5+ Impressive DIYs That Made My Jaw Hit The Floor

Diply 31 Jul 2018

One of the best parts about the world of DIY is coming across another person's creation and feeling like your jaw's about to hit the floor — because it's THAT awesome and impressive!

And while most crafters don't need this type of reaction in order to feel good about their work, it's nice to be on the end of a compliment from time to time.

Below is a collection of impressive DIY ideas that are bound to inspire you to roll up your sleeves and get crafty. Enjoy!

1. DIY Rainbow Gradient Pinwheel Artwork

Addicted 2 Decorating | Addicted 2 Decorating

I've seen a few variations of this DIY on Pinterest over the years, but this one by Addicted 2 Decorating is by far my favorite.

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Rather than using plastic spoons and spray paint to create this beautiful work of art, Kristi opted for wooden ones and an assortment of acrylics.

Addicted 2 Decorating | Addicted 2 Decorating

The result? An amazing gradient pinwheel that's now proudly displayed above her fireplace!

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2. DIY Purse Makeover

CTRL + Curate | CTRL + Curate

Instead of getting rid of the purse that's been sitting in your closet for way too long and buying something new, put your crafting skills to good use!

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CTRL + Curate came up with the easiest way to give any accessory a fresh, new look on a budget. 

CTRL + Curate | CTRL + Curate

To see it come together from start to finish, head over to Cat's blog and check out her fun tutorial.

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3. DIY Knockoff Anthropologie Vases

CTRL + Curate | CTRL + Curate

Don't get me wrong, Anthropologie is an amazing store that sells beautiful things, but I just don't have the budget for most of it! Thank goodness for knockoffs, amirite?

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Again, CTRL + Curate came up with the simplest way of creating an Anthropologie-inspired look on a shoestring budget.

CTRL + Curate | CTRL + Curate

No fancy materials or crazy techniques required, either. That makes this project a winner in my books!

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4. DIY $4 Oversized Portraits

Say Yes | Say Yes

Liz of Say Yes was kind enough to let us in on a little secret she discovered for printing extra-large portraits without spending a ton of money.

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Believe it or not, she only paid $3.80 for each of these beautiful 24 x 36 images, and she managed to do so by ordering them as engineering prints on regular printer paper.

Say Yes | Say Yes

And with a quick stop at Ikea for their large frames, which only cost $20, her pictures were ready to hang!

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5. DIY Canvas Lunch Bag

Paper And Stitch | Amelia Lawrence

If this homemade bag idea Paper And Stitch came up with doesn't make you want to pack a lunch for work every day, I don't know what will.

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Aren't they adorable?!

Paper And Stitch | Amelia Lawrence

The part I love most about these bags is that they're totally customizable. And as long as you know your way around a sewing machine, they're are super easy to recreate!

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6. DIY Barrel Plant Stand

Shabby Grace | Shabby Grace

I don't know how easy it is to get your hands on an empty barrel, but if you have a way of doing so, you definitely have to give this DIY by Shabby Grace a shot.

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It didn't take much to turn the top of an old barrel into this darling plant stand.

Shabby Grace | Shabby Grace

Personally, I think the hairpin legs are perfect for this type of project! But because DIY is all about unique and personal touches, there's definitely the option of experimenting with something else.

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7. DIY Photo Place Card Holder

Tell Love And Party | Tell Love And Party

While looking at place card holders for a recent family dinner I was hosting, I was surprised by how expensive some of them were. Seriously, every style I liked was labelled with a price I wasn't expecting.

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If you're planning a fancy dinner party and want to avoid the subtle sticker-shock I experienced while looking for place card holders, look to DIY to save the day.

Tell Love And Party | Tell Love And Party

This adorable photo idea by Tell Love And Party would be the perfect way to make your guests feel comfortable and welcome in your home.

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8. DIY Wood Burned Coasters

Garden Therapy | Garden Therapy

This DIY does require a specific tool, but it's definitely not impossible to get your hands on. Stephanie Rose over on Garden Therapy used a wood burning pen to create beautifully intricate designs on cedar slices.

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Within a matter of minutes, she managed to create the prettiest batch of coasters imaginable.

Garden Therapy | Garden Therapy

The design possibilities are endless with this one, and it doesn't even have to stop at coasters. Let your imagination take the wheel!

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9. DIY Fabric Cocktail Napkins

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

We use cloth napkins in our home for dinners, but the thought of using cocktail-sized ones has never crossed my mind. I think it's such a great idea!

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How awesome are these little orange cuties Paper And Stitch put together?

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

This is the perfect alternative if you don't want to continue to buy packs of paper cocktail napkins that just end up creating a bunch of unnecessary waste.

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10. DIY Unicorn Spit Tabletop Transformation

Hometalk | Jessica Heath

If you haven't heard of Unicorn Spit, are you even a real crafter? Seriously, this stuff is SO cool, and its versatility knows no bounds!

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Hometalker Jessica Heath decided to use this fun product to give the top of an old table a vibrant, one-of-a-kind makeover.

Hometalk | Jessica Heath

As you can see, the end result is pretty incredible!

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11. DIY Paint Splatter Shoes

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

Remember the purse makeover from earlier? The one with the white painted stripes? Well, that same concept can be applied to pretty much anything, including shoes.

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Aren't these splattered kicks by Paper and Stitch crazy cool?

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

What are you waiting for?! Grab your favorite paint colors, a few brushes, and don't be afraid to make a mess!

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12. DIY Tile Update

One Kings Lane | One Kings Lane

Replacing tile in any room can be an expensive, time-consuming task. However, if you follow this handy trick the crafty minds over on One Kings Lane came up with, you can have a huge impact on the way your tile looks and still maintain both your budget and sanity.

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All they did was use a dark grout dye to give their plain white tiles a more timeless, vintage look.

One Kings Lane | One Kings Lane

Isn't this method WAY better than removing all the tile and regrouting?

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