By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23
Cement statues are a fun garage sale find. With some paint and proper preparation, you can revitalize a statue into a fun lawn ornament. Sometimes you can get them for free. My neighbor was throwing away this seal and I jumped at the chance to upcycle it. This tutorial will show you how to upcycle a cement statue.
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To me, wind chimes just sound like summer. They make me think of sitting in my backyard with a cold drink, a good book, and a cool breeze. I’d love to replicate that at my current home, so I think I’m going to have to give one of these homemade ones a shot. But which to choose?
DIY Wind Chimes
If your home decor style leans more toward boho, you’ll love these chimes made from scrap fabric. Mix and match patterns for a laid back vibe.
After what I refer to as “Birdpocalypse 2016” took place, I’ve needed a new bird feeder. I filled my Terra Cotta Bird Feeder with peanuts and every Stellar’s Jay in Oregon came to my house. This alerted the squirrels that there was something tasty hanging in that bowl. Before I knew it, I saw tiny little hands grabbing at twine from my roof, trying to pull the bowl up to them. The bowl went toppling out of the hanger and the clay broke off the bowl. It could have been salvaged, had I not feared for my life if I had gone to retrieve the bowl. Then I pushed the whole ordeal out of my mind and the bowl was rendered too disgusting even for birds when I finally got around to picking the mess up.
I live in a duplex without house numbers on the doors, which can be very frustrating for people delivering packages. It turns out that I have very expensive taste in numbers and couldn’t bring myself to spend over $50 on numbers for a house that isn’t permanent. I finally came up with a relatively inexpensive and fun DIY idea and I love the result!
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Make some fun custom throw pillows with your own art on them for your couch, favorite chair, or patio swing.
By General Crafts Contributor Victoria from the blog Dazzle While Frazzled.
Convert an old watering can into a unique flowering front door décor that is perfect for the springtime gardener.
By Home Decor Contributor Alyssa
I’ve been finding myself at Anthropologie a lot these days because I like their mugs and they’re about all I can afford at that place. Recently, while hunting for another mug to add to my displayed collection, I happened upon a very pretty and simple wind chime, made of pieces of fabric and old, hammered metal bells. I checked the price tag and not surprisingly, the hanging scrap fabric and bells were over $30.
Here is a DIY for a very similar wind chime, with a few tweaks to make it a bit more unique.