9+ Random DIYs For An Equally Random Day

Diply 24 Oct 2018

This past weekend was one of my favorites in recent memory because I had exactly zero plans. And having no plans means having time that can be spent crafting.

If you have a night in the near future that is plan-free, consider filling it with one (or two, or three) of these fun DIY ideas!

1. DIY Tile Trivets

Cupcakes And Cutlery | Cupcakes And Cutlery

Trivets are one of those things you never really think about using until you have a home of your own. I guess you can say they're an extremely "adult" thing to have, lol.

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Anyway, if you want trivets that get the job done but also look good while doing it, this upcycled tile idea is worth considering.

Cupcakes And Cutlery | Cupcakes And Cutlery

Cupcakes And Cutlery simply added felt pads to the bottom of a few marble tiles and called it a day.

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2. DIY Rainbow Poster Hanger

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

Rachel of The Crafted Life never skimps when it comes to color, and this homemade poster hanger she's showcasing on her blog is no different.

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All she did was create a gorgeous gradient effect with vibrant spray paint on a wooden picture hanger.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

And just like that, she had a fun, eye-catching place to display one of her favorite pieces of art.

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3. DIY Laundry Room Drying Rack

Cedar Lane Farmhouse | Cedar Lane Farmhouse

I'm a huge fan of both industrial and farmhouse design, and this laundry room by Cedar Lane Farmhouse has elements of both! From the brick floor to the pipe drying rack, I love everything about this space.

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If you're admiring the work that's been done in this room as much as I am and want to know how you can recreate parts of it for your home, check out Jessica's drying rack tutorial.

Cedar Lane Farmhouse | Cedar Lane Farmhouse

She shared instructions for the floor, too! Which means your dream laundry room is well within reach.

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4. DIY Fabric Bug

Cupcakes And Cutlery | Cupcakes And Cutlery

Isn't this fabric bug just the cutest? Cupcakes And Cutlery went for a Halloween vibe with this DIY, but the truth is, it can be used for everyday decor, too.

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All you need to make an army of bugs of your own is a bunch of fun fabric, small pieces of Styrofoam, stuffing, and craft wire.

Cupcakes And Cutlery | Cupcakes And Cutlery

Oh, and the easy-to-follow tutorial that Sharon, the blog's creator, provided, of course!

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5. DIY Outdoor Rolling Stump Side Table

The Happy Housie | The Happy Housie

For those looking to add a splash of natural, rustic flair to their home, this rolling side table made from a tree stump is just what you need.

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Krista, the creative mind behind The Happy Housie, used wood stain wipes and castors to transform an everyday tree stump into a functional piece of furniture. 

The Happy Housie | The Happy Housie

This would be the perfect addition to a warm and inviting back patio, don't you think?

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6. DIY Tin Can Planter

Instructables | makehandmade

Most of us may not think of empty tin cans as useful items, but they're actually pretty versatile and can be used to create a wide variety of things.

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For example, Instructables user makehandmade used an X-Acto knife and some colorful paint to turn two tin cans into funky air plant holders! 

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If your living space is in need of some greenery, you're going to want to give this DIY a try.

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7. DIY Marbled Concrete Planters

Row House Nest | Row House Nest

Meagan of Row House Nest used a product called Buddy Rhodes Artisan Concrete Mix to take her rendition of concrete planters to a whole new level.

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This stuff comes in a variety of colors and makes marbling, as well as other effects, much easier to accomplish.

Row House Nest | Row House Nest

Well, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on some and see what you can come up with!

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8. DIY Giant Witch's Cauldron

The Witch At One And Seventy | The Witch At One And Seventy

Sue, aka The Witch At One And Seventy, used things like newspaper, pipe lagging, and instant oatmeal to transform a large planter from Home Sense into a bewitching, bubbling cauldron.

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The oatmeal is what gave the planter its corroded appearance.

The Witch At One And Seventy | The Witch At One And Seventy

And expanding foam wound up being the perfect product to use in order to create a boiled-over effect. Pretty cool, right?

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9. DIY Vintage Christmas Light Wreath

Eat+Sleep+Make | Eat+Sleep+Make

Christmas is my favorite holiday, and anything that has a vintage spin to it gets a gold star in my books. That means this wreath idea by Eat+Sleep+Make is going to the top of my must-do list of DIYs.

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This gorgeous piece of decor is nothing more than a foam wreath form covered in old Christmas bulbs.

Eat+Sleep+Make | Eat+Sleep+Make

And a strand of LED fairy lights was used to illuminate it!

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10. DIY Concrete Candle Holder

Smillas Wohngefuehl | Smillas Wohngefuehl

Smillas Wohngefuehl used empty Pringles cans and cement to create an assortment of pretty candle holders that would look amazing on a mantel or in an outdoor space.

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She also used knitted doilies to add pattern and texture to each piece, which I think is brilliant.

Smillas Wohngefuehl | Smillas Wohngefuehl

If this project has peaked your interest, head over to the blog and check out her full set of instructions.

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11. DIY Concrete Pumpkins

Lily Ardor | Lily Ardor

If the thought of carving a bunch of pumpkins every year makes you cringe, perhaps you need a more durable, long-lasting alternative, like these concrete ones by Lily Ardor.

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Believe it or not, these cuties were made by filling tights with concrete and wrapping them with small pieces of string. 

Lily Ardor | Lily Ardor

Once the mixture dried, the tights and strings were removed, revealing adorable pumpkin shapes that were then accented with rope stems and faux moss.

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12. DIY Knotted Drink Stirrers

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

I know I said Rachel of The Crafted Life is a huge fan of color, but so is Kara, the blogger behind A Kailo Chic Life.

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And while a set of knotted drink stirrers may not seem all that fun or exciting, the way Kara created these ones out of colorful clay really packs a punch.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Who wouldn't want one of these to come with their next drink?

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