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.

Build

Backyard Firepit

Backyard Firepit

My friend bought a new home a couple years ago and today she put in her backyard firepit. She wanted...

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

Add some whimsy to your home with this simple picket fence fireplace cover. ***The instructions are...

Rustic Caddy using Reclaimed Fence

Rustic Caddy using Reclaimed Fence

I love repurposing unwanted items saving them from the landfill. This is just one thing you can do...

Flower Box With a Tall Back for Privacy

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...

How to Make a Concrete Fire Pit

How to Make a Concrete Fire Pit

This article will show you how to make a fire pit for under $50

DIY Deck Gate Tutorial

DIY Deck Gate Tutorial

I’ve got 3 kids, and 3 dogs, 1 of each currently falls in the “less than 2 years old” category, and...

Celebrate

Simple Snowman DIY Christmas Ornament

Simple Snowman DIY Christmas Ornament

What a sweet little cutie! This simple little snowman is perfect for inexpensive gifts, on your...

Repurposed Rustic Wedding Alter

Repurposed Rustic Wedding Alter

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

DIY Rustic Wedding Reception Table Numbers

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...

Jumping in with Both Feet to the Christmas Season

Jumping in with Both Feet to the Christmas Season

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

Snowflake Wreath

Snowflake Wreath

A simple wreath to make out of dollar store snowflakes.

Clean

How to Clean the Dishwasher Naturally

How to Clean the Dishwasher Naturally

If your clean dishes still have food stuck on them, it might be time to clean your dishwasher....

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...

How to Deal With a Dirty Dishwasher!

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...

Dishwasher Not Cleaning Properly? 5 Quick Tips to Make it Like New

Dishwasher Not Cleaning Properly? 5 Quick Tips to Make it Like New

There's nothing worse than seeing gritty residue at the bottom of your drinking glass.
This is
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9 Things You Can Wash in Your Dishwasher

9 Things You Can Wash in Your Dishwasher

Dishwashers aren't JUST for cleaning your lasagna off your dinner plate. I taking you inside my...

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...

Decorate

Impromptu Hummingbird Feeder

Impromptu Hummingbird Feeder

I had a red flower from a broken feeder. I decided to fill a glass candlestick with a couple of...

Building a Shed Foundation

Building a Shed Foundation

It's tough to say what my has been. One project that I really enjoyed and still like to brag about...

How to build shutters

How to build shutters

Today we are going to start with the simplest transformation: Adding DIY shutters. They are so easy,...

A Fall Fairy Garden

A Fall Fairy Garden

The fairies have been busy sprucing up for fall - with some simple pumpkins and mushrooms cut from...

Want to know How to Make a Corn Husk Flower Napkin Ring?

Want to know How to Make a Corn Husk Flower Napkin Ring?

Break out the curling iron and get ready to make a corn husk flower napkin ring! Here's how:
1)
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Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

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

Furnish

Re-purposed bed to garden/porch bench.

Re-purposed bed to garden/porch bench.

It is not hard to make a bench from an old bed head & foot board. Finding the right one to make it...

Combined Garden Modular Seating / Retaining Wall / Storage

Combined Garden Modular Seating / Retaining Wall / Storage

EDIT For all those who are saying it will rot, read the post1. the framing is H4 (the stuff they...

SPiTTiNG on FABRiC!

SPiTTiNG on FABRiC!

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

Old Coffee Table to New Porch Bench

Old Coffee Table to New Porch Bench

A thrifted coffee table got a shabby chic make over with the use of a drop cloth. Durable and...

DIY Simple Rustic "Headboard" Bench

DIY Simple Rustic "Headboard" Bench

I purchased a headboard at Salvation Army and had my husband help me build a bench for my garden.To...

EASY $20 Corner Bench

EASY $20 Corner Bench

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

Garden

What Can You Do With a Plastic Bag and Spray Paint?

What Can You Do With a Plastic Bag and Spray Paint?

I acquired more (free) pots today. I just cannot pass up a perfectly good pot just because it is...

Mix Chalk Paint and Wax Together to Age Terracotta Pots

Mix Chalk Paint and Wax Together to Age Terracotta Pots

Using a mixture of chalk paint and wax, I gave my flower pots an aged patina. I was inspired to age...

Make a Clay Pot Garden Buddy

Make a Clay Pot Garden Buddy

Gardeners have a wide variety of "tastes" when it comes to landscape decorations. If you are looking...

How to "Age" Plastic Faux Terra Cotta Flower Pots

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...

How to Grow a Mint Plant From Cuttings

How to Grow a Mint Plant From Cuttings

I have three plants from the mint family growing in my garden: spearmint, peppermint. and lemon...

Make Over

Sail To Get Your Mail?!

Sail To Get Your Mail?!

Here in Florida, it's not uncommon to see fun and whimsical mailboxes. I just finished this custom...

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,...

Privacy Fencing Mini-makeover

Privacy Fencing Mini-makeover

My deck has been neglected since we moved in 4 years ago. And because our dining room window faces...

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

Mailboxes generally have the same look around where we live: a plain mailbox on a plain post which...

Make Your Mailbox the Envy of Your Neighborhood

Make Your Mailbox the Envy of Your Neighborhood

Follow along this tutorial and your mailbox will be the prettiest one on the street this fall!

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...

Organize

Cupcake Love: Etched Glass Dog Treat Jar

Cupcake Love: Etched Glass Dog Treat Jar

For most animal lovers, their dogs, puppies, kitties and cats are not just pets...they are family!...

Handmade Decorative Candy Jars

Handmade Decorative Candy Jars

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

American Flag Mason Jars

American Flag Mason Jars

Red, white and blue mason jars painted as an American flag can be a perfect addition to patriotic...

Underground EZ Access Hose Storage for Less Than $10

Underground EZ Access Hose Storage for Less Than $10

The size of your garden is limited by the length of your hose. Mine was destined to grow from 50'...

Very Sturdy But Cute Hose Guards

Very Sturdy But Cute Hose Guards

When I pull my hoses around a corner, invariably it drags right through my flowers and rips some...

Vintage Chafing Dish Lid Towel Holders

Vintage Chafing Dish Lid Towel Holders

I was at Goodwill last week and stumbled across some vintage chafing dish lids.

Paint

Stencil How-To: Stenciling a Lampshade

Stencil How-To: Stenciling a Lampshade

Are you looking for an easy peasy DIY stencil project that can be done in a dash AND adds a darling...

How to Stencil Drapes

How to Stencil Drapes

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

DIY Painted and Stenciled Linoleum Floor

DIY Painted and Stenciled Linoleum Floor

We've put so much work into making our kitchen a space we can really enjoy but there was one major...

Learn How To Stencil A Dog Bed!

Learn How To Stencil A Dog Bed!

Cutting Edge Stencils Gives Simple Steps To Paint A Dog Bed Using Stencils
Is today feeling like a
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80's Fabric Ottoman Makeover: From Mauve Monster to Terrific Tribal!

80's Fabric Ottoman Makeover: From Mauve Monster to Terrific Tribal!

My mom dropped off (um, dumped??) an old 1980s mauve ottoman at my house because "you like to...

DIY Wall Stencil

DIY Wall Stencil

I was browsing tile for absolutely no reason since I have no bathroom or kitchen renovations in my...

Repair

How to Weatherproof Your Vinyl or Wood Screen Door

How to Weatherproof Your Vinyl or Wood Screen Door

I've always loved the old fashioned screen doors. And the home improvement stores have a nice...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

We moved into our house in March of 2015 and we could not WAIT to start this transformation!

Keep Your Home Warm by Insulating Your Windows

Keep Your Home Warm by Insulating Your Windows

Keep your homes warm with this quick and inexpensive solution. In my home I have window that are...

Upcycled Denim Draught Excluders (door and Window)

Upcycled Denim Draught Excluders (door and Window)

Keep your home warm with these fun upcycled jeans draught excluders. The cheesy puns will also make...

Insulating A 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...

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

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,...

Tile

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

After weighing our options for bathroom flooring, we decided to try vinyl tiling with grout between...

Painting Hardwood Floors to Look Like Moroccan Tile

Painting Hardwood Floors to Look Like Moroccan Tile

I've seen painted floors online and thought they were so creative. Why not paint- if you already...

How to Make a Old Tile Grout Look Brand New

How to Make a Old Tile Grout Look Brand New

This is a Bathroom that will be transformed with the grout shield color seal

Shower Tile Installation Tips & Tricks

Shower Tile Installation Tips & Tricks

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly!If you’re...

Master Bath Remodel Phase 1

Master Bath Remodel Phase 1

Lived with this nightmare bath for nearly 11 years... FINALLY got it done (DIY)... LOVE IT NOW! I...

Peel N' Stick Luxury Vinyl Tile Floors

Peel N' Stick Luxury Vinyl Tile Floors

We weren’t initially planning on putting down a new floor, since the existing one was in really...

Upcycle

Industrial Mason Jar Light

Industrial Mason Jar Light

I created an industrial Mason jar light fixture for above my kitchen sink. I got these Mason jars...

Upcycled/ Repurposed Ladder | Bathroom Shelf DIY

Upcycled/ Repurposed Ladder | Bathroom Shelf DIY

Upcycled Ladder | Bathroom organization DIY
If you are anything like me, than you are likely on a
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Repurposed/Upcycled License Plate Clipboards

Repurposed/Upcycled License Plate Clipboards

This is the second round of license plate clipboards I've put together so far. I got a hold of two...

Ladder Herb Garden

Ladder Herb Garden

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

Storage Ladder

Storage Ladder

I've been wanting a leaning ladder for as long as I've seen them out in stores and online. My...