5+ Lovely DIYs That'll Inspire You To Wear Your Crafty Hat

Diply 7 Aug 2018

Even the most seasoned crafters need a bit of inspiration from time to time. One of my favorite aspects of the DIY community is the willingness and desire people have to share ideas and inspire one another to be as creative as possible.

If you've been on the hunt for some crafty inspo lately, you've come to the right place! The collection of ideas below will surely give you that little spark of creativity you need to roll up your sleeves and put on your crafty hat.

1. DIY Custom Map Coasters

Heathered Nest | Heathered Nest

Crafting with maps is fun because there are so many things that can be done with them. And if you know where to look, they can be super inexpensive to get your hands on — sometimes even free!

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Even though coasters don't seem very fun or exciting, when you throw some old maps into the mix, they can change everything.

Heathered Nest | Heathered Nest

To see how easy it is to create your own set of custom map coasters for next to nothing, head over to Heathered Nest.

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2. DIY Ombré Kitchen Utensils

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

Whether you're looking for a simple but useful gift to give someone moving into a new house or just want an easy project to work on and keep your mind busy, these ombré utensils should do the trick.

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Using nothing more than acrylics and some painter's tape, Lydi Out Loud was able to breathe new life into a set of simple wooden utensils.

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

Aren't they gorgeous? Who wouldn't want something like this in their kitchen?

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3. DIY Shooting Star Pencil Toppers

Oh Happy Day | Oh Happy Day

Much like wooden utensils, pencils can be kind of dull. And if you're going to be using one, you might as well treat yourself to something pretty, right?

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The creative minds behind Oh Happy Day came up with the cutest way to jazz up any kind of pencil.

Oh Happy Day | Oh Happy Day

I think it's safe to say that the next batch of lecture notes is going to be way more exciting with one of these in your hand.

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4. DIY Unicorn Pumpkin

Best Friends For Frosting | Best Friends For Frosting

Halloween will be here before you know it, so it's definitely not too early to start thinking about how you're going to decorate this year's collection of pumpkins!

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Melissa of Best Friends For Frosting put together a super simple set of instructions that demonstrate how she managed to transform her pumpkin into a beautiful unicorn.

Best Friends For Frosting | Best Friends For Frosting

Isn't it darling? Don't let this fun idea pass you by!

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5. DIY Firework Embroidered Denim Shorts

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

Embroidery may sound like something only a grandmother could love, but it's actually a great way to add charm and personality to a variety of things, including clothing.

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If you need a cute pair of denim shorts like this in your life, look no further than the tutorial Brittni Mehlhoff created over on Paper And Stitch.

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

And the best part about this DIY is that the basic steps behind it can be applied to any design you want to create!

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6. DIY Clay Air Plant Holder

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

The only thing better than a plant that requires almost no watering or care is one that's displayed in a pretty holder made out of simple materials.

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Kara over on A Kailo Chic Life created this uber cool air plant holder using clay and a gold leaf pen. 

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

It doesn't get simpler than that. So, stop twiddling your thumbs and pin this project already!

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7. DIY Vintage Domino Wall Clock

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

Sadie Seasongoods always has an amazing upcycling project up her sleeve, and I can't get enough! This vintage domino clock is just one of the many unique ideas she's come up with.

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All she did was drill a hole through the middle of a thrifted cutting board and attach a collection of old dominoes to it with a bit of heavy-duty glue.

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

Within a matter of minutes, she had herself the cutest clock imaginable.

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8. DIY Lavender Ombré Melt-And-Pour Soap

Garden Therapy | Garden Therapy

Making your own soap from scratch isn't as complicated as it seems. The crafty minds over on Garden Therapy have provided a simple set of instructions anyone can follow!

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Crazy fun, right?

Garden Therapy | Garden Therapy

The ombré effect will never get old, and every bathroom deserves soap that's this pretty! So, if DIYing soap has been on your crafting bucket list for some time now, this would be a great place to start.

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9. DIY Kilim Rug Bench

eHow | Wesley Bird

I never realized how expensive benches could be until I started shopping around for one for our front entryway. And trust me, the more color and pattern a bench has, the bigger its price tag tends to be!

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However, as long as you don't mind spending a couple of hours being crafty, you can save yourself quite a bit of money. 

eHow | Wesley Bird

To see what I mean, check out the easy-to-follow tutorial Wesley Bird put together over on eHow.

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10. DIY Velvet And Wood Bench

A Subtle Revelry | A Subtle Revelry

Speaking of benches, if that last one didn't quite fit the style you're trying to acheive in your home, perhaps this bit of velvety goodness will.

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A Subtle Revelry used wood, rose crushed velvet, and piping cord to create this stunning piece.

A Subtle Revelry | A Subtle Revelry

I think something like this would look awesome at the foot of a bed, in a mudroom, or near the front door.

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11. DIY Unicorn Party Headband

Bird's Party | Bird's Party

What's a party without unicorn headbands?! BORING, amirite? Guys? Anyone?!

Whatever, I think every party would be infinitely better if everyone was given one of these whimsical headpieces.

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To see one come together from start to finish, head over to Bird's Party.

Bird's Party | Bird's Party

And don't be surprised if their instructions inspire you to whip up a batch of unicorn horns for your next get-together!

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12. DIY Crushed Glass And Tie-Dye Coasters

Do It Yourself Fun Ideas | Do It Yourself Fun Ideas

I see glass beads like this at the dollar store all the time, but I never know what to do with them. However, now that I've seen what the people behind Do It Yourself Fun Ideas decided to use them for, I may have to pick some up on my next errand run.

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By crushing them into fine, itty-bitty pieces and adding concrete to the mix, they were able to create beautiful mosaic coasters. 

Do It Yourself Fun Ideas | Do It Yourself Fun Ideas

Fabric dye was also used in the tie-dyed ones you see in the upper right-hand corner. So cool!

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