When was the last time you did something for the first time? I mean, when was the last time you defied every known law on interior decorations, and how exactly did it turn out to be?

Looking to add some extra pizzazz to your home decor and you want to do it yourself to save on splurges or just for the fun of it? That’s a brilliant idea, we’ll tell you that. It’s certainly the best way to add unique features to your decor.

To get you started, we’ve picked 15  DIYs that can be described as unexpectedly brilliant and what fun ways to make a decor statement they are. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Feather Pendant

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Feather Pendant @istandarddesign

Tutorial: www.abeautifulmess.com

This DIY feather pendant goes really well against this black painted ceiling but even if your room doesn’t sport a dark scheme, the quirkiness of feathered design will make a great statement nonetheless.

Hanging Shelves

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Hanging Shelves @istandarddesign

Tutorial: whydontyoumakeme.com

The brilliance in these DIY hanging shelves lie in that they take but one hole in the wall. So if you’re not keen on drilling a lot of holes in your walls, this is the perfect project to add some storage (although there’s more sense in only making display of these nice little shelves.)

Mercury Glass Vases

Source: www.hammerandheelsblog.com

Tutorial: www.hammerandheelsblog.com

Mixing materials in home decor is a popular technique and you should absolutely take advantage of it – it adds sophistication and class to your decor. An easy way to do it is to spray paint a glass vase.

Honeycomb Shelves from Popsicle Sticks

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Honeycomb Shelves @istandarddesign

Tutorial: makeanddocrew.com

Another quirky DIY that makes use of simple materials – all you need is a bunch of popsicle sticks for this project. Make these small honeycomb shaped shelves for wall display.

Mini Pallet Coasters

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Mini Pallet Coasters @istandarddesign

Tutorial: TheSorryGirls @ youtube.com

If you’re a fan of rustic DIY projects you might already have done something with pallet wood. This DIY allows you to add cute little accents in the same spirit.

Metallic Letters

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Gold Magnetic Letters @istandarddesign

Tutorial: inspiredbycharm.com

When your fridge needs embellishment look no farther than magnetic letters, but instead of settling for the cheap plastic look, spray paint them in gold for a sophisticated accent.

Vase Centerpiece

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Paper Lantern Vase Centerpiece @istandarddesign

Tutorial: blog.smartyhadaparty.com

This simple project adds a rustic centerpiece that’s full of charm. Bonus points for reusing and upcycling materials.

Frame Shelves

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Picture Frame Shelves @istandarddesign

Tutorial: www.myrepurposedlife.com

One of the most brilliant DIY projects you can make – not only these shelves add whimsy, they introduce architectural features too, which makes your decor all the more sophisticated.

Seashell Candles

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Seashell Candles @istandarddesign

Tutorial: TheHackster @ youtube.com

Have a bunch of seashells from your last trip to the beach? You can make more of them than just display items – make these whimsical seashell candles.

Decorative Mirror from Plastic Spoons

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Decorative Chrysanthemum Mirror @istandarddesign

Tutorial: addicted2decorating.com

Some of the cheapest materials can make brilliant decor if you know what to do with them. This chrysanthemum decorative mirror takes just a bunch of plastic spoons and some spray paint – the result is unexpectedly brilliant. Another thing that you can add is custom coasters to give your dining a unique look.

Succulent Pod Bookends

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Succulent Pod & Organizer Bookends @istandarddesign

Tutorial: ispydiy.com

Such a simple idea but one that has big impact on your decor vignettes. Make these little succulent pod bookends and create wonderful displays.

Crystal Chandelier

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Crystal Chandelier @istandarddesign

Tutorial: www.amandakatherine.com

This easy to make chandelier doesn’t look cheap at all. In fact, it doesn’t even require rewiring the lighting fixture as it is but a camouflage job.

Tire and Rope Ottoman

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Rope Ottoman @istandarddesign

Tutorial: www.stylemepretty.com

This awesome ottoman was doing rounds on Pinterest for a while and it’s such a brilliant idea that it must be bumped up over and over again. All you need to make this cool ottoman is an old tire and a piece of rope.

Canvas String Art Graffiti

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Canvas String Art Graffiti @istandarddesign

Tutorial: jugglingactmama.com

Anyone can make beautiful art if they have the right technique. We’re here to give you that technique so you can create great things with it.

Himmeli Geometric Sculpture

Check out the tutorial: #DIY Himmeli Geometric Sculpture @istandarddesign

Tutorial: ashandcrafts.com

Want to save more on abstract art? This geometric sculpture project is an easy way to add shapes and metallic features to your display.

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