Are You New to DIY? These Easy Projects Will Help Build Your Skills and Confidence Now
Need a new light fixture without paying retail prices? Give this DIY pendant a try! All it requires are basic wiring skills and some parts from around the garage – perfect if you want a low cost solution!
1. Sofa Arm Table
Just a few simple DIY projects like replacing cabinet and door hardware will do to give your kitchen an updated appearance.
This sofa arm table idea is an effortless project for anyone who finds themselves having to bend over while watching television. This U-shaped wooden structure fits seamlessly into your sofa arm, and may even come equipped with an added side pocket for holding coffee mugs!
2. Garden Shelves
Garden shelves are the ideal way to show off plants and flowers on a patio, balcony or small yard. Not only are they stylish pieces of decor that add visual interest but they’re also easily transportable plant racks which you can move between sun or shade as needed.
Installing shelving in your porch, garage or shed can help organize tools and decorating equipment to free up floor space. Plus, adding hooks that suit your style for holding coats or hats could add even more storage options!
3. Mail Organizer
Maintaining daily paperwork can be a tedious task without proper organization tools in place. Establishing a designated spot and developing habits to reduce paper clutter.
On any surface – an entry table, desk in the office or even your kitchen counter – designate a space for mail sorting. This wall-mounted organizer offers plenty of storage capacity as well as key hooks.
4. Corner Vegetable Storage Bin
This DIY vegetable storage bin is the perfect way to preserve root vegetables and fruit for longer, with easy step by step instructions available at Anika’s DIY Life.
This project requires wood glue and nails for assembly. After marking cut lines on 1×6 bin sides, use a saw to cut them out with care.
5. Craft Paint Storage or Spice Rack
Paint bottles take up a lot of room and can be hard to locate when looking for one. Use photo boxes or plastic storage containers to organize them and find what you’re searching for faster.
Spice racks make great additions to wall shelving in closets, bathrooms, pantries or anywhere you require an additional ledge. Their small dimensions make them suitable for closets as well as bathroom vanity tops or pantries if extra wall ledge is required.
6. Entryway Shelf
After renewing your subscription each month (or year!), magazines begin to accumulate without your even realizing it. But what if there were ways of using these magazines as resources instead?
Paint several inexpensive wooden crates bright colors and stack them to make this entryway organizer. Perfect for storing shoes and bags!
This entryway shelf comes equipped with hooks to hang a bag or jacket and also makes an excellent spot to leave mail and keys!
7. Magnetic Chalkboard
Magnetic chalkboard walls can help organize projects, tasks, lists and reminders more efficiently by eliminating the need to write on paper and can easily be wiped clean when finished with their use.
At first, learning to drywall or repave a patio might require more experience and know-how, but these simple DIY projects are ideal for beginners looking to start home improvement projects themselves. Each one also provides a sense of achievement and satisfaction that is truly rewarding.
8. Phone Stand
If you have old paper lying around–such as Toblerone boxes, membership cards, or just any thin printer paper–use it to create a quick and easy cell phone stand. Bend paperclips into fun shapes for alternative stands; paintable baseboard cord channels may also help keep wires out of sight.
Switching out cabinet or door hardware is an enjoyable DIY project that is both safe and straightforward.
9. Mason Jar Oil Lamp
Oil lamps offer a safe alternative to candles and can be created from items you likely already have around your home, including decorative elements like pine cones, flowers, holly and twigs, pebbles and crystals.
To make the lamp, attach a jar lid ring and add a long wick. For an added festive touch, consider including fragrant oils or pine needles as decoration.
10. Photo Booth Props
Photo booth props add fun and personality to any party, helping camera shy guests overcome their awkwardness in front of the lens.
Use Halloween themed hats, mustaches and glasses to add an entertaining Halloween flair! Or add a chalkboard backdrop so your guests can write messages for the occasion on it. Or show your love with an elaborate DIY heart art perfect for weddings and Valentine’s Day parties.