Some people love a bit of DIY, some people can’t stand it. But, whatever side of the fence you stand on in regards to it, you’ve got to admit that taking your own DIY to another, far more professional level would be cool, right? And there are many ways in which you can do this — most of them can found below.
Paint like a pro
You can paint like a professional even when you’re not a professional painter, you know. To do so, you just have to be willing to do a lot more than just buying the shade of paint that you want to adorn your walls in, and then slapping this paint on these walls the next opportunity you get. No, you have to be willing and committed to doing things like waiting for dry weather, in order to stop any humidity in the air form making your paint drip or dry slowly; you need do a thorough inspection of the areas you are going to paint, looking out specifically for things like cracked, flakey or peeling walls; you need to buy
brushes of high-quality and not just be willing to rely on the old brush that you always use, no matter how reliable you deem them to be; and you need to know your nap. To know exactly what your nap is, or what nap is in general, make sure to click here.
Design your own wallpaper
Have you ever been in a position where you just haven’t been able to find the wallpaper that accentuates the rest of your room the way you want it to? If you have, then fear not as this is a common problem that budding interior designers face each time they come to sprucing their home up. But, you can avoid this problem by designing your own wallpaper — yes, designing your own! No, gone are the days where you absolutely must change all of your grand designing schemes or tweak your colour scheme in order to fit the demands of the wallpaper you deem to be the best of a bad bunch. Now, by channeling your inner Rebecca Gardom you can go completely DIY on your walls. And what this entails when you come to do it is actually quite simple: first you get yourself a roll of plain white wallpaper, you then get yourself a number of coloured fine liner pens, and you then go to town with drawing, colour and generally making your custom print either as abstract or as ‘normal’ as you want it to be.
Create products with professional quality
No longer do you have to only buy brand new and expensive products in order to own products of professional quality. No, what with the recent advancements in personal project creation technology, you can now create professional-quality products in the comfort of your own home, all by yourself! One way to do is to use Cricut. This type of smart cutting technology allows you to create projects for anything you want, from home décor to party hats to wedding table centre pieces, from wherever you want. To do so, first of all you’d have find all of the Cricut essentials that are specific for your project, such as specialised makers, cartridges, materials, mates and pens which can all be found at craftdirect.com. Then, you’d have to dedicate an extensive amount of time to create whatever it is you want to create. And then, you’d just have to get on with die-cutting whatever it is you wish! Only by dedicating your money in regards to the essentials needed and dedicating an extensive amount of your time to your project creation will you be able to truly unlock your project creation potential and subsequently land yourself a professional looking product.
Make professional looking DIY flowers
Yep, the flowers in your home don’t need to be actual, natural flowers, you know. They can be artificial. And, yep, these artificial flowers can be created by you, too. To do this, you’re going to have to first get over the misconception and stigma that artificial flower arrangements are somewhat lack lustre in regards to their beauty and character. You’ll then have to be sensible with the way you plan on making your artificial flowers; don’t bit off more than you can chew! For instance, if you’ve never done this before then you’re probably not going to be able to create a massive floral archway decoration; you should instead stick to creating a small bouquet, for now. Then once you’ve decided what types of flowers are going to be included in your bouquet, it’s time to start bringing them to faux life. This means getting in all sorts of fabrics and silks, getting your pin and pin cushion ready, and dedicating yourself to a bit of DIYing!
Turn your clock face, into your actual face!
This DIY project might be a bit out there, but all the best ones are. This one involves literally putting your face or any other face slap bang in the middle of a clock in your home. To do this, first of all you’d have to print a photo off of the face you want to immortalise — be sure to choose a photograph that will look good when blown up to a size of roughly six to eight inches. You’d then have to glue this printed photograph onto a foam board that is at least an inch thick; you’d then have to cut the outline of the face out (with the board it is stuck to with it) using a X-Acto knife. What comes next is cutting a hole in the middle slap bang in the middle of the clock face, sticking the clock arms through it (making sure they are not touching each other or the photo/board below) — if these arms are not standing out from the photograph try painting them with a vibrant nail polish — and then attaching them to the clock mechanism that is stuck behind the clock. For more advice on how to do this, make sure to check out this set of instructions.
Make some DIY soap
If you want to take your DIYing into your bathroom, then why not try making your own soap? This, surprisingly, is not as hard as it may sound. In fact, this ones actually quite fun, creative and crafty to do. To do so, you could either melt bars of soap that have already been made and then adding your own fragrance, such as orange. You could go for the cold process, which involves making soaps form scratch using lye and oils. You could go for the hot process, which involves, yep, you guessed it, cooking your soap in a crock pot or oven. Or you could go for the rewatching method, which involves grinding up bars of soap, mixing them with either water or milk, and the proceeding to rebound them. Whatever style of soap making tickles our fancy the most, just make to check out this article which provides instructions on how to do each.
If DIYing has become a boring and tedious job for you, then why not try taking it to another level by attempting some of the DIY projects and taking some of the DIY tips above. This could mean attempting wacky projects, or just attempting to be more professional with your projects. Whatever you do, just have some fun!
If you find yourself devoid of DIY inspiration over the coming months, then why not attempt making a DIY Christmas center piece?