When it comes to DIY home décor projects, it’s hard to know what looks beautiful and what looks, well…homemade. You want to engage your children’s creativity, but you also want to maintain a well-decorated living space.
To help you and your family gain some extra valuable time together, we’ve compiled a list of our top 3 favorite DIY home décor projects that you can do with the entire family. These projects are perfect for any rainy afternoon indoors. Better yet, they will leave your home looking more beautiful than when you began.
Next time you’re yearning for a new afternoon activity, try one of these projects with your family.
1. Soup for the Soul
Soup cans make great storage containers to place around the house. You can use a soup can to store pens and pencils in your home office, or hold cutlery in the kitchen.
To decorate using soup cans, start by eating more soup. Once you have a few empty cans lying around, soak them and peel off the label. Then, clean them out and fill them using cork. Here’s a great tutorial that shows you how to do this.
While you remove any sharp edges and clean out the can, put your kids to work decorating paper that you will alter glue to the sides of the soup can. Their creativity will shine and your afternoon family activity will provide you with useful home décor.
2. Oh, Baby, Baby
Baby food jars are also useful containers to have around the house. When decorated nicely, they look great too.
Soak the baby food jars in water and peel off the label. While you’re doing this, put your kids to work painting the lids of the jars fun colors.
When you have peeled off the label of the baby food jar, you can paint the sides of the glass. Use chalkboard paint to label the sides of the jars with what’s inside. Or, let your children cut up and glue on some of their favorite ribbons.
You can also use your baby food jar as a mini-mason jar candle holder. Paint the outside of the jar with sparkly paint and fun designs. Once dry, add a tea candle to the inside for a homemade warm glow.
3. Drink to Decorate
Just in case you were looking for an excuse to drink another bottle of wine, we have one for you! Once the adults in your home have imbibed the contents of your favorite wine bottle, wash it out. If you like the label on the wine bottle, be careful not to ruin it in the water. If not, soak the wine bottle and peel the label off.
Once your wine bottle is ready to go, put your kids to work decorating the bottle. Have your kids carefully add marbles or potpourri to the inside of the wine bottle. Let their imagination run wild. Once filled with your favorite addition, top the wine bottle with a tall thin candle that fits snuggly inside the neck of the bottle. Light the candle and watch your children’s faces light up with excitement at their creation.
Creating beautiful home décor doesn’t have to be difficult. With these easy projects, your entire family can have a fun, productive afternoon. Which one is your favorite? Post your comments and photos below.