Scour the close-out bins at fabric stores to find designer textiles in patterns and colors that you love and that fit with your furniture. Then follow DIY instructions to make easy-sew pillows that add a pop of color to complete a room, says Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie.
Spruce up your entryway with this personalized budget-friendly doormat that looks like a pricey catalog find but is actually an easy DIY project that also makes a thoughtful handmade gift. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Build your own island using crates and plywood. This rolling DIY kitchen island project provides simple instructions for building the frame using plywood, then uses six large crates for the drawers on either side of the island, along with three vegetable crates in the center.
The living room was actually a collaboration between the homeowner and designer, who met on social media. To create the space, designer Michelle Gage sent styling instructions based on the home's floor plan, and the owner added her own small touches, like the DIY-painted planters on the mantel.
This whimsical paper arrangement will last all season long and its vibrant blooms are easily repurposed for future projects. Follow these simple instructions to make paper tulips, peonies and daisies. To craft DIY shamrocks, cut four heart-shaped petals from crepe paper, then bind the bottom 1/4 of the petals to a wire stem using floral tape. Gently pull petals apart until desired look is achieved. To make DIY trailing vines, cut petal shapes from crepe paper, then stretch and crimp petals for an organic look. Use floral tape to attach petals down the length of a piece of bind wire and shape the wire as desired. Get materials and more instructions on the next slide.
Encourage conversation and mingling by setting up an activity for your guests. This New Year's resolution game is inspired by the holiday "white elephant" gift exchange. To set up, create a backdrop using foam or cork boards and pin up instructions. Make note cards using silver cardstock and snowflake cutouts. The striped envelopes are an easy cut-and-fold DIY using leftover holiday wrapping paper.