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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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totori

totori wrote:

Too lazy...
commented: Fri Sep 12, 2014

deepakpandiar

deepakpandiar wrote:

one more vote from me
commented: Wed Sep 03, 2014

kkrox59

kkrox59 wrote:

Same as supernatural black cat
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Awesomeme234
Awesomeme234 posted in Style:
I think you should be you wether or not your tomboy or girlie your being you. You have your own style and don't let nobody change that because THEY don't like it it only matters if YOU like it
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MissD
MissD posted in Style:
This is such an interesting question.. I'll tell you why I think so. I am BOTH the biggest tomboy ever and the girliest girl. I think being either or BOTH is more in YOUR mind than in anything else - it's an internal feeling. Femininity is so personal. I always, always, always have my nails done. BUT they are Gel so they never chip and when I am climbing up mountains or pulling on my wetsuit to things that I find typically damaging to your nails - they stay perfect. So I am doing these rather "tomboyish" activities but my nails are awesome :P I wear a lot of dresses but that doesn't deter me from any activity, the key is shorts underneath. I don't wear make up, not usually but I do love lip gloss. One think I guess I think is important though, feel it. Remind yourself how awesome and unique you are, no matter what you wear - hold your head high and remind yourself you are a QUEEN. Not a princess, lame. BUT a queen! Good Luck, and I love all the practical tips everyone provided. Great job you guys! 
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Moxie_Girls
Moxie_Girls posted in Style:
Is it a movie?
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blakbutterfly
blakbutterfly posted in Style:
I'll say some stuff that 'girly-girls' do, and the stuff in the brackets would be things added by my best friend. Who is also very annoyingly sarcastic! -.- Paint your toes (get obsessed to them too, all of these girls are!), wear cute little dresses (don't mean huge ballgown style dresses, duh?) , or just fun-cute tops with jeans, maintain your nails (perfectly), take a lot of care about your skin, maintain it, cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate, and start doing make up. (Also, I would suggest to learn how to do a good hair flip, for some reason girly girls are like 'ERMAIGAWD' *flip hair*) Yes, my best friend is annoying but she's girly enough to be able to have a say in here. Here's a bit of advice from me, don't try to change your style because of what people might think or say, do it if you want to and if you feel comfortable with it. You are more than perfect the way you are, whether a tomboy or a girly-girl and it doesn't really matter what you are.
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Style:
Personally I think you should just find things you like and wear them without worrying about what style it fits in to. You should express yourself, not conform to other people's views/standards. :)
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