If you think that splurging on insanely expensive interior designers, wall arts and handicrafts is the only way to make your home look sassy, you are definitely mistaken! Whether you are looking for a rustic look or a funky up-do, with some stationary material, you can easy transform and enliven your lack-lustre house. Plus, with DIYs you get a creative freedom and satisfaction of making your pad look exactly how you imagined. Here are 10 awesome DIY home decor ideas that you can try from the things lying around your house.
1. Mason Jar Crafts
Mason jars can be a very sophisticated decor accessory when used correctly. You can decorate them with flowers as shown above or simply paint them and put them together in a tray at the countertop. To make this art, take 3 mason jars and spray paint them in the colour of your choice. Once dried, paint the side facing outwards with funky shapes, stripes or letters to make a word. Tie a jute rope around the jar neck for an artistic look and put flowers in the jar. Arrange your jars on a tray and place them where you wish to.
2. Wall Hangings Ideas
Honestly, this is one of the most interesting home decor DIY that can really turn your place around. Wall hangings can actually define the mood and theme of the house. You can hang design plates from your kitchen for a dash of colour on your wall or unleash your boho side and go for a trail of dream catchers. Both these things can be easily found in your home and if not, they are available in local shops at throw-away prices.
3. Twine ORB Lights
Ooh la la! Bamboo lights look so aesthetically pleasing. You can literally turn a corner into a fine piece of decor with these lights. The best part about these lights is that you can make them at home! To make them, first, blow a balloon to the size of light you want. Apply glue and wrap it with jute rope. You are allowed to go clumsy, just rotate and wrap. Make sure to leave someplace at the top for bulb hanging. Once done, apply a coat of mod podge along the rope and leave it to dry overnight. Pin the balloon flat and take out it out from the twine orb. Voila! Your light is ready! Hang it with a bulb holder and you are ready to flaunt your artistic skills.
4. Planter Ideas
This trick has recently stormed the internet. People have been experimenting with different things to make cute and beautiful planters for their living areas and kitchen to add fresh green vibes. They have experimented with painting cups, hollow toys, and even made small fridge magnet planters with cement. If you are looking for something really unique, here’s a great DIY home decor idea. Take your old tattered piece of towel and dip it fully in a cement mix. Take it out and place it on an inverted bucket. Leave it to dry completely. The inverted bucket will give it a shape. Once completely dry, separate the bucket and paint your planter in desired colours. Pot the plants and decorate.
5. Creative Scent Candles
Scented candles not only look amazing but also add a fresh aroma that keeps your house feeling fresh and sweet. These candles help keep a good mood and add style to your home decor. For this DIY, all you need is a mold/container, wax, wick, and your favourite aroma oil. You can use small mason jars, shot glasses, cups or wine glasses to add a little drama. Pour molten wax in the container and add the wick with a support to keep it upright. Add a few drops of aroma oil and leave the wax to harden. You can also add broken crayons to add colour to the wax. Once set, decorate on the table counter or wall unit.
6. Paint and Polish Job
One amazing way to renew your interior is by repainting your existing furniture. It can be your drawers, your closet or even your bed. Decide a theme and get colour polish depending on the surface of your furniture. You can even go for stick-able skins if you don’t like it messy. Decide for a pattern and draw it using a pencil. Make sure you begin with anything erasable to correct mistakes. Once done, select your colours and begin painting. Leave it to dry and finish with a varnish coat to protect the paint and add shine.
7. Polaroid Picture Frame
This is one of the classiest do-it-yourself home decor tricks. Polaroid pictures are actually very nostalgic and deserve to be framed on your house walls just like your heart. To create a cool decor, take a wooden square frame. The size can depend on the place of hanging. Take a thick yarn and fix the ends horizontally. You can use glue or nails for this purpose. Once you get the desired stripes of yarn across the frame, take the shortlisted photographs and hang them on a yarn using a cloth hanging clip. Complete placing the images and hang the frame on the wall.
8. Woven Basket Art
If you have baskets, you really have a great piece for doing an amazing DIY home décor. Take the baskets and place it one over the other. One on top of the other will make the baskets look like a fake closet. This makes it a cool storage idea too. You can use it in your washroom to store towels and bathing accessories. You can even connect them together and hang it on the wall for a unique wall unit. Decorate it with showpieces or books.
9. Colourful Furnishings
Boring rugs and cushion covers can make your home dull. If you don’t have a budget to spend fortune on designer cushion covers and table runners, get that art kit out. You can buy plain covers from the dollar stores and paint them colourful and funky to jazz up your living room. If painting is not your thing, you can paste mirrors, sequins, and even embroider laces and tassels on your cushions to make them look straight from a designer’s hut.
10. Bottle Art
One you know what all you can do with bottles, we bet that you are never throwing them again. Bottle art is easy, inexpensive and super cool. You can take bottles put fairy lights and turn them into a cool night lamp. You can also cover them with coloured yarn and turn into a show piece accessory. Bottles also make a superb vase for holding flowers. In fact, in some places, you can even find colourful glass bottles fixed on the ceiling with bulbs for a dramatic lighting effect.
Instead of throwing away cash at overpriced home décor stores, these ideas can really help you create your own accent pieces. Plus, how amazing will it feel when the guests ask where did you get your lights or cushions from? So, what are you waiting for? Stop reading, start making!