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10 Cheap DIY Projects to Make Your Home a Better Place

By February 16, 2017November 23rd, 2021No Comments

Cheap DIY projects for your home doesn’t mean that they have to look cheap. There is an art to finessing and using creativity to turn anything into something beautiful for your home.

You know how much I love finding inspiration to make my apartment a more beautiful place to live in. I firmly believe that your home is a reflection of what is going on in your mind to a degree.

Sooooo…. if you distracted and feeling overwhelmed in your mind, your surroundings will most likely reflect that.

I love surrounding myself with beautiful things that fit my budget. I hope you find the following items inspiring to make for your home. I wanted to share some amazing and cheap DIY projects for your home that you can easily make. I know DIY intimidates some, but I promise the projects I have selected are totally manageable.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

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1. DIY Tufted Headboard

Making your own headboard isn’t as hard as you may think. I have made my past 2 headboards. One was tufted and the other one I hand painted.

Supplies/Tools needed for this project:

This headboard came out beautifully. Check out Hey There Home to see the full tutorial.
Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

2. Crystal Centerpiece

I love the simplicity of this project. I guarantee you can find all of the items needed at your local thrift store. There is always so much glassware.

Supplies needed for this project:

Check out Colour Saturated Life for the full tutorial for this project.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

3. Modern Nightstands

I love the look of these nightstands and I think this matte color has a very high end feel to it. This DIY room decor is the perfect addition to a bedroom. I think side tables for a living room would also look pretty.

Supplies needed for this project:

Check out Carrie at Thirty-Eighth Street for the full tutorial on this amazing project!

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

4. Anthropologie-inspired Gold Wire Baskets

I love the simplicity of this DIY room decor project. Since the basket is from the dollar tree the budget on this piece is very low! Yay! This project was inspired by an Anthropologie basket you can purchase for a lot more.

Supplies needed for this project:

Check out Blue I Style Blog for the full tutorial on this easy project.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.5. Indoor Planter

Indoor planters are perfect for apartments. Bringing some green (regardless if it is real or not) into your space will help class up your place and brighten your mood. As humans, feeling somewhat connected to nature is crucial.

Supplies needed for this project!:

Check out The Budget Decorator for the full tutorial.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

6. Marble Contact Paper can be your best friend!

This is a project I know first-hand looks amazing. I had a coffee table that I flipped with the help of a little marble contact paper.

Supplies needed for this project:

Check out Style Me Pretty to see more.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

7. Design and paint your area rug.

I have never hand painted an area rug but I love this idea and the finished product looks pretty convincing. I think this one DIY room decor project I will have to tackle asap.

Supplies needed for this project:

Check out Better Homes and Gardens for more info.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

8. Copper Pipe Suspended Paper towel holder

I love the simplicity of this project and the look of it. Very simple in construction but the function serves a purpose.

Supplies needed for this project:

Check out Tan over at Squirrelly Minds for the full tutorial.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

9. No Sew Tie-up Shades

Before I had my sewing machine, I was all about the no-sew projects. You can still create beautiful shades for your home with all the sewing drama that goes along with it.

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Fabric
  • Iron
  • Fabri-Tac (use can also use stitch witchery or hem tape)
  • Ribbon
  • 1 X 2 piece of wood or scrap wood (I used old casing)

Check out the beautiful shades tutorial by Jill Rose over at The Rozy Home.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

10. DIY Macrame Mirror

This look could work for various home styles. The finished result is amazing!

Supplies needed for this project:

Check out Charlotte over at The Hallmark Channel for the full tutorial.

Creating cheap DIY projects for your home doesn't mean that they have to look cheap.

Now I want to know your thoughts on these cheap DIY projects for your home! Please share one project you would definitely try in the comments below. I can’t wait to see your answers!

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