10 home décor DIYs

Add a splash of colour and a dash of crafty happiness to your home with these ten delightful décor projects. Extracted from our personal list of favourites, these makes are all bound to impress.

Whether you're thinking of scattering some colourful cushions around or hanging up a charming paper lantern, we're pretty sure we've got a project to tickle your fancy.

If any of you drink tea as much as we do at docrafts HQ, you'll be needing this fab felt tea cosy. With a quirky, retro style and easy construction, you'll be hosting afternoon tea just to show it off!

Read the full instructions here

Those of you city folk who are lacking garden space (or anyone who loves to be surrounded by plants), these decorated plant pots are for you. Hang 'em up in a DIY macramé creation if you're feeling adventurous…

Find more ideas here

Practise papercutting with this delightful, delicate lantern, perfect to hang in your home with an LED tealight inside. Find a free downloadable template to achieve a lovely design and a professional finish.

Template and tutorial here

Bare Basics drawers are a classic. Providing the perfect blank canvas and a nifty solution to your crafty storage problems, customise them with co-ordinating Artiste acrylic paints, masked off to make one-of-a-kind patterns.

How-to here

Not all decorations need to be practical… Craft this dinky paper typewriter 'just because' – it's so cute you won't regret it! Pop little notes in the top and use it as a mini memo pad to communicate with your nearest and dearest.

See the full instructions here

We love an origami project, and what better than this bold lampshade to add some pizzazz to your living space? Pick four colours of cardstock or keep it uniform. Either way, it's sure to make a statement!

Find out how to make your own here

If you've been doing some decorating and have any old paint lids hanging about, upcycle them to create a clever clock like this one by Jackie Jasper. Pair with Mr Smith's Workshop for a truly unique finish.

Read more here

We're still in love with the geometric trend. Bring it into your home with this stylish block-colour cushion, easily created with clever cutting, colourful fabric paints and machine appliqué.

The tutorial can be found here

There's nothing more lovely than a summery decorated table for barbeques and dinner parties. Craft your own show-stopping centrepiece with hand-cut and die-cut leaves to really impress your special guests.

How-to here

Add more detail to your table with these cool plaster of Paris coasters. Mix with embellishments or mini tiles to make them your own. If simplicity is what you're after, just give them a lick of paint.

Find out how here


For more free projects and inspiration, make sure to keep an eye on the docrafts team inspiration page or on our community gallery, where lots of projects are uploaded daily for all craft abilities and specialities.

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1. Project by Lisa Marie Olsen, originally published in docrafts December issue (65) of Creativity magazine. 2. Project by Aisha Green and Lorna Slessor, originally published in docrafts March issue (68) of Creativity magazine. 3. Project by Samantha Sherring, originally published in docrafts February issue (67) of Creativity magazine. 4. Project by Aisha Green, originally published in docrafts February issue (67) of Creativity magazine. 5. Project by Lucille Randall, originally published in docrafts December issue (65) of Creativity magazine. 6. Project by Jason Cluitt, originally published in docrafts April issue (69) of Creativity magazine. 7. Project by Jackie Jasper. 8. Project by Leanne Garrity, originally published in docrafts January issue (66) of Creativity magazine. 9. Project by Agnieszka Killbride. 10. Project by Laura & Tia from Little Button Diaries, originally published in docrafts March issue (68) of Creativity magazine.

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