7 Incredible Handcrafted Decorations
There’s nothing more satisfying than decorating your house with things you made with your own hands. So, in today’s article, we’ll give you some ideas for handcrafted decorations that you can try out yourself, and really make your home stand out from the crowd.
1. Handcrafted swing table
To make this simple table, all you need is a plank of wood and some rope. Make two holes in the plank of wood and attach it to the ceiling.
Because it is only supported by two pieces of rope, you’ll need to be careful not to put too much weight on your table, as you could accidentally pull it down. Choose only essential objects like your alarm clock, a book or a small lamp.
2. Rope storage basket
All you need for this craft project is cardboard and some rope. Take a cardboard box, wrap it in flax rope, then glue down any loose ends. And there you have it!
As well as looking great, these will make perfect storage containers, and decorate your home at the same time. Choose whatever size box you want for whatever you want to use them for.
These are ideal for bathrooms, and storing things like toilet rolls.
3. Hanging photo frames
The materials you need for this project are a wooden stick, black wool, white paper, a roll of washi tape, glue and a knife.
The first thing you have to do is take your stick. You can simply find one in the park, or even buy one from a craft store. Once you’ve got your stick, you’ll need to make a few holes and thread the wool through them, securing them with glue. Print out your favorite photos and stick them to the string with glue or sellotape. If you want a more unique look, you can paint your stick your favorite color to brighten it up a little.
This is a beautiful and low-cost decoration you can use to decorate any wall in your bedroom or study.
4. Hanging light bulbs
If you have a few old light bulbs lying around the house that you don’t know what to do with, these are the perfect handcrafted decorations for you.
The only thing you need is a light bulb. Then you can simply let your imagination run wild. The first thing you have to do is empty out the contents of the light bulb. Once you’ve done that, you can put anything you want inside.
One really great option is to create a mini terrarium, putting earth and seeds inside your bulb. Over time, you’ll be able to watch your plants develop and grow in your light bulbs.
Then, you can hang the light bulbs from string, and use them to decorate wherever you want. These will make beautiful decorations for your home or the perfect gift for a friend.
Using light bulbs is a great way to decorate your home and give it a fun and original touch without having to spend too much money.
5. Wine glass shelves
Wine crates are something we all have in our homes at some time or other and they can be used for a whole range of different handcrafted decorations.
Our idea is to use these objects to make shelves. Because they are square in shape, they’re perfect for any wall in your house.
The only thing you need to think about is the color that will work best with the decor in your home. Painting them in white or a pastel tone is always a great look. It won’t stand out too much and will help keep a sense of harmony in your home. If you like the natural color of your crate, you also have the option of leaving it exactly as it is, to give your home a more industrial feel.
You could also paint several crates and make a sort of collage using lots of boxes of different sizes. This is the perfect way to decorate empty walls. Plus, they’re great for storing things like books or objects that you simply don’t know what to do with.
6. String lampshade
This is a really low-cost and original idea. All you need is hemp string, glue, and a balloon.
The first step is to inflate the balloon until it’s the size you want. Then, wrap it in string, sticking it in place with glue.
Once it’s dry, pop the balloon with a pin… And you’re done! You now have a beautifully handcrafted lampshade. All that’s left to do is to put a light bulb inside and hang it somewhere in your house.
As you can see, this is a really simple option that is perfect for your home.
7. Handcrafted dreamcatchers
The legend says that if you hang dreamcatchers near your bed, their magic will protect you from nightmares.
This is a really simple, beautiful and original object that you can use to decorate your home. We’ll be using materials that are really easy to get hold of, so you’ll soon be able to decorate your home with your very own dreamcatchers.
The first thing you need to do is find a small hoop or ring to form the base of your dreamcatcher. It can be made of any material. Wrap it in yarn or another material. Once you’ve done that, you can place a small circle of crocheted material in the center of the hoop, and attach it securely with a couple of stitches. You can then decorate with ribbons, string, feathers and anything else you want.
These are really simple handcrafted decorations which are really fun to make.
As you’ve probably noticed there is a wide range of handcrafted decorations that you can use to decorate your home. They’re also great for kids!
There is a whole variety of materials that you can use for these projects, so imagination plays a really important role.
Why not give these projects a try?