I saw some very clever DIY decor projects at Country Living recently. They look pretty easy, too. There are lots of ideas, and I’m sharing a few of my favorites! Visit CountryLiving.com for complete directions.
If you like quilts, here’s a framed quilt design made out of paper! It’s a great way to use your paper scraps from other craft projects. This design was made from four different patterned papers, and they’re just glued onto an illustration board with a glue stick. Add a frame and you have a great quilt wall hanging with no sewing involved!
I thought these Lampshade Tables were a great way to upcycle old lampshades–maybe you have some in your attic you can upcycle! Or maybe you’ll find a really unique shade to use from a flea market. All you need is a little spray paint for the metal lampshade wire, the right type of glue, and a round-cut piece of glass for the top!
I love this pillow made from an old sweater–another great upcycling idea! It sounds pretty easy to make this–just cut two square pieces from an old sweater and sew together–you’ll need a pillow form, too. The flower is a bit more involved, but it’s a really cute touch!
Hope these ideas give you some upcycling inspiration! Are you working on any fun DIY projects of your own?
I like that pillow. I have a sweater that I have been planning on up-cycling and I was just thinking about new pillows for the sofa. One pillow isn’t enough but it is a start!
I really like that pillow idea, too! 🙂
Lamp shade idea is a fun one, I would have never guessed. Happy DIYing! BAM
Yes, it’s amazing what you can reuse in a new way!