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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Fence Picket A/C Unit Cover

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you all for your concern of our unit not being able to breath. We have had our...

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...

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...

backyard makeover, landscape, woodworking projects

Backyard Makeover

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

backyard firepit

Backyard Firepit

My friend bought a new home a couple years ago and today she put in her backyard firepit. She wanted...

garden archway from old doors, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

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...


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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...

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Simple Snowman DIY Christmas Ornament

What a sweet little cutie! This simple little snowman is perfect for inexpensive gifts, on your...

a casual homemade wedding, chalkboard paint, crafts, mason jars, Chalkboard painted sign in lieu of ushers

A Casual, Homemade Wedding!

This blog link will take you to the summary of the casual, homemade wedding for my daughter which...

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...

pom pom trim christmas tree, christmas decorations, crafts, home decor, seasonal holiday decor

Pom Pom Trim Christmas Tree

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

white christmas mason jar luminaries, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, electrical, lighting, mason jars, seasonal holiday decor, These mason jar luminaries are so easy You probably have almost all the supplies on hand to make these already too

White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

Super easy, pretty (and cheap!) mason jar luminaries for Christmas. I used stencils, glass paint,...


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How to Clean the Microwave {Three Easy Ways}

Easily clean your microwave with these three easy green cleaners.
Water and Vinegar
Water 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 your dishwasher

How to Clean Your Dishwasher

My dishwasher is one of the hardest working things in my house (I basically run it everyday!), but...

the easiest way to dust your electronics, cleaning tips, All Clean

The Easiest Way To Dust Your Electronics

My TV always seems to have dust and hair on it, and to be honest, it completely grosses me out. I...

diy automatic dishwasher tablets, appliances, cleaning tips

DIY Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Combine citric acid, washing soda, baking soda and essential oils to make these simple tablets to...

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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...


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...

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...

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!...

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...


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,...

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uses for pottery

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

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...

no more coconut liners for my hanging baskets

No More Coconut Liners for My Hanging Baskets!

I always have hanging baskets, all over the place! On stands, on my trees anywhere I can find a...

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...

tire turned planter


The next time you come across an old rubber tire at the junk yard, don’t pass it up! It could...


church pew to paris new, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Church Pew To Paris New

I scooped up this 1940 Vancouver BC Canada Synagogue pew from a local salvage guy for $10......

cinder block bench for your backyard, diy, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Bench For Your Backyard

Edited: Thank you so much for the kind compliments! Some of you brought up some good questions and...

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...

whimsical garden bench, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

Whimsical Garden Bench

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

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...

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...


diy spring clay pots, crafts, flowers, gardening, painting

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...

what can you do with a plastic bag and spray paint, crafts, painting

What Can You Do With a Plastic Bag and Spray Paint?

I acquired more (free) pots today. I just cannot pass up a perfectly good pot just because it is...

how to distress pottery, container gardening, crafts, gardening, how to

How To - Distress Pottery

Step by Step Instructions - How To Distress Pottery

caring for christmas cactus, container gardening, gardening

Caring for Christmas Cactus

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

how to make decorated clay pots for spring, chalkboard paint, crafts, painting, Using your marker write your herb tags and attach your stickers to your pots

How To Make Decorated Clay Pots for Spring

I’m ready for Spring, so I decided to decorate some clay pots with paint and chalkboard stickers....

pineapple flower pots, container gardening, crafts, gardening

Pineapple Flower Pots

Add a pop of color and sweetness to your summer with these pineapple flower pots!

Make Over

diy mail holders

DIY Mail Holders

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

mailbox redux with a secret message for the mailman

Mailbox Redux, With a Secret Message for the Mailman!😊

So, I'm entering this project in the address plaque challenge, although it's not literally a...

my front porch makeover, doors, home decor, porches, My finished 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...

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...

privacy fencing mini makeover

Privacy Fencing Mini-makeover

My deck has been neglected since we moved in 4 years ago. And because our dining room window faces...

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...


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Hiding a Dime Bank in Plain Site

With a little work, you can make everyday food stores look like things no thief would think to...

hose pot without the hose pot price , landscape, organizing

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...

diy dog treat jars, crafts, how to, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

DIY Dog Treat Jars

I wanted to create something to store dog treats in that would work well not only as storage, but...

diy rolling jar storage, diy, how to, organizing, storage ideas, woodworking projects

DiY Rolling Jar Storage

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

5 fresh ideas for organizing with jars, mason jars, organizing, repurposing upcycling, Mason Jars and other glass jars are wonderful for organizing

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...

diy up cycled jar a little trash to treasure, bathroom ideas, crafts, repurposing upcycling

DIY Up-cycled Jar...a Little Trash to Treasure

What do you get when you take an old toothbrush holder and a Parmesan cheese jar and put them...


diy painted and stenciled linoleum floor, diy, flooring, how to, painting, I love how it turned out I love that it adds a soft whimsical element to the otherwise modern space

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...

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...

stencil your floor with our shipibo stencil, flooring, painting, shipibo stenciled floor with Cutting Edge Stencils

Stencil Your Floor with our Shipibo Stencil

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

stenciled color secrets unlocked, painting, Cutting Edge Shares the psychology of color based on how color makes your home feel and tips for choosing a stencil color

Stenciled Color Secrets Unlocked

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Tips for Using Color Psychology In A Home
Good morning, my color

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Indian Inlay Stenciled Tabletop

Learn how one blogger created this amazingly intricate table top design with our Indian Inlay...


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Snare Those Awful Fruit Flies!

These nasty little creatures drive me nuts! Hubby read in his "Handy Dandy Cure for Everything Book"...

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...

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...

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...

mason jar bug repellent candle, mason jars, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

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, 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!


balinese stone mosaic bathroom reno

Balinese Stone Mosaic Bathroom Renovation

I found a great buy of stone tiles 90% however I had never tiled before now. The good thing with...

bathroom remodel

Bathroom Remodel

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

laundry cabinet

Laundry Cabinet

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

peel n stick luxury vinyl tile floors

Peel N' Stick Luxury Vinyl Tile Floors

We weren’t initially planning on putting down a new floor, since the existing one was in really...

shower grout that doesn t stain or need sealed ever, bathroom ideas, home maintenance repairs, This is the new epoxy grout the floor drain doesn t have it s cover because the grout isn t cured yet

Shower Grout that Doesn't Stain or Need Sealed, Ever!

Dingy and moldy grout just stinks.
Plus it's embarassing when you have house guests.
This past

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...


giving an old bunk bed ladder new life showyourgreen, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, storage ideas

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 --...

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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...

diy modern pvc pipe wine rack, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

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...

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...

re purpose metal mailbox to planter, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Mailbox 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...

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...