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DIY decor: 13 easy and trendy home hacks

Sometimes, the home decor we love in stores is just a little out of our price range. Here are some smart home hacks that even kids can help with.

DIY decor: 13 easy and trendy home hacks

DIY home hacks

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Love pricey pieces from trendy home and decor shops but not able to stretch the family budget right now? Try one of these easy DIY hacks. 

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Wire basket pendant

Scour local flea markets and thrift shops for a wire basket of your liking. Remember, it doesn't have to be in perfect condition—rustic charm is in. 

Get the instructions here: Under the Sycamore

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Chalkboard spice jars

Before you throw your baby food jars in the recycling bin, try this adorable overhaul. It's quick, easy and makes a cute gift. Chalkboard labels eliminate the commitment of a sticker, meaning a spice jar today could be a Barbie shoe container tomorrow. 

Get the instructions here: Sarah Hearts

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Paper lantern

Hang on to those paper muffin liners from birthday parties and bake sales because this is one DIY project the whole family can get in on. Wouldn't this look adorable in a nursery or playroom? Try using coloured liners to match your style and decor.

Get the instructions here: Design Sponge

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Ring dish

Squee! We're in love with these dear little dishes. Perfect for grownup stuff and also for a precious princess' costume jewellery collection or mad scientists' teensy-but-important odds and ends. Purchase whatever kind of animal you like from the dollar store and have fun choosing paint colours. 

Get the instructions here: Doe a Deery

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Embellished curtains

These whimsical drapes add just the right dash of colour to any room. This easy DIY version means you can pick your perfect hue, too.

Get the instructions here: Makely School for Girls

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Seashell necklace

Have a jar of keepsake shells from your last vacation? Upcycle a few into a cute necklace or bracelet. Kids will love selecting their shells and picking paint colours. It's a great way to commemorate a family getaway. 

Get the instructions here: The Quiet Lion

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Pom pom pens

Here's a great back-to-school or rainy day craft. For little ones, learning to write has never been so fun! Gather all of the supplies at the dollar store. 

Get the instructions here: The Casual Craftlete

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Floor poufs

Modeled after trendy geometric poufs available in stores, these DIY pillows are perfect for the living room, play room or bedroom. They're a fraction of the cost, too. If you know the basics of sewing, you can hack these. Kids can help choose the fabric and add the stuffing. 

Get the instructions here: Brittany Makes

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Mercury glass vase

Spruce up old vases you have around the house or poke around at thrift shops and yard sales. The magic potion to create these pretty statement pieces is simply vinegar and metallic spray paint.

Get the instructions here: Interiors by Kenz

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Chalkboard planter

Kids love gardening. Here's a great way to get them involved in more than just mucking in soil. All you need is some terracotta planters and chalkboard paint to make your own. 

Get the instructions here: Make Bake & Love

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Paint drip mason jar

Give your home a splash of colour with these colourful jars. They're a fun project to do with the kids and can be used in so many ways.

Get the instructions here: Mason Jar Crafts Love

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Shower curtain

Taking a cue from the current nautical theme in home decor, this DIY shower curtain hack is simply made by sewing strips of alternating coloured cotton together. Try splitting it in half for gender-neutral window coverings.

Get the instructions here: Cola Cola

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Spring blooms

Breath new life into your home with these on-trend blossoms. All you need is a styrofoam ball, Q-tips, food colouring and a few fake flower stems. Dads take note: these are a great craft for kids and would make a swell Mother's Day gift. 

Get the instructions here: Homemade Ginger

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