15 DIYs That Are Pretty And They Know It

Diply 19 Apr 2018

Nothing beats a DIY that's both practical and pretty. A craft that has it all is hard to resist — especially for those of us who live and breathe DIY — and having someone admire your work and the fact that you made it yourself is the ultimate compliment.

Check out the collection of pretty project ideas below, and gain a bit of inspiration for your next crafting adventure!

1. Beachy Chandelier Makeover

The Wicker House | The Wicker House

Thanks to a bit of pretty paint and some creative elbow grease, what was once a dark, boring, outdated light fixture is now a chandelier fit for a mermaid queen.

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2. Resin Seashell Coasters

Running With Sisters | Running With Sisters

Speaking of mermaid queens, these gorgeous seashell coasters are making me want to be a part of Ariel's world! If you love admiring seashells on the beach, then you definitely need some of these coasters in your home.

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3. DIY Crystal Photo Stands

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

Picture frames aren't the only option when it comes to displaying your favorite photographs. If you're looking for something a bit more flashy and fun, give these crystal stands a try.

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4. 'Press For Champagne' Sign

The Dainty Dress Diaries | The Dainty Dress Diaries

Who wouldn't want one of these in their home? Now, the tricky part isn't making the sign, but figuring out how to actually get champagne when you press the button.

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5. DIY Ombre Heart Crate

DIY Candy | DIY Candy

Sometimes all a piece needs is a small upgrade to take it from OK to fabulous! For those who don't consider themselves seasoned crafters (yet), a project like this is a great place to start your creative journey.

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6. Modernized Brass Chandelier


My grandmother's brass chandelier has been sitting in our basement for about a year now, and after seeing how easy it would be to update, I think its days in storage are numbered.

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7. DIY Cloches

Notions From Nonny | Notions From Nonny

Cloches are a quick and easy way to add a splash of pretty to any space. And while they may be expensive to buy at the store, they're an extremely budget-friendly thing to DIY.

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8. DIY Stacking Wire Bracelets

Live Craft Love | Live Craft Love

While it's easy enough to buy inexpensive jewelry both online and in-store, there's just something about making it yourself that results in pieces that are extra special.

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9. Lantern Light Fixture

The Shabby Creek Cottage | The Shabby Creek Cottage

If you've ever shopped around for light fixtures, you know how ridiculously expensive they can be. Thankfully, DIYs like this prove that you can have the expensive, modern look you desire without the hefty price tag.

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10. Sequin Wall Art

Classy Clutter | Classy Clutter

I think it would be pretty hard to not become the ultimate boss babe with this insanely gorgeous piece of artwork inspiring you to succeed every day! Everyone will be asking you to make one of these for them!

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11. Pebble And Faux Succulent Wreath

The Shabby Creek Cottage | The Shabby Creek Cottage

While the shape of this wreath may be traditional, everything else about it is not, which is why I love it so much. Succulents for the win!

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12. DIY Floral Mouse Pad

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

People don't usually put a lot of thought into the mouse pad they're using, but if you're looking for a quick and easy way to make over your workspace, it's a great place to start.

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13. DIY Confetti Tray

Delineate Your Dwelling | Delineate Your Dwelling

You can never go wrong with confetti! To make one of these fun accessories for yourself, you're going to need some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glue, along with confetti (obviously) and a wooden tray.

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14. Wood Bar + Bead Necklace

Make And Tell | Make And Tell

Jewelry doesn't always have to be glitzy and covered with bright, shiny gems. This wood bar and bead necklace may be understated, but that doesn't mean it isn't pretty.

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15. DIY Bar Cart Makeover

Delicious And DIY | Delicious And DIY

Lastly, for those who can never get enough of thrift store makeovers, this stunning bar cart transformation is for you! Hopefully it inspires you to tackle a secondhand upcycling project of your own.

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Did any of these DIY ideas put you in a crafty mood? Which one are you going to try first?


Let us know in the COMMENTS, and don't forget to SHARE this list with all of the makers in your life!

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