11 Ideas Gathered from Photos
I’ve picked up the pace on my DIY Bohemian Facebook page, posting several ideas each day to inspire you to get busy on a project, which is what I need to do, too—but, life happens.
My objective in this post—as always— is to stir your inventiveness.
Because the combination of do-it-yourself and the unconventional bohemian spirit involves more than just one’s own personal style in the way each of us dress, it also includes the way we adorn our homes.
On my DIY Bohemian Facebook page, I’ve started including projects other than specifically clothing and accessories. I have long been interested in making certain decorative items for the home, and used to do it a lot. I LOVE making things!
I feel inspired to widen our conversations about creativity to include decor. Here is the first of such.
My post title carries the idea that you really don’t always need a tutorial. Many times, all you need to do is look carefully at a photograph of something to get a good idea of how to make it… or, to get an idea for something similar.
Of course, I will continue to share with you my tutorials, as I do my projects.
I hope to do some of these! But, in the meantime, take some incentive from the following.
For instance, when I saw this lantern birdhouse, I just fell in love with it!
Granted, the birdhouse needs to meet certain dimensions to fit into an antique lantern.
But, it’s DO-ABLE!!
I absolutely adore this idea! Who’d-a-thunk-it? Spoons for cabinet handles! 😀
Antique-Spoon Cabinet Pulls
By adding little individualistic touches like this, you can really “bohemian-ize” your home!
Remember: Bohemian = unconventional.
Antique-Shabby Chic-Bohemian Style
What a fabulous idea for a chair cover!
This fits into bohemian decor, as well as, shabby chic—and any manner of unique styles of furnishing your home.
Eclectic is the way to go when you want
original and nonconforming!
Simply fill your living space with things you adore!!
Ya know that collection of doilies you’ve been hording for a really great project? This is it!
Paintbrush Still Life
This is a work of art in mixed media!
For those of us who are drawing impaired, there’s still a way to be artists! Well, besides dressing in an artistic manner! …which, in itself, actually is mixed media art!! Lol.
If you hold onto things in hopes of finding further use for them (as I do), then, this is your project! Or, you could probably find scrubby old stuff at a rummage sale—or, in someone’s curbside trash pile—for free! Hey, I’m not above it! Lol.
Old beaten up paintbrush + a picture of anything + doodads = art!
Clever Necklace "Tree"
I really like this one! But, then, I really like ALL these ideas! …or, they wouldn’t be on my post! Lol.
If you’re at all like me, you have LOTZA necklaces!
The “necklace wearer” really NEEDS something on which to organize her many strands, chains, pendants, etc., etc.
Putting them in a bowl just gets them all tangled up! No good! They must be hung.
My own “light-bulb idea” was to hang them on the arms of a brass T-shaped, two-candle candle holder.
But, I love the pictured idea, too—It also makes a very attractive wall hanging! 😀
This is a fun no-sew, no-glue way to spiff up your kicks!
No matter what kind of boot you love—ankle boots, cowboy boots, boots with spike heels—any boot can be easily embellished in this way!
Get a kick outta your boots!
Simply wrap your boots in belts!
Anything from leather to glamour and glitz brings more bohemian spirit to your favorite footwear!
Chains work well for this, too!
Here’s another good look using many belts!
Though, this shows using all narrow ones, belts of differing widths would be attractive—even pairing a couple of wide belts together, with them hugging your hips, adds a contrasting texture to smooth or feminine fabrics.
This is one I’m eager to create!
I love the tattered look!
Even though this shows using an eyelet lace-up in the front, which I love, I think you could even use the waist area of jeans or shorts—or,fitted skirt, for the base of this “fairy belt.”
Just add streamers of colored fabric sewn to the inside bottom edge.
Fairy Fabric Belt
Wear it over a skirt, short or long, slim or gathered for added appeal!
Here’s a variation of, basically, the same idea…only with a more western appearance.
This way of patching is worth making holes just so you can patch ’em!
We all hate to say good-bye to our favorite jeans. Even though, distressed denim is cool, there will come a time to either patch
Vintage Clipboard Frame
Well, this may not be a clipboard, but that’s what I may use. I may smear some colored paint on it and sand in a few places when dry.
I love all the pieces that make this little work of art so interesting: the antique photo, the spool of
thread, and what looks like a drawer pull with some crochet peeking out under it.
This, too, is a must-do for me. 🙂
I just got a pair of purple skinny jeans for a quarter! Can you believe it? And I believe I have just the skirt to make the bell bottoms from!