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10 Awesome DIY's of the Week

Summer’s a great time to make things; and with all those amazing project ideas out there it’s time to take advantage of the dry weather and start making (outside if need be)! There’s so much to be inspired by as of late too —like turning old beach towels into a beach blanket, watercolor pillows, shelves made with a pair of leather belts or even a dining room table; inspiration for the taking.  Click below to get the links to 10 awesome DIY’s I’ve come across this week:

 

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  • Recycled Leather + Wood Shelf 1 of 10
    Recycled Leather + Wood Shelf
    A perfect weekend project using recycled belts and wood.
    Get the how-to from Design Sponge.
  • DIY Travel Notebook 2 of 10
    DIY Travel Notebook
    DIY travel notebook with pocket, created with the Rifle Paper Co journals from Chronicle Books.
    Get the how-to from Simple as That Blog.
  • Paint By Numbers Pillow 3 of 10
    Paint By Numbers Pillow
    A fun project using the beloved paint by number technique.
    Get the how-to from A Beautiful Mess.
  • Dining Table in 1-2-3 4 of 10
    Dining Table in 1-2-3
    A dining table made using a few wooden planks and table legs from IKEA.
    Get the how-to from Stylizimo.
  • Make a Cheerful Playmat 5 of 10
    Make a Cheerful Playmat
    With some bright fabrics create this cheerful playmat in a few easy steps.
    Get the how-to from Purl Bee.
  • Beach Blanket Bingo 6 of 10
    Beach Blanket Bingo
    A brilliant way to use up old towels to make a fun beach blanket!
    Get the how-to from My Material Life.
  • A Stylish Lunch Bag 7 of 10
    A Stylish Lunch Bag
    Make a new lunch bag for fall with this stylish canvas idea.
    Get the how-to from Camille Styles.
  • DIY: Ribbon Loom Flowers Gift Topper + Broach 8 of 10
    DIY: Ribbon Loom Flowers Gift Topper + Broach
    A beautiful hand loomed flower can top gifts and become a brooch too! (by Denise Sharp of Studio d.Sharp)
    Get the how-to at Poppytalk.
  • A Drawstring Bag 9 of 10
    A Drawstring Bag
    With some nice checkered or gingham fabric, these adorable little drawstring bags are great for laundry, shoe totes or even lunch bags. From the Purl Bee.
    Get the how-to from Martha Stewart.
  • Make Arrows 10 of 10
    Make Arrows
    Make your own arrows for some fun boys room decor. From Danielle Thompson.
    Get the how-to from http://modernkiddo.com.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!

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