Scandinavia + These DIYs = Project Heaven (Welcome to ScanDIYnavia)

Here at Hunker, it's well documented that we have a serious crush on Scandinavian design. And what's not to love? Minimal, clean, functional, high quality … and wood. Lots of wood.

Lucky for us, we work with talented collaborators who design, create, and photograph original Scandi-inspired DIYs. Have you seen them yet on our Instagram feed or Pinterest boards? If not, allow us to present these gems. They are meant to be seen and shared. So, enjoy. And if you're inspired to try out one of these DIYs for yourself, share a pic with us on Instagram @hunkerhome.

1. Black-and-White Glass Containers

Black and white Scandinavian-style containers
credit: Lucy Akins

Amazing what a little spray paint, washi tape, and markers can do to a glass container. | GET THE DIY

2. Brass Sconce / Candleholder

DIY Brass Wall Sconce
credit: Trisha Sprouse

We spied a similar design at Restaurant IBU in Copenhagen, and wondered if we could make something like it. But, less expensive. So we did. | GET THE DIY

3. Textured Wall Art

Oversized textured wall art
credit: Trisha Sprouse

This art checks off two Scandinavian-style boxes: warm, cozy textiles (shearling!) and a monochromatic color scheme. | GET THE DIY

4. Wood and Leather Breakfast Tray

Wood and leather DIY breakfast tray
credit: Caroline Burke

The power of plywood makes breakfast in bed simply chic. (Have you heard? Plywood is the material for 2019.) | GET THE DIY

5. Eucalyptus Table Runner

Eucalyptus table runner
credit: Caroline Burke

Simply stunning. And just imagine the smell of the fresh eucalyptus. | GET THE DIY

6. Plywood Headboard

Plywood DIY headboard
credit: Caroline Burke

The built-in shelves just make us happy. It's a score for smaller bedrooms. | GET THE DIY

7. Cable Desk Organizer

Cable desk organizer
credit: Caroline Burke

Messy cables, meet your match. | GET THE DIY

8. S-Hook Shelf

S-Hook Shelf
credit: Caroline Burke

Simple, and yet so smart. Extra storage at your service. | GET THE DIY

9. Plant Box

IKEA Hack Planter
credit: Caroline Burke

Made from a desk piece from everyone's favorite Scandi store, IKEA. | GET THE DIY

10. Hanging Wall Lamp

Hanging paper wall lamp
credit: Francesca Stone

Made from paper and costs less than 20 bucks to make. | GET THE DIY

11. A-Frame Shelf

A-Frame Wall Shelf
credit: Trisha Sprouse

This shelf makes us think of a cozy A-frame cabin in the snow. | GET THE DIY

12. Shelving Unit

IKEA hack wall shelving unit
credit: Caroline Burke

Another IKEA hack, and we're not mad. | GET THE DIY

13. White Pumpkin-Shaped Planters

Pumpkin-shaped planters
credit: Caroline Burke

Cute for fall table decor, don't you think? | GET THE DIY


Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.