Crafty and Affordable: 3 Brilliant DIY Hacks for Home Decor

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Spruce up your living space with these clever and creative DIY hacks for home decor.

Discover budget-friendly ways to transform everyday items into stunning floral arrangements, functional wall decor, and more, adding charm and style to your home.

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Let's get started with these ingenious decorating hacks!

Upcycling everyday objects

Transforming a Toothbrush Holder into a Floral Arrangement

Who knew your toothbrush holder could double as elegant home decor? Follow these steps to create a beautiful floral arrangement for your bookshelf or table:

DIY toothbrush holder decor

1. Gather Materials

You will need the following materials for this repurposed toothbrush holder:

Faux floral toothbrush holder vase idea

2. Insert the Flowers

Cut small stems of faux flowers in three different types or colors.

Tuck the faux flower stems into the top openings of the toothbrush holder.

Experiment with different flower placements until you achieve a visually pleasing arrangement.

Repurpose home decor items

3. Display Your Unique Vase

Place the toothbrush holder vase on your bookshelf or table for an instant decorative accent.

DIY basket shelves

Woven Storage Baskets as Wall Decor

Woven storage baskets are not just practical; they can also be turned into eye-catching wall decor. Follow these steps to create an attractive and functional storage solution:

Decorative storage basket

1. Gather Materials

You will need the following materials for these brilliant shelf basket organizers:

  • Woven storage baskets (2 or 3, depending on your preference)
  • Small nails or screws (for hanging)
  • Hammer or screwdriver
  • Level (optional, to ensure baskets hang straight)
  • Items to be stored in the baskets (e.g., bathroom essentials)
Hang baskets from a nail in the wall

2. Hang the Baskets

Hammer small nails into the wall and hang the woven storage baskets.

Arrange basket shelves

Choose any arrangement you prefer.

Rustic woven basket shelf decor

3. Organize Bathroom Essentials 

Utilize the hung baskets to store bathroom essentials within easy reach, such as towels, toiletries, or decorative items.

How to reuse a woven tissue box

DIY Tissue Box Wall Sconce

Add a touch of warm, ambient lighting to your living space with this DIY tissue box wall sconce project. Here's how to do it:

Materials for woven sconce project

1. Gather Materials

You will need the following materials for your DIY wall sconce:

  • Two woven tissue boxes
  • Round puck lights with remote control
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Optional: Paint or stain (if you want to customize the tissue boxes)
  • Nails or screws (for hanging the sconce)
  • Hammer or screwdriver
Repurposing household items

2. Attach Puck Lights

Glue the bottom of a puck light to the inside of each tissue box, ensuring they are centered over the hole.

Allow the glue to dry to ensure the puck lights are securely attached to the tissue boxes.

Hot glue the top of one tissue box

4. Create Sconce

Run hot glue around the top of one tissue box.

Glue tissue boxes together to create a wall light

Attach the other box upside down to form a sconce shape.

Hang your DIY tissue box wall sconce

5. Hang the Sconce

Hammer a nail into the wall and hang your new sconce, then turn on the lights using the remote control.

More DIY Decor Hacks

For more clever decorating tips, check out this placemat planter tutorial.

Easy wall sconce project

DIY Hacks For Home Decor

These home decor hacks offer an inspiring and resourceful way to revamp your living space in a unique way.

DIY decor idea for a flower arrangement

By upcycling common items into stylish decor pieces, you can achieve a budget-friendly transformation that reflects your creativity.

Woven bathroom shelves

We encourage you to try out these upcycled home decor ideas and share your experiences in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Woven basket
  • Woven tissue box
  • Toothbrush holder
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  • Donna Bates Donna Bates on Aug 16, 2023

    I love the wall sconce! Beautiful

  • Karen Karen on Aug 16, 2023

    Looks great but you cannot change the batteries without disassembling the baskets/light/glue. I would glue velcro to the tissue holder and to the bottom of the puck lights so you can change the batteries.