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Michael Dabu
03.14.24

Back when the pandemic turned the world upside down, lockdowns were implemented, and it immobilized millions (if not billions) of people all around the globe.

While most people felt stagnant and bored at home, a lot made every minute worthwhile. People started creating new recipes, new gardening ideas, home renovation hacks, DIY home decorations, crafts, and a bunch more.

And when it comes to making your self-made home decor, you can be as creative as you want, and come up even with the cheapest creation you could think of.

If you love plants, round shapes, or hanging decorations, this home decor idea is perfect for you.

“Light-Up Flower Basket”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. To create your hanging flower basket with solar-powered lights, start by heading to Home Depot or any local store near you to gather your materials. Pick out some beautiful flowers and two different hanging baskets.

2. Remove the chains from both baskets and take out the insert from one of them. Open up the baskets and place your flowers inside. Close the basket again with the top frame on the top, making sure to line up the holes.

3. Use zip ties to securely hold everything together. Next, add the solar-powered lights. These lights are perfect for outdoor use and will charge in the sunlight. Once everything is assembled, let it sit in the sun for a few hours to charge up. Now, your beautiful hanging flower basket with solar-powered lights is ready to illuminate your outdoor space!

“Hanging Flower Basket”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. For this epic garden project, start by getting two hanging baskets and liners from any store near you. Remove the chains from one of the baskets and place the liners inside each basket. Using sharp scissors, cut a slit in the middle of each section and in the center hole at the bottom.

2. From your local Garden Center, get some petunias and carefully place them into each hole, planting from the outside. Repeat these steps for the second basket.

3. Fill the center of each basket with potting soil and water it. Gently place one basket on top of the other and secure them together using four black zip ties. To enhance the design, consider adding a few more flowers on the edge where the baskets meet.

Now, your Epic Garden project is ready to bloom!

“Spring Hanging Ball”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. Start by acquiring a larger Spring Hanging Ball, which can often be found for a low price, such as $2.50. For this project, you’ll also need a vinyl tablecloth. Gather your fabric and cut it into strips using scissors. Connect two zip ties to make a longer tie.

2. Arrange the fabric strips into a cluster and secure them tightly with the zip tie. Trim any excess zip tie and adjust the fabric strips to create a neat pleated effect. Then attach a ribbon to the top of the fabric cluster and secure it with another zip tie.

3. Next, apply glue to the stems of flowers and insert them into the hanging ball. Trim individual leaves from the flower stems and insert them into the ball to fill any gaps. Add additional floral elements as desired, such as Wisteria stems or other decorations. Ensure everything is securely in place. Hang your completed Spring Hanging Ball to showcase your beautiful creation.

“Outdoor Light Globes”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. Grab some wire garden hanging baskets and begin by flipping one wire basket upside down and placing it on top of a second basket. Secure them together using three zip ties spaced evenly apart.

2. Hang a string of LED lights inside the basket globe, connecting the battery box to the top. Turn on the lights and wrap them evenly around the globe, both vertically and horizontally. Use a twist tie to secure the end of the light string to the basket. With a leafy garland of your choice, tuck and glue the leaves onto the wire basket globe.

3. Reuse the chains and hooks removed from the baskets by reconnecting them to varying lengths and tightening the hooks with pliers. To hang the globes without drilling into your porch ceiling, thread a stick through your porch swing ceiling hooks to create a horizontal rod.

Now you’re ready to enjoy your charming hanging basket globes!

“Moss Ball”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. To create your moss-covered bouncy ball, gather a large bouncy ball and some green reindeer moss and start by spray painting the Walmart ball with moss-green spray paint. Separate the large pieces of moss and stretch out any thick chunks.

2. Using a can of General spray adhesive, spritz a small portion of the ball with the adhesive. Take a small patch of green moss and press it onto the sticky area of the ball. Press and hold for a few seconds to ensure it sticks.

3. Continue spraying the ball and attaching the green moss to the outside until the entire ball is covered. Once the entire ball is covered with spray adhesive and moss, give it an overall coat of the spray adhesive to secure the moss in place.

There you have it, your moss-covered bouncy ball is ready to add a touch of natural charm to your decor!

“Concrete Rope Orb Light”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. To create your solar light string orb, gather some solar lights and head to the hardware store for about 100 ft of nylon rope. Start by inflating a dollar beach ball and then, mix Portland cement (not concrete) to a thin consistency. Begin laying the rope around the beach ball, ensuring it’s coated with the cement mixture.

2. Tuck the last bit of rope underneath to secure it in place. Optionally, you may add more cement to cover the rope entirely and let it sit for a couple of hours. Once dry, puncture the beach ball to release the air and remove it from the rope. Clean up any rough edges with a plastic fork. Spray the rope with water and dust it with cement powder to strengthen it.

3. Disassemble the bottom part of the solar light and insert it into the rope orb. Place the solar light in the desired spot in your garden and cover it with the rope orb, positioning it over the light. Enjoy your illuminated string orb adding a magical touch to your outdoor space!

“Nautical Hanging Ball”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. Start by getting a plastic ball and a piece of fabric. Then, pull the fabric tightly over the ball, secure it at the top with a zip tie, and trim off any excess fabric.

2. Next, place a ribbon at the top of the ball and secure it with another zip tie. Break down a few branches of greenery and dip them into a glue skillet. Apply the greenery directly to the fabric-covered ball.

3. Additionally, dip starfish and seashells into the glue skillet and glue them onto the ball in the desired locations. Allow the glue to dry completely. Your decorative ball adorned with fabric, greenery, starfish, and seashells is now ready to enhance your coastal-themed decor!

“Embroidery Hoop Orb Lights”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. Begin by buying a couple of solar lights and disassembling them to get the crystal plastic part and the top. Then cover the light bulb on the bottom and the solar panel on top with painter’s tape. Use a craft knife to cut around the tape to ensure straight lines.

2. Next, take a 7-inch basic embroidery hoop and untwist the screw to separate the hoops. Take the hoops outside and apply a couple of coats of matte black spray paint. Allow the hoops to fully dry and remove the painter’s tape from the solar lights.

3. On the clear plastic part, locate the two clips that attach to the top and wrap floral wire around each clip tightly to secure it. Screw the black part back on top, leaving the wire hanging out on either side. Thread a chain through the screw and tighten it halfway.

4. Use floral wire to attach the solar light to the inside hoop and insert the smaller hoop back into the larger one, ensuring everything is in place. Finally, tighten the screw to secure the assembly. Now, your solar light hanging hoop is ready to illuminate your outdoor space!

“Garden Orbs”

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Here’s how to do it:

1. Start by having three styrofoam garden orbs from the dollar store. Then insert one stick into each of the orbs.

2. Next, paint each orb with your desired color. Prior to painting, cover the orbs with glue and lightly press a variety of glitter colors onto the glued surface. Roll the orbs to evenly distribute the glitter.

3. Alternatively, cover the orbs with beautiful glass rocks. After applying the desired decorative elements, spray each orb with a clear top coat. Allow the orbs to dry completely before displaying them in your garden or outdoor space.

Enjoy your beautifully decorated garden orbs!

Thanks to these wonderful ideas, your home will never look dull again.

Watch how these are done in the video below.

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