50 Mason Jar DIY Projects We Love

I am a big fan of DIY home design projects, and I have compiled a few of my favorites for this year.  Today I would like to share with you this simple DIY projects that you can add in your home decors or make it as a souvenir.

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Repurpose your mason jars with one of these 50 DIY projects. From functional uses to beautiful home decor ideas, you’re sure to find at least one project that you’ll love.

DIY Cupcake Holder
It’s happened to all of us: We spend the time making cupcakes for someone’s birthday or a special occasion only to have our energies wasted when they get smashed or ruined during the transporting process. This useful DIY is sure to keep your cupcake safe upon delivery!

DIY Mason Jar Monogram
This monogram light is made of mason jars! How cool is that?

DIY Pencil Cup
A repurposed jar is the perfect vessel for your office supplies (and small plants and succulents!). Spruce yours up with gold paint.

DIY Rose Petal Bath Soak
Treat yourself (or a friend) to a jar of rose petal bath soak–perfect for relaxing after a long day at work.

DIY Etched Glass Candy Jar
For an easy gift idea, make a custom candy jar. An easy way to decorate the jar, and further personalize the gift, is to add an etched monogram design to the front.

Read more: https://www.thespruce.com/mason-jar-diy-projects-4136860

 

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

 

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

See more: http://www.everythingetsy.com/2014/07/7-diy-storage-boxes-get-organized/

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

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
STEPHANIE LYNN
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/

26 Fabulous Garden Decorating Ideas with Rocks and Stones

Decorating your garden is something very personal. You could use several elements to decorate it all by yourself or hire professionals to do it. Using decorative stones is also an aspect of garden landscaping.

 

If you have a garden but you don’t want to spend a lot money to decorate it, rocks and stones may be a good idea for you. Rocks and stones are natural, so you can spend no money getting them. They are everywhere and you can spend no effort to find them. But then can add a few beautiful elements to your garden but require little or no maintenance. All you should do is to collect them and make them beauty your garden according to our ideas provided following.

The ideas here have given the fullest tutorial or most details, so can completely do it yourself. Don’t be late, take action now!

1.DIY Stepping Stones.

rock-stone-garden-decor-1Source: flickr.com:mfeingol

2.A gabion wall creates a dramatic feature in a garden.

rock-stone-garden-decor-2Source: greenlandscapestoenvy.com

3.Make a rock caterpillar.

rock-stone-garden-decor-3Tutorial: nelliebellie.com

 

See more: http://www.architecturendesign.net/26-fabulous-garden-decorating-ideas-with-rocks-and-stones/

20 Pretty DIY Paper Flower Tutorials

“Making paper is a fun activity to learn. Not only you can get rid of old magazine and unused papers at home but you can also use them to add some pop in your home decor.”

 

1. These modern rolled flowers look super easy and quick enough to put together a whole bunch. From The Casual Craftlete.

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2. Cute polka flowers from Lia Griffiths via Skip To My Lou start with cupcake liners and a pencil.

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3. These paper spider mums from Live Laugh Rowe look easy enough for kids to help make!

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4. This paper rose from We Lived Happily Ever After is incredibly realistic looking – the process is a little more involved than some of the other tutorials but the results are stunning.

amazing collection of DIY paper flower tutorials - these look so real! perfect for weddings, parties, or just home decor.

 

See more at http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2014/07/16/20-pretty-diy-paper-flower-tutorials.html

13 DIY Family History Crafts and Gifts

“What other ways can you show your heritage but making it into a fun DIY craft. There are actually so many ways to explore when it comes to presenting your family history. While doing it as fun family craft activity, the family can have that special moment of reminiscing the past and sharing untold stories.”

 

We know you’ve got them—countless family history paper and digital files, piles of old family photos, a family heirloom you don’t know what to do with, tucked away in a box. With the holiday season coming up, we’ve turned to Pinterest to get inspiration for creative (and easy-to-make) gifts and décor that let you share family history treasures and records with other family members. Use these 15 project ideas from Pinterest pinners and bloggers around the globe to inspire your own creativity. To replicate these crafters’ projects, follow the link with each project description for more photos and DIY details.
Family circle
 “My husband and I believe in decorating our home with things we absolutely love and that hold deep meaning for our family,” Jenn Erickson says. Guests can see her love for family history right when they come in: Erickson’s DIY family tree wreath is right by the front door (and shown on the opening page of this article). To create it, she selected two photos for each surname and made miniature copies to fit small photo frames (available from craft stores such as Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts). The leaves are the surnames printed onto an old canvas dropcloth and cut out.
Using what’s on hand is fine for the wreath backing. “You don’t necessarily need a wreath form,” Erickson says. “You can use strong cardboard or a pool noodle cut to size and taped into a circle with duct tape.” Then cover the backing by wrapping it in ribbon, vintag-ey fabric or burlap.
Throw in the towels
Emma Jeffery, who writes the Hello Beautiful blog, didn’t want her grandmother’s handwritten recipes to sit unappreciated in a drawer. Printing the recipes on tea towels created something practical and let her see her grandmother’s writing every day.

Jeffery first took photos of the recipes, then used Picasa’s free photo-editing software to “clean up” the images (see the cards before and after). An online service called Spoonflower did the printing. “I asked them to print onto a linen/cotton canvas, which is the perfect fabric for tea towels,” Jeffery says. She recommends ordering extras—once people see them, you’re bound to get requests.

Crown jewelry
Susan Haskins loves to display family photos and heirlooms, so framing her grandmother’s vintage brooch was a project right up her alley. “I have such vivid childhood memories of her wearing that sparkly brooch on her favorite pink dress,” Haskins says.
She painted a small thrift store picture frame and covered the backing with a thin layer of batting and fabric. Then she pinned on the brooch and popped it into the frame. Get more details on Haskins’ blog. She suggests doing the same with whatever costume jewelry you’ve inherited. “For example, necklaces or bracelets can be displayed in a larger frame by securing the piece to the board using straight pins with pearl heads.”
{All images courtesy of http://www.familytreemagazine.com}