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

From Fire Table to Firepit

From Fire Table to Firepit

I had a beautiful slate tiled firepit on a metal stand. It had a shallow fire bowl that had a slate...

DIY Dog Gate From a Bench - A Tutorial

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...

DIY Wood Garden Bridge

DIY Wood Garden Bridge

Instructions for building a wooden garden bridge.

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!...

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...

Backyard Fire Pit

Backyard Fire Pit

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

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...

Bridal Shower Decorations

Bridal Shower Decorations

My son is getting married this summer, and my girlfriends gave a sweet bridal shower. I created a...

Christmas on My Mind

Christmas on My Mind

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

Simple Snowman DIY Christmas Ornament

Simple Snowman DIY Christmas Ornament

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

DIY Rustic Wedding Reception Table Numbers

DIY Rustic Wedding Reception Table Numbers

When we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted it to have a rustic/vintage feel and that we...

Clean

Dishwasher Not Cleaning Properly? 5 Quick Tips to Make it Like New

Dishwasher Not Cleaning Properly? 5 Quick Tips to Make it Like New

There's nothing worse than seeing gritty residue at the bottom of your drinking glass.
This is
...

Dawn Dish Soap Hacks

Dawn Dish Soap Hacks

Dawn is great for cleaning dishes - did you know it's great for other things too? I have used it to...

DIY Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

DIY Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

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

How to Clean the Dishwasher Naturally

How to Clean the Dishwasher Naturally

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

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...

Decorate

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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Garden Spools

Garden Spools

I decided to make a planter box out of a cable spool and here's how I did it.

Old Doors Give New Life to Backyard!

Old Doors Give New Life to Backyard!

We had an old pool deck that we needed to remove and this left open a huge empty spot next to the...

Summer Garden Decor How-to With Metal Effects Kits

Summer Garden Decor How-to With Metal Effects Kits

Summer is almost here and it's a wonderful time to spruce up your garden with gorgeous patina decor...

Swap Meet Find Becomes Unique Vintage Succulent Planter

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...

Garden Herbs

Garden Herbs

I've had these wagon wheels, bought on a whim, leaning against our storage shed in a small neglected...

Furnish

Bench For Your Backyard

Bench For Your Backyard

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

My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

About 15 years ago I wanted a potting bench, but they were pretty expensive, too expensive with...

From Child's Roll Top Desk to Counter Potting Shed!

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...

Whimsical Garden Bench

Whimsical Garden Bench

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

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

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...

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

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

How to Root Basil

How to Root Basil

Basil is the most popular herb grown, and it's easy to root more plants for yourself or friends!

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...

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,...

How to "Age" Plastic Faux Terra Cotta Flower Pots

How to "Age" Plastic Faux Terra Cotta Flower Pots

Do you like the look of aged, real terra cotta flower pots? So do I but I don't have the patience to...

Make Over

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

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

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

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

Mailbox Makeover With Contact Paper Liner

Mailbox Makeover With Contact Paper Liner

I'm a big fan of restoring perfectly good items instead of throwing them out and buying new ones....

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...

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

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

Organize

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...

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...

Hiding a Dime Bank in Plain Site

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...

Simple Shelving Using Two Tools

Simple Shelving Using Two Tools

Need shelving in your basement or garage? These simple shelves can be made so easily and all you...

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...

DIY Copper Hose Stand

DIY Copper Hose Stand

Today, we wanted to show you how we dealt with our unsightly hose in front of our office. The...

Paint

Painted Poppy Chair With SK

Painted Poppy Chair With SK

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

Faux Tile and Metallic Style

Faux Tile and Metallic Style

The super talented Kara Paslay created this innovative and unique space with Modern Masters Metallic...

DIY Wall Stencil

DIY Wall Stencil

I was browsing tile for absolutely no reason since I have no bathroom or kitchen renovations in my...

Stenciled Color Secrets Unlocked

Stenciled Color Secrets Unlocked

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

Learn How To Stencil A Dog Bed!

Learn How To Stencil A Dog Bed!

Cutting Edge Stencils Gives Simple Steps To Paint A Dog Bed Using Stencils
Is today feeling like a
...

Repair

How to Weatherproof Your Vinyl or Wood Screen Door

How to Weatherproof Your Vinyl or Wood Screen Door

I've always loved the old fashioned screen doors. And the home improvement stores have a nice...

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. ...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

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

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...

Sediment in a hot water heater.

Sediment in a hot water heater.

Recently there has been posts about draining hot water heaters and the pros as well as the cons in...

Fixing a Walkway With Sinking Stones

Fixing a Walkway With Sinking Stones

Our landscape was a huge selling feature for us when we moved in—green grass, nice landscaping,...

Tile

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...

Make Your Grout Look Like New!

Make Your Grout Look Like New!

I can’t believe we’ve been in our current house for over two years. In a way, it feels like we just...

Bathroom Makeover: Before & After

Bathroom Makeover: Before & After

My husband and I have spent the past several years remodeling our little house in the country. The...

Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel

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

A Simple Hexagon Tile Hack

A Simple Hexagon Tile Hack

I fell in love with hexagon tile when we were building our house over four years ago. I loved the...

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...

Upcycle

A-Frame Ladder Alternative Christmas Tree

A-Frame Ladder Alternative Christmas Tree

Around this time of year, it's become a tradition to come up with an alternative Christmas tree...

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...

Ladder Herb Garden

Ladder Herb Garden

I’m sure you have seen many of these ladder gardens on Pinterest among other great ideas for DIY...

Two Upcycled Projects From One Old Ladder

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...

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...