HOME DECOR CRAFTS

Storage crates for nursery or child's bedroom

We have previously featured a project that shows how to make your own wine crates, and you can make a few minor modifications to the design to create the adorable storage crates for a nursery or children's bedroom.

 

Monogrammed glass vase

Whether you want to create a unique design on a glass vase for your home, or designed a custom etched vase as a gift or for a special occasion, you will find etching onto glass is a quick and easy process.

 

Cupcake fairy lights

How pretty are these cupcake fairy lights. They are inexpensive to make and you can mix up the colours to suit any special occasion or party. All you need are paper cupcake liners and LED fairy lights. It's important to use LED lights as they generate very little heat.

 

Mosaic tile sheet photo frames

Make your own unique wall art with some PG Bison MDF and mosaic tile sheets available from your local Builders Warehouse. You can have the MDF cut to any size to create small or large photo frames for your home.

 

Fabric wrapped wire lampshades

Don't you just love this trend of fabric wrapped wire lampshades - also know as ghost shades! You can totally design your own unique lampshade using a wire frame and scraps of fabric, with a few unique embellishments.

 

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Organize your craft or hobby space

I love getting stuck into crafty DIY projects, but I'm not a very organized person by nature. I take things out but never put them away, which means my craft space is always a big mess. I've decided it's time to take action and have been looking around for crafty storage ideas that can be incorporated into my office / craft space.

 

Placemats make the perfect rug!

 

 

The next time you pass by and see woven placemats, give some thought as to how these can be used to make a rug for a room in your home - or for outdoors on the patio.

Crafty projects using seashells

 

The December Holidays will be upon us before we know it, so I decided to get this feature in well in advance, so when making your next trip down to the coast you can be sure to pick up (or buy) plenty of seashells for making these wonderful crafty seashell projects.

PVC wine rack

Christmas is coming and that means the endless hunt for that perfect gift for family and friends. Our PVC pipe wine rack is the perfect gift to make. You will find PVC pipe at your local Builders Warehouse and then all you need is a tube of Tangit PVC glue and a can of Rust-Oleum spray paint.

 

PVC pipe detail for furniture

Here's a quick and easy way to add decorative detail to plain furniture using PVC plumbers pipe that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse. The cut pipe adds a circular detailing that is trendy and can be finished in any colour.

 

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Easy decorative shelves

If you are looking for a way to add interest to a boring wall, these easy decorative shelves provide an inexpensive and quick way to hang a few accessories to create an interesting feature. The shelves are made of polystyrene moulding or cornice that you will find in the timber section at your local Builders Warehouse.

 

Industrial style shoe rack

Need a place to store your shoe collection? This industrial style shoe rack is made from galvanised pipe and fittings and can be mounted almost anywhere you have the space.

 

 

Salvaged window frames become wall art

Repurposed window frames are given a makeover and mounted onto the wall for a unique feature. This is a wonderful way to make use of salvaged or found wood window frames. And with new glass fitted and some wrapping paper you can create a striking display.

 

Faux leather picture frame

Here's how to apply a faux finish that looks like old leather to give a cheap homemade picture frame a rustic and antique effect. For even more effect, we added pine moulding to the inside and outside edges.

 

Painted door mat

A welcome mat not only keeps dirt and dust out of a home, it's also a nice way to welcome guests. Here's how to buy an expensive welcome mat and turn it into a feature for your entrance.

 

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Make your own glass table lamps

These glass lamp bases are definitely something new and are quite inexpensive to make yourself if you visit a local discount store. Top them off with nice lampshades and you have a gorgeous one-of-a-kind lighting feature for a console table or cabinet.

 

Paint a custom area rug

Painted rugs have become a trend as people realise how easy it is to do. If you use a quality paint and brush it into the pile of the carpet, a painted rug will last reasonably well depending on the amount of traffic, and you can clean by wiping with a lightly damp cloth.

 

Round-up of easy to make cupcake stands

Making a cupcake stand is a piece of cake! All you need is 12mm PG Bison MDF cut to size and a jigsaw for detailed cutting. Once you have finished the assembly, apply Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint and embellish with ribbons, bows, lace, frill or decorate for a particular theme.

 

Fabric covered flower pots

You can easily dress up a set of plant pots to add a splash of colour to your home or garden. Fabric covered plant pots are so easy to make and you can choose your own fabric to match your decor. Many fabric shops have a bargain bin and you can pick up fabric scraps at a bargain price.

 

Make your own concrete spheres for decor

Here's how to make your own concrete spheres to use as interior decor accessories, or for outdoor in the garden. The spheres are made using bargain-buy inexpensive circular glass lamp fittings that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse.

 

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