3 DIY Home Decor Projects I Tried This Week
In keeping with the theme, *cough cough * The Edited Home workbook launched this past Friday! If you haven't seen it yet, I've been working my way through the workbook on Instagram Stories over @eoedits. You don't want to miss it!
The workbook is FILLED with awesome inserts that will help you design your interior spaces and achieve the home of your dreams. One of the inserts that I've found really helpful is the Home Project List page.
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I'm a creative person and sometimes feel like my mind moves at a mile and minute. As I go about my daily life I constantly seek out inspiration and I end up having project ideas pop into my head that I want to complete, but without a list I easily forget about them. Having a set space to write down my project ideas specifically for the home has helped me out so much. When I have an idea I can write it down here and move on without the fear of forgetting it before I can get to the project.
It's worked so well that in the last week I was able to complete 3 DIY projects that I'm really happy with.
1. "COFFEE" TABLE CENTERPIECE
My husband and I were gifted this gorgeous concrete planter that was filled with a succulent arrangement... and long story short, we didn't take care of it properly and it died. I thought the planter was beautiful, however, and didn't want to get rid of it so I had to come up with another way it could be used.
This is so simple:
Step 1: Buy a planter of your choice from a garden supply store or empty the dirt out of one you already own. You could also use any kind of bowl or dish.
Step 2:Place a candle in the centre. Choose a candle with a nice smell that would work well with the scent of coffee. Vanilla, cinnamon, or sweet sugary smells would be great.
Step 3:Fill the planter with whole coffee beans. You could also use stones, sand, crystal pieces, or whatever you have on hand, but nothing beats the scent of coffee. Over time the coffee will dry out and the smell won't be as strong. It's up to you. You could regularly replace the beans as often as you feel like or just let the scent dissipate.
Note: The candle I used is a bit too high but it's all I had at the time. When the candle is burnt out I'll replace it with one that's shorter.
2. RH INSPIRED MOSS BOWL CENTERPIECE
I tried so many different types of centerpieces for my dining table and was never happy. It's an incredibly unique table in that it's super wide. Everything about the table and chairs is large and it has a lot of presence so I needed a centerpiece that matched. I wanted something with a bit of height, color, and a modern aesthetic. After walking through Restoration Hardware I found myself loving their moss bowls, but I had to be honest, I knew I could make it myself.
Here's how I did it:
Step 1: Get a large bowl. You could go with metal, concrete, or anything you like. i found this bowl at Value Village for $5!
Step 2: Crunch up either tissue paper or newspaper and fill 3/4 of the bowl. You could use so many materials here, whatever you have lying around the house. The point is just to add volume to the bowl. This ensures you're not spending a fortune on moss to fill it.
Step 3: I bought 2 different types of moss from Michaels to give it a more realistic look. Pull apart the moss in chunks and place it on top of the paper, covering the whole bowl so that none of the paper is showing.
Note: Moss kind of stinks. Spray it lightly with an essential oil blend that you like to help with the smell.
3. TOM FORD BOOK
If I was made of money, I would absolutely love to buy the real Tom Ford Book. I love coffee table books, especially beautiful ones that work so well as decor. Maybe in the future I'll treat myself to the real thing, but for now this DIY is amazing.
Check out the real book. It's $131 CAD.
Now here's mine.
So this is what I did:
Step 1: Take an old textbook or any book that's quite big, about 2" thick or larger. Mine was old and had a damaged corner but I didn't mind. Paint the book black. I went with a matte paint but I would suggest a semi-gloss or satin finish as the matte seems to scratch easily.
Step 2: Buy Helvetica permanent vinyl adhesive letters in 2" and 1" sizes. I got mine from Michael's.
Step 3: With the 1" letters, stick them onto the spine of the book. Then stick the 2" letters to the front cover. Try to be as straight and even as possible here.
Note: Like I mentioned, the matte paint I chose scratches easily so I try not to move the book too much, which is fine because it serves as decor in our bedroom.
Not only were all of these DIYs incredibly easy and inexpensive but they were also so fun and rewarding to do. They reminded me how much I love working with my hands and making something. I'm now on this DIY train and can't wait to keep working away on the projects I have on my list.
Check out some of the other projects I have on my list. Which ones would you want to see me tackle next? Also, before you go, let me know which one of these DIYs is your favorite in the comments.