DIY projects are just amazing. The reason being that you can pick the projects according to your taste and then make them in your own choice of colours and textures which you can later on use to your heart’s content. Whether you’re aiming for efficiency, decoration, fun, or self-sufficiency, there’s an incredible DIY project just waiting for you. Some of them are listed here that you might want to carry out:
30. Bird Feeder Wreath
In case you are interested in feeding our feathery friends over the winter months, all you need are some birdseed, some melted suet, a circular mold and wide ribbon.
29. Upside-Down Tomato Planter
Don’t throw away your plastic soda bottles, instead save them and cut their bottoms off, ease in a tomato plant seedling, and pour in some earth. Hang it up and water it regularly. You will see your tomatoes grow. This technique can also be used for herbs and peppers successfully.
28. Yogurt Cheese
Want some creamy cheese when you wake up in the morning? All you need to do is place a few layers of cheesecloth in a colander, pour in plain yogurt, and let it drain overnight. Your creamy cheese will be ready the next day.
27. Yarn-Wrapped Painted Jars
In order to create a dazzling luminary for tea lights or candles, wrap some yarn or twine around a jar, paint it, and peel the yarn away once it’s dry.
26. Baked Salt Dough Tags
Baked Salt Dough Tags are picture perfect for Valentine’s gifts, baby/bridal showers, or any other occasion.
25. Leafy Stepping-Stones
Big leaves (like rhubarb), cement, and a trowel are the simple way to make beautiful stepping-stones for your garden.
24. Shoe Holder Planter, via GreenUpgrader
An old over-the-door shoe holder is perfect to grow all types of plants such as herbs outside your kitchen, or on a balcony wall.
23. Tea or Coffee Cup with a Message
An easy way to create amazing bridal party gifts is by taking a teacup and writing a message on the inside bottom of a cup (or on the side of it) with the help of a Sharpie marker and then baking it for 30 minutes at 350 ˚F to make the writing permanent.
22. Pebble Placemat
The pebble placemats are great for using beneath teapots and warm serving bowls and they look fabulous at garden parties. In order to make them, simply glue flat beach pebbles to circles of felt or wood by means of a hot glue gun.
21. Needle-Felted Toys
You can create Waldorf-style toys for kids of all ages by using a barbed needle and some wool roving.
20. Water-less Snow Globe, via Salt Tree
A water-less snow globe decoration can be made by making use of an empty jar, a dollhouse miniature, some glue, and fake snow.
19. Hanging Garden Basket
In order to make a beautiful hanging basket of edibles, all you require is a wire basket, some moss, and some seedlings. Try out a mix of lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, or even strawberries.
18. Reusable “Swiffer” Pads
You can also make your own reusable pad covers for your sweeper by knowing the basics of knitting or crocheting.
17. Lip Balm
You are capable of making your own incredible lip balms by means of carnauba or bee’s wax, a carrier oil (olive, almond, etc.) and your favourite scent/flavour.
16. Floor Stencils
Dress up old wooden or concrete floors with painted stencil designs rather than throw rugs.
15. Laundry Detergent
You can make your own cost-effective detergent in the scent of your own choice with the help of a few household ingredients.
14. Cake Stands
Glue thrift shop glassware together in order to make cake stands and pedestal bowls using industrial-strength adhesive.
13. Nail Polish Key Identification
In order to differentiate between your keys, use different colours of nail polish. Don’t forget the colour you used for each door.
12. Cassette Tape wallet
Even if you have never played a cassette tape, you might have seen them lying around. You can turn it into a wallet for a bit of retro fabulousness.
11. Painted Garden Stones
You can keep record of what you’ve planted where by painting large stones for your garden.
10. Wood-Burning Camp Stove
This camp stove can be built by using a large tin can, a few metal tent pegs/stakes and a drill.
9. “Fairy” Garden
This is the perfect project for small spaces as well as with your kids. All you need to do is grab an old bucket, drawer, or bowl, add some earth and small plants. After this, put in a few miniatures and a tiny, perfect garden is ready for you.
8. String Lanterns
Check out how simple it is to build these graceful string-globe lanterns. All that is required is twine, corn starch, glue, balloons, and spray paint.
7. Suitcase Dog Bed
A little TLC and some fluffy pillows can transform a vintage suitcase into a dog bed.
6. Jar Garden Mini Terrarium
Mini gardens to be placed around your home can be created by filling empty jars with pebbles, soil, moss, and small plants. Some miniatures can be added for an additional impact.
5. Wallpaper Dresser
An updated look can be given to the furniture with the help of a fresh coat of paint and some strips of wallpaper in complementary hues.
4. Clothes Hanger Jewellery Storage
Create a jewellery organizer can be made by adding a few eyelet screws to a wooden coat hanger like above.
3. Bath Salts
Luxurious bath treats can be created by mixing Epsom salts or coarse sea salt with your favourite essential oils and a few drops of food colouring.
2. Paint Swatch Wall
In case you are confused which colour to paint on your wall, check out this décor that has been created from free paint colour swatches (available at any home reno store), pinned to the wall with straight pins.
1. Recycled Leather and Wood Shelves
Well, we all want more storage place and you are able to build some incredible shelves with some recycled wood, a couple of thrift shop belts, and a few nails.
Some of these will definitely motivate you to create something and in case you find yourself in a hardcore DIY headspace, a great place to find more projects is on Pinterest: either do a search for your craft of choice, or just type DIY into the search field to see what piques your interest.