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,...

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DIY Deck Gate Tutorial

I’ve got 3 kids, and 3 dogs, 1 of each currently falls in the “less than 2 years old” category, and...

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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...

building an adirondack bridge, diy, landscape, outdoor living, woodworking projects

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...

how to make an easy patio privacy screen step by step tutorial, outdoor living, woodworking projects

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...

i love pallets, need ideas for the top now

Pallet Fence

With little to no money i have always tried to make use of what i already have instead of buying...

Celebrate

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DIY Christmas Gift Idea- Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Did you know there are just two ingredients needed to make your own sugar scrub? Sugar and oil!...

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Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

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

paper treee ornaments, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

Paper Treee Ornaments

Looking for a quick Christmas ornament?
Well, here you go...
You cant get any easier than this.
...

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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...

glass christmas trees, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

Glass Christmas Trees

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

glitter filled glass ornaments tutorial, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments

Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments (tutorial)

Want to make gorgeous Christmas ornaments with the glitter on the inside...no mess, but so pretty....

Clean

clean your kitchen with basic products

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 the Dishwasher Naturally

If your clean dishes still have food stuck on them, it might be time to clean your dishwasher....

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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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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 prevent frost in your freezer, appliances, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs, how to

How to Prevent Frost in Your Freezer

Freezers accumulate frost because the cold air pulls moisture out of the foods you are freezing....

easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips

Easy Iron Cleaning 101 - The Pressing News

When your iron needs a good cleaning, there's no need to buy anything special. Use these two...

Community

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...

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!...

ok it may be possible that i may be the only one but i don t think so

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...

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...

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...

Decorate

repurposed garden bike, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Repurposed Garden Bike

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

swap meet find becomes unique vintage succulent planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, succulents

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...

garbage can planters, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Garbage Can Planters

Hello and Happy Labor Day weekend peeps. Today I have a pretty TRASHY
post for you all!!! Last
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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...

vintage wagon repurposed all over again, Geraniums Impatience Vintage Wagon

VINTAGE WAGON Repurposed All Over Again

I am a Estate Sale Shopper - and proud of it This little vintage wagon is still one of my favorite...

diy large planters from trash cans , container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling

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...

Furnish

my new diy potting bench, diy, gardening, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects, love my potting bench

My "New" Diy Potting Bench

I have been doing so much potting and planting and no place to work from- my back patio was a mess!...

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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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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...

a collection of all my outdoor sitting areas, home decor, outdoor living, patio, porches, And last but not least the willow loveseat got moved beside the garden shed this year more at

A collection of all my outdoor sitting areas

I love to change my mind on seating areas and arrangements outdoors. Here's a collection of the...

Garden

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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...

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...

how to dry herbs, flowers, gardening, Next I pull out my trusty food dehydrator I know that some people like to hang their herbs to dry Do this once and you will go out and purchase a food dehydrator I purchased mine at Walmart but they are available at Target and Amazon

How to Dry Herbs

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

silly painted terra cotta pots, container gardening, crafts, gardening, how to

Silly Painted Terra Cotta Pots

Today we decided to paint silly terra cotta pots for a few plants that I found on clearance at...

how to get an amaryllis to bloom, gardening, home decor, how to

How to Get an Amaryllis to Bloom

Did you get an amaryllis bulb kit around Christmastime? If so, you're probably sad that the...

distressed stamped d cor pots, crafts, how to

Distressed Stamped Décor Pots...

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

Make Over

pumpkin topiary fall decorating ideas, container gardening, crafts, gardening, seasonal holiday decor, Fall Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Topiary - Fall Decorating Ideas

Tutorial on making your own pumpkin topiary.

quick easy mailbox makeover, curb appeal, diy, Vinyl monogram decal via etsy added for a little extra charm We are so happy with our new mailbox

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

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

diy mail holders

DIY Mail Holders

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

diy tutorial replacing your mailbox post, home maintenance repairs, how to, With a little spray paint to freshen up your existing mailbox here is the finished look You CAN do it yourself

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...

our back porch, home decor, porches

Our Back Porch

We added some fun color on our back porch where we eat many of our meals during the spring and...

styling a garden fence makeover, fences, flowers, gardening

Styling a Garden Fence Makeover

This was a quick little project I created to add interest & style to a small townhouse garden on a...

Organize

repurposed washboard ideas, crafts, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

Washboards and Ideas

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

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DiY Rolling Jar Storage

In order to achieve the goal of pristine countertops set forth in Space Hacker: DiY Slide-Out...

a wall of shelves using store bought shelf organizers

A Wall of Shelves Using Store-bought Shelf Organizers

The builder who built my house finished the entire basement. While it's nice and one huge room, it...

hose holder made from scrap materials, fences, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

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...

you re the salt to my pepper

You're the SALT ...to My PEPPER

My husband really is the salt to my pepper. The bread to my butter. The sun to my days and the...

Paint

my blue stenciled table when a little stenciling is not enough, painted furniture, My blue uber Stenciled Table I call it Festooned

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...

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Wall Lettering Made Easy

No need to go out and buy new stencils if you want to add some personalization! Michael Goins, owner...

ottoman makeover vintage diy tribal, painted furniture, reupholster

80's Fabric Ottoman Makeover: From Mauve Monster to Terrific Tribal!

My mom dropped off (um, dumped??) an old 1980s mauve ottoman at my house because "you like to...

painted furniture chair hand painting floral, painted furniture, reupholster

Painted Poppy Chair With SK

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

how to draw on your walls with marker, crafts, paint colors, wall decor

How to Draw on your Walls with Marker

A few months back Vintage Revivals posted about how she made a DIY Sharpie Wallpaper and I had to...

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Stencil Your Floor with our Shipibo Stencil

We've gone absolutely gaga over this Shipibo Stenciled Floor! Jessica did a tremendous job with this...

Repair

the simple cure for drafty windows

The Simple Cure for Drafty Windows!

We finished our attic space as my home office, and the window above my desk faces due west. Since I...

keep your home warm by insulating your windows, home decor

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...

a living roof for our garden shed made from wedding doors, gardening, outdoor living, roofing

A Living Roof for Our Garden Shed Made From Wedding Doors

We upcycled three doors into a wedding backdrop for our grand daughter. THEN we used the doors to...

building a cobblestone path with moss, concrete masonry, flowers, gardening, landscape, outdoor living, A few Scotch moss plants to help with the wait

Building a Cobblestone Path With Moss

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

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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2 Ways to Get Rid of Flies

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

Tile

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How To Tile a Patio Wall in a Morning

We recently had a some plumbing work done on our patio and the builders left this hot mess behind. ...

how to tile a bathroom floor with 12x24 gray tiles

How to Tile a Bathroom Floor With 12x24 Gray Tiles

This past month we took on the project of remodeling/redoing our master bathroom. Our house was...

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How to Make a Old Tile Grout Look Brand New

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

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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...

how to remove tile

How To Remove Tile

I have to first say, this was not an easy DIY project! As always the end result was totally worth...

custom bathtub frame, bathroom ideas, home improvement, how to, woodworking projects

Custom Bathtub Frame

When we set out to renovate our bathroom, I wanted the biggest bang for my buck. This project is an...

Upcycle

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...

succulent gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, succulents, Now

Succulent Gardening

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

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Upcycled/ Repurposed Ladder | Bathroom Shelf DIY

Upcycled Ladder | Bathroom organization DIY
If you are anything like me, than you are likely on a
...

hummingbird feeder not to long ago he made a bird house bath feeder retweet for the, gardening, Wall Planter and Humming Bird Feeder

Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

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

barn loft ladder chandelier, diy, lighting, repurposing upcycling

Barn Loft Ladder Chandelier

I had been searching for something unique to hang my pots and pans from in my kitchen. I eventually...

industrial mason jar light, crafts, lighting, mason jars, repurposing upcycling, Mason Jar Light Fixture

Industrial Mason Jar Light

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