Maybe you’ve heard, this Pinterest phenomenon is really something. So much so that we’re tempted to stay in our jammies all day and pin, pin, pin! Pinterest is essentially a digital pin board with a seemingly limitless supply of creative ideas, recipes, crafts, outfit ideas, and a ton of puppy pictures for your enjoyment. One of the best parts of Pinterest is the inventory of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ideas. From genius tips on refinishing furniture to ideas for what you can do with all those random buttons in your dresser, Pinterest is a crafter’s paradise.
At SampleHouse, we love to share crafty ideas and fun DIY projects with you. The best part about DIY is learning how to love your own stuff again. Here are our 10 favorite DIY projects from the SampleHouse Pinterest page that we’d love to see what you create at home!
This recipe for this homemade bath scrub couldn’t be easier! Olive oil, sugar, lemon juice, and honey will be your skin’s new best friend.
A little twine or hemp cord, a little hot glue, and little bit of time will take those boring vases from the florist from drab to fab. After the cord is dried and affixed to the glass, you can add any type of decoration like a silk flower, a cluster of buttons or even some lace.
Simply wrap an oversized cardboard or particleboard letter (available at any craft store) with your favorite yarn, make it stick with just a dot of hot glue here and there, and you have a fun and gorgeous decoration for your children’s rooms, your craft room, office, or even bathroom.
Here are five ways to take your collection of mason jars from plain, clear glass to bright, fun, and functional home accessories. Of course glitter is always a fun way to enhance color, and kids will love the sparkly outcome.
Easy, peasy. Your job is to enjoy a few glasses of vino and save those corks. Once you have a healthy bounty, glue them to a frame and you’ll have a fun and funky new way to remind yourself of the important things in life. Like buying more wine!
Do you have a few antique doorknobs in your craft room? Affix them to a bathroom wall with some anchors and basic screws and revel in your genius (and your new towel holders).
Do you just hate your thermostat? Pinterest to the rescue! Attach a few small hinges to a favorite piece of canvas art or framed art and you have just solved the issue of the thermostat eye sore. People sure are creative.
Take a beautiful picture frame, cut a piece of fabric you love and “frame” it, and use the glass as a dry erase board. This is a great way to keep your shopping lists current while keeping your home’s decor uninterrupted by plastic office supplies.
Is your family always losing their keys? Put a key in an old prescription bottle, hot glue a small pinecone or rock to the bottom and shove it in the front yard. Access granted, problem solved.
Love your Wi-Fi but hate your router? Don’t we all. Craft a hollow “box” with an open top (so you don’t block the signal) and make a cute little house for your router. Use old book spines from the antique store and hot glue them together to make this happen in your home.