11. DIY Spray Paint Wall Art
Don’t you just LOVE this idea!? The possibilities are endless– feathers, flowers, stencil letters, etc. For a large wall, you could make 4 spray painted canvases, all with a similar theme but in different colors. Go check it out over at Simply Real Moms.
12. Mirrored Gazing Garden Ball
Mirrored balls are a unique way to add character to your yard or garden, and the mirror effect can also make it look larger. I think these would be really charming resting in a flower bed as part of the landscape! To make your own gazing ball, you can find used bowling balls at thrift stores and spray them with a mirror-like spray paint. Just be sure the holes are face down so that they aren’t visible. You can find more details on this here, although I would suggest cleaning the ball really well to remove all of the oils and residue before spray painting.
13. Update Your Vases
Turn a boring vase into beautiful and modernistic home decor with just spray paint and these instructions from Two Twenty One— Love, love!! I have so many old vases that I just can’t seem to part with, and now I’m so happy that I’ve been hoarding them all these years! You can also find vases at thrift stores for just a buck or two.
14. Re-purposed Canisters
I always feel so guilty throwing away those sturdy, thick plastic canisters that are sold with nuts, trail mix, cookies, etc., and now I’ve been inspired to keep just about every single one of them, because just look at what you can do with them! These would also be great re-purposed for craft supplies and other small trinkets (like in the garage for screws and nails). Even better, make them pretty with spray paint and labels! Check out the details here.
15. DIY Starburst Ornaments
Spray paint and straws? Yes! For this project, use a zip tie to tightly hold together about 2 dozen straws. One by one, pull the straws out to form a “starburst”, and spray it with spray paint in the color of your choice. Because they are light weight, they can simply rest in an indoor tree, but for outdoor use or to hang elsewhere as a decoration, staple fishing wire on the end of one of the straws to form a loop.
I could not find step-by-step instructions for this– arg! But for the most part, I think the picture says it all. 🙂
16. Spruce Up Plastic Storage Drawers
Simply genius! Fancy up plastic storage drawers with spray paint! Now you can leave them out without them looking like a cheap eyesore. Go check out the details and instructions for this spray paint project over at Scottsdale Moms Blog. I also like this idea for those smaller drawers that sit on a desk or on the counter in your bathroom.
17. DIY Outdoor Planters
Well, isn’t that just the smartest idea!? Turn plastic trash cans into large outdoor planters, and save a couple hundred bucks! With the hammered spray paint, you would never guess that these planters were made out of plastic! The original source and instructions for this no longer exists (I think the website expired), but the idea is to spray paint cheap, plastic trash cans and fill them with cinder block or rocks before adding soil to weigh them down.
18. Update Your Countertops
I’ll bet you never thought you could transform an ugly laminate countertop for less than $10 with spray paint! And, the Bright Green Door will give you all of the details and instructions for this money-saving project. You won’t believe the before and after pics! I just love remodeling projects that cost next to nothing.