Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by THE HOUSE THAT LARS BUILT

Remember all those DIYs you said you’d do this year? If your yearly project checklist has gone from “will-do” to “I wish I’d tried,” we get it: New Year’s resolutions are hard enough to keep, let alone a slew of at-

home decor crafts

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That’s why we’re looking back at a few of our favorite DIYs from 2017 that make for perfect last-minute projects. Not only do these high-impact DIYs require little time and few materials, but they’ll also leave you feeling instantly accomplished.


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Here are all the do-it-yourself decor hacks we’ll be taking on this December.

Paper Chain Wall Hanging


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End 2017 on a colorful (and constructive) note with this easy-to-craft statement piece that beats getting messy on a canvas with oil paints or pastels.

Get the how-to on The House That Lars Built.

 
Blue and White Vignette
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK


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Target Makeup Shelf

It’s time to put an end to messy drawer storage. This Target shelving hack lets you transform a spice rack into the ultimate custom beauty organizer—and it won’t eat up your whole afternoon.

Check out the full how-to here to learn how to display your bathroom products the right way.

 
Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by A BEAUTIFUL MESS


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Pom Pom Baskets

Set yourself up for a stylish and storage-friendly year with a super fun catch-all that recalls one of our favorite trends from 2017.

Get the how-to on A Beautiful Mess.


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Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by AARON BENGOCHEA Photography by Justina Blakeney

Personal Greeting Card

A chic way to solve holiday card woes, we’re all about spreading end-of-year cheer with these embellished photo cards that give iPhone photos new life. Once they’re printed, it only takes a few minutes to whip up an inspiring, mail-ready batch.


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Check out all the creative ways we’re dressing up these cards here.

 
White Entryway
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

Graphic Dresser DIY


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For the DIYers who like to get especially hands-on, consider upgrading your living space with a touch of spray paint. We love this graphic hack for both its dynamic design and money-saving ways. Bonus: There’s no sanding or priming required.

You can view the full tutorial with video and step-by-step instructions here.

 
Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by LIZ STANLEY FOR SAYYES.COM


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Paint Chip Calendar

Halt! Forget store-bought calendars: Instead, plan in advance with a cheap one you can customize to reflect your mood each month.

Get the how-to on Say Yes.

 
Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by MARWA HAYAT


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Abstract Brush Stroke Tray

This painterly tray is one coffee table addition you’ll feel proud walking by every day. We’re adding this quick decor fix to our list of must-try Ikea hacks STAT.

Get the how-to on diys.com.


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Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by SUGAR & CLOTH

Color Block Storage

Not only is this cheerful storage display ideal for concealing junk, but it’s also a great fit for open floor plans. Need help figuring out some unique color combinations? Check out a few of our favorites here.

Get the full how-to for this vibrant version on Sugar & Cloth.

 
Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by CUPOFJO.COM

Framed Wallpaper Art

We get it: Going all in on wallpaper can seem pretty daunting. That’s why we’re all for finding new, low-committal ways to incorporate your favorite sheets into any space. A seriously affordable (and super quick) way to create cool art, this savvy hack gives leftover scraps a new meaning by displaying your stunning finds in a frame.

Get the how-to on Cup of Jo.

Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by PHUONG NGUYEN

Avocado Face Mask

Multitasking is key, especially when it’s holiday season. So, the next time you head to the fridge for a snack, consider treating yourself to an at-home facial. This vitamin-packed DIY mask will nourish and soften your skin in just 15 minutes.

See the full beauty regime here.

 
Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by CODY GUILFOYLE Photography by Brittany Ambridge

Knob Swap

This is a high-design upgrade that’ll only require one quick trip to the hardware store. You can transform the look and feel of your home by simply updating a few knobs and pulls.

Check out our favorite hardware picks here.

 
Last-Minute DIYs to Cross Off Your 2017 Bucket List
Photography by THE PRETTY LIFE GIRLS

DIY Watercolor Coasters

Hosting this year’s holiday soiree? Welcome thirsty partygoers with these whimsical coasters that you can easily craft the morning of.

Get the how-to on The Pretty Life Girls.