Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling was able to recreate Himmeli sculptures from Urban Outfitters using the simplest of materials for only $4! Paper straws are the secret ingredient that made this project both simple and cheap. Amy shares exactly how she cut and strung the straws onto twine to create her geometric shapes. There are [...Read More]
Corinna of For My Love Of shares at Tatertots & Jello how she created a himmeli-inspired pendant for her home office. If you love this look and want to make your own, Corinna has a video that shows exactly how to cut and string the brass tubing onto wire to create the geometric design. Here’s what Corinna says about her DIY light fixture: “…the finished project embodies how I want the entire space to come together. DIY, glamorous, feminine with an edge.”
When it comes to finding just the right curtains, there are so many things to consider – sheer, semi-sheer, lined, unlined, 84”, 96”, 108”, patterned, solid, grommet, pole pocket… And sometimes finding just what you want can seem downright impossible! That’s when the possibility sewing your own custom curtains starts looking pretty good, and Carissa of Carissa Miss shows that it doesn’t have to break the bank! Carissa found curtains that she loved for her daughter’s nursery, but they fell short in many ways. By sewing her own curtains, Carissa was able to add the grommets and lining she wanted and get the perfect width and length for her space!
Rachael of Lovely Crafty Home was in the market for a new duvet cover and decided to test her newly improved sewing skills and make her own. Like Rachael says, “A duvet cover is just a giant pillow, right?” She combined together a drop cloth, a cheapo sheet, and fabric from Wal-mart to make her lovely ruffled duvet cover. While this was hardly a simple project, Rachael says, “All the hard work and getting stabbed by pins totally paid off.”
Mandy of This Girl’s Life had been drooling over a piece of nature wall art from Urban Outfitters, but, alas, it was no longer available. Mandy didn’t shed a tear over the unattainable artwork since she knew she could make her own using a freebie canvas and nature photos. Mandy says, “It turned out exactly how I had imagined and is the perfect art piece for our entryway… And I love that I spent about $5 total for supplies.”
Merrill from Girl of a Thousand Dreams could hardly pass on wall art that featured two of her favorite things – big cats and florals. It may sound like an odd combination, but the two come together beautifully in this simple knock off that utilizes fabric, a black and white image, and a plain canvas. Whether it’s big cats and florals or butterflies and polka dots, Merrill points out that the basic design could easily be customized to suit any fancy.
Mari from Crab + Fish wanted a gilded bedside table for her master bedroom and realized she already owned a nightstand with a very similar shape to one she’d been admiring from Urban Outfitters. With some gold leaf, Mari transformed the childhood furniture into one she can now love as an adult. How glam is this?
Want a fun homemade gift idea for the holidays? Janel from Nellie Bellie created a set of quirky coasters that resemble jelly toast using cork board and nail polish. I know I’ve got a few family members and friends who would get a kick out of this practical and original gift!