No matter your skill level, DIY offers endless learning opportunities. Numerous resources now exist which offer hands-on guidance from experts – such as in-person classes and YouTube tutorials – providing valuable guidance.
Becoming an accomplished DIY-er takes practice and time, but here are a few easy DIY projects for novices that will build confidence to undertake more ambitious home improvement tasks.
1. Color Block Crayon Candles
DIY crayon candles are an easy and creative way to recycle broken crayons while adding some much-needed color into your home. Children love getting involved and it also makes an excellent present idea!
Making candles is relatively straightforward and can be accomplished using a glass votive holder, paper cups, wax, crayons and scent oil to customize striped or ombre candles.
Start by placing the wick in the candle holder, propping it up with two sticks such as pencils or popsicle sticks. Pour your first layer of melted wax and crayon color into your votive and let it set up for around 30 minutes before pouring another layer over top.
2. Fairy Garden
Fairy gardens make a fantastic addition to any home or yard, regardless of your green thumb. Kids can plant small plants, create stepping stones to traverse around their garden, add fairy-themed decorations and much more!
Kid Friendly Things To Do has created this beautiful fairy garden from supplies you probably already have at home! Their lovely red barn and small bench make the scene complete. Alternatively, repurposing metal lanterns or planter pots might work just as easily for creating similar effects.
Use sculpting clay to craft mushroom stools, miniature benches and other fairy garden accessories from mushroom caps. Wire together some sticks for a small fence; add pinecone roof decorations using moss; or create a gazing ball using marble hot glued to a stick for decoration.
3. Loom Bracelet
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As one of the easiest DIY projects for newcomers, making loom bracelets is an engaging activity for kids and older siblings to collaborate on together! Additionally, using this creative craft, kids can collaborate to make bracelets featuring their favorite sports team, Harry Potter house or other interests. To start making these beautiful creations with Rainbow Looms set so that its arrows point away from you; loop a band over each bottom middle and second-to-last peg and continue doing this across until reaching desired length.
4. Rustic Coasters
Make the most of tree limbs instead of tossing them away – use them to craft rustic coasters that not only add personality but also help protect furniture from water rings and spills!
This DIY is one of the easiest projects you’ll ever try; even beginners can complete it successfully! Simply stain or coat the piece in clear sealer as per desired; either option gives an authentic rustic appearance.
Showcase your growing plant collection while showing off your DIY skills with this cool DIY hanging planter! Made of only basic supplies, it makes an eye-catching display in any home and also makes a thoughtful present! Customize it to reflect your personal design!
5. Wooden Signs
Wooden signs have long been a classic look and they’re easy to create with only minimal supplies. A stencil can help ensure an even paint job, perfect if you aren’t comfortable freehand painting. This JOY sign made of reclaimed planks adds festive cheer to any holiday decor!
Use a monogram to personalize a sign for your home, like this reclaimed wood one done with monogram letters that would look beautiful in any kitchen where family gathers.
Alternatively, try crafting this DIY farmhouse sign that incorporates silverware to form the message, “eat.” Not only is the finished project beautiful and special; don’t forget to apply a protective finish once the paint dries!