With winter approaching and Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about ways to make your house more homely. For many people this can mean digging deep and buying something new for the house, be it furniture, flooring or perhaps just some new fixtures or accessories. While these can really improve your home, there are ways to update your home without having to hit your bank account. We recently shared 5 ways to upgrade your home on a budget, and today we’re going to look at 6 fun crafts for your home.
So, if you’ve time to spare over the coming weeks, and are looking for something to do with the kids, or on your own, check out this fun craft ideas to try at home. Let us know if you’ve any to add by commenting at the end of the post.
6 Crafts To Try At Home
1. Photo Frame Whiteboard
If you always have a million things to do at the weekend and everyone in the family seems to have a different schedule, it can be a helpful idea to have a weekly planner on your wall in the kitchen. But instead of using up tonnes of paper you can instead place some light coloured paper into a slide in frame and then hang this on the wall and use it like a whiteboard! You can change what’s written on there each week and it means everyone in the house can stay organised.
2. Reused Candle Jars
If like us you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, take a quick trip down and grab some nice pebbles. These colours will work perfect in old jars and you can dot them around your house to add some nice colour to your home. Some old shells and dried flowers can also work a treat, while you could also look at adding some holly, berries and cotton for a more Christmas themed jars. There is so much you can do with old candle jars, check out our blog on ways to re-use candle jars for some recycling inspo!
3. Tile Coasters
For a simple diy tip which you can do with some old nail polish this weekend, you can make tile coasters. Perhaps you have just finished a big project in the bathroom or like us, just finished building or renovating a home and have lots of tiles leftover with nowhere to go… well, you can use them now to create some cute coasters for the house.
Start by pouring some Lukewarm water into an old plastic tub. One by one, drop a little nail polish into the centre until you have a few colours together. Use a toothpick to swirl the colours around a little and then take your tile and place it face down on top of the nail polish. Remove the excess polish with the toothpick and leave to dry. Apply a clear top coat and you have the ideal coasters for the living room!
4. Autumn Leaf Garland
If you like getting into the festive spirit and you love the autumn colours which are on display at the moment, a great idea would be to make an autumn leaf garland and hang it up on the wall. All you need is some fake leaves which you can grab from Amazon, and some string and glue to make a super cute decoration which will bring some life to your fireplace, or any wall in your home.
And if autumn leaves aren’t really your thing there are plenty of other ways you can make the home look great with garlands. This will be a nice warmup for getting your Christmas garlands ready in a few weeks, and they will perfectly complement each other.
5. Make a Terrarium
Terrarium’s can be a great addition to your home and require very little maintenance. They are perfect for any time of the year as you can select plants to suit the season. Instead of running to a shop and buying a terrarium, why not try your hand at making one yourself. Check out our 8 step guide to making a terrarium, or watch the video below to see how you can make one for your own home.
6. Easy Clay Planters
To create some cute plant pots to put in the kitchen this winter all you will need is some bakeable clay and some paint. To mould the plants you can start with a ball of clay and use your thumbs to mould into a bowl shape. Make sure to create enough room for the plant to grow. When you are happy with it place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Let it cool and then paint whatever colour you like!
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Until next time, enjoy your crafts.
Helen, Nial and Lewis