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

Charcoal Grill Fire Pit

Charcoal Grill Fire Pit

My son’s and his wife have a sweet rental home. They can make small changes and are very creative.We...

How to Make an Easy Patio Privacy Screen {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

How to Make an Easy Patio Privacy Screen {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

I've seen several DIY projects for privacy fences, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money or put...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

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

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,...

Fence Picket A/C Unit Cover

Fence Picket A/C Unit Cover

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you all for your concern of our unit not being able to breath. We have had our...

Light Your Table on Fire... (Seriously!)

Light Your Table on Fire... (Seriously!)

When the weather's warm, parties tend to migrate to the outdoors. And what hotter way to enjoy your...

Celebrate

Holiday Pallet Art

Holiday Pallet Art

I made a Give Thanks sign for the mantel which I love, love, love. From the same pallet, there was...

Bridal Shower Decorations

Bridal Shower Decorations

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

Making a Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Making a Fresh Evergreen Wreath

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

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~

A Casual, Homemade Wedding!

A Casual, Homemade Wedding!

This blog link will take you to the summary of the casual, homemade wedding for my daughter which...

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Check out my DIY Mason Jar Chandelier, which we hung right above the sweetheart table during our...

Clean

Make Your Own Dishwasher Tabs

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...

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

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...

How To Clean Your Chandeliers and Light Fixtures in Minutes!

How To Clean Your Chandeliers and Light Fixtures in Minutes!

One day we were eating dinner when I just happened to look up at the light fixture above our...

How to Prevent Frost in Your Freezer

How to Prevent Frost in Your Freezer

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

No-Rub Magic DIY Cleaner & Degreaser for Your Kitchen Hood

No-Rub Magic DIY Cleaner & Degreaser for Your Kitchen Hood

Seriously. Do you remember last time you cleaned your kitchen hood? I do: Never! So it’s time to...

DIY Iron Cleaner- Clean Your Burnt Iron

DIY Iron Cleaner- Clean Your Burnt Iron

Clean burn marks off of your iron without using salt, or store bought cleaner. One beauty product...

Decorate

Vintage Enamel Colander Hanging Planter

Vintage Enamel Colander Hanging Planter

An old enameled colander that is too rusty to use in the kitchen is PERFECT for repurposing as a DIY...

No More Coconut Liners for My Hanging Baskets!

No More Coconut Liners for My Hanging Baskets!

I always have hanging baskets, all over the place! On stands, on my trees anywhere I can find a...

Old Doors Give New Life to Backyard!

Old Doors Give New Life to Backyard!

We had an old pool deck that we needed to remove and this left open a huge empty spot next to the...

New Life for an Old Farm Door

New Life for an Old Farm Door

Antique Farm Door Turned Garden Art/Now Bird Nest

Summer Garden Decor How-to With Metal Effects Kits

Summer Garden Decor How-to With Metal Effects Kits

Summer is almost here and it's a wonderful time to spruce up your garden with gorgeous patina decor...

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...

Furnish

Stencil An Outdoor Bench With Chalk Paint (R)

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...

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...

The outdoor seat I made to go with the super nice cushions found thrown out, not a thing wrong with them.

The outdoor seat I made to go with the super nice cushions found...

made this today, completely free except the screws lol. The cushions were thrown out in rich...

Build a BIG Outdoor Storage Bench

Build a BIG Outdoor Storage Bench

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

Whimsical Garden Bench

Whimsical Garden Bench

I found this old, sad, tired-looking, bench and knew I could turn it into something wonderful. With...

Prayer Garden

Prayer Garden

I was given a small check and asked to 'plant' a tree in memory of my mother in law when she passed...

Garden

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...

Silly Painted Terra Cotta Pots

Silly Painted Terra Cotta Pots

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

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...

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

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 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...

Make Over

DIY Tutorial: Replacing Your Mailbox Post

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...

Decorative Mailbox

Decorative Mailbox

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

Styling a Garden Fence Makeover

Styling a Garden Fence Makeover

This was a quick little project I created to add interest & style to a small townhouse garden on a...

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

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

My Teensy Little Front Porch...

My Teensy Little Front Porch...

My dog Ryley and I are loving our favorite spot in the cottage this summer. The color scheme was...

A Real Car Stopper!

A Real Car Stopper!

Only do this if you don't mind people constantly stopping to take photos at your curb!

Organize

DIY Copper Hose Stand

DIY Copper Hose Stand

Today, we wanted to show you how we dealt with our unsightly hose in front of our office. The...

DIY Hose Holder and Lantern Hanger

DIY Hose Holder and Lantern Hanger

Hubster had a couple 54″ 4×8 boards left over from one of his projects and asked if I wanted them. ...

Trash Bag Storage Dispenser/Container

Trash Bag Storage Dispenser/Container

Repurpose a bleach wipe container into a trash bag storage container. It's affordable, easy, cleans...

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...

Turn Empty Jars Into Stylish Christmas Candy Jars

Turn Empty Jars Into Stylish Christmas Candy Jars

I know Halloween was just the other day, but I'm so excited for Christmas that I'm already getting a...

Hose Extender

Hose Extender

Do you have a outside faucet that's hard to reach? Here is a way to extend that water source and add...

Paint

Guest Bedroom Makeover

Guest Bedroom Makeover

THE PLAN
This makeover is very close to my heart. I did it in 4 days and I worked everything out in
...

Faux Tile and Metallic Style

Faux Tile and Metallic Style

The super talented Kara Paslay created this innovative and unique space with Modern Masters Metallic...

Goodbye Carpet, Hello Stenciled Floor With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Goodbye Carpet, Hello Stenciled Floor With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

We removed our dirty stained carpet and painted the existing concrete sub floor with a stencil and...

Plain Closet Makeover into Glam Dressing Room

Plain Closet Makeover into Glam Dressing Room

Our master bath had a functional issue--it had NO storage for my beauty products which was taking...

Personalize Your Screen Door With a Custom Stencil

Personalize Your Screen Door With a Custom Stencil

We recently updated the back of our home by adding a vintage screen door. We painted it Sherwin...

Stenciled Rug!

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...

Repair

Funky Colourful Draught Excluder

Funky Colourful Draught Excluder

Do you live in an old draughty house like mine. Then keep the cold air at bay with this fun...

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...

DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

Now that I understand the potential for harsh chemicals to do harm to myself and my family, I...

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...

How to Hide Your Ugly Water Heater

How to Hide Your Ugly Water Heater

Compliments are always so nice, right? They can totally change everything. I mean you’re going...

Homemade Flea Repellent for Home

Homemade Flea Repellent for Home

Get rid of those nasty fleas the healthy, natural way! Make an easy homemade flea repellent for your...

Tile

Grouted Vinyl (Peel & Stick) Tile

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

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...

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

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

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

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...

Bathroom Cabinet Upcycled to a Bright Livingroom Cabinet.

Bathroom Cabinet Upcycled to a Bright Livingroom Cabinet.

I was putting a new bathroom cabinet into a bathroom redo. The cabinet coming out was too good to...

Upcycle

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...

4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!

4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!

Got an old ladder, window or table legs lying around? Here are 4 perfect ideas to up-cycle your...

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...

Barn Loft Ladder Chandelier

Barn Loft Ladder Chandelier

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

Succulent Gardening

Succulent Gardening

I am in love with succulents. Thought I would share my version of the succulent grill. The first...