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

DIY Garden Fence Using Picket Fence Panels

DIY Garden Fence Using Picket Fence Panels

The deer were eating our tomatoes! We originally put a border around our garden using 2 x 8's, but...

Flower Box With a Tall Back for Privacy

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...

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

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...

Fondue Pot to Table Top Solar Fountain & Fire Pit

Fondue Pot to Table Top Solar Fountain & Fire Pit

I have a fondue pot that I have been wanting to turn into something and I finally figured it out!...

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

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

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...

Celebrate

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...

Kissing Clothes Pin Couples

Kissing Clothes Pin Couples

Find out how I made these cute clothespin couples. Perfect decoration for a wedding or Valentine's...

Snowflake Wreath

Snowflake Wreath

A simple wreath to make out of dollar store snowflakes.

Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

Baby's Breath Submersible Centerpiece

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

Easy Garland Christmas Trees

Easy Garland Christmas Trees

These cute trees are easy to make with poster board, aluminum foil, garland, and a glue gun.

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,...

Clean

How to Make Your Own Garbage Disposal Tablets - DIY

How to Make Your Own Garbage Disposal Tablets - DIY

You walk into your house and BAM! You are hit with that horrid smell! What is it? You sniff around...

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...

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...

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...

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
...

How to Steam Clean the Microwave

How to Steam Clean the Microwave

(This is a summary only. Visit my blog for the complete tutorial for this plus so many more home...

Decorate

Spruce Up Your Old Flower Pots For Free

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...

Ladder Planter --The TUTORIAL

Ladder Planter --The TUTORIAL

It all began on a sunny day while chatting with my neighbor. We were in her garage and I said to her...

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

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...

How to Make a Purse Planter

How to Make a Purse Planter

It's so easy to make a planter out of a thrifted tote bag or purse. I made a couple of these a few...

Garbage Can Planters

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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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...

Furnish

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...

Prayer Garden

Prayer Garden

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

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...

Whimsical Garden Bench

Whimsical Garden Bench

I found this old, sad, tired-looking, bench and knew I could turn it into something wonderful. With...

Old Coffee Table to New Porch Bench

Old Coffee Table to New Porch Bench

A thrifted coffee table got a shabby chic make over with the use of a drop cloth. Durable and...

Easy to Make a Marimekko Bench Using Paper Napkins

Easy to Make a Marimekko Bench Using Paper Napkins

You can easily transform an old garden bench and give it that designer look using paper napkins. ...

Garden

Distressed Stamped Décor Pots...

Distressed Stamped Décor Pots...

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

Mix Chalk Paint and Wax Together to Age Terracotta Pots

Mix Chalk Paint and Wax Together to Age Terracotta Pots

Using a mixture of chalk paint and wax, I gave my flower pots an aged patina. I was inspired to age...

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...

Grow Garlic in a Container

Grow Garlic in a Container

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

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...

Make Over

Decorative Mailbox

Decorative Mailbox

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

Make Your Mailbox the Envy of Your Neighborhood

Make Your Mailbox the Envy of Your Neighborhood

Follow along this tutorial and your mailbox will be the prettiest one on the street this fall!

DIY Nautical Beach Inspired Mailbox Makeover

DIY Nautical Beach Inspired Mailbox Makeover

I have been procrastinating on this project for over a year simply because I didn't know where to...

Our Back Porch

Our Back Porch

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

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

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

My Front Porch Makeover

My Front Porch Makeover

After two years of residing in our house our entry has finally received a makeover. I started with a...

Organize

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...

5 Fresh Ideas for Organizing With Jars

5 Fresh Ideas for Organizing With Jars

When it comes to organizing, a glass jar (or two or three or more!) is a wonderful tool. Here are...

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...

Cupcake Love: Etched Glass Dog Treat Jar

Cupcake Love: Etched Glass Dog Treat Jar

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

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...

DIY Log Holder

DIY Log Holder

A Saturday afternoon project... we created a convenient place to store the split logs for our wood...

Paint

Stencil Basics: Stenciling With Discharge Paste

Stencil Basics: Stenciling With Discharge Paste

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

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...

Creating your own DIY Window Treatments

Creating your own DIY Window Treatments

Learn how to stencil your own window treatments with Cutting Edge Stencils stencil patterns! Read...

Create Beautiful Stenciled Scarves For Gifts (Or For Yourself)

Create Beautiful Stenciled Scarves For Gifts (Or For Yourself)

Handmade gifts for the holidays are the best to give and to receive! We recently had a phenomenal...

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...

Repair

A Living Roof for Our Garden Shed Made From Wedding Doors

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...

Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

We love spending time outdoors with the family but bugs were a total nuisance. Here's my easy DIY...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

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

Personal Space Heater

Personal Space Heater

This is a simple and inexpensive personal space heater that you can move and take with you. You can...

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...

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...

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...

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

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

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...

How to Clean Grout and Install New Grout That Won't Stain

How to Clean Grout and Install New Grout That Won't Stain

Grout is a major pain, especially when it's old and grimy. Today you'll learn how to clean grout and...

Fix Cracked and Missing Tile Grout

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...

How to Make a Old Tile Grout Look Brand New

How to Make a Old Tile Grout Look Brand New

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

Upcycle

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...

Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life

Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life

I took a $1 garage sale bunk bed ladder and transformed it with a cheery fresh shade of green --...

Creative Storage in Dead Space Behind Door

Creative Storage in Dead Space Behind Door

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

Succulent Gardening

Succulent Gardening

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

Striking Wall Decor Using Old Wood Siding And A Ladder

Striking Wall Decor Using Old Wood Siding And A Ladder

I hated the big blank space over my stairway. I have the most perfect spot to relax and sip my...

Storage Ladder

Storage Ladder

I've been wanting a leaning ladder for as long as I've seen them out in stores and online. My...