5+ Fun DIYs That'll Inspire You To Get Your Craft On

Diply 1 Aug 2018

For those who've been scouring the web looking for DIYs that'll inspire them to get their craft on, you've come to the right place! I've compiled a list of fun projects that crafters of any skill level can try and also enjoy.

Take a peek, find something you like, and get crafty!

1. DIY Coffee Filter Flowers

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

Whether you're allergic to real flowers or can't be bothered with the fuss that's required for them to stay fresh and alive, making a bouquet out of coffee filters is a great alternative.

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Let Thistlewood Farms show you just how easy it is to make a collection of pretty blooms using stuff you probably already have in your home.

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

In my opinion, this is a must-try idea!

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2. DIY Mason Jar Oil Candles

A Piece Of Rainbow | A Piece Of Rainbow

Mason jars are great because they're versatile, inexpensive, and easy to get your hands on. And one of the best ways to craft with them is by making your own candles.

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Check out the gorgeous oil candle idea A Piece Of Rainbow came up with, and see where your imagination takes you.

A Piece Of Rainbow | A Piece Of Rainbow

The ideas are endless with this DIY, and the best part is you won't break the bank by giving it a shot.

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3. DIY Disposable Cutlery Sunburst Mirror

By Wilma | By Wilma

Not all plastic cutlery is boring and ugly! As long as you know where to look, you can get your hands on some seriously nice stuff.

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By Wilma used a pretty collection of silver disposable cutlery to make her own version of a classic DIY project: the sunburst mirror.

By Wilma | By Wilma

Doesn't it look like something you'd find at a craft show? I think it's fantastic!

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4. DIY Minimalist Floral Chandelier

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

Whether you need a pretty piece of decor for a wedding, baby shower, or any other special event, you can never go wrong with a faux floral chandelier.

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Amy of Homey Oh My put together a simple tutorial that anyone can take inspiration from.

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

I think these would look amazing over a head table or even as a chic alternative for a traditional mobile over a crib.

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5. DIY Dyed Ombré Basket

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

For those looking for a DIY that's simple but still packs a punch, a dyed ombré basket, like this one created by Rachel of The Crafted Life, is just what you need.

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The only materials you need to recreate one of these beauties is a pack of RIT and some water in a bowl. Oh, and a basket, of course! 

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

Feel free to experiment with different colors and techniques, and see what you end up with.

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6. DIY Feather Earrings

CTRL + Curate | CTRL + Curate

Making your own jewelry doesn't have to be overly complicated or expensive. Check out your local craft store and see what they offer in terms of materials, then take inspiration from this lovely idea by CTRL + Curate.

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As you can see, it didn't take much to turn a few simple items into a set of gorgeous earrings that are perfect for summer and fall styles.

CTRL + Curate | CTRL + Curate

DIY jewelry for the win!

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7. DIY Washers Game

Amusing MJ | Amusing MJ

Oh man, this one takes me back! I participated in some serious Washers tournaments when I was in high school. We'd set up a game just like this in the hallways, and it would also make appearances during camping trips and weekend get-togethers.

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Whether you've played your fair share of Washers or haven't even heard of it, you have to add this DIY by Amusing MJ to your list of must-do projects.

Amusing MJ | Amusing MJ

Trust me, it'll provide hours of entertainment.

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8. DIY Upcycled Can Candle Holder

Hometalk | Gail@Purple Hues and Me

Empty aluminum cans may not seem very pretty, but with the help of some scissors and spray paint, they can be completely transformed into something gorgeous.

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Take this candle holder idea that Hometalker Gail came up with as a perfect example.

Hometalk | Gail@Purple Hues and Me

She upcycled a bunch of cans into a decorative accessory that would look great in any space.

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9. DIY Cactus String Art

From Scratch | From Scratch

String art is a great activity to do on your own or with a group of kids. It's simple and doesn't require any fancy materials, which makes it a winner in my books.

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Even though Maria of From Scratch decided to work with a cactus design in her tutorial, you can let your imagination run wild with yours.

From Scratch | From Scratch

All you need is a piece of wood, some nails, and a bunch of colorful thread or yarn to get the ball rolling.

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10. DIY Cement Flower Vase

Happy Serendipity | Happy Serendipity

Much like mason jars, quick-mixing cement is another crafting material I love to work with because of its versatility, simplicity, and inexpensive price tag.

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Seriously, the results this stuff can produce are pretty amazing.

Happy Serendipity | Happy Serendipity

You have to agree that this vase made by Happy Serendipity would cost a pretty penny in most home improvement stores. But because it's DIY, it costs next to nothing!

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11. DIY Camping Roasting Forks Case

Let's Camp S'more | Let's Camp S'more

Hacks are always a good idea, especially when it comes to things like camping. The next time you find yourself packing the fam-jam into the car, along with their tents, sleeping bags, and coolers, remember this trick.

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The creative minds behind Let's Camp S'more came up with the best way of packing roasting forks when they're not being used.

Let's Camp S'more | Let's Camp S'more

Storing them in an empty pencil case (that's had a few adjustments made to it) will keep them all together in a neat, tidy, and safe manner.

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12. DIY Broken Wine Glass Cupcake Stand

Look What I Made | Look What I Made

Before you toss the stem of that broken wine glass in the garbage, consider putting it to good use instead. But obviously, be careful!

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Look What I Made decided to turn her broken wine glass into something fresh and new using a makeshift mold and some cement.

Look What I Made | Look What I Made

The result? The cutest cupcake stand imaginable! Pretty awesome, right?

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