10 DIY New Year’s Resolutions

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By: Emily Davies-Robinson
Published: January 8, 2016
Last Update: March 8, 2023
This is the perfect time of the year to plan out all the DIY projects to do this year. Here are a few easy craft ideas you should plan to make in 2016.

1. Thread and Pearl Bangles

Upgrade your accessories collection by designing your own stylish thread and pearl bangles. Customize your bangles to match your wardrobe and create one to match every occasion. Kollabora has some simple bangle patterns that anyone can make. Thread and Pearl Bangles

2. Hang Photo Wall Art

Here’s a great DIY wall art idea from Pop Sugar. Have your favourite photos printed out as a 36-by-48 inch engineering print. Split the image into two (or three or four) and attach each half of the image to two 20-by-30 inch foam boards. Hang Photo Wall Art

3. Stich a Homemade Glasses Case

Instead of just throwing them into your purse, unprotected, keep your shades safe by putting them into a unique homemade glass case. Not an expert sewer? The good news is that you only need to know basic sewing skills to create this simple DIY glass case. Stich a Homemade Glasses Case

4. Roll Beeswax Candles

Roll sheets of beeswax into beautiful accent pieces for any room. These easy-to-make candles also make great gifts for any occasion!Roll Beeswax Candles

5. Transform a Dollar Store Frame

Your family and friends will never know what you actually paid for your one-of-a-kind DIY picture frame. The best thing is that only minimal artistic talent is actually required. Watch this simple tutorial and you’ll have a personalized place to store some of your most precious photos or decorative prints. Transform a Dollar Store Frame

6. Build a Desktop Organizer

Personalize your cubicle by building your own DIY desktop organizer. You don’t need to be a carpenter to put this simple project together. Follow these simple instructions and you’ll have the cleanest desk in the office before you know it. Build a Desktop Organizer

7. Personalize Your Napkins

Add a dash of color to your dining room table with a set of brushstroke dyed napkins. These easy (and eyecatching) table decorations will definitely be a hit at your next dinner party! Personalize Your Napkins

8. Design Your Own Clutch

You don’t have to be an expert seamstress to design your own homemade clutch. All you need is some fabric and some glue. Just follow the instructions in this video and you’ll have people asking where they can get one of their own. Design Your Own Clutch

9. Create Denim Coasters

Here’s a new use for some old jeans. Cut out strips of old denim and roll them into round coasters. You’ll enjoy giving your drinks this stylish home. Plus, they also make great gifts! Create Denim Coasters

10. Assemble Paper Clip Earrings

This is a more creative use for your typical boring paper clip. Kill time during a boring day by creating personalized ear accessories using paper clips and ripped up pages from magazines or construction paper. Here are few designs you can start with. Assemble Paper Clip Earrings