DIY projects can be a great way to breathe life into a home or even be a great way to distract yourself with something productive. DIY projects can vary in scope and complexity and, at times, maybe a cheap way to renovate things that have fallen into disrepair or aged. If you just want some beginner-friendly DIY tasks to begin tackling at home, we have all the best DIY tips.
1. Repaint the Tiles
Do your tiles feel lackluster and old? Well, you can rejuvenate them without a complete makeover with simple repainting. The process is easy, quick, and cheap. You will need some paint, a detergent, fine grade sandpaper, a scourer, gloves, and a paintbrush.
Select areas you would like to paint, avoiding areas near the shower and sink as they are prone to drenching. Choose the desired stencil so that you can paint the tiles in a trendy pattern. Clean the tile thoroughly with detergent and the scourer. Sand the tile to ensure the paint can adhere to it. Let the paint dry in the next 24 hours or more.
2. Convert Wooden Crates into a Bookshelf
Do you love books? Buying and installing costly shelves may be a thing of the past with multiple DIY shelves you can create in minutes. All you have to do is make sure the bookshelf or cabinet is well mounted to keep books secure and presentable. You can use thousands of ideas to build a bookshelf; however, the simplest is using wood crates. Join together two or more wood creations in a creative manner to create a bookshelf. You can paint it in any color to fit your decor. You can move the bookshelf around and organize multiple books around the home.
3. Create your wall art
Creating DIY wall art is an easy idea that you can do it alone or in teams at home. You do not have to be Leonardo da Vinci for some of your art to feature in your house. Art can be abstract, where you just mix different colors and stroke a paintbrush all over the canvas. You can also create simple repeating patterns all over the canvas. Since art is easy to do, you could have children create their art while you create your art on a canvas. Once you are done, frame the art and redo it again.
4. Build a Fire Pit
Building any concrete structure often needs an expert, but a small structure like a backyard fire pit doesn’t have to. Select a place in your backyard away from trees or the house to reduce fire risk. Get a few supplies from the hardware, such as some concrete retaining wall blocks, pea pebbles, and a paver base. Build a circular or rectangular fire pit, and you could be roasting marshmallows with your family within two hours of construction.
5. Repair Shoes at Home
Everyone has experienced a bad day when suddenly the sole breaks off from the shoe, seams run loose, or heels wear off. Whenever that happens, you may wish to get to a cobbler or replace the shoe entirely. However, minor shoe problems can be repaired with DIY solutions, You can simply use glue ideal for bonds where constant flexing is a problem to reattach the rubber soles, for example, or to fill any gaps or holes in the rubber, and rebuild worn top lifts and heels. Avoid using superglue to allow the shoe to flex and bend with your feet and movement.
6. Create Your Own Compost Bin
Make the world a better place with a sustainable, environmental-friendly compost bin. You can use a plastic or wooden bin, but ensure the wood isn’t treated. While most wooden bins are well aerated, you may have to drill a few holes in a plastic beam before using it. Once you have the bin, you can turn your food scrap into nutrient-rich garden fertilizer while sending less trash to landfills. Learn how to build your own DIY compost bin.
7. Make a Terrarium
Gardens are beautiful but need a lot of care, space, and protection, especially during the winter. You can bring the beauty of a garden indoors without any of its shortcomings by building a terrarium. A terrarium is a small glass container that houses small plants that may not perform well in a normal atmosphere.
All you need is a large glass container. Clean and layer some pebbles up to three centimeters thick. Add some activated charcoal on top and add potting soil. Gently plant some small plants such as Polka dot plant and Sweet woodruff. You can cover the sand, and your terrarium is ready to use. Place it anywhere in the house where the plants can get sufficient lighting.
Other plants you can use in a terrarium are:
- African violet
- Club moss
- Creeping fig
- Lucky bamboo
- Nerve plant
- Polka dot plant
- Prayer plant
- Small ferns
8. Make a Postcard Wreath
Wreaths are a very important part of our culture, especially at holidays. While the traditional wreath is very beautiful and desirable, a change in style would go a long way in lifting the decor. All you need are some postcards and some glue to pull this off. Just stick the postcards on the door in a circular manner or any other creative shape. Infuse your creativity into the craft, and you will be surprised what will come of it.
9. Decorate a Lampshade with Book pages
Does your lampshade look colorless and uninspiring? Get old magazines and some glue to lift the color of the lampshade. Cut old magazine pages or books and cover the lampshade with a page of your choice. You can select the pages with the most beautiful illustrations or leave the magazine to shine out.
10. Make a Chandelier
Go all out with a bold statement by making yourself a chandelier. Creating a chandelier needs you to repurpose a few old mini-lampshade to create a vintage chandelier. You can choose different color options and themes, such as floral or just bright colors, or even a mix and match. Glue the lampshades together and suspend them with a cable to make a chandelier.
There are so many DIY ideas available and you can start today as a beginner. The essence is to do something that will transform your home or your society on your own. We have selected some easiest projects to help you get started with as they do not require complex skills or expensive materials.