I have been crafting/DIYing for as long as I can remember. From rigged up light switches when I was ten and afraid of the dark to bright yellow dressers and branch jewelry hangers in high school, I have always been known to get my hands messy and makes things myself. For awhile I posted my own crafts on my friend, Erin, and I's old blog A Clover & A Bee, but I have found myself to be a little busy, even in the summertime, to come up with my own DIY's to make. I still craft though, just from the ideas of some wonderful blogs, and of course, pinterest. Here are a few of the DIY's that I have tried out so far for our little house.
For a long time the space in my living room next to our media cabinet felt open and dull, until I found this Blanket Ladder DIY from Paper & Stitch. It seemed like the absolute perfect way to add a pop of color and texture in our black and white room. Brittni's DIY calls for no hammers, nails, or power tools, but I knew that Dave might be skeptical of a glued together blanket ladder in his living room (though it seems so easy and wonderful), so I went head and used the drill to fasten my posts to the sides. Either way works great, Brittni mentions in her post an update on the ladder and that it is holding up great! Try it out with hot glue like she does or with screws, either way this DIY is a great addition to any room in your house.
A Beautiful Mess does it again! They think of the most adorale DIY's out there. This graphic embroidered art by Mandi on A Beautiful Mess is one of my all time favorites! It was so simple to create and the directions were perfect. I ended up using embroidery floss (because I had a ton of it) which I regretted a bit because it took quite literally forever. I'd recommend sticking with the original DIY and using yarn to save your sanity a bit. This embroidery art would be the perfect fit for any gallery wall or on its own somewhere as a statement piece.
There is one corner of our living room that for a long time I could not seem to figure out. We have this huge (very comfortable) black IKEA chair wedged into a corner that makes it seem dark and crowded. When I found this no weave wall weaving from The Lovely Drawer though, I knew that it would be the perfect piece to hang above the chair to soften that corner up a little bit.. and it did! It was a really quick DIY to follow, even though I switched it up a little for my own. The original table runner in the post is no longer available, but I found an vintage hand towel downtown for only 4 bucks! I was so excited!
My sister painted us this beautiful skull for our wedding. The artwork was originally done for our save the dates and invites, so she recreated it on a larger scale for us to remember them by. I thought that it was the sweetest idea and I absolutely love it. Rather than buying an expensive custom frame for it though I followed this DIY poster hanger from My Poppet Makes to hang it up. I loved everything about the frame right down to the little tassels on either side! This DIY was easy and fun and it makes my sister's artwork look really beautiful in our office!
I've been really into marble lately, so these DIY marble serving trays from Sugar & Cloth, definitely caught my eye! I made mine into coasters/trivets that typically are used in our living room, though they wander into any room of the house because I love them so much. I would definitely recommend making yourself a set!
DIY's from these wonderful sources:
Paper & Stitch, A Beautiful Mess, The Lovely Drawer, My Poppet Makes, and Sugar & Cloth
If you are looking for blogs to follow with good crafts and home decor ideas, these blogs should most definitely be on your list! These ladies are always coming up with new ways to create and decorate your home and wardrobes. Make sure to follow them, and to check back in for more of the DIY's that I have tried!