By Shani Silver

Published on February 27, 2018

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Photography by A BEAUTIFUL MESS

While we love those long DIY projects that take up a whole weekend (and also make perfect gifts), sometimes, we’d much rather get something done quick. And rather than going to the store to find something everyone else has, why not make your DIYs work extra well for you by doubling as home decor items?

From bookshelves to hanging planters, see ahead for chic DIYs you’ll actually use all the time—or, at the very least, you’ll want to display these for more than just a month.

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Photography by  BRITTNI MEHLHOFF

Faux Fur Pillow

Ready in under 20 minutes, this throw pillow is the easiest way to spruce up your living room decor.

Get the how-to on Domino.

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Photography by AARON BENGOCHEA

Colorful Pom Pom Wall Hanging

This stylish pom pom display, designed by Dana Haim, will look so pretty hung up behind your bed in lieu of a gallery wall or right at your entryway for a fun surprise.

Get the how-to on Domino.

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Photography by MICHAEL KRENTZMAN

Colorblock Bookshelf

Dull shelves get a fun makeover in this ikea hack which will display your favorite books and magazines with style.

Get the how-to on Domino.

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Photography by MARWA HAYAT

Abstract Brush Stroke Tray

Embrace your inner artist and give that outdated tray a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint.

Get the how-to on DIY.com.

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Photography by FRESH MOMMY BLOG

Hanging Herb Garden

Now you can finally start that herb garden you’ve been talking about.

Get the how-to on Fresh Mommy Blog.

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Photography by THE KEY ITEM

Glam Chair

Add a bit of glamour to your space by turning this ordinary chair into your new favorite spot.

Get the how-to on The Key Item.

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Photography by FALL FOR DIY

Copper Pipe and Wood Slice Side Table

This table is so simple and easy, but packs in a serious element of style.

Get the how-to on Fall for DIY.

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Photography by THE MERRY THOUGHT

Plywood Floor Mirror

Turn a basic floor-length mirror into a modern design piece with functional shelves for all your most-used items.

Get the how-to on The Merry Thought.

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Photography by AGATA DIMMICH

Wooden Magazine Holder

Never leave another magazine lying around ever again.

Get the how-to on HomeDIT.

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Photography by STYLE ME PRETTY

Mini Bar Cart

Always be ready to entertain with this fully-stocked bar cart.

Get the how-to on Style Me Pretty.

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Photography by MAKE & DO CREW

Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf

It’s not your average popsicle stick project.

Get the how-to on Make & Do Crew.

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Photography by P.S. I MADE THIS

Marble Tray

Hint: That’s not actually marble. Ah, the joys of contact paper.

Get the how-to on P.S. I Made This.

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Photography by SQUIRRELLY MINDS

Copper Pipe Paper Towel Holder

Sure beats the white plastic version.

Get the how-to on Squirelly Minds.

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Geode Accessory Rack

A command hook upgrade that’s long overdue.

Get the how-to on P.S. I Made This.

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Photography by FOR THE MAKERS

Hidden Book Storage

Stop destroying your old books—learn how to create sneaky storage the right way.

Get the how-to on For The Makers.

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Photography by P.S. I MADE THIS

Custom Cutting Board

We see Mother’s Day gift potential…

Get the how-to on P.S. I Made This.

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Photography by NALLE'S HOUSE

Brass Himmeli Hanging Planter

Put your green thumb to use and show off the results in this cute planter.

Get the how-to on Nalle’s House.

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Photography by DESIGNSPONGE

Custom Doormat

Clever phrase up to you.

Get the how-to on Designsponge.

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Photography by FOR THE MAKERS

Gold Leaf Mirrors

This is definitely the most affordable way to go for gold.

Get the how-to on For The Makers.

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Photography by A BEAUTIFUL MESS

Leather Keychain

You guessed it… this is ideal for Father’s Day.

Get the how-to on A Beautiful Mess.

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Photography by TAYLOR BRADFORD

Gold Animal Ring Dishes

So adorable and easy, we’ll probably make 15.

Get the how-to on Taylor Bradford.

This story was originally published March 2016. It has been updated with new information.

 

See more DIY ideas:

These Trendy DIY Rope Trivets Are Cute and Functional
8 Ways to DIY a Festive (Paper!) Holiday Garland
Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List

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