DIY Home Decor {Make it Yourself}

Nothing makes you prouder than when you make something yourself.  It’s always a good feeling when you create something (that turns out) you can use in your home or give as a gift.  My featured blogger has lots and lots of ideas and tutorials for making your home pretty with things you can make yourself.  Of course she’s a Jones. (my maiden name)

Jones Design Company

Making Things for Your Home

To carry on with my new decoupage obsession I found a craft project this blogger made for her home using decoupage and and old text book.  Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive and usually if you make it yourself, it adds more personality to your home.  If my decoupage tutorial didn’t make sense, she also explains her process.

Making Art

She made 3 different art pieces from an old book.

making art for your walls

Simple with a punch. (we have that same bed in our guest bedroom)

Diy Wall art for your bedroom

Making it Pretty

You are going to DIE over her office makeover.  That chalkboard wall is stunning.  A simple black wall makes a statement!  So pretty! Notice the lettering at the top.  Sigh. how to use chalkboard paint

How to Make a Stencil Template

Here’s the rest of the room and a better look at that stenciled wall………….cuz I know you looking at it. If you’ve got the patience, you will love her tutorial on how she did it.  Beautiful room.

DIY office makeover

How To to Make a Wreath

Talk about adding character!  You’re not going to find these wreaths at Target! My two favorite materials.  Linen and Burlap.  She has a great tutorial on how to make these wreaths, ruffles and all.  So so cute!

How to make a ruffled wreath

Make a Pillow-

You know those cool grain sack pillows you see in the popular magazines?  Emily decided it was time to make her own, one that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, one she wouldn’t have to worry about her 4 kids laying on.  (yes, 4 children)

Emily shows us in a tutorial (she has great tutorials) how she used a kitchen rug to make this pillow. You gotta think outside the box sometimes! Love it.


how to make a grain sack pillow from a rug

You’ll love Emily’s site.  You’ll be jealous of her decorating talent.  You’ll be even more jealous when you see her shop of wonderfully designed stationary and printable art and papers.  I’ve got my eye on a couple of her printables.

printable papers and art


Alrighty…….I’ve done my job……..I found you another amazing blogger to fill you with inspiration.  Now it’s time to do your job.  Head on over and shower her with the code of TCB.

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Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. says

    I. Love. Her. Blog.
    holyhandwriting! Emily is the queen of supercool original and creative and gorgeous fonts. She designs and sells them, teaches you how to make them, features links to free sources…just start with her 25 Favorite Fonts post and you’ll be lost for many happy hours! :)

  2. Chrystina says

    These are such great projects to work on. I really like the piece of art over the bed – so simple, looks awesome and such a calming color scheme. Fabulous.

  3. Melissa says

    I love her blog. She has so much inspiration going on. She is one that I visit almost everyday.
    I just found your blog through BlogFrog and glad I did. I’m a new blogger and a new follower of your blog.