’m talking about boxes with a little style of their own.

Make organizing your home more fun with these beautiful ideas.

7 DIY Storage Boxes

diy storage containers - cork

DIY Cork Storage Box – Sugar and Cloth

diy storage containers - stenciled

DIY Stenciled Storage Box – Silhouette America

diy storage containers - fabric

DIY Fabric Storage Boxes – Craft and Creativity

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14 DIY Makeup Organizer Ideas

Sometimes, knowing that your budget may bring some limitations gives you that initiative to search the many solutions available just like having your DIY makeup organizer.

 

There’s a fine line between having an impressive makeup collection and being an excessive cosmetic hoarder. And more often than not, that line is determined by how one organizes their beauty goods. I’m not saying your vanity has to look like a Sephora counter. I’m just saying that if you’re the type who owns every single shade from MAC’s eyeshadow collection, it’s crucial you have a structured way to store it.

And I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought — there’s nothing that feels quite as rewarding as having a tidy closet and a orderly makeup area, right? It almost makes you want to paint your face more when your color-coded lipsticks are all in a row and your makeup brushes are sitting pretty in a cute canister. But unless you’re a Kardashian, it can be pretty hard to make extra space for your mascaras and eyeliners and blushes galore in your already crowded room, let alone keep them all in order. So, what’s a makeup lover to do? Get creative!

Thanks to the DIY experts around the web, I discovered dozens of thrifty, adorable and super unique ways to display your cosmetic collection. Find some inspiration from my 14 favorite picks and get to work!

1. SHOE ORGANIZER

If you’re lacking counter space, consider buying an inexpensive shoe organizer to hang on your bathroom door or closet. There will be more pockets for all your beauty goods than you probably even need!

 

2. PLANT POTS + DECORATIVE ROCKS

 

See more: https://www.bustle.com/articles/37679-14-diy-makeup-organizer-ideas-that-are-so-much-prettier-than-those-stacks-of-plastic-boxes

Beautiful kaleidoscope craft for kids makes upcycling fun

Connection is the silver bullet to good parenting. Kids love spending time with you, their parent. Most of the time, connecting can happen just through doing tasks together like washing the dishes or by doing projects together.

 

Putting together a fun crafting day for kids can seem overwhelming, but it really doesn’t have to be — sometimes the simplest crafts are the most entertaining. Your kids will have blast making this beautiful kaleidoscope, and even more fun playing with it after

The best part? It’s a fun way to teach your kids about repurposing and upcycling. It’s a win all the way around.

Help kids repurpose a paper towel roll into a gorgeous kaleidoscope craft

What you’ll need:

Help kids repurpose a paper towel roll into a gorgeous kaleidoscope craft
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows
  • paper towel roll
  • ruler
  • multicolored translucent beads
  • tape
  • glue
  • hot glue gun
  • clear plastic fruit box
  • marker
  • scissors
  • aluminum foil
  • empty cereal box
  • colored scrapbook paper

 

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24 Stunning Wine Bottle Centerpieces You Never Thought Could Complement A Special Event

You can personalize wine bottles for special occasion gifts like birthdays, anniversaries or showers, just to name a few things. Get some ideas on the pictures below;

 

Weddings are very special events, in most cases unique for the two most important participants. This puts pressure on you when planning it.Everything needs to be special and outstanding but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to use unconventional materials. It’s exactly what these centerpieces are all about. And they work great not just for weddings but also for other events as well.

Something as simple as wrapping a wine bottle in twine and adding a few flowers and a tag can make all the difference you need. It’s a design that’s easy to make and works great for rustic weddings and other events.

This is a set of three wine bottle vases and they have a willow wreath around them that’s the detail they need to stand out. The flowers add a very nice rustic touch to the whole arrangement. As you’ll notice, wine bottles look better in pairs.{found on etsy}.

Perfect for parties, these wine bottle vases feature various types of designs, all make with twine. So be creative and come up with a collection of your own. You can also use different colors if you want to draw more attention to the vases.{found on etsy}.

 

Read more: http://www.homedit.com/24-stunning-wine-bottle-centerpieces-you-never-thought-could-complement-a-special-event/

How to Make Paper Lanterns

Coming up with an elegant party decor ambiance is never difficult. The traditional party decoration items like Paper Lanterns never fail. Combined with matching lights to suit occasions in various seasons, these promise a stylish party and a mesmerizing ambiance.

 

making paper lanterns finished

Looking for instructions on how to make paper lanterns? My husband designed an easy template for making paper lanterns in a cute round shape. They look a bit oriental, don’t you think?

These “lanterns” are purely decorative and aren’t designed to have a lamp inside them, but they do make great festive decorations. In fact, they started out as a design for Christmas baubles.

 

By the way, if you want to learn how to make a lantern that you can put a lamp inside of, then check out my instructions for making paper star lanterns .

They make great homemade gifts to post in the mail because they can pack flat. And they look so pretty with the light shining through them 🙂

 

Instructions: How to Make Paper Lanterns

 

Before we get started, here’s a little cartoon to give you the big-picture of how everything fits together. Basically there’s a thread that runs through the lantern from top to bottom, with a knot at each end to hold things in place.

Equipment

  • pretty paper or card-stock
  • printer
  • scissors
  • glue or double sided tape
  • needle and thread

You’ll also want to download my round paper lantern template . The pdf file has templates in two different sizes, so you can choose how big you’d like your lantern to be. The bigger template makes a grapefruit-sized lantern, and the smaller template makes mandarin-sized lanterns.

Print the template onto your paper or card-stock, making sure that you print onto the blank side! All done with the printing? Now on to how to make paper lanterns…

paper star lantern

Step 1: Cut out along the solid lines, and you should have something that looks like this. Notice the little glue-tab on the left.

 

See more: http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/make-paper-lanterns.html

24 Cheap Christmas Decorations You Can Make Yourself

Want to have an economical celebration of Christmas? Read on the following tips for Christmas decorating on a budget.

 

You already know you can save money with homemade Christmas gifts and Christmas appetizers you make yourself, but your Christmas decorations don’t have to break the bank either. Use these homemade ideas for holiday decorating on the cheap. 

Create An Advent Calendar

Create An Advent Calendar
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Start by spraying an old frame with a metallic base, says By Stephanie Lynn.Create tags using an online template (see link below). Mix in gold, silver and neutral ornaments to tie the whole Calendar together.

Go For A Bow Wreath

Go For A Bow Wreath
HAELEY GIAMBALVO
Creating this simple, festive wreath from Design Improvised is easy and won’t drain your wallet! Get this look by simply hot gluing bows of various colors to a Styrofoam wreath. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete.

See more: http://www.rd.com/home/decorating/cheap-christmas-decorations/