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DIY These Stylish Home Accents for Less

Decorative decor can get pretty expensive if you purchase it at specialty stores, so why not make your own? Here's three easy DIY projects to customize your own decorative boxes, wall hangings and even candle holders for any room in your home.

The first two of these three projects all use a hot glue gun. Adeina Anderson of Crafting with Adeina recommends putting a Band-Aid on the tip of your finger when hot gluing so that you don't burn your fingers. She showed how to make three beautiful home accents yourself for much less than you would buy them at a store.

Decorative Hot Glue Box

Materials:

  • Paper mache boxes with lids
  • Hot glue gun
  • acrylic paint in the color of your choice
  • Rub 'n Buff in antique gold or silver
  • Sponge Brush
  • Paper towels

With the sponge brush, paint the outside of the paper mache box and the lid. Let it dry for 30 minutes. With your glue gun hot and ready to go, make designs on the lid of the box using the hot glue, like s shapes or swirls, covering the whole top of the lid. Let this dry about 15 minutes. Now squeeze a bead size drop (about the size of a pencil eraser) of the Rub n Buff onto a folded paper towel and rub it all over the cooled hot glue design. Let this dry for 24 hours.

Decorative Wall Hanging from Hot Glue

Materials:

  • blank artists canvas
  • Hot glue gun
  • acrylic paint in the color of your choice
  • Rub 'n Buff in antique gold or silver
  • Sponge Brush
  • Paper towels

With the sponge brush, paint the canvas with your acrylic paint. Let it dry for 30 minutes. With your glue gun hot and ready to go, make designs on canvas using the hot glue, like s shapes or swirls, covering the whole canvas. Let this dry about 15 minutes Now squeeze a bead size drop (about the size of a pencil eraser) of the Rub n Buff onto a folded paper towel and rub it all over the cooled hot glue design. Let this dry for 24 hours.

Decorative Gold Candle Holder

Materials:

  • Clear glass candle holder, your choice of size
  • Votive candles
  • Craft sand in neutral colors
  • Gold acrylic paint for glass
  • Gold puffy paint
  • Sponge brush

Using your sponge brush, paint a stripe of gold paint around the outside of your glass candle holder, making the stripe as wide or as narrow as you like. Let it dry. Then with the puffy paint, outline your stripe in dots at the top and bottom. Then use the puffy paint to create decorative swirls, however you like, along the middle of the stripe. Let this dry overnight, about 24 hours. After all of the paint is dry, fill the candle holder about half full with the decorative sand and place a votive candle inside.

For more from Adeina Anderson, visit adein8.wix.com/craftingwithadeina.

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