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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How to Make an Easy Patio Privacy Screen {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

I've seen several DIY projects for privacy fences, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money or put...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Deck Gates: a Simple Wood Working Project How To!

How to build a simple outdoor deck gate! With our deck railings finally complete it was time to...

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...


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...

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Christmas Mantel

My Christmas mantel follows my Santa's Belt theme, coordinating with my tree. I've used garland...

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Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments (tutorial)

Want to make gorgeous Christmas ornaments with the glitter on the mess, but so pretty....

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Jumping in with Both Feet to the Christmas Season

Christmas decorating comes to the Potting Shed with evergreens, nandina berries, and gazing globes~

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driftwood christmas trees

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

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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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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 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...

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How to Clean the Microwave {Three Easy Ways}

Easily clean your microwave with these three easy green cleaners.
Water and Vinegar
Water and

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Easy Grill Cleaning Hack by Recipe

This Grill Cleaning Hack Is Genius

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Clean Your Kitchen With Basic Products

It's after the holidays, the guests are gone, and your kitchen needs a little love. In this...

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher

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


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!...

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...

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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...

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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Paint An Old File Cabinet To Make A Large, Colorful Planter

Here is the blue planter completed and planted up and in situ with the red one I previously posted...

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DIY Large Planters... From Trash Cans!

Want a set of large planters for the front door? Don't want to spend a lot of money? Then, I have...

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Spruce Up Your Old Flower Pots For Free

Waking up to the sound of birds singing, feeling the warmth of the sun, the urge to buy the entire...

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New Life for an Old Farm Door

Antique Farm Door Turned Garden Art/Now Bird Nest

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Swap Meet Find Becomes Unique Vintage Succulent Planter

I needed a housewarming gift for a friend and new I wanted to give her a succulent planter, so off...

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Old Doors Give New Life to Backyard!

We had an old pool deck that we needed to remove and this left open a huge empty spot next to the...


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My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

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

the outdoor seat i made to go with the super nice cushions found thrown out not a, doors, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, the finished seat

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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DIY Pet Memorial Photo Bench

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

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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...

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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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Simple DIY Headboard Bench Tutorial - I Only Made 4 Cuts on Wood!

I've always wanted a pretty and welcoming front porch. I've also loved headboard bench makeovers but...


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How to Make a Simple Herb Vignette

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

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Distressed Stamped Décor Pots...

Distressed with white paint, and stamped with cute pictures, these DIY décor pots, are fabulous for...

make a clay pot garden buddy, crafts, flowers, gardening

Make a Clay Pot Garden Buddy

Gardeners have a wide variety of "tastes" when it comes to landscape decorations. If you are looking...

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DIY Spring Clay Pots

Ready for a dose of Spring and itching to get back to gardening? Get your clay pots ready to go for...

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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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Grow Garlic in a Container

We've recently moved into a new home with no backyard. While we are still putting in the landscape,...

Make Over

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...

diy mail holders

DIY Mail Holders

Anyone who knows me knows that I love repurposing crap into beautiful, usable things. One day I...

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My Teensy Little Front Porch...

My dog Ryley and I are loving our favorite spot in the cottage this summer. The color scheme was...

my favorite outdoor seating area it started with repainting the porch then i, outdoor living, porches, Love how the wicker rockers turned out

Back Porch Styling by Somewhat Quirky Design

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

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Come Sit a Spell !

Before we even moved the furniture into the house, we hung the porch swing on the front porch! It...

a real car stopper

A Real Car Stopper!

Only do this if you don't mind people constantly stopping to take photos at your curb!


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Vintage Chafing Dish Lid Towel Holders

I was at Goodwill last week and stumbled across some vintage chafing dish lids.

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...

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Washboards and Ideas

I love wash boards! They have so many uses! Usually I just clean them up and send them back out the...

handmade decorative candy jars, crafts

Handmade Decorative Candy Jars

I'm sharing a DIY project that is super easy and uses items you probably have around your house...

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. ...


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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...

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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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Stencil Basics: Stenciling With Discharge Paste

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

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Stenciled Ceiling Medallion in Festive Metallic Paints

Don't forget your "fifth wall"! DIY project for an unexpected way to dress up your holiday dining...

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Painted Poppy Chair With SK

Exacting every ounce of creativity from a woeful old chair. Give her new clothes and updated...


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Upcycled Denim Draught Excluders (door and Window)

Keep your home warm with these fun upcycled jeans draught excluders. The cheesy puns will also make...

backyard makeover, diy, gardening, landscape, lighting, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio

Backyard Makeover

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

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Snare Those Awful Fruit Flies!

These nasty little creatures drive me nuts! Hubby read in his "Handy Dandy Cure for Everything Book"...

fixing a walkway with sinking stones

Fixing a Walkway With Sinking Stones

Our landscape was a huge selling feature for us when we moved in—green grass, nice landscaping,...

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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...

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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...


real thin brick accent wall

Real Thin Brick Accent Wall

I added a real thin brick accent wall to my dining room!This is a project I have wanted to attempt...

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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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Grouted Vinyl Tile

Moving along in our half bath makeover, we recently updated the floor for only $25! We used vinyl...

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...

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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

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Bathroom Makeover: Before & After

My husband and I have spent the past several years remodeling our little house in the country. The...


ladder chandelier tutorial

Ladder Chandelier Tutorial

If you're familiar with Liz Marie, you are well aware of her beautiful ladder chandelier! I wanted...

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DIY Bud Vase Centerpiece

I was inspired by my mother-in-law on this next project. Using a block of wood and some cheap test...

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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...

an old ladder gets retired to my closet as a ladder shoe rack, closet, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

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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Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

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