6+ Stunning DIYs That Your Friends Are Definitely Going To Try To Steal

Diply 15 Aug 2018

I have a funny habit of sending my mom and best friend photos of my progress and final project whenever I'm making a DIY. Most of the time they just laugh at me, but sometimes they actually create full-on plans to steal my project from me instead!

Sure, I could make one for them, but sometimes I want to keep them just for me. These next few DIYs will totally have your mom, sister, and best friend trying to figure out how to snatch them from you!

1. You know those lights that are battery operated and you press to turn them on?

Hometalk | Julien K, Hometalk Team

Well, Julien decided to use one of those and a $2 pot from the dollar store to create a really interesting outdoor light that's perfect for any patio.

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The result fits so perfectly with the other decor that it's hard to believe it's DIY'd, and that the materials were so cheap!

Hometalk | Julien K, Hometalk Team

You could definitely paint the pot any color you wanted to match your own decor, too.

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2. Another amazing addition to your patio would be an adorable side table for drinks with your pals.

BHG | BHG

But those things are often cheap and trashy, or expensive and fancy. How can you find one that meets somewhere in the middle?

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You can use concrete, a tube, and a bucket to create a beautiful industrial table that's perfect for outside!

BHG | BHG

A can of spray paint can help match it to your outdoor decor, and I love the faded effect that BHG did on their table!

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3. Want a super easy DIY project you can do in a few minutes that'll definitely wow everyone?!

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

With a cardboard lid and some paint, you can create a stunning marbled tray.

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How beautiful are these jewelry trays from Paper N Stitch Blog?!

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

They totally look like they're made of porcelain and purchased at the nearest Anthropologie! I need to make these for everyone.

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4. I really give major props to anyone who can take an old piece of furniture and completely upcycle it into something you would want to buy.

Hometalk | A

While this pattern is intricate, it's definitely time for a more modern upgrade.

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Hometalk user A gave it a completely new look with more modern fabric and some embellished touches.

Hometalk | A

I'm definitely more likely to have this in my home than the other one!

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5. If you've been to a baby shower in recent years, you've probably seen a fancy diaper gift.

Hometalk | Mickey Baron

They seem overwhelming, but they aren't that difficult if you have a little bit of help!

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Look at the amazing result of this fun gift! 

Hometalk | Mickey Baron

I have a cousin who this would have been perfect for. She's on boy #2 and her firstborn is obsessed with motorcycles. I'm sure they'll be passing that love along to their second baby, too. Mickey did a fantastic job!

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6. I actually think this is my first plant-related DIY all day, and maybe even all week. 

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

That's probably a new record for me. Anyway, Lovely Indeed shows us how to create a miniature mid-century plant stand using dowels!

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I think I need about 50 of these for all of my plant babies and that still probably wouldn't be enough.

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

I love the miniature look and the mid-century vibe!

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7. Once upon a time, I created my own envelope clutch using a sewing machine, and while I did it, it wasn't easy!

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

But this version from The Crafted Life is actually a no-sew craft!

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You can choose any fun pattern of leather, but I love that they made it double-sided with a stunning pattern on the inside.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

You can hold all sort of amazing things in this little clutch!

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8. This might be my favorite DIY on this list, and trust me, people are going to want to steal it from you.

Lil Boo Blue | Lil Boo Blue

Basically, you use a corkboard and layers of paint to create a world map.

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Then you add pins showing the different places you've been.

Lil Boo Blue | Lil Boo Blue

Lil Boo Blue did a fantastic job with this project. It would also be an amazing gift for any loved one!

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9. I'm totally obsessed with both pom-poms and plants right now.

Sarah Hearts | Sarah Hearts

So when I saw that Holly Wade shared a tutorial for a pom-pom hanging planter with Sarah Hearts, I was sold immediately.

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I have tons of these hanging planters, but I've never made one with pom-poms on it before.

Sarah Hearts | Sarah Hearts

It seems simple enough, I just need to add some pom-poms to my normal routine.

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10. Cheap flip-flops are pretty easy to find, but they're pretty boring.

By Wilma | By Wilma

You can absolutely give them new life with the help of some glue and ribbon, and then they'll be super cute!

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By Wilma gave her flip-flops a makeover with this fun floral ribbon, but you could even go crazy with some lace.

By Wilma | By Wilma

I can definitely think of a pair or two of my shoes that could use this treatment!

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11. I write a lot about soaps, but I've never actually made them!

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

It's definitely on my list because they can be super easy, and also super cute! I love that you can buy melt and pour kits at the craft store and go crazy with them.

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A Kailo Chic Life is often inspired by the '80s and bright colors, and these soaps perfectly reflect that.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

If you've got kids, I bet they wouldn't mind washing their hands with these!

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12. I always love roaming the aisles of the faux floral section at craft stores.

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

It amazes me how lifelike the fake plants and flowers can be! Playing around with floral arrangements is definitely something I'd like to do more of.

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Lydi Out Loud used some floral foam, some faux sticks, and some moss to create this cool topiary.

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

It looks really cool with her rustic farmhouse decor! I definitely need to give this a try.

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