Guest post from Crissy at Frugal Living for Life:
Rustic DIY for New Years
The New Year is finally upon us! That went by fast didn’t it? Well, the amazing thing about the New Year is that it presents you with a great reason to reinvent your décor and add new rustic DIY ideas to it.
The beauty of rustic farmhouse design is that most DIY projects can be created without a ton of fuss or requiring a gigantic budget.
The 7 unique ideas highlighted here will hopefully get you excited and ready to start the year off right!
Bathroom Mason Jars
Nothing speaks farmhouse or country quite like mason jars. The jars are inexpensive as most can even be bought for mere pocket change. Turning them into this neat DIY is also affordable, the paint for them can be bought at your local craft store and the pump mechanism for the soap jar should run you less than $3. It is amazing that for only a few dollars you can create such unique items.
3 Tier Cake Stand
The versatility of this DIY is what makes it such a special piece. You could use the stand to display flowers, fruit, and desserts or just as easily keep it to be used as a catch-all for everyday items. Getting the items needed to make this DIY isn’t too complicated either. There is a good chance you already have the cake pans and candlesticks required to make it. You can also check out this guide to see how to make it.
Farmhouse Memo Board
Whether you use it as a memo board or photo gallery this DIY is certainly farmhouse and looks outstanding! With just some chicken wire and a wooden frame, you can quickly craft one of these together without much of a fuss. Honestly, you could even salvage the wood frame from an old picture frame if needed. Thrift stores tend to carry them for a few dollars, so it isn’t a major budget breaker.
Simple Rustic DIY Projects
Rustic Rake Utensil Holder
Well, this DIY certainly fills a need and adds a farmhouse touch! Incorporating rake heads into your home design isn’t uncommon, people use them to hold things such as jewelry or candles. The best part is they don’t cost much to obtain. You can often find them at a local recycle or Habitat for Humanity store for under $5.
Wood ladder turned towel or blanket rack
If you haven’t already seen this DIY before you’re in luck! This is one of the easier DIY projects out there but yet it still gives you a unique and versatile piece. To accomplish this project you can easily take apart an old wooden ladder or simply throw your own together with scrap wood. If you want you can also add shelving to each step by attaching pieces of plywood, perfect for a makeshift bookcase or a bathroom caddy.
Industrial Pipe Shelving
Another DIY staple found in among many rustic design enthusiasts. And why wouldn’t they adore it? With just a wood plank and some industrial pipe, you can craft together a unique setting that makes a perfect display shelf. The metal pipes can be found at any major home improvement store, along with wood planks and optional wood stain. Great for displaying your retro or rustic items.
Indoor shutters have surprisingly found a commonplace in country and farmhouse décor. And it really isn’t surprising why that is. When you decorate with shutters they are simple to hang and can be used in different situations, such as flanking a mirror or photo collage. The best part is that you can easily recycle old outdoor shutters or even modify certain sliding closet doors to save some money.
Final Word: 7 Inexpensive Rustic DIY Ideas for the New Year
Well, I hope these 7 rustic DIY ideas gave you some inspiration for the New Year! Even if you’ve seen some of these ideas before, or even created them, you would be surprised what a different perspective can add in a creativity sense.
Actually, the industrial pipe shelving was one of those rustic DIY ideas I had seen. Unfortunately, I held off on creating. Boy was that a mistake!
The addition the shelf made created an amazing atmosphere for all the pieces I put on it and become a great space saver.
I hope you have a wonderful New Year and create many unique DIY items!