Easy DIY Crafts Anyone Can Do

You don't have to be a crafting expert to create beautiful DIY crafts to dress up your home. All you need? An extra hour and a few simple supplies.
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Patterned Clay Trays

Roll out bakeable clay and add a pattern with basic household items, like a pencil eraser or a piece of lace. Bake and fill with jewelry, keys or other household items.

Simple Monogrammed String Art

String art used to be straight out of the '70s, but there's a new graphic version that's back in a big way. Learn how to make your own modern monogrammed string art in just a few easy steps.

Giant Paper Dahlias

Create an oversized paper version of this stunning late-summer flower using materials you likely already have on hand: scrapbook paper, cardboard circles, scissors and double-sided tape.

Tin Can Utensil Bins

Rescue vegetable cans and coffee tins and repurpose them as colorful utensil-storage bins. Dress them up with paint and washi tape, then use a "S" hook to attach to a kitchen towel bar.

Make a Vintage Book Planter

Turn an old book into a one-of-a-kind succulent planter with our easy how-to instructions.

Confetti Dot Vases

All you need to dress up a tired vase? Opaque glass paint, a toothpick, and an hour. Here's how to do it.

Make an Anchor-Stenciled Boat Bag

Freezer paper stencils are a simple way to customize fabric items. Try out the process on a tote bag with our nautical-themed template.

Block Print Napkins With DIY Stamps

Turn basic household items into simple stamps, then create your own custom-stamped towels and napkins.

Simple Ombre Artwork

Even novice artists can recreate this eye-catching artwork featured in HGTV Magazine. Just choose gradient shades you love and brush them onto a canvas!

Polka-Dotted Vases

Give a dollar-store glass vase a DIY makeover with a painters' tape design and a coat of frosted glass spray. See the how-to instructions here, as featured in HGTV Magazine.

Create a French Knot Design on a Pillow

This circular, ombre affect is easy to recreate once you learn how to sew a French knot. This tutorial from HGTV Magazine will show you how.

Make a Pom Pom Blanket

Once you've made one pom pom, you'll want to put them on everything. Let HGTV Magazine show you how to embellish a bland blanket with brightly-hued pom poms.

Make a Striped Lampshade

Transform a basic white lampshade into a custom piece using only ribbon and fabric glue with this easy how-to from HGTV Magazine.

Chalkboard Kitchen Canisters

Chalkboard paint and an easy-to-apply stenciled details transform basic glass jars into customized countertop accessories. Learn how to paint your own chalkboard labels.

Painted Market Basket

Customize a natural seagrass basket by adding bold designs in a vibrant summer color.

Custom Message Center

Keep your office space organized with a stylish and multi-functional bulletin board and message center.

Personalized Desk Accessories

Use various containers like Mason jars, vases and tin cans to create a matching desk accessory set that will keep all your desk essentials organized and within reach.

Transform a Dollar Store Candle

All it takes to transform dollar-bin candles is some metallic leaf — you can use copper, gold or silver — and some creativity. Try polka dots, chevron stripes or your own custom design.

Recycled T-Shirt Rug

Don't throw away those old T-shirts — they can easily be turned into a one-of-a-kind doormat for the bathroom or bedside.

Make Your Own Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe paper is easy to work with and creates realistic flowers that are perfect for gift toppers or placed in a vase. Make three different types: peonies, daisies and tulips.

Customize Curtains With Trim

Use fun pom-pom trim and colorful ribbons to update an inexpensive pair of ready-made curtains into custom room decor. Get how-to instructions for this project.

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