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.


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DIY Wood Pallet Mini Picket Fence

This is a simple DIY build... from old wooden pallet to mini picket fence! I attached a wreath and...

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DIY Wood Garden Bridge

Instructions for building a wooden garden bridge.

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...

front porch privacy screen

Front Porch Privacy Screen

When our neighbours decided to store their garbage bins at the side of their house we had more than...

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,...

building an adirondack bridge, diy, landscape, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Building an Adirondack Bridge

This fall we decided that we finally needed to create a way to get from one side of our yard over a...


snowflake wreath, crafts, wreaths, Hang in front of a window or another picture using a long ribbon

Snowflake Wreath

A simple wreath to make out of dollar store snowflakes.

monogram ornament wreath, crafts, doors, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths

Monogram Ornament Wreath

A tutorial for making your very own monogramed ornament wreath.

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Repurposed Rustic Wedding Alter

With a little imagination and some old flea market finds, it's amazing what you can come up with. ...

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Christmas Mantel

My Christmas mantel follows my Santa's Belt theme, coordinating with my tree. I've used garland...

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driftwood christmas trees

dreaming of a simple natural white christmas with driftwood trees i made and handstamped gift tags.

making a fresh evergreen wreath, crafts, doors, flowers, gardening, hydrangea, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths, The holly and laurel branches that make up this wreath grow just outside my door I don t think it needs a single thing added to make it look more festive

Making a Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Before you get ready to decorate your front door for the holidays, have a quick look around you....


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...

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How to Steam Clean the Microwave

In my quest to help eliminate harmful chemicals throughout my house, I was able to eliminate another...

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How to Deal With a Dirty Dishwasher!

The other day, I was unloading my dishwasher, when all of a sudden I saw a nasty rust-colored splat...

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DIY Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Combine citric acid, washing soda, baking soda and essential oils to make these simple tablets to...

how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

So with all the recipe testing we do in our kitchen, we are bound to make quite a mess and have some...

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How To Clean Years of Grease Off Appliances

I have a huge grease problem in my kitchen, plus I have black appliances so it shows EVERYTHING....


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...

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!...


diy decoupage bird feeder planter

DIY Decoupage Bird Feeder Planter

Made from recycled materials this bird feeder turned into bright spot in the garden, something the...

recycled salad container into a bird feeder

Recycled Salad Container Into a Bird Feeder

Upcycling and recreating everyday items can be fun for kids! This summer, don't throw out your fast...

wooden salad bowl to succulent garden, chalk paint, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling, succulents

Wooden Salad Bowl To Succulent Garden

I love to junk and one thing I see over and over is wooden salad bowls. When I scored this beauty...

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Swap Meet Find Becomes Unique Vintage Succulent Planter

I needed a housewarming gift for a friend and new I wanted to give her a succulent planter, so off...

vintage wagon repurposed all over again, Geraniums Impatience Vintage Wagon

VINTAGE WAGON Repurposed All Over Again

I am a Estate Sale Shopper - and proud of it This little vintage wagon is still one of my favorite...

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...


outdoor furniture stencil bench paint, chalk paint, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Stencil An Outdoor Bench With Chalk Paint (R)

My wonderful mother passed away 14 years ago. She was passionate about her rose garden, her backyard...

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Repurposed Pallet Into a Do-It-Yourself Bench

This was an awesome project. We ship our gutter guards from the plant to the main warehouse on...

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

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Every time I go to my local Goodwill I find something that can be upcycled. Most the time a quirky...

a pile of salvage a hutch top a to die for potting bench, diy, gardening, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

A pile of salvage + a hutch top = a to die for potting bench

My bestie, Liz has been collecting parts, pieces and stuff to create a potting bench. She has been...


collecting rain for all our garden watering needs for less than 100, composting, gardening, go green, outdoor living, The rain totes being installed in May

Collecting Rain for All Our Garden Watering Needs for less than $100

This past Spring we installed our barn's roof water collection system. Not knowing the impending...

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...

silly painted terra cotta pots, container gardening, crafts, gardening, how to

Silly Painted Terra Cotta Pots

Today we decided to paint silly terra cotta pots for a few plants that I found on clearance at...

how to make a simple herb vignette, container gardening, gardening, how to

How to Make a Simple Herb Vignette

Create a unique collection of your favorite herbs to showcase in style with this quick and easy...

harvesting and preserving herbs, gardening, Bunch drying hang tied bunches of herbs upside down on an indoor clothesline pegs nails or drying rack in a dark and dry location

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

If you have herbs growing like crazy but just can’t use them fast enough, you are not alone! Try...

mint wonderful mint how to care for plant this fragrant herb see, gardening, how to, outdoor living

Mint Wonderful Mint: How To Care For & Plant This Fragrant Herb - See

By Nell @JoyUsgarden
I love pretty much any herb. I do a lot of cooking and have a raised bed of

Make Over

mailbox makeover

Mailbox Makeover

When we bought our house, the mailbox was on its last leg....literally!

mailbox makeover

Mailbox Makeover

For three and a half years, Handan and I were the shameful owners of The Saddest Mailbox on the...

pumpkin topiary fall decorating ideas, container gardening, crafts, gardening, seasonal holiday decor, Fall Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Topiary - Fall Decorating Ideas

Tutorial on making your own pumpkin topiary.

diy nautical beach inspired mailbox makeover

DIY Nautical Beach Inspired Mailbox Makeover

I have been procrastinating on this project for over a year simply because I didn't know where to...

come sit a spell, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, porches, May view of the porch flowerbeds with roses and peonies in their glory

Come Sit a Spell !

Before we even moved the furniture into the house, we hung the porch swing on the front porch! It...

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...


diy dollar tree makeup brush organizers, crafts, organizing

DIY Dollar Tree Makeup Brush Organizers

I was not going to let the jars without the lids that I used to make the Apothecary Jars go to waste...

hose pot without the hose pot price , landscape, organizing

Hose Pot Without the Hose Pot Price!

I crafted my flower pot tower earlier this summer. I loved the look but hated the curled hose at the...

easy organizer with mason jars and scrap wood

Easy Organizer With Mason Jars and Scrap Wood

We can never have enough organizers! Especially something that uses mason jars! I came up with a fun...

repurposed washboard ideas, crafts, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

Washboards and Ideas

I love wash boards! They have so many uses! Usually I just clean them up and send them back out the...

diy up cycled jar a little trash to treasure, bathroom ideas, crafts, repurposing upcycling

DIY Up-cycled Jar...a Little Trash to Treasure

What do you get when you take an old toothbrush holder and a Parmesan cheese jar and put them...

5 fresh ideas for organizing with jars, mason jars, organizing, repurposing upcycling, Mason Jars and other glass jars are wonderful for organizing

5 Fresh Ideas for Organizing With Jars

When it comes to organizing, a glass jar (or two or three or more!) is a wonderful tool. Here are...


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Indian Inlay Stenciled Tabletop

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

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How to Stencil Drapes

I saved a bunch of $$ by stenciling some Ikea drapes & dressed 3 windows in my bedroom for $75....

my blue stenciled table when a little stenciling is not enough, painted furniture, My blue uber Stenciled Table I call it Festooned

My Blue Stenciled Table. When a little Stenciling is not enough

This is my Blue Stenciled Table. I decided to cover every possible surface with stencil and this is...

flower stencils convey different meanings, flowers, home decor, Allium flowers symbolize perfection and elegance

Flower Stencils Convey Different Meanings

Learn from our blog which flower stencil best represents the mood you plan to convey through the...

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Stencil Your Floor with our Shipibo Stencil

We've gone absolutely gaga over this Shipibo Stenciled Floor! Jessica did a tremendous job with this...

spray paint a pillow, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

Spray Paint a Pillow? #FallPreview

Sure, why not? My front porch needed an injection of color. Stat! So I used what I had on hand -...


fruit fly solution remedy home made, pest control

Snare Those Awful Fruit Flies!

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

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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,...

insulating an crawl space attic door

Insulating A Crawl Space/Attic Door

I love our nice big closet in our bedroom but I don’t love the uninsulated access door to our crawl...

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...

terracotta space heater, hvac

Terra Cotta Space Heater

Ok, I have to admit, this is pretty thrifty. This space heater is a clean and cheap energy...

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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...


bathroom makeover with subway tile wainscoting before after

Bathroom Makeover: Before & After

My husband and I have spent the past several years remodeling our little house in the country. The...

creative small bathroom remodel with slate and glass tile, bathroom ideas, diy, home improvement, small bathroom ideas, tiling

Creative Small Bathroom Remodel With Slate and Glass Tile

Our project house was a mess when we first moved in. An exciting mess. Exciting because there was...

grouted vinyl peel stick tile, bathroom ideas, diy, flooring, how to, tile flooring, tiling, Bathroom as it is now

Grouted Vinyl (Peel & Stick) Tile

We choose to put peel and stick tile in our master bathroom update for a few reasons. 1. It fit the...

carpeted bathroom gets a new tile floor, bathroom ideas, diy, flooring, tiling

Carpeted Bathroom Gets a New Tile Floor

I am currently working on a bathroom remodel for a friend. We are nearing the finish line, our...

fix cracked and missing tile grout, cleaning tips, tiling

Fix Cracked and Missing Tile Grout

I have been living in my apartment for years now, and there is a huge chunk of missing grout between...

make your grout look like new

Make Your Grout Look Like New!

I can’t believe we’ve been in our current house for over two years. In a way, it feels like we just...


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Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

For more on this and how to you can make this go to...

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...

an old ladder gets retired to my closet as a ladder shoe rack, closet, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

An Old Ladder Gets Retired to My Closet as a Ladder Shoe Rack!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has seen the amazing things done with old ladders on pinterest! My...

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...

ladder herb garden, container gardening, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

Ladder Herb Garden

I’m sure you have seen many of these ladder gardens on Pinterest among other great ideas for DIY...