7 message-inspired DIY hacks you’ll love

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  • Bringing letters and words into your decorating scheme is an easy way to add a personal touch. Here's 7 easy ideas to try that will unleash your inner creativity....

    Fancy adding a touch of personal style into your next interiors project? Why not embrace the trend for incorporating messages, numbers and letters into your decorating scheme. From wall art to bedlinen and cushions to furniture, this stylish trend shows no signs of slowing down. Here at Housetohome we’ve found a few of our favourite message-inspired DIY hacks that will add bags of personality to your space.

    1. Make fabric letters

    Use left over cardboard to create a pretty letter display. To create a 3-D effect, cut out your chosen letter several times and layer each cardboard template on top of each other. Once you have created a 3-D template, simply cover in fabric and glue together. Voila!

    2. Window film

    This hack is so much easier than it looks. Jazz up an old window by adding window film – you can get plenty of fun designs from online stores such as Blume. This look works particulary well in the bathroom as it will give you added privacy.

    3. Create your own wall art

    Who knew creating gorgeous wall art could be so easy. Simply take the cardboard backing out of an old frame, cover with wallpaper and stick on cut out cardboard letters to create a pretty message. Simple!

    4. Jazz up an old blind

    Iron on lettering is a great way to inject some life into an old blind. White or silver lettering will really stand out against a dark backdrop such as this simple charcoal-coloured linen blind.

    5. Transform a simple cabinet

    Got an old wallpaper or map that you simply love? Why not use it to give your cabinet a new lease of life. Here an antique-inspired print looks great on these simple shelves.

    6. Liven up your staircase

    Give your staircase an funky update with a fun stencil. All you’ll need is your chosen lettering, a tester pot of paint, and a steady hand. Good luck!

    7. Frame postcards

    Want a simple hack to pretty up your home office? Frame postcards with messages. It’s inexpensive, simple and oh so pretty!

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