10 DIY Decor Projects to Help You Spend Less + Save More

A penny saved is a penny earned, right? Our low-cost DIYs prove you don't need to spend top-dollar to create a high-end look at home.

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Beautiful Bench (With Secret Storage!)

Elevate your outdoor entertaining space with a DIY outdoor bench, featuring beautiful fretwork panels. The best part? This design includes hidden storage under the seat so any last-minute decluttering is a breeze. Using minimal tools and a few supplies from the home improvement store, you can build this stunning storage bench in one weekend.

DIY: How to Build an Outdoor Bench With Storage

Fabric-Frocked Tray With Nail-Head Trim

Bring a touch of texture to your coffee table or ottoman display with a dressed up, nail-trimmed tray. Bonus? You will finally be able to put all those leftover nail-heads from past DIY design projects to good use.

DIY: How to Craft a Trendy Fabric-Covered Tray

Create a Kitchen Island From Old Cabinets

Tuck away trash cans, create a chopping station and keep clutter at bay with this gorgeous kitchen island project. DIY blogger Corey reimagined old cabinets into a bright, functional addition to her classic, white kitchen.

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Chic Spray Paint Art

Vying for vibrant walls? Head to the nearest home improvement store and snag spray paint in your favorite hues. Don't toss those outdated photos from your space. Instead, give them a little face-lift. Cover existing canvase, one spritz at a time to create one-of-a-kind abstract art in a matter of minutes. Masterpiece: complete!

DIY: Turn Paint Chips Into Geometric DIY Wall Art

Fashion Meets Function

Make use of the spare wood stored in the shed out back and create open shelving for any room of the house. Get inspired by the ultra-cool, butternut wood shelves seen here. We're obsessed with how they wrap around the kitchen’s interior corner to maximize storage and fit with the industrial style of the space.

DIY: Upcycle Wood Crates Into a Rustic Bookshelf

Wall-Mounted Wine Rack

Why leave the comforts of home for vino when you can create a rustic wine bar right in your own backyard? Craft this wall-mounted wine rack from a classic, wooden shipping pallet and you’ll feel pride knowing your patio is always prepared to party.

DIY: How to Make a Wine Rack From a Wood Pallet

Make a New Table Look Vintage

Out with the old? Not so fast, friends! Lived-in dining tables add oodles of character to any home. Avoid any overpriced, heirloom price-tags and tack on years to your new table with our step-by-step instructions.

DIY: How to Make a New Table Look Old

OTT Towel Rack

Tiny bathrooms seem totally manageable, thanks to this clever rack-hack. All you need is an old ladder and a wooden tray to create a totally chic towel rack and shelf for your bathroom this-and-thats.

DIY: Upcycle PVC Pipe Into Budget-Friendly Bathroom Storage

Fly Design

Longing for large-scale art on your "blah" walls? Look no further than the back of your garden shed, attic or garage. Skip the hefty price tag that comes with traditional artwork and display a forgotten flag instead. Not only is a flag ideal in scale, but you’ll be impressed with the movement and texture that it brings to your space.

Picture Frame Lanterns

Skip the big box store and handcraft these gorgeous decorative lanterns for less than $7! Your friends will never guess you made them out of dollar store picture frames.

DIY: How to Make Decorative Lanterns From Dollar Store Picture Frames

Hanging Rope Planter

Display your green thumb with pride and reimagine your lackluster plastic planters into something extra special. Follow our step-by-step instructions to create a colorful, rope-adorned hanging planter.

DIY: How to Make a Painted Rope Planter

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How to Set Up Your Own DIY Photo Booth

From wedding receptions to baby showers to birthday parties, photo booths are all the rage. Skip the expensive rental and create a one-of-a-kind booth with props and a backdrop for your next party or event using our step-by-step instructions and free printable templates.