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40 Crafts to Make with Trendy Patterns

How to make trendy quatrefoil, geometric and mosaic crafts out of fun patterns and templates for home decor, paper crafts, homemade gifts, jewelry, party favors, or just for fun.  These quatrefoil and geometric patterns include wall art, necklaces, homemade gifts, a rug, placemats, pillows, lampshade, furniture and printable paper and gift tags.  Quatrefoil and geometric patterns are so trendy right now!  So, don’t be left out of the crowd! {{wink}}

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What is a Geometric Pattern?

A geometric pattern is a pattern that has repeating shapes such as circles, lines, triangles, ellipses, rectangles, and polygons. The pattern repeats itself over and over in a predictable way.

Quatrefoil Pattern

Quatrefoil Pattern

1.  How to Make a Quatrefoil Headboard {diy headboard} ~ Quatrefoil is a hot trend right now! Learn how to make your own quatrefoil patterned headboard with this step by step tutorial.

Quatrefoil Pattern

2.  How to Create a Quatrefoil Dresser {trash to treasure} ~ This dresser gets a second life with some paint and a quatrefoil stencil.  Come see the results!

Quatrefoil Pattern

3.  Stenciled Quatrefoil Footstool ~ Do you have an old footstool that could use an upgrade? This post has a great remedy! You’ll learn how to paint them as well as re-upholster the top for not only a more stylish looking stool, but also more comfy feel!

Quatrefoil Crafts to Make

4.  Sailcloth Placemats ~ Just in time for your next dinner party, these stenciled sailcloth placemats will be a lovely addition to your table! Perfect because you can totally customize them to your style by choosing the color and pattern.

Quatrefoil Pattern Light Shade

5.  Quatrefoil Drum Shade Pendant Light ~ Transform a plain drum shade into a statement piece with this tutorial using appliquéd fabric.  Modern and bright, this drum shade could be perfect for your home.

Quatrefoil Stenciled Pillow

6.  Stenciled Pillow ~ Have you ever thought of painting a plain white pillow?  It’s an easy way to get a unique cover!

Quatrefoil Crafts

7.  Quatrefoil Stenciled Door Mat ~ Did you know you can spray paint a rug? Well apparently you can. Come see how a plain rug is transformed into a modern geometric beauty!

Quatrefoil Wall Art

Quatrefoil Wall Art

8.  Quatrefoil Customized Printable Monogram ~ This beautiful quatrefoil monogrammed print is perfect for gifting or keeping for yourself. The print comes in two colors with 12 fabulous color options to choose from! Add a frame and you have a beautiful piece of art that will be cherished for years to come!

Quatrefoil Wall Art

9.  Quatrefoil Wall Art ~ Creating quatrefoil canvas art is a fantastic {and easy} way to update a wall and add a pop of color.

Quatrefoil Wall Pattern

10.  Quatrefoil Photo Wall Art ~ Learn how to make beautiful photo wall art in a quatrefoil shape from foam board and nail heads.

Quatrefoil Stencil Printable

Printable Quatrefoil Stencil

11.  Quatrefoil Stenciling {free template} ~ Modernize an out dated piece of furniture with a quatrefoil pattern.  There are 3 free patterns to download.

Quatrefoil Wall Art

12.  Painted Wallpaper {free template} ~ Wallpaper is messy and can be expensive.  Learn how to create your own Ballard Designs inspired stencil and paint on your own wallpaper!

Quatrefoil Printable Stencil

13.  Printable Stencil for a Furniture Makeover ~ You can print out this cool Quatrefoil shaped stencil, cut it with an exacto knife and you are ready to go.  Jen shows you two different techniques for using this stencil, one on a wooden stool and the other on a large decorative tray.  Whatever you decide to use it on, it will give your project a chic designer look without all the expense.

Free Printables

Printable Quatrefoil Pattern

14.  Quatrefoil Paper {Free Scrapbook Paper} ~ This collection of free scrapbook paper is ready for you to print at home and use with your scrapbook layouts. These simple and unique patterns are perfect to coordinate with a variety of layout themes and colors.

Birthday Gift Tags

15.  French Inspired Gift Tags ~ Wrap a beautiful package with this striped and quatrefoil wrapping paper and adorn the top with French inspired gift tags.  Oh la la!

Quatrefoil Free Printables

16.  Aqua Quatrefoil Paper Pack ~ Eight free 12 x 12 paper printables with a different accent color shaping the quatrefoil.  Use them for scrapbooking, card making or other crafts.

Geometric Designs Patterns

Geometry Patterns

17.  Geometric Artwork {how-to} ~ Check out this lovely wall art made from a canvas and paint! Tape off your desired pattern and begin painting.

Embroidery Hoop Cork Board

18.  How to Make Embroidery Hoop Cork Boards {bulletin board} ~ Here is a great way to repurpose embroidery hoops.  Learn how to turn them into functional cork boards!

Geometric Patterns

19.  Washi Tape Shapes ~ Geometric shapes are ‘clean and crisp’ and very eye catching.  You can use them for crafting, scrapbooking and even to decorate packaging.  Or, you can frame it for a beautiful piece of art.

Geometric Design Patterns

20.  DIY Geometric Wall ~ Adding a geometric pattern to a wall is not only inexpensive, but brilliant!  It’s a great way to accent a wall.  Grab some painter’s tape and paint to get started.

DIY Geometric Pattern

21.  Geometric Pattern Pillow ~ Have you ever thought of painting a plain white pillow?  It’s an easy way to get a unique cover!

Geometric Designs Patterns

22.  Geometric Circle Stand {Crate & Barrel Hack} ~ Here’s a great Crate & Barrel hack of their Geometric Circlet Stand! Seriously simple and cheap, you could have this done by lunch! And then go out to lunch on your savings…and maybe take your friends!

Geometric Pattern Design

23.  Cube Chandelier {DIY Light} ~ DIY your own cube chandelier with this tutorial!  Modern and funky, yet made with natural materials, this light could be perfect for your home.  Paint it to get a totally different look!

Geometric Designs Pattern

24.  Chevron Striped Bench ~ Here is a great idea of how to take a boring or outdated piece of furniture, in this case a bench, and turn it into a stylish piece. This tutorial will walk you through the steps, and the result will update any room with functional modern style!

Geometric Pattern Home Decor

25.  How to Paint a Stenciled Circle Rug ~ Did you know you can spray paint a rug? Well apparently you can. Come see how an Ikea rug is transformed into a modern geometric beauty!

Geometric Pattern Rug

26.  Geometric Painted Rug  ~ From a plain Ikea rug to a beautiful trendy rug in an afternoon! This is a fabulous tutorial that will walk you through the steps to make this rug transformation happen! Perfect for almost any room in your home, and sure to add some instant style!

Geometric Pattern Home Decor

27.  How to Create Modern Board and Batten {molding and millwork} ~ The look of traditional board and batten isn’t for everyone. If you are craving something a bit more modern for your walls, follow the link for a tutorial on how to create a geometric board and batten.

Patterns Geometry

Patterns Geometric

28.  Geometric Wood Necklace DIY {Necklaces} ~ Looking for a simple necklace diy project that will accessorize almost outfit depending on your color choices! With a stylish modern design this could even make a lovely gift! Learn how to make one using this awesome tutorial!

Geometry Pattern

29.  DIY Geometric Necklace ~ Join tubular beads to make a striking geometric necklace.

Geometric Pattern Designs

30.  Geometric T-shirt {diy} ~ Transform a plain t-shirt using the same technique to paint a wall, tape off the desired pattern and paint with fabric paints.

Laptop Sleeve Tutorial

31.  Geometric Laptop Sleeve Tutorial ~ Make a fun laptop sleeve using basic quilt-piecing skills.  The geometric pattern is perfect for the manly man.

Geometric Tote Bag

32.  Statement Tote Bag ~ Make a statement with this cleverly painted tote bag.  No special stamps are necessary to purchase because you can make your own with a potato.  How fantastic is that?!

Geometric Pattern Party Decor

Geometric Pattern Party Decor

33.  DIY Geometric Table Runner ~ Create this beautiful and unique 3D geometric table runner for your next get together!  A template for the geometric cubes is provided to help you make your own.

Geometric Patterns

34.  DIY Geometric Garland {Fun Paper Craft} ~ This fun paper craft is perfect to use as decoration for your next soiree. You won’t believe how easy this garland is to make when you download and use the free geometric shape templates.

DIY Geometric Party

35.  Geometric Favor Boxes {free template} ~ A uniquely shaped favor box to hide small things.  After all, big things come in small packages.  {wink}  Use the free template to make geometric favor boxes.

Geometric Pattern Activities

Puzzles and Games

36.  Geometric Art Puzzle {School Age} ~ This geometric art puzzle is a fun and easy craft for to encourage mathematical skills in school age children. As an alternative to a floor puzzle, apply Velcro to the back of each square and then mount them onto the wall as a movable art piece for hours of fun.

Geometric Stamp Animals

37.  DIY Geometric Animal Art ~ Create animals from three basic shapes, triangle, rectangle and square.  Kids will love this project!

How to Make Mosaic

How to Make Mosaic

37.  Mosaic Art Paper Craft {Art Ideas} ~ This art ideas is a great way to teach children about mosaic art, so they can learn and realize the value of using small things put together, to create a larger, more beautiful output. Children will also learn about shapes and colors, plus practice their cutting skills with children’s safety scissors.

How to Make Mosaic

39.  DIY Summer Mosaic Nail Art  ~ Now that summer is here, it’s time to get fresh manicures and pedicures because it’s sandal season.  Your nails will really pop with this fantastic summer mosaic nail art.  Start with a base coat of white polish to begin your pattern.

How to Make Mosaic

40.  Mosaic Wood Tile Frame ~ Transform a drab frame to fab by adding a mosaic pattern to it with tiles.

Thanks Ladies! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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