If you’re looking for ways to add more farmhouse style to your home decor, you’ve gotta see these Joanna Gaines inspired farmhouse DIY & craft ideas!
It’s really hard to put a pin on it…it’s almost like the famous chicken or egg conundrum… which came first?
Only in this case, I’m referring to the farmhouse style.
Which came first...Joanna Gaines or the farmhouse style?
The classic farmhouse style is definitely adopted from ACTUAL farmhouses where things are cozy and comfortable with a heavy emphasis on reclaimed materials.
With Chip and Joanna Gaines’ wildly popular TV show on HGTV, Fixer Upper (which is airing its last season right now 🙁 ), the farmhouse style exploded in popularity.
One thing is clear…even if our girl, JoJo, didn’t “start” the farmhouse style, she has definitely inspired so many of us to incorporate bits and pieces of the farmhouse look in our homes.
That’s why I’m sharing 21+ Joanna Gaines inspired farmhouse DIY and craft ideas with you today.
Many of these do it yourself crafts and home projects can be done in a matter of hours and on a budget! There is definitely an idea or two…or three that you’re going to want to steal for your home!
Related – If you love the farmhouse style, you definitely want to check out these posts:
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- The Easy Way To Make A Farmhouse Wreath
- Learn how to add your own shiplap accent wall with plywood.
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Joanna Gaines Inspired Farmhouse DIY & Craft Ideas
Do you love Joanna Gaine's trademark farmhouse style? Here's a collection of farmhouse style crafts, DIY projects, and farmhouse decor inspired by the home decor legend, Joanna Gaines.
Handwritten Recipe Kitchen Towels
When I think of farmhouse decor ideas I often think of recipes, especially apple pie. If you’ve been wanting to find a way to creatively display recipes or redecorate your kitchen, then you’ll love this tutorial from Mad in Crafts for handwritten recipes on tea towels.
If you’re not looking to write out a recipe, then you can easily use some iron-on vinyl, transparent paper and your die cutting machine for a different look to this farmhouse craft.
Sliding Barn Door
One of my favorite farmhouse decor ideas are the possibility of the barn doors inside the home. When I found The Handy Mans Daughter’s tutorial on how to make a sliding barn door,
I knew I had to add this possibility to this list of Joanna Gaines inspired DIY ideas. I love the unique texture that the wood shims add. Her easy instructions make the possibilities of having this in your home real. Plus, she also provides instructions on how to easily install the door into your home without losing your sanity.
Speaking of barn doors, we tried our hand at DIY barn doors when we renovated our master bathroom. I'm obsessed with how this white modern barn door turned out!
Rustic Farmhouse Table
You can't have a round-up of farmhouse DIY ideas without showing a rustic farmhouse table! I love this one that Cherished Bliss shares. Her tutorial for the rustic farmhouse table includes free plans with detailed measurements, so you can recreate this table yourself!
Farmhouse Style Pillow
Do you look for creative ways to share the beauty of your marriage with your sweetheart? Pictures are always good, but this latitude and longitude “where sparks fly” farmhouse style pillow is simply adorable!
I love the possibility of the conversations that can happen and know it’ll brighten up any chair in your home. Newly Wed Survival does an amazing job at showing you how to make this simple throw pillow decoration.
Farmhouse Lighting with Tin Cans
This farmhouse DIY idea brings in all the vintage charm with these vintage tin cans. Heather from The Heathered Nest created this farmhouse lighting for her deck, but it could be easily replicated indoors too.
If you're having troubles finding vintage cans like this, Etsy always has a great selection (check out them out here)!
Fixer Upper Inspired Kitchen Sign
This Gather sign looks like it came straight out of an episode of Fixer Upper. Amanda from Love & Renovations nailed it on this Joanna Gaines inspired sign.
Her tutorial for the Gather wood sign is super easy to follow and get this...doesn't require a stencil cutting machine, like the Cameo (which is what I usually use to make signs).
DIY Magnolia Wreath
We can definitely thank Joanna Gaines for the rise in the magnolia trend...I mean her whole business is named after them. It's hard to find an episode of Fixer Upper that doesn't have at least one magnolia wreath in it! But, as with anything that gains in popularity, the prices soar. If you haven't noticed lately, magnolia wreaths are a pretty penny to buy!
Emily from Small Stuff Counts shows us how to make our own DIY magnolia wreath for a fraction of the cost! She only spent $16 on the supplies for this!
Farmhouse Master Bathroom Reveal
It's safe to say that Joanna inspired our entire bathroom makeover at our old house. It is the first place we ever installed shiplap (check out the faux shiplap tutorial here) and I just LOVE the floating shelves that we added to the space.
Pipe Shelving Tutorial
The farmhouse style inspired by our girl, JoJo, is all about shelves. The industrial pipe shelves are very popular and I, for one, love them! Adding shelves to an open wall adds a lot of character to your room.
Adding open shelving to your kitchen or laundry room is another great way to incorporate this industrial pipe shelf look. Check out our full tutorial for adding pipe shelving like this in your home.
If you're going to be adding any farmhouse shelves to your home, some candle holders are a must! They are perfect for styling those shelves by providing interest with varying heights and shapes.
I love how Sarah from Making Joy and Pretty Things gives these wood candle holders a farmhouse makeover with one simple step. They turn out perfectly antiqued and definitely fit in with the farmhouse style.
How To Installing Subway Tile Backsplash
I love the classic look of subway tile, Joanna Gaines definitely does too! If you're looking to add a little subway tile to your home, the back splash in your kitchen is a great place for it! It really brings that farmhouse look to the kitchen.
We shared the full tutorial (including video) for installing subway tile back splash here !
DIY Concrete Countertops
Speaking of kitchens, let's talk about countertops! Outdated countertops can really kill a good kitchen vibe, but there are lots of ways to update them without replacing!
Lauren from Bless'er House shows us how they covered their formica countertops with concrete for an industrial farmhouse look and it turns out amazing! She even shares a big mistake they made on theirs to prevent it from happening to you too!
DIY Blanket Ladder
When you're designing a room, it's important to remember that your decor can be functional. That's actually the best kind! Baskets to hold odds and ends can be cute. Some coffee tables even provide extra storage (like this one from Amazon).
This DIY blanket ladder is the perfect mix of functional and farmhouse style. Here I have it styled with baby blankets in our little one's nursery, but since then I've moved it out to our living room for blanket storage!
DIY Reading Nook with Storage
Speaking of functional decor, we brought out all the stops with this farmhouse style reading nook that we installed in our living room at our old house. The bench seat lifts up to provide tons of extra storage in the living room.
This DIY project full of lots of shiplap added a ton of farmhouse character to the room and most of all added function to this weird little alcove (which used to be a fireplace years ago, btw).
White Painted Pitcher
Learn how to make a white farmhouse pitcher for a fraction of the cost using a tacky thrift store find! If you love the farmhouse style, you’re going to love this DIY farmhouse pitcher tutorial.
Joanna is always finding a way to work in sentimental quotes into the homes she renovates on Fixer Upper! And we all know what a big shiplap fan she is!
This DIY shiplap sign with farmhouse style turned out so cute! This simple step by step tutorial breaks down how you can make your own trendy shiplap sign and stencil on any quote you want.
DIY Build for Outdoor Vertical Garden Pots (With Free Plans)
We all know Jo Jo loves her plans! Looking to add more character to your backyard or curb appeal to your front yard? Build a wall for vertical garden pots! This easy woodworking project turns out SO good!
How To Chalk Paint Bar Stools
I took these wooden bar stools out of the 90’s and into a fresh farmhouse style with chalk paint! These painted bar stools turned out so good! You’ll love this step by step tutorial for how to chalk paint bar stools.
DIY Key Holder
No more searching for keys all over the house. This DIY key holder turned out so cute! Can you believe it was made from a thrifted sign, paint sticks and recycled leather and NO nails? I love the look of the mini shiplap that I made with the paint sticks!
The idea for stenciling on the wall above a farmhouse sink literally came STRAIGHT out of an episode of fixer upper! We did this budget friendly faux brick wall & farmhouse sink cabinet to go along with this fun wall stencil!
You don’t have to go to the store and spend a lot of money to buy trendy farmhouse decor to get that Fixer Upper look in your home. In fact, you’ll have a much more unique look if you make the decor yourself!
With these simple farmhouse DIY and craft ideas, you can definitely bring out your inner Joanna Gaines!
2 thoughts on “Joanna Gaines Inspired Farmhouse DIY & Craft Ideas”
Chelsea, thanks so much for including our project in this great roundup 🙂 You have some great stuff in there! Have a great week – Heather
Love the farmhouse reading nook idea! I’ve never seen that but what a nice tip. You’re right farmhouse decor doesn’t have to be expensive. Some of the neatest items were DIY projects from the dollar store. Like rustic picture frames, wood baskets and spruced up mason jars are a hit.
Thanks, again for the helpful article. And I’ll be sure to share these tips!