Have Some Fun With 10+ Easy DIYs

Diply 12 Oct 2018

You get a DIY! And you get a DIY! There's something for everyone, folks!

I'm not sure if it's the fact that it's Friday as I write this or that I'm already on coffee number two, but I am excited to do some crafting this weekend. Probably the coffee...

Still, I had a great time looking for inspiration, and I found a whole bunch of projects I wanted to share.

1. DIY Holographic Mirrors

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Holographic print can go so wrong, so fast, but as a child of the '90s, I can't help but love it anyway. The key is to find the right way to use it. Like with these mirrors from A Kailo Chic Life.

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You just need some simple framed mirrors and holographic vinyl.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

What really makes these mirrors chic is the color-blocking. It tones down the holographic shine just enough, and depending on your own tastes, you could add more blocks of color.

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2. DIY Washi Tape Stool

Fellow Fellow | Fellow Fellow

Apparently, you can get washi tape in wide rolls now. So cool! It makes it much more practical for larger projects, like this stool from Fellow Fellow. While the tape isn't as durable as paint, it is much easier to reverse if you don't like it.

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You can try out colors before painting or just switch out colors when you get bored. 

Fellow Fellow | Fellow Fellow

Washi tape is specifically Japanese paper tape, but due to its bright colors and patterns, you can now get versions in any craft store. It's important to look for ones with low-tack glue, which is what will allow you to remove and reposition the tape without ruining the piece you're customizing.

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3. DIY Utensil Holder

Home Made By Carmona | Home Made By Carmona

I just finished a room reno and was left with a bunch of random bits of wood and trim. I wish I'd seen this idea from Home Made by Carmona before I tossed it all away.

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I mean, look how cute this utensil holder is!

Home Made By Carmona | Home Made By Carmona

Of course, you could buy the supplies for this project, but I love how it lends itself to the scraps we usually get rid of. Depending on what bits and pieces you have left over, you could make a container unique to you and your home.

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4. DIY Faux Floral Monogram

Freckles Chick | Freckles Chick

The cold snap this morning reminded me that I want to bring a bit of summer inside for the winter. Unfortunately, my thumb is very much not green, so faux flowers are a safer bet.

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While looking for ideas, I found this cute monogram from Freckles Chick.

Freckles Chick | Freckles Chick

You can find 3D paper letters at a lot of craft stores or make your own with recycled boxes.

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5. DIY Footed Vanity Tray

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

If your style is more minimalist, check out this idea from Homey Oh My. You just need a wooden tray and some blocks for the feet.

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You could leave it as naked wood, stain it, or paint it.

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

I really love the matte white in the example, though. I may be a girl in love with bright colors, but the white is really chic.

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6. DIY Kraft Paper Flower

Brooklyn Limestone | Brooklyn Limestone

If all you've got handy is a roll of brown kraft paper, you can still make a cool project. Brooklyn Limestone made a giant flower for their front door.

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Even though it's floral, the brown paper makes it feel perfect for fall.

Brooklyn Limestone | Brooklyn Limestone

And if you don't have weather that plays nicely with paper, it would look just as nice indoors.

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7. DIY Monogrammed Caddy

A Thoughtful Place | A Thoughtful Place

A Thoughtful Place made this wooden caddy specifically for school supplies, but you could use it for so many things around the house.

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Mine would probably hold art supplies. 

A Thoughtful Place | A Thoughtful Place

I could see it also being great for gardening tools or to hold condiments for a backyard picnic. Really, the possibilities are endless.

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8. DIY Vintage Book Jewelry Box

Eat Sleep Decorate | Eat Sleep Decorate

If you love old books, then this idea from Eat Sleep Decorate could be perfect for you. A vintage hardcover became a beautiful stealth jewelry box!

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Of course, you could hide anything inside it. 

Eat Sleep Decorate | Eat Sleep Decorate

If you're worried about "destroying" a book, choose a tome that's too out of date or damaged to be read anymore. This is a great alternative to being pulped.

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9. DIY Block Printed Bedding

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

It's easy to make your own printed fabric with a steady hand and the right tools. You can buy cheap plain linens and make them one of a kind.

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Shrimp Salad Circus has a tutorial that includes how to make a stamping template. 

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

This way you can ensure that your pattern is evenly spaced and straight across even a large piece of fabric.

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10. DIY Light Fixture Planters

The Flourishing Abode | The Flourishing Abode

Old light fixtures come in some cool shapes, so why not do like The Flourishing Abode did and turn them into planters?

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You can get old fixtures at a thrift store, but there may be some hidden in your basement.

The Flourishing Abode | The Flourishing Abode

If you find one that doesn't balance on its own, you could add some cork feet or even a bead of hot glue to help it.

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11. DIY Paper-Wrapped Candles

Today's Creative Life | Today's Creative Life

It's family gathering season, with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner. Instead of buying decorative candles to match each event, why not try this idea from Today's Creative Life?

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Pick a pretty paper that matches the season and wrap simple candles with it.

Today's Creative Life | Today's Creative Life

When the event is over, you can just slide the paper rolls off and reuse the sheets for another project.

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12. DIY Crochet Mud Cloth

Make And Do Crew | Make And Do Crew

If you crochet, why not try incorporating the mud cloth trend into one of your pieces? That's what Make And Do Crew did with this cool pillow.

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Of course, if you don't crochet, you don't have to skip this project.

Make And Do Crew | Make And Do Crew

You could add the pattern to any store-bought knit pillow or cover with just a needle and some black embroidery floss.

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