Let me show you why you don’t have to be creative to make your own decor with these 10 cheap and easy DIY decor ideas.
Today marks ONE YEAR since I launched this DIY and Lifestyle blog and to celebrate my blogiversary, I curated this list of my top 10 super cheap and easy DIY decor ideas. I have posted several DIY decor ideas over the last year and these are the ones you have come to love the most. My goal is show you the beauty of a DIY. A DIY project, no matter the size, gives you the ultimate freedom to create something specific to your wants and needs. Not to mention, the sense of pride it gives you when a someones says, “you made that?!”. DIYs don’t have to be expensive, hard or require power tools and this list proves that. These 10 items are cheap, easy, and quick to make. So let’s get to it!
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10 Cheap and Easy DIY Decor Ideas
Paint your Pillows
Pillows are one of my many décor weaknesses, so it was only a matter of time before I took a wack at a DIY version. I love this DIY because it’s a great way to tie in a room by using paint colors that coordinate with other decorations in your space or adding significant words, names, and phrases that are meaningful to your family. These pillows turned out way better than expected and I am excited to show you how easy it was to do. I include some simple designs to consider for those who are not as comfortable with a paintbrush.
Paint with Mud
Can you believe I used actual mud to transform this planter?! Actual mud!? Playing in the mud brought me back to my childhood in the best way. You will love this simple and easy DIY! Let me show you how to transform your planters, vases, trays, and decorative bowls by mud painting! To be completely honest, I don’t know if “mud painting” is the correct term but I never claimed to be an expert. No matter the name, this method can help you save money by redoing decor you already have!
Have you ever wanted to have some of your favorite photos printed on wood, but didn’t want to spend the money? I’ve seen DIY photo transfers on Pinterest for years but thought it was too good to be true. I didn’t understand how I was going to get a photo onto wood and make it look nice enough to display. Then, by happy accident, I discovered Mod podge photo transfer medium at Hobby Lobby! You guys, it’s shockingly easy! The hardest part is waiting a few days for your image to fully transfer. With this photo transfer method, you can easily fill your home with your favorite photos while staying on budget. Let’s get to transferring, shall we?!
Salt Dough Jewelry Dish
What better way to store jewelry than with a handmade jewelry dish? I wear my wedding ring 99% of the time, but I didn’t have a safe place to store it for when I take it off. I take it off when I shower, moisturize or apply product to my hair. One of my worst fears is to lose my wedding ring! So, to avoid the heartache I use my handmade salt dough ring dish to stash my ring when I’m not wearing it! It’s the same recipe I used to make my salt dough ornaments, and just as easy and fun to make. Make yourself a custom ring dish to store your rings or jewelry using ONLY three ingredients that you already have in your pantry!
These jewelry dishes make for great gifts too! What newly engaged lady wouldn’t want a place to store her new ring when not in use. Or have kiddos decorate a custom ring dish for their grandma for Mother’s day. The possibilities are endless! Let’s get started!
A reversed canvas is a fun and easy way to personalize your space! No joke, I have one in every room of our home. A reversed canvas makes for a great gift too! I usually fill my frames with canvas or large photos, but recently discovered this awesome shiplap version and I can’t wait to show you!!!
Cement can be used for more than sidewalks! There is so much you can do with cement, and it’s fun for the kids too! For this tutorial, I focused on a few different cement planters. Planters can be pricey, so why not make our own?! A 60-pound bag of Quikrete costs less than a drink at Starbucks, and a little goes a long way. Not only is the material cheap, but a mold can be created out of virtually any material found at home. Don’t want to make your own mold? Amazon has lots of premade silicone ones like the one I used (click here). For the sake of this tutorial, I stuck with 4 mold materials: cardboard, plastic food container, solo cup, and a premade silicone mold from Amazon. I love the natural and rugged feel of a cement planter. Let’s get started!
Book stacks are a great way to personalize your space. These charming stacks are cheap and easy to make! I have used books from Dollar Tree, thrift stores, and garage sales to do this DIY. Don’t pay more than $1 per book! They make great gifts too! Book stacks are a perfect way to celebrate a new home (“Home Sweet Home”), marriage (Mr & Mrs, new last name, wedding date), baby (baby name, birthday, time of birth, weight, height), or even a dog (family stack with an additional book for the new pup)! For this tutorial I created a family stack including Alex, Me, and our fur babies. And before you book-shame me, I promise the books remain 100% readable after this DIY. Ready to make your own? Let’s get to it!
DIY rag balls are the perfect bowl or vase filler. They add a fun shabby chic farmhouse feel to your decor. They are the perfect way to fill an empty space and easy to make! I like DIYs like this where you can just eyeball your measurements and not stress about perfection. You know I love to wing it! This DIY makes for the perfect Sunday craft while you catch up on your shows (which is exactly what I did). You will notice that each ball turns out a little bit different, making each one unique and even more shabby and charming. Bonus: This DIY is niece and nephew proof! Which is very important to this Auntie!!
Easiest Wreath Ever
Why are wreaths so expensive? Holy Moly! I don’t know about you, but my front door is exposed to all weather and critters, so they don’t always make it through a second season! Don’t you worry, I am here to help! DIY! This is the easiest wreath you will ever make. In this tutorial, I create a beautiful luscious green wreath, but feel free to add in floral stems or use garland with stems attached. The possibilities are endless! Don’t forget to tag me in your creations (My Instagram)! Let’s Make something together!
Wooden Bead Garland
A farmhouse wooden bead garland is like a piece of jewelry for your house. They add a rustic texture to any room and pair perfectly with the beloved farmhouse style. It’s safe to say I love this trend because I have a beaded garland in almost every room of our home. So, I knew I HAD to come up with a DIY version to help you save a few bucks. This garland cost me less than $2 to make, and I like it just as much (if not more) than my other garlands sprinkled throughout our home. I was super excited when I found the wooden beads at the good ol’ Dollar Tree! In this tutorial, I show you how to efficiently paint several beads at one time and finish your garland with a DIY twine tassel. You are going to love this one!
Free Decorating Guide
Want some more decorating inspo? Snag my FREE decorating guide to help you make your home a space you can be proud of! This guide take you through my simple process of decorating.
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