There’s just something about going home to a place you decorated to suit your tastes. It gives comfort, security, and that sense of belonging, which is important especially if you’re living for the first time on your own. Some people think that it’s expensive to make a house feel like a home because it involves furniture and other ornamentation.
What if you don’t have to spend on premade decors and make them yourself? DIY is a beautiful thing, and thanks to the internet, there is a myriad of tutorials you can easily access online. Whether you’re a beginner or not, the exquisite home decor is not hard to achieve. Take a look at some ideas below.
Broken CD Mosaic Mirror
Mirrors are important decorative pieces in the house. They are multipurpose and can be used to give the illusion of a bigger space and for checking your appearance. Some store-bought mirrors can be a little generic, especially the cheaper ones, but those that are unique-looking may come with a hefty price tag too. The middle ground would be to make do with what you already have or turn it into something much more with the power of DIY.
The great thing about this tutorial is you can repurpose old, scratched CDs by breaking them into midsize to small pieces. Once you have a fair number that you think is enough for the size of the mirror you have, you’ll need some glue and patience.
It’s easy to make anything mosaic just as long as you put some space in between the pieces. Once you’re done, polish everything, and it will shine bright and iridescent, making it a captivating piece in the room. Check out this tutorial on how to make the mosaic.
One of the strongest and most durable kinds of paper out there is cardstock, and it is great not only as invitation letters but for DIY home decor as well. A butterfly chandelier made out of paper can make a beautiful display for any space in your home that looks a bit lacking.
Colored cardstock usually comes in a 5 × 7 size, and take advantage of that by making multiple paper butterflies in one go. You can use different-colored papers and sizes, or you can go with one single color.
You’ll also need some pretty tulle ribbons, some fishing line, a metal ring or even wood for the base, glue, and some scissors. It would be better if you have a butterfly punch because it will take a lot of time cutting them out, and you want to make as many as you can. Here is a helpful article that can provide you with a step-by-step tutorial.
Ping-Pong-Ball String Lights
String lights make any space look aesthetic, cozy, and inviting. They’re super cheap too, so they’re easy to acquire. They’re popular during Christmas time, but a lot of people are actually using them the whole year round.
For this project, you can use any size of string lights that you want just as long as the bulb fits inside a ping-pong ball. You can make as many as you want too. You’ll need a Xacto knife to make a small X incision in a ping-pong ball as this is where the string light will go. If you’re confused about what to do, take a look at this helpful tutorial.
Sweaters are comfortable pieces of clothing that are a must-have, especially during the colder seasons. If you live in a country where there is autumn and winter all your life, chances are that you already have a huge collection of them. From the pile of sweaters, it’s easy to determine which are usable and not.
You either donate or sell the sweaters you don’t use anymore and throw away the ones that are too frayed and destroyed to use. What of the ones that are old but have a lot of sentimental value? If you loathe to get rid of them, give them a new life by repurposing old and memorable sweaters into pillowcases. You’ll still have the knitwear you adored but in pillow form, and you get to snuggle it all the time.
The thing about sweater pillowcases is that they’re easy to make. You’ll only need a bunch of sweaters that you love and a sewing machine or just old-school thread and needle. There are many templates on how to make pillowcases out there, but it depends what kind you have. Here’s a tutorial to guide you.
DIY Paver Firepit
Before you attempt this project, make sure that your patio or backyard is big enough for a firepit. Familiarize yourself with fire violation codes in your state as well to make sure you’re not breaking any. If you’ve ever tried grilling at some point in your life, you know how exciting it is to just have it in your own home.
A fire grill should be in order because it is responsible for cooking all the food. A firepit is handy for entertaining guests. It’s lovely to just sit in front of the fire, eating and catching up with old friends. You can even use it to roast some s’mores once dinner’s done. The firepit is also an alternative source of light and adds ambiance to the event.
For the firepit, you’ll need pavers at your local home-improvement stores. How many you get will depend on how big or small your firepit will be. Don’t forget to make a floor out of the pavers and to fill it with sand to contain the fire inside. Once done, you can do your very own bonfire night anytime you want to, with friends or just by yourself with a good book on your lap. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make your own firepit.
Decorative Green Terrarium
Can’t have a garden of your own because you live in an apartment or because space is limited? Put something green and living in your apartment by making your very own organic terrarium. Nowadays, it’s very easy to make one, and a terrarium isn’t hard to maintain as well, provided that you use plants that don’t need as much watering.
You’ll need clear glass, a bowl, a vase, or a jar. You can get one in interesting shapes depending on how you want it to look like. You’ll also need potting soil, moss, small plants, activated charcoal, decorative items, and to put these all together, you’ll need a small scoop, gloves, and scissors. Here’s a detailed DIY how-to of this project.
Minimalist Pet Art
Want something that’s easy but looks good? All you’ll need are round placements, a stencil of your pet or an animal, and some black paint. Buying a painting or art piece can be costly, so this is a great alternative for those empty walls you have at home. Check this out if you want to see how this project goes.
Personalized Is Best
No matter what kind of home-decoration project you’ll be pursuing for the weekend, remember that DIY decors are a great alternative for expensive paintings and other art pieces. It doesn’t matter how little you spend because personalized home decors can look good with a little effort and patience. The great thing about DIY is that you can do it anytime. If you want to upgrade your existing ones or replace the old ones, you can just go ahead and do it.
What are your favorite home-decoration projects that you love to do? Share what they are in the comments below.