Your home decor gives your house its personality that reflects who you are. The good news is that you do not have to spend a fortune buying designer items to decorate your home. Here are some wonderful ideas for handmade home decor that will beautify your home without breaking your budget.
Decorative pillows can add personality to your sofa. If you have old sofa pillows that have seen better days, you can give them new life by making new pillow covers for them. For an extra special touch, make your decorative pillow covers from two pieces of square-shaped, solid-colored fabric and your children’s old baby clothes. Select pieces with a cute design. Cut out pieces of the baby fabric and assemble a motif onto the two large squares. After you sew on the motif, sew the squares together to make your cover. This pillow will be a conversation piece, and it will make you smile every time you look at it.
You can add a personal touch to your dining table by making your own placemats. An easy method is to make a stone placemat from an old one. Clean off your old placemat. Then, using silicone glue, glue stone pebbles onto the mat until you have the entire mat covered. This takes about five minutes. You can make coasters the same way by using a placemat that is cut up.
Your walls are like big canvases that you can decorate. You do not have to be an artist in oils or pastels in order to make your own framed artwork. You can use attractive things that you find in nature. For example, get a frame that gives you about an inch of depth between the glass pane and the backing. Then gather some scallop seashells. You can purchase seashells or use ones that you might have collected during your travels. Scallop seashells look like flower petals, so you can assemble these to look like a huge flower. Once you have the look that you like, glue the shells in place, and frame. You will have a wall art that is unique and beautiful.
When you have plastic bottles to recycle, look at the bottom of the bottles. You will see all types of patterns and shapes at the base. You can use the bottom half of these bottles to make cute planters for your indoor plants. Pick out the bottles with the most interesting-looking bottoms. If the label is still on the bottle, cut the bottle just beneath the label to avoid the adhesive. Wash the bottle thoroughly, then fill with a potting soil. Give this little planter some character by gluing some decorations on the outside, like two eyes and a nose, for example. Plant your favorite plant in there, and enjoy.
These are just a few simple ideas of easy handmade home decor. You can often get inspired by just looking around in nature. Small enhancements can make a big difference. When you make your own decor, you make your living environment uniquely yours.