What Can You do With Decorative Paper? Three Weekend DIY Ideas

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Did you know that about 56% of adults are in the middle of, or planning to do, a DIY project? There are many reasons people take on DIY home projects. It can be a fun and personal way to update your home, and it can also be a great way to save money. Are you looking for DIY home improvement ideas? Here are four DIY home improvement projects we came across recently, that you might be interested in taking up this weekend.

1. Succulent Gardens

Succulents are a popular indoor plant type. They are fairly low maintenance, needing only sun and a little water. Add color to any room by using succulent creative placement. You can make a living wreath out of them, arrange them in home made macrame hangers, or use a variety of interesting pots and containers to create a mini garden on your windowsill or countertop. Get creative with your arrangements, since anything from a large shell to a discarded birds nest can make for a proper succulent container.

2. Add Patterns with Decorative Paper

You can buy beautifully designed paper at stationary stores for very affordable prices and use them for a range of home DIY projects. Stiff paper, for example, can be used to line the insides of wooden drawers, or the backs of shelves. You can line bricks or other heavy items to be used as colorful bookends on your shelves or in your library. They can also be used for backing on decorative clip boards that serve as a cork board and can be changed in and out depending on your tastes.

3. Shutter Organization

Need a way to keep magazines from spilling out over your coffee table and counters? We found this idea via home improvement videos. Repurpose an old shutter or bifold door into a magazine holder. Cut out every other slat, paint it a complementary color, add design elements to the top using a stencil or freehand painting, and voila! A homemade, easy organization solution for any room.

Have any cheap DIY home improvement ideas you want to share? Let us know in the comments!

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