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Simple DIY Home and Garden Ideas for Artistically Challenged

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Simple DIY Home and Garden Ideas for Artistically Challenged

Even if you aren’t a Picasso, you can get out a Sharpie and a metal ruler for DIY décor tricks. When it comes to simple DIY home and garden activities that you can do with your children, grab a few tools to get started. Even the artistically challenged can find ways to express creativity with interior décor and the outdoor garden. Outside, set aside some flower beds for your children to grow colorful marigolds and other plants that rarely fail to thrive. Inside the home, grab old pillows that your children can use as a canvas while you work on projects that require just a tad of skill.

Drawing on the furniture

By using a metal ruler and Sharpie, you can draw on pillows and lampshades or even give the sofa an artistic look. Try drawing on the edge of tablecloths if you want practice.

Adding decorative molding

Another simple DIY home and garden improvement is to add molding to the walls. Whether you paint the trim yourself or find one that is already primed, crown molding and chair railing add an architectural touch to your living space.

Making an art gallery

By buying black and silver matching frames, you instantly create a wow effect with an art gallery. Ask each of your children to contribute either photographs they took or drawings. Use linen maters for the background. The key for a mini art gallery in your home is to make it seem cohesive.

Other ideas include painting cabinets and displaying beautiful collector items or glassware. Look for inexpensive objects and décor items on discount. Also, think outside the box with how you use items. For example, use soft pillows as seats for benches by anchoring them in place with shoelaces. When painting designs on kitchen or bathroom cabinets, use painter’s tape and a ruler before applying paint with a paint pen. Stripes are popular at this time for décor so consider painting stripes or using striped wall coverings.

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