5 Amazing DIY Crafts for Your Home


Decorating your home is expensive and addictive. Once you start working in one room, it is easy to keep trickling into other places and beginning on them as well. The costs associated with buying all these new things will quickly add up and hurt your wallet. 

Or maybe you’re just plain sick of your home and ready for a change. If that sounds like you, check out some of these fantastic Richmond homes for sale that are sure to inspire you. If you want to freshen up the look of your home, then check out some of our picks for fun-to-do crafts that you can use to decorate your home and dazzle your guests.

Decorate the Stairs

If your stairs are hardwood, you can give them a shocking pop of color by decorating the stair risers. Some people get really creative and do split murals up the stairs. Others opt for simple color or pattern pops strategically placed.  

One cool idea you can do that is easy and doesn’t cost much money is to use wallpaper. Wallpaper helps ensure even color, and it is easily changed or removed if you grow tired of the color or pattern you pick.  

Message Boards

You can purchase a massive roll of corkboard and transform a kid’s playroom or your kitchen into a fun way to keep organized. If you are going for a more rustic feel, keep the corkboard plain and chose some fun colored pins and ribbons to give it a splash of color.

Another excellent idea for adding a dramatic wall hanging is to cover it in fabric, so it matches the theme of your décor. If the corkboard is giant enough, it can almost act as an accent wall in your room.

Floating Mason Jars

You can make floating mason jars by gluing the lids under your floating shelving unit. This is a great way to organize your small tools in a garage. It is also a great way to organize crafting supplies for both you and your children. The jars easily screw on and off the shelf for an easy out of the way storage. 

Create a Coatrack

If you are redoing your home, chances are you are changing the hardware on your cabinets and doors. Do not throw away those parts! There are so many cool uses to repurpose old parts. One that we love is making a coat rack.  

Take a piece of scrap wood, stain, and treat it whatever color you desire. Then you can affix the old doorknobs and cabinet handles to it to make for a new coat rack.

Customize Shelving

If you browse through Craig’s List free ads, you will likely find wooden crates amongst the offerings. These are a crafters dream! You can paint them any color you want and even attach them to your wall for an attractive shelf or shadow box. If you are especially crafty, you can paint contrasting colors on the inside.