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...

DIY Wood Garden Bridge

DIY Wood Garden Bridge

Instructions for building a wooden garden bridge.

DIY Dog Fence

DIY Dog Fence

A climbing Jack Russell was a big problem at our house until I built my own custom fence.
It was
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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...

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...

How to Make a Concrete Fire Pit

How to Make a Concrete Fire Pit

This article will show you how to make a fire pit for under $50

Celebrate

Glass Christmas Trees

Glass Christmas Trees

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

DIY Rustic Wedding Reception Table Numbers

DIY Rustic Wedding Reception Table Numbers

When we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted it to have a rustic/vintage feel and that we...

Holiday Pallet Art

Holiday Pallet Art

I made a Give Thanks sign for the mantel which I love, love, love. From the same pallet, there was...

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Check out my DIY Mason Jar Chandelier, which we hung right above the sweetheart table during our...

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

This is an easy afternoon project with drop cloth fabric, felt, sewing machine and a glue gun. Its...

Clean

Coconut Oil Hacks

Coconut Oil Hacks

Coconut Oil is huge right now, and a lot of people are trying it for cooking. I have some other ways...

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...

Pallet LED Lamp

Pallet LED Lamp

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

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...

Make Your Own Dishwasher Tabs

Make Your Own Dishwasher Tabs

In an effort to rid my home of as many chemicals as possible, I have been making as many of my own...

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...

Decorate

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...

How to Make a Garland with Magnolia Leaves

How to Make a Garland with Magnolia Leaves

After decorating my Christmas Mantel with fresh greenery and garden-inspired items, including a...

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...

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...

Want to know How to Make a Corn Husk Flower Napkin Ring?

Want to know How to Make a Corn Husk Flower Napkin Ring?

Break out the curling iron and get ready to make a corn husk flower napkin ring! Here's how:
1)
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A Fall Fairy Garden

A Fall Fairy Garden

The fairies have been busy sprucing up for fall - with some simple pumpkins and mushrooms cut from...

Furnish

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

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...

The outdoor seat I made to go with the super nice cushions found thrown out, not a thing wrong with them.

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...

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...

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...

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......

Garden

DIY Spring Clay Pots

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...

Caring for Christmas Cactus

Caring for Christmas Cactus

Starting in the late fall, the stores begin to blossom with colorful holiday cacti. Although not...

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...

How to Root Basil

How to Root Basil

Basil is the most popular herb grown, and it's easy to root more plants for yourself or friends!

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...

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...

Make Over

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

For three and a half years, Handan and I were the shameful owners of The Saddest Mailbox on the...

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,...

Decorative Mailbox

Decorative Mailbox

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

How to Build, Paint, and Install a Custom DIY Mailbox

How to Build, Paint, and Install a Custom DIY Mailbox

Imagine you saw this weather-beaten, decaying mailbox post, leaning over in one last honorable...

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

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

Come Sit a Spell !

Come Sit a Spell !

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

Organize

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...

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...

Hose Pot Without the Hose Pot Price!

Hose Pot Without the Hose Pot Price!

I crafted my flower pot tower earlier this summer. I loved the look but hated the curled hose at the...

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,...

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.

Simple Shelving Using Two Tools

Simple Shelving Using Two Tools

Need shelving in your basement or garage? These simple shelves can be made so easily and all you...

Paint

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...

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...

Personalize Your Screen Door With a Custom Stencil

Personalize Your Screen Door With a Custom Stencil

We recently updated the back of our home by adding a vintage screen door. We painted it Sherwin...

Stenciled Rug!

Stenciled Rug!

I needed a new rug for my outdoor patio but didn't want to spend too much so I found a rug at Home...

DIY Painted and Stenciled Linoleum Floor

DIY Painted and Stenciled Linoleum Floor

We've put so much work into making our kitchen a space we can really enjoy but there was one major...

Repair

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...

Removal of Pony (Half) Wall

Removal of Pony (Half) Wall

I'm at my sister's house again to remove her pony wall that separates her kitchen and dining room....

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...

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...

Organic Pest Control That Works

Organic Pest Control That Works

Spring has finally arrived. time to get outside and do some spring cleaning and a few chores. Spring...

Building a Cobblestone Path With Moss

Building a Cobblestone Path With Moss

Hubby and I poured a new cobblestone pathway. Then a slick recipe from Martha Stewart for growing...

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...

Remodelling The Old Nasty Carpeted Bathroom Floor

Remodelling The Old Nasty Carpeted Bathroom Floor

Some easy steps to remove old nasty bathroom carpet and remodel the bathroom floor with great...

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...

Carpeted Bathroom Gets a New Tile Floor

Carpeted Bathroom Gets a New Tile Floor

I am currently working on a bathroom remodel for a friend. We are nearing the finish line, our...

How to Install a Brick Tile Floor

How to Install a Brick Tile Floor

Installing a brick tile floor in your home is a great way to give your home that old-world, rustic...

Grouted Vinyl Tile

Grouted Vinyl Tile

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

Upcycle

Fire pit Table Top

Fire pit Table Top

Convert your square fit pit into an outdoor table with a removable top. See the details here....

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...

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...

DIY Modern PVC Pipe Wine Rack

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...

Re-purpose metal mailbox to planter.

Re-purpose metal mailbox to planter.

I have taken an old metal mailbox and made into a planter. To see this an more interesting items...