5+ Simple DIYs That Pack A Punch

Diply 21 Aug 2018

The best kind of DIY project is one that isn't overly complicated but also doesn't fail to pack a punch. I think creating something that's eye-catching without busting the budget is something every crafter wants to achieve, and it's one of the main reasons why they're so passionate about DIY.

For those who agree with this and are always looking for that next bit of showstopping inspiration, you've come to the right place!

1. DIY Koosh Ball Flats

Damask Love | Damask Love

Anyone who grew up in the '90s knows what a Koosh ball is. And even though this throwback toy isn't as popular as it used to be, that doesn't mean it can't be repurposed.

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Amber of Damask Love saw potential in a collection of Koosh balls and wound up using them to create the cutest flats imaginable. 

Damask Love | Damask Love

For a complete set of instructions, head over to her blog!

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2. DIY Rolled Paper Flower Pumpkin

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

Halloween doesn't have to be filled with terrifying or gross decor that's meant to scare the living daylights out of people. In fact, it can have decor that's just as pretty as any other holiday decor.

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If you prefer October to be chic and charming rather than gory and spooky, this paper flower pumpkin idea, courtesy of Purely Katie, is a great place to start.

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

And all you need to get started is a Styrofoam ball, some black cardstock, and a pair of scissors.

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3. DIY Spring Snowflake Ornaments

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

A bin of rusty springs may not seem like a very good thing to craft with, especially if you're trying to create pretty Christmas ornaments, but Karianne of Thistlewood Farms is here to prove that it's actually a very good idea.

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Using nothing more than some spray paint, ribbon, and hot glue, she managed to transform her springs into charming farmhouse-inspired snowflakes for her Christmas tree.

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

I think these would be perfect to hand out to family and friends during the holidays, don't you?

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4. DIY Glitter Glue Sponges

Smart School House | Smart School House

When I read the name of this DIY, I had no idea what to expect. However, now that I've seen it come together from start to finish, I think it's a great idea.

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Kelly Dixon of Smart School House came up with this idea so that kids can limit the amount of mess they make while using glue.

Smart School House | Smart School House

Plus, the glue has glitter in it, which makes this idea even better!

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5. DIY Tassel Earrings

Tell Love And Party | Tell Love And Party

Making your own jewelry doesn't have to be overly complicated or expensive. As long as you have some basic materials like jump rings and pliers, you can whip up a whole bunch of customized pieces in no time.

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Take these beautiful tassel earrings Tell Love And Party shared as the perfect example.

Tell Love And Party | Tell Love And Party

The list of materials for this project is very simple, and the time commitment required for it is minimal. That makes it a winning DIY in my books!

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6. DIY Gold Leaf Thrift Store Makeover

Feathering My Nest | Feathering My Nest

Gold leaf may sound like something only a grandmother could love, but the truth is, this stuff has made a major comeback over the last few years.

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Gold leaf (or any type of leaf, for that matter) is no longer an outdated, tacky product, and this goblet makeover by Feathering My Nest proves that. 

Feathering My Nest | Feathering My Nest

What were once discarded secondhand finds are now incredibly pretty succulent planters that would look amazing in any space.

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7. DIY Angel Wings

Say Yes | Say Yes

You're going to want to stock up on paper doilies and coffee filters when you see what Liz of Say Yes was able to do with them.

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She used the items to cover two wire hangers, which were fused together with a bit of duct tape to form a frame.

Say Yes | Say Yes

And what did covering those hangers with paper doilies and coffee filters acheive? An adorable set of angel wings, perfect for a Halloween costume, of course!

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8. DIY Faux Granite Bookends

Make And Tell | Make And Tell

Bookends can be extremely expensive, especially if you want a set that has a bit of personality. However, thanks to this brilliant idea by Make And Tell, you can have an eye-catching pair of bookends that fit into your shoestring budget.

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Start by deconstructing a paper milk carton into two halves and filling them with concrete.

Make And Tell | Make And Tell

Use something to create a hole in the middle of each piece, then allow everything to set before removing the carton. To create a faux granite look, all you need is a can of specialty spray paint!

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