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Stylish yet Budget DIY Ideas To Provide Your Home a MAKEOVER

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For the nearing summer vacations you don’t have any interesting things to do in the list?
Why not, let your creative juices flow as you utilize the time to give a fantastic makeover to your home. Great things always doesn’t come expensive, as we have got you these cheapest ‘Do it yourself hacks‘ that will liven your home.

Make your Mini light bulb an Oil Lamp

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A burned out light bulb will take on a second life as you make your own light bulb with the help of a shoe lace, bottle cap and some oil. Thread your shoe lace/ cotton wick in your bottle cap and pull it through. When you are done, you will have a lamp that resembles an old-school oil lamp. Be proud! for you have prepared the lamp which costs you less than a ‘fiver’.

Create a cute plastic bottle planter

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A creative DIY plant container is so much fun to make! Cut the bottom half of a plastic bottle, make 2-3 holes at its base so that water can drain when you are watering the plant. With the help of caps, glue eyes and nose to the plastic bottle container. AHA! A cute addition to your garden area is right here.

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Knit cushion covers from your old sweaters

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So if you are planning to discard your old sweaters, hold on for a moment. You can turn them into a decorative cushion covers, adding a warm texture to your winter living room or bedroom. Isn’t it a lovely idea to reuse your worn out, yet favorite sweaters?

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Light up your house with jar chandeliers

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Do not buy, but customize your own chandeliers. Get ready with your tools box to nest those wires, light bulbs, nuts and washers into the Mason jar. Add spice by hand painting a few Jars with various colors.A little effort will help you to own a chandelier for your living space without costing an arm an a leg.

Milk cartons can be turned into a storage box

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Remember your art and craft classes in the school? Manufacturing storage boxes out of milk cartons was so much fun. All you need is a pretty paper, pair of scissors, glue, some embellishments, and of course a milk carton. Awaken the artist in you, do creative fixings to create and customize your storage box.

Craft unique bottle cap curtains

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Think twice before throwing away something as small as those bottle caps. You have no idea, how this useless thing can be converted into a valuable commodity. Gather loads of bottle caps, and a good fevistick to cluster them on a string. Make many such hangings to call it a special curtain. Do not forget to mark a tick on patience, as you prepare its ingredients list!
Imagination knows no bounds, and on top of all we are Indians. Our art form inspires us to convert waste materials into the best products. Give a makeover to your home in an unusual, yet stylish way.

Gorgeous DIY Coaster Ideas

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Are you gearing up to host a dinner party this Sunday? You, must be then done with a big to-do checklist. Indeed, a great start. So, what all equipments have you kept on your list for table scaping? Don’t forget the coasters, they are in vogue. Coasters will protect your table from the dirty stains or ring of that juice glass, and also are a great way to add pop to the décor of your table.

What! Is there not much time left for shopping? It’s okay, this is the golden opportunity to wear your creative gloves. We have scoured through heaps of information to find out the most amazing DIY coaster ideas. So let’s make some to suit our style, and our home, also adding fun to our party table.

We have got some super easy DIY ideas, which will be less time consuming. These are inexpensive and just need some of those materials, which at times you throw in the dustbin. What do we call them? Waste materials, ohh wait! They are no more waste materials. Let’s create useful coasters from them. The essentials in all cases are: glue, a pair of scissors, or a knife. So, ready? Here we go:

Nautical sisal rope coasters- Coil up the rope tightly, gluing them the whole way around. Decorate them with your favorite designs, and make them as big or small as you want.

Tile coasters- Dig that tile out from your bathroom’s floor. Lol, just kidding. Get a ceramic tile and clean the surface thoroughly with water and soap. So, now that its clean and shiny, it is a great platform to bear your art. Draw patterns and designs using sharpies, pick combinations of dark and contrasting shades. Use eyedropper to drop some pools of alcohol to the tile, let it dry for sometime. Now, you need to be a little patient, as this might take up some time. Once, its dry, seal it with a fixative first. After that, use a varnish to give it a glossy coat. Shine,baby, shine!

Soda can coasters – Isn’t it too hot? Why not grab a can of coke? Gulp, ahh! It feels refreshing to the throat. But wait, don’t throw that can away. That can be your next coaster. Rinse the can before you begin your operation on it. Then take some tin snips, cut off the top and the bottom ( be very careful as these cans are too sharp). Save as much of the flat part, so as to get a nice square for your coasters. Using a lot of glue, stick it onto 4 by 4 inches tiles. Wohooo! Your exclusive soda can coaster is ready.

Cork coasters- A perfect chic and practical coaster! Assemble 8 similar sized corks, and form a basic layout before gluing. Make sure they are closely packed, and touching each other on all sides. Glue them using some strong adhesive. Dry them and clear the excessive glue, and they are ready for everyday use.

Curling ribbon coasters – To design this coaster, you should be a little patient. Grab a ribbon and roll it as tightly as you can. Once you’ve got a coil about a half inch in diameter, cut the ribbon off and use a tiny piece of tape to tape the ribbon on the side of the spiral. Now breathe a big sigh of relief, because the hardest part is done!

Let’s begin with the fun part. Pick remaining coloured ribbons and tightly wind them around and around the coil. Use couple of coloured ribbons, as you can tape the first end, and start the wrapping with other coil. Keep wrapping tightly. Your limit is your imagination! You can stop winding when you think it’s accurate. Now, coat them with polyurethane, so that you get a nice, thick, glossy finished ribbon coaster. You can also place a cork beneath it, to make it strong and look like an actual coaster. Undoubtedly, the prettiest, and the most beautiful are the ribbon coasters.

These coasters will definitely look good on your Sunday evening party table. These will certainly give your guests a great topic to talk on. Be ready, to showcase your creativity like never before!

Also, as usual, you need to tell us if you like these ideas, and what other DIY’s you’re looking for? Maybe we can help.

Till then, enjoy coasters crafting!