So the weekend is here, and you have watched all the good movies and series on Netflix. You’ve been sitting around all day looking at cool DIY hacks for home decor on Instagram, but haven’t tried any yet. So, why not use all your good weekend time to either do up your place with DIY crafts? Let your creative energies flow with these amazing DIY hacks that use up all the trash in your home. Buckle up, because, boy, have we got the best life hack ideas for you!

Amazing DIY hacks with rope

1. Tire Seat

For this DIY craft, you will need:

  1. A Tire (new or used one)
  2. Two Pieces of MDF boards 1/4 inch thick (size depends on the size of your tire). If finding this is a little difficult, try stuffing the tire’s cavity with sturdy cushioning and use layers of sturdy cardboard circles glued together instead of MDF.
  3. Jigsaw (for cutting MDF in a circle). You can get these cut versions at a hardware store.
  4. A Drill
  5. A Screwdriver
  6. A Hot Glue Gun
  7. Natural Twisted Sisal Rope 1/4 inch thick
  8. A protective sealer and a brush

Process – This DIY craft uses up old tires to create gorgeous seating for your bedroom and living room. Who knew DIY hacks for home decor could be this easy?! The original approach to creating this seating requires you to get MDF boards, but our team believes you can replace it with thick, sturdy cardboard. The trick is to fill the tire’s cavity with cushioning (the mattress sort which is hard and doesn’t compress so easily) and then gluing at least 6-7 thick cardboard circles the same diameter as the tire. Read more about this and the correct way of wrapping the rope around the tire. Trust us, this is one of the most amazing DIY hacks out there!

2. DIY crafts that repurpose ugly laundry baskets

For this DIY, you will need:

  1. A plastic laundry basket
  2. Two different colored cords, about 1/4 inch thick
  3. Hot glue gun and glue sticks

One of the best DIY crafts to turn the eye-sore that is your laundry basket into a beautiful handicraft basket. And that too in three easy steps! You could finish up this craft in under 45 minutes and you’d end up with these beautiful baskets that transform your entire room! Here’s how to repurpose old laundry baskets in three easy steps! There is literally one of the easiest DIY hacks for home decor!

3. DIY Rope lanterns

For this DIY, you will need:

  1. A gallon size jar
  2. Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint – Color Sea Foam
  3. Jute Rope
  4. Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  5. Scissors
  6. Binder Clips

Process: One of the most amazing DIY hacks, this lets you use up all the empty glass jars in your home. This DIY not only looks super gorgeous; it also helps all of those who’ve been trying to move toward a zero-waste lifestyle. It’s super easy and fun – ask your roommate or partner to join you in this fun DIY hack. Here’s how to weave the jute around your glass jar. This is one of those life hack ideas that’ll be useful to you in more ways than one!

Amazing DIY hacks with Plastic

Are you ready for some really cool DIY hacks? As you know, plastic is one of the leading pollutants on our earth today. It started as a cheap way to store our daily items but turned out to be an expensive ordeal for our planet. So, if you are someone who hates throwing away plastic, here are some ways you can reuse and repurpose it. Hence, taking off the edge from our marine life and our beloved planet. This is one of those life hack ideas that will save the planet while making your home more beautiful. Are there any DIY crafts that could be better?!

4. Faux Stained Glass Feathers

For this DIY, you will need:

  1. Americana Crystal, 3D and Frost Gloss Enamels
  2. Embroidery hoop
  3. Yarn
  4. Transparent plastic sheets or old plastic folders/clear plastic take-out lids

Process: Here’s how to make these whimsical faux stained glass feathers. Isn’t it one of the amazing DIY hacks you’ve ever seen?

5. Plastic Bottle Planters

For this DIY, you will need:

  1. Plastic bottle – soda/water bottles
  2. Jute thread
  3. Scissors
  4. White spray paint
  5. White glue

Process: This one of the most straight forward and cool DIY hacks. So, cut the bottom half of the bottle carefully with scissors and use a hot iron to flatten the sharp edges. Let the cap on the bottle stay attached for this project. Now, use the spray paint on the bottle and keep it to dry for a few hours. After the paint dries, use white glue to wrap the jute thread around the bottle. Don’t use a glue gun, as some plastic bottles wilt under hot glue.

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