How To Turn Your DIY Hobby Into A Career

If you’re passionate about DIY and enjoy spending weekends making home improvements,  or crafts maybe you should consider making a career out of your hobby. There’s always a huge demand for interior design, decorating and furniture making services. Some tradespeople even make a living from doing odd jobs like putting up shelves or hanging pictures. If you have the skills and ability to make quality improvements to your own home, you could be making some money helping others improve theirs.

Here are a few essential steps you’ll need to take to turn your DIY hobby into a career:

 

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DIY Coffee Table Tray!

I’ve been really trying to get back into the swing of crafting to prep me for the big projects the house needs once the summer ends. So after a trip through my favorite craft store, I decided to start small and, even though it took some experimenting with Mod Podge, make a coffee table tray (since we finally got a proper coffee table)!  It was perhaps the easiest craft so far!  Check out how to make your own Mod Podge coffee table tray below!

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SUPPLIES”DIY coffee table try

-Wood tray (or anything similar that you are trying this with)

-Mod Podge

-Acrylic Paint

-Paint brush

-Sponge brush

-Designed paper (like scrapbooking paper or thin wallpaper)

HOW TO:

  1. PAINT!  I painted everything but the bottom (because I was planning on putting paper there.  I always miss spots so I did a second coat along the edgesIMG_3326
  2. LET DRY! Patience (or lack of) always gets the best of me here but try to let it dry.  I used acrylic paint and it only took like 15 minutes to dry.
  3.  MOD PODGE!  I used two different papers (three sheets in total).  Make sure to do them how they will lay and do separately.  I also used a sponge brush.IMG_3329
  4. SECOND COAT!  If necessary.  It is though, trust me.
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  5. ENJOY!

What do you think? Try it out and let me know!  Have ideas for other fun (and easy) crafts to do with  Mod Podge? Let me know below in the comments.  Would love to try out your ideas!

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DIY Window Pane Clothespin Picture Frame!

I spent my Sunday afternoon (well about twenty minutes of it) doing this SUPER easy craft that I couldn’t wait to share with all of you!

I’ve been loving on those vintage window pane clothespin picture frames that seem to be everywhere.  I was tempted to buy one at $30 when I realized, I could make one for half the price! And I was right!!  I headed straight to Michael’s (which happens to be next door from where I was already shopping) and I picked out a vintage window pane at for less than $10 (even cheaper with my 50% off coupon) and had the other supplies handy so I got right to work!  If you had to buy all the supplies it wouldn’t run you more than $15, see below for all the supplies and SUPER easy how-to guide.

DIY Window Pane Frame

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