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]
For a grand total of $3, Sonnet of SohoSonnet was able to create her own set of colorful, geometric coasters. Sonnet started with a set of Christmas coasters she picked up at the thrift store for $2. She says they were just “screaming” for a makeover and that’s exactly what Sonnet gave them with wood grain paper and paint. It just goes to show that there’s a lot more than meets the eye on those thrift store shelves! With a little creativity, you can have Anthropologie-inspired coasters for a mere $3!
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.”
This DIY pendant light made by Jessica at Mad in Crafts is so sleek and chic you’d never guess it actually started as… two cheap plastic bowls! Crazy, huh? Jessica gave her Dremmel a workout drilling all the holes into the bowls to create the modern geometric design. She says, “…for the cost of a few plastic bowls and a lamp kit, we now have a chic hanging accent light that looks much more expensive than it is!”
Kelly from View Along the Way has a major crush on faceted lighting and décor. Fortunately, she also has a brilliant husband with mad woodworking skills who was able to create this dodecahedron light fixture, which is made of “30 pieces of wood cut at very exact, weird angles.” My head hurts just thinking about it! Kelly’s whole laundry room makeover is simply stunning, but this little light steals the show!
Erin from One Project at a Time couldn’t help but do “a little happy dance” when she found plans for a geometric daybed over at Ana White. It was just the bed she had been wanting for her baby’s nursery, and Erin was more than thrilled to save some cash through DIY. She pretty much sums it up when she says, “The best thing about DIY is with a little courage and practice you can have West Elm taste on a Kmart budget.”