Home improvement projects require building confidence and understanding what you can accomplish on your own without professional services. There are plenty of do-it-yourself ideas and projects beginners can undertake to enhance their home without busting their budgets.
DIY home projects like reupholstering a footstool and turning mason jars into photo booth props will help you reach your dream home faster than ever! These simple projects will take just an afternoon to complete!
1. Sofa Arm Table
Stay organized when viewing TV with this sofa arm table made of wood scraps, creating an easy and affordable solution. Customise its look even further by staining or painting it to highlight its beautiful grain.
Are you fed up of searching through your sofa cushions for the remote control, or trying to balance a hot drink and paperback book while relaxing on the sofa? A sofa arm table is an easy and effective solution that will enhance your relaxation time.
2. Garden Bench
Woodworking projects are an excellent way to test out new skills and put your creative side on display. This herringbone wooden bench is an easy project that adds character and warmth to any living space.
Even though drywalling or repaving your patio may be challenging tasks, even simple updates can add value and curb appeal to any home.
3. Mail Organizer
Create a central sorting station as a means of managing mail clutter. Be it an entryway table, home office desk or corner in your kitchen: dedicate an area for organizing mail.
Add rustic charm to any space by organizing bills and notices in stackable trays or baskets labeled with categories like “To Pay”, “Review/Act On”, and “File”. This simple farmhouse mail organizer provides the perfect rustic touch.
4. Entryway Shelf
Help keep your entryway tidy and organized with this straightforward DIY shelf project! Made out of plywood magazine holders, this piece creates separate compartments for mail, keys and any other small items!
Add hooks to this wooden wall decor to make a unique hooking station for coats or bags. It is a fantastic way to gain experience woodworking for beginners while creating a quick and inexpensive DIY project!
5. Magnetic Chalkboard
People frequently use magnetic chalkboard surfaces in offices, homes and restaurants as an interactive method of writing messages, brainstorming ideas or planning out weekly schedules. These surfaces can help people stay productive by offering them space to express themselves creatively or just leave messages there for everyone to see.
This quick DIY project is ideal for anyone wanting to experience this popular home upgrade without spending much time or energy on it. After applying a primer coat, apply 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint following manufacturer specifications on drying times.
6. Phone Stand
Create an inexpensive yet efficient DIY phone stand from empty paper cups you would otherwise end up throwing away. Just drill a medium-sized hole into two of them, slot your third cup between them and you have yourself an instant mobile phone holder!
Are you short on time but need to check your phone? A toilet paper roll makes an effective phone stand.
7. Corner Vegetable Storage Bin
Maintaining proper vegetable storage can extend their freshness. Anika’s DIY Life provides free plans for this project!
Before beginning your project, acquire all necessary tools and wood. Assemble each cut piece by applying glue layer-by-layer.
8. Craft Paint Storage or Spice Rack
Spice racks make an excellent DIY solution for hobby paint storage, as many of their jars resemble miniature paint dropper bottles in size and shape. In addition, this DIY option fits alcohol ink bottles, nail polish jars and other small supplies perfectly.
Empty K-cup boxes can take up so much room in a bedroom, making a spice rack the perfect way to organize her nail polish collection off of the counter and off her floor! This solution would work especially well in teenage daughter rooms where keeping all her nail polishes organized can take place on an easily accessible shelf is essential.
9. DIY Fairy Garden
Fairy gardens are whimsical indoor and outdoor garden landscapes featuring miniature fairy-sized plants and accessories, making them the ideal starting point for new gardeners who may feel intimidated by other garden spaces. You can make them as simple or complex as desired!
Fill a pot or container with potting soil, plant miniature trees in the back, shrubs to either side and ground cover in front, then finish off your creation by adding decorative fairy doors and windows as accessories.
10. Color Block Crayon Candles
Every household with children will eventually encounter broken crayons that need to be recycled into creative, useful candles instead of being wasted away.
Start by peeling away the paper from crayons and placing them into a glass measuring cup. Next, melt crayons and candle wax together using either a double boiler or microwave, before pouring into prepared jars to create colorful stripes or holiday-themed candles!