There are many interesting and inexpensive decorations that can be made with the DIY (do-it-yourself) method. A number of projects involve nothing but plain paper, such a lamp shades, decorative garlands, or a magazine collage. Mason jar lanterns or a hula hoop chandelier are two ways to create atmospheric lighting. Macrame technique can be be used to create drink coasters, plant hangers, and other items. Pretty much any material can be used for a project: string, wire, even old tin cans or burnt-out light bulbs. Handmade containers for plants can be crafted out of unused cups and mugs or an old toolbox. DIY home decor isn’t complicated, it just requires enthusiasm and inspiration.
- DIY projects aren’t just cheaper than hiring a design pro. They infuse an interior with unique character.
- One idea, use paper of differing widths, colors and textures to make garlands, lampshades and flowers.
- A lampshade can be made using an origami technique. Conversely, it can be very attractive to poke holes for light display in a harder more cardboard-like paper.
“Plenty of DIY projects can be made of plain paper. This cheap material is quite versatile and therefore highly popular amongst handicraft lovers. Paper can be used for practically anything – from painting to sculpting.”