Do you know what the advantages of a DIY project are? all. When creating your own items, you are free to choose a project that suits your taste, create it in any color/texture you like, and then use it to your heart’s content.
Whether you’re aiming for efficiency, decoration, fun, or self-sufficiency, our list of 30 cool DIY projects is waiting for you. Pick a few that you’d like to try.
1. Bird Feeder Wreath
All you need is a round frame, a wide ribbon, a few bird seeds and a few melted suits to feed your feathered friends for the winter.
2. Upside Down Tomato Planter
Store plastic soda bottles, cut the bottom, plant tomato seedlings and pour in a little soil. Then hang it up, water it regularly and watch the tomatoes grow! This works for herbs and peppers too.)
3. Yogurt Cheese
Put a few layers of cotton in a colander, pour in plain yogurt and leave overnight. When you wake up the next day, you have creamy cheese.
4. Threaded Paint Jar
Wrap a piece of thread or twine around the bottle, apply the paint, and peel off the thread when it dries. It will leave you with a nice light for tea lights or candles.
5. Baked Salt Dough Tag
Perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts, baby/bridal showers or other occasions.
6. Leafy Stepping Stones
It is easy to make beautiful stepping stones for your garden with large leaves (such as rhubarb), cement and a trowel.
7. Shoebox Plants
Use an old shoe rack to grow all kinds of plants. This is great for growing herbs outside the kitchen or on the balcony wall.
8. Tea Or Coffee Cup With Message
Grab the mug and Sharpie marker, write your message on the inside bottom (or side) of the cup, then bake at 350F for 30 minutes to make the writing permanent. Great as a bridal party gift!
9. Gravel Placemat
Glue the flat beach pebbles to the felt or wooden circle using a hot glue gun. This placemat is perfect for use under teapots and warm serving bowls and looks great at a garden party.
10. Needle Felt Toy
Use thorn needles and wool roving to create Waldorf-style toys for kids of all ages.
11. Snow Globe Without Water
Prepare an empty bottle, dollhouse miniature, grass, and fake snow to decorate a waterless snow globe.
12. Hanging Garden Basket
All you need is a wire basket, some moss, and some seedlings to make a nice hanging edible basket. Try a mix of lettuce, herbs, tomatoes or strawberries!
13. Reusable Sweeper Pads
If you know knitting or the basics of knitting, you can make your own reusable pad covers for sweepers.
14. Lip Balm
Create your own amazing lip balm with carnauba or bee wax, carrier oils (olive, almond, etc) and your favorite scent/scent.
15. Floor Stencil
Instead of throwing in a rug, decorate an old hardwood or concrete floor with a painted stencil design.
16. Laundry Detergent
If your laundry soap runs out (or if you want to make a great value cleaner with your favorite scent), make your own with a few household ingredients.
17. Cake Stand
Glue thrift store glassware together using industrial-strength adhesive to make cake stands and pedestal bowls.
18. Manicure Key Identification
Use a variety of colored nail polish on your keys to easily distinguish them. Remember what color you used for each door!
19. Cassette Tape Wallet
You may have never played cassette tapes, but you’ve probably seen them lying around. Transform it into a wallet for a bit of retro look.
20. Green Garden Stone
Paint large stones in the garden to keep track of where they are planted.
21. Wood Fire Camp Stove
All you need is a large can, a few metal tent nails/piles, and a drill to make this camp stove.
22. Fairy Garden
Perfect for small spaces or projects with children. Pick up an old bucket, drawer or bowl and add dirt and small plants. Then put your miniatures in and you have a small, perfect garden.
23. String Lantern
It’s amazing how easy it is to make this elegant string lantern! All you need is twine, cornstarch, glue, balloons and spray paint. easy.
24. Carrier Dog Bed
A vintage suitcase turns into a dog bed with TLC and plush pillows.
25. Sleeping Garden Mini Terrarium
Create a mini garden around your home by filling empty jars with gravel, dirt, moss and small plants. Feel free to add miniatures for extra effect! advertising
26. Wallpaper Dresser
The furniture gets an updated look with a new coat of paint and a strip of wallpaper in complementary colors.
27. Hanger Jewelry Storage
Add a few small hole screws to your wooden hanger and voila, it’s an instant jewelry arrangement.
28. Bath Products
29. Sample Wall Paint
Can’t decide what color to paint your walls? Why not select all of them? This décor is made from free paint swatches (available at any Home Reno store) secured to the wall with straight pins.
30. Recycled Leather And Wood Lathes
We can all do it with more storage space and use recycled wood, thrift store belts and a few nails to make some pretty cool shelves.
Hopefully some of these will eventually get you creative. If you’ve found yourself in the hardcore DIY headspace, you can find more projects on Pinterest. Search for the craft you want, or check the search field to see what interests you.