19 Craft Projects You'll Actually Use IRL

Fun, creative, and useful DIY projects.

This story was originally published on Domino.com.

You know the feeling. A crafty DIY you see on Pinterest looks really cool, then when you attempt your own, it looks kind of cool, then you Instagram it, stick it in a closet, and probably never use it. Not these crafts, though. These are actually useful. Keep reading for 19 of them you can easily accomplish this weekend.

1. Leather bookmark

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY HOMEYOHMY.COM

Tacky bookmarks begone. And the same goes for folding the corners of your page (not a good look). Craft your own stylish leather version in a few simple steps.

2. Holographic coasters

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOVEVIVIDLY.COM

Every home needs some fun coasters—that aren't super expensive. Get this: you can make a set of six for under eight dollars. 

3. To-do magnets

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY DESIGNSPONGE.COM

Whether you're desperately trying to remind your kids—or yourself—of your to-do list, look no further than this convenient craft. And don't worry about your handwriting, there are cookie cutters involved!

4. Pineapple cocktail jars

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY CRAFTHUNTER.COM.AU

OK, so maybe you won't use these everyday... But you can use them every time you throw a party! All you need is some mason jars, green paint, and green paper.

5. Geometric gradient art

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ISPYDIY.COM

This particular craft is made with paint chips (that you can get for FREE at your local hardware store) and as you can see, the end result is visually stunning. Bonus: You get to choose your own color palette, which means you get to tap into your creative side.

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