What good is a craft if you can’t use it for something? Wearable crafts stand in for boring store-bought fashion, crocheted afghans keep you warm in front of the tube, and homemade cards can be given to friends on special occasions.
Similarly, crafts that double as home decor can personalize your home on the cheap. On FaveCrafts.com last week, we put up some great new home decorating craft projects to try, all of which use recycled materials or supplies you already have in your stash.
Polka Dot Tissue Lantern: Embellish a paper lantern with tissue paper scraps cut into circles. The tissue paper is translucent, which allows the light from the lamp to glow warmly through the polka dots.
Mosaic Wall: Never has a home decorating idea been this easy–just adhere extra scrapbook paper or card stock to your wall with glue dots to add some personality to your room.
Paper Graffiti Lamp: Who uses phone books anymore now that we have the internet? No one, unless they’re making this edgy lamp. Rip phone book pages into strips to embellish a plain lamp shade.
If your appetite for home decorating crafts has still not been satiated, check out “Great Decor in a Flash Without a Lot of Cash.”