DIY Trends We Just Can't Quit

Get ready to turn your Pinterest dreams into a reality: These fresh and fun DIY trends are going to be everywhere this year.

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    Watercolor

    Move over, precise prints; this year, we're embracing imperfections, color, and creativity. Give your bedroom a splashy pick-me-up with this painted curtain panel project. Go to the next slide to see how it's done.

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    Give Curtains a Watercolor Look

    You'd never guess the secret to these splashy watercolor curtains is a car sponge! Watch the step-by-step tutorial to master the technique.

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    Lace

    Lace can veer into too frilly territory very quickly, but there's nothing stuffy about this modern spin on the traditional motif. Take a plain-Jane vase up a notch by wrapping a wide scrap of lace around it like a stencil and coating it with spray paint. Remove the lace to admire your handiwork.

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    Retro Revival

    Mod is having a moment. Are you as mad for it as we are? Integrate midcentury pieces into modern living with simple hands-on makeovers starring paint, stenciling, and hardware.

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    Metallics

    Gold, silver, copper -- mixed together or matchy-matchy -- there's no wrong way to bring some bling into your decor. Add an alluring touch to everyday objects with this simple gold leaf tutorial. Because everything could use a little more sparkle.

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    Dip-Dye

    Relax. This isn't the tie-dye you rocked in the '90s, but we promise the grown-up version is just as fun. Make your table party-pretty with dip-dyed linens that are easy to make and look effortlessly chic.

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    Embroidery

    Show off your foodie spirit in the kitchen with embroidered linens and framed artwork. Start with solid-color linen and wool, then add beginner stitches and rickrack for a cute custom creation.

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    Rope

    Why should sailors have all the fun? Ride the nautical wave with beach-inspired home accents you can find at your local hardware store. This could-be basic mirror becomes a commanding focal point thanks to a natural rope border.

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    Rustic Wood

    Beautiful, well-worn wood brings a sense of history to its surroundings, even in small doses like floating shelves. Here, reclaimed wood combines with acrylic plastic for a sturdy, inexpensive shelving system filled with function and flair. With a floating display this fabulous, it's easy to keep your shelfie game strong.

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    Hand Lettering

    Express your sweet signature style with hand-lettered sentiments or favorite lyrics on watercolor paper. Plenty of bloggers and online crafts shops are embracing this trend, so you're bound to find the perfect piece if you're not up for DIYing.

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    Pallets

    Calling all castoff pallets! Wood pallets offer endless upcycling possibilities. Think: Deconstructed headboards, chic coffee tables with casters, and artsy vertical gardens. This easy DIY pallet planter project is an easy way to bring some green to your walls.

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    Screen Printing

    Blocky geometric or cool pet portrait? There's a splendid screen print out there for whatever strikes your fancy, and whether these go on your window seat or bed, they're sure to add a graphic punch.

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    Concrete

    Concrete is a budget DIYer's BFF, and for good reason; it's sturdy, sophisticated, and surprisingly inexpensive. It can also be molded into countertops and containers alike, making it ultra versatile for every DIY need. This simple concrete coffee table serves up industrial style and function.

  • Next Slideshow DIY Patio Furniture Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

    DIY Patio Furniture Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

    Like the rooms inside our homes, there are limitless ways to decorate a deck or patio, especially when you introduce homemade outdoor furniture. Putting a personal spin on your outside seating area is as easy as modifying a tree stump, upcycling a slab of concrete, or building with unused pallets. We found 13 easy-to-follow DIY patio furniture tutorials to inspire your backyard transformation.
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