If you are looking for a simple and fun way to decorate your home, DIY home decor projects allow you to create unique looks for an affordable price. The projects are fun to work on and you can create DIY pieces for every room in the house.
Make Your Own Wall Art
Wall art is easy to make when you make it yourself. Make your own reclaimed wood wall arrows by taking vintage wood planks and nailing them together. Wood crates make great hanging shelves and you can use old pallets to make mail organizers that you hang on the wall.
Attach old wire baskets to a sheet of reclaimed wood for an instant hanging produce rack. Vintage wooden frames can be turned into message boards and you can frame old vintage illustrations and hang them on the wall. Interesting pieces of wood can be easily hung on the wall for unique wall art pieces that are also three-dimensional. Making your own wall art is fun.
Refinish Your Own Furniture
Visit your local flea market and buy wooden furniture for cheap. It doesn’t matter if it is beaten up as long as it isn’t broken. You can then paint it with primer and a top color of your choice. You can also experiment with finishing techniques so the furniture matches your decor. Finish off your new pieces by replacing the hardware.
Create Stylish Decorative Accessories
You can make just about any type of decorative accessory you want when you make it yourself. With a bit of Modge Podge and some interesting illustrations, you can create candle holders, trays, vases and more that have your own distinct style on them.
GLass jars can easily be turned into lanterns with some gold paint and metal pieces that you just glue on. Add a battery operated pillar candle and you have some instant lighting. You could also take glass jars, paint them and turn them into utensil holders.
Make Your Own Hooked Rug
If you have a lot of old clothes or fabric you don’t know what to do with, you can turn it into a beautiful hooked rug. All you need is a pair of scissors and canvas webbing with openings that are at least 1/4 inch. Next, you need to cut the fabric into uniform pieces, and no more than 1/2 an inch wide and 4 inches long.
Uniform pieces make the rug more comfortable to step on. You can make a random pattern or draw a pattern on the canvas. Just use a rug hook to pull the pieces through the canvas, knot it in the middle and in no time you will have a gorgeous rug.
If you don’t want to buy mass manufactured furniture, just make it yourself. It is easier than you think. DIY home decor saves money and you get a wonderful end product that is attractive, unique and tells a story. You don’t have to buy furniture that everyone else has.