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

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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...

easy amazing diy modern plant wall

Easy & Amazing DIY Modern Plant Wall

So what do you do when your budget is limited, your backyard is small and boring, and you long for...

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...

diy picket fence fireplace cover, diy, fences, fireplaces mantels, how to, repurposing upcycling

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

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

diy pallet bridge

DIY Pallet Bridge

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

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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...

Celebrate

glitter filled glass ornaments tutorial, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments

Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments (tutorial)

Want to make gorgeous Christmas ornaments with the glitter on the inside...no mess, but so pretty....

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Deck The Halls - Pallet Art for Christmas

I made this pallet art as part of my Christmas decor. Click the link below if you want to see how I...

simple snowman diy christmas ornament, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

Simple Snowman DIY Christmas Ornament

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

baby s breath submersible centerpiece, bedroom ideas

Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

Decorate your table with this beautiful submerged flower centerpiece. Complete with delicate baby's...

driftwood christmas trees, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor, white coastal christmas

driftwood christmas trees

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

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...

Clean

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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...

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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....

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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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Garbage Disposal Cleaning Trick

Sharpen, clean, and freshen the garbage disposal at the same time with this nifty little cleaning...

how to clean your dishwasher

How to Clean Your Dishwasher

My dishwasher is one of the hardest working things in my house (I basically run it everyday!), but...

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Pallet LED Lamp

You can, too, build this beautiful lamp from free pallet wood.

Community

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...

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...

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...

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!...

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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...

Decorate

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How to Make a Purse Planter

It's so easy to make a planter out of a thrifted tote bag or purse. I made a couple of these a few...

teacup mosaic mini garden

Mosaic Teacup Planter

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

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...

uses for pottery, gardening, Forgot to add the rest of the family

uses for pottery

Leftover pots and grandaughters old bike become a place to keep garden supplies. Not as fancy as the...

quilt rack turned outdoor planter

Quilt Rack Turned Outdoor Planter

This is a quick and easy project that will add a little something different to your backyard.

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...

Furnish

prayer garden, diy, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, Planning the layout

Prayer Garden

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

needed a garden bench, how to, outdoor furniture

Needed a Garden Bench

Out of necessity for deck furniture I made this garden bench. I started out with twelve cinder...

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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...

cinder block bench for your backyard, diy, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Bench For Your Backyard

Edited: Thank you so much for the kind compliments! Some of you brought up some good questions and...

10 charming seating areas from the garden charmers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, 10 Charming Seating Areas

10 Charming Seating Areas From The Garden Charmers

The ladies in my Facebook group called the Garden Charmers have collaborated to share their favorite...

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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...

Garden

a starter herb garden for an apartment bound gardening newbie

A Starter Herb Garden For An Apartment-Bound Gardening Newbie!

I've always loved the idea of growing my own, fresh herbs. But i have to admit, I've also been very...

diy brush stroke pots, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, how to

DIY Brush Stroke Pots

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

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...

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...

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 save dehydrate

How to Save & Dehydrate

Summer comes to a quick close in September. Here are some helpful tips I learned from dear farmer...

Make Over

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Constructing A Cool Mailbox From A Pallet - For Under $13!

We needed a mailbox for the farm – and wanted it to match the barn and surroundings. After looking...

fall porch, curb appeal, porches, seasonal holiday decor

Fall Porch

I finally decorated my porch for Fall! See how I used a mix of textures and nontraditional Fall...

our back porch, home decor, porches

Our Back Porch

We added some fun color on our back porch where we eat many of our meals during the spring and...

styling a garden fence makeover, fences, flowers, gardening

Styling a Garden Fence Makeover

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

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...

mailbox makeover

Mailbox Makeover

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

Organize

american flag mason jars, crafts, how to, mason jars, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor

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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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...

cupcake love etched glass dog treat jar, crafts

Cupcake Love: Etched Glass Dog Treat Jar

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

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...

underground ez access hose storage for 10, 8 Tub bucket with hose hole cutout

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'...

Paint

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...

how to draw on your walls with marker, crafts, paint colors, wall decor

How to Draw on your Walls with Marker

A few months back Vintage Revivals posted about how she made a DIY Sharpie Wallpaper and I had to...

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...

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Faux Tile and Metallic Style

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

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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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stencil basics stenciling with discharge paste, crafts, painting, Read the full how to here

Stencil Basics: Stenciling With Discharge Paste

Discharging is the process of removing dye from fabric in a controlled manner. Jacquard Discharge...

Repair

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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,...

homemade fly trap, how to, indoor pests, pest control, The problem Yuck

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Here’s a really useful eco-friendly trick to get of fruit flies. I hate fruit flies. Actually, I...

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...

how to get rid of black mold in your shower caulking

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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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 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. ...

Tile

how to tile a bathtub to make it look like a spa

How to Tile a Bathtub to Make It Look Like a Spa

When we were looking to buy our house one of the major things that we were looking for was an...

coastal farmhouse bathroom refresh

Coastal Farmhouse Bathroom Refresh

We teamed up with Jeffrey Court Tile to bring our boring master bathroom to life. By mixing the...

shower grout that doesn t stain or need sealed ever, bathroom ideas, home maintenance repairs, This is the new epoxy grout the floor drain doesn t have it s cover because the grout isn t cured yet

Shower Grout that Doesn't Stain or Need Sealed, Ever!

Dingy and moldy grout just stinks.
Plus it's embarassing when you have house guests.
This past
...

maximizing bathroom space, architecture, bathroom ideas, flooring, home improvement, tiling

Maximizing Bathroom Space

We've shown a number of our bathroom renos on Hometalk but the one we're showing you today is my...

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 shelf solution for the guest bath or any room, bathroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas, Accessorized

Industrial Shelf Solution for the Guest Bath (or any room!)

We were in desperate need of extra storage in our teeny, tiny guest bath. The single vintage shelf...

industrial mason jar light, crafts, lighting, mason jars, repurposing upcycling, Mason Jar Light Fixture

Industrial Mason Jar Light

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

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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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How to camouflage an ugly well pipe

Milk can .... sawzall ....Ta Da!

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...