DIY Projects & Ideas

Find hundreds of DIY projects for your home and garden that you can actually do. Whether you're an experienced DIYer or an ambitious beginner, these DIY ideas will enable you to create the home you love while saving time & money.


flower box with a tall back for privacy, Privacy an easy solution just add flowers

Flower Box With a Tall Back for Privacy

I've had a lot of comments from Hometalkers on my previous post, the privacy project. It was...

diy garden fence using picket fence panels, diy, fences, gardening, woodworking projects

DIY Garden Fence Using Picket Fence Panels

The deer were eating our tomatoes! We originally put a border around our garden using 2 x 8's, but...

diy wood garden bridge, diy, how to, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, woodworking projects

DIY Wood Garden Bridge

Instructions for building a wooden garden bridge.

diy pallet bridge

DIY Pallet Bridge

Our foot trail crosses a small creek which made it unusable parts of the year. A few pallets,...

inexpensive diy fire pit

Inexpensive DIY Fire Pit

Happy memorial day weekend everyone! My husband and I are working hard to make our yard look nicer,...

backyard makeover, landscape, woodworking projects

Backyard Makeover

I had some questionable bushes boardering my backyard. They kept my 9lb dog in, but the neighborhood...


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Easy and Inexpensive...Christmas Decorations From Sheet Music

A $1.00 book of sheet music from the thrift store and a few inexpensive supplies helped me to create...

bridal shower decorations, crafts

Bridal Shower Decorations

My son is getting married this summer, and my girlfriends gave a sweet bridal shower. I created a...

jumping in with both feet to the christmas season, christmas decorations, outdoor living, seasonal holiday decor

Jumping in with Both Feet to the Christmas Season

Christmas decorating comes to the Potting Shed with evergreens, nandina berries, and gazing globes~

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DIY Rustic Wedding Reception Table Numbers

When we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted it to have a rustic/vintage feel and that we...

wedding candle votives

Wedding Candle Votives

I have a very specific idea in my head of what I want my table centerpieces to look like. I...

how to make a semi natural evergreen wreath, crafts, gardening, wreaths

How to Make a Semi-Natural Evergreen Wreath

Can you BELIEVE that before photo was hiding underneath that beautiful wreath? Love the look of...


how to prevent frost in your freezer, appliances, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs, how to

How to Prevent Frost in Your Freezer

Freezers accumulate frost because the cold air pulls moisture out of the foods you are freezing....

clean your kitchen with basic products

Clean Your Kitchen With Basic Products

It's after the holidays, the guests are gone, and your kitchen needs a little love. In this...

use olive oil to clean 5 household items

Use Olive Oil to Clean 5 Household Items.

Eco-friendly cleaning products are always a favorite in my household. Why? I have young children and...

make your own dishwasher tabs, appliances, cleaning tips, go green

Make Your Own Dishwasher Tabs

In an effort to rid my home of as many chemicals as possible, I have been making as many of my own...

clean your washer dryer

Clean Your Washer & Dryer

My washer and dryer are very well loved with our family of 4. Besides doing around 11 loads of...

how to clean a humidifier, cleaning tips, Humidifier cleaning is actually pretty easy if you follow these simple steps

How to Clean a Humidifier

With cold and flu season approaching, it may be time to pull out the humidifier. These are GREAT to...


6 quick fix facelift ideas for builder grade bathrooms all under 100

6 Quick Fix-Facelift Ideas for Builder Grade Bathrooms ALL Under $120

I'd like to share some bathroom face-lift projects we tackled a few months ago. EACH can be done in...

quickly remove heat stains from wood

Quickly Remove Heat Stains From Wood!

You’ve seen them before. White splotchy heat stains that cover what used to be perfectly pristine...

ok it may be possible that i may be the only one but i don t think so

Where Are My Keys ? NO MORE! $15 Solution

Ok.. It may be possible that I may be the only one… BUT I don't think so. I hate seeing keys on a...

we have just one new years resolution for 2018

We Have Just One New Years Resolution for 2018...

Thank you for a year of inspiring, encouraging, sharing and creating together with us on Hometalk!...

how to remove dried paint from clothing

How to Remove Dried Paint From Clothing

If you are a DIYer, you probably have some clothing with dried paint on them. Here's how to remove...


repurposed garden bike, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Repurposed Garden Bike

For the last few years I have been eyeing this old bike the previous owners left behind as garden...

earth day inspired mini crate garden planters

Earth Day Inspired Mini Crate Garden Planters

Hi there, Hometalk Friends! We have been having gorgeous spring weather here in Texas. Believe me,...

spruce up your old flower pots for free

Spruce Up Your Old Flower Pots For Free

Waking up to the sound of birds singing, feeling the warmth of the sun, the urge to buy the entire...

tire turned planter


The next time you come across an old rubber tire at the junk yard, don’t pass it up! It could...

potted hanging wind chime, container gardening, crafts, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

Potted Hanging Wind Chime

I wanted a wind chime for my outdoor space. I also wanted to use items on hand . Most of the time...

patriotic garden chair, My finished project


I wanted to ramp up my small covered front porch. So I decided to find an old chair and repurpose.


inexpensive diy corner bench, diy, how to, outdoor furniture, woodworking projects

EASY $20 Corner Bench

Need Seating for your outdoor space? I sure did. Ok so I am the queen of repurposing and salvaging...

repurposed child s roll top desk to counter potting shed, gardening, outdoor living, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

From Child's Roll Top Desk to Counter Potting Shed!

I found myself constantly going out to our potting area in a dreary area of our barn, getting what I...

easy to make a marimekko bench using paper napkins, decoupage, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Easy to Make a Marimekko Bench Using Paper Napkins

You can easily transform an old garden bench and give it that designer look using paper napkins. ...

simple diy headboard bench tutorial i only made 4 cuts on wood, diy, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

Simple DIY Headboard Bench Tutorial - I Only Made 4 Cuts on Wood!

I've always wanted a pretty and welcoming front porch. I've also loved headboard bench makeovers but...

tired old bench, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, Ta Dah

Tired Old Bench

I bought this bench in my local supermarket 12 years ago.
The weather and the dampness of the area

woodworking storage bench outdoor build, diy, outdoor furniture, woodworking projects

Build a BIG Outdoor Storage Bench

Do you need extra outdoor storage?
We were tired of our patio seat cushions getting wet.
So I


painted fingerprint heart pots, container gardening, crafts, gardening, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas

Painted Fingerprint Heart Pots

I made these sweet pots years ago, and they are still my absolute favorite holiday craft EVER. Every...

how to make decorated clay pots for spring, chalkboard paint, crafts, painting, Using your marker write your herb tags and attach your stickers to your pots

How To Make Decorated Clay Pots for Spring

I’m ready for Spring, so I decided to decorate some clay pots with paint and chalkboard stickers....

how to age plastic faux terra cotta flower pots, crafts, gardening, how to

How to "Age" Plastic Faux Terra Cotta Flower Pots

Do you like the look of aged, real terra cotta flower pots? So do I but I don't have the patience to...

dry herbs without a dehydrator

Dry Herbs Without a Dehydrator

Herbs are great! They are easy to grow and easy to dry so you can enjoy them all year round. Grow...

how to prune feed mint in pots to promote growth

How To Prune & Feed Mint In Pots To Promote Growth

This is all about how to prune and feed mint in pots (or in the garden) to promote the new growth...

decoupaged terra cotta pots, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, gardening, home decor, how to

Decoupaged Terra Cotta Pots

Spring isn't coming very soon this year so I try to add happy colors to my home decor so at least I...

Make Over

diy tutorial replacing your mailbox post, home maintenance repairs, how to, With a little spray paint to freshen up your existing mailbox here is the finished look You CAN do it yourself

DIY Tutorial: Replacing Your Mailbox Post

Has your mailbox post seen better days? No need to pay someone to install a new one for you. You CAN...

vw camper van mailbox

VW Camper Van Mailbox

One day all of you Vanlife Guys and Gals are going to have to settle down.Kids will come along,...

quick easy mailbox makeover, curb appeal, diy, Vinyl monogram decal via etsy added for a little extra charm We are so happy with our new mailbox

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

A few weekends ago, I decided I was tired of looking at our sad, pitiful, little mailbox! I went to...

diy mail holders

DIY Mail Holders

Anyone who knows me knows that I love repurposing crap into beautiful, usable things. One day I...

my favorite outdoor seating area it started with repainting the porch then i, outdoor living, porches, Love how the wicker rockers turned out

Back Porch Styling by Somewhat Quirky Design

My favorite outdoor seating area. It started with repainting the porch, then I rebuilt the antique...

diy decorative mailbox, crafts, curb appeal, how to

Decorative Mailbox

Set the street side tone for your home and add some simple DIY curb appeal with a decorative mailbox...


tire rim water hose holder

Tire Rim Water Hose Holder

If you're looking for a quick project to brighten up your yard this summer, here's something to...

handmade decorative candy jars, crafts

Handmade Decorative Candy Jars

I'm sharing a DIY project that is super easy and uses items you probably have around your house...

simple shelving using two tools

Simple Shelving Using Two Tools

Need shelving in your basement or garage? These simple shelves can be made so easily and all you...

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Hiding a Dime Bank in Plain Site

With a little work, you can make everyday food stores look like things no thief would think to...

hose holder made from scrap materials, fences, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

Hose Holder Made From Scrap Materials

My tangled hose in the front of the house was driving me crazy, so I was really happy when I came...

diy rolling jar storage, diy, how to, organizing, storage ideas, woodworking projects

DiY Rolling Jar Storage

In order to achieve the goal of pristine countertops set forth in Space Hacker: DiY Slide-Out...


how to make an old sign on anything, painted furniture, rustic furniture, stairs

How to Make an Old Sign... on ANYTHING

I've run a vinyl decal sign shop for the past 20 years. But being a lover of all things rustic, one...

creating your own diy window treatments, painting, window treatments, DIY stenciled cornice board

Creating your own DIY Window Treatments

Learn how to stencil your own window treatments with Cutting Edge Stencils stencil patterns! Read...

indian inlay stenciled tabletop, home decor, painted furniture, Final photos of the Indian Inlay Stenciled Table

Indian Inlay Stenciled Tabletop

Learn how one blogger created this amazingly intricate table top design with our Indian Inlay...

stenciled rug, flooring, home decor, outdoor living, painting, So far has held up well

Stenciled Rug!

I needed a new rug for my outdoor patio but didn't want to spend too much so I found a rug at Home...

wall lettering made easy, bedroom ideas, painting, Make your own letter stencils and add a personalized touch to any room We ll show you how to create your own wall stencils

Wall Lettering Made Easy

No need to go out and buy new stencils if you want to add some personalization! Michael Goins, owner...


shaker bottle fruit fly trap, pest control, repurposing upcycling, A cute label completes the trap

Shaker Bottle Fruit Fly Trap

Use an empty shaker bottle to create a fruit fly trap. Those pesky fruit flies can't resist the...

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies With Household Items

I don't know about you, but this time of year the fruit flies are out in full force at our house. ...

mason jar bug repellent candle, mason jars, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

We love spending time outdoors with the family but bugs were a total nuisance. Here's my easy DIY...

cement step repair get your curb appeal back in one day, concrete masonry, curb appeal, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to

Cement Step Repair: Get Your Curb Appeal Back in One Day!

After a long cold winter we had to repair our cement steps. I'm guessing you might have to do this,...

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Snare Those Awful Fruit Flies!

These nasty little creatures drive me nuts! Hubby read in his "Handy Dandy Cure for Everything Book"...

i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials

I Made a Draft Guard for a Door With Recycled Materials

I desperately needed a draft guard for the door to our cold storage room. The room maintains...


learn to tile like a pro, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips, countertops, decks, repurposing upcycling, tiling

Learn to Tile Like a Pro

So Last week I had the amazing pleasure of hosting Hometalk’s DIY Facebook session. It was so much...

laundry cabinet

Laundry Cabinet

Needed a solution for something - anything - to hold our laundry supplies. They were taking over the...

real thin brick accent wall

Real Thin Brick Accent Wall

I added a real thin brick accent wall to my dining room!This is a project I have wanted to attempt...

custom bathtub frame, bathroom ideas, home improvement, how to, woodworking projects

Custom Bathtub Frame

When we set out to renovate our bathroom, I wanted the biggest bang for my buck. This project is an...

how to change the look of your tile grout for less then 30 dollars, cleaning tips, tiling, off set grout after appling grout shield

How To Change the Look of Your Tile Grout for Less Then 30 Dollars

Cleaning your tile grout is always a choir and time consuming. Applying a grout color sealer like...

kitchen makeover countertops

Kitchen Makeover- (countertops)

Hi friends,I'm so excited to share the process of remodeling our kitchen. We gutted the entire house...


upcycled repurposed ladder bathroom shelf diy, bathroom ideas, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas

Upcycled/ Repurposed Ladder | Bathroom Shelf DIY

Upcycled Ladder | Bathroom organization DIY
If you are anything like me, than you are likely on a

diy ladder plant stand

DIY Ladder Plant Stand

We had this old ladder sitting around in our yard that we picked up at a thrift store years ago and...

barn loft ladder chandelier, diy, lighting, repurposing upcycling

Barn Loft Ladder Chandelier

I had been searching for something unique to hang my pots and pans from in my kitchen. I eventually...

giving an old bunk bed ladder new life showyourgreen, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas

Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life

I took a $1 garage sale bunk bed ladder and transformed it with a cheery fresh shade of green --...

diy necklace holder, crafts

DIY Necklace holder

All you need is floor samples, wood glue, and screws and you can have a industrial chic necklace...