Are you excited for summer? One of the most fun things about summer, in my humble opinion, is the DIY projects! Especially around your home. Since my “thing” is home decor, I thought I’d share five of my favorites. I’ve been browsing HouseLogic a bit lately and enjoy their money-saving tips section, so my roundup focus is decor on a budget. And parents, the best part of my projects is that you can get your kids involved, since all the products I use are non-toxic! Here are my five DIY home projects to get the crafty party started this summer. Click on each link to get the tutorial.
1. Antique key art (pictured above) – I bought an old piece of key art from Hobby Lobby and fixed it up with bright paint and Mod Podge. My keys required quite a bit of paint, so if you do something like this, get the fam to help you paint (everyone take a key). This is one of my favorite projects of all time.
2. Upcycled table with owl fabric – This old table had a coat of dust, but I gave it a pick me up with bright paint and fabric Mod Podged to the top. You can get the family to help by preparing the fabric with Mod Podge and having them basecoat the table. It’s a lot of painting – but it’s fun!
3. Vintage modern map lamp – Man Podger David built this with a plaque, piping and his hands. This is the perfect project to show children basic wiring. It’s not that hard to build a lamp once you learn the technique! Use maps that are meaningful to the family, like the last place you went on vacation or hand a reunion.
4. Fabric covered storage bin – In small homes like mine, storage can be hard to come by. Make it attractive by covering a storage bin with fabric and Mod Podge. Again, the family can help you paint because there’s a lot of surface that needs it. They can also help you prepare the fabric with Mod Podge.
5. Decorative luminaries – what I love about these luminaries is that they use all hardware store materials. I think it would be fun to take your kids to the hardware store and see what other crafts you can make using basic materials. Putting these together is quite easy.
Hope you enjoyed these five tutorials. There are many more on my tutorials page!
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