29 Rustic DIY Home Decor Ideas

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Rustic DIY Ideas For Vintage Home Decor

Looking for rustic DIY home decor ideas and vintage country crafts projects? The Do It Yourself shabby chic look is certainly one of the most charming and popular looks around, and for good reason. Vintage decor is warm, romantic and unique. Plus, country crafts and furnishings need not be terribly expensive, and if you follow our DIY tips, you should be able to decorate your whole house these creative rustic decor tutorials. We have done our best to make sure to include all the major staples of rustic country living decor, too – chalk paint, twigs and sticks, repurposed wood and pallets, upcycled items, burlap, yarn and twine, thrift store items, old windows and doors, plus an assortment of other country craft type odds and ends. I think we left out chicken wire. Maybe next time…
Love these ideas? Let us know. Have more cool rustic DIYs you would like to share? Let us know. Tried one of these at home? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Marbled Terra Cotta Pots

DIY Country Crafts | Rustic Terra Cotta Pots
DIY Country Crafts | Rustic Terra Cotta Pots

I just love this tutorial, if only because it gives me an excuse to mix up all kinds of colors of paint and feel like a little kid again. Pretty incredible effect for what is really a very simple paint job where you dot on different colors of paint, then blend away for rustic DIY garden decor.

2. Cross Stitch Pegboard Heart

Rustic DIY Decor Ideas | Cross stitch Pegboard
Rustic DIY Decor Ideas | Cross stitch Pegboard

3. Upcycled Utensil Caddy 
This upcycled silverware caddy is really very simple to make and one of the cutest things I have ever seen made from old tin cans. (I especially love the paint color here, and am so excited to see that major spray paint brands are coming out with colors like this. I like mixing paint, but simple and mess free is better!)

DIY Silverware Caddy Painted Tin Cans
Rustic Vintage Decor Ideas – DIY Silverware Caddy Made With Painted Tin Cans

4. Vintage Inspired Mason Jar Chandelier

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier - Vintage Home Decor Ideas
This guy is my hero. I had always wondered if there were a good way to transform a cheap gold chandelier into something DIY and cool looking. (Sadly, I was too afraid to ruin my tacky gold chandelier with an attempt on this one!) Incredible, absolutely incredible DIY vintage lighting. Wow.
If you check out the whole tutorial, you will see they added the mason jars over the bulbs, then decided it looked better without. Looks great either way.
Mason Jar Lights

5. Do It Yourself Wood Slice Picture Frame

DIY Wood Slice Picture Frame | Rustic Home Decor Ideas

6. Pallet Wine Rack

DIY Pallet Wine Rack | Do It Yourself Home Decor Ideas

7. Pallet Word Art Sign
DIY Pallet Sign Tutorial | Pallet Word Art - Be Grateful

I just love this DIY pallet sign. I have seen lots of pallet signs (who hasn’t?) but this is by far my favorite, in the way the text is painted, the script used, the way the sign is built and stained, and then the words themselves, “Be Grateful.”
The step by step tutorial from Infarrantly Creative is also well done and includes easy to follow instructions with photos.

8. DIY Letters With Twigs

How To Make DIY Letters With Twigs - Tutorial and How To

9. DIY Chalkboard Labels

DIY Chalkboard Labels for Jars - How To Make Chalkboard Labels Tutorial for Crafts Projects

10. Do It Yourself Twig Candle Holder

Twig Candle Holder Tutorial - How To

11. DIY Driftwood Mirror

Easy DIY Projects | Driftwood Mirror Tutorial and Rustic Home Decor Ideas

12 . Build A Rustic Mantle

This cool tutorial shows you how to install a wood mantle on a stone wall.

DIY Home Decor Ideas - Rustic Wood Mantel Tutorial
DIY Home Decor Ideas – Rustic Wood Mantel Tutorial

Remodelaholic, as always, does an amazing job on the step by step How To with super photos and instructions.

13. DIY Pallet Sign Quote

DIY Pallet Sign Tutorial | Believe There Is Good In The World Quote
DIY Pallet Sign Tutorial | Believe There Is Good In The World Quote

Not all pallet sign tutorials were created equal. This creative sign has two quotes instead of just one. Better yet, the tutorial for this DIY project shows you how to build the sign properly (not all of them do) Then, they also shows you exactly how to make an amazing looking pallet quote sign.

14. Clever Clothespin Crafts

DIY Crafts - Clothespin Planter Tutorial and Rustic Home Decor Ideas
DIY Crafts Ideas - Clothespin Candle Holder Tutorial and Rustic Home Decor

15. Rustic Bench DIY

DIY Home Decor Projects - Rustic Entry Bench Tutorial

16. Rag Rug

DIY Rag Rugs are so easy to make, and this project is fun for all ages. This is a super fun craft project for kids to help with. Equally nice is the fact that you get to use scraps, so you can get rid of those cute fabric bits you have had trouble letting go of.
This DIY is perfect for little girls rooms. My daughter had so much fun making this cute DIY with me, just like the little girl in the photo!
How To Make A Rag Rug | Step by Step Tutorial and Instuctions
How To Make A Rag Rug | Step by Step Tutorial for Easy Home Decor Ideas

17. Step Ladder Side Table

DIY Projects for the Home - End Table Made From Step Ladder
DIY Projects for the Home – End Table Made From Step Ladder

18. Crafty Driftwood Sailboats

DIY Crafts for the Home | Rustic Driftwood Sailboats Tutorial

19. DIY Pallet Bed Frame

DIY Pallet Bed Tutorial for Rustic Home Decor Ideas
Relatively easy to and DIY bed tutorial for a bed frame made from wooden pallets. The instructions and photos can be found at a cute little site called Couple Jones, where they have some other really really cute projects, including sewing.

20. Pallet Coffee Table


21. Rustic Mirror


22. Bathroom Towel Rack Window

Neat idea for a unique rustic towel rack – DIY project made from a repurposed old window and chalk paint.

23. Twine Wrapped Cabinet Pulls

24. Burlap Cutout Signs


25. Rope Wrapped Lamp

26. Rustic Barnwood Headboard

DIY Home Decor Projects - Barnwood Headboard

27. Industrial Bedroom Tray
DIY Home Decor Projects - Pipe Handled Bed Tray

28. Burlap Rose Wreath

DIY Home Decor Projects - Burlap Wreath Tutorial

29. DIY Pallet Wood Wall


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