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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He Wanted Privacy at Home, So He Built a Wall

On my last post, "Modern Patio DIY Inspiration" I created a solution for my problem...nosy...

from fire table to firepit

From Fire Table to Firepit

I had a beautiful slate tiled firepit on a metal stand. It had a shallow fire bowl that had a slate...

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Backyard Firepit

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

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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...

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DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

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


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Pom Pom Trim Christmas Tree

A fun and whimsical Christmas Tree made from mini pom pom trim.

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Bridal Shower Decorations

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

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DIY Christmas Gift Idea- Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Did you know there are just two ingredients needed to make your own sugar scrub? Sugar and oil!...

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Easy Garland Christmas Trees

These cute trees are easy to make with poster board, aluminum foil, garland, and a glue gun.

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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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"Glitter on the Inside" ornaments

The most beautiful Christmas ornaments I've seen/made!

Only 3 "ingredients" to make these


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9 Genius Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

These nine tips might make you hate cleaning a little less.

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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...

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How to Clean a Humidifier

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

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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 Steam Clean the Microwave

(This is a summary only. Visit my blog for the complete tutorial for this plus so many more home...

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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...


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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...

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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!...

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Quickly Remove Heat Stains From Wood!

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

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...

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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...


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Mosaic Teacup Planter

I went to an estate sale, found these beautiful teacups and plates and paid $5 for all. I didn't...

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Fancy Red Planter Made From Free Two Drawer Metal Filing Cabinet

I picked this two drawer metal filing cabinet up from road side throw out just round the corner to...

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.

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Create a Pretty Outdoor Space

I tried to get outside and create a pretty area next to my back door for people to see each time...

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Have You Tried Using an Old Bath to Make Into a Container Garden?

Have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden?I purchased an old bath some time...

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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...


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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...

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DIY Pet Memorial Photo Bench

Build a Pet Memorial Bench that incorporates your pet's photo. Easy weekend project.

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My "New" Diy Potting Bench

I have been doing so much potting and planting and no place to work from- my back patio was a mess!...

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

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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...

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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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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...

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Silly Painted Terra Cotta Pots

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

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How to Root Basil

Basil is the most popular herb grown, and it's easy to root more plants for yourself or friends!

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DIY Brush Stroke Pots

My kitchen window in front of my sink needed a little brightening up. I've seen "brush stroke" type...

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How to Age a Terra Cotta Pot With Chalky Finish Paint

It's front porch sitting time...
Time to spruce up those boring terra cotta pots with a little

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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...

Make Over

mailbox makeover

Mailbox Makeover

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

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Pumpkin Topiary - Fall Decorating Ideas

Tutorial on making your own pumpkin topiary.

mailbox makeover

Mailbox Makeover

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

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DIY Mailbox Makeover

This is the story of an old, sad mailbox remade into a pretty copper and white beauty. Our mailbox...

fall front porch decorations, doors, outdoor living, porches, seasonal holiday decor, Since my porch is covered I brought out some home decor items like these candle holders to add additional interest

Fall Front Porch Decorations

Fall decorations for the front porch and front door, using pumpkin topiaries, traditional and...

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...


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...

a wall of shelves using store bought shelf organizers

A Wall of Shelves Using Store-bought Shelf Organizers

The builder who built my house finished the entire basement. While it's nice and one huge room, it...

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DIY Log Holder

A Saturday afternoon project... we created a convenient place to store the split logs for our wood...

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American Flag Mason Jars

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

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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...


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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...

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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...

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DIY Wall Stencil

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

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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....

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Stenciled Color Secrets Unlocked

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Tips for Using Color Psychology In A Home
Good morning, my color

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Painted Concrete Porch With a Stone Stencil

I pressure washed my porch many times but could not get all the stains out/off, so I decided to...


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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,...

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DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

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

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Air Seal your attic before insulating

When one pops there head into the attic they may see something similar to the first picture & think...

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How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Shower Caulking

If you don't want to take the time and the expense to remove and replace your shower or bathtub...

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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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2 Ways to Get Rid of Flies

Getting Rid of Flies with 2 Different Ideas to find out more go here...


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How To Tile a Patio Wall in a Morning

We recently had a some plumbing work done on our patio and the builders left this hot mess behind. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

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

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Stone Pebble Tiles on Top of Old Tiles

I recently did a bathroom Reno in my 3 way bathroom but here is how I did it without having to rip...


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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...

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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...

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Two Upcycled Projects From One Old Ladder

We picked up this old wood ladder that had been left as trash a while ago, and finally got the...

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DIY Modern PVC Pipe Wine Rack

My need for extra wine storage led me to a lot of expensive, not so great looking options. So I...

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Succulent Gardening

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

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Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

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