Want to engage your creative side when decorating your home? Here are the best home items to DIY!
One of the best ways to personalize your home is to DIY some items in it. What could be more original than something you made yourself? When you’re renting an apartment, it can be hard to make the place feel like it’s yours. Being surrounded by objects that you made with your own two hands can help make you feel more at home. Besides, you’ll get to have loads of fun while crafting. Wondering which home items you should make? We’ve got you covered with this guide to the best home items to DIY. Happy crafting!
Making decorations for your home is one of the best ways to bring creativity to interior design. There are many different types of decorations you can make, so there’s something for every amateur artist. If you paint, draw, or take photos, you can make some art for your walls. Those who make sculptures can create adorable knick-knacks for their home. You can also have fun making seasonal and holiday decorations all year long.
Items for Your Pet
Beds, food bowls, and toys for your pet can be a bit pricey. Making your own can help you save money. Also, you’ll get to harness your creativity and express your love for your pet. Given the wide variety of pet products, any crafter can make something for their furry friend. Those who are into baking can make homemade dog treats. Those who like sewing, knitting, and other textile crafts can make beds, pillows, and toys for their pets. You can also make or decorate a food bowl for your pet to eat out of. Whatever you decide to create, make sure to use materials that are safe and won’t harm your pet!
Plates, Cups, and Other Dishware
Thinking about taking some pottery classes? If so, consider making something you can use in your home every day. Handmade mugs and bowls can help add an artistic touch to your dinner table. Handmade dishware will also charm any guests you have over. Enjoy saying “I made it myself” when they ask where you got your unique dishes.
If you’re interested in sewing, a great item to try making is curtains! Given their simple shape, curtains aren’t too difficult for people who are new to sewing to make. Curtains can significantly change the look of a room. You can have lots of fun experimenting with different colors and patterns, depending on the kind of ambiance you want to create. That being said, their size can be a bit challenging to work with. If making curtains seems a bit too difficult, you might want to get some practice by making pillowcases or towels.
Bath, Beauty, and Skincare Items
If you enjoy using amazing bath, beauty, and skincare products, you can take your passion further by making your own. Making these types of products is easier than you might think. There are many skincare products that you can make with five ingredients or less. It’s also easy to make cosmetics like tinted lip balms and blush. You’ll want to have certain key ingredients, like jojoba oil and shea butter on hand.
Once you have the basics, you can see what works best for your skin and experiment with various scents, textures, and botanicals. You can also buy molds to make fun things like bath bombs. Just make sure you don’t use any ingredients that can be harmful to your skin.
Like curtains, their sheer size can make crafting blankets an ambitious project. However, they’re an awesome way to make your home feel cozy when it’s cold. Throw blankets can make sofas look warmer and more inviting. Putting large, soft blankets on your bed will make it more relaxing and comfortable. Think of how nice it’ll be to go to sleep under the bedding that you worked hard to make.
Adding plants around your home is always a good idea, so why not get creative with them too? Succulent Terrariums are awesome because of how easy succulents are to care for. They can be made in pretty much any size of jar, glass, cup, or vase, and can use materials such as stones, sand, or anything else you think will fit your décor! Similar to this guide, you can design succulent terrariums to be a festive addition for any time of the year, or just become a nice piece for your standard home décor.