DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Place for the New Year


New year, new space! Well, sort of. You can breathe new life into your home without moving—just try one of these easy DIY ideas.

DIY Paper Lampshade [HouseBeautiful]

If you’re an Etsy fanatic, this project gives you the opportunity to do a bit of shopping. Find your favorite decorative paper from an independent artisan, and use it to upgrade a plain white lampshade.

Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper Tutorial [Young House Love]

Have you been thinking about creating a statement wall or jazzing up your kitchen backsplash with some peel-and-stick wallpaper? The renter-friendly accent is fun, but a little finicky, which is why this pro guide will be so helpful when you tackle the project.

Tin Can Planters [homedit]

2020 saw the rise of the canned good and the houseplant. This craft highlights both! Instead of recycling those empty cans, upcycle them into pint-sized planters for your windowsill herb garden.