9+ Random DIYs That Are Filling My Crafty Heart With Inspiration

Diply 26 Sep 2018

Is there anything better than coming across a bunch of random DIYs other crafters have accomplished and being inspired by their creativity and resourcefulness? Gaining inspiration from people who appreciate getting crafty as much as I do is one of my favorite things, and if it's something you enjoy, too, you've come to the right place!

1. DIY Alphabet Jewelry Dishes

The Beauty Dojo | The Beauty Dojo

Terra-cotta isn't strictly meant to be used in a garden setting. Because of its timeless appearance and inexpensive price tag, it's something you can integrate into a variety of DIY ideas.

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For example, The Beauty Dojo used terra-cotta plates, which normally go under planters, as decorative jewelry dishes. 

The Beauty Dojo | The Beauty Dojo

Alphabet stickers were used as stencils for this project, and the final look was preserved with a couple layers of Mod Podge.

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2. DIY 10-Minute Monster Wreath

The Country Chic Cottage | The Country Chic Cottage

Wreaths don't always have to be stylish and pretty. Sometimes, it's fun to step outside the traditional box of greenery and flowers in order to create decor that stands out and makes people smile.

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And that's exactly what this googly-eyed monster wreath by The Country Chic Cottage does! 

The Country Chic Cottage | The Country Chic Cottage

Isn't it adorable? If you want one of these hanging on your front door this October, all you need is a foam form, two massive eyes, and a fluffy boa in the color of your choosing.

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3. DIY Expanding Foam Decor

Monster Circus | Monster Circus

Believe it or not, you can use expanding foam to create some seriously unique pieces of decor for your home. This idea may not be for everyone, but if you prefer things that are out of the ordinary, you'll enjoy it.

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Monster Circus put together an easy-to-follow tutorial demonstrating how to use this hardware store product for things like mirrors and decorative vases.

Monster Circus | Monster Circus

Once the foam is dry, it can be painted to suit any style and color scheme your heart desires.

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4. DIY Ikea Trellis Wall Organizer

The Sorry Girls | The Sorry Girls

For those who are always in the mood for a good upcycing project, this Ikea wall organizer is just what you need. Huge shout out to The Sorry Girls for sharing this awesome idea over on their blog!

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This handy piece of decor is nothing more than an Ikea trellis that's been stained and accented with some wooden dowel hooks.

The Sorry Girls | The Sorry Girls

Something like this is perfect for renters or anyone on the hunt for an inexpensive storage solution that doesn't skimp on style.

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5. DIY Miniature Map Magnets

Surviving A Teacher's Salary | Surviving A Teacher's Salary

If you're looking for a DIY that's quick, easy, and inexpensive, these map magnets are the perfect candidate. You should be able to purchase all the necessary materials at the dollar store, so find the one closest to you and see what you can find.

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Once you've gathered your supplies, follow the instructions laid out on Surviving A Teacher's Salary. 

Surviving A Teacher's Salary | Surviving A Teacher's Salary

Something like this would be great to give someone if they're going on an exciting trip or as a thoughtful housewarming gift.

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6. DIY Mini Cement Balloon Planters

Hometalk | Artsy Pretty Plants

Did you know you can use balloons to create perfect little planters for your favorite succulents? I didn't, but I'm happy I do now, and I have Hometalker Artsy Pretty Plants to thank for that.

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If you're not a fan of the grey tone of cement, you can actually use colorant to change the color of it!

Hometalk | Artsy Pretty Plants

For these particular planters, Artsy Pretty Plants decided to darken the cement in order to create more contrast between it and the succulents.

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7. DIY Rainbow Mouse Pad

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

Making a mouse pad for your desk may not sound very fun or exciting, but if you take inspiration from this colorful number created by Rachel of The Crafted Life, it can be.

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Cork trivets, which are readily available at most dollar and craft stores, are the perfect product to use for this DIY.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

You can cut it into any shape you want, and use standard acrylic paint to decorate!

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8. DIY Knotted Drink Stirrers

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

My grandparents had a small bar area in their basement, and my brother and I used to love playing with all of their colorful drink stirrers and plastic, fruit-shaped ice cubes.

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So, when I saw this knotted drink stirrer project over on A Kailo Chic Life, I knew I had to share it, because it brought back some fun memories for me. 

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

To create a batch of these cuties for your next get-together, you'll need some colorful clay and a collection of plastic stir sticks.

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9. DIY Concrete Equestrian Statuette

Bless'er House | Bless'er House

If you ever come across a bottle of paint that creates a faux concrete finish, grab some of it! This stuff can be used for a variety of projects, but the best one I've come across so far is this thrifted statuette by Bless'er House.

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By covering a plastic toy with the concrete-like paint, Lauren, the blog's creator, was able to create the prettiest piece of decor imaginable.

Bless'er House | Bless'er House

Doesn't it look like an old, heavy statue you'd find in a library or Victorian home?

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10. DIY Bleached Shibori Cloth Napkins

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

I try to avoid using paper napkins as much as possible, which is why I have such a large stash of cloth napkins in my linen closet.

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If you've been meaning to hop on the cloth napkin train yourself, perhaps incorporating a bit of DIY into the mix will help you make the jump.

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

Head over to Paper And Stitch to find out just how easy (and fun) it is to create one-of-a-kind cloth napkins using clamps and bleach.

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11. DIY Toolbox Makeover

Confessions Of A Serial DIYer | Confessions Of A Serial DIYer

If you need a chic and practical way to store your nail products, I think you just found it! What was once an old toolbox is now the cutest storage space for this DIYers favorite manicure essentials.

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Confessions Of A Serial DIYer used paint and a wooden tag to transform a $7.00 toolbox into a dreamy beauty tote.

Confessions Of A Serial DIYer | Confessions Of A Serial DIYer

I don't know about you, but I'm going to be on the lookout for a cheap toolbox during my next thrift store shop.

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12. DIY Dip-Dyed Ring Holders

Plaid | Plaid

On top of a nail toolbox, another thing every good vanity needs is a spot to store and display different types of jewelry. And if you're someone who loves to wear rings, holders for them are a must.

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These dip-dyed ring holders by Plaid are easy to make and look fantastic in any color. 

Plaid | Plaid

Head over to the tutorial to get the full rundown for this colorful project from start to finish.

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