D.I.Y DECO DIVA

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  • 1 November 2016

 

Spruce up your condo thanks to our crafty 'Do-It-Yourself' ideas. No reason your frequent wardrobe upgrades shouldn't be accompanied by a fashionable home improvement project. Hit refresh without burning a hole in your pocket in four easy peasy steps. Think D.I.Y rug, chandelier, wall-art... Seriously.

 

HOW TO MAKE CORK PLANTER FRIDGE MAGNETS

Upcycle what you would otherwise discard. Get your green on!

 

What You Need:
Magnet, cork, oil, sapling, mud, glue gun, pairing knife and a screw driver. 

 

How To Do-It-Yourself
Collect all the corks you have amassed over night-in 'sessions' with friends. Take your handy pocket knife and use it to carve out a hole in the cork. Go halfway down the cork. Use the glue gun to snap magnets on it. Fill them up with soil and fresh saplings. And there you go, it's ready!


*Courtesy Upcycle That

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE FAUX ZEBRA RUG

Faux fur to faux rug! Yes, this too is possible ;) Add instant glam in the faux zebra rug without it burning a hole in your pocket. 

 

What You Need

2 meters of Kraft paper, scissors, 2 meters of upholstery with vinyl, 2 Krylon gold leaf pens

 

How To Do-It-Yourself

Sketch out the outline of the zebra rug on Kraft paper. Flip it over and use the other side to make the shape of the rug. Start drawing the outline of your zebra stripes across the rug to be filled in later. Fill out the rug with the stripes in and it's ready!

 

 

*Courtesy The Vintage Rug Shop

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE PAPER CAPIZ SHELL CHANDELIER

Work a grand centrepiece like a total rockstar in the shape of a stunning chandelier! It costs not even close to the real deal and at a fraction of the cost your space will look A-grade. Can't hardly wait?

 

 

What You Need

Hanging planter basket, white spray paint, ribbons, scissors, 1-2 rolls of wax paper, 2 big pieces of parchment paper, iron, hot glue gun, circle cutter

 

How To Do-It-Yourself

First and foremost, spray paint your basket and let it dry. Start by making the capiz shells by laying out two pieces of parchment paper on your ironing board or on a clean dish towel on the floor or table.
Cut three pieces of wax paper about the same in length and sandwich all of them together to give the wax paper a smooth finish. Iron the paper sandwich and remove the layered wax paper from between the parchment.
Attach ribbon strips to your planters basket and stick your capiz shells close together. Repeat till it looks well stocked! There you go...

 

*Courtesy Design Sponge

 

HOW TO MAKE THUMBSTACK ART

Always make enough room for art. Even more so when you are making one for yourself! Learn how to monogram with thumbstacks which look so posh we want to make an alphabet for every room. For starters, lend elegant craftiness to this ampersand Art. Call in your friends to show off how a 'condo spruce up' should to be done..

 

What You Need

12 by 12 canvas, Box of 700 gold thumbstacks 

 

How To Do-It-Yourself

 

All you need to do is to outline the shape you want to thumbstack. In this case, it's the very fashionable 'ampersand'. Work in rows to keep the symmetry intact. And just like that, you've filled your canvas with art!

 

*Courtesy Live Love DIY

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