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

DIY Garden Fence Using Picket Fence Panels

DIY Garden Fence Using Picket Fence Panels

The deer were eating our tomatoes! We originally put a border around our garden using 2 x 8's, but...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fondue Pot to Table Top Solar Fountain & Fire Pit

Fondue Pot to Table Top Solar Fountain & Fire Pit

I have a fondue pot that I have been wanting to turn into something and I finally figured it out!...

Celebrate

Glass Christmas Trees

Glass Christmas Trees

What you will need for the project:
Styrofoam cones or stack trees.
Craft paint
...

Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

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

How to Make a Semi-Natural Evergreen Wreath

How to Make a Semi-Natural Evergreen Wreath

Can you BELIEVE that before photo was hiding underneath that beautiful wreath? Love the look of...

Christmas on My Mind

Christmas on My Mind

Are you crazy like me and already ready to start decorating for the holiday season? Do you change...

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 Christmas Gift Idea- Peppermint Sugar Scrub

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!...

Clean

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...

How to Clean and Deodorize Your Microwave

How to Clean and Deodorize Your Microwave

There is only one thing worse than a dirty microwave and that would be a dirty AND stinky microwave....

Garbage Disposal Cleaning Trick

Garbage Disposal Cleaning Trick

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

Clean Your Washer & Dryer

Clean Your Washer & Dryer

My washer and dryer are very well loved with our family of 4. Besides doing around 11 loads of...

9 Genius Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

9 Genius Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

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

Pallet LED Lamp

Pallet LED Lamp

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

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...

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.

7 Amazing Upcycling Ideas

7 Amazing Upcycling Ideas

Literally transform trash into treasure with these easy upcycling ideas.

Wooden Salad Bowl To Succulent Garden

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...

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...

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...

Furnish

DIY Pet Memorial Photo Bench

DIY Pet Memorial Photo Bench

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

Church Pew To Paris New

Church Pew To Paris New

I scooped up this 1940 Vancouver BC Canada Synagogue pew from a local salvage guy for $10......

10 Charming Seating Areas From The Garden Charmers

10 Charming Seating Areas From The Garden Charmers

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

Bench For Your Backyard

Bench For Your Backyard

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

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

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...

Repurposed Pallet Into a Do-It-Yourself Bench

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

How to Get an Amaryllis to Bloom

How to Get an Amaryllis to Bloom

Did you get an amaryllis bulb kit around Christmastime? If so, you're probably sad that the...

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
...

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

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

How To Make Decorated Clay Pots for Spring

How To Make Decorated Clay Pots for Spring

I’m ready for Spring, so I decided to decorate some clay pots with paint and chalkboard stickers....

Decoupaged Terra Cotta Pots

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...

Make Over

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

My Mailbox was in need of a makeover….really bad. I stripped off the numbers and sanded it down...

Decorative Mailbox

Decorative Mailbox

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

Our Back Porch

Our Back Porch

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

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,...

Mailbox Makeover With Contact Paper Liner

Mailbox Makeover With Contact Paper Liner

I'm a big fan of restoring perfectly good items instead of throwing them out and buying new ones....

DIY Mailbox Makeover

DIY Mailbox Makeover

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

Organize

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. ...

Repurposed / Upcycled Vintage Water Ski Towel & Robe Rack

Repurposed / Upcycled Vintage Water Ski Towel & Robe Rack

Is this stretching the imagination enough! Haha. Once I found some vintage glass rods that matched,...

Hose Holder Made From Scrap Materials

Hose Holder Made From Scrap Materials

My tangled hose in the front of the house was driving me crazy, so I was really happy when I came...

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...

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...

Hiding a Dime Bank in Plain Site

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...

Paint

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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How to Make an Old Sign... on ANYTHING

How to Make an Old Sign... on ANYTHING

I've run a vinyl decal sign shop for the past 20 years. But being a lover of all things rustic, one...

Flower Stencils Convey Different Meanings

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

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...

Create Beautiful Stenciled Scarves For Gifts (Or For Yourself)

Create Beautiful Stenciled Scarves For Gifts (Or For Yourself)

Handmade gifts for the holidays are the best to give and to receive! We recently had a phenomenal...

Repair

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...

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies With Household Items

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. ...

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...

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...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

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

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

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...

Fix Cracked and Missing Tile Grout

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...

A Simple Hexagon Tile Hack

A Simple Hexagon Tile Hack

I fell in love with hexagon tile when we were building our house over four years ago. I loved the...

Custom Bathtub Frame

Custom Bathtub Frame

When we set out to renovate our bathroom, I wanted the biggest bang for my buck. This project is an...

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...

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

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

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...

Rustic Chandelier With a Bit of Glam...

Rustic Chandelier With a Bit of Glam...

My dining room is a little dark which can make eating there at night tricky. The standing lamp in...

Entry Transformation With Ladders

Entry Transformation With Ladders

My tired and boring entry way of the new (to us) home needed help and character. I used some old...

From Ladder to Super Storage

From Ladder to Super Storage

Sometimes you really just need some extra storage. This easy DIY not only turns a ladder into super...

A-Frame Ladder Alternative Christmas Tree

A-Frame Ladder Alternative Christmas Tree

Around this time of year, it's become a tradition to come up with an alternative Christmas tree...

Striking Wall Decor Using Old Wood Siding And A Ladder

Striking Wall Decor Using Old Wood Siding And A Ladder

I hated the big blank space over my stairway. I have the most perfect spot to relax and sip my...