Today we’re talking diy-ing during quarantine and some amazing mediums to try at home. There’s nothing like a good crafty moment to get your mind moving and not thinking of isolation. Pinterest has been my go-to for any craft and with most every online retailer still doing business you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home for supplies. So let’s get to it!
1. Paint it like it’s hot!
There’s something about painting that really gets your creativity juices flowing. I’ve been OBSESSED with these abstract meets organic paintings lately. I used this actual painting/print to create something of my own in a little master bath refresh I did in my own home. I also have been loving these line paintings and want to do a pair or trio of them for another room.
2. The more raffia the better!
Another DIY I did for our master bathroom is this sunburst mirror. It came out amazing and was soooooo easy. I used this great diy tutorial that you can find HERE. To think you could make it for a fraction of the cost compared to this similar one that’s priced over $450!!! Craziness!
There has been a surge in hanging macrame planters, and for good reason. They add a vintage throwback vibe to your space that says, “hey, look at me. I’m so relaxed just hanging out here”. You’ll make your friends jealous when you tell them you made that sweet planter yourself. I loved this tutorial here for it’s balance between ease of making and the final design. And how cute are these mini ones!
4. Concrete diy ideas!
I’ve yet to get my hands into concrete. For some reason the medium just makes me a little nervous and I’m not sure why. Concrete can be pretty forgiving in the end because you can just sand it down or chisel bits away. What I’ve noticed when working with concrete, are the molds. Molds for concrete diys are all used with materials that can be pulled away like silicon and cardboard. There are tons of different projects out there like these simple coasters, but these little candle holders (I can’t find the original project) are probably going to be my first test. This take, made with just concrete and a small ziploc bag, is simple enough to create candle holders, soap dishes, jewelry dishes, and even coasters. The only limitation is your own creativity.
5. Air dry clay
Whether you buy the Crayola version or you make yourself, air dry clay looks like a lot of fun to work with, very forgiving, and can become almost anything. Planters seem to be very popular like this beautiful braided one. This spin on a dish or platter for a table centerpiece or coffee table is also beautiful and looks like vintage pottery. I think the possibilities are endless with air dry clay!
I don’t know about you but I’m feeling inspired to start diy-ing during quarantine. How about you?