Five DIY Projects That Can Make for Stunning Decor in Your Home
The best home decor reflects who you are. There is no better way to showcase your own personality than by displaying projects that you create yourself. Handcrafted items allow you to build the perfect piece while also providing a creative outlet. The following projects are striking, impressive, and deceptively easy.
Dress up your dinner table with a stand out centerpiece. Buy gourds of interesting sizes from the local supermarket and a can of metallic spray paint. In minutes, you will have a table decoration that looks pricey, perfect, and timeless. For an even more ornate look, paint several gourds in different shades. Gold, copper, and silver are perfect, though industrial metals are beautiful choices as well.
Ladle Candle Holder
Screw the handle of an antique ladle to a piece of distressed wood and you have a one-of-a-kind candle holder that can be used anywhere in your home. Hang it from a wall, prop it on a shelf, or create a series of them for stunning wall art.
Cabin Inspired Wreath
Wreaths are in, though they are not inexpensive. You may find yourself spending hundreds of dollars on wreaths that are only in season for a short while. Instead, make your own. Purchase a wreath form and a series of small, oval cut wood slices. Hot glue the slices to the form, add some neutral flowers and a burlap bow, and you have a wreath that can be used for years instead of weeks.
Old books that are damaged and falling to pieces don’t have to end their lives in the recycling bin. Instead, reuse them to make stunning book balls. These balls can be placed in bowls or atop vases. They can be suspended from a ceiling or hung as ornaments. Simply cut pieces from the pages of the books, fold into a petal shape, and then glue to a Styrofoam ball.
Tree Slice Clock
Rustic, natural, and unique: All of these words can describe tree slice clocks. You purchase a wood disc from The Lumber Shack in the style and size of your choice. Add clock parts, available from any hobbyist store, and you have a useful piece of art that can be enjoyed for generations.
DIY doesn’t have to take all weekend. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to decorate your home.
These simple ideas are beautiful, elegant, and meaningful, because you can make them with your own hands. Start now and thank yourself later.