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

Backyard Fire Pit

Backyard Fire Pit

My husband and I decided to turn an unused corner of our backyard into a family-friendly area where...

Backyard Firepit

Backyard Firepit

My friend bought a new home a couple years ago and today she put in her backyard firepit. She wanted...

From Fire Table to Firepit

From Fire Table to Firepit

I had a beautiful slate tiled firepit on a metal stand. It had a shallow fire bowl that had a slate...

Charcoal Grill Fire Pit

Charcoal Grill Fire Pit

My son’s and his wife have a sweet rental home. They can make small changes and are very creative.We...

Stage-One of My Up-Cycled Backyard--The Fire Pit:

Stage-One of My Up-Cycled Backyard--The Fire Pit:

My husband and I purchased a house for nine thousand dollars from my Great-Grandfather’s estate way...

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,...

Celebrate

Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

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

White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

Super easy, pretty (and cheap!) mason jar luminaries for Christmas. I used stencils, glass paint,...

Making a Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Making a Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Before you get ready to decorate your front door for the holidays, have a quick look around you....

DIY holiday waterless diorama-style snow globes

DIY holiday waterless diorama-style snow globes

It's easy to make some really cute holiday decor with cleaned out glass jars and some bits and...

driftwood christmas trees

driftwood christmas trees

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

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...

Clean

9 Things You Can Wash in Your Dishwasher

9 Things You Can Wash in Your Dishwasher

Dishwashers aren't JUST for cleaning your lasagna off your dinner plate. I taking you inside my...

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

So with all the recipe testing we do in our kitchen, we are bound to make quite a mess and have some...

How to Clean a Keurig

How to Clean a Keurig

Whether you love or hate the Keurig Coffee Maker, it’s still one of my favorite and most used...

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...

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 Microwave {Three Easy Ways}

How to Clean the Microwave {Three Easy Ways}

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

Decorate

Repurposed Handy Dandy Bird Seed Scooper Duper

Repurposed Handy Dandy Bird Seed Scooper Duper

Good news: I am no longer a klutz when filling the bird feeders.This is a simple idea but it sure...

How To Create Succulent Planters From Vintage Books

How To Create Succulent Planters From Vintage Books

Succulents are fun to craft with & easy to grow. Here's how to create succulent planters from...

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...

Easy DIY Concrete Planter

Easy DIY Concrete Planter

Each month, a group of blog friends and I get together to make a project around one common...

DIY Large Planters... From Trash Cans!

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...

Create a Pretty Outdoor Space

Create a Pretty Outdoor Space

I tried to get outside and create a pretty area next to my back door for people to see each time...

Furnish

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
...

Needed a Garden Bench

Needed a Garden Bench

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

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...

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...

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...

Re-purposed bed to garden/porch bench.

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...

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: 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...

DIY Brush Stroke Pots

DIY Brush Stroke Pots

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

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...

What Can You Do With a Plastic Bag and Spray Paint?

What Can You Do With a Plastic Bag and Spray Paint?

I acquired more (free) pots today. I just cannot pass up a perfectly good pot just because it is...

Pineapple Flower Pots

Pineapple Flower Pots

Add a pop of color and sweetness to your summer with these pineapple flower pots!

Make Over

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!

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....

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,...

Quick Mailbox Address With Some Character

Quick Mailbox Address With Some Character

I saw this in one of the Hometalk Slideshows and decided it was time. I didn't want decals on my...

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!

Organize

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...

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...

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...

DIY Dog Treat Jars

DIY Dog Treat Jars

I wanted to create something to store dog treats in that would work well not only as storage, but...

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...

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...

Paint

DIY Wall Stencil

DIY Wall Stencil

I was browsing tile for absolutely no reason since I have no bathroom or kitchen renovations in my...

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...

Plain Closet Makeover into Glam Dressing Room

Plain Closet Makeover into Glam Dressing Room

Our master bath had a functional issue--it had NO storage for my beauty products which was taking...

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...

Spray Paint a Pillow? #FallPreview

Spray Paint a Pillow? #FallPreview

Sure, why not? My front porch needed an injection of color. Stat! So I used what I had on hand -...

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...

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...

Terra Cotta Space Heater

Terra Cotta Space Heater

Ok, I have to admit, this is pretty thrifty. This space heater is a clean and cheap energy...

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...

Insulating A Crawl Space/Attic Door

Insulating A Crawl Space/Attic Door

I love our nice big closet in our bedroom but I don’t love the uninsulated access door to our crawl...

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...

DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

Now that I understand the potential for harsh chemicals to do harm to myself and my family, I...

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...

Warning (Still) Under Construction

Warning (Still) Under Construction

Hello again! we finally took the next step in completing our walk in closet. We decided on a tile...

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...

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...

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

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

Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel

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

Upcycle

Succulent Gardening

Succulent Gardening

I am in love with succulents. Thought I would share my version of the succulent grill. The first...

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...

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...

DIY Bud Vase Centerpiece

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...

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...

4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!

4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!

Got an old ladder, window or table legs lying around? Here are 4 perfect ideas to up-cycle your...