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How to make personalized home accents

These simple projects for your home can be profitable ventures as well
By Entrepreneur Staff |

The Philippines is becoming known for handmade crafts, décor and even for home furnishings and furniture. The craftsmanship is there and a lot of natural and artificial materials are available that can be made into handmade products.  Examples of the interesting handmade pieces are home accents like lamps and refrigerator magnets. These home accents are easy and fun to make. You can even engage your kids to make these accents.

 

Lamps are an attractive alternative to the usual centerpieces since the design becomes even more eye-catching once you turn the light on.

 

You can even rent out your lamps to party planners for theme weddings or children’s parties, consign to bazaars and boutiques, or even sell through e-commerce sites.

 

Refrigerator magnets on the other hand has always been an eye sore in most kitchens and offices, but with enough creativity and patience, you can make your own refrigerator magnets that will dazzle and charm anyone\\\'s eyes and may even bring you profit.

 

The best kind would be a themed magnet that comes with a clip or clamp so that it will be functional as well as decorative.

 

Materials:

 

For the lamp

 

Lamp mechanism
Socket
Flat wire
Plug
25-watt bulb
Switch
Cooking pot trays as lamp frame
Lamp cover
Acetate
Ribbon
Wire
Handmade paper
A pair of scissors
Ruler  
Pencil
Pliers with wire cutter
Cutter
One-hole punch  
Double-sided tape

 

For the magnet

 

Theme or background material
clothes, pin, clip, or clamp pack  
Scissors  
Glue
Beads, plastic flowers

 

The Philippines is becoming known for handmade crafts, décor and even for home furnishings and furniture. The craftsmanship is there and a lot of natural and artificial materials are available that can be made into handmade products.  Examples of the interesting handmade pieces are home accents like lamps and refrigerator magnets. These home accents are easy and fun to make. You can even engage your kids to make these accents.

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