The beauty of rustic home decors is probably the fact that it relies on relatively unused or ignored attributes of a home to recreate a new unique feel to the home. While the rustic style of interior décors is mostly fit for getaway cabin décor, with our DIY projects and creative ideas and a small portion of rustic accents placed here and there you will be able to instantly transform your living space.
With the need to have a predominantly unique home on the rise (because who wants their house to look like every house ever), the concept of DIY craft projects using rustic craft creative ideas is getting more and more acceptable. This is why we here on tanya.pink, have put together an article for our top 20 rustic DIY projects and handcrafted accents that bring warmth to your home décor.
With handcrafted designs, it is the basic things that transform a regular house into a unique home and even better is the satisfaction you derive from actually doing it yourself. Regardless of your choice of interior décor style, DIY projects would always find a way to blend in seamlessly yet stand out as unique in any home. So let’s get right into it!
20 Rustic DIY Projects
- WOOD PLANKED ACCENT WALL
Regardless of your preference when it comes to interior décor, whether you like a medieval, eccentric, contemporary, ultra-modern or even eclectic style to your apartment, a wood finish would always bring warmth to your home. Creating your own planked accent wall as well as infusing your personal idea of a wall finish, gives a new look to your home. This erstwhile bland look is rebranded with a wood plank accent that houses both a mini-library and a makeshift sofa which share similar hues with the wood planked wall, giving this home an unexpectedly warm feel. As classy as this ensemble is, it is quite simple to create. Bring your ideas to life with this DIY craft project.
- HAND PAINTED JARS
Instead of leaving your used jars just lying around as junk in your apartment, recreate them to add a unique feel to your home. The beauty of DIY projects is that each idea is unique to every individual. Reusing your old jars would certainly add a warm fuzzy feel to your home.
Extra Tip: Make your home uniquely glamorous by converting all or most of your used glass jars into hand painted flower vases. You save money, add warmth to your home as well as provide your home with a much needed natural ambience.
- DIY VIGNETTES
Essentially, one of the best ways to add designer worthy stylishness to your home is via handmade vignettes. By simply arranging objects into a vignette and placing them on top shelves and tables as seen in the image, you would be creating an attractive still life. The best part is, it would only go down as one of your DIY crafted projects because with one successful vignettes comes an array of vignette creative ideas. With most DIY ideas, you don’t have to spend a lump sum of money to recreate your home. When making vignettes, you could use already available resources like plants, mirrors, photos, vases and even personal belongings. The dynamics of a handmade vignette rests solely on your mood and choice of style. Putting old jars to use, tying a bundle of books with a rope and rebranding your home with stuff you would normally discard is one sure way to create a wonderful rustic accent for your décor.
- TOWEL RACK
The fulfillment of watching your creation add an extra touch of elegance to your already stylish home can only be provided by handmade accents. This ladder towel rack is one of such creations that serves multipurpose within the home. You could put an old ladder to use when implementing this concept or you could build a ladder yourself. There are tons of tutorials online to help you wrap your head around the concept.
- WALL DECORATIONS
Why buy an expensive wall décor when you can make a unique one from the scratch. The best part of creativity is its dynamicity and for your home, a handful of DIY ideas would not hurt. The images here show creative decorations of the walls by fixing bottles and jars to the walls which when rebranded become flower pots and by extension, a nice rustic addition of an accent.
- CANDLE LANTERNS
Bring warmth to your home (both literally and metaphorically) with these candle lanterns. Achieving this bit of rustic accent requires a handful of tools, a little bit of ingenuity as well as the desire to transform your home with standout attributes. Give your home the country feel it deserves and watch as both your DIY crafted candle lanterns and the rest of your DIY crafted projects glow.
- HANDMADE RACKS AND SHELVES
While it is relatively easier to just buy a unique rack or a shelf, it is also more expensive. If you are looking to add a touch of country panache into your home, then perhaps you want to bring your DIY craft creative ideas to life with these handmade racks and shelves. Beyond the satisfaction you get from creating a shelf all by yourself, you also infuse a little bit of rustic accent into your décor.
- RUSTIC MIRROR FRAME
Just about everything can be made or remade at your own discretion, including turning your own mirror just how you like it. Once again, buying these things might be simpler but making them offers a more unique feel to your mirrors and interior décor generally.
- SHELF FROM STACKED OLD BOXES
Have a handful of old boxes and need a shelf? Then simply add an eccentric yet stylish feel to your décor by stacking the boxes to create a bookshelf or even a cabinet with an accent. Chances are that the furniture company mass produces the same type of bookshelf for the mainstream market; with your DIY projects and creative ideas brought to life, your shelf would hold a unique space and class of its own.
- CLOTH HANGERS
With accents, it’s the little things that matter. The extra touch of color, the variation in style, the subtle addition of an attribute to the interior décor -these are that exemplify accents. Why go for the same cloth hanger found in every home out there when you could simply craft your own and provide a unique addition to your home.
- HANDMADE BENCH
Number eleven on our list of DIY craft creative ideas that would provide warmth to your home is this really basic yet warm bench made out of wood. All that is required to craft this accent is a few nails, measurements and of course some wood you probably wanted to discard. Add a warm fuzzy feel to your interior décor as well as provide the much-needed grounding to most of today’s ultramodern interior décor styles.
- RUSTIC CANDLE HOLDERS
Rustic and cozy with a light touch of glamour, these candle holders are sure to donate some extra warmth to your home. Most suitable for holiday periods like Christmas and thanksgiving, this beautiful handmade accent is relatively easy to put together. The materials needed to make these candle holders are: Glass, candles, twigs, paint, Hot Glue Gun and glue. With a simple 4-step- DIY method, you can recreate your rooms’ ambiance with these candle holders.
- Break off twigs into three piles of 2.5inch pieces (piles depend on how many candles you want to make)
- Paint each pile of twig differently for variety and style
- Using the hot glue gun, run a line of glue along on edges of each twig piece then stick and secure to glasses and repeat procedure till all twigs are secure on the glass.
- UNIQUE WOOD HEADERBOARD
Headboards have become a norm for every bedroom décor these days. From ultra-modern to Scandinavian and even vintage homes have headerboards in their bedroom. The erstwhile unique addition to a bedrooms décor now comes off as usual and expected. Create your own unique wood headerboard and provide a touch of elegance and warmth to your room. As with several other rustic accents, this rebrand is cost effective and easily achievable.
- DIY CABINETS
What if you could create your cabinet from the scratch by yourself? Quite frankly this DIY project would be tasking to say the least and chances are that you would have a few cuts and blisters here and there but it’s nothing compared to the joy and pride that you get when you finally infuse this craft project idea into your home, providing it with that essential warmth, touch of class and elegance that wood accents provide. With DIY cabinets, all you need is a handful of materials (predominantly wood which can be gotten from a dumpster or from a home undergoing refurbishment), a little bit of expertise is also required but video tutorials can also come in handy.
- RUSTIC CORBEL
The best part of rustic DIY and handcrafted accents is actually within its name- “DIY” and “Handcrafted”. This means you simply create everything to suite your style and ideas. DIY corbels can be used to add pizzazz to a kitchen stand, positioned beneath cabinets or just about everywhere there’s a walkway. If you have to work on this corbel from the scratch, it wouldn’t hurt to show it off for a bit. Add a warm fuzzy feel to your décor with these DIY Rustic corbels. Tons of video tutorials online are available to guide your path.
- DECORATIVE RUSTIC SHELVES
Give your décor a stylish rebrand; do away with generic shelves and bring the warmth with these decorative rustic shelf DIY craft creative ideas. As with most handmade accents, it is pretty easy… given the right mindset. The goal with DIY projects is to achieve a look that is totally unique to your homes design. For a decorative rustic shelf such as this one all that is needed is a 6×6 rustic post, chopped into 9 pieces of equal sizes and stuck to the wall using basic carpentry tools (anchors are most suitable in this case). This shelf can be used to display your beautiful pottery in classic museum style.
- DIY PALLET TABLES
Pallet tables are quite rare to find but what is even rarer is a handmade pallet table. With a variety of colors and patterns, this table provides an elegance that only rustic accents can. Components are easily sourced as this craft is made of reclaimed wood. The design starts with a regular pallet which is cut in half lengthwise using a jigsaw, thus leaving just the center board. A handful of basic carpentry processes follow which are no different from regular DIY table carpentry videos found on the internet. The creative experience to be attained in the course of creating this pallet table is quite unmatched by simply walking into a store to make a purchase.
- HAND MADE COFFEE TABLE
Much like the pallet table, handmade coffee table designs not only provide your interior décor with an edgy feel, they also give you a chance to be expressive with your designs. Quite easy to create using old unused boxes and pallets; simply paint whatever color you find suiting then add some wheels and you have a unique handmade coffee table.
- MILK CRATE OTTOMAN
This unique creation stems from a modification of an erstwhile vintage milk crate using plywood to cover the top and an extra layer covered with upholstery…creating your own uniqueness has never been so easy. Give your homes décor a facelift by implementing some of these DIY projects to success.
- TREE TRUNK SIDE TABLE
On our final spot is this side table made from tree trunks. Do away with regular side tables and add a touch of rarity and beauty to your décor with the rustic accent provided by the tree trunk side table. With a self-explanatory name, the side table derives its materials from nature’s presence with little finishes depending on your choice of style.