Easy Home Decor Crafts
To give any room in your home a fresh look does not need to empty your bank account or take out a loan. Here we list some easy home décor crafts that will add instant style, using materials that you may already have. Get creative and enjoy the results of your work with a new look that you made yourself.
Painting on fabric for pillows is one of the easiest crafts. Draw a design in chalk, then fill in shapes with fabric paint using a slightly dry brush and quick strokes to allow the canvas to show through. Paint a different design on each side to make the pillow reversible giving you a chance to simply change your home décor whenever you wish.
If you have an old blanket box that is looking a bit worn, add a fresh coat of paint to tie into the colour scheme of the room where it is placed. Choose a pretty fabric to fit the lid, leaving enough to fold under the edges before stapling in place. Do the same for the interior, lining each side and the base separately.
Best with unfinished wood candlesticks, or with old candlesticks sanded down, bring the colours from your fabrics or wallpaper for a more subtle display, or make a statement by using deep colour tones in a group of candlesticks. These can be moved from room to room to create a different tone to your home décor for any occasion.
Draw together your home décor colours with coasters made from circles of felt in different sizes. Freehand cut shapes or use a die-cutting tool. Tack the pieces together with simple stitches, adding beads to the embroidery thread for extra decoration. This is one of the crafts you can do together with your children to proudly use at home.
Ribbon Bed Skirt
Bring colour and interest below the bed with a ribboned bed skirt. Cut ribbons of various widths and colours to the same length as the drop of your bed skirt. Top-stitch each ribbon along the top seam. You can layer ribbons for a more detailed look.
Leftover spray paint is perfect for home décor crafts. Buy a pack of moulds from your crafts or home DIY store and spray each one. To make it easier when spraying, mount your pieces on small cans so that you have easy access to all sides. For durability, spray the painted blocks with varnish once they have dried. Finally, to protect surfaces, glue felt on the underside.
Magnetic Memo Board and Tacks
Crafts are not all about painting and sewing. You can take an old baking tray and re-purpose it into a magnetic memo board. Measure your pan and cut decorative paper or wallpaper to fit. Secure the paper to the pan using double-sided sellotape. Take some small stones and decorate them with colourful images, glue magnets onto the stones and your new memo board is ready to display in your home.
Create your own magazine holders from used courier boxes. Cut the flaps off one end of the box. Cut off one corner of the box at an angle so that it looks like a magazine holder. You can then wrap and fold fabric around the box and secure this in place with fabric glue.
Turn ordinary items into your home’s coffee-table décor. Take some foam or wooden balls and wrap them with ribbon scraps, old tape measures or any other scrap materials you have. With crafts, you can be as inventive as you like. Place them in a pretty bowl for display.
Silk Scarf Room Divider
Create a beautiful room divider by stitching together silk scarves together to create a patchwork effect. Play with patterns and colours for a unique and wonderful partition. You can either sew the scarves together or use iron-on fusible webbing to make a panel to the size you want. Turn the top edge back, and attach to form a sleeve in which to insert a dowel or rod. You can hang the panel as a room divider, or a canopy, curtain or tapestry.