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

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,...

DIY Pallet Bridge

DIY Pallet Bridge

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

DIY Dog Gate From a Bench - A Tutorial

DIY Dog Gate From a Bench - A Tutorial

A week ago I got sick of our temporary gate that we keep at the bottom of our stairs for our cocker...

Our Homemade Firepit -  From All Repurposed Materials

Our Homemade Firepit - From All Repurposed Materials

I grew up going to a cabin that had a firepit. It was the heart of the activities. Everyone came...

Flower Box With a Tall Back for Privacy

Flower Box With a Tall Back for Privacy

I've had a lot of comments from Hometalkers on my previous post, the privacy project. It was...

DIY Wood Pallet Mini Picket Fence

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

Pom Pom Trim Christmas Tree

Pom Pom Trim Christmas Tree

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

"Glitter on the Inside" ornaments

"Glitter on the Inside" ornaments

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

Only 3 "ingredients" to make these
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3 Tips for Cleaning the Dishwasher

3 Tips for Cleaning the Dishwasher

Even though I’m now in my third trimester, certain smells still make me a little nauseous,...

How to Clean a Humidifier

How to Clean a Humidifier

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

How to Deal With a Dirty Dishwasher!

How to Deal With a Dirty Dishwasher!

The other day, I was unloading my dishwasher, when all of a sudden I saw a nasty rust-colored splat...

Decorate

Tire-Turned-Planter

Tire-Turned-Planter

The next time you come across an old rubber tire at the junk yard, don’t pass it up! It could...

Springtime Concrete Painted Planter

Springtime Concrete Painted Planter

Are you ready for spring? I am! I couldn't wait to get a few new things on my patio and decided to...

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...

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...

Potted Hanging Wind Chime

Potted Hanging Wind Chime

I wanted a wind chime for my outdoor space. I also wanted to use items on hand . Most of the time...

Repurposed Garden Bike

Repurposed Garden Bike

For the last few years I have been eyeing this old bike the previous owners left behind as garden...

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.

SPiTTiNG on FABRiC!

SPiTTiNG on FABRiC!

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

From Child's Roll Top Desk to Counter Potting Shed!

From Child's Roll Top Desk to Counter Potting Shed!

I found myself constantly going out to our potting area in a dreary area of our barn, getting what I...

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...

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...

Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

We had this old steamer trunk that for several years simply stored Christmas decorations. I have...

Garden

Dry Herbs Without a Dehydrator

Dry Herbs Without a Dehydrator

Herbs are great! They are easy to grow and easy to dry so you can enjoy them all year round. Grow...

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 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...

How to Make a Simple Herb Vignette

How to Make a Simple Herb Vignette

Create a unique collection of your favorite herbs to showcase in style with this quick and easy...

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 Over

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...

Back Porch Styling by Somewhat Quirky Design

Back Porch Styling by Somewhat Quirky Design

My favorite outdoor seating area. It started with repainting the porch, then I rebuilt the antique...

Fall Porch

Fall Porch

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

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

When we bought our house, the mailbox was on its last leg....literally!

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

A few weekends ago, I decided I was tired of looking at our sad, pitiful, little mailbox! I went to...

Summertime Porch With A Vintage Flair

Summertime Porch With A Vintage Flair

I added some vintage items to my front porch last year to give it a fun vibe. I don't normally do...

Organize

DIY Hose and Sprinkler Winter Storage

DIY Hose and Sprinkler Winter Storage

The other day my hubby said we need to get a hose reel or something to store the hoses. Normally...

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...

Kitchen Organization With Pantry Storage Jars

Kitchen Organization With Pantry Storage Jars

Kitchen pantry jars labeled with vinyl letters.

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...

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. ...

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

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 Stencil Drapes

How to Stencil Drapes

I saved a bunch of $$ by stenciling some Ikea drapes & dressed 3 windows in my bedroom for $75....

My Blue Stenciled Table. When a little Stenciling is not enough

My Blue Stenciled Table. When a little Stenciling is not enough

This is my Blue Stenciled Table. I decided to cover every possible surface with stencil and this is...

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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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

Sediment in a hot water heater.

Sediment in a hot water heater.

Recently there has been posts about draining hot water heaters and the pros as well as the cons in...

2 Ways to Get Rid of Flies

2 Ways to Get Rid of Flies

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

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...

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

If you're like me and come from a small town with old houses, you can remember insulating your...

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...

How to Weatherproof Your Vinyl or Wood Screen Door

How to Weatherproof Your Vinyl or Wood Screen Door

I've always loved the old fashioned screen doors. And the home improvement stores have a nice...

Tile

Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel

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

How to Make a Old Tile Grout Look Brand New

How to Make a Old Tile Grout Look Brand New

This is a Bathroom that will be transformed with the grout shield color seal

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...

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...

Stone Pebble Tiles on Top of Old Tiles

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...

Painting Hardwood Floors to Look Like Moroccan Tile

Painting Hardwood Floors to Look Like Moroccan Tile

I've seen painted floors online and thought they were so creative. Why not paint- if you already...

Upcycle

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...

Industrial Mason Jar Light

Industrial Mason Jar Light

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

Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life

Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life

I took a $1 garage sale bunk bed ladder and transformed it with a cheery fresh shade of green --...

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...

DIY Necklace holder

DIY Necklace holder

All you need is floor samples, wood glue, and screws and you can have a industrial chic necklace...

Ladder Herb Garden

Ladder Herb Garden

I’m sure you have seen many of these ladder gardens on Pinterest among other great ideas for DIY...