Looking for an easy DIY that will make a big impact in your home, or need a little inexpensive inspiration for holiday gifts? HGTV's "Property Brothers" Drew and Jonathan Scott have you covered. From making a glamorous chandelier out of hula hoops to creating custom branded woodwork, here are three popular decor trends and DIY ways you can bring them into your home or gift to friends or family for the holidays.
Using branding irons to imprint wood is an easy and endlessly trendy way to add a personal touch to a room. Electric branding irons cost between $11-$300, depending on the type, shape and size, and they can be used on nearly anything made with wood. Consider imprinting wedding dates, anniversaries or initials to create a personal memento or great holiday gift.
Installing a lighting fixture is a quick way to enhance any space, but it's not always the most cost-effective route to take. Drew and Jonathan, however, have a chandelier you can DIY with $20 (not including the cost of spray paint) and some hula hoops.
Hula hoop chandelier
- Buy four hula hoops from your local dollar store.
- Using a normal wood bit, drill a hole through opposite ends of a hula hoop and insert a short screw in each end.
- Continue the process with three more hula hoops, drilling holes and then threading them through the original screws on the top and the bottom, layering and maneuvering as you go so all hula hoops are evenly spaced to one another.
- Once the hoops are positioned how you would like them, put the nut on each screw and tighten it so the hula hoops don't move.
- Spray paint the hula hoops gold (two to three coats), rotating as it dries to make sure you get all of the sides.
- Buy a light kit. Apply it to the chandelier, wrapping the chord around the top of the piece.
While vintage art is popular, it can be tough to track down the perfect piece at the perfect price. You can, however, create your own custom art with a vintage aesthetic using metal or cardboard letters.
- Layout the desired bulb locations on the letters.
- Choose LED lights with a globe that will unscrew.
- Drill holes a little larger than the size of the globe base.
- Attach lights to metal letters, using zip ties to keep the cables tidy.
- Carefully cut the face of the letters with a utility or hobby knife and clean up any edges with a knife or sandpaper.
- Chose LED lights with a globe that will unscrew.
- Layout the desired bulb location on the letters.
- Use a forstner bit to drill a hole the size of the globe base, or a hobby knife by cutting an “X” in desired location.
- Paint primer on the letters
- Paint the letters with the desired color.
- Screw lights together through letters and use zip ties keep the cables tidy.