Dazzling DIY Creations Made From Everyday ItemsBy Hailey B.
All of us have a crafty pal who comes up with fabulous creations. Some specialize in textiles or woodworking. Others prefer jewelry making and painting. Recycling, upcycling, and DIY crafts are all ways to get creative. You may think you have no skills to g the job done, but the internet is changing all that. Online, there are crafty folks posting their instructions for all of us to emulate. Some projects are pretty amazing. And they are not all that hard to do. Don’t believe us? Today we will share a few with you. Shopping is exhilarating, but there’s nothing like doing it yourself. It’s time to learn from the creative: Check out the DIY projects that took our breath away, next.
Wedding Purses Can Be Elegant Pillows
This is an easy DIY pillow made from a vintage wedding purse. It ended up discarded and ruined in the rain after 27 years of storage. How sad! In honor of her mother’s 27th wedding anniversary, the bride’s daughter made a beautiful keepsake with the purse.
As you can see, the purse has been given a new lease on life. But more importantly, the beautiful story behind this pillow provides a special connection between mom and the item. Its sentimental nature fills our hearts with warm feelings, too.
Backgammon Meets Nature
Here, beech wood was turned into a backgammon board. Pressed fern and lilac leaf sections were inlaid with resin. Having been restored from an 80s vintage item, it shows some of its wear and tear. But that’s part of the charm!
For the counter pieces, you can choose from factory-made wooden counters or hand-sliced birch branch slices. but if you want the easy way, you can buy it on Etsy. This set is beautiful, and you can even display it as art. It is perfect for nature lovers and gamers alike.
Padded Hearts, Stunning Quilt
This quilt features more than 1000 individually sewn fabric hearts. It took talent! The masterpiece was created over three months by a crafter using different fabrics. Along with top sewing skills, it required a lot of effort and time to complete the project.
The heart-shaped center is our favorite part. But we definitely admire the shading on each tiny heart, which blends seamlessly into the next. The work of the quilter has paid off, in our opinion. It’s incredible to see what they have achieved.
Deer-Friendly Hairpins From Antlers
Antlers can be carved into a variety of items without killing the animal. Yes, it’s true! Deer shed their antlers during the fall and winter. It’s natural and doesn’t harm the animal. This carver skillfully carved hairpins out of the material.
The top left carving also has an amber stone. It would make a lovely gift, as would the other pieces. We love the idea of repurposing something that would otherwise end up in the garbage. This is so much better!
The Necklace of Light
No, you’re not imagining things: This necklace emits a magical glow. Secretly, that comes from hidden reflective particles. Metals, resin, and glow pigments are absorbing light and release it. This creates a lighting effect. Glow necklaces look incredible at night, and are great conversation pieces.
If you’re thinking about buying this glowing jewelry, you can find it on Etsy. With accessories like this, you don’t need a torch anymore. With accessories like this, you’ll be the talk of the evening. Everyone in the room will notice.
A Seriously Stunning Bouquet
This is one seriously stunning floral bouquet! It is not only huge, but the colors are gorgeous and unique. No matter what the occasion is, reds and pinks are the perfect colors to complement each other and make a statement.
It’s not your usual twelve roses. We are a bit jealous of the lucky recipient of this bouquet. We bet you are, too. Just imagine what it would feel like if you had this miniature garden delivered to your door.
Leather Belt Books and Bags
The creator of these two leather pieces spared no time or effort. He crafted them in a manner that shows the spirit of The Lord of The Rings. The briefcase and book cover look like the Tree of Gondor. We love the details, such as the buckles and notches.
We think it would make a great gift to give to someone who loves fantasy books. We can imagine fans beating down the creator’s door to get an order. These stand out from the crowd. How could they not, with all that work?
We Love Crochet House Plants
These crocheted house plants look so real, it would be easy to think they were alive. When we first saw this picture, we did a double-take. If you are interested in a clever substitute for a real plant, this is it.
Not everyone has a green thumb. Don’t be afraid anymore: Knitted plants of this type are a wonderful alternative for those who cannot keep plants alive. There is definitely a market for these beauties. If you’re interested, Etsy currently sells them.
Arr, It’s a Pirate Ship Bed
Here’s an example of a bed that was previously painted with a race car theme. Now, you wouldn’t know. From the jolly roger flag that sails above the head of the bed to the canon holes that line the bed’s side to the tiny ladder, there is no doubt that the creators thought of everything in detail.
It’s amazing how creative some people are. The owner of this masterpiece is a very lucky kid. The fairy lights strung down the sides make for lovely nightlights. Is it wrong to want this bed for ourselves? Looking for a friend, not us. We promise.
Flower Crown Doggo Portrait
This watercolor portrait of a black dog is really beautiful. Amazingly, it was painted with simple supplies. We think that it is stunning. The black dog really complements the bright flowers in the picture. The colors are gorgeous and accent each other beautifully.
There is a trend right now to wear flower crowns, and we are totally into it. Dogs look good, but cats would, too. Who wouldn’t want to hang this painting on their wall? We only wish we looked as chic as this good boy does.
Carve Stumps Into Animals
This impressive eagle has been carved from a white oak stump by an expert artist. It does not fit in a house. But as yo can see, he certainly has a home in nature. It has a brown feathers and a beige face.
As you look at the intricate feather patterns, you see that it must have taken a very long time to create. It reminds us of a scarecrow. In fact, we think that the bird is so big and eyes that are so glaring that it might actually scare pests off.
The Easy Illustrated Nursery
Preparing your baby’s nursery is one of the perks of motherhood. This mom decided to use the lockdown to make a masterpiece. We see sweet, hand-painted scenery made from her favorite childhood comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. Remember that one?
The toon was first created in 1985. Even though it has been 30 years, there are certain classics that never get old. Some of the wall actually looks 3D and we love the bright look. We know her newborn baby will love this piece of art. too.
Try a Handmade Gown With Layered Colors
This beautiful, poofy gown was sewn with three different colors. It took a lot of time and effort! It is turquoise on top, followed by a lighter blue, light purple, dark purple, and finally, a pinkish purple on the bottom.
There is also a turquoise ribbon tied at the back of the dress. It reminds us of the princess dresses seen in Disney movies. It’s not a dress for everyone, perhaps. Some people might love it, and others would hate it. But from a DIY point of view, it is an absolute standout.
This Hand Painted Helmet is Exquisite
It is stunning how an artist hand-painted this helmet. All those lush spring and summer flowers make it an absolutely stunning piece of art. Though we are unable to identify all the flowers, we love the daffodils, foxgloves, daisies, and butterflies.
The lucky rider will draw quite a bit of attention when he wears this helmet. It is unclear what kind of paint the original poster was made of, but we hope that it is one that can withstand the elements. We hope that these beautiful flowers will last for a long time to come.
The Amazing Pin Lamp
The internet keeps showing us gems. In today’s world, almost any DIY is possible. A Reddit user certainly used his imagination to come up with something original and very useful. How did this fellow come up with such a clever idea?
The giant safety pin is made of aluminum. 3D-printed parts are part of the lamp, too. It turns on when the pin is closed and goes out when the pin is opened. It looks like a safety pin when it is first seen. We know the truth!
Buzz, It’s a Beekeeper Necklace
This necklace is sweet like honey. That’s because real honeycomb pieces have been preserved in resin with the permission of beekeepers. The task of making this piece look as clean and shiny as it does isn’t easy. In that sense, it’s a wonder.
As you might imagine, the fragile honeycomb had to be dried carefully. The final product was worth the effort. It is a beautiful work of art. That pendant lets the light shine through it. The honeycomb almost appears to glow.
Fake Security Camera Birdhouse
It’s obvious that this creator has excellent mathematical ability. He had to calculate, cut, and drill all the parts of this birdhouse. His skills as a handyman are evident, as well. The piece was constructed with scrap plywood, a wooden rod, a drill with a hole saw, a jigsaw, sanding paper, nails, and glue.
Last but not least, he painted it white and attached it to the tree. Although the security camera doesn’t look real, we like to imagine it’s the birds that watch out for strange visitors. Maybe they are acting as security guards. Ultimately, this idea is really creative.
Twisted Shelves That Float
This wall decor wooden shelf was made using bent lamentation veneer. The shelves were made by circular saws and routers to create perfectly round, white, round, and circular structures and arranged in a distinct pattern. Isn’t it stunning in the living room?
We love all the details. There is a brown veneer behind the shelves, which gives the room an incredibly rich look. Plants and small ornaments adorn the shelves, giving it an extremely warm feel. We’d love to have one of these ourselves.
DIY Lace Wedding Dress
There is nothing more impressive than a DIY wedding gown. This lacy wonder was designed with attention to detail. It features intricate lacing that wraps from shoulders to floor. There is matching sheer lace sleeve coverage that goes all the way to the bottom.
We hope that the bride felt beautiful on her special day. It is truly impressive how much time and effort went into this special one-of-a-kind wedding dress. The talented seamstress who made it should start a business. There would be a line out the door!
Painted Triceratops Trinket
Triceratop herbivores once roamed North America 68 million years ago and lived in what is now North America today. The crafter is evidently a dinosaur enthusiast. These porcelain figurines have been handcrafted from clay or china and then painted white.
The blue flowers and leaves are impressive. We think they would make beautiful decorations for your home. Despite the fact that this dinosaur doesn’t exactly look the way it really did, we might consider it a quirky representation of what the real dinosaur was like.
DIY Leather Ankle Boots
Tan leather ankle boots can be worn for any occasion. But not every style is equal. This pair was created by a gifted shoe designer and made by hand. Their design and craftsmanship skills have been applied with exceptional results.
We are impressed with the amount of detail here: The fine stitching and the lace-up design make these boots something you won’t want to put away any time soon. They look expensive and store-bought, but the real story is better. Totally bespoke!
Quickie Victorian Pendants
These pendants are definitely eye-catching. Looking at them, you see they were made from resin, wildflowers, and leaves. These elements give them an old-fashioned Victorian appearance. This style will appeal to both nature lovers and vintage fans for different reasons.
There is something special about the slightly sparkly look. Balanced against the floral petals, it’s a striking contrast. The original artist managed to do something special and unique. We wish we had this skill and eye for design. We just love DIY!
Don’t Cut Into This Amazing Cake
A cake like this is a sight to behold. It’s absolutely awesome and colorful. We love the adorable and homey house that’s painted on the icing from Disney’s ‘Up.’ However, the giant bunch of balloons made from fondant icing really steal the show.
A cake as good as this would be a shame to destroy. If this baker was able to create a cake so perfect, she would definitely be a contender for The Great American Baking Show or even The Great British Bake Off. Would you eat it?
Two Impressive Portraits
The first painting here depicts Medusa, the Greek goddess Athena’s punishment for Medusa from Greek mythology. The painting is an amazing piece of art that you cannot stop looking at. It was created using a gold, silver, and black acrylic pour.
There is also another painting: A portrait of a nun who is wearing a veil. This was also painted from an acrylic pour. He used purple, turquoise, light blue, and white colors, showcasing a beautiful variation and a more modern feel. Acrylics should look like this all the time.
This Bear Is Beautiful
This is an amazing piece. That bear’s face and expression are so expressive. It’s adorable! Was this a newbie artist? It seems they have a natural talent. We wonder what stunning pieces they will be creating in a couple of years.
A piece like this must have taken the artist a lot of time to create. All these welds must have taken a lot of care to be placed in order to create this design. Is the original poster available for commission? They could make a fortune if they do.
Photo Realistic Pet Portrait
The painting looks totally real. Maybe we don’t need to see the dog in real life because it seems like we’re looking at it now! This is an extremely clever and incredibly lifelike painting. It was created using only pastels and pan-pastels.
The creator of this work clearly took a lot of time and made the effort. It seems like they have done a few portraits of human beings. We would love to be the subject of the next design. We wish we knew someone with these skills!
Van Gogh’s Style Isn’t Easy
In the next painting, we can see a painting of a giant stormy wave created by a young artist. Her technique is similar to Van Gogh’s Starry Night. She used thick brushstrokes and the famous swirl shapes of his style.
As the white, black, and blue blend together, the dominant color becomes blue, almost transforming the painting into a monochrome blue painting. The ship that is sailing in the middle of the ocean seems drastically small in comparison to the wave’s enormity.
Garden Mushroom Mug
This is a handmade mug that has been named Grumples by its owner. The original poster jokingly said Grumples was the first of his kind. If you’re wondering what happens when you take off the mushroom cap from this mug, you can try it out.
Next time we are around, we surely will. But we notice something. The grumpy expression on mug’s face is adorable, but sad. There should be a Mrs. Grumples to keep him company rather than just ‘Grumples’. Wouldn’t that be a sweet picture?
Custom Bumper Stickers Are Amusing
Like to decorate your car? Many people do. In order to challenge stereotypes, this artist creates bumper stickers that challenge those narratives. In this bumper sticker, he writes, “I like my women like I like my coffee…strong, valued, and respected at work”.
He sold the bumper stickers at music festivals. Really, you can make your very own. Most people will laugh at these catchy sayings. And a custom bumper sticker will allow you to be considered for your opinion regardless of where you are driving.
Cool Space Hat
This is a boy who loves knitwear, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and the Cosmos. His crafty mom was inspired to create a hat made of yarn that glows under blacklight. She created the technique for dyeing the yarn. It’s got it all. No wonder he really loves it.
Using a pattern for a sock head hat, this wearable art uses black to represent the sky in space. It has small bursts of color scattered on the hat to represent planets, moons, and stars. It is totally fashionable, too.