A long weekend is the perfect opportunity to flex your creative muscles! Check out our top 8 ideas for getting stuck into some seriously cool DIY projects this long weekend
1 Make a statement in the bedroom
Bored of your headboard? Check out these creative takes on bedheads from on-trend geometrics to a pair of recycled doors. You’ll be laying your head in style in no time.
2 Build a palace for your four-legged friend
Children or pets make a house a home, and if your furry friend is the king or queen of your household, they surely deserve their very own throne! See here how to dismantles a cheap and cheerful shelf and transforms it into the cutest wee bed we ever did see.
3 Make your own terrarium
Add some greenery to your home in the form of the perpetually trendy terrarium. Superstar florist Eden Hessell, aka The Botanist, demonstrates how to make your own terrarium in a glass vase. She makes it look easy!
4 Build a trendy bench seat
A simple cabinet can easily be transformed into a stylish bench seat with this fantastic project. Both functional and beautiful, this DIY bench seat is the perfect piece to bring your entryway to life – it’s ideal for storing shoes, jackets and bags.
5 Make a pinboard/moodboard
“Having a single place to gather notices, kids’ awards, invitations, tickets and photos is really useful. Whether it’s for a home office, child’s room, kitchen or family area, a pinboard or moodboard will not go amiss. Get hold of some cheap cork tiles or cork sheets and glue to an art canvas, then cover in fabric that matches or complements your decor. A plain cork pinboard can be given a new look by painting on a cool stripe or dot design. Or cover a wooden art board in fabric (or paint it), attach ribbons across the front and peg items onto them,” says interior stylist Vanessa Nouwens.
6 Build a budget-friendly desk
Creating a special space for school work, study or hobbies doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Check out how to build this chic desk with just a couple of bookcases and some plywood.
7 Update your decor with copper paint
A touch of copper adds a warm glow to any interior. Try these four projects using copper paint by stylist Catherine Wilkinson to subtly achieve this look at your place.
8 Light it up
Illuminate your bedroom or living room with a swish industrial cage light made by your own fair hands! Ready in 8 simple steps and requiring just a handful of materials and tools, it’s easier than you think.
Photos by: Bauer Media Group Studio, Maree Homer/Real Living/Josette Van Zutphen, Eve Wilson/Bauersyndication.com.au, Wendy Fenwick @ Flash Studios.