I’ve had a lifelong obsession with hardware stores. I’m not sure what it is, but I can get lost for hours wandering the aisles of neatly arranged paint cans, bins of nuts and bolts and reels of rope and chain. The hardware store is actually one of my favorite places to get inspired for my DIY adventures, too! The supplies are often affordable and so versatile, making them perfect for everything from building your own furniture to crafting up beautiful jewelry. To get inspired, click through for 10 hardware store DIY ideas all made primarily with inexpensive and readily available supplies from your local hardware store!
10 Hardware Store DIY Ideas 1 of 11
Click through for 10 creative ideas made from basic hardware store supplies!
DIY Garment Rack 2 of 11
Industrial Candlestick Holder 3 of 11
A really easy project that looks fabulous paired with long taper candlesticks, I really love these simple-t0-make candlesticks crafted from hex bushings and tin foil.
Get the how-to at Blog a la Cart | Photo by Ashley Weeks Cart
Paint Stick Table Runner 4 of 11
A really cool idea made using paint sticks from the hardware store, this herringbone patterned table runner is inexpensive and as easy as a bit of paint and glue.
Get the how-to at Ruffled
Crochet Jar Cozies 5 of 11
I'm rather partial to this gorgeous bohemian look; I love these crocheted jar cozies, perfect for dressing up a jar to use as a candle holder. Can you believe it's made using neon string from the hardware store? Love!
Get the how-to at Mon Makes Things
Neon Tassel Necklace 6 of 11
Another amazingly creative idea using neon string from the hardware store, I love these cool tassel necklaces in neon shades of electric yellow, pink and orange.
Get the how-to at The Sweetest Occasion
Industrial Coffee Table 7 of 11
I adore this clever use of plumbing supplies to create a cool industrial coffee table. Made with cedar planks, flanges and galvanized pipe, I want a similar table in my own home!
Get the how-to at The Locker
Hardware Store Bracelets 8 of 11
This bracelet looks right on trend with the more expensive versions I see in stores right now. However, it's made inexpensively with hardware stores finds like rope and brass compression sleeves.
Get the how-to at Thanks, I Made It
Chunky Chain Necklace 9 of 11
Another really chic piece of statement jewelry, this chain link necklace is actually made with vinyl tubing and paint from the hardware store.
Get the how-to at Creme de la Craft
Sheet Metal Light Fixture 10 of 11
I always love seeing new ways to put punched sheet metal to use in crafty ways. This light fixture is a hit with me! I love the modern look.
Get the how-to at Cleverly Inspired
Industrial Orbit Chandelier 11 of 11
Isn't this industrial orbit chandelier completely cool? It'd be amazing in an entryway or kitchen. Make one with aluminum strips and rivets from the hardware store.
Get the how-to at House of Earnest
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