Great Western Craft Ideas for Home Decor

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Western-themed décor is one of the easiest styles for which to create homemade craft projects. Western décor is casual and is defined by the number and variety of handcrafted items used. This style of decorating also includes antiques and collectibles re-purposed as art pieces or even as functional components of the décor.

Patchwork Quilt

  • Craft a patchwork quilt to use in your Western décor. Use it for a bedspread in a bedroom, or hang it as wall art in a family room or great room. Choose two or three main colors from which to fashion the quilt''s design. Use the same colors several other places in the room to maximize the impact. Pull one or two of your favorite fabrics from the quilt pattern to use for curtains, throw pillows or to upholster an accent chair or ottoman.

Items From Nature

  • Items from nature can be displayed "as is" or they can be crafted into accent pieces for your room decorated with a Western theme. Unusual wooden branches can be displayed as artwork or can be used as candle holders if you drill the correct size holes in them. Boughs of leaves and/or dried flowers and fruit can be displayed as a dried bouquet.

Repurposed Items

  • Discarded circular saw blades with woodland or other nature scenes painted on them fit into the concept of Western-style décor. Horseshoes or other livery items can be re-purposed as artwork when displayed in a frame or on a pedestal, with or without targeted lighting. Antlers can be cut up and used as drawer pulls, candle holders or used whole to create a chandelier. Roughly woven baskets made of raffia, dried grass material or even scraps of fabric are all craft projects that fit in with Western style.

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