Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

The excuses I hear most often from people with regards to DIY projects are that they don’t have the money or that the project is too hard. Those reasons are what motivated this roundup today. Here are some easy + inexpensive home decor ideas that you can perform all by yourself if you are beginner DIY-er.

DIY doesn’t have to be complicated.

I know when I started my blog + DIY for the first time, I eased into it. This is how I gained more confidence in my abilities. Then I just got excited about it. If you are creative, this might also happen to you. But I also think that “non-creative types” can also benefit from exercising their creativity muscles.

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1. PINEAPPLE BOOKENDS

Supplies needed to complete this project:

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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2. SOUP CAN FLOWER VASE

Materials needed for this project: 

 

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3. DIY FAUX MARBLE COFFEE TABLE MAKEOVER 

Supplies you will need: 

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4. SHIPLAP TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS

Supplies you will need: 

  • 2 pieces of Plywood cut down (aka “ripped”) to 5 1/2 wide strips
  • Corner wood accent piece to hide seams
  • Finishing piece of wood to add to the top seam of the shiplap (I forgot what I used, but it’s a 2″ square piece that I had cut to size in the lumber department)
  • Wood Glue
  • Caulk Gun
  • Caulk
  • Nail Gun
  • Primer
  • White Paint
  • Roller + Paint Brush
  • 50 cents in Nickels (to act as spacers)

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5. DIY CHEVRON TRAY MAKEOVER

Supplies you will need: 

  • 2 cans of Spray Paint – You will need to first decide what colors you want to make. (I obviously chose white and gold but pick something to fit your color scheme) But here are links to the ones I used. {side note: I already had the white spray paint from another DIY project} 
  • Frog Tape Shape Tape – Chevron Print
  • Scissors
  • Masking {i.e. newspapers, scrap paper, paint drop, or scrap rag} Whatever you have around at your disposal.
  • A Tray (You chose what works best for you! Mine was something my mom gave me. But you can probably find something similar at a thrift store.

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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6. DIY FLOWER MARKET BUCKET

Supplies you will need:

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7. FAUX GRANITE COASTERS

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Glossy white tiles
  • 91% rubbing alcohol
  • Permanent markers
  • A cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil
  • A lighter like the one you see below
  • Optional: an eye dropper, a spritz bottle, polyurethane spray to seal the tiles, cheap plastic tablecloths to protect your work surface

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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8. DIY PALETTE CONSOLE TABLE

Supplies needed for this project:

 

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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9. TRAY GETS UPCYCLED FOR A NEW PURPOSE

Supplies needed for this project:

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10. DIY BATHTUB TRAY

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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11. GOLD LEAF GLOBE

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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12. UPCYCLED COFFE CREAMER CONTAINER TO CANDLE HOLDER

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13. DIY PHOTO MOBILE

Supplies needed for this project:

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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14. DIY FLOOR CUSHIONS

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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15. DIY GOLD DIPPED WALL FRAME

Supplies needed for this project:

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16. DIY BRAIDED T-SHIRT RUG

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17. DIY WASHI TAPE DOOR DECOR

Supplies needed for this project:

Easy + Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas That You Can Do By Yourself

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18. CITRUS BEVERAGE TRAY

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19. DIY FRAME WHITE/MEMO BOARD

This is all you need for this project:

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20. LIGHT BULB AQUARIUM

What you’ll need for each aquarium:

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My best advice to those who plan on tackling these projects.

          1. Look at the original tutorials via the images or the links below them to the original source.
          2. Make a list of any supplies you may need.
          3. Remember to think outside the box.
          4. If you hit a bump in the road, don’t give up.
          5. Get creative and problem solve.

 

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2 Comments

  • Carolann says:

    Oh my gosh, what fun DIY projects! I can’t wait to try them! Which will I do first? Maybe them all! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Meredith says:

      I am so excited you liked this project, Carolann! I loved them too! If you create some, please tag me on social media. I would love to see them. 🙂 Happy DIY-ing!