Tag Archives: DIY

Antique Birdcages


Not owning a bird doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy a pretty birdcage! Antique birdcages can serve as lovely decoration in the house as well as in the garden:




[Photo by Melingo Wagamama]

[by Rhoda]




Crafty with Buttons


Buttons probably wouldn’t come to mind when you’re thinking about crafting, but because buttons are available in so many shapes, colors and sizes, they make for excellent crafting material. A few examples to give you ideas.


This ‘Knoop’ bowl, created by Iñigo Cañedo,  is made from plastic buttons carefully glued together over a hemispheric mold. [via]

Button Wall Hanging

This LOVE Button Wall Hanging from Letter Perfect Designs shows a creative and colorful way to speak your mind, with enough possibilities to vary.


Cute button ornament to give as a present or hang in your Christmas tree, for example. Made by Leslie Ashe.

Button Jewelry

Make your own unique jewelry with buttons! You can greatly vary with different buttons and create earrings, a bracelet or necklace exactly the way you want it. Earrings made by Olivia, necklace by Nikki and the bracelet by lillyella.

Button Lamp Shade

If you have a boring lamp shade, perhaps this is a fun way to spice it up a bit: glue buttons on it! Instead of choosing different colors buttons, you can also go for one or two colors to match the colors of the room, or create a pattern instead of randomly putting the buttons on the lamp shade. [via]

Button Lamp

If you don’t like covering a lamp shade with buttons, you could always try to make a lamp entirely from buttons. At least that is what Singapore-based studio Formistry has done. Resin buttons are layered to allow for different light intensities. It also forms a nice pattern on the wall, as can be seen from the second image. [via]

Button craftiness with household items

These are two other creative ways of making ordinary items like this vase and picture frame look unique and pretty. Best of all, it’s so simple! Source.

Button Artwork

Very cute, this button tree made by Lisa Jordan! If you’ve created a pretty button shape like this one, you can put it onto a canvas and hang it on your wall. Or you can create an artwork and add the buttons later, like this pretty painting with buttons from Art by Wiley:

Reusing Empty Bottles


Emptying them is fun to do, but why get rid of them afterwards? Empty bottles can be put to good use in many ways! Here are a few examples of how they can be used as really great home and garden decoration: 

Wall vases

I really like this idea! You can greatly vary with the types of bottles, colors and flowers to create different settings. Via

Bottle lights

Nice and elegant repurposed hanging wine bottles with tea candles by David Guilfoose. Via

Bottle vases

Also designed by David Guilfoose, these Cut Vases (left) and Pod Vases (right) made of wine bottles look very elegant. Via

Bottle candelabra

Bottle candelabras are available in all kinds of shapes and sizes to put empty wine bottles to good, romantic use. Via

Garden border

Put empty bottles upside down in the ground to create a border. Source

Bottle plants

Make your old bottles a part of your garden by turning them into planters. To cut the bottoms off bottles, you’ll need a glass cutter, which are available at different craft stores. Via

Coat rack

Unique coat rack created by using the top portions of used bottles. Source

Bottle candles

By cutting the bottles and placing candles inside or on the bottles in different ways you can create a romantic setting, like this arrangement made by Melissa Maris.

Bottle lamps

Used bottles turned into lamps. I like the use of different colors and the soft lighting. Via

Custom Lighting


When you’re in a creative mood and would like to spice up your living space with DIY lamps, then let these awesome creations inspire you!

Cloud Light

DIY Cloud Light
I found this lamp on Weddinghigh.com. It’s meant to be hung on your wedding, but I could see myself hang one of those in my bedroom as well! All you need are led lights, a hot glue gun, cotton batting, and paper lanterns. For step by step instructions, see Wedding High
[This article has been borrowed with the kind permission of Wedding Consultant and Author, Bláithín O’ Rilly Murphy {aka
The Wedding Expert}, who writes the daily wedding blog; Wedding High.]

Twine Lamps

These lamps from Crafty Nest are made from hemp string. The perfect round shape is created by using a ball instead of a balloon, which is also used often. Very nice!

Lace Lamp

The people from Dos Family have found a crafty way of creating cute looking lamps made of lace. Must give a nice pattern on the walls!