Category: For the Home

DIY Scroll Inspired Wall Art


This darling display is a quick, inexpensive way to showcase your favorite works of art. Add a pop of color to your home with a fun printable, or put your personal piece on display for all to see. Whatever you choose to frame, it’s sure to make a serious style statement.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Art to display
Wooden dowels
Black macrame cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Create a piece of art to display. For my project, I printed a design on a piece of dictionary paper.

2. Use hot glue to attach a dowel to the top of the piece of paper.


3. Draw a line of hot glue along the seam where the dowel and paper connect and roll the dowel down until it meets the paper again, creating the look of a scroll.

4. Repeat steps 2-3 to add a dowel to the bottom of the paper.
5. Cut 2 1/2 feet of black macrame cord.

6. Use hot glue to attach the cord to both sides of the dowel, leaving about 2-inches hanging below the dowel.

7. Wrap the excess cord around the dowel and use hot glue to secure it in place.

8. Display your work of art and enjoy!

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DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Jute Placemats


Creating a vintage or primitive-style dining table is easy with a package of jute and some twine. Jute placements are the perfect accent to your table, and are easy to make!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Sisal rope
Hemp twine
Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Squeeze some glue on one end to prevent fraying.

2. Start rolling your rope as shown. Use the hot glue at different points as you roll each layer.

3. Every so often, tie the hemp twine around 3-4 sections to help keep everything in place. Keep using the glue as well.

4. Make sure to keep all ties on the bottom of the jute placemat so that it looks finished from the top.

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How to Make Your Own Decorative Floral Napkin Rings


Dress up your dining room table with these seasonal napkin rings. This project puts your floral arranging skills to good use, leaving you with a practical piece of decor that will set your table apart.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Gold metal rings
Artificial greenery
Artificial flowers
Scissors
Wire cutters
Floral tape

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating a base of greenery. Use your wire cutters to cut 3-inch sections. Secure them to the metal ring using floral arranging tape. You may need to add several pieces of tape for every piece of greenery to keep it close to the metal ring.



2. Continue adding branches of greenery, being careful to hide the tape under the leaves.


3. Next, add accent flowers to the arrangement. Trim a bloom with a 2-inch stem and use floral arranging tape to attach it to the metal ring.


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DIY Rustic Moss House Numbers


Dress up your door with these quaint house numbers. In a few minutes, you can transform a set of plain wooden numbers into unique, nature-inspired decor that will provide the perfect accent your entryway.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden numbers
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Light and dark dried moss
Picture hangers
Hammer

Things to do:
1. The first step is attaching a picture hanger to the back of your numbers. Flip your wooden number over and place the picture hanger at the top center. Use a hammer to gently pound it in place.


2. Next, you want to create a base layer of dark moss. Use your hot glue gun and tackle 1-inch sections at a time. Be careful to maintain the shape of your number.


3. Add sections of lighter colored moss for depth and dimension.


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DIY Rustic Bird Silhouette Art Frame


Create your own burlap art with a simple burlap bag, a frame, and some paint. I made this one with a clip-art bird, but any small clip art will do. Choose your favorite colors that will complement your decor!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour (includes drying time)
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Picture frame
Burlap bag
Acrylic paint
Stencil brush
Paint brush
Scissors
Ruler or straight edge
Marking tool
Paper or card stock

Things to do:
1. Cut apart your burlap bag. Take the glass out of the frame and trace around it on the burlap.

2. Cut the burlap out just inside the lines and make sure it fits in the frame.

3. Cut out a piece of paper the same size as the burlap.

4. Print a simple clip art silhouette and trace it on the paper.

5. Cut out the inside of the the design and place it on the burlap.

6. Paint inside the design.

7. Remove the paper to show your painted design.

8. Add other painted designs as desired.

9. Once dry, place the burlap in the frame behind the glass.

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How to Make a Rustic Wood Slice Photo Holder


We love Instagram prints! They’re such a fun way to capture sweet memories and look lovely displayed around the house. This rustic DIY is the perfect companion to your cute new photos. You can display up to three images per log slice, making it easy to share all your favorite moments.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Log slice
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Dowels
Scissors
Mini clothespins
Photos
Drill *optional

Things to do:
1. Start by deciding how many photos you want to display. If you’re using smaller prints, I suggest 3 photos per log slice.

2. Cut three dowels in various lengths.
3. Apply a generous amount of hot glue on the end of the dowels and secure them to the log slice. If the prints that you’re displaying are heavier, you may want to drill into the log slice before attaching your dowel with hot glue.


4. When the dowels are secure, use hot glue to attach mini clothespins to the top. Make sure they’re facing up, so you can clip your photos in.


5. Display your pictures and enjoy!

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DIY Vintage Inspired Doily Hanging Lamp


This DIY lampshade is the perfect project for vintage lovers. The doilies create a semi sheer cover that showcases an Edison bulb in a unique, art-like way. It will dress up your space, complementing vintage or modern home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mod Podge
Doilies
Foam brush
Balloon
Hanging light kit
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Blow up a balloon and place it in a bucket or bowl to hold it upright.



2. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the surface of the balloon and place a doily on it. Continue sticking doilies on the top half of the balloon until it’s completely covered, leaving only a small space for the cord of the light to slide through.



3. When all of your doilies are in place, apply a thick layer of Mod Podge over the top.
4. Let your doilies dry over night.
5. When the doilies are complete dry, use scissors to pop the balloon.

6. Screw an Edison bulb into a hanging pendant light and slide the cord through the center of the lampshade.



7. Display your handiwork and enjoy!

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DIY Easter Wreath


It’s so much fun to have a wreath for each season, and this Easter wreath is sure to bring a smile to your face! With bunnies, eggs, and some moss as grass,” you’ll definitely be thinking spring as you make this wreath.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath
Burlap ribbon
Sheet moss
Flocked bunnies
Egg ornaments
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Scissors
Ric rac

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Wrap the burlap ribbon around the styrofoam form.

2. This is what the wreath will look like when you’re done wrapping the burlap around it.

3. Wrap the ric rac around the wreath and glue occasionally.

4. You can wrap the ric rac sparingly as shown, or place the wraps closer together.

5. Pull apart the sheet moss and carefully arrange it, glueing it along the bottom inside of your wreath.

6. Hang your eggs from the top of the wreath. You can use sequin pins in place of hot glue if you’d like.

7. Hot glue the bunnies on top of the moss/grass. Tie a string or ribbon to the top for hanging.

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DIY Rustic Log Slice Hanging Shelf


This DIY will help you get organized in a unique, beautiful way. In just a few simple steps, you can transform a log slice into a hanging shelf, giving you the perfect place to display your plants or books.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Log slice
Drill
Suede cord
Scissors
Pencil
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Use a ruler to measure 2 1/2 inches from the bottom of the log slice. Mark two spots equal distance apart to drill. My holes are approximately 1 1/2 from the side.



2. Drill a hole on each of the four marks.

3. Slip a piece of leather cord through each hole and knot the end, so it will hold the shelf in place. My pieces of leather cord were 2-feet long.

4. Pull the cords up to the center of the log slice and knot them, creating a hanger.


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DIY Vintage Inspired Macrame Plant Hanger


Vintage-inspired home decor has never looked so good! This macrame planter can be created with different colors of beads and string to complement your personal style. Make several plant hangers and display your garden in a fresh, trendy way.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Jute
Scissors
Beads
Plant

Things to do:
1. The first step is measuring out five lengths of jute. The pieces should be approximately 2 yards long.

2. Fold the pieces of jute in half and tie a knot at the top, leaving a 1-inch loop to hang the planter from.


3. Separate the jute into 5 groups of 2 lengths of jute.
4. Slide a bead onto two pieces of jute and knot the strings to hold it in place. Repeat this step until all 5 groups of jute have a bead tied in place.




5. The next step is creating new groups of 2. Make a net shape by combining different pieces of jute and securing them with a bead. Continue doing this until all lengths of jute have a new group. Repeat this step several times until you’ve created a net that is large enough to support your potted plant.

6. Once you’ve added as many beads as you want to, tie a knot at the bottom of the jute.

7. Trim the ends and slip your potted plant inside.

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