5+ Pin-Worthy DIYs That Can't Be Beat

Diply 18 Jul 2018

It's pretty hard to scroll through the DIY section of Pinterest and not find something you desperately want to try. Every day, I'm delightfully surprised by the number of fresh, fun ideas crafters around the world are able to come up with, and I love that they're willing to share their work with others.

The list of DIYs below is just another small sampling of this creativity, and it's waiting for you and your personal, crafty touch!

1. DIY Gold Moon Wall Art

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

Using a projector may take you back to days that were spent in a classroom, but today it's being used for something completely different.

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The ladies responsible for A Beautiful Mess used a standard projector to create a gorgeous mural on one of their walls.

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

It's amazing what a bit of gold paint and creative thinking can accomplish!

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2. DIY Wood Dowel Wreath

Vintage Revivals | Vintage Revivals

The next time you find yourself browsing the aisles of your local hardware store, pick up a variety of wooden dowels and some painter's tape.

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When you get them home, cut the dowels into small pieces, approximately the size of a cork.

Vintage Revivals | Vintage Revivals

After that, follow the rest of the tutorial Vintage Revivals put together and you'll have yourself the cutest holiday wreath imaginable.

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3. DIY Raffia Embroidered Straw Bag

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

Did you know you can use raffia to embroider fun designs onto a straw bag? I certainly didn't, but I'm glad Enthralling Gumption knew what was up!

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Just like you would with a needle and thread, Marwa stitched a pretty floral design with bunch of colorful raffia.

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

She then added two handles to the top of the bag, which instantly turned it into a beautiful purse.

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4. DIY Oyster Shell Mirror

Hometalk | Lynn @ Nourish and Nestle

Even if you're not a fan of eating them, crafting with oysters is always a good idea. And by oysters, I mean their shells. I don't think crafting with things that are basically giant boogers would be smart.

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Anyway, there are a bunch of different things you can do with these shells, but I'm loving this particular idea by Hometalker Lynn of Nourish And Nestle.

Hometalk | Lynn @ Nourish and Nestle

To see how to recreate one of these mirrors for your home, check out her easy-to-follow tutorial.

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5. DIY Paper Umbrella Garland

Lonny | Lonny

Who doesn't love getting a paper umbrella in their drink? Not only will these classic cocktail accessories never get old in the drink world, they'll also always be fun to craft with.

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Whether you're looking for a simple backdrop for a photobooth or a fun garland idea for this year's big summer bash, this DIY by Lonny is definitely worth considering.

Lonny | Lonny

To see just how easy it would be to recreate, check out their simple how-to.

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6. DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Game

Sugar And Cloth | Sugar And Cloth

Speaking of big summer bashes, lawn games are another essential if you're planning on hosting one. And what could be more fun than a game of ring toss?!

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This adorable game can come together in a matter of minutes and will provide endless entertainment for guests of all ages.

Sugar And Cloth | Sugar And Cloth

Let Sugar And Cloth show you how it's done.

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7. DIY Fairy Garden Clock

Hometalk | A Crafty Mix - Michelle

Pretty much anything can be used to create a fun fairy garden, including an old clock. As you'll see in the tutorial Hometalker Michelle came up with, you can let your imagination run wild with this idea.

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From succulents to mini porch swings to pretty faux greenery, there are no rules when it comes to making a fairy garden of your own.

Hometalk | A Crafty Mix - Michelle

Brb, buying a bunch of broken clocks!

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8. DIY License Plate Wall Art

The Craft Caboodle | The Craft Caboodle

I've seen a number of impressive license plate upcycles over the last little while, but I think this may be one of my favorite ideas.

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Using nothing more than some packing tape and paint, The Craft Caboodle managed to turn two Texas plates into a unique work of art.

The Craft Caboodle | The Craft Caboodle

Head over to her tutorial for all of the how-to details.

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9. DIY Scented Wax Melts

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

Warmers for scented wax are all the rage right now, which totally makes sense. You can enjoy the upsides of scented candles without the downsides of open flames. Plus, the warmers are super cute.

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But those wax bars can be expensive, so Purely Katie shared a great tutorial for making your own. 

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

You can use any essentials oils or molds you like, and the tutorial even uses a simple purple crayon to add some color! Neat!

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10. DIY Pinwheel Art

A View Along The Way | A View Along The Way

Pinterest has really upped the nursery decor game, hasn't it? On one hand, it's awesome that so many kids are getting beautiful, creative rooms, but on the other hand, it's a lot of extra stress for new parents.

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This pinwheel art from A View Along The Way proves that you can have a beautiful space without a lot of time or expense. 

A View Along The Way | A View Along The Way

Just find some pretty cardstock or origami paper and fold a bunch of basic pinwheels. Attach them to the wall with pushpins.

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11. DIY Sunburst Mirror

Ikea Hackers | Hampton SC

I can barely believe that this vintage-inspired mirror started life as a Frack mirror from Ikea. But that really was the base for this project by Ikea Hackers contributor Hampton SC.

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With clever use of wire, glue, and tissue paper, the final result is lovely.

Ikea Hackers | Hampton SC

I love this project so much and can totally see customizing it for completely different looks. Just change up the color of the tissue paper or try a completely different supply for a whole new look.

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12. DIY Children's Art Quilt

Say Yes | Say Yes

Say Yes has the absolute cutest project ever and it's perfect to do with your kids. Get some inexpensive calico fabric and some fabric pastels or markers, then let your kids go to town.

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Once you've got the squares of artistic masterpieces, it's time to get sewing.

Say Yes | Say Yes

Even if you've never made a quilt before, this one's super easy and totally worth the extra time investment to learn.

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