I've always been a fan of "do-it-yourself" projects giving old picture frames, lamp shades, and worn jeans a new life. I love flexing my creativity and tackling a new project, all while adding a personal touch to the things I have in my closet and decor. I came up with the idea for this post because lately I've gotten in the habit of pausing to ask myself before I make a purchase: "Could I make this myself?" The answer to this question varies, but it's fun to think outside the box and get inspired to try something new. So what do you think? Would you DIY your own gilded party decor or splurge on this statement piece for your living room? For me, it's definitely a tie!