Cute & Functional: 5 DIY Projects That Look Good & Make Life Better

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These small DIY projects won't change the entire look of a room in your home, but they will make your life a tiny bit better by being cute and functional. Not to mention pretty easy to make!

Pictured above: DIY Painted Wooden Coasters are a pop of pattern and color and keep your wooden table tops ring free. Spotted on Freutcake.

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A plastic flower pot using yarn leftovers via Infinity Blend is the perfect house for plants that bring life to the home and clean air.

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This DIY Gold Dipped Wood Dowel Jewelry Display spotted on Stop + Create organizes your jewelry keeping your life a little more organized and stylish.

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Trash Can Makeover spotted on Leopard and Plaid, for inspiration on beautifying your ugly trash cans!

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DIY Cloud Night Light seen on Nalle's House is the perfect night light for anyone's room.

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Color Coded Cutting Boards via Dream a Little Bigger keep your kitchen more organized and your cooking cleaner by helping you remember what you cut where.

(Image credits: Freutcake; Infinity Blend; Stop + Create; Leopard and Plaid; Nalle's House; Dream a Little Bigger)

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Adrienne is a Southern writer who loves architecture, design, cats and science fiction. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine. She watches a lot of Star Trek.