DIY projects can be an ideal way to customize your living space or give thoughtful gifts. But for beginners, these projects may seem intimidating and overwhelming.
Beginner-friendly DIY projects await! From woodworking to creating fun photo booth props.
1. Loom Bracelet
Loom bands have quickly become an international sensation and kids and adults alike have taken an immense pleasure in creating beautiful bracelets using these amazing craft kits. Perfect for beginners wanting to develop DIY skills.
Beginning with the center peg, loop a band diagonally over and under each peg until you reach the left side of your loom. From here, continue this pattern down that side of your loom until all pegs have been looped with bands over and under them.
Once your bracelet is complete, remove the bands from the loom and secure them to one half of an S clip – now your new bracelet is ready to wear!
2. Rustic Coasters
Although professional home improvement projects may be necessary, there are plenty of DIY home projects you can complete yourself to add style to your space without breaking the bank. DIY projects may range from adding spray paint or updating an old dresser.
These DIY ideas are tailored for beginners and will give you confidence to tackle bigger home projects. From painting walls to no-sew upholstery, these easy projects will have you feeling like an experienced pro in no time – and many can even be completed within one weekend or less!
3. Fairy Garden
Fairy gardens serve many functions. From creating memories and commemorating hobbies, to serving as nostalgic spaces that take us back to childhood, fairies gardens provide an imaginative canvas on which to craft memories or simply as nostalgic places that bring joyous childhood nostalgia.
Building a fairy garden around one of your favorite plants or something easy to grow in your region could add an element of magic. Moss, small broken flowerpot pieces for patios and stepping stones could all work to add extra charm.
Integrate elements from your garden into your fairy garden for a more organic aesthetic. Fairies love water, so include elements from nature such as streams, creeks or ponds with natural-colored stones and pebbles or blue-tinged sand as part of the design if it is outdoor garden space. Also try including mushroom tic-tac-toe games!
4. Color Block Crayon Candles
Crayons are an integral part of childhood, and now you can use them to craft homemade candles! This DIY craft idea makes a wonderful decoration piece or thoughtful present for someone special in your life.
Start this DIY project easily and effortlessly by mixing wax with one color crayon in a paper cup, heating in the microwave for approximately one minute before stirring it and waiting until it cools before adding more hues.
Once the wax has set, add the wick to a votive. Drip different colored crayon wax over one another by tilting your dixie cup after pouring. Doing this creates an attractive geometric color mix!
5. Pencil Holder
A pencil holder (commonly referred to as a pen cup or container) is an effective way of keeping your desk organized. They’re also an excellent present idea for anyone with a desk job!
Make a pencil holder from any item with suitable dimensions and shapes, including aluminum cans, plastic bottles or glass containers that have been recycled. Just be sure to thoroughly clean all surfaces prior to decorating them!
Instead of painting your holder, why not cover it in fabric or scrapbook paper instead? Trace one edge of the holder using fabric or scrapbook paper before cutting out what has been traced.
6. Wooden Sign
Wooden signs are an easy and stylish way to add farmhouse charm to any room, and can bring the feel of farmhouse chic into any room in just minutes! Not only are they straightforward projects, but their beauty makes them worth making too!
To create your sign, start by choosing an image you’d like to transfer onto plywood using vinyl transfer tape. It makes the placement much simpler.
Once your design is ready, use painters tape to transfer it onto plywood. Remove the tape, and if any bleed through occurs touch up any areas where necessary with additional paint.
Stain your wood sign for an eye-catching appearance. Once dry, it is ready for hanging! For outdoor display purposes, seal it before hanging it.