While coronavirus has you confined to your home, now may be an excellent opportunity to try your hand at some DIY projects! DIY home projects offer great opportunities to learn new skills while adding your personal stamp on any space and can save money as well!
This super simple Ikea hack can transform any dull piece of furniture into an eye-catching statement piece in minutes! Just a few boards, wood glue and paint will do!
1. Bottle Vase Display
DIY Project is an easy and creative way to recycle empty bottles into vase or candle holders! Chalkboard paint adds personalization while spray paint and adhesive remover will take care of any label issues with the bottles.
Arrange three bottles on a 1×4 oak board in their center position and mark their center on its upper side. Cut the base molding or plinth block into two 3 1/2-inch wide pieces as base molding for each bottle.
2. Book or Tablet Holder
No matter if it’s for following recipes in the kitchen or checking emails while stirring spaghetti sauce, this DIY tablet stand will make things simpler. One DIYer took to their scrap wood pile to fashion this stylish foldable stand that folds flat for easy transport.
Are you not skilled with metal and wire bending but want a higher stand for your tablet? Factotum has provided this idea that features an inclined stand to meet that need.
3. Paper Towel Dispenser
This project is an easy way to keep paper towels close at hand while saving space on your countertops and concealing their rolls from view.
Starting by cutting a piece of wood to size and using a speed square to mark out a rectangular opening on it. Next use brad nailer and wood glue to assemble its sides as per design on Annamarialarson website, before painting as desired if desired. Annamarialarson’s design for an interesting alternative paper towel dispenser!
4. Floating Shelf
Floating shelves are an effective way to add additional storage or highlight decorative pieces on the wall, and this simple DIY project creates one large floating shelf which would look fantastic in virtually every room in your house.
By following this straightforward tutorial, you can quickly make floating shelves out of any wood available to you. These stunning shelves make great displays in alcoves or wall niches, ideal for housing books or mementos.
5. Sofa Arm Table
Sofa arm tables make great additions for those who like to entertain; these tables provide the ideal place for drinks or snacks while relaxing on their couches. Plus, they make great presents!
Are you fed up of searching through your couch cushions for the remote control or trying to balance hot tea and paperback books on top of each other? A sofa arm tray provides a handy place for all your essentials in one compact area – plus, some come equipped with built-in phone holders or magazine racks!
6. Chalkboard Wall
Chalkboard walls provide children (and adults!) with a space to draw, write, and play while also serving as home decor options for offices or kitchens.
Before applying chalkboard paint to your wall surface, ensure it is smooth and even. Bumpy surfaces make writing or drawing on them more challenging once dry; using spackling paste or sandpaper may help accomplish this goal.
Before applying your chalkboard wallpaper, trim it an extra inch past where your chalkboard wall starts. This will ensure a seamless pattern.
7. Pencil Holder
This DIY project for kids can help them learn to keep their items organized. They can use various items, such as old shampoo bottles that have been cleaned out and are free from debris, for this project.
They can recycle tin cans like soup or coffee cans and decorate them, while more rustic containers, like mason jars that have been decoupaged, may also be suitable.
8. Wooden Sign
Decorate your home with attractive wood signs that are both visually pleasing and easy to make. This stacking bathroom to-do list sign is an example of an effortless DIY slatted wood project that’s both simple and chic.
No stencil is necessary for this wood sign idea that features reclaimed barn wood and an Irish blessing printed onto paper. Simply change up your design depending on season or mood – making this project one of the easiest diy projects for newcomers.