So, we’ve tried and failed enough at Pinterest crafts to come up with these DIY home projects that you can actually do, even if you suck at crafts.
This one requires a bit of drilling and craftwork, but it’s more than worth it. After drilling and screwing the dowels in place (make sure the back poles are wider than the front to create a tent-like feel inside), simply drape the dust sheet around the structure and staple it at the top. Add cushions and throws inside to make it a cosy playspace for your little one (or the furkid)!
NEXT: DIY driftwood jewelry organizer →
Step 1 is our favourite step: take a leisurely walk on the beach or in the park to find yourself a nice piece of driftwood. Use a screwdriver to make some holes in the wood, then screw the hooks in. To secure it onto your wall, attach string onto both ends of the driftwood as you would a frame, and mount it on. Better yet, paint some designs on it for a more luxe aesthetic.
NEXT: DIY key hack →
Blow up some balloons to your desired size, then coat it in vaseline. Mix glue, cornstarch and warm water in a large container, coat the twine in the mixture, then start draping it around the balloon. Once dry, pop the balloons (the vaseline prevents it from sticking to the twine).
NEXT: DIY rustic furniture →
On that note, rope-wrapped anything adds a warm, rustic charm to your home. For fail-proof ideas, try cabinet handles, bins, and lamps.
NEXT: DIY decorative wall hooks →
Unsightly wall hooks ruining your home’s aesthetic? Meh. Try hunting for decorative ones like these, and amp it up further by hanging a frame around it for an expensive, elegant look.
NEXT: DIY kitchen spice jar storage →
Attach strong magnets to the lids of your spice jars as well as the underside or side of your kitchen cabinet, and there you have a DIY spice storage that’s functional (no more having to reach to the back of the cabinet for the cumin) and decorative.
NEXT: DIY statement pom pom pillow →
Simply get a ton of pom poms (The more colorful, the better!) and glue them to an old pillow case, covering every inch of it. Tip: Spread the pom pom open to fix it to the pillow as close to the centre of the pom pom (rather than just the outer bit of yarn) as possible, and glue the pom poms to each other as well, to attach them more securely in place.
NEXT: DIY hinged painting →
You could hang your wall art… Or, you could hinge it. Hide unsightly parts of your wall that you need accessible, like light switches, behind the decoration.
NEXT: DIY mini lamp →
By Pinky Chng, January 2017
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