10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier

We all know how important it is to have a place
where we can relax after a busy day — a place where nothing troubles us and
where everything creates the impression of safety and comfort. But it’s not
always easy to find the things that you know will perfectly suit your needs.
The good news is that there’s a way to create them yourself!
Bright Side has collected 10 things you can
make yourself to help your home become your most favorite place on Earth.
1. A
dreamy cloud lamp
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
Have you ever dreamt of sleeping under the
clouds? Well, now your dreams can come true!
First of all, take a piece of hardboard and
draw a cloud. Then cut it with the electric fret saw and polish the edges using
sandpaper. When the curves of your cloud become perfectly round, paint it with
spray paint and let it dry. Now take metal brackets and attach them to the
cloud. Place the cloud over a lamp, attach it to the wall, and enjoy.
You can even add some more clouds around the
lamp to create the impression of a real sky.
2. A
relaxing pebble rug
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
Have you ever noticed how relaxing it is to
step onto smooth pebbles while walking around the beach? You can bring a piece
of your summer sea trip home with you by making a pebble rug. It relieves your
feet of fatigue and gives you a nice massage, as well.
If you want one in your home, take an old
doormat, wash it, and let it dry. Then, using a glue gun, stick pebbles onto
the rug. Easy!
3. A
beautiful soap dish
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
Talking about summer memories, how about a
pebble soap dish? Take a glass bowl, cover it with a plastic bag or wrap it
from the inside, and lay out some pebbles. Glue the stones together, let them
dry, and take the bag off. Voilà!
4. An
easy painting
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
If you like art, you can make a bright and
colorful painting that’ll have your guests wondering where you acquired such an
intriguing piece of artwork.
  • First of all, buy a canvas, choose some tubes
    of acrylic paint of the colors you like, and get a wide brush.
  • Apply the paint color by color — several
    strokes of each will be enough. There shouldn’t be any uncovered spots on your
  • Use small pieces of masking tape to create
    geometrical patterns on the canvas. Cover it all up and leave some space
    between pieces.
  • Apply white paint to the spaces you’ve left
    before. Then simply remove the tape and enjoy your masterpiece!

5. Funny
panda cup
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
Hey, milk fans, here’s an adorable idea for you
— make yourself a cute animal cup to cheer you up every time you drink from it.
  • Take a plain glass cup, find a photo you like
    on the internet and print it out.
  • Attach the photo to the inner side of the cup,
    take some paint and a brush, and follow the lines and curves. Don’t forget to
    use a special sort of paint that’s suitable for glass and baking.
  • Put your paint in a cold oven for the time
    mentioned in the instruction — it usually takes about 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy your drink!

Amazing leaf bowls
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
Look at these beautiful leaves! Would you like
to keep your jewelry there? Or maybe candy? What about using them as
candleholders? There are so many things you can use them for and they’re so
easy to make that there’s almost no excuse not to make one!
Take a piece of modeling clay and use a rolling
pin to get a flat piece of the desired size. Then, take a large and beautiful
leaf, place it on top of the clay, and roll the leaf into it until the clay
acquires the same texture. Now take a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, put the
clay leaf inside, and leave it overnight so that it could mold over the curved
shape. Then take it out and paint it whichever color you like best!
Creative candle holders
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
Candles are so romantic, aren’t they? Yet wax
on the table can spoil everything, and it can be so hard to find a beautiful
candle holder. Fret no more! Here’s an easy solution:
  • Take a balloon, inflate it, and put it in a
  • Then take some cement and cover your balloon
    with it. Make sure that the layer isn’t too thin or too thick.
  • Let the cement dry overnight, then pop the
    balloon, and — here comes the most satisfying part — break part of the cement
    off until you get an asymmetric bowl.
  • Now paint the inside part any color you like,
    let the paint dry, and enjoy your romantic dinner!

Fairytale flower pot
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
Good news! There’s no reason to worry if your
favorite flower pot cracks or breaks! You can actually give it a second life.
  • First of all, pick apart 2 big fragments. Clean
    everything else, wash the pot, and dry it off.
  • Fill the pot with soil and insert the shards
    one behind another.
  • Then plant your cacti or succulents, so they
    fill the beautiful “paths” and the top of the pot.
  • Now add some decorations: a tiny castle, a
    fairytale streetlight, some beautiful mushrooms — anything your heart desires.
    You can even add some tiny stones on one side to create a staircase to the top.

Isn’t this broken pot better than any other in
your collection now?
9. An
easy-to-make vase
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
If you’re more into bouquets, we have an idea
for you too. You can turn an ordinary glass into a beautiful vase.
  • To do this, you need to cover the top of the
    glass with a grid made of duct tape. Remember to leave enough space for flower
  • Now wrap a rubber band around your glass and
    insert some sticks in-between.
  • Cover the band with several layers of twine to
    hide it.
  • Stick the flowers between the strips tape. Yes,
    it’s that easy!

Stunning moon lamp
 10 Things You Can Do Yourself to Make Your Place Cozier
A beautiful moon lamp is everyone’s dream.
Here’s how to make one:
  • First, take a balloon or a thin rubber ball and
    inflate it. If you choose the former, remember it should be round.
  • Use a marker to draw a circle around the knot —
    you’ll need it later.
  • Now take some glue, dilute it with water in
    equal parts, and stir the mixture carefully.
  • Cover your ball with glue using a brush or
    simply dipping it into the mixture.
  • Take some paper towels and stick them to the
    ball. Use the brush to smooth any ridges as you need your moon to be perfectly
    round. Then add 2 more layers of glue and paper to make it hard and let it dry.
  • Now paint your moon. Which color do you want it
    to be? Cold blue or warm ochre? It’s up to you, but remember that the main
    color should be light.
  • Use a porous sponge to add darker accents of
    the surface. You’ll need to use your imagination here. Slightly touch the ball
    in one place and press harder in another. To create a deeper color, you can
    press several times in the same place. After you’ve finished, let it dry.
  • Now cut the circle you made in the beginning
    and take out the balloon.

Now you can put it on the floor or use it as a
night lamp. You can even attach it to the ceiling and enjoy your very own moon
inside your room!
Do you want to try some of these DIY projects
for your own home? Maybe you have some other ideas on how to make your home
your own little piece of heaven on Earth? Share with us in the comments!
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.