There are few things more fun (and addicting) than checking out the new arrivals sections in home decor stores like West Elm. They’re chock-full of fab items that make you want to splurge on planters, update your wall art and start stocking up on vases for those spring blooms. You can totally picture these items in your own home except for one tiny, itty bitty minor detail: the price tag. Instead of letting your budget dictate how much spring decorating you can do this season, check out these 13 wonderful West Elm hacks. They’ll give your home the refresh you’re craving for so much less.
1. DIY Indigo Inkodye Napkins: Indigo is going to be the one to beat this spring, which is why West Elm’s Roar + Rabbit Tea Towels ($29) have already sold out. Before you start regretting that you didn’t splurge on a set of towels, check out this fun and easy dye DIY that will take your kitchen decor to the next level. (via Homey Oh My!)
2. DIY Live Botanical Artwork: It’s almost silly how easy it is to hack West Elm’s Still Acrylic Wall Art ($129+) with botanical prints or even dried flowers. Make a gallery wall of spring blooms to hold you over until you can get out in the garden. (via Dream Green DIY)
3. DIY Circle Chain Mirror: Mirror, mirror on the wall, what would make us happier than this Metal Framed Round Wall Mirror ($249) from West Elm? Answer: This rad DIY option that you can personalize with paint and a hanging chain. (via A Beautiful Mess)
4. DIY Dino Planter: As adorable as these West Elm mouse Ceramic Animal Planters ($14) are, dinosaurs win every time. Technically you can make an air plant holder out of any plastic animal, so get ready to raid your local dollar store. Just drill a hole, spray paint the dino gold and you’re done. (via Brit + Co)
5. DIY Paint Dipped Vases: West Elm’s Cracked Glass Vases ($12+) definitely bring the springtime vibes, but these mini dipped vases are so much fun. You can create a whole centerpiece for your table, and mix up the colors and sizes of the bottles. (via Sarah Hearts)
6. DIY Gold Rimmed Faux Marble Coasters: It’s super easy to get the look of West Elm’s Rain Coasters ($25) with some oven bake clay and gold foil. Before your next spring brunch comes along, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got enough coasters for all those mimosas. (via Earnest Home Co.)
7. DIY Himmeli Gem Decor: Geometric shapes aren’t going anywhere. Hack West Elm’s Symmetry Objects ($29) with straws and a can of gold spray paint, and keep your #shelfie game on point this spring. (via Transient Expression)
8. DIY Concrete Desktop: Concrete is all the rage right now, and West Elm’s Solid Concrete Side Table ($279) embraces the trend in a big way. This DIY desk will definitely be the place to be while you’re being uber creative. (via Home Depot)
9. DIY Patterned Vase: Recreate West Elm’s Indigo Ceramic Vase ($49+) with dollar store vases, a little spray paint and a few washi tape triangles. Yeah, you saw that one coming. The best thing about DIY-ing your vases is that you can switch out the colors whenever you feel like a change. (via Dream Green DIY)
10. DIY Monogrammed Ring Cone: Betcha can’t guess which photo is the DIY. Hack West Elm’s Ring Cones ($30) with oven bake clay and paint. You could probably make an entire ring cone forest for the $30 you’re saving, so make a set that you can totally gift to your ring-wearing BFFs. (via Brit + Co)
11. DIY Sand Art Terrarium: We’re just a little bit in love with West Elm’s Roar + Rabbit Freeform Terrarium ($49+). Believe it or not, you can DIY a chic mini terrarium for much less. Sprinkle some gold glitter into the mix, and you’ve got the look nailed. (via Brit + Co)
12. DIY Concrete Planter Stand: Since spring is here, we just want to surround ourselves with as many plants as possible. Make a copy of West Elm’s Mid-Century Leg Planter ($169+) with this DIY concrete stand. If raw concrete isn’t your thing, you could totally paint the planter and the legs bright neon and gold. (via Francois et Moi)
13. DIY Breakfast in Bed Tray: Chase away those morning blues with a snazzy breakfast tray. West Elm’s Painted Trays ($14+) are cute, but making your own is so much more fun. Pick up your favorite colors of acrylic paint, and go crazy. (via Brit + Co)
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