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Best DIY Projects For Home Decorating

Aug 21 2014 - 6:06am

There are few things that are as satisfying as pulling off a successful DIY [1] project, especially when a guest asks where you purchased it. We've rounded up 50+ of our favorite tutorials that show you how to organize, entertain, and decorate with style, without spending a fortune. So, roll up your sleeves and get cracking! You can do it.

— Additional reporting by Miranda Jones

Create gorgeous handpainted linen tea towels [2].

Source: Jenny Steffens Hobick [3]

This DIY marquee light [4] only looks like it cost hundreds.

Source: Happy Looks Good on You [5]

Glam up your bar cart with these geode bottle stoppers [6].

Source: Cupcakes and Cashmere [7]

Burlap and Lace gave plain pillow covers a designer look [8] using fabric paint. The total cost? Less than $15!

Source: Burlap and Lace [9]

Create adorable succulent planters with these handmade clay pots [10].

Source: Say Yes to Hoboken [11]

This faux log fireplace facade [12] allows you to easily remove and replace the logs in a few seconds! Can you guess the trick?

Source: Pepper Design Blog [13]

Get a seaside vibe going with these dip-dyed candles [14].

Source: Martha Stewart [15]

Create gorgeous custom roman blinds [16] – no sewing skills needed!

Source: Domino [17]

Forget pining for pricier versions, this DIY brass urchin [18] can be whipped up with oven-bake clay, mini wooden dowels, and gold spray paint. Done!

Source: Craft and Couture [19]

Learn how you can re-create this cushiony headboard [20].

Source: The Brick House [21]

Add whimsy to your table with these animal candleholders [22].

Source: Country Living Magazine [23]

Kraft paper, scissors, vinyl, and gold leaf pens are all it took to make this DIY zebra rug [24]. Color us impressed!

Source: Brittany Makes [25]

Turn folding chairs into statement furniture with this DIY chair tutorial [26].

Source: My Fabuless Life [27]

Traditional inlay dressers can cost thousands of dollars, but this version [28] can be done under $40.

Source: Little Green Notebook [29]

This Ombre Chair [30] can turn a lackluster flea market find into something extraordinary.

Source: Design*Sponge [31]

A basic Ikea [32] cube becomes an on-trend pouf [33] with just one yard of fabric.

Source: Kristi Murphy [34]

There are several ways to approach a DIY [35] Tufted Headboard [36] but we're anxious to try this one.

Source: Little Green Notebook [37]

Even the most lackluster office chair can be the star of your work space, thanks to this Ikea hack [38].

Source: Hither and Thither [39]

These No Sew Cloth Napkin Pillow Covers [40] are a genius way to incorporate beautiful but affordable fabric outside of the dining room.

Source: Centsational Girl [41]

This designer-worthy DIY [42] will camouflage your tv [43]!

Source: House*Tweaking [44]

Spell out a fun sentiment or a few lines from your favorite poem or novel with this Stencil Pillow [45].

Source: Wit & Whistle [46]

You wouldn't believe what materials were used to make this impressive Marbled Glassware [47].

Source: HonestlyWTF [48]

Ugly cords become decorative accessories thanks to this washi tape DIY [49]!

Source: Designlovefest [50]

Doesn't this Palette Day Bed [51] look stunning? See how you can make one for your home!

Source: Under the Sycamore [52]

An Ikea [53] desk gets a glamorous upgrade with this gilded desk tutorial [54].

Source: Ruth Eileen Photography [55] via Style Me Pretty [56]

Perk up your patio or room with a multi-hued Chevron Rug [57].

Source: Little Green Notebook [58]

Create a cozy wood wall for just $20. The secret? Shipping pallets.

Source: Cape 27 [59]

This beach inspired chandelier [60] is actually crafted from wax paper instead of shells!

Source: Freshly Picked [61]

Repurpose bowls as country cozy lamp shades [62].

Source: Country Living Magazine [63]

Add a burst of unexpected color to the ceiling or patio with crepe paper flowers [64].

Source: HonestlyWTF [65]

Loving the gilded touch on this sunburst mirror [66] crafted from wood shims.

Source: K Sarah Designs [67]

Find out how to transform a plain IKEA [68] table into a chic new desk [69].

Source: Matsutake [70]

Move your vases from your table to your wall [71].

Source: Design*Sponge [72]

No need to arrange floral centerpieces when you have a perennial succulent garden [73] in the middle of your table!

Source: Far Out Flora [74]

Sometimes, even rugs can't disguise those thick cords that are hideous but absolutely necessary. Instead of making futile attempts to hide them, let them take center stage with bright yarn and plastic cord tubes [75].

Source: Design*Sponge [76]

Cardboard tubes and contact paper are used to create this sculptural shelf unit [77].

Source: Country Living Magazine [78]

This sliding barn door [79] in bright yellow, created by House*Tweaking is so brilliant! I might have to try it at my home, too.

Source: House*Tweaking [80]

Apartment Therapy has fantastic directions on turning an old rug into a John Robshaw-inspired block-print rug [81] for next to nothing!

Source: Apartment Therapy [82]

This salt dish and bud vase [83] would be an amazing hostess gift.

Source: Design*Sponge [84]

Martha Stewart [85] shows us how to make these beautiful dip-dyed baskets [86].

Source: Martha Stewart [87]

Lowe's has the lowdown on making these industrial side tables [88].

Source: Lowe's [89]

Make your own living succulent art [90].

Source: Sunset Magazine [91]

Add a touch of bohemian style with this turquoise beaded chandelier [92].

Source: ROOT design studio [93]

This book-wrapped trophy mount [94] can be made with a variety of animals for an artsy twist on taxidermy.

Source: Photo by Adza [95]

I love that succulent orbs [96] can be used long after a wedding [97] or party is over.

Wouldn't this fairy light hanging pendant [98] be spectacular above scattered votives on a dinner table?

Chipped cups and plates found at the flea market become elegant tiered trays [99].

Can you believe that Decor Hacks made this nailhead side table [100] for less than $6?

Source: Decor Hacks [101]

I fell in love with this pendant lamp when I saw it on Secrets From a Stylist last week. Luckily, Orlando Soria is sharing the tutorial [102]!

Source: Hommemaker [103]

I love this twist on classic silhouette art: use plywood for the canvas [104].

Source: Apartment Therapy [105]

Create embroidered portraits [106] of your loved ones.

Source: Country Living Magazine [107]

Hack Ikea [108] modules into a chic storage system [109]. So brilliant!

Source: Bright.Bazaar [110]

Create a cute key catchall [111] for your foyer.

Source: Brooklyn Limestone [112]

Learn how to use fabric as wallpaper [113]!

Source: How About Orange [114]

Learn how one woman and her father modified an old door into a custom herringbone wood table [115] for only $150!

Source: Design*Sponge [116]

Country Living came up with the brilliant idea to use ceiling medallions as a wall treatment [117].

Source: Country Living Magazine [118]

Enhance your patio furniture with these ridiculously easy DIY cushion covers [119], courtesy of Prudent Baby.

Source: Pretty Prudent [120]

Frame ferns [121] for a botanical art display, with Centsational Girl.

Source: Centsational Girl [122]

Learn how to create your own abstract art [123] with Oh Happy Day!

Source: Oh Happy Day [124]

Unify two side tables with a chevron paint makeover [125].

Source: Sunset Magazine [126]

We can never find keychains we like but we've fallen hard for these DIY [127]tassels and mini pom poms [128]!

Source: Design*Sponge [129]


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