5+ Random DIYs That'll Make You Want To Cash In On Those Craft Store Coupons

Diply 30 Jul 2018

One of my favorite aspects of crafting is saving money. Seriously, DIY has been one of the biggest things that has allowed me to stay well within my wedding budget. And even if you aren't in the middle of planning a wedding, saving money is still ideal, right?

If you agree that one of the best parts of crafting is making amazing things that don't cost an arm and a leg, the collection of ideas below is just what you need.

1. DIY Pretty Painted Pineapples

Everyday Pursuits | Everyday Pursuits

Using fruit as a centerpiece or as part of any type of decor may not sound like a good idea at first, but trust me when I say that it totally is.

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Everyday Pursuits perfectly demonstrates how adding a few coats of vibrant paint can transform a pineapple into a delightful accessory.

Everyday Pursuits | Everyday Pursuits

Obviously it won't last forever, but if you're planning some sort of special event that has a summer or tropical theme, this DIY is definitely a must.

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2. DIY Concrete Vase

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

The thought of using a mailing tube as a mold for a concrete vase has never crossed my mind, but I'm sure glad it did for Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper And Stitch!

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Concrete is an amazing material to craft with, mainly because it's so versatile and inexpensive.

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

And it doesn't take much to make it look crazy pretty, either. Talk about saving money without sacrificing style!

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3. DIY Ruffle Wreath

Shey B | Shey B

One of my biggest DIY-related passions is making wreaths. Honestly, I think I have a wreath for every season and special occasion, including St. Patrick's Day and birthdays.

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Making a wreath that you can proudly display on your front door doesn't have to be difficult.

Shey B | Shey B

If you're trying it for the first time, this simple ruffle design created by Shey B would be a great place to start.

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4. DIY Floral Picture Frame Wreath

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

And if you're wanting to display something a little less traditional on your front door, this picture frame wreath concept I found on Thistlewood Farms would be the perfect alternative.

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Simply find an empty frame you're happy with, purchase fake flowers that vary in size and color from a dollar or craft store, and then let your imagination take charge.

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

Isn't it gorgeous?!

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5. DIY Embroidered Beret

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

I know some people think they can't pull off hats, but I believe that as long as you're always giving new styles, colors, and fabrics a chance, you'll eventually "the one."

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And perhaps this adorable embroidered beret will be the perfect hat for some of you!

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

To see how easy a DIY like this can be, head over to Paper And Stitch and check out their simple set of how-to instructions.

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6. DIY Simple Gold Triangle Earrings

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Even though I haven't made my own jewelry in years, it's something I've been meaning to get back into. And since I'm probably going to want to start off with an idea that's more on the simpler side of things, these chic beauties are right up my alley.

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A Kailo Chic Life put together a breezy tutorial that anyone can take inspiration from.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

So, what are you waiting for?! Visit the blog and give this idea a shot!

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7. DIY Rainbow Heart Wall Hanging

Lil Blue Boo | Lil Blue Boo

For those looking for a project that they can work on with their kids this summer, a fun wall hanging like this is something worth considering.

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Ashley Hackshaw of Lil Blue Boo used modeling clay and hemp twine to create this rainbow cutie.

Lil Blue Boo | Lil Blue Boo

And even if you aren't a fan of the color scheme or heart design, the basic concept of this craft can be applied to whatever style you choose to pursue.

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8. DIY Santa Hat Wreath

Hometalk | Debi's Wreaths And Things

What was once a spooky Halloween decoration is now the sweetest Christmas wreath imaginable! And it came together quickly and easily, thanks to a few simple crafting materials and some seriously awesome creativity.

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Isn't it precious?!

Hometalk | Debi's Wreaths And Things

To find out how you can make one of these Santa hat wreaths for your 2018 holiday decor plans, head over to Hometalk and check out the tutorial Debi's Wreaths And Things put together.

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9. DIY Wooden Banner

Tell Love And Party | Tell Love And Party

Every special event deserves a fun banner that celebrates whatever or whomever is being celebrated! And as long as you take a bit of creative inspiration from Tell Love And Party, you're next get-together can be decked out with one of these classic accessories.

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Sara found some wooden banner pieces at Michaels and used colorful paint to give them a fun, new look.

Tell Love And Party | Tell Love And Party

With the help of some stencils and a bit of twine, she wound up with a birthday banner that's too cute for words.

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10. DIY Concrete Planters

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

Rather than tossing that empty bottle of lotion in the recycle bin, hold onto it so you can recreate a collection of chic concrete planters for your home.

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Paper And Stitch has all the creative details you'll need to pull off this DIY project.

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

It's pretty amazing what can be done when you choose to upcycle, don't you think?

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11. DIY Concrete Side Table

Style Curator | Style Curator

Speaking of concrete, did you know you can also use it to make furniture?! A side table like this would cost a pretty penny at most home improvement stores, but you won't have to worry about sticker shock if you make one from scratch.

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Using nothing more than some concrete mix, a plastic container, and a plant stand, Style Curator was able to whip up this gorgeous piece, just like that!

Style Curator | Style Curator

Don't even try to hide it. You know you want one of these for your space.

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12. DIY Hovercraft Experiment

Living Life And Learning | Living Life And Learning

DIY doesn't always have to result in a pretty piece of decor that you proudly display in your home or work space. It's also a great outlet for fun experiments that both kids and adults can enjoy.

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Take this homemade "hovercraft" as the perfect example.

Living Life And Learning | Living Life And Learning

Living Life And Learning combined a CD, a cap from a bottle of dish soap, and a balloon, and what they ended up with was a crazy cool creation that will definitely result in hours of entertainment.

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