DIY projects abound, yet beginner DIYers often struggle with getting underway. Here are a few starter projects designed specifically for novice DIYers to ease them into this hobby and build confidence.
Upgrading to a ceiling fan can be an easy DIY home project that can significantly lower energy costs without the need for professional services. No contractor is needed.
1. Sofa Arm Table
Sitting comfortably on the couch and watching television while having drinks or snacks with you can be difficult without a table to help facilitate drinks, snacks or remote controls. This sofa arm table offers just the solution you need! Just slide it over an arm of your sofa for easy access!
This DIY sofa arm table can be created from lumber and basic tools. Applying polyurethane finish will showcase its wood grain.
2. Garden Bench
Making candles can be a rewarding DIY project that makes you feel accomplished while also adding ambience to your home. Plus, there’s always the added option of scenting them!
Switching out furniture knobs is an inexpensive way to refresh its appearance. Vintage glass knobs add vintage chic charm, while sleek metal handles bring modernity.
DIY projects can become extremely frustrating when taken beyond your capabilities.
3. Mail Organizer
Keep your mail organized with an attractive yet functional hanging mailbox. Placed anywhere from an entryway, mudroom or family command center, this piece helps reduce clutter and stress while streamlining household management for efficient living space management.
Rebrilliant’s Rattan Box comes equipped with three sorting slots, key hooks and a small two-compartment tray to store small items like paper clips or pens – plus, it comes in six finishes!
4. Corner Vegetable Storage Bin
Organizing produce can make life simpler when time is of the essence. Try these DIY storage solutions that look great while keeping food fresher for longer!
This project presents step-by-step plans to construct a corner vegetable storage bin suitable for root veggies or other fruits, complete with materials list, tools required, plywood cut diagrams and dimensions.
5. Craft Paint Storage or Spice Rack
Upcycling furniture is an enjoyable DIY project that brings new life to old pieces of woodwork. Simply switching out knobs can transform an outdated dresser into something with custom and high-end appearance.
Drawer organizers like this one are great for keeping craft paint bottles organized in drawers. By finding one in a size appropriate to your drawer space, your paints will remain tidy.
6. Entryway Shelf
Addition of wall shelving can make any entryway more functional for keys, mail and coats. This project from abeautifulmess makes use of plywood and thick rope to craft an eye-catching hanging shelf.
Use a stud finder to locate wall studs and secure your shelf using fasteners driven into them, or drywall anchors as an alternative if none exist.
7. Magnetic Chalkboard
Magnetic chalkboards provide an ideal way to communicate messages, brainstorm ideas, update plans and change menus quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, these multipurpose wall organizers can double as bulletin boards.
Before writing on your chalkboard, be sure to “season” it by covering its surface with chalk and rubbing it into its surface – this will prevent future drawings from sticking to it and ensure better adhesion of future chalk drawings.
9. Mason Jar Oil Lamp
Lighting can help set the right atmosphere for any special event or celebration, whether that means romantic candlelight for dinner with someone special, family reunions or just relaxing evenings at home.
Slip a wick through the hole in your lid and fill with lamp oil; decorative elements like red holly berries or pine needles may also be added as desired.
10. Photo Booth Props
Bring some DIY photo booth prop ideas to your next party with these creative DIY photo booth prop ideas. Choose a theme for the event and design props around it such as cardboard cutouts with speech bubble sayings or head props featuring mustaches if it’s for birthday or graduation celebration.
Teens might also appreciate having printed Snapchat filters attached to sticks as an original prop idea.