4 items that will inspire your next DIY project.
If you’re into DIY and crafting, you’re always on the lookout for the next project, the next inspiration, and the opportunity to create something beautiful. Maybe you spend hours in thrift shops looking for something to transform, or you live on Pinterest, getting inspired by the creations of other people.
We never know when the inspiration will arrive, but we have to be prepared when it does. That’s why you have a crafting and DIY kit you’ve built up over time.
This kit usually includes:
- a collection of spray paints and other types of paint and a cordless airbrush
- a drill with a wide selection of bits and attachments
- picture frames collected over years
- ornaments and embellishments you found online but don’t know what to use yet
This DIY and crafting kit is going to continue to grow because we’ll always find and source things, but sometimes we need some ideas. We need to invest in items that can help us learn a new trick or give us inspiration for something different.
Sometimes it’s hard to source these things on our own, and someone’s research and insight can be extremely helpful. With that in mind, here are some great items and products we can add to our crafting collection and some of the coolest things you can do with them.
Geometric floating shelves
Floating shelves don’t have to be just a flat, bland, plank of wood. There are so many unique styles and designs that can truly elevate any part of your home. You might have a corner in your home that feels a little bare, but isn’t big enough to put a piece of furniture, or it’s a high traffic area that shouldn’t have any obstructions.
A floating shelf is a perfect solution for this kind of space. You can get ones that make a zig-zag shape which you can decorate with books. You can get one that is mid-century inspired and top it off with a beautiful piece of Wall Art. There’s even the option of small circular floating shelves you can dress up with tiny plants. There are so many ways to use floating shelves in your decor and DIY, let your creativity run wild!
Have you ever wondered how people create amazing looking epoxy resin coasters, beautiful ornaments, and oddly shaped candles without any sculpting experience? Chances are, they have a big collection of molds and templates. These are affordable silicone molds that are made in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be applied to many different projects.
You can use the molds to print your own mini Greek-inspired statue by pouring concrete into it. If you want to create your own epoxy resin clock, there are molds for that too, and even molds shaped in the ornate antique vintage picture frames so you can create your own. Adding these molds into your crafting collection will give you a lot of ideas, and even a lot of simple ways to create gifts for your loved ones.
Table and cabinet legs
Furniture flipping, upcycling or repurposing is one of the biggest trends in home decorating right now. It’s a way to flex your creative muscle, promote sustainability and reduce waste by reusing something old. If this is something you enjoy doing, you’ll have to invest in different pieces of hardware, tools and accessories to help you achieve a new look for an old piece of furniture.
What will you need? Sandpaper to remove outdated wood varnish, drawer knobs and handles to modernize the piece, and a new set of legs to complete the transformation. Luckily, furniture legs are actually very easy to source online. They come in different styles, colors, and even heights so whether you want to raise a TV cabinet, create your own desktop or just give your couch a new look, you will find something that works for you.
Many people confuse these with hairdryers, but they are actually specially created for DIY projects. It might look like a tiny travel hairdryer, but it’s a whole lot more. Heating tools come in handy for many at home projects, like removing air bubbles from epoxy resin projects, or creating your own stylish candles.
Because their temperatures run much higher than hair dryers, these tools will actually speed up a lot of your craft projects and make so many things that seem complicated so much easier. Even better? Heating tools are actually incredibly affordable! You can find one for under $30 online.
You will have so much fun getting new things to stock your DIY and craft box, and even more fun when you actually come up with new ideas and create them. Don’t be afraid to keep growing your love for DIY, and venturing into new techniques and ideas. The tools are at your fingertips.