Fresh Home DIYs

Here are some fresh DIYs for getting spring into your home!

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This is an easy way to get a subtle splash of colour into a room, perfect for a fresh new piece of furniture. How cute are these little light bulb vases? Such a nice mix of soft natural colours. Use old cans to create these colourful tea light holders, perfect for the house or garden.

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Flowers! What else brings spring to a room more than flowers? Whether they’re fake or real they look great. Here are some great alternative ways to display them.

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Soft pastel colours are a very spring. These dipped mason jar planters add fun colour to the idea and work great together. This is a neat and clever way to give the look of having a good spring clean, hide all the untidy looking items behind book spines

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Mason jars are useful for so much! Match with string and flowers to create these country style vases. Perfect for adding flowers to a room without having to have the shelf space.

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DIY Easter Ideas

Here is a pick of what you can DIY ready for Easter!

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To Decorate!

Use of balloons to make the perfect egg shaped basket. Use little water balloons to create some festive bunting and wreaths or bigger ones to make a sweet filled egg. Also, look how adorable these hanging eggs with little flowers in them are!

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To Gift!

Message in an egg, personal, very Easter and very unique! Make a normal Easter gift fun by using a jar to make a little home for a chocolate bunny and eggs! We’ve posted this kind of thing before, but using little toys to make Easter animal themed jars is a great DIY gift! Fill with sweets, chocolate eggs or even bath salts.

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Flowers For The Table!

Use the double layered vase idea to create this egg and flower combo, a great mix of spring and Easter! Plant some colourful spring flowers in little china tea cups, to make a dainty decoration. Use egg shells as a tiny vase and fill with moss and little plants to add a little splash of colour to any table!

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Finally For The Family!

How cute is this cookies and milk idea! Make your own Easter egg hunt! Hide some chocolate eggs in the garden or around the house, and make little signs like these to direct the hunt. Get everyone being creative by making easter bunny shaped crayons!

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A Few Spring Porch Ideas

Here are some neat little ideas for getting the exterior of your house spring ready!

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These fun little ideas for stacking colour-full flowers or colour-full plant pots on top of each other are different and pretty simple. Perfect for beside front doors or in the garden.

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Some cute and different ways for creating a spring wreath for your front door. We love the umbrella idea!

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If you have some battered and worn wellington boots from winter, turn them into a vase! Use them as they are or paint them a nice bright spring colour.

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A few Colourful DIYs for 2015

    Here are a few colourful DIYs for bringing your home from winter to spring ready for summer.

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Paint your interior doors, in block or pattern, to add a splash of colour or pattern to a room.

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Paint the back of box shelves to add a splash of colour. Create these hanging colourful pieces, just tie some coloured wool to a stick.

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Bunting done differently. Circles and rain drops and clouds make for cute colourful decor. Peg up your colourful leaflets and zines! A great way to display your books and create an visually interesting piece.

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Spruce up your fairy lights with these little ideas. Use ping pong balls, paper cups or origami cubes to add shape and colour to your lights.

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DIY: Fill a space on a wall

Here are some great simple little DIY ways to fill a wall space. They look great and they’re not really that hard to do!

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Collect colour swatches and stick them/pin them to your wall.

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And if you’re feeling really creative here are some great little ideas for a DIY wall decor.

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Use black tape to create geometric shapes and animals, an easy and quick way to create something new and different in a room.

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Colour tape looks great too.

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Blackboard walls! We love them at bethvictoria.com and will deffo be creating one of these at home!

Paint a wall with blackboard paint and then let your creativeness flow.

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Colourful DIY Gifts

Here are some colourful DIYs that will be great for little handmade christmas presents!

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Add watercolour to mugs to make unique designs. Super glue and paint animals on top of mason jars. Use colourful rubber bands to hold together little books of photographs.

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Dip baubles in glass stain to get these colourful decorations. Melt crayons to create these colourful candles. Some more ways to decorate mugs!

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Spray Paint! The ends of bottles to make these colourful vases. Hot glue faux flowers onto a canvas and then spray paint them in a gradient of colour. Cover a jug or pot with plastic and then spray paint little bits like the lid or handle.

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Stick some colourful flowers to cardboard letters a gorgeous personalised gift. Make the cute little key rings the perfect little gift. Finally, use jars to hold ingredients for making cookies! Find some recipes: www.freebiefindingmom.com/25-mason-jar-recipes-holiday-gifts-in-a-jar/

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DIY: Christmas Decorations

Here are some festive ideas to get you into the mood of the season!

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Snow globes! One perfect for kids and the other for stylish christmas-ness. For the left, paint the lid of your jar, attach a wintery scene to the inside of the lid, fill the jar with faux snow or even water and glitter, attach the lid, give it a shake and voila! For the stemware globes attach the scene to a piece of card and fill the glass with faux snow, put them together and tip upside down and your done! Put a candle on the base of the glass for extra elegance.

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Baubles, even if you don’t have an actual tree to hang them on you can always find them a home. Hang them from the corner of picture frames or lights. Here are some DIYs use glue and string and a balloon to create hollow string ornaments. Cut up CDs and stick them to baubles to create fun reflective balls. Use a foam ball, sequins and pins to create bright coloured sequin balls.

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Here are some little alternatives to christmas trees this winter. If you’ve got enough, use books arranged in the shape of a tree, wrap with fairy lights and put something on top, you’ve got a festive and easy display. If you want something smaller use paper or pages in different sizes on a stick to create the little paper trees seen in picture two above. A little more effort for the third one, use green baubles and wire and arrange them to the shape of a tree. And finally, if your short of space a wall display is easy and reasonably quick to make.

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Left over wallpaper?

If you find yourself with left over bits of wallpaper or you’ve got a collection of samples, we’ve got a few things that you can do with them!

1) Use it to line your drawers! 

Stick the left over bits to the bottom, sides and outside of the drawers to add pattern and colour.

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2) Add a little colour to your stairs!

Use strips of the wallpaper on the rise of your stairs. Go for a colour theme, a mix match of wallpaper or one single design. You can even paint the tread to match the colour. It makes the staircase more fun and interesting!

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3) Put it in a frame!

Put your left over bits of wallpaper into different frames and hang them on your wall. Gives you the option of many patterns and colours in one space and will brighten up any room. Hang them in the saloon style with a mixture of frames and patterns to make it a fun and interesting wall filler.

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4) Liven up shelves and display cupboards!

Like the drawers, put the wallpaper behind shelves to make a bright new feature. Different colours and patterns make for fun storage in a kids room.

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5) Use it as wrapping paper! 

Make use of spare paper in this way rather than buying a whole roll of wrapping paper for one present!

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6) Use it to make book covers!

Whether you’re making the book from scratch or you just want to make a plain looking book look nicer, here what you can do!

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7) Make colourful pots! 

Add a cover of wallpaper to jars, cans and dated vases to make new fresh colourful pen pots, vases and candle holders.

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8) And all these little things! 

Put them on clipboards to make your office colourfully organised. Make a colourful fire screen. Or brighten up a tray!

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Left over fabric?

Recently been upholstering chairs and cushions or making clothes? Here’s what you can do with your left over scraps.

1) Bunting! 

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2) Vases and pots

Wrap around the outside or glue inside a jar!

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3) Wreaths!

Hang them on your door or as a wall decoration.

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4) Make a bag!

Whether it’s a small bag for holding jewellery or party favours or a laundry bag, this is a useful way of using your spare fabric.

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5) Ribbons! 

For wrapping presents or making a brooch.

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6) Faux Flowers!

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7) Spruce up your home office! 

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8) Napkins and placemats!

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9) Wrap around coat hangers!

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Left over paint?

Some fun up-cycling ideas to use your left over paint on.

1) Paint some jars!

Make yourself some fun bright jars and glass bottles to make vases, stationary pots and candle holders! You can also paint the outside of tins!

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2) Give your old furniture new life! 

Give your tables, chairs, drawers and shelves a new look. Also sandpaper off some bits of the newly painted furniture (when it’s dry) to give it a shabby chic, antique look!

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3) Simple, paint your own wall art!

Simple easy to make art that can spruce up any wall.

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4) Add some simple colour to your stairs!

Paint the rise of your stairs to give a burst of colour to the room.

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5) Photo frames!

Add a little colour to your photo frames, bring out colours in the image or just make the frame a piece of art itself.

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