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.

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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...

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...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

I had some questionable bushes boardering my backyard. They kept my 9lb dog in, but the neighborhood...

DIY Wood Garden Bridge

DIY Wood Garden Bridge

Instructions for building a wooden garden bridge.

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...

Garden Archway, from old doors

Garden Archway, from old doors

I made this garden archway, I used 3 old doors and one old shutter closet door. We had old paint...

Celebrate

Monogram Ornament Wreath

Monogram Ornament Wreath

A tutorial for making your very own monogramed ornament wreath.

Glass Christmas Trees

Glass Christmas Trees

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

Pom Pom Trim Christmas Tree

Pom Pom Trim Christmas Tree

A fun and whimsical Christmas Tree made from mini pom pom trim.

Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel

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

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...

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

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...

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 and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

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...

How to Steam Clean the Microwave

How to Steam Clean the Microwave

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

How to Prevent Frost in Your Freezer

How to Prevent Frost in Your Freezer

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

Clean Your Washer & Dryer

Clean Your Washer & Dryer

My washer and dryer are very well loved with our family of 4. Besides doing around 11 loads of...

Community

Where Are My Keys ? NO MORE!  $15 Solution

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 $120

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!...

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

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...

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...

New Life for an Old Farm Door

New Life for an Old Farm Door

Antique Farm Door Turned Garden Art/Now Bird Nest

Quick and Easy Curb Appeal

Quick and Easy Curb Appeal

What can you make with a $2 ladder, $6 worth of flowers, and purses by the pound? A very bright,...

7 Amazing Upcycling Ideas

7 Amazing Upcycling Ideas

Literally transform trash into treasure with these easy upcycling ideas.

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...

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...

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

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...

Potting Table From 100% Reclaimed Items

Potting Table From 100% Reclaimed Items

I turned an unused corner of my backyard from an eyesore to a usable potting area using 100%...

A collection of all my outdoor sitting areas

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...

How You Can Make This Awesome $5 Garden Potting Stand!

How You Can Make This Awesome $5 Garden Potting Stand!

After my peanut and I made a terrible, dirty mess all over my dining room table planting seeds, I...

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...

Garden

French Inspired Terra Cotta Flower Pots!

French Inspired Terra Cotta Flower Pots!

This is a super easy way to add a pretty grapic to your terra cotta flower pots! Great for indoor...

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...

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...

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...

Painted Fingerprint Heart Pots

Painted Fingerprint Heart Pots

I made these sweet pots years ago, and they are still my absolute favorite holiday craft EVER. Every...

Caring for Christmas Cactus

Caring for Christmas Cactus

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

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...

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...

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...

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 Tutorial: Replacing Your Mailbox Post

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...

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

Mailboxes generally have the same look around where we live: a plain mailbox on a plain post which...

Organize

Underground EZ Access Hose Storage for Less Than $10

Underground EZ Access Hose Storage for Less Than $10

The size of your garden is limited by the length of your hose. Mine was destined to grow from 50'...

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!...

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...

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...

Easy Organizer With Mason Jars and Scrap Wood

Easy Organizer With Mason Jars and Scrap Wood

We can never have enough organizers! Especially something that uses mason jars! I came up with a fun...

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...

Paint

Wall Lettering Made Easy

Wall Lettering Made Easy

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

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 -...

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...

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...

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

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 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

Homemade Flea Repellent for Home

Homemade Flea Repellent for Home

Get rid of those nasty fleas the healthy, natural way! Make an easy homemade flea repellent for your...

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...

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies With Household Items

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies With Household Items

I don't know about you, but this time of year the fruit flies are out in full force at our house. ...

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...

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....

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...

Tile

Creative Small Bathroom Remodel With Slate and Glass Tile

Creative Small Bathroom Remodel With Slate and Glass Tile

Our project house was a mess when we first moved in. An exciting mess. Exciting because there was...

Laundry Cabinet

Laundry Cabinet

Needed a solution for something - anything - to hold our laundry supplies. They were taking over the...

Master Bath Remodel Phase 1

Master Bath Remodel Phase 1

Lived with this nightmare bath for nearly 11 years... FINALLY got it done (DIY)... LOVE IT NOW! I...

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...

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

DIY Grouted Vinyl Tiling

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

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...

Upcycle

Rustic Chandelier With a Bit of Glam...

Rustic Chandelier With a Bit of Glam...

My dining room is a little dark which can make eating there at night tricky. The standing lamp in...

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...

Repurposed/Upcycled License Plate Clipboards

Repurposed/Upcycled License Plate Clipboards

This is the second round of license plate clipboards I've put together so far. I got a hold of two...

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...

Barn Loft Ladder Chandelier

Barn Loft Ladder Chandelier

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

An Old Ladder Gets Retired to My Closet as a Ladder Shoe Rack!

An Old Ladder Gets Retired to My Closet as a Ladder Shoe Rack!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has seen the amazing things done with old ladders on pinterest! My...