Get Crafty With 9+ Random DIYs

Diply 26 Oct 2018

Most of the time I try to collect projects together with a theme. Maybe they're all brightly colored, or they take only 30 minutes to complete, or whatever. But over time I've collected a bunch of links to projects that don't really fit together.

However, that doesn't mean they aren't worth sharing.

1. DIY Milk Can House Number

Hometalk | Eve Moore Kiser

I may actually do this project from Eve Moore Kiser on Hometalk. I have an old milk can waiting for a home and my current house numbers are hard to see from the road.

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There's no way people could miss this when they're driving by. 

Hometalk | Eve Moore Kiser

I even love the yellow, but of course you could use whatever color matches your home best. If the milk can you're using is particularly rusty, a coat of primer will help.

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2. DIY Watercolor Blot Pillow

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

I love decorative pillows, and this one from A Kailo Chic Life may be perfect for me. Watercolor painting is a hobby of mine, so it would look great in my art room.

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The ink blot look gives it a bit of chic symmetry, too. 

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

You don't want to use actual watercolor paints for this since they aren't waterproof, but thinned out acrylic paint mimics the look while still being washable later.

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3. DIY Soda Can Garden Markers

Hometalk | Kim

When you want to label the herbs and veggies in your garden, you're looking for something that will stand up to weather while still looking nice.

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Metal is durable, but pricey and hard to work with, right?

Hometalk | Kim

Nope! This idea comes from Kim at Hometalk and uses the aluminum from soda cans to make rustic embossed markers.

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4. DIY Felt Hexagon Boxes

30 Minute Crafts | 30 Minute Crafts

Whether you're displaying them or using them to organize inside a drawer, felt containers are super versatile. They're sturdy but flexible enough to squeeze into tight spots.

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This tutorial from 30 Minute Crafts proves that it's easy to make them yourself, too. 

30 Minute Crafts | 30 Minute Crafts

Once you've mastered the technique, you can make containers in shapes and sizes that perfectly fit your needs.

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5. DIY Marble Hanging Shelf

A Bubbly Life | A Bubbly Life

If you love the look of marble, don't have a ton of cash, and aren't really keen on the marble contact paper look, why not try this easy idea from A Bubbly Life?

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This chic hanging shelf is actually a marble tile. 

A Bubbly Life | A Bubbly Life

A couple of tiles can be purchased for cheap at the hardware store. Add some sturdy rope or string and it hang from a hook.

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6. DIY Hanging Teardrop Terrariums

Mommy's Tool Belt | Mommy's Tool Belt

As it gets colder outside, we need to bring more greenery indoors, preferably in a form I can't easily kill. Have I mentioned that succulents are my new favorite trend? I haven't managed to lose one yet!

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I love this idea from Mommy's Tool Belt!

Mommy's Tool Belt | Mommy's Tool Belt

The teardrop containers look so pretty hanging in front of a window, and it also ensures that the plants get plenty of light.

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7. Giant DIY Mudcloth-Inspired Planter

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

Mudcloth is usually seen as a textile trend, but it doesn't have to be so limited. The simple patterns can be used as inspiration all over your home.

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And Shrimp Salad Circus proves that it looks just as good outside too. 

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

The paint job makes such a big difference on an otherwise boring planter. And the pattern probably looks amazing at night when that spotlight is on.

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8. DIY Felt Succulent

Today's Creative Life | Today's Creative Life

Maybe you don't trust yourself even with a succulent. That doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the look and add a bit of faux greenery to your life.

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Today's Creative Life has a great tutorial for making a cute succulent out of felt.

Today's Creative Life | Today's Creative Life

This would be a great craft to do with kids if you swap the hot glue out for something else.

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9. DIY Marble Cake Stand

The Art of Doing Stuff | The Art of Doing Stuff

You don't need to spend a bunch of money to display a cake beautifully. The Art of Doing Stuff shows how it's done with a marble cutting board and a plain bowl.

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They also get bonus points for serious flare in their photos.

The Art of Doing Stuff | The Art of Doing Stuff

I'm sure if you were asked what you would use to show off this cake stand, a chicken would not have been your first answer.

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10. DIY Cute Kitten Planters

Flamingo Toes | Flamingo Toes

Just because these little planters from Flamingo Toes are dead simple to make doesn't mean they aren't worth featuring. Because look at them! They're so freaking cute!

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The choice of planter really works with the kitten face. 

Flamingo Toes | Flamingo Toes

The handles look like little droopy ears. Of course, you can use any plain planter for this or even an old white mug.

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11. DIY Rustic Pot Candle Holder

Yesterday On Tuesday | Yesterday On Tuesday

Why not use flower pots as rustic candle holders? You can get basic terra-cotta pots at the dollar store these days, so this idea from Yesterday on Tuesday is both easy and cheap.

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The inner pot is just the right size to hold a fat candle. 

Yesterday On Tuesday | Yesterday On Tuesday

I love the look of the faux succulents around the candle, but of course you could do this with just one smaller pot too.

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12. DIY Sunburst Mirror

By Wilma | By Wilma

I've seen a bunch of sunburst mirror DIYs, but I love how much character these ones from By Wilma have. The cutlery has such interesting shapes.

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Plus, that's actually plastic cutlery she used. 

By Wilma | By Wilma

If you can't find interesting plastic cutlery in a silver color, it would be easy enough to spray paint it all before assembling the mirrors.

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