10 Awesome DIY's of the Week!

It’s been another stellar week for DIY’s and today I’ve rounded up a selection of a few that stood out.  The talent out there continually inspires; in this post look out for cool things like outdoor lighting made from birthday party hats to pillowcases made from placemats (I’m looking at placemats in a whole new light after this).  Check them out – in our new super-fast slideshow format below!

  • Cafe String Lights 1 of 10
    Cafe String Lights
    This is a pretty clever idea using birthday party hats to make a set of cafe string lights.
  • Denim Flowers :: a DIY 2 of 10
    Denim Flowers :: a DIY
    Another clever use using old denim.
    From Between the Lines.
  • Hand-Stamped Gifts Tags with ImpressArt Metal Stamps 3 of 10
    Hand-Stamped Gifts Tags with ImpressArt Metal Stamps
    This is a unique idea from Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects using a metal stamp to create a nice gift wrap idea.
  • Veneer Lamp Shade 4 of 10
    Veneer Lamp Shade
    A modern idea to cosy up a corner. Randi from Swoon created this bright idea using veneer.
  • Decorate a Chair 5 of 10
    Decorate a Chair
    Pay homage to mid-century and this herringbone DIY idea for a chair.
    From (Via
  • DIY: Ikat Inspired Beach Bag 6 of 10
    DIY: Ikat Inspired Beach Bag
    Ana Maria of Anamu creates a fun bag perfect for the beach!
    Get the how-to here.
  • DIY Geometric Runner 7 of 10
    DIY Geometric Runner
    A fun idea using Ink Effects paint.
    From Hank & Hunt.
  • Placemat Pillows Tutorial 8 of 10
    Placemat Pillows Tutorial
    A super-clever idea using placements.
    From Sweet Verbeena.
  • Pallet Vertical Garden 9 of 10
    Pallet Vertical Garden
    A fun idea using two craft recycling ideas - pallets and old paint cans.
    From A Beautiful Mess.
  • Dog Bowl Woodburning Project 10 of 10
    Dog Bowl Woodburning Project
    A cute idea for a doggie bowl. Woodburning and typography mixed into one!
    From A Beautiful Mess.

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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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