After years of living under the popular farmhouse chic aesthetic, many people are taking a slight shift away and going into full cottage core! This has a lot of the same rustic appeal, but uses imagery that is often a bit more cluttered with whimsy and has a bit of a magical element to it. Plants are a must have feature and if it is possible to carry out the look to the gardens, all the better! The best part about this look, is that many of the elements can be made with DIY projects. We’ve put together a list that will have your home looking like a magical cottage in no time!
Hanging Pot Rack
A big part of cottagecore aesthetic is all about the fabulous kitchen! Show off your wonderful kitchenware products by building a hanging pot rack!
Burned Wooden Carving Spoons
Use a wood burning tool to etch a beautiful pattern into a set of wooden utensils. You might choose birds, mushrooms, plants, or any other cottagecore elements that you like!
Antique Spoon Napkin Rings
You can bend antique spoons into lovely napkin rings for your dining room table!
Bring the forest into your home with these lovely mushroom shelves!
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Herb Drying Rack
Cottagecore aesthetics are generally highlighted with drying flowers and herbs! One way to display them is on this DIY herb drying rack along the wall.
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Add a stone circle as a peephole into the garden! It gives a beautiful, magical element. Learn how to lay a stone wall with this great DIY.
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Mushrooms are a big part of the cottage core aesthetic! Here is a great way to make some!
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Cottage Window Boxes
Window Boxes are a great way to decorate the outside of your home!
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You can upcycle a bedframe by turning it into a lovely cottage bench! This looks great indoors or out!
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Make a cute and useful shelf using small logs!
Macramé Flower Drying Rack
Dried flowers for decorating projects with this beautiful, flower drying rack!
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Book Page Garland
Decorate your home with some lovely garland! You can make it with old, beat up books. Try to find some with various levels of oxidation to add some natural color differences!
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Cottagecore Dining Room Table
Do you need a new dining room table to accomplish your cottagecore look? The good news is that this look is an easy thrift and DIY! Use a similar element to painting and weathering a farmhouse chic table set if needed, and feel free to mix and match chairs!
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Many cottagecore enthusiasts are also enthusiasts about making their own bread! Whether you are or aren’t, a bread box can always come in handy!
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Dried Flower Bouquet
These are perfect to place on an end table or a centerpiece!
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A great way to decorate your kitchen is with a custom, beautiful spice rack!
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Tree Branch Jewelry Holder
Bring nature elements inside by turning a tree branch into a fantastic jewelry holder!
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Butterfly Shadow Box
This butterfly shadow box can be made easily from items found at the dollar store!
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Bicycle Wheel Planter
Turn a vintage bicycle wheel into a lovely planter by strapping some pails!
Chunky Feather and Fan Crochet Blanket
This is a lovely, cozy crochet blanket that you can make with this free pattern!
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Old Book Picture Frames
Decorating with books is VERY cottagecore! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make the books work harder for you! Turn them into picture frames!
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Spoon Herb Garden Markers
How cute are these amazing herb garden markers!? You can make them yourself at home!
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A DIY wreath is easy to make with a cottagecore aethetic! You might choose wildflowers or greenery to accent yours!
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Decorate with old, tattered books and wired glasses!
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Pressed Flower Wall Décor
Make this lovely glass wall-hanging with pressed flowers! Preferably from your own garden!
Vintage Weathered Hutch
You can find a vintage hutch for cheap at many flea markets across the US! Even if you find one in an improper color, don’t fret! You can upcycle and weather it yourself. Just find a size and shape that works for your room! Add a stencil design to add a special touch!
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Indoor Herb Garden
You can make a cottage-style herb garden by dressing up small pails! Pick your favorite herbs and go to town!
Antler Ring Holder
Similar to using a tree branch for jewelry, you can make this fabulous ring holder out of an antler!
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Decorate with Dried Flowers
Dried flower bouquets can be used all around the house to decorate!
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Embroidery is a great way to decorate your cottagecore home!
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Custom Cutting Board
Custom cutting boards are popular across the board! You can make your own to match your kitchen with this great DIY!
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Macramé Plant Hangers
Hang your lovely plant collection with these wonderful macramé plant hangers that you can make yourself!
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Converted Door Garden Bench
This is an adorable upcycle project that brings whimsy and character to your garden. Why not give it a try!?
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