15 easy DIY ideas to make your home more special

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We've all got a crafty DIY side to us. If only we could think of some fun and easy home improvement projects to complete in order to zing up our homes and up the cute factor a little bit.

Well, you don't need to be an expert to be able to complete any of the projects we're showing you today. Whether your sofa needs cheering up with some new cushions or your bathroom floor could use a flash of colour, we have the right project for you.

Let's get crafty!

2. Macramé is easy to master

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MACRAME PLANT HANGER DOUBLE

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And lets you create amazing Scandinavian-inspired plant hangers.

3. Put those origami skills to good use

And make fun decorations. You could even go large and try your hand at a lampshade!

4. Branch out from simple twigs in pots as corner decorations

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Christmas '14

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And try to make a driftwood tree! Some fairy lights will finish it perfectly.

5. Crack out the sewing machine

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Occipinti

Trailing Flower Cushion

Occipinti

And get to making some simple cushion slip on covers. The only limit is what fabrics you have to hand!

6. Unleash your inner Picasso

And paint a wall mural on your little one's bedroom wall.

7. Think about how you can repurpose items already in your home

These plastic drinks bottle planters are amazing!

8. Don't confuse shabby chic with tatty

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Annie Sloan

Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan www.anniesloan.com

Annie Sloan

You can easily and quickly give an old piece of furniture a new lease of life with some chalk paint.

9. A pegboard is the perfect one day project

If you need some extra organisation.

10. Brighten up boring storage items

By painting the drawer and cupboard fronts.

11. Wine crates are so versatile and make great seats

And also perfect coffee tables and even beautiful bookshelves when stacked.

12. Don't walk on by a dull floor

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Drummond's Case Study: London Townhouse, Notting Hill

Drummonds Bathrooms

Grab the pastel paints and go to town! The more vibrant the pattern, the better.

13. While you have the pastel paints handy

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Think about painting up some plain plant pots.

14. Before you throw out any old jumpers or jackets

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Quilts by Lisa Watson

A stack of Finest Harris Tweed quilts

Quilts by Lisa Watson

Cut out as much fabric as possible and create unique sofa throws.

15. Try your hand at some simple printing

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Swallow collection of homewares

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Napkins and tea towels are a great place to start!

For more DIY guidance, take a look at this Ideabook: When You Should DIY (Or Spend Some Money On A Pro).

Are you feeling inspired to let out your crafty side?

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