The Coolest DIY Projects of 2017

The Coolest DIY Projects of 2017

I love thrift shops. I could spend hours and hours in second-hand stores. Actually, I have to admit that more than half my wardrobe consists of second-hand clothes. I also love DIY-ing. There is something about DIY-ing that makes me want to forget that I can actually buy items from a store because I often get the urge to make these items myself. There is really nothing you can't do yourself, is there?

REASONS TO DIY

♡ DIY-ing is an amazing way to learn something new or gain some knowledge. You have never held a drill between your hands? Try building a shelf and you have learned a new skill + you have a brand new piece of furniture at home that you can't buy from a store. How cool is that?!

♡ You can save money! A lot of money! Tons of money! Do I need to say more?

♡ You can customize everything. There are really no limits. Get creative!

♡ You may find a new hobby and eventually turn that hobby into a job. For example, you can start crafting cool items (see below!) and start selling them on Etsy or Ebay. This is a good way to spend your free time and earn some money at the same time (while having fun!).

♡ That sense of accomplishment you get when you succeed is enormous. This is a 100% guaranteed way to raise your mood and self-esteem, trust me! Besides, DIY-ing is a good way to eliminate stress, which is something a lot of us may need every now and then.

♡ DIY-ing is fun! Are you feeling lonely? Call your friends and invite them over for a cool DIY-ing session. This is a great way to connect with old friends. I highly recommend this one, since I feel like many of us spend way too much time online. Share your creative ideas with each other and have fun!

I have been feeling extremely creative lately, so I decided to put together a list of 20 awesome DIY projects that are cheap, easy and super cool. Enjoy!

CLAY KITTY COASTER

DIY Clay Kitty Coaster
Image: A Beautiful Mess

DIY CAKE BATH BOMB

DIY Cake Bath Bomb
Image: A Pumpkin And A Princess

COSMIC COTTON CANDY SOAP

DIY Cosmic Cotton Candy Soap
Image: Soap Queen

DIY GEMSTONE SOAPS

DIY Gemstone Soaps
Image: Happiness is Homemade

FLORAL MOUSE PAD FOR SPRING

DIY Floral Mouse Pad for Spring
Image: The Crafted Life

DIY MODERN TASSEL WALL HANGING


DIY Modern Tassel Wall Hanging
Image: Homey Oh My
DIY Crate Bookcase
Image: One Artsy Mama
DIY Photo Wall Hanging
Image: Homey Oh My
DIY Marble Pencil Holder
Image: CRAFTS ON FIRE
DIY Gold Animal Jars
Image: Bang on Style

DIY TEACUP CANDLES

DIY Teacup Candles
Image: The Funny Beaver

Which one would you like to try out?

26 comments

  1. All these projects are so amazing! I really love the bookcase one! So so cool! I have never done DIY but I know I should! I will the moment I get my own flat!

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    1. I love them too! The bookcase one is really amazing, you're right! x

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  2. I need to try more DIY projects! I love the look of the plant pots!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

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    1. I love that look as well! Certainly going to try it out anytime soon! x

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  3. These are great! Will have to give some of them a go. :)

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    1. That's so cool! I would love to see your results! x

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  4. These are all really great ideas. I love to make things myself when I have the time x

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    1. Same here! Thanks for commenting! x

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  5. I'd love to try all of these! I love DIY projects and crafting things but I struggle to find time for it. :) Anyways, thanks for the inspiration!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  6. All of these are so interior GOALS! I love the flowerpots and the leaf trinket dishes. DIYs are so cool as it means your stuff is one of a kind- nobody else has anything like it! xx

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    1. Yeah, goals for sure! I totally agree with you! x

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  7. Great ideas! (And how cute are those kitty coasters?!) I think I'd want to try out the crate bookcase, it's simple but gives a lot of character :)
    Steph x

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  8. Such a great compilation! I loveeee the tassel wall hanging and the gemstone soap. xx

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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  9. Your pictures are gorgeous !! Love the post xx

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    1. Unfortunately, they're not mine, but thanks! x

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  10. These are all such great ideas!
    I love the gemstone soaps, tassel wall hanging and marble magazine rack :)

    Dani x

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  11. OMG I LOVE THIS POST!!! it is so satisfying to read and look at what you made!! thank you so much for sharing! I am sharing this on twitter!!

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! You are the sweetest-cutest-loveliest eveeer!! ♥

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  12. I love this post, it's so so helpful! I love DIYs and you filled this post full of great ideas. I'm deff going to bookmark this post, so I can do some of these DIYs! xxx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  13. Oh you've got some fab ideas in this post! I absolutely love the idea of DIY, and one of the main reasons is because it gives you the ability to create something totally unique. I've got a stripy top that is crying out for a bit of embroidery, so I think I'm going to have a go at that soon!

    Olivia - The Northernist x

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Thank you so much for commenting! x

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