Don't you just hate when your bathroom counter starts getting messy? I know I do.
And the mess and disorganization seem to just creep in, doesn't it? It isn't as though I don't have drawers and baskets to store things... it just... not convenient.
I like to have things accessible, and I hate wasting time sorting into the storage areas that are out of sight, knowing I'm going to need *whatever* again.
So when I came upon this tutorial to upcycle food jars into storage containers, I knew I had to share. Not only can you customize the colour to suit your bathroom, but you can create as many as you need.
I like that they keep things on the counter organized and tidy, but I can still see everything, and it's easily accessible for those frequently used items I had digging around for.
Don't you just hate when you're out visiting someone, and you use the washroom only to find they're out of toilet paper? And worse, you don't see a spare roll in sight.
To me it feels like an invasion of their privacy if I have to go looking through their bathroom cupboards looking for a roll... and it's such a bother when you've only realized the roll is empty after you've relieved yourself.
That's one of the reasons I like to keep spare rolls in easy reach in my own bathroom.
With this tutorial, you, too, can save your guests from needing to search for a much needed roll of toilet paper. With the simplicity of the design, it will suit almost any space and makes it relatively easy to create.
The adults in my family are much more likely to shower than to take a bath, but that doesn't stop me from wanting a bathtub caddy like this one.
Those times I do take a bath, I like to read, have a drink, maybe play on my phone.
And a bathtub caddy like this would hold everything easily, and I wouldn't need to worry about getting my book wet, or knocking bubbles into my drink (because let's be real... if I'm having a bath, it's going to have bubbles).
It would seem so luxurious, that I bet I'd finish up, feeling even more relaxed and pampered than any regular bath. Do you agree?
You can't go far without seeing mason jars. Even the dollar stores are selling them. And for good reason.
Mason jars can be used for a variety of purposes well beyond canning. And they are a great decor item.
The bathroom is no exception. Use one of those mason jars you've collected to make this useful craft. (If you haven't collected any, stop at almost any yard sale or thrift store - or the dollar store - and pick some up).
It'll have your toothbrushes sorted and looking good. And, unlike the store bought holders, the holes for your toothbrushes will be large enough to accommodate any style of manual brush.
I don't know if I've mentioned it yet, but I'm not into lace and frills for the most part.
But this shower curtain brings just the right amount of ruffle to look gorgeous, without going over the top.
You can make your bathroom a serene haven where you can enjoy your time spent, with just a few special touches. These extra long shower curtains with pleated ruffle accents will be appreciated by all who get to see them.
It's important to enjoy our home - every single room of it.
Here is another gorgeous option for bathroom storage.
It is simple, yet elegant, and easy enough to follow along with the tutorial. Plus, it's estimated to cost only $20 to create it.
It's narrow profile will minimize the space it takes up in your bathroom, which is important if your washroom is on the smaller side. But the closed in shelving will provide you with the opportunity to use every last inch of shelf space.
The towel rack mounted on the bottom is a definite advantage, as well, especially if your family needs more than the one rack that is typically found in a small bathroom.
Look at this gorgeous mason jar organizer! Aren't you glad when you live during a time when mason jars are meant to be used for more than just storing food?
Their uniform simplicity, an aesthetic reminder of the vintage memories of grandparents and great grandparents... and it makes me recall just how thrifty my relatives were, making use of the things they had on hand.
I wouldn't be surprised if my grandmothers had mason jars storing their hairpins or curlers. I know my grandfathers had some full of screws and nails in their garages.
Whether we have mason jars on hand or not, they're super easy (and affordable!) to come by just about everywhere, and this mason jar organizer tutorial will have your bathroom looking stylishly tidy in almost no time at all.
If you love the industrial look or if you live in a loft with open piping overhead, this DIY towel rack will fit right in.
I like that so many towels can hang from it at once. I know in my home, we had to install extra towel racks, as the bathroom only came with one. That just isn't enough for most families.
This industrial style DIY towel rack would also be well suited in a room done up in a rustic aesthetic. A faux brick feature wall behind it would look especially good, in my opinion. What do you think?
Because i know you love mason jars as much as I do (if you don't, I guess I'll forgive you... but really, how can you not love mason jars??) here is a cute bathroom set.
With this tutorial, you'll learn how to paint the jars, what tops to choose, and more. You'll end up with a soap pump, pretty storage jars, and matching mason jar vase.
If you're eco-conscious, you'll appreciate that you'll be able to buy the refill jugs of your favourite hand soaps to fill your mason jar dispenser. Keeping a pretty bathroom can also be pretty good for the earth.
If you want to ensure your shower curtains match your bathroom decor, you're best off making them yourself.
This striped shower curtain tutorial will teach you how... and you can use whatever pattern on your fabric that you prefer - no need to go with green stripes simply because that's the pattern in the directions.
I know when my family moved into our current home (rented) I had to find shower curtains to with the dark red walls... not an easy feat. I managed, but I sure wish I'd had this tutorial to walk me through making my own.
Can your bathroom have too many mason jars? I don't think so.
And even if you thought there was a limit, I'm certain you'd need to make room for "just one more' after seeing this DIY air freshener decoration.
it both looks good and smells good, too.
Of course, if you're like me and synthetic scents give you headaches, you can use essential oils instead.
Instead of popping those scent beads into the mason jar, make up some scented wood blocks to drop in instead. Don't worry, it's super easy.
To make the scented wood, just take your bits of wood (untreated wooden beads or small wood blocks), put them in a jar, drip in your preferred scented oils till the wood is covered. Close the lid tightly, shake to spread the oil throughout. Then let sit overnight to ensure it has absorbed fully into the wood.
Voila! Scented wood blocks (or beads).
When the scent needs refreshing, just drip a bit more oil into the jar.
As soon as I saw this easy DIY clay art tutorial, I knew I had to include it. I love those little fish!
I haven't made this yet, but I plan to at some point once my kids are in school.
This school of clay fish look like their swimming along, moving through the water, having a jolly good time. That organic feel and that sense of movement... I am certain it would bring joy to my bathroom.
I have worked with clay previously, but have no access to a kiln, so I was happy to see this DIY art project uses air dry clay. So much easier if you don't have all the equipment to kiln dry your projects.
Isn't this mat pretty? Your visitors will never guess you made it yourself.
The thick rows of absorbent yarn will be like a cloud to step onto after you shower. Your feet would definitely thank you if they could for making this delightful woven bath mat.
Although you can switch up the colour scheme to match your taste, I love the blues chosen for this mat. Probably because they go so well with some of the other projects in this list (that cute whale art, the school of fish, even the bath time photo canvases).
When I was younger (much younger...) I had a collection of nail polish - a rainbow of colours, plus glitters and sparkles, too, of course. I kept them in a cosmetics bag. They were a big jumbled mess and I spent a lot of time digging through that bag to find the colours I wanted.
This little DIY fingernail polish display stand would have solved my problem.
I think young me would have decorated the whole thing with glitter and colour, to match the polish bottles it held inside.
Now, I'd probably use chalk paint in some pastel, or maybe even simple white, and let the polish provide the colour.
When you want the look of floating shelves, but lack confidence in your abilities to set them up, these DIY faux floating shelves are the solution.
(Also, don't let your confidence level hold you back - learning a new technique can only be beneficial in the long run.)
Or perhaps you like the assurance of seeing the mounting hardware, minimal as it might be.
Personally, I like this minimalist look even more than I like the look of floating shelves. I find with floating shelves I spend so much time contemplating how the shelves are secured to the wall that I don't even notice what's on them.
In a bathroom, of course, shelves are an important storage solution. Whatever style you choose, you can't go wrong.
Of all the various options available to store a few extra rolls of toilet paper, this DIY fabric toilet paper holder solution is minimalistic, elegant, and perfectly suited for a small space.
I like that no special hardware is required for keeping toilet tissue handy... a simple knot does the job perfectly.
Another added benefit of this style of toilet paper roll holder is that if you change your style or colour scheme, it is a quick run through the sewing machine to whip up something that suits the new look.
You could even create a few for different seasons or holidays for a festive touch in your bathroom. What a great DIY bathroom decor craft!
What a clever storage solution for keeping reading material available in the bathroom.
We all poop... there's no way around that. But if you forget to bring your phone to play on and keep you occupied, it's nice to have a bit of reading material handy.
Magazines are also a great choice for those occasions you decide to relax in the bath. With this bathroom DIY magazine rack you won't have to remember to bring your reading material with you - it'll be stored neatly and conveniently right where you need it.
Whether you love wine or hate it, you might need to ask your friends and family to save their corks to finish this project (or just buy them online or locally at your DIY winery). Clearly, it needs several.
Regardless where you get your corks, once you create this wine cork bath mat for your bathroom, you will feel that sense of satisfaction of completing a worthwhile DIY bathroom decor craft.
The natural cork material, the natural, neutral colour, and the regularity of the pattern are all very calming and soothing. If that's the vibe you'd love to introduce into your bathroom, I'm sure you'll agree that this wine cork bath mat is the craft to start with.
When you're decorating your bathroom there are so many options. Many times DIY bathroom decor crafts and projects end up being less expensive than store bought. (Not always, of course, but in those cases, there are other benefits of DIY.)
Even amongst the crafting options, there is a wide array of price ranges. This particular DIY bathroom project saves you a tonne of money by upcycling cardboard boxes into designer style baskets.
I don't know about you, but I have kids. And when I switched from cloth diapers to disposables, we all of a sudden found ourselves with a plethora of extra boxes. Diaper boxes come in a variety of sizes, and they're quite sturdy, so they're ideal for this type of craft.
If you don't have kids in diapers, you should still have no trouble finding people willing to share their empty boxes with you. Or take it to next level kindness by purchasing diapers in the size of box you need, and donating the diapers (they'll be in a plastic sleeve inside the box).
Towel racks are an essential piece of equipment for every bathroom. This DIY bathroom decor craft will have you creating a DIY nautical towel holder, perfect for a cottage or nautical theme.
The natural fibre rope gives it a nice rustic charm, in my opinion. If you want to keep to a nautical theme, be sure to check out some of the other suggestions in this list... you could sew some custom shower curtains, paint up a whale, and mould some marine life in sculptural fish art.
Where I live there is a house that is decorated on the outside to look like a cruise ship. I bet the interior is just as themed. I wonder what towel racks they've got in their bathrooms!
Here is another amazing option to upgrade your bathroom with a simple change.
By following this DIY sunrise mirror tutorial, you'll have a new, wonderful mirror to look at every day.
The built in shelf is an added bonus. You can either keep it clear for a minimalist look, with the option to bring in some nature with a plant or two. Or, you can use it to store your frequently used items (stored in pretty mason jars, of course).
I think it's rather logical that bathrooms might be done up in a nautical theme. The marina, boats, ropes... all about water. And washrooms centre around water, too... Bathing, flushing, cleaning.
If you opt to capitalize on the nautical theme, consider this DIY nautical rope mirror. It would be an ideal secondary or decorative mirror to serve an aesthetic purpose (because it's a little small to be the primary mirror).
I like the attention to detail in this bathroom craft project... did you notice the mirror is hung on a cleat hook?
If you want a nice easy bathroom decor craft, that will provide you with a unique end product, this multi-functional decorative rope ladder is just what you need.
Easily used as a towel rack in the bathroom... but just as easily used to hold throw blankets in the living room, or the next day's clothing in your bedroom.
I think this towel rack would be especially great for when you have a lot of guests visiting. It can easily be stored in a closet, taking up minimal space, until it's needed. Then pop it on the wall, and instantly you've got extra space for all those extra towels.
Choose Your DIY Bathroom Decor Crafts
Now that you’ve decided to upgrade your bathroom, and you’ve checked out the curated list of 50 DIY bathroom decor crafts I’ve put together for you, there is just one more thing to do…
Decide which DIY bathroom project you’re going to start with!
Will you be framing a mirror? Adding shelves? Or maybe some wall decorations?
Ultimately, no matter which you decide to start with, you can’t go wrong. If you’re like me, one craft will lead to another… And another.
Now, let’s get crafting!
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