From the inside out: 19 DIY home projects for indoors + outdoors

By Brittni • posted on 02/13/2024

Now that we are living in an apartment again, we have a new set of challenges when it comes to decorating. Our old house was too small, and our new apartment is almost twice the size of our old space, BUT we don’t own this one. So it feels very temporary and it doesn’t feel like we can lay down roots. Do you know what I mean?

Luckily, I am obsessed with DIY projects and have found a bunch of handmade touches that I can whip up in no time to make our new(ish) space feel like home. Here are 16 DIY projects for the indoors and out…

Small Housewares

1. DIY Succulent Wraps from Camille Styles 2. DIY Clay Pots by Claire for Say Yes to Hoboken

3. DIY Wall Clock from Scandinavian Deko 4. Make a Chevron Pillow from Biscuits and Jam

Wall Art

5. Geometric Wall Art (yep this is a diy) from Kate for Design Sponge

6. DIY Book Frame Wall Art from Lauren Elise for Papernstitch

7. Nail and String Wall Art from Jen Loves Kev

8. Wood Pendant DIY from my buddy Chris at ManMade


9. Create a custom Storage Ottoman from Katherine for Papernstitch 10. Make an easy cushion Ottoman from Casasugar

11. DIY Dog Crate Coffee Table from HGTV (by Erin of Design for Mankind – found via Dog Milk)

*I know this one doesn’t exactly look fast or easy, but I love it.

12. DIY Tree Stump Table from Martha Stewart

13. Upholster a Chair with DIY Printed Fabric from How About Orange

Lighting + Accessories

14. DIY Cardboard Chandelier from Kayte for Etsy’s Blog

15. Modern DIY Coatrack from Weekday Carnival

The Great Outdoors

16. Chevron Recycled Wood Planter Box from Zelo Photo  17. Color Block Terra Cotta Pots from A Beautiful Mess

18. Outdoor Kitchen DIY (free pdf instructions) from Studio Mama

19. Outdoor Lighting DIY from Lowe’s

What problems are you currently tackling with your home?

Let me know in the comments below.

P.S. If you’re looking for craft project ideas for Mother’s Day, check out this roundup of 25 projects you can finish up last minute (with the kiddos if you have any) to get you through the holiday. One of my projects made the list at #3.

18 comments | Click here to reply

Picture really worth a thousand words! I have gotten some idea for my home interior design. Credit to the awesome photos here.

Drew White

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Cheryl Cope (@cheryljcope)

I cannot decide which one i want to try first! I am obsessed over that frame art!

Danielle Hardy

Love the outdoor kitchen! Some many fab ideas! 🙂


RT @yestohoboken: Great roundup! Thanks for including ours “@papernstitch top 19 #DIY home projects roundupâ€

ImpulseSave (@impulsesave)

holy goodness… what a genius idea! i love that ottoman. I just saw some really pretty bright pattern cushions too, wishing i had a chair to fit them… I hear ya on apartment living. You’ve always got super cute DIY and ideas that help make any place feel like home 🙂

ryan @ The Blooming Thread

Nice! RT @papernstitch: From the Inside Out: 19 DIY home projects for indoors + outdoors: Now that we are living in…

Kirsten Jassies (@kirst_enj)

Awesome DIY roundup Brittni -thx for including us! “@papernstitch: top 19 #DIY home projects roundup”

Camille Styles (@camillestyles)

@papernstitch From the Inside Out: 19 DIY home projects for indoors + outdoors

Launch.Grow.Joy. (@AndreeaAyers)

Great roundup! Thanks for including ours “@papernstitch top 19 #DIY home projects roundupâ€

Liz Stanley (@yestohoboken)

.@camillestyles @yestohoboken @ManMadeDIY @elsiecake @erinloechner in top 19 #DIY home projects roundup

(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch)

Hi Hannah! Looks like we have a lot in common because I just went over to your blog and…I want to eat healthy too (but creme brulee always seems to change my mind). Thanks for stopping by.


Thanks for this post…I love so many of the ideas! We also rent and are always looking for ways to spruce up the magnolia walls!!


I wish I had time to do them all too Tia. I’ll think I’ll just start with a few. 🙂


I love all of these ideas! I wish I had the time to do them all! 😀


Hi Chanel. Thanks for stopping by. I love seeing DIYs on Camille Styles. That succulent wrap is a great project! Have a good weekend!


RT @papernstitch: From the Inside Out: 19 DIY home projects for indoors + outdoors: Now that we are living in…

Katy (@bustmybutton)

Thanks so much for featuring our succulents wraps! Best of luck with your projects 🙂

Chanel //
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