D.I.Y. or DIE: Debonair Decor
I’ve been bouncing from site to site on the interwebs again in a mild attempt to find more ways to spruce up the atmosphere. D.I.Y. decor projects tend to overflow during Halloween seasons, but it seems any other time there’s a challenge to find them!
Thankfully, I was able to round up a few that emphasize upcycling an old lamp, transforming old paper towel rolls into something eerie, and putting last night’s dinner to creative work. Check out these creative ways to add flair to any of your rooms with these D.I.Y. projects!
Flamingo Toes’ Spooky Crystal Ball Halloween Candlesticks would look perfect over a fireplace or as a dining room table topper. Look online for old, clear holiday bulbs for this project, instead of buying them anew. If you’re painting your sticks, try to find a low VOC can of spray paint–it’s the better choice.
Over at The Art of Doing Stuff, blog contributor Karen confessed her affinity for strange decorations, and this would make any home more charming. She stated she’s been collecting the bones for over 2 years, however if you’re pressed for time, why not try going to your local restaurant and see if they can help out. Of course, they might give you a few looks, but it would totally be worth it in the end.
Perhaps the most innovative project here would be the House of Dewberry’s black candle project. With the power of paper towel rolls, a glue gun, some paint, and some tea lights, you can surely create a centrepiece that looks great not only for Halloween, but anytime of year.
Luxirare’s segment on candlelight started when he transformed his vodka decanter into–what else–a candle. He’s then taken it further by testing it out with shot glasses, test tubes and more, but the photo walk through is easy enough to follow.
Lastly, user Darkstar on the Halloween Forum was able to take an old land and transform it with a little pain, some skulls and some gauzy fabric. While the foam skulls aren’t necessarily the go-to for an enviro-goth, there are plenty of other ways this lamp remodel could be done, all while remaining sustainably chic.