Start Your Engines, Because We're Giving These 5+ Fun DIYs The Green Light

Diply 21 Aug 2018

Does crafting kick your adrenaline into high gear? Does it have the ability to turn your bad mood into a good one? Do you think about DIYs even when you know you should be focusing on other things? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you're probably a crafting superfan!

And because you're so passionate about DIYs, the collection of ideas below will definitely inspire you to start your crafty engine.

1. DIY Silhouette Pumpkins

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

Carving a bunch of pumpkins for Halloween is not only super messy, but it's also extremely time-consuming. And if that's not something you're interested in dealing with this year, Karianne of Thistlewood Farms has your back.

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She decided to give a collection of plastic pumpkins a completely different look using black paint and silhouette stencils.

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

Not only are these painted pumpkins something Karianne can display year after year, but they're also relatively mess-free compared to traditional carved ones — and both of these reasons make this craft a win in my books.

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2. DIY Molecule Sculpture

Paper And Stitch | Paper And Stitch

The easiest way to add color and personality to a space is through decorative accessories. But if you're wanting something more than just a candle or a floral arrangement on your coffee table, this molecule sculpture idea may be exactly what you need.

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Head over to Paper and Stitch to find out just how easy it is to recreate one of these pieces for your home. 

Paper and Stitch | Paper and Stitch

And don't use blue paint if you don't want to! Choose the color palette that works best for you.

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3. DIY Epoxy Paper Clips

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

Paper clips are pretty boring, but that doesn't mean they can't be made over to look fabulous! Take inspiration from Purely Katie and see what fun designs you can come up with.

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All it takes is some fun scrapbook paper, epoxy stickers, and glue to get the ball rolling.

Purely Katie | Purely Katie

Aren't they adorable? Who wouldn't want a collection of these on their desk?

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4. DIY Felt Fortune Cookies

Feathering My Nest | Feathering My Nest

If you're looking for a party favor all of your guests will love and remember for years to come, a homemade felt fortune cookie is the way to go.

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Let Lacey of Feathering My Nest show you how simple it is to make a batch of these cuties. 

Feathering My Nest | Feathering My Nest

Once you get the hang of it, you won't be able to stop!

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5. DIY Watering Can Outdoor Light Fixture

Smart School House | Smart School House

Every outdoor space deserves a pretty light fixture that makes everything around it pop, which is exactly what this fun watering can idea accomplishes.

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Kelly Dixon of Smart School House came up with the coolest way to turn a standard watering can into an outdoor conversation piece.

Smart School House | Smart School House

Well, what are you waiting for?! Head over to her tutorial and pin it for later!

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6. DIY Faux Granite Air Plant Holders

Make and Tell | Make and Tell

Air plants are perfect for those of us who weren't blessed with a green thumb. And because they're so easy to maintain, the places and ways you can display them are pretty much limitless.

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Stephanie of Make and Tell shared a really fun planter idea that anyone can pull off.

Make and Tell | Make and Tell

So, if you like what you see, be sure to check out her set of instructions. I guarantee they'll inspire you to get crafty.

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7. DIY Marbled Heart Coasters

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

There is no such thing as having too many coasters. Besides keeping furniture clear of water stains, they're a great way to keep your decor fresh. They're easy to make yourself and take up very little space when stored away.

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So, of course I'm going to have to make these adorable heart coasters from Enthralling Gumption!

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

I mean, can you blame me? I may even branch out and find other novelty bowls to try for different shapes.

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8. DIY Cat Scratch Wall Squares

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

Declawing our cats is becoming less common, which is great, but that means we really can't skimp on providing Kitty with a place to use those claws besides the curtains.

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Mr. Kate shared this thrifty idea that is way more attractive than a cat tower: carpet samples!

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

Just find some really thick, rough options for Kitty to sink those claws into. You can even match them to your decor!

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9. DIY Suitcase Garden

Hometalk | Alicia W

I've seen lots of ways to upcycle vintage suitcases, but this may be my new favorite. Alicia W shared this project on Hometalk and I think it would be perfect for an herb garden on a balcony or small porch.

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There's a bit more to it than just filling the bottom with dirt and adding plants.

Hometalk | Alicia W

But as long as you prep the suitcase properly, it'll be a safe and healthy home for your herbs. Check out Alicia W's full steps in the tutorial.

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10. DIY Color Block Pillows

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

I am really picky about my decorative pillows, but I can totally get behind these ones from A Kailo Chic Life. They're bold and graphic but still pretty easy to make yourself.

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Plus, there are so many options for colors combinations that they're guaranteed to match any space. 

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

I love the metallic piping, which doesn't just add bling, but also makes the final pillows look super professional.

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11. DIY Leather Cabinet Pulls

Paper and Stitch | Paper and Stitch

As someone who is in the midst of a kitchen makeover, I know firsthand just how expensive drawer pulls can be. This can be a problematic for anyone working with a tight budget!

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Thankfully, the web is full of amazing alternatives homeowners who can't budge financially can use to their advantage.

Paper and Stitch | Paper and Stitch

For example, rather than going with traditional metal hardware, why not take a page out of Paper and Stitch's book and opt for leather instead?

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12. DIY Wood Knob Photo Holders

Damask Love | Damask Love

Finding the perfect frame for awkwardly sized photos can be a pain in the you-know-what. But luckily, there's a simple solution for that, and Damask Love has put their own personal spin on it.

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By adding a thin slit to a wooden knob, Amber, the blog's creator, instantly created the perfect slot for a photograph.

Damask Love | Damask Love

And with the help of some tape and paint, she was able to give the knob a fresh, new look.

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