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Homemaker of the Week: How Joyful

At Homesessive, we believe in passionate, fresh, and budget-friendly ideas that help make your everyday home special. Every so often, there are those who go above and beyond the call of décor by adding a little extra something special to their homes. Homemaker Of the Week is our way of honoring those who inspire us to turn our dreams into reality. Whether it be an inspiring DIY Project or home improvement insight we can learn from, we want to share their tips and spotlight their achievements every week.

Here is Homesessive’s Homemaker of the Week, Joy of How Joyful. She’s an amazing crafter, an innovative designer, and most recently a new mom! As an expert on upcycle, Joy channeled her passion for design to create an adorable yet affordable toy basket for the arrival of her newborn baby. With baby on the way, she anticipated the need to store larger toys that didn’t quite fit in compact spaces so she explored the possibilities of a fyllen laundry basket from Ikea. When she felt like something was missing, Joy gathered used materials from around her home for to fashion the laundry basket into toy storage with flare and function.

Spending only $5 on a discounted laundry basket, Joy shows Homesessive it’s not the wallet that counts—but the passion and ingenuity that makes a nursery home. Joy taught us the importance of taking advantage of the materials we have lying around the house in order to create new, exciting projects. Try taking a day and a few leftover materials to upcycle an item in your home that’s missing something into a handmade and heartfelt piece. Take chances with design!

View the slideshow above for Joy’s simply sweet DIY project.

For more inspiration from Homesessive’s Homemakers, check out our posts on From New House to Home and The Inspired Room.

Photo Credit: How Joyful

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