This week I thought I would do some smaller DIY projects instead of one large project. I needed some inspiration and wasn’t feeling up to doing a full project. As well, I felt that I was lacking creativity, even though I have so many DIY ideas. Even with ideas and supplies, the creative feelings just weren't there for me. This podcast gave me some ideas to re-spark creativity. I mentioned this podcast here, but I found it so helpful and thought of it right away when writing this post. One of the tips is to search the internet of crafts that involve supplies that I already have. For example "jute cord crafts."
I wanted to improve something that I already had to make this week’s DIY task seem more manageable. had a few fake plants in my living room, from IKEA and Dollarama, of which the containers needed some love. The long vine from IKEA was molded in a black clastic container and the bush-looking plant is from Dollarama that I’ve had for years. The base of it mimicked a concrete planter (as slightly shown in the last photo). These plants have been fine so far, but I wanted to incorporate my love for the look of jute cord. Luckily, I’ve had a roll of it from Dollarama for months (I’ve gotten so much use out of it, there was a lot more than I expected). See how they turned out and how I styled them at my house!
This was a quick trick that I’m sure I’ll be doing more frequently to enhance the look of cheap decor. I realized I really like using what I already have - it’s cheap and resourceful.
Another quick DIY I did was a makeshift jute plant hanger. I watched a video that I had pinned on Pinterest. It went too fast for me, I couldn’t keep up, so I probably watched it about 10+ times because it looped, thankfully. This was definitely not my most favourite online-learning moment. I watched to double check that I was following the video right, and I stumbled upon another video of the same process that went slower. I am ashamed to say that it’s originally from Tik Tok..
The shape of the jar and it’s depth would make it difficult to hold a plant well, but I’m glad I now know how to make the jute hanger. I intend on finding a better container to use.
This little DIY helped me to feel creative when I was lacking some motivation for a large scale project.
If you have some other ideas for quick home DIYs like these, let me know! I’d love to hear from you.
I’m hoping that next week I’ll find a larger project to try.