19 Chic Projects You Won’t Believe Are DIYs
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19 Chic Projects You Won’t Believe Are DIYs

As full-time DIY-ers, we know better than anyone to never judge a material by, as the saying goes, its cover. Oven-bake clay, plastic straws and spray paint may *seem* like basic supplies destined for summer camp-style arts and crafts projects, but to us makers, they’re the building blocks for immensely creative and chic possibilities. The kinds that spur the question/ultimate praise, “Where’d you buy that?” These 19 projects guarantee that reaction — decor, jewelry, accessory and clothing hacks look so luxe you won’t believe they’re all DIYs.

1. Metal Stamped Cuffs: Add to your arm party with these personalized bangles. A basic stamping kit keeps each indentation crisp and clear on these thin metal strips, which you can find at your local hardware store (psst, you can do the same with strips of leather, too!). (via Paper & Stitch)

2. Faux Granite Rings: Oven-bake clay comes in sooo many colors, including this speckled granite that looks so chic as a statement ring. Varnish these stackers to make them shine. (via Fall For DIY)

3. Hexagon Table Runner: Don’t banish your plain cork trivets to the bottom shelf of your kitchen pantry. Give them a gilded geo makeover to turn them into a dinner party-worthy table centerpiece. (via Upstyler)

4. Copper Striped Candle Holders: Would you believe that this copper candle holder takes mere minutes to hack? Makers, meet your new decor DIY BFF: copper tape. (via Homey Oh My!)

5. Tube Bead Necklace: Save yourself a trip to the bead store when you’re looking for a brand-new jewelry fix. Instead, wrap polymer clay around a thin skewer to create your own trinkets to hang on chain — match the metal color with a gold or copper dip! (via The Lovely Drawer)

6. Zipper Beauty Bag: You’ve carefully curated your take-everywhere beauty essentials, so store them in a bag that’s just as gorgeous. You just can’t go wrong with polka dot vinyl + a gold zipper. (via Lia Griffith)

7. Copper Wall Art: What did we tell you about copper tape? It adds instant elegance to anything it touches, including wall art. Just arrange strips into a starburst pattern, frame and hang! (via Homey Oh My!)

8. Pearl Knuckle Rings: Class up your knuckles with this jewelry hack that uses pearl beads and thin wire to make delicate rings fit for every finger. (via Adventures in Fashion)

9. Geometric Planters: Get ready for the jaw-dropping reveal: these sleek geometric planters are made with straws. True story! Give ’em the makeover of their lives with gold spray paint — you might not find a cheaper (or chicer!) home for your succulents. (via Homemade Ginger)

10. Color Blocked Pillow: Don’t waste hours online searching for the perfect pillow case — color blocking has never let us down and, especially in this clean palette of black, gold and white, will add a posh pop to your living space. (via Kristi Murphy)

11. Leather Layered Bracelets: This might be the easiest way to stack up in style. Leather cord and curved metallic tubes are minimal accessories that make maximum impact with any outfit. (via Brit + Co)

12. Rhinestone Drop Earrings: Look like a million for way less with this rhinestone earring DIY. These might look like intricate drops, but even a beginner can get this look — just grab your favorite flat back gems, clear vinyl and strong-hold glue. (via Adventures in Fashion)

13. Marbled Laptop Case: The secret to hacking this ultra luxe look? Investing in patterned paper. The clutch itself is *actually* made out of clear vinyl, so choose the posh print that vibes with your style — marble, amethyst or even tried-and-true polka dots. (via For the Makers)

14. Gold Knot Belt: This DIY proves that anything in your closet is fair game for a restyle. Silver belt buckle just not working with your wardrobe? Give it a gold coat to put it in heavy rotation. (via Kristi Murphy)

15. Enameled Lockets: Here’s a genius way to give vintage lockets a totally modern look. Just grab your favorite shades of nail polish and get to painting! (via For the Makers)

16. Plus Sign Blanket: This black and white throw is guaranteed to be the envy item of your bedroom. Be sure to match the cozy-chic vibe with just-as-graphic pillows you can snuggle, too. (via Brit + Co)

17. Cutout Shirt With Pearls: That three-pack of white tees just got a lot more inspiring, huh? We’re obsessed with how the subtle cutouts are studded with pearls — keep it classy and take a cue from this blogger, or make it pop with colored beads. (via …Love Maegan)

18. Copper Scalloped Accessories: Copper contact paper turns this basic vase into a table top stunner. Try the same technique on serving trays or take it to the next level by turning cutouts into wall decals. (via Warm Hot Chocolate)

19. Gold Side Table: You will never guess what this sleek side table is made of (hint: exactly what it looks like!). It a decor hack you could do in an afternoon and, thanks to its rounded shape, a piece you can place anywhere — even those hard-to-fill corners — to turn up the glam. (via Brit + Co)

Still swooning over these ultra luxe DIYs? What projects have you made that look store-bought? Share your poshest projects with us in the comments below.