These Are the Most Popular DIYs of the Month
Calling all craft-lovers!
Published Aug 30, 2017 5:00 AM
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For those not familiar with craftgawker (perhaps you’ve heard of its culinary-focused cousin, foodgawker), it’s basically a giant inspo board of the coolest DIYs on the planet, err internet. If there’s a project you’re dreaming of, you’ll find it here.
And when it comes to navigating the massive database, you can search by keyword, category, or popularity. Wondering what internet’s craftiest community is currently DIYing (get it?) over? From coil baskets and upcycled planters to wall hangings and homemade loofahs, these are 10 of the most gawked ideas this month.
DIY Coil Basket
Decorative baskets are one of the hottest home decor items, but an artisan-made design can set you back upwards of $100. This must-try DIY is a fraction of the cost. All you need is thick cotton rope, a sewing machine, and spray ink or acrylic paint.
Get the how-to on Alisa Burke.
DIY Paper Chain Wall Hanging
Longing for a beautiful, original piece of art? This paper chain wall hanging is statement-maker. Plus, you can totally customize the hues to fit your color palette.
Get the how-to on The House That Lars Built.
DIY Leather Footstool
Every occasional chair needs a footstool—and this is a particularly stylish example. This ultra-chic accent looks straight out of the pages of a luxe design magazine. No one will believe you did it yourself.
Get the how-to on The Merry Thought.
DIY Herb Wall Planter
Bring the outdoors in, no matter the time of year, with this wall-mounted herb garden. Crafted with 90% recycled materials (reclaimed wood, tin cans, nail polish, and spray paint), it’s sure to add a rustic touch to any room. Might we recommend the kitchen?
Get the how-to on Lily Ardor.
DIY Shibori Indigo Tie Dye Blanket
Tie dye to die for! This no-sew blanket comes together with natural sweatshirt fleece fabric and an indigo tie dye kit. Add a pop of color to your couch, or display at the end of your bed to add some boho flair to your boudoir.
Get the how-to on Swoodson Says.
DIY Abstract Art (Fluid Painting)
Give bare walls the boot with a piece of art. This abstract black-and-white painting is the perfect complement to a contemporary living space.
Get the how-to on Lily Ardor.
DIY Holly Golightly Sleep Masks
Dreaming of catching some quality ZZZs? These Holly Golightly-inspired sleep masks are sure to deliver some serious shut eye. We also love ‘em for a sleepover or bachelorette party.
Get the how-to on PMQ for Two.
DIY Loofah Soap
Who doesn’t love to lather up in the shower? Skip the drugstore and get sudsy with this quick and easy DIY—great for a last-minute hostess gift or at-home spa day. All you need is 60 minutes, glycerine soap, silicone baking cups, and a natural loofah, and you can whip up a batch of vibrant scrubbers.
Get the how-to on Beauty Crafter.
DIY Hanging Hallway Organizer
Anyone who lives in an apartment knows the plight of too little space. This genius storage solution is ideal for organizing odds and ends that would otherwise clutter up your entryway. Talk about a DIY you’ll actually use IRL.
Get the how-to on The Lovely Drawer
DIY Upcycled Denim Tin Can Planters
Proof that anything can be turned into an decorative planter. Transform an old pair of jeans (c’mon we all have some lying around) and tin cans into a trio of display-worthy pots.
Get the how-to on Pillar Box Blue.
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