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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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Autonomy posted in Family Issues:
"StarrChild" wrote: Two years ago my parents broke up. I was never really the same after that point. My mother she began to just not care about anything. She would go out clubbing every Friday and would yell at me for my attitude towards it. Why would I be okay with her doing that??? I didn't really realise it but I began feeling kind of depressed. Of course we didn't fight all the time but when we did I would always end up crying alone in my room. And it would be really painful. One time I cried every night for a week because of her. A week ago, I felt really sick at school so I went to the sick bay but my Mum refused to believe I was sick. She thought I was lying and being over dramatic as usual. I felt really horrible after that, that the teacher sent me to the guidance councellor and almost immediately I burst into tears. I didn't even know why I did but the councellor did a little test on me and came to the conclusion I was slightly depressed and had anxiety. It wasn't really surprising but hearing it out loud just felt really weird. Even after knowing that fact my mother doesn't really act any different. She's not a bad person I swear but she can just be really horrible at times. Anyways, that's technically whats been happening in my life lol. Nothing really interesting Oh dear, that sounds like a dreadful situation. I've lived through similar difficulties in my own life, and my heart goes out to you, truly. May I offer you some advice? I don't have the cure to your problems or a magic wand that can make them disappear, but I do believe that some good can come out of your living situation. The first thing I'd like to make note of, is that everyone makes mistakes. As human beings, we have to make mistakes. There's no way around it; it's how we learn and grow. And as we get older, we don't stop making mistakes. Your parents are no exception. Although we look to our parents for guidance, and direction, and support, we have to understand that they aren't perfect people, and they make mistakes. They may not always lead us in the right direction. They may not always set a good example. They may not always be there for us, to encourage us and support us when we need them most. And that's okay. Everyone makes mistakes, and we have to accept that. But we can't let allow other people's mistakes to hurt us, my dear. And I know it hurts. Your mum might not understand how her actions make you feel. You said you haven't been the same since your parents divorced, and I know how challenging that can be to go through. But you know, some of the brightest, wisest, and happiest people I've met, are people who have dealt with difficult problems in their lives, and used them to grow as people. You can let your parents' mistakes get to you, and make you upset and depressed; or, you can accept that they aren't perfect people, accept that they make mistakes, and accept that their mistakes don't have anything to do with you. So here's what you do, friend: you can't stop your mum from going clubbing, and that's okay. Don't try to. Don't fight with her about it. You can let her know how it makes you feel, but don't get into an argument. Accept the situation for what it is. Your mother is her own person, and she is accountable for what she does; you aren't. Next time you start to get in a fight or an argument with her, just step back, and withdraw yourself. Try it, see what happens. Once you decide not to let other peoples' failings affect you--and you do have the power to do this--then you'll find a sense of peace you probably haven't felt before. And you'll learn from your mistakes, and the mistakes of your parents, and everyone around you, and you'll be a better person. Press on.
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Dounuts
Dounuts posted in Family Issues:
Go to your neighbor's house and ask him/her to call to police.Everything will be just fine.
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RavenClawRaina
my ex is going through the same thing. Call the police now. Things will get out of hand. My brothers friend has been living with us for about 2 weeks becuz his dad punched him in the face. Call 911 now. They will help you. Just say you have been abused by your family member and they will take it from there. If you want, add me and we can talk
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XxRuby_PhoenixxX
If you are getting abused to the point where you bleed, call the police immediately. This isn't acceptable behavior.
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MRAP
MRAP posted in Family Issues:
Hey, Just wanted some advice to help me on what to do on this. Ever since I was 3 I've been both Verbally, Mentally, And Physically abused. To me, this is normal since it's been happening for so long. But I just can't take this thing anymore. When I get home I always get yelled at for no reason. I have been on Anti-Depressants for the past 1-2 years. Been going to counseling for 6-7 years for family. Nothing has changed yet. I just need help on how to handle this. Thanks.
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