Engage Your Creative Side With These Fun DIYs

Diply 27 Sep 2018

I'm bored. Are you bored? Good, then it's a perfect time to find a new craft project to tackle.

For some reason, I always get crafty in the fall. Maybe it's the chill in the air or the upcoming holidays, but I've decided to just lean into the impulse and get making some things.

There's no real theme to these projects that I found, except that I like them and hope you do to.

1. DIY Metal Flower Brooch

Fellow Fellow | Fellow Fellow

I've always been intrigued by jewelry making, but it can be intimidating, and I don't need another crafting obsession to try to organize. So, I think I'm going to try this easy project from Fellow Fellow.

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Most of the supplies are things I already have, and I love the option of a magnetic closure.

Fellow Fellow | Fellow Fellow

That second part may be because I tend to stab myself with pins, but I also like it because it means that I'm not damaging my clothes by poking holes into them.

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2. DIY Splatter Painted Throw

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

Does splatter painting count as a project? Well, it includes art supplies and getting messy, so I think so. I like the pop of color, and a whimsy a bit of splatter can add to a space.

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Mr. Kate uses the technique to give a plain beige throw a bit of pop.

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

I love the detail of dipping the tassels in the same paint. Super cute. This is a great way to save a bit of money by buying something basic and turning it into something one-of-a-kind.

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3. DIY Yarn And Bead Wall Hanging

Oh The Sweet Things | Oh The Sweet Things

Yarn-based wall decor can make a space feel super cozy, which is perfect for fall, but you don't need to know how to knit or crochet to enjoy it.

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This chic project from Oh The Sweet Things just involves tying knots. 

Oh The Sweet Things | Oh The Sweet Things

Anyone can do that, whether you're good with knitting needles or not. The wooden beads give it a cool boho vibe.

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4. DIY Temporary Tattoo Mugs

Sarah Hearts | Sarah Hearts

Clearly, I need to look into modern temporary tattoos because these mugs from Sarah Hearts are something I need in my life right now.

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Just looks at them! You'd never guess that was a temporary tattoo.

Sarah Hearts | Sarah Hearts

By covering them with a layer of Mod Podge, the tattoo is protected and won't just wear right off the surface.

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5. DIY Custom Welcome Mat

The Chic Site | The Chic Site

Who says a front door mat has to say "Welcome"? I mean, you can sometimes find ones with funny slogans or something, but when it's my home, I want it to reflect my tastes and personality.

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The Chic Site's tutorial for making your own is super helpful. 

The Chic Site | The Chic Site

You just need a plain mat, spray paint, and a few tools to make a DIY stencil. Easy peasy.

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6. DIY Sea Shell Sting Lights

By Wilma | By Wilma

I may be putting my summer wardrobe away and snuggling into sweaters, but that doesn't mean I don't want to be reminded of warmer days.

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These sea shell lights from By Wilma are cute and whimsical. 

By Wilma | By Wilma

You can buy a pack of shells from the dollar store or use ones you collected at the beach. I love the soft glow.

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7. DIY Loop Handled Box

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

Okay, I'll admit to having a house full of decorative boxes, but at least I use them all. Think of all the clutter that I'm hiding away inside the clutter of boxes!

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I'm going to have to make room for this one from Homey Oh My.

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

It's just too cute not to make! Besides being adorable, the little loop handle makes it really easy to open and put things in it.

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8. DIY Rustic Wall Vases

The Glitzy Pear | The Glitzy Pear

If you're anything like me, you can pretty much do this project from The Glitzy Pear with the leftover scraps of previous projects.

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All I'd need to pick up are some of those metal hose clamps. 

The Glitzy Pear | The Glitzy Pear

I think these would be really cute in an entryway, maybe filled with decorative stones and some air plants.

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9. DIY Colorful Paper Owl Art

The Homes I Have Made | The Homes I Have Made

These days, I can't imagine spending money on art for my walls unless it's something really special. Most of the time, I'd rather just make it myself.

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This owl art from The Homes I Have Made would be great in a kids' room.

The Homes I Have Made | The Homes I Have Made

And all you need is a selection of free paint chips from the hardware store and a circle punch.

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10. DIY Leather Notebook Cover

My Dubio | My Dubio

I have a stationery...problem. My collection of pens, inks, and notebooks is bigger than I reasonably need and yet now, I'm learning how to make my own.

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Needless to say, this chic leather notebook cover from My Dubio is now on my to-do list.

My Dubio | My Dubio

What can I say? I love stationery in all of its forms, and I've fallen in love with DIYing it now, too.

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11. DIY Chunky Braided Scarf

Girl Loves Glam | Girl Loves Glam

My mother tried to teach me to knit many times, but I just never got the hang of it. She did instill me with my love of making things by hand, though — which is more than I can say for my father's attempts to get me to like golfing.

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This super chunk scarf requires no knitting. If you can braid hair, you can make it. 

Girl Loves Glam | Girl Loves Glam

I'm definitely making myself one. Check out the post on Girl Loves Glam for the full instructions.

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12. DIY Copper And Concrete Door Pulls

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Swapping out basic hardware is a great way to customize a space, but why not take it a step farther by making your own hardware?

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I love these ones from A Kailo Chic Life, both for their looks and how easy they are to make.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

I have a boring Ikea cabinet that I think these might be perfect for!

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