Learning to take matters into your own hands and modify ordinary objects into wonderful and practical pieces is priceless.
That’s why the art of DIY-ing and recycling things has gained so much popularity lately. People have been experimenting with different things and have been coming up with amazing results. Be it practical pieces like oven mitts, or simply decorative pillows – everything is useful nowadays. So make sure not to throw anything away!
The DIY projects we’re going to show you below prove how awesome it is to use your skill and creativity (with a lot of help from people who share things online). Scroll to see and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
1. DIY Cacti-Inspired Oven Mitts
You can turn plain white mitts into cactus ones and make your time in the kitchen a lot more fun (that is to say, if you do not enjoy cooking). What you need is fabric dye and some felt for the flowers.
2. DIY Designer Patterned Coasters
If you feel like you’re bored with plain metal coasters, simply cover ceramic tiles with patterned cardstock and seal it with Mod Podge, just like PinkWhen has done. To prevent scratches or sliding, glue felt or cork to the bottom of the tiles.
3. DIY Faux Neon Sign Art
Clay works fine if you’re not particularly fond of electrical bills or neon gas. So simply find some clay in neon colors and attach it to fun patterns and you’re good to go.
4. DIY Cereal Bowl Candle
Cereal bowl candle! How to make candles fun by Crafty. Make sure not to let your kids confuse the candle with real food though!
5. DIY Glass Vases
These glass vases out of champagne flutes are such a nice idea for a unique looking table.
6. DIY Vapor Rub Scented Candles
This homemade vapor rub recipe turned into a scented candle is a mix of essential oils like eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, and lavender.
7. DIY Felt Wall Art
Who would have thought wall art out of felt would look this good? Today’s Creative Life has shown us a very nice way to make decorative pieces.
8. DIY Colorful Grid Napkins
You can decorate your plain napkins quite easily using colorful colors. See below for the results by Club Crafted.
9. DIY Grapefruit-Scented Wax Melts
Scented wax melts that will make the interiors of your home smell good without having to worry about a fire. Vanessa Craft mixes soy wax and coconut oil to create a wonderful base.
10. DIY Lamp Decoration
How to make glass lamps look fabulous, that is if plain glass is not your cup of tea.
11. DIY Pom-Pom Pillow
You can make your pillows look super cute and colorful using pom-poms and a plastic mesh as the base. It’s a pretty creative idea from Flamingo Toes.
Any thoughts or additions to the list? Better yet, have you tried any of the aforementioned? Let us know in the comments section below, we’ll be reading.
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