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

How to Build a DIY Fire Pit- No Matter Your Budget or Skill Level

How to Build a DIY Fire Pit- No Matter Your Budget or Skill Level

Building a DIY fire pit is a great way to update your backyard and entertain friends and family. A...

Building an Adirondack Bridge

Building an Adirondack Bridge

This fall we decided that we finally needed to create a way to get from one side of our yard over a...

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...

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 Folding Display for Craft Shows and Markets

DIY Folding Display for Craft Shows and Markets

I participated in two vintage markets in 2016 and needed a place where I could hang things for...

Wood Fence Upgrade

Wood Fence Upgrade

Last year we happily removed the old chain link fence in our backyard and replaced it with brand new...

Celebrate

Kissing Clothes Pin Couples

Kissing Clothes Pin Couples

Find out how I made these cute clothespin couples. Perfect decoration for a wedding or Valentine's...

Wedding Candle Votives

Wedding Candle Votives

I have a very specific idea in my head of what I want my table centerpieces to look like. I...

Decorate candles using Christmas jewelry!

Decorate candles using Christmas jewelry!

One thing I do not need any more of is Christmas decorations, but I still love to buy them! I...

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...

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...

Clean

Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Did you know that your tower fan needs regular maintenance to keep them running? Tower fans are...

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...

Clean Oven Vents In Minutes With This Easy Kitchen Hack!

Clean Oven Vents In Minutes With This Easy Kitchen Hack!

When I saw how easy it was to do this – my mind was blown! Now, you can clean oven vents in minutes...

Garbage Disposal Cleaning Trick

Garbage Disposal Cleaning Trick

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

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....

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

DIY Sunburst mirror

DIY Sunburst mirror

After a few trips the paint counter, some trimming and gluing, I had a $4 piece of art for my home!...

8 Ways to Add Farmhouse French to your home

8 Ways to Add Farmhouse French to your home

I've put together 8 things you can add to your home to give it a French Farmhouse look. It can all...

Paper Rose Topiary

Paper Rose Topiary

One of my favorite things about doing our blog is that I get things done, finito, completed. Before...

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...

Barnwood Style Serving Trays

Barnwood Style Serving Trays

These serving trays are super easy to make and they take no time out all. You can make them...

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,...

Furnish

DIY Firewood and Kindling Storage

DIY Firewood and Kindling Storage

I wanted a firewood rack to match the corner bench I made and to continue with my plan to create an...

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...

Part 2-directions for Concrete Bench Base

Part 2-directions for Concrete Bench Base

The base is not your customary 2 blocks under the bench-
I wanted something unique and to push my
...

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...

My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

About 15 years ago I wanted a potting bench, but they were pretty expensive, too expensive with...

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...

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...

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

Knowing how to dry herbs is very simple.
First, you need to grow some herbs. I usually grow parsley,
...

French Inspired Terra Cotta Flower Pots!

French Inspired Terra Cotta Flower Pots!

This is a super easy way to add a pretty grapic to your terra cotta flower pots! Great for indoor...

DiY: Flower Pot Makeover

DiY: Flower Pot Makeover

I may not have a green thumb when it comes to keeping houseplants and flowers, but like all Turks, I...

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...

Make Over

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 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...

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...

Add Shiplap to Your Fence for Strength and Beauty!

Add Shiplap to Your Fence for Strength and Beauty!

We have a nice sized, fenced back yard. Our fencing is wood - weathered wood. I love the look of our...

Decorative Mailbox

Decorative Mailbox

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

Mailbox Redux, With a Secret Message for the Mailman!😊

Mailbox Redux, With a Secret Message for the Mailman!😊

So, I'm entering this project in the address plaque challenge, although it's not literally a...

Organize

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.

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'...

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...

DIY Driftwood Hose Holder

DIY Driftwood Hose Holder

For years my hose has been a nuisance and an eyesore in my backyard. It has laid around in numerous...

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...

DIY Garden Hose Storage

DIY Garden Hose Storage

It's the 4th month of our Home Depot Gift Challenge, where several other bloggers and I all take the...

Paint

How to Stencil Easy Sponge Roller Texture and Stencil Shadow-Shift

How to Stencil Easy Sponge Roller Texture and Stencil Shadow-Shift

A super pretty stencil how-to that is perfect for creating a unique, textured look to any stencil...

Painted Dandelion Wall Graphic Tutorial #WallCandy

Painted Dandelion Wall Graphic Tutorial #WallCandy

I know some of you may be intimidated by painting something graphic on your walls. But, I'm hoping...

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
...

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...

Indian Inlay Stenciled Tabletop

Indian Inlay Stenciled Tabletop

Learn how one blogger created this amazingly intricate table top design with our Indian Inlay...

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...

Repair

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 Fruit Fly Trap

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

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

All Natural Bug Spray Recipe

All Natural Bug Spray Recipe

I'm one of those people who mosquitoes seem to love - but their bites don't love me! I get huge, red...

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,...

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 Clean Moldy Gutters and Bricks

How to Clean Moldy Gutters and Bricks

One of my fall maintenance chores that must get done is cleaning off the lovely mold that...

Tile

Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel

We finally completed one project in our house remodel!!!!Please see post for all pictures and...

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

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
...

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...

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...

Balinese Stone Mosaic Bathroom Renovation

Balinese Stone Mosaic Bathroom Renovation

I found a great buy of stone tiles 90% however I had never tiled before now. The good thing with...

Maximizing Bathroom Space

Maximizing Bathroom Space

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

Upcycle

Easy and Inexpensive...Christmas Decorations From Sheet Music

Easy and Inexpensive...Christmas Decorations From Sheet Music

A $1.00 book of sheet music from the thrift store and a few inexpensive supplies helped me to create...

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...

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...

DIY Ladder Plant Stand

DIY Ladder Plant Stand

We had this old ladder sitting around in our yard that we picked up at a thrift store years ago and...

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...