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Well, it’s official. My husband and I are selling our house, and while I’m supposed to be working on preparing our current home, I’m instead dreaming of craft ideas for decorating our new home. It’s hard not to be excited to have a blank canvas to create all of my favorite craft ideas in my new home. Sure, we’ll have all of our old furniture and knick-knacks, but a bigger house with a different layout is honestly this do-it-yourself wife’s dream!

So while I should be painting my room and packing up our clutter, I’ve been busy on Pinterest, Flickr, and Google looking for the best home decor projects and craft ideas. I’m creating a virtual manila folder full of craft ideas I might like to try in my new home and thought I’d share them with you so you can spruce up your existing home or dreaming of your future home too!

1. Small art is great art

One idea that I have long found intriguing is to use a bunch of small framed prints and hang them in a grid to create the effect of a larger framed piece of art. It could be made inexpensively using fabric scraps, wallpaper, gift wrap or scrap paper, and what a statement that would make.

2. Painted glass bottles

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Simple projects can sometimes yield elegant results, like these painted wine bottles. Any glass container will do – old mason jars, soda bottles, mayonnaise jars – and all you need is tape and spray paint. What a great idea it would be to create your own decorative vases, pencil holders or candle holders.

3. Crochet rug for t-shirt

Like many people, I’ve accumulated a lot of t-shirts over the years. It’s high time to cut back and this project is the perfect impetus I need to do just that. Seems pretty simple too – most of the work is just cutting and then hooking the lock, which is what I did in college. I also like the idea of ​​using a dye to create a solid color rug to match my room.

4. False “mercury glass” mirror

Mercury glass is a type of vintage glass that was made by adding silver during the glass-making process to create a silvery sheen on the glass. It’s also possible to buy modern faux mercury glass home accessories at stores like West Elm and Terrain. Or you can make your own vintage-inspired “mercury glass” using this tutorial. It’s on my to-do list.

5. Nail Art and Threads

Here’s another nifty idea for creating wall art without spending a ton of money – while using skills you probably picked up at summer camp. All it takes is wire and some basic hardware and tools like nails, a hammer, and a level. I already have enough wasted yarn to line the walls of a mansion!

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