In the words of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrello, “ain’t nothing like the real thing”–or is there? These clever creations may look like everyday items at first glance, but they’re actually unexpected spins on the original. Use these faux DIYs to decorate your home, give as gifts, or just for the fun of it.
This bouquet is nothing to sneeze at. Made out of Kleenex and colored with markers, it’s a great project to do with the kids. And there’s no harm done when you forget to water them.
These ice cream cones can be used as party decor and they won’t melt! They’re made of eggs instead of ice cream, but still topped off with hot fudge, sprinkles, and a cherry.
These colorful snow cones are made out of painted styrofoam balls, and can be used to make a garland, place settings–you name it.
A hint of citrus will make your Halloween decor truly unique. Make these adorable mini jack-o-lanterns out of oranges. Grapefruits would work too.
It may look like a strange creature at first glance, but this humorous faux taxidermy is simply a re-purposed bicycle seat and handlebars.
How’s this for heavy reading material? Paint bricks to look like literary works and use them to decorate your outdoor space, or even your bookshelves.
All the prettiness with none of the prickles. You can create a faux cactus garden by adding a little color to some stones.
Strawberry season may be over, but you can include this summery fruit in your autumn decor by painting acorns.
These sweet treats are made of rolled-up spa socks and are a great gift or party favor. You could also make them out of baby socks.
Liquid starch helps these embroidery thread feathers keep their shape. You can use them for jewelry or home decor and have fun with different colors and designs.
These little bugs on a branch are made out of plastic spoons–and they’re more adorable than creepy crawly.
These pencil drink stirrers are cleverly disguised straws made with silver twine and pink crepe paper.
Create these whimsical little birdies by painting small, fake pears. The branch is a paper towel roll wrapped in yarn.