Random DIYs We're Seriously Considering Doing This Weekend

Diply 2 Oct 2018

Now that summer has come and gone, we're knee-deep in arts and crafts season. I should clarify that I consider fall and winter the seasons of DIY, mainly because it quickly becomes too cold to do anything outside, and two of the best holidays happen in October and December which kick my desire to craft into high gear!

If you've experienced an increased need to get crafty over the last few weeks, take a few minutes to browse through the list of potential ideas below.

1. DIY Stenciled Planter Wreath

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

I've said it before and I'll say it again: wreaths don't have to be round, people! And anyone who says otherwise has no idea what they're missing out on.

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Purely Katie certainly isn't following the "wreaths should be round" rule, and because of that, they wound up creating this show-stopping piece for their front door. 

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

Head over to the blog to see this pretty DIY come together from start to finish.

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2. DIY Creepy Crawly Spider Pumpkin

The Kim Six Fix | The Kim Six Fix

This creepy concept can be applied to pumpkins big and small using spiders of any size. It's also the perfect alternative if you don't want to spend time carving this year.

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All that The Kim Six Fix did was glue a bunch of plastic spiders from the dollar store all over a fake pumpkin. 

The Kim Six Fix | The Kim Six Fix

Within minutes, they were able to produce the perfect Halloween accessory!

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3. DIY Ombré Magnolia Leaf Wedding Backdrop

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Depending on the location of your wedding ceremony, you may want some sort of backdrop to pretty things up a bit and to add a splash of color.

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And if that's something you'd prefer to DIY, this magnolia leaf arch by A Kailo Chic Life is a great option to consider. 

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Some of the materials you'll need to get the ball rolling on this project include fake magnolia leaves, colorful spray paint, and chicken wire.

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4. DIY Mason Jar Lid Wreath

Momdot | Momdot

Another unique item you may not have considered to use while DIYing a wreath are mason jar lid rings — it's a mouthful, I know, lol.

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Momdot used twine to secure a bunch of rings together to form a small Christmas tree.

Momdot | Momdot

Green, red, and gold bulbs were then glued inside each ring to complete the festive look! Pretty cool, huh?

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5. DIY Hot Glue Statement Rings

The Country Chic Cottage | The Country Chic Cottage

The thought of using hot glue to make jewelry has never really crossed my mind, but the creative mind behind The Country Chic Cottage managed to pull it off.

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Colorful hot glue and alphabet beads were used to create these fun accessories, which can be customized to say anything you want!

The Country Chic Cottage | The Country Chic Cottage

If you've always wanted to try your hand at making your own jewelry, this is the perfect place to start.

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6. DIY Oversized Ornaments

Home Stories A To Z | Home Stories A To Z

Crafting with tuna cans may sound unpleasant at first, but once you see what Home Stories A To Z was able to accomplish with them, you'll be willing to eat tuna sandwiches all weekend long.

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By cleaning out the cans and inserting a large eye hook into the bottom of each of them, Beth ended up with something that perfectly resembled the top of a Christmas ornament.

Home Stories A To Z | Home Stories A To Z

She then filled glass globe shades with battery-operated LED lights and placed the tuna cans on top before displaying her creations for everyone to see.

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7. DIY Marquee Letters

Grey Likes Nesting | Grey Likes Nesting

Guys, can we be real for two seconds? I get that marquee letters are awesome and super trendy right now, but they're kind of overpriced, don't you think?

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If you like the idea of decorating with marquee letters but not the price tag that comes with them, you're going to appreciate this idea that Grey Likes Nesting shared.

Grey Likes Nesting | Grey Likes Nesting

Rather than buying an expensive metal marquee letter from Michaels or HomeGoods, paint a cardboard letter and fill it with Christmas lights!

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8. DIY Wall Sconce Shades

Addicted 2 Decorating | Addicted 2 Decorating

For crafters who are feeling extra adventurous for their next DIY project, sprucing up some of your home's decor could be just the challenge you are looking for.

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Take inspiration from this homemade sconce idea by Addicted 2 Decorating and get ready to give your space the update it deserves. 

Addicted 2 Decorating | Addicted 2 Decorating

Check out the tutorial for a list of necessary materials and a complete set of easy-to-follow instructions.

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9. DIY Needle Felt Cloud T-Shirt

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

If you enjoyed the thought of making your own jewelry, you'd probably be interested in personalizing clothing, too — and needle felting is a great way to do just that.

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Club Crafted used this classic technique to add an adorable cloud to a pretty blue t-shirt.  

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

And even if you can't see yourself rocking a top that has this design on it, don't worry! You can always use the basic concepts behind this DIY to create needle felt designs of your own.

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10. DIY Wood Hanger Dish Drying Rack

Instructables | subbassics

Have you ever looked at a mass of clothes hangers and thought, "Awesome drying rack material!"? I know I haven't, but that's exactly what Instructables user subbassics did!

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This crafty upcycler used wooden hangers and dowels to create a one-of-a-kind dish rack for their kitchen counter.

Instructables | subbassics

This is a DIY that requires a bit of time and effort, but, as you can see, the result is totally worth it.

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11. DIY Tiny Photo In A Bottle

Tinkerabout | Tinkerabout

You've heard of boats and messages in a bottle, but what about photographs? Tinkerabout came up with the cutest way of displaying photos, and it's something anyone can recreate.

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Something this adorable would be great for an anniversary or as a gift for someone heading off to school.

Tinkerabout | Tinkerabout

Well, what are you waiting for?! Get your hands on some tiny bottles and pictures and get to work!

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12. DIY Rustic Reclaimed Wood Pumpkin

Summery Umbrella | Summery Umbrella

Woodworking is something I've always been interested in but I've been hesitant to give it a try. It can come across as super complicated sometimes!

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However, once you start looking at projects online, you quickly realize there are a lot of ways to dip your toe in the water when it comes to woodworking.

Summery Umbrella | Summery Umbrella

Take this wooden pumpkin idea I came across over on Summery Umbrella as a perfect example. It looks like a million bucks, but even the most novice crafter can figure out how to make one of their own!

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