Make Your Friends Totally Jelly With These Pretty DIYs

Diply 26 Sep 2018

I definitely love the feeling I get when someone loves something I've made. Whenever I have friends over at my house and they complement something I've created, I get extremely excited and proud of my work.

If you're looking to create something that'll bring a smile to your friends' faces, then these next DIYs are definitely for you. And if you want to make them a little bit jealous? Then these are definitely for you.

1. A few months ago I created a new mouse pad for my desk at work, and I absolutely love it.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

Instead of using the same Diply mouse pad that everyone else was using, I wanted something more unique and personalized to myself.

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The Crafted Life created this rainbow mouse pad out of cork that totally brightens up any work space.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

You just need to cut some cheap cork into a half moon shape and paint it with bright colors like it's a rainbow!

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2. Pom-poms are super, super trendy these days, and I can totally see why.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

If you can get your hands on some yarn, they're super easy to make. Take a few minutes and spend a couple of bucks and you'll have something beautiful!

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A Kailo Chic Life wanted to create something that was trendy for Halloween, so she made pom-pom pumpkins!

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

This is such a unique way to celebrate the season using completely out-of-the-box materials. Who needs to carve pumpkins when you can have pom-poms?

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3. Sometimes I hate everything in my closet, so I decide I'm just going to make something to wear instead.

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

I also trash all of my purses really fast, so making an easy leather one sounds like a plan to me!

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Paper N Stitch Blog made this super simple leather bag, and all you need are some basic sewing skills to make it happen.

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

I'm also absolutely obsessed with the color they chose for this purse!

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4. Have you ever worked with gold foil?

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

It's a super easy way to give a little bit of flare to fabric and really give it an elevated look. Plus, it's really simple to use, and it's easy to create abstract designs.

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Lovely Indeed used some gold foil to add a little bit of sparkle to her table runner for special occasions.

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

All you need is some cheap fabric, the foil, and an iron to make everyone jealous at your next feast.

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5. I feel like my kitchen could use some cuter decor pieces, so when I move, I'm definitely going to DIY some.

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

Homey Oh My used some wood to create these minimalist triangle trivets.

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Aren't the results stunning? Even though I'm not great with power tools, I think I could make this work.

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

This is such a cute addition to your kitchen or dining room, and I'm definitely going to have to try it!

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6. Guys, scrunchies are totally back in style right now!

Love Maegan | Love Maegan

Especially now that To All The Boys I Loved Before has become super popular. If you want to have your very own Lara Jean scrunchie, check out Love Maegan's DIY!

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If you've got some basic sewing skills, you could probably make a ton of these in an hour or so.

Love Maegan | Love Maegan

I am definitely ready to jump on the scrunchie train and can't wait to try this DIY out!

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7. I've always wanted to utilize shadow boxes for more crafts, so I'm excited to see what Lydi Out Loud did with hers!

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

She added some vinyl lettering to the glass of the box with a fun quote for fall.

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Then she filled the box with acorns, but you could fill it with any fall-themed or personal items!

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

The best part is that in winter she can easily change up the vinyl quote and fill it with something seasonal, like candy canes!

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8. I don't usually wear earrings, but I've definitely been having fun making my own lately.

Bliss Makes | Bliss Makes

Sometimes I like bright and colorful jewelry, but other times I like simple things instead.

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Bliss Makes used simple wooden beads to create a minimalist pair of earrings.

Bliss Makes | Bliss Makes

They only take a few minutes to make, but I am pretty positive that all your friends are going to want a pair for themselves.

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9. I'm always thinking seasons ahead, planning all of my holiday decor wayyy too soon.

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M, Hometalk Team

But when I saw this adorable oversized Christmas ornament, I decided I was going to share it, no matter how far away the holiday season is.

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Rob and Courtney used a giant bouncy ball to create this oversize Santa ornament, and it's super cute.

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M, Hometalk Team

I would definitely put this up outside my home during the Christmas season!

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10. So, we've seen people use a bouncy ball to create a Christmas ornament, what about a bowling ball for Halloween decor?

Hometalk | Alicia W

Alicia W totally revamped an old bowling ball with some orange spray paint and a little bit of creativity.

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I love how she even put a spider crawling out of the hole of the bowling ball. It's definitely a spooky surprise! 

Hometalk | Alicia W

I'm impressed that she made something so freaking cool out of a bowling ball!

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11. Do you remember that scoop ball game from when you were a kid?

Hometalk | Handan & Greg @ Navage Patch

Handan and Greg used one of those balls to create something perfect for the fall season, and I love it!

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When you finish decorating the ball with moss and pine cones, you can put it on some sort of pedestal! 

Hometalk | Handan & Greg @ Navage Patch

This is such a simple way to overhaul a toy people never use anymore.

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12. I am obsessed with vinyl cutting projects because there are so many amazing options to create with it!

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

I love that Shrimp Salad Circus used vinyl, as well as wooden beans and pom-poms, to create a funky makeup bag.

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This would make such a fantastic gift for a friend or bridesmaid!

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

I really love the quote, as well as the cute addition of the pom-pom flare.

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