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25 DIY Projects That Will Fill You With Joy

Unless you hate joy.

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1. Top a dog bed with your favorite emoji face.

๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜‰Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.
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Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

2. Protect your iPhone with a candy-covered case.

๐Ÿฌ ๐Ÿญ ๐ŸซGet the tutorial at Violet Tinder.
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Get the tutorial at Violet Tinder.

3. Make gem-shaped pieces of chalk and use them to create some sidewalk masterpieces.

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After you finish drawing on the cement you can try to jump into your work Mary Poppins style.

Get the tutorial at Oh Joy.

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4. Choose some of your favorite family photos and turn them into needle felted wallhangings.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
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Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

5. Or dancing family cut-outs.

Creative ways to display your memories. Get the tutorial at Sweet Paul.
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Creative ways to display your memories.

Get the tutorial at Sweet Paul.

6. Add some flamingo head hooks to your wall.

A perfect (-ly strange) way to display your necklace collection.Get the tutorial at Aww, Sam.
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A perfect (-ly strange) way to display your necklace collection.

Get the tutorial at Aww, Sam.

7. Store your spare change in a DIY piggy bank.

The piggy has a liftable flap (so you don't have to rip it apart to make a "withdrawal"). Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.
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The piggy has a liftable flap (so you don't have to rip it apart to make a "withdrawal").

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

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8. Create a cuddly wall hanging out of pom poms.

You may find yourself resting your head against it from time to time. So soft....... Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
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You may find yourself resting your head against it from time to time. So soft.......

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

9. Sew up a pile of (jelly) bean bags.

This is a great project for people who are just learning how to sewโ€”it's so easy!Get the tutorial at Purl Soho.
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This is a great project for people who are just learning how to sewโ€”it's so easy!

Get the tutorial at Purl Soho.

10. Celebrate with a itty bitty unicorn piรฑata.

It's almost to cute to break open.Get the tutorial at A Subtle Revelry.
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It's almost to cute to break open.

Get the tutorial at A Subtle Revelry.

11. Make some sweet, sweet music with maracas shaped like cotton candy.

You may ask, "why?", but the real question is "why NOT?"Get the tutorial at Paint The Gown Red.
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You may ask, "why?", but the real question is "why NOT?"

Get the tutorial at Paint The Gown Red.

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12. Light up your life with a DIY neon cactus light.

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You *could* make another shape, but this cactus looks pretty darn awesome.

Get the tutorial at Shrimp Salad Circus.

13. Glue rhinestones to a boring tissue box.

This will make blowing your nose a lot more glamorous. Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.
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This will make blowing your nose a lot more glamorous.

Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.

14. Stitch up a smiley Loch Ness Monster.

He exists!Get the tutorial at We Lived Happily Ever After.

15. Decorate a lampshade with duct tape.

A cheap fix for a plain lampshade.Get the tutorial at The Jungalow.
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A cheap fix for a plain lampshade.

Get the tutorial at The Jungalow.

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16. Use cement to make a pair of merry planters.

Get the tutorial by Smori at Instructables.

17. Fill up a tutu with pom poms.

Jump up and down to make them bounce. Get the tutorial at Brit + Co.
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Jump up and down to make them bounce.

Get the tutorial at Brit + Co.

18. Or dip-dye a skirt.

Get the tutorial at Bespoke Bride.
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Get the tutorial at Bespoke Bride.

19. Turn a sewing basket into a llama-shaped planter.

Or you could just use it as a storage basket (the llama doesn't care what you put in it).Get the tutorial at Curbly.
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Or you could just use it as a storage basket (the llama doesn't care what you put in it).

Get the tutorial at Curbly.

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20. Keep your coins in a DIY purse that looks like a macaron.

Whenever you take it out bystanders are bound to say, "Awww!"Get the tutorial at Craft Passion.
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Whenever you take it out bystanders are bound to say, "Awww!"

Get the tutorial at Craft Passion.

21. Repair torn knees with monster patches.

Rawr-some!Get the tutorial at Art Bar.
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Rawr-some!

Get the tutorial at Art Bar.

22. Plant a succulent in a DIY disco ball planter.

Do the hustle whenever you look at them.Get the tutorial at A Bubbly Life.
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Do the hustle whenever you look at them.

Get the tutorial at A Bubbly Life.

23. Package up some presents animal-style.

๐Ÿผ-wrapped presents > other presentsGet the tutorial at Mr. Printables.
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๐Ÿผ-wrapped presents > other presents

Get the tutorial at Mr. Printables.

24. Cover the inside of your medicine cabinet with contact paper.

It will make you happier whenever you open the cabinet.Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.
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It will make you happier whenever you open the cabinet.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

25. Transform your child's drawings into dolls.

Or turn your *own* drawings into dolls! This is a fun project for people of ages.Get the tutorial at This Little Street.
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Or turn your *own* drawings into dolls! This is a fun project for people of ages.

Get the tutorial at This Little Street.