Published on August 29th, 2018 | by Sunit Nandi0
Craft Ideas That Can Brighten Your Home
Home décor is a multifaceted genre, and that basically means that you can literally do a ton of things to improve the ambiance of your space. Feel like you need an extensive revamp? Call in the renovation team. Feel like you need a small uplift? Call in the décor brigade. Feel like going for a DIY craft idea to brighten up and personalize your home? Let’s take a look at how you can do that!
Craft ideas are for those who love unleashing their creativity, and when it comes to sprucing up your homes, there are lots of options you can choose from. So today, we’ll be looking at 5 amazing craft ideas you can use to reinvent your homes in a highly customized manner.
1. Diamond Painting
if you’ve ever been into paint-by-numbers or appreciate mosaics then you’ll definitely be engrossed by diamond painting. It’s not painting in the literal sense, but you do use a similar concept. Instead of using water colors and paintbrushes, you bring your art to life by using rhinestones or ‘drills.’ One side of these stones is flat, while the other is designed to emulate a sparkling, decorative finish on the display side. Diamond painting does not use the conventional ‘drawing’ form as base. Instead, images and pictures are converted into patterns and sequences so that you can use your kit to paste the stones on the color-coded parts.
Diamond painting kits are available for all sorts of images, so whether you’re landscape aficionado, or love abstract art, you can get all sorts of patterns in the market. Diamond paintings make excellent statement art choices for large feature walls.
2. Chalk Painting Vintage Frames
Chalk painting furniture and frames is an art form that requires a lot of dedication and practice before you get truly stunning results, so if you’re looking for something quick and easy, this one is not for you. However, if you love challenging yourself and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this technique might become your favorite. Chalk painted vintage frames can make excellent home décor accessories, and here’s how you can get started.
To get started, you’ll need to visit your nearest home store and get some equipment. This is going to include some vintage picture frames, chalk paint of your preferred color, round tipped brushes, clear wax, dark wax and a microfiber cloth. You’ll need to set yourself up a small workshop where you first apply the chalk paint to your frame using the round tipped brushes, then rub the wax over the painted areas, apply dark wax with a brush, then buff the whole thing with a microfiber cloth. Start with a small frame and graduate to bigger ones as you get the hang of it. A gallery wall of these will look stunning in your home.
3. Designing Your Own Deco Mesh Wreath
Whether it’s the 4th of July or whether you just want a dash of festivity to perpetually emulate in your homes, deco mesh wreaths are the perfect craft project for that. They also allow you lots of leeway to get creative with your designs. You’ll first need to stop at a crafts store and shop for some essentials: a wreath base, some chenille stems, ribbons, and of course different rolls of deco mesh in colors and patterns that attract you.
The project itself is quite easy, but it does require you to be quick with your hands. All you have to do is fluff up and tie the deco mesh in several layers around each ring with chenille wires. Once you’re satisfied with your base, you can use ribbons and other accessories to embellish it. Since this is a relatively easy project, you can constantly update your mesh wreaths according to every new occasion. You can have one for spring, Halloween, summer, autumn, Christmas and more.
4. Chalkboard Wall Paint
If you fancy yourself a modernist and like articulating elegant, understated yet useful décor ideas in your homes, then you should definitely go for chalkboard wall paint. It’s incredibly easy to apply, and you can personalize it with a number of unique ideas. Chalkboard paint works best in kids’ room, transitional areas like corridors, feature walls and kitchens.
All you need is a plain wall surface and you can get started. You can even go the extra mile and frame this chalkboard painted area, arrange a gallery style framework on it, or you can simply cover an entire wall with the paint itself. This paint is magnetic, so you can decorate it with a cluster or magnets as well. You can utilize this wall in a pragmatic way by jotting down grocery and to-do lists. Or you can use them as a canvas to draw artwork.
5. Fairy Light Hanging Lamps
Lighting is always a crucial part of any home interior design, and you can take it to the next level by designing your own light fixtures. All you need are a few mason jars, a couple slats of wood and a few strings of fairy lights to transform your home into a whimsical haven. You can go the extra mile with the decor and embellish with artificial flowers, nylon corks and hand-written artwork.
There are a number of ways in which you can design your own fairy light hanging lamps. The different variations of fairy lights inside mason jars can be used in clusters or individually with the help of other décor items. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination, so don’t ever sell yourself short with this project!
These are some great craft ideas that can help you brighten your home. Some are easy, other’s take a bit of effort to fall into place, but they’ll definitely give you something to do, and they’ll definitely have a positive impact on your home!