5+ Stunning DIYs That Are Gonna Look Great In Your Home

Diply 27 Jul 2018

Are you looking to add something special to your home these days, but aren't sure what would work? While I might not be an interior designer, I do spend a lot of time on Pinterest, so I'm obviously an expert.

But in all seriousness, everyone wants to make their home cozy and comfy, don't they? These next few DIYs will help you do just that!

1. If there is one thing I've got way too many of (and want way too many more of), it's blankets.

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

Whether they're handmade from my grandmothers or I've bought them from the store, I've got more blankets than any one person needs. But, I'm always down to make more!

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Paper N Stitch Blog took a simple knitted blanket and gave it a trendy overhaul using colorful yarn tassels.

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

Tassels are super easy and cheap to make, but make a big impact on home decor! You can definitely do this one in an evening.

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2. There are a few themes that are super trendy according to my Pinterest research: plants, flamingos, and everything rainbow.

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

So, it only makes sense to incorporate some of those into your home, right?! Using clay, you can pretty much make anything for your home.

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Club Crafted took a variety of colorful blocks of clay and turned them into an adorable catch-all for their desk. 

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

If you've got a bunch of jars and bowls that act as "catch-alls" because you just keep throwing stuff in them, maybe it's time to make something designated for just that!

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3. While we're on the topic of cool things for your desk, what is the current state of the mouse pad on your desk?!

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

If you asked me a few months ago, I'd tell you it didn't exist or it had our company's logo on it.

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Hey, nothing is wrong with the Diply logo, but I wanted something a bit more "me!"

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

If you want something that fits your style a bit better, then this DIY from Lovely Indeed is for you.

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4. If I were to walk into Target and find these funky frames, I'd definitely think I had scored big time.

Bliss Makes | Bliss Makes

But, then you start to see that everyone and their mother bought the same thing from the same store, which makes sense because they're pretty awesome.

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With some colorful string, Bliss Makes took these frames from trendy to unique in a matter of minutes.

Bliss Makes | Bliss Makes

Now they act as the perfect place to store postcards from all over the world!

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5. So, I mentioned using clay before to make catch-alls, but have you ever thought of using it to make planter pots, too?!

Pretty Prudent | Pretty Prudent

You can get a really cool visual effect using clay that looks a lot like a woven basket.

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I absolutely love the final result because I am obsessed with putting plants into baskets.

Pretty Prudent | Pretty Prudent

This definitely looks like a DIY I could do one rainy afternoon.

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6. Okay, it's summertime, so I know you've probably got a few bottles of your fave drink in the recycling bin.

Pinterest | Pinterest

Think twice before returning that bottle or taking it out for the next pickup.

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You can totally use it for some really cool home decor instead!

Repcolite | Repcolite

Chalk paint is a godsend when it comes to making over pretty much anything. As Repcolite shows us, the results are pretty darn great!

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7. Okay, want to hear a neat technique for getting some really cool texture on your old furniture?!

Hometalk | Wood Icing Company

You can use lace with some thicker wood paint to create a really cool pattern.

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The Wood Icing Company shows us how to do it on a set of drawers over on the Hometalk site.

Hometalk | Wood Icing Company

And doesn't the result look super cool? I'd love to use this stenciling technique!

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8. I can never seem to keep a fan alive for very long. They always die on me after a few months.

Hometalk | Robin @ Redo Yourself Inspirations

But, once your fan dies, you don't have to toss it out! You can totally use it for a new project for your home.

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Robin took apart her fan and cut it in half to create this industrial-looking mail holder.

Hometalk | Robin @ Redo Yourself Inspirations

This is a really cool way to use the bones of the fan without throwing it out!

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9. Who knew vintage yardsticks could be made into such a cute table?

iLoveToCreate | iLoveToCreate

I do now, and I totally want one of my own. Allison over at iLoveToCreate shared her tutorial for making one and the results are fab.

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The hardest part is getting the surface to be level. 

iLoveToCreate | iLoveToCreate

Since not all yardsticks are the same thickness, you'll need to get creative when filling the empty space. Allison used some spare wood and Bondo to make hers.

Then just add a frame and legs!

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10. Kids go through a lot of clothing while they grow, and there's only so much you can store or give away.

Lil Blue Boo | Lil Blue Boo

Ashley from Lil Blue Boo had an incredible idea, though: turn them into a quilt!

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What better way to hold on to those favorite childhood memories?

Lil Blue Boo | Lil Blue Boo

The dinosaur shirt she wore on her first trip to the zoo? The dad joke tee only Dad thought was funny? They can all be a square in a blanket that will stay with the family for decades.

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11. I love making my own decorative pillows, but don't always want to sew a whole pattern on.

Instructables | lockem

That's why I love this trick shared on Instructables by user lockem.

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Instead of sewing all the little circles on, they used Steam-and-Seam, an iron-on fabric adhesive. 

Instructables | lockem

Imagine hand-sewing all those individual pieces onto this pillow cover. It would be awful. With this trick, you'll be done in no time.

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12. You know how the perfect project sometimes comes a day too late? 

My Love 2 Create | My Love 2 Create

That just happened to me with this great bookshelf idea from My Love 2 Create. Only a couple of days ago, my father asked if I had a use for his old kitchen cupboards. And I said no!

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Curses! I'll just have to keep an eye out for more.

My Love 2 Create | My Love 2 Create

Because I'm definitely putting these shelves on my to-do list. They're cute and quirky, which are two of my favorite things.

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