Home Goods You Can Make Yourself

Decorating your house is an exciting process, but it can also be expensive. The do-it-yourself trend has grown so much, in part, because people want the fun of decorating but can’t always afford the price of decorations. The interior design magazines and television shows make everything look easy and seamless, but it can be challenging depending on what you create.

Here are a few suggestions for home decor items you can make yourself.

Photo Art

Photo art is a great way to personalize your home goods like blankets, pillows, and wall art. With companies like Shutterfly, you can make art pieces for your home that feature photos of your loved ones. You can have pictures printed on canvas, glass, or metal to make them more artistic than photos in frames. Using different images, designs, and sizes, you can create photo art for your bathroom, living room, kitchen, or bedrooms.

Lawn Decor

Walking from stores or driving around your neighborhood, you may see a lot of metal lawn decor that is simple yet adorable. You can find a welding machine for sale and make those yourself. Welding is a learned skill. However, it isn’t a difficult skill to learn, and you can take classes at your local vocational center or from a friend who knows how to weld. Once you know how to weld, you can recreate any metal lawn decorations you see using scrap metal from your local junkyard and spray paint. Once you are confident in your welding skills, you can start working on projects inside your home. You can make mug holders, pot holders, or an overhead light for your kitchen. You can also make a toilet paper holder or towel holder for your bathroom.


There are a variety of different ways to create bookshelves. The best approach is to find a picture of bookshelves you like and work on replicating them. Some simple bookshelves can be made with wood crates stacked together. You can use wooden boards and cinder blocks to create a bookshelf. You can also get plastic milk cartons, attach them with zip ties, and spray paint them the color you want. If you have the tools and the know-how to use them, you can build bookcases from scratch, creating a more detailed design.

If you’ve also learned to weld, you can make a metal-frame bookshelf that holds wood shelves, or you can make a bookshelf entirely out of metal. Making a wood-and-metal bookshelf will give you a rustic, industrial look popular in many areas. You can also weld small decorations to be fixed on your bookshelf as part of the overall design.


You can make blankets in a variety of different ways with different materials and various sizes. You can knit, crochet, quilt, or make rag-style blankets out of material tied together. If you want to make a blanket using a technique you aren’t already familiar with, you can learn by watching videos online. There are many step-by-step tutorials available. Blankets add warmth and texture to the home, making it cozier. You can make them for the bedrooms, living room, family room, or guest areas.

You don’t have to have a huge budget to get the home interior design that you want. If you find inspiration in magazines or TV shows, you can find ways to recreate those designs within your budget. It may require learning a new skill or buying tools and supplies, but it will still be less expensive and more enjoyable learning to make your decor yourself. You can gain a new sense of pride when bringing people into your home.