If you're someone creative who enjoys getting stuck in, then why not take that to the next level?
Living a DIY lifestyle can not only be a whole bunch of fun, but it can also end up saving you a lot of money in the future.
Here are some cool ideas to get you started.
We all know the importance of lighting within our home.
It sets the whole mood throughout the room, but no one said it has to be just an ordinary bulb. Why not make your own chandelier or light shade? There are so many clever ways of doing this, that it won't even cost you a thing, but it'll look a million dollars!
Plastic spoons, clothes hangers and even paper cupcake holders! It sounds ridiculous but the look that it can create against the light is incredible.
This is an obvious one. If you lack something within your environment, it could be art!
Get your paints out and see what you create on a blank canvas, it doesn't have to look like something; it could just be a bunch of pretty colors. But enjoy the process of letting go and being free. Who knows what you may end up with.
You may even find your new career path...
Making your own clothes can be a fantastic way to save money and look unique.
You will never have to go through a 'who wore it better' situation ever again! Get some designs on the go, and once you have a general idea of what you want, get looking at wholesale fabric. There are so many different colors and materials to choose from; you'll be able to create absolutely any look you want.
And the best part about doing this? When someone asks you where you got that skirt or top from, you get to tell them you made it yourself.
If you plan on making your own furniture, the best material to use is wood.
You can cut it, saw it, shape it and smooth it without having to be an expert. Not only that but wood is so diverse, the possibilities of what you can make are endless.
Just make sure you treat your wood (if it isn't already treated.) This will extend its lifespan and keep it looking healthy.
It's so easy to make your own jewellery nowadays because you can find everything you need online within a click of a button.
With many different materials out there, like various metals, rope and even stones, you can come up with anything, to suit anyone. Plus if there's an important birthday coming up, it'll make a wonderful personal gift, which only they will own in the whole world. That's pretty damn cool.
Whatever you plan to do, go into it with an open mind. You may not succeed how you thought you would the first time, but you'll get better with practice. So get your hands dirty, and create something beautiful.
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