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

flower box with a tall back for privacy, Privacy an easy solution just add flowers

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...

light your table on fire seriously

Light Your Table on Fire... (Seriously!)

When the weather's warm, parties tend to migrate to the outdoors. And what hotter way to enjoy your...

diy picket fence fireplace cover, diy, fences, fireplaces mantels, how to, repurposing upcycling

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

Add some whimsy to your home with this simple picket fence fireplace cover. ***The instructions are...

diy dog gate from a bench a tutorial, home improvement, how to, pets animals

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...

backyard fire pit, concrete masonry, diy, outdoor living

Backyard Fire Pit

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

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...

Celebrate

christmas mantel, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor

Christmas Mantel

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

glitter on the inside ornaments, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, the finished product BEAUTIFUL

"Glitter on the Inside" ornaments

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

Only 3 "ingredients" to make these
...

christmas on my mind, christmas decorations, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor, For a few years vibrant seasonal colors huge satin bows gold beaded garland and nutcrackers galore graced our holiday fireplace

Christmas on My Mind

Are you crazy like me and already ready to start decorating for the holiday season? Do you change...

make a fresh rosemary wreath, crafts, home decor, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths

Make a Fresh Rosemary Wreath!

Just hauled the Rosemary in from the garden (tender perennial here in Delaware), gave it a haircut...

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

use olive oil to clean 5 household items

Use Olive Oil to Clean 5 Household Items.

Eco-friendly cleaning products are always a favorite in my household. Why? I have young children and...

9 genius cleaning hacks to make your life easier, cleaning tips, Flickr Carpet Cleaning Atlanta

9 Genius Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

These nine tips might make you hate cleaning a little less.

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 steam clean the microwave, appliances, cleaning tips, how to

How to Steam Clean the Microwave

In my quest to help eliminate harmful chemicals throughout my house, I was able to eliminate another...

pallet led lamp, lighting, pallet, Enjoy it

Pallet LED Lamp

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

clean and lube your tower fan to keep it running, appliances, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs

Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Did you know that your tower fan needs regular maintenance to keep them running? Tower fans are...

Community

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...

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...

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!...

Decorate

diy decoupage bird feeder planter

DIY Decoupage Bird Feeder Planter

Made from recycled materials this bird feeder turned into bright spot in the garden, something the...

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...

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...

uses for pottery, gardening, Forgot to add the rest of the family

uses for pottery

Leftover pots and grandaughters old bike become a place to keep garden supplies. Not as fancy as the...

teacup mosaic mini garden

Mosaic Teacup Planter

I went to an estate sale, found these beautiful teacups and plates and paid $5 for all. I didn't...

new life for an old farm door, doors, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

New Life for an Old Farm Door

Antique Farm Door Turned Garden Art/Now Bird Nest

Furnish

repurposed child s roll top desk to counter potting shed, gardening, outdoor living, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

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...

diy simple rustic headboard bench, diy, how to, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects, Another view of the bench from a different angle

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...

a pile of salvage a hutch top a to die for potting bench, diy, gardening, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

A pile of salvage + a hutch top = a to die for potting bench

My bestie, Liz has been collecting parts, pieces and stuff to create a potting bench. She has been...

prayer garden, diy, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, Planning the layout

Prayer Garden

I was given a small check and asked to 'plant' a tree in memory of my mother in law when she passed...

part 2 directions for concrete bench base, concrete masonry, diy, gardening, outdoor living

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
...

steamer trunk up cycle, Here is the after

Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

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

Garden

harvesting and preserving herbs, gardening, Bunch drying hang tied bunches of herbs upside down on an indoor clothesline pegs nails or drying rack in a dark and dry location

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

If you have herbs growing like crazy but just can’t use them fast enough, you are not alone! Try...

diy brush stroke pots, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, how to

DIY Brush Stroke Pots

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

how to prune feed mint in pots to promote growth

How To Prune & Feed Mint In Pots To Promote Growth

This is all about how to prune and feed mint in pots (or in the garden) to promote the new growth...

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,
...

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...

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...

Make Over

constructing a cool mailbox from a pallet for under 13, pallet projects, Our New Mailbox built from a pallet and a few pieces of scrap lumber

Constructing A Cool Mailbox From A Pallet - For Under $13!

We needed a mailbox for the farm – and wanted it to match the barn and surroundings. After looking...

diy mail holders

DIY Mail Holders

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

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!

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...

sail to get your mail

Sail To Get Your Mail?!

Here in Florida, it's not uncommon to see fun and whimsical mailboxes. I just finished this custom...

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...

Organize

american flag mason jars, crafts, how to, mason jars, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor

American Flag Mason Jars

Red, white and blue mason jars painted as an American flag can be a perfect addition to patriotic...

cupcake love etched glass dog treat jar, crafts

Cupcake Love: Etched Glass Dog Treat Jar

For most animal lovers, their dogs, puppies, kitties and cats are not just pets...they are family!...

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...

repurposed upcycled vintage water ski towel amp robe rack, bathroom ideas, repurposing upcycling, Repurposed Upcycled Vintage Water Ski Towel Robe Rack by GadgetSponge com

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, bathroom ideas, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas

Vintage Chafing Dish Lid Towel Holders

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

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...

Paint

how to stencil drapes, crafts, painting, hanging in my room

How to Stencil Drapes

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

how to make an old sign on anything, painted furniture, rustic furniture, stairs

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...

stencil basics stenciling with discharge paste, crafts, painting, Read the full how to here

Stencil Basics: Stenciling With Discharge Paste

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

porches painted concrete stone stencil makeover, concrete masonry, diy, painting, porches, All done and cozy now

Painted Concrete Porch With a Stone Stencil

I pressure washed my porch many times but could not get all the stains out/off, so I decided to...

goodbye carpet hello stenciled floor with annie sloan chalk paint, bedroom ideas, chalk paint, flooring, painting, completed stenciled floor

Goodbye Carpet, Hello Stenciled Floor With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

We removed our dirty stained carpet and painted the existing concrete sub floor with a stencil and...

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...

Repair

how to hide your ugly water heater, home maintenance repairs, how to, hvac, painting

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 get rid of black mold in your shower caulking

How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Shower Caulking

If you don't want to take the time and the expense to remove and replace your shower or bathtub...

homemade fly trap, how to, indoor pests, pest control, The problem Yuck

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Here’s a really useful eco-friendly trick to get of fruit flies. I hate fruit flies. Actually, I...

all natural bug spray recipe, gardening, pest control

All Natural Bug Spray Recipe

I'm one of those people who mosquitoes seem to love - but their bites don't love me! I get huge, red...

diy ant trap and pesticide powder, pest control

DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

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

funky colourful draught excluder, crafts, doors

Funky Colourful Draught Excluder

Do you live in an old draughty house like mine. Then keep the cold air at bay with this fun...

Tile

bathroom remodel

Bathroom Remodel

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

maximizing bathroom space, architecture, bathroom ideas, flooring, home improvement, tiling

Maximizing Bathroom Space

We've shown a number of our bathroom renos on Hometalk but the one we're showing you today is my...

fix cracked and missing tile grout, cleaning tips, tiling

Fix Cracked and Missing Tile Grout

I have been living in my apartment for years now, and there is a huge chunk of missing grout between...

kitchen makeover countertops

Kitchen Makeover- (countertops)

Hi friends,I'm so excited to share the process of remodeling our kitchen. We gutted the entire house...

learn to tile like a pro, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips, countertops, decks, repurposing upcycling, tiling

Learn to Tile Like a Pro

So Last week I had the amazing pleasure of hosting Hometalk’s DIY Facebook session. It was so much...

how to tile a patio wall in a morning, container gardening, home maintenance repairs, how to, outdoor living, patio, tiling

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. ...

Upcycle

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Creative Storage in Dead Space Behind Door

My New Year's Weekend get organized project. One of my business resolutions was to create an...

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...

two upcycled projects from one old ladder, bathroom ideas, home decor, repurposing upcycling

Two Upcycled Projects From One Old Ladder

We picked up this old wood ladder that had been left as trash a while ago, and finally got the...

upcycled repurposed ladder bathroom shelf diy, bathroom ideas, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas

Upcycled/ Repurposed Ladder | Bathroom Shelf DIY

Upcycled Ladder | Bathroom organization DIY
If you are anything like me, than you are likely on a
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easy and inexpensive christmas decorations from sheet music, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths, Easy to make and inexpensive sheet music decorations for Christmas

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...