It’s always the simplest touches that make your apartment or home really feel like your own. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the easiest, and most beautiful, do it yourself projects to completely transform your home.
1. Yarn Wrapped Painted Jars
Upcycle some clear jars by wrapping twine or string around it and painting them white. When it’s dried, remove the string and you’re left with a beautiful candle holder, that allows light to seep through for a cozy home. Click here for a more in depth explanation.
2. Hanging Plants
This is a beautiful way to keep spring inside your home all year long. Here’s a tutorial.
3. Custom Coffee Cups
For my family, home isn’t home without a strong cup of coffee. This is a great way to dress up some cheaper mugs you might have picked up. All you need is some Sharpies, design your cup and put in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees to make it permanent. Click here.
4. Dandelion Paperweight
You won’t believe how easy these are to make. Bring some nature back into your home office with this guide.
5. String Lanterns
These string lanterns couldn’t look more elegant, and couldn’t be easier to make. Here is a great resource if you want to learn how to make these.
6. Window Picture Frames
Sometimes picture frames just feel like they’re all the same. Upcycle some old windows like this, and give you pictures a whole new look.
7. Leather and Wood Shelf
With some thrift shop belts and some old wood, you can build this gorgeous hanging shelf yourself.Here’s a guide.
8. Pipe Shoe Storage
Not only is this a great way to organize your shoes when you live in an apartment with limited space, but the pipes are fairly cheap and available at most home improvement stores.
9. Invisible Book Shelf
Don’t let your books just collect dust, turn them into shelves. Here’s a tutorial.
10. A REAL Cork Board
The best part of this project? Getting to drink all that wine! Here’s how you make it.
11. Kitty Planters
Can you believe these are made from used plastic bottles? With some careful cutting and paint you can make them too.
12. Map Panel
This is a great idea for the person who’s setting up home, away from home. Always remember where you came from, or where someone you love it. Tutorial here.
13. Pebble Placemat
I love the earthy feel of this. Get some smooth beach pebbles and hot glue them to a circular piece of felt.
14. Wallpapered Dresser
This project is great for someone who isn’t apposed to hand-me-downs. Whenever someone is giving away furniture I need, but I don’t necessarily like the style, I dress it up with wallpaper.
15. Lighted Headboard
Don’t have a headboard? Don’t worry. Use string lights to give the effect, while creating a cozy glow.