Smile! 10 Easy & Charming Pint-Sized DIY Projects to Make For Your Home

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Everyone needs a little pick-me-up now and then. Why not accomplish two things at once today: Have fun making one of these adorable, charming and easy-to-make DIY projects, and then put one in a place in your home that will make you smile next time you spot it!

Pictured above: These mini painted planters made out of vintage wooden egg holders, spotted on Craftberry Bush, are cute and sweet.
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Love a good, friendly door mat. Try in a cheery color for more pep! As seen on Griffanie.

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Use left over crayons and these free geometric templates to make DIY faceted candles. Seen on tuts+.

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Grab some scrap paper and different-sized bowls to make these cute and colorful paper bowls that would be great for catching small items on table tops. Craft and Creativity shows you how.

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These heart-shaped catnip cat toys may seem like they're just for your furry friend, but wouldn't you prefer seeing these cute felt hearts scattered across your furniture than some of the less-attractive cat toys? Seen on Whisketeers.

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This DIY project on Sugar & Cloth is supposed to be for luggage tags (which would be a fun surprise every time you had to get your suitcases out) but inspired by the fan pull we spotted in Laura & Ray's Art-Filled Austin Home, we thought this project might be a cute addition to light pulls, drapery tie-backs or blind pulls.

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Club Chica Circle has a DIY project for cute and fun paperweights, just the thing to make even a stack of bills on your desk seem pleasant!

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Though the neon trend isn't super hot anymore, you don't have to do this pillowcase embellishment project in neon; you could choose any color. But wouldn't this be fun to wake up to and go to sleep to every day? As seen on I love to create.

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If you hate looking at your computer's cord (mine's so ugly) this quick paint makeover might make it nicer to look at! A Bubbly Life shows you how.

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This project is intended as a greeting card, but why not make one, put it in a vintage frame, and hang it on the wall in your home in a spot that you might need a little cheering up in? Spotted on Omiyage.

Do you have any cheery, "just because" DIY projects that make you smile around your house? Share your favorites!

(Image credits: Craftberry Bush; Griffanie; tuts+; Craft and Creativity; Whisketeers ; Sugar & Cloth; Club Chica Circle; I love to create; A Bubbly Life; Omiyage)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.