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DIY: Decorate Your Bedroom

May 08, 2013

Your bedroom is a sanctuary and you want to make it cozy and stamp it with your personality! But there's no need to spend the big bucks to make your space your own. There are lots of personal touches and simple DIY projects that you can easily make using household items, glue and your imagination. From a few well-placed knick knacks to pretty scented candles to homemade artwork, it's time to get crafty

DIY Button Art 

Moose button artMoose button artCourtesy of www.thedailytelecraft.com

There's no need to buy expensive art work or prints from the shop. All you need is a wooden frame, a glue gun and buttons to make your own work of art

For this project you will need:

  • A frame 
  • Cardstock or stiff paper
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Assorted buttons
  • A ruler
  • A pencil and eraser 

Instructions:

1. Cut a stiff piece of paper or cardstock to fit your frame. 

2. Use the pencil to sketch an outline of whatever you'd like - it can be a cat, block letters, a heart or anything else you'd like. 

3. Warm up your glue gun and once you're finished the sketch, use the glue gun and buttons to glue all the buttons to fit the shape you drew. Think of it as coloring in your sketch with buttons! Use all different sizes, colors and styles - the quirkier the better! 

Butterfly button artButterfly button artMoose button art

Make Your Own Bunting or Garland

Bedroom bunting is super easy to make and will brighten up your bedroom!Bedroom bunting is super easy to make and will brighten up your bedroom!Courtesy of www.seedsandstitches.blogspot.com

The quickest way to change a room is to add a punch of color. It will add coziness to your space and is a bright and cheery accent that will put a smile on your face. It's festive, colorful and super easy to make - what more could you want? 

For this project you will need:

  • Stiff cardstock to draw the template on 
  • Scraps of fabric in any color or pattern 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue gun
  • Thick grosgrain ribbon

Instructions: 

First draw a template on the paper for the triangles. Keep in mind you will need about 30 triangles for 5 metres of bunting/garland. Make the triangles as big or small as you like. Using the cardstock template cut out as many triangles as you can. Warm up the glue gun and glue each triangle to the ribbon at equal distance. Add any embellishment you like - try little pom poms or even a bit of glitter if you like! Mismatched fabrics look best so don't worry about clashing. Hang them up and enjoy!

Cut out letter to spell out your name to personalize your buntingCut out letter to spell out your name to personalize your buntingCourtesy of www.buttonbag.co.uk

DIY Fabric Cork Board

This DIY fabric cork board will spruce up your room!This DIY fabric cork board will spruce up your room!Courtesy of www.northcarolinacharm.blogspot.com

This DIY fabric cork boardwill instantly perk up your room! Put it over your desk or anywhere on your wall to post concert tickets, favorite photos and notes on it. All you need to do is pick out your favorite fabric - from florals to stripes to cute retro prints - anything goes!

For this project you will need:  

  • An inexpensive cork board
  • Fabric - it needs to be large enough to wrap around and leaves a few inches around the edges
  • Staple gun 
  • Silver thumb tacks 

Instructions:

Cover your cork board with fabric, not forgetting to leave several inches or enough fabric to wrap around the back to cover the corners. Take your silver tacks (they can be gold or any color you like) and start pushing them around the border. Once all the tacks are in flip the board over and simply use a staple gun to staple down the fabric on the other side. Hang it up and voila - a pretty cork board to hang your favorite things on!

Push in tacks all around the border of the frame.Push in tacks all around the border of the frame.Courtesy of www.northcarolinacharm.blogspot.com

Use a staple gun to secure the fabric at the back of the cork boardUse a staple gun to secure the fabric at the back of the cork boardCourtesy of www.northcarolinacharm.blogspot.comesy of

Have your say:

What are your favorite DIY or craft projects? Share your tips in the comments below!

 

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  • Yeah, I redecorate my room all the time.
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My parents have always been aggressive and abusive and I only just noticed it a couple months ago. Over time they've gotten worse (specifically my mother). Whenever she gets mad she'll yell at us and if she gets mad enough she'll hit and push us around. Whoever we get into arguments it's always one- sided and she always wins, even if she knows she is wrong. An argument we had not to long ago was about me not taking care of myself. She looked at my hair and started to touch it and told me "Your hair isn't soft why is it so dry, it's probably because you aren't taking care of your hair." Then she goes on to tell me that she's going to cut it and all of this other stuff when she knows I'm conscious about me looking like a boy ( Used to get called a boy for having short hair). As the argument goes on, I start to tell her things that she knows she is wrong about. She proceeds to yell at me then grabs me by the face and say "If you don't lower your tone and listen to what I'm saying I'm going to knock you in the head." Then she goes on to tell me she remembers nothing I was saying and that it's a lie. She also hit me when I didn't clean the laundry room correctly and whenever she gets fed up. I'm constantly having to watch what I say and do, because I'm scared that I'm going to end up hurt. She also likes to degrade me and tell how bad I'm doing. She's said plenty of thing like when I didn't have my bed covers tucked in she yelled at me and hit me and I said "Do you expect me to just stand here and take this", and she replied saying "That's what you are supposed to do you are the child and I am the adult, you take whatever I do until I'm done." Another time is when I had my band concert and I had to pick out the right attire. When we went shopping to get the clothing I chose slacks when she liked a skirt better, we went on to fight in the store and she bought the slacks. When we got home she said to me that real girls wear skirts and dresses and boys wear slacks and pants. This hurt me because she knows I have a past with people telling me I look like a boy etc. Another time I started to sleep on the floor, because I was practicing a minimalist life. When I left my pillows on the floor she found it and questioned me on why they were there. I told her it fell of my bed when really I left it there. Later when I told my dad, he told her and she got mad because I was getting cat hair on my pillows. She then proceeded to ask why I lied and I told her sometimes lying is better then the truth (I knew she would get mad that I was sleeping on the floor so I lied) then she told me that I was never going to have a relationship, a job, or friends ( This hurt me because I don't have friends now). She's also said that I don't take care of my body because I ate two sweets in one day which lead her to banning me from Doritos and now I have to ask to get chips and any other snack. She's told me I don't take care of my teeth because I have yellow spots from using whitening toothpaste with braces on. She's told me I don't take care of my hair so I can't wash it or do any hair style or then a bun. She had lead me to starving myself (Unless she makes me eat) and cutting myself. I've just stopped caring, because what ever I do is always wrong. I never get a choice in my activities, she controls my life in fact she me just in a different body. But what is even worse is that she's turning my dad into her. Now I have a scheduled time to eat breakfast and lunch, and to go onto my electronics. I feel like I'm in a prison with my parents constantly watching over me, in fact yesterday when I was pouring my milk my mom got out a measuring cup and poured my milk into the measuring cup and said "Why isn't this a full cup" and I replied saying "Because I don't measure my milk." Then she got angry at me. There's so much I could say about her, but I'll stop. Anyways my father is always sarcastic and he doesn't realize how much it hurts me. Today I was cleaning out my bag for next school year and my dad came in and said, "Wow, you aren't even dress yet and I had to come up here to tell you how sad." Just little things like that hurt me. My little sister got mad at me last week for sitting in a certain area and she said " Why are you sitting there," and I didn't reply because I didn't want to speak to her and she then said, "Probably because you are too stupid to answer." I wanted to break down crying then and there, but I kept it in. I've limited my talking to her, because all she does is break me down. Like when there was a Proactive commercial and she said, "Ha, you need that." That hurt me because just the other my mom was telling me how I don't take care of my face and that's why I have acne. My older sister and I barely talk, because whenever I try to talk to her she's mad for what ever reason and when my parents were talking about hitting my sister she was in the corner laughing. My cat Preston is very young and I got hi,abo a year ago. I get very sad and often cry, because I've seen him turn out scared and aggressive just like me because he's been through what I have. One time he pooped in a clothes basket (It's right next to his litter box) my mom grabbed him by the neck and hit him while she smothered his face in his poop, all while yelling at him. I was going to call the Animal Protective Services, but I got too scared and I realized how lonely I would be. Please help me I'm not sure what to do anymore. Also sorry for the very long post!
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Error101
Error101 posted in Family Issues:
Dear Kkmr324, I hope you get to feeling better as time goes on.  It does get better but like you said you can't actually get over it.  Losing someone to cancer is awful and I have never lost a friend and I hope I never will and I am so sorry that you did, but I have lost family to cancer and it is horrible.  I hope your okay. :(
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Tennis123
why are you allowing that to control your happiness? why can't you have true happiness instead of chasing some dream for momentary satisfaction? You're 12. This is when your core beliefs, values, and outlooks on life start. Don't mess it up choosing to be sad over something like that.
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