Feeling crafty, but don't know which end of the glue gun is up? Well, you'll feel like a DIY master in no time after trying a few of our favorite no-fail projects. Now go warm up those glue guns and get crafting!
1. Chalkboard Paint Makeover
This one day project will give new life to any piece of furniture. Give your target piece a quick sand with medium grit sandpaper. Wipe clean and tape off the areas you don't want painted. Apply a single coat of primer and dry thoroughly. Apply 2 coats of chalkboard paint, and voila.....your friends and family will think you're the next Martha Stewart!
2. Magnetic Catch All
Free up desk space with this clever magnetic catch all. Start with any length magnetic strip (available at hardware stores or Ikea). Cut wallpaper, fabric or scrapbooking paper large enough to fit 1/4" over edges of strip. Fold edges over strip and use a glue gun or spray adhesive to affix material. Place completed strip on desired surface and enjoy getting organized in style!
3. Cork Trivet Bulletin Board
This 20 minute project is super practical, and super easy! Find or buy any size cork trivet or tile. Choose your fabric and cut roughly 1" larger than cork shape. Turn fabric print side down and center cork in the middle. Use a glue gun to run a bead of glue along the edge of the cork. Working quickly, pull fabric tight and press against cork with your finger. Continue until all edges are secure. Hang and enjoy!
4. Washi Tape Picture Frames
All you need to complete this simple DIY project is some inexpensive washi tape (find it here) and a little imagination! Decide what images you would like to frame and create your layout on the floor before you begin. Affix the images to the wall using double sitck tape. Once the image is positioned on the wall, take a roll of tape and make a frame around it, adjusting the size and amount of interior space to your liking. Use a sharp X-Acto blade to trim any excess tape. Go beyond the same old rectangle and try different shapes - be brave and mix it up!