DIY Decorating 20 Awesome DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget

20 Awesome DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget

If you’re on a tight budget but really need to decorate or revamp your home then check out these ultra stylish, easy to make ideas that definitely won’t break the bank! A lot of the ideas can be made by upcycling items you probably already own or the supplies can be bought very cheaply in your local dollar store. So next time you go to throw something in the trash, stop! Think about the cool things you can do with it first – and hopefully the ideas below will inspire your creativity – whilst also saving you some much needed cash! If you need any help for home maintenance you can also check out the best handyman in Dublin.

1. Easy Shoe Storage with Tension Rods

Easy Shoe Storage with Tension Rods

Okay so this is more of a storage idea than a decor idea, but I actually love the look of a wall covered in high heels! The great thing about using tension rods for shoe storage is that you don’t need a drill or any tools to put them up – it literally takes 5 mins to put up 5 tension rods – instant shoe storage! I’ve actually done this myself (as I’m renting and my landlord won’t let me drill any holes in the wall) and it’s been a total game changer in terms of my shoe storage. Seriously you have to do this!

Buy Rods (as pictured) HERE

2. Yarn Wrapped Recycled Bottles

Yarn Wrapped Recycled Bottles

All you need for this amazing craft are a few old bottles, yarn, mod podge/glue and a pair of scissors. You’ll need to take your time with the first bottle, working your way down from top to bottom – and even though it gets a bit messy, it’s most definitely worth it, as these bottles could be used as decorative pieces in any room in your home!

Find the tutorial HERE


3. Sequin TB Roll Sunburst Mirror

Sequin TB Roll Sunburst Mirror

Here’s another great recylcling project! If you have some spare PVC piping lying around (cardboard tubes may also work) then you simply cut it into very thin slices and glue it together and add some sequins (or whatever you have to hand) for some decoration…how very cool!

Find the tutorial HERE


4. Pegboard Headboard

Pegboard Headboard

Who says awesome decor can’t be practical! Pegboard is a really cheap way to create a funky headboard that will act as a focal point in your bedroom. You can add your own eclectic items to it to create your own personalized decor. And putting it up on your wall can be done in a couple of hours!

Find the tutorial HERE


5. Party Animal Magnets

Party Animal Magnets

If, like me, you’re always forgetting things, then why not craft these cute animal magnets where you can post little reminders on your fridge, but in a really funky, decorative way!

Find the tutorial HERE


6. Affordable Branch Pendant

Affordable Branch Pendant

This branch pendant wouldn’t go amiss hanging in Pottery Barn, but you can make this yourself for a fraction of the cost. If you can get your hands on a large branch (from a tree or one that’s fallen in a nearby wood) then your halfway there. You’ll also need 4 cables and some clear lightbulbs – and you’ll perhaps need an electrician to fit it.

Find the tutorial HERE


7. Moroccan Candle Holders

Moroccan Candle Holders

These decorative candle holders are so simple to make and are a great addition to any room. All you need is a few glass jars or bottles, glass paint (oh, and an oven!). These would also make great gifts and can be used on balmy summer evenings to create a decadent vibe!

Find the tutorial HERE


8. Make a Modern Dreamcatcher

Make a Modern Dreamcatcher

Check out these awesome dreamcatchers made by using craft feathers, wooden beads and Perle 5 thread. These are a perfect decoration for that empty space on your wall where you used to have those Justin Timberlake posters.. 🙂

Find the tutorial HERE


9. How to Repurpose a Door into a Table

How to Repurpose a Door into a Table

Ok just check out the colors on this recycled door/table! I know a lot of you will have old doors and tables in your shed or garages and if not you can pick them up really easily online. You’ll need a bit of elbow grease for this project but seriously what a unique piece of furniture you’ll have when you’re done. Please note: To make the table functional you’ll need a piece of tempered glass to go over the top of it.

Find the tutorial HERE


10. How to make a Driftwood Seahorse

How to make a Driftwood Seahorse

Here’s a great craft idea for all you beach lovers! First you’ll want to draw out the shape of the seahorse on to a piece of cardboard and then glue in the pieces of driftwood (based on their length and how they fit in). There’s a little bit of work, but its actually really fun work, more like doing a jigsaw puzzle!

Find the tutorial HERE


11. Driftwood Sparkle

Driftwood Sparkle

Here’s another great way to fill those blank spaces on your walls (rather than just using ubiquitous mass produced paintings). If you can get your hands on a large branch or piece of driftwood then you can embellish it with strands of beads, seashells and chandelier prisms. So pretty and unique: there’ll only ever be the one you make yourself!

Find the tutorial HERE


12. DIY Lighted Letters Sign

DIY Lighted Letters Sign

There’s a lot of tutorials for lighted letter signs out there – but we reckon this is the easiest! Each letter should only take about ten minutes each and will add such a funky vibe to your home decor. Check out the tutorial for very thorough instructions.

Find the tutorial HERE


13. DIY Colored Glass Mason Jars

DIY Colored Glass Mason Jars

Hands up…who’s got about 400 glass jars put away because you can’t stand the thought of throwing them away? Well it’s time to bring them out and give them a new lease of life with this awesome craft tutorial. By using food coloring you can create these really pretty jars, perfect for vases, candle holders and a whole load of other things.

Find the tutorial HERE


14. DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls

DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls

Bowls made from leaves…really? Really! And better still you won’t have to wait until Fall to make these – as they’re faux leaves (which wou can pick up online or in your local craft store). You’ll also need some mod podge, a foam brush and a balloon. (PS – some people have actually used real leaves – so if you’re feeling brave why not give it a go!)

Find the tutorial HERE


15. DIY Antique Frame Jewelry Holder

DIY Antique Frame Jewelry Holder

This is a great way to upcylce an old frame into something practical and beautiful – and if you don’t have one to hand it’ll give you the perfect excuse to get down to your local flea market to pick one up! You’ll also need some linen, hooks and white chalkboard paint.

Find the tutorial HERE


16. D.I.Y – Paper Birds

D.I.Y - Paper Birds

Here’s another really inventive way to add color to any room (especially good for those of you who are renting and can’t add any permanent changes). You’ll need a good day to get as many birds done as shown in the above photo, and when your done you can use Blu Tack (white) to stick the string to the ceiling, and allow those birds to fly!

Find the tutorial HERE


17. Colorful Upholstered Drawers

Colorful Upholstered Drawers

Here’s a great way to add some color to your old dresser – and use up spare scraps of colored fabric you may have lying around the home.

Find the tutorial HERE


18. Chrysanthemum Mirror made from Plastic Spoons

Chrysanthemum Mirror made from Plastic Spoons

Really love this tutorial. You’ll need to get a few supplies down at your local craft store – including about 300 plastic spoons (but they should only cost about $8 in total). Once you get the spoons into place you can paint them different shades to give a really awesome ombre effect.

Find the tutorial HERE


19. Branch Swing Shelves

Branch Swing Shelves

This would be such a great addition to any childs room! You’ll alos be able to show your children how to create things using things you can find in your garden. All you need are some branches, braided rope and screws. The shelves aren’t meant to hold anything heavy so if you have young children it’s important to keep them well out of reach!

Find the tutorial HERE


20. Ping Pong Ball Pendant

Ping Pong Ball Pendant

This is such a fun little idea! What you need to do is pick up a bag of ping pong balls (you can get them cheap online – and will need about 180) and spray paint them in different colors. You’ll need to drill holes into each of the balls and tie them all to the lampshade structure, so there’s a little bit of work – but for the end result, its definitely worth the effort.

Find the tutorial HERE

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