By Amy ValmMay 21, 2015
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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