If you have a rubber band, a can of spray paint and a glass jar (doesn’t matter whether from a candle or from kiddie food), you can create a sophisticated tealight holder that compliments your room and adds a spark of personality.
Ready? You can knock this out during a commercial break, honestly, and it would make a great homemade gift.
Dead Simple Ways To Coast
Here’s a DIY secret: when you’re rushed for time, or totally out of ideas, or need to make a cheap but awesome gift, coasters are where it’s at. There are a million different ways to make a coaster, in all honesty, so I *suppose* you could just stop reading now and go experiment. But if you did, you wouldn’t see how to crochet a cat butt, transfer photos onto tiles, turn tool chest castoffs into silver accent pieces, and more. So keep reading!
Dead Simple DIY Outdoor Decor
In the warm months of the year (and there are many of them in Austin), my yard and patio become almost another room to the house. There are so many really easy DIY projects that make chilling outside more comfortable, stylish and welcoming to your guests. This article boasts instructions for chairs, a couple different varieties of easy lanterns and party decor, even a formula to let you “draw” with moss on the side of your house. I’ve also got instructions on how to make that most crucial of summer accessories: a hammock. Everyone uses their yards a little differently, but these half dozen DIY projects should have something to make your yard a more beautiful place to relax and live.
How To Melt Your Own Record-Setting LP Bowl
Making a bowl out of a vinyl record is one of the most simple projects there is. There are very few items needed to make it work, and not a whole lot of human intervention once you’ve gotten started. And your end result is a sinuous LP bowl, great for holding keys or guitar picks, or for hanging on the wall, or a million other things. (They also make great cheap but cool gifts!) Check out how I used this one as the centerpiece on my kitchen table. Rad, right? And it took me almost no time to make.
A nice bed can make or break your room design. Unfortunately, it can also break your bank account. Stop gazing longingly at that overpriced monstrosity from Pottery Barn (or wherever) and start thinking about how to make your own!
Some of these DIY options are really easy headboards to put together, and some require a bit more proficiency with tools. But all these headboards can be made at home for a hell of a lot less than a retail bed would cost. Plus, you know they’ll match your decor!
I dug through the mountains of ugly options out there to pick half dozenish best DIY headboard projects on the internet. (And of course, only projects with instructions.) Instead of wasting an afternoon on Pinterest, just keep reading.
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