We’ve seen some beautiful farmhouses in our time, but we’ve also seen homes in towns and cities that recreate that classic farmhouse aesthetic in a gorgeous way. Perhaps you come from a generational farming family and, even though you live in a suburb now, you’d still like to keep that homey feeling you remembered from visiting your grandparents on the farm as a child? DIY home decor is definitely the best way to make that happen!
Check out these 15 lovely, country inspired DIY projects that will have your home feeling like you’re down on the farm, even if you’re right in the middle of Main Street.
1. Planting tin kitchen rack
We love that this simple cutlery rack by Stone Gable looks as though you’ve moved your kitchen right into the garden and let the cutlery take up residency in the nearest flower pot! The flowers are fake, of course, but it creates a nice natural illusion that’s perfect for a farmhouse. All you need is a tin planter that will hook to a simple bar wall rack.
2. Decoupaged spring teacup planters
Heart Handmade suggests using old teacup and saucer sets that don’t hold liquid anymore or that you no longer need as a new home for some fresh blossoms! Everyone knows that families who live in farmhouses know how to get thrifty with their upcycling, so why not repurpose things in a way that brings the delicacy of fancy tea to gardening?
3. DIY herb drying rack
If you’re really into the idea of farmhouse living then you’ve probably already explored things like jarring and canning your own jams or preserves. Those things are fun and practical, but they don’t necessarily provide your kitchen with much decorative style. Drying your own herbs on a rustic DIY herb drying rack, however, does both! In fact, it’ll make your kitchen smell great too, depending on which herbs you choose to hang up. Check out how Magnolia Market made this one.
4. Easy DIY log candle holder
When it comes to building a farmhouse aesthetic, it always helps to bring a little bit of the beautiful outdoors inside. This log candle holder idea from Love Grows Wild is as simple as selecting a straight, thick branch and cutting it to the height you want. Consider smoothing the top and bottom surfaces with sandpaper to make sure everything sits nice and sturdy so you can safely light your candle.