8+ Brilliant DIYs That'll Definitely Save You Some Money

Diply 25 Jan 2021

Who else absolutely hates it when you spend more money on a DIY than it would've cost just to buy the thing outright?! DIYs are meant to save you some money by doing it yourself! That's the whole point, isn't it?

These DIYs will definitely help you in that category. If you're looking to make some pretty things without breaking the bank, definitely take a look at these.

1. I love a good Hula-Hoop party, but I never thought of using them as decor!

Strawberry Chic Blog | Strawberry Chic Blog

All you need to create a stunning piece of wall decor is a Hula-Hoop, some spray paint, and a bunch of faux flowers.

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The result is beautiful wall decor that is perfect for a bridal shower or daily decoration in your home.

Strawberry Chic Blog | Strawberry Chic Blog

We've got to thank Strawberry Chic Blog for sharing this beautiful DIY! I seriously can't wait to give this project a shot.

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2. Want something for your walls that looks great but also fits in your budget?

eHow | eHow

You can totally save on wall art by heading outside and finding a bunch of branches. Acrylic paint is super cheap, too.

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With a little bit of paint, these branches scream rustic-chic decor.

eHow | eHow

And it's obvious that it was made with lots of love by the team at eHow. I'm really stoked to give this a shot. You'll find me outside!

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3. Are you spending a ridiculous amount of money buying new earrings for every occasion?

Southernly Splendid | Southernly Splendid

Just stop it right now. You can make stunning earrings for a fraction of the cost. Try these leather earrings from Southernly Splendid instead.

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4. This DIY is for my boss, who told me he wastes tons of money on baby wipes.

Evermine | Evermine

Store-bought baby wipes are stored so you take multiple out at a time and will likely end up wasting most of them. Instead, make your own like Evermine!

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5. What's the point in taking a bath if you aren't going to do it with a bath bomb, amirite?!

Do It Better Yourself | Do It Better Yourself

You might as well learn to make your own version that's just as great as the ones from Lush.

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Aren't these galaxy colors just soooo soothing?

Do It Better Yourself | Do It Better Yourself

I love making bath bombs to relax with, and Do It Better Yourself shows us their recipe for making these fun, galaxy-inspired ones.

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6. One of my favorite ways to upgrade anything in my home is to use fabric and Modge Podge to give it new life.

Mom Spark | Mom Spark

That's exactly what Mom Spark decided to do when they needed a new lampshade!

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Isn't the result absolutely stunning?

Mom Spark | Mom Spark

It's giving me a mix of modern and '70s vibes that I absolutely love! Plus, it matches the tissue container perfectly.

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7. I've always wanted a nice bench in my front foyer, but those things aren't cheap!

Grillo Designs | Grillo Designs

Well, lucky for me, they're not that hard to make with a little bit of wood and some funky legs.

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You can see how the team at Grillo Designs got it done, and they did a fantastic job!

Grillo Designs | Grillo Designs

I also really love the washing machine laundry bag, I wonder where I can get it?!

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8. If you haven't tried playing around with alcohol inks, you're definitely missing out!

Fiber Artsy | Fiber Artsy

I've used them to create some really fun watercolor designs on ceramics, and the results are always pretty.

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Instead of buying new outlet switch plates, you can upgrade the ones you've already got!

Fiber Artsy | Fiber Artsy

Fiber Artsy used alcohol ink to get some really funky designs for their home.

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9. As a crafty person, I often hate buying jewelry. 

Linda Loves | Linda Loves

It's one thing that I feel like I can make and totally be unique with. I especially love making earrings because I can't wear traditional ones.

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So I am totally here for making your own woven bracelets like Linda Loves.

Linda Loves | Linda Loves

These would be great to stack on your wrist, or make one for every one of your friends. Yes, even in my twenties, I'm still down for friendship bracelets.

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10. I've never thought about adding embroidery to the collar of a shirt, but I'm really into it!

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

You can draw your design onto the collar of a thrifted shirt and then create the design.

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The result is a really unique look that no one else will have!

Mr. Kate | Mr. Kate

You can see more on how Mr. Kate created this design over on their website. I'm excited to give this one a shot!

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11. Do you ever wander into a shop and admire the stunning wall hangings?

All Put Together | All Put Together

I love woven wall hangings, but they're so expensive to buy! You can definitely make your own at home.

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If you don't have a loom, you can even make one!

All Put Together | All Put Together

Then follow some of the guidelines All Put Together shared to get the look you want. They are just so pretty!

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12. Looking for some funky party decor, but don't want to break the bank?

Alice And Lois | Sara Albers

Head over to the dollar store and get a bunch of pom-poms and tassels, or make your own!

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You can turn them into beautiful garlands to hang on your walls.

Alice And Lois | Sara Albers

This will definitely be a party to remember! Thanks to Alice And Lois for sharing how it's done.

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13. When you're sick, the last thing you want to do is make crafts.

This N That With Olivia | This N That With Olivia

BUT, this one is definitely worth it. I could definitely use some Vick's VapoRub in my life right now.

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You can make these shower melts that'll melt as the shower steams, leaving you with a fresh VapoRub smell.

This N That With Olivia | This N That With Olivia

I definitely need to try out this DIY from This N That With Olivia!

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14. Turn those old sweaters into some fun pillows!

Miss Kopy Kat | Miss Kopy Kat

This is great for clothes that have seen better days, or as a way to recycle clothes from loved ones you aren't ready to part with yet. Learn more over at Miss Kopy Kat.

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15. Blanket ladders are totally in style right now, but man, buying one can be pricey. 

Dream A Little Bigger | Dream A Little Bigger

You can make your own for so much less. In fact, Dream A Little Bigger shows us how to do it for just $6!

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16. Want to jazz up the mirrors in your home on a budget?

346 Living | 346 Living

Then head to the paint store and pick up a bunch of stir sticks. 346 Living shows you how to get it done!

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17. Were you thinking of recycling your used glass jars?

Refresh Living

Think again, because they can be used for so many great storage DIYs.

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Isn't it hard to believe these toiletry containers once held pasta sauce or pickles?

Refresh Living

These are seriously right on par with something you might find from HomeGoods!

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18. There is no denying that ripped jeans still remain a fashion statement.

Instagram | @elampaul1

But some people really aren't trying to stay on trend. They've developed rips and holes in their jeans, but they're not happy about it!

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That's where 'visible mending' comes in.

Instagram | @upcycily

People are taking embroidery thread and covering holes and rips in their clothing with patterns and colors to bring new life to their clothing.

You might have to learn a back stitch, but it'll bring character to your clothing!

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19. Who else spends wayyyy too much money on candles?

Savvy Housekeeping | Savvy Housekeeping

Well, you might as well learn to make them yourself. Savvy Housekeeping makes them using leftover candles and Pringles containers!

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20. You don't need to spend money on fancy planters when you can create a unique garden of upcycled treasures from your own home!

Instagram | @dollskulls

For example, colanders make for the perfect planters as there is plenty of room for drainage!

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You can also head to your local thrift store to find tons of other alternative planter ideas.

Instagram | @lovegrows.plants

Something like teacups make your planter look fancy and expensive, but really, it was like $3!

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21. Looking to refresh your bedroom?

Facebook | Katie Blackbourn

Consider picking up some wallpaper samples and creating a mixed media accent wall!

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UK-based mom Katie Blackbourn created this magical mermaid scale accent wall out of colorful wallpaper samples.

Instagram | @katie_blackbourn

She only spent $24 to create it.

You don't have to made mermaid scales, of course. You could make any shape, like polka dots or even diamonds.

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22. If you drink a lot of wine, then you may have a whole collection of wine corks going.

Instagram | @pasipekkola

While they look super pretty stacked in a clear decorative jar, there's so much more they can do for you.

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Like being an excellent holder for your necklace collection!

Pretty Handy Girl

Brittany over at the blog Pretty Handy Girl created this jewelry wall hanging you see here.

Not only is it a great holder for your necklaces, but it also becomes a unique wall decor piece in and of itself!

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23. It's that time of year when we go through all our old stuff and decide: Do we keep it, upcycle it, or toss it out?

HomeTalk | Angie At Knick Of Time

There are a lot of really cool things you can do with an old vintage trunk like this one.

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Like painting it a solid color and using it as a coffee table!

HomeTalk | Angie At Knick Of Time

There is definitely a trend right now for solid colored things, and this totally works as a coffee table. Thanks to Angie at Knick Of Time for sharing this easy, yet beautiful project!

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24. You can make your own clay with ingredients you likely already have at home.

eHow | eHow

Which is totally rad because clay can kind of get expensive if you buy it at the craft store. Don't you love this tutorial from eHow?

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And if you want to save some extra money when it comes to playing with clay, make your own tools!

Little Brick House Clay Works | Little Brick House Clay Works

Little Brick House Clay Works suggests using a credit card as a template!

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