21 Fun DIY Decorating Projects

Create great new uses for things you already own.

Reinvent a deskReinvent a desk
Reinvent a desk

With a few style tricks, give an old, scuffed, and tarnished desk a colorful reboot.
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Make a memory box tableMake a memory box table
Make a memory box table

Turn a deep photo frame and similar-sized side table into a venue for celebrating treasured keepsakes.
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Art frame becomes message boardArt frame becomes message board
Art frame becomes message board

With a little creativity, turn an old artwork frame and drawer organizer into a family message center.
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Books become artBooks become art
Books become art
Make your literature work for your aesthetic. Try taking the sleeves off hard cover books and arranging the spines by color.
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Wire basket and mason jars become outdoor chandelierWire basket and mason jars become outdoor chandelier
Wire basket and mason jars become outdoor chandelier

Romantic outdoor lighting: With a wire basket, a few jars, and some tea lights and adornment, add a little handmade glow to your garden.
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Paper bags, fabric remnants, and magazine pages become gift wrapPaper bags, fabric remnants, and magazine pages become gift wrap
Paper bags, fabric remnants, and magazine pages become gift wrap
Before you recycle it, reuse it! Fabric scraps, magazine ads, and even brown paper bags can look beautiful as gift wrapping.
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Mirrors become headboardMirrors become headboard
Mirrors become headboard
Arrange small light weight mirrors grid-style for a glamorous regency-style look in the bedroom.
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Trophies and mason jars become vasesTrophies and mason jars become vases
Trophies and mason jars become vases

Have a few blooms from your garden and no traditional clear glass vase handy? Consider other unique vessels from around the house.
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Scrap metal becomes planter boxScrap metal becomes planter box
Scrap metal becomes planter box

Turn salvaged materials into veggie garden containers with industrial-modern style.
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