Awesome DIY Projects That You Should Do
There are so many things to learn about yourself and your creative streak when doing DIY crafts, and the best part is that if things go well, you can dwell on the satisfaction of actually being productive for the day. The wide variety of awesome DIY projects you can choose from will make it clear from the start that these things are never ever boring, especially when you make those that suit your tastes.
Whatever the reason you’re doing them, new and awesome DIY projects are always exciting, and here are some that you may want to try out.
Awesome DIY Projects to Do in Your Spare Time
1. Bird Feeder Wreath
If you’re living in the metro, chances are that you rarely see birds—but they’re there. Even small trees have birds in them. They might find it difficult to find food in the middle of concrete, though, so why not get a mold, a ribbon, some birdseed, melted suet, and make them into a mix for birds to feed on when times are hard for our feathery friends?
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2. Upside-Down Tomato Planter
If you have a lot of plastic soda bottle lying around, it’s time to get some use out of them. Cut the bottoms off, put in a tomato seedling, and add some soil. Hang it up, water it regularly, and watch your tomatoes grow. The same thing can work with herbs and peppers too, if that is more your thing.
3. Yarn-Wrapped Painted Jars
Decorative jars and lamps are actually easy to make and have always been known to be awesome DIY projects that can come in handy at home. Simply wrap some yarn or twine around a jar, paint it, then peel the yarn away once dry. You will have a set of gorgeous luminary for tea lights or candles in no time.
4. Baked Salt Dough Tags
Who says you can only eat baked goods? These dough tags are perfect giveaways, no matter the occasion.
5. Leafy Stepping-Stones
If you have some leftover cement, it’s pretty easy to make beautiful stepping stones for your garden, just pour it over large leaves and smooth over with a trowel.
6. Shoe Holder Planter
Old shoe holders could actually help you grow some plants, so why not recycle them? You can finally grow the herbs outside your kitchen or over the balcony wall.
7. Personalized Tea or Coffee Cup
There are numerous awesome DIY projects you can do with a Sharpie. For instance, you can use it to draw designs on cups, then bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. It will make the writing—and your message—permanent. Great idea for gifts, don’t you think?
8. Pebble Placemat and Coasters
Using a hot glue gun, glue flat pebbles to felt or wood. These will look great beneath serving teapots and warm serving bowls and are perfect for garden parties, although they might be too heavy for romantic picnics.
9. Needle-Felted Toys
Remember those felt Waldorf toys that used to be so popular? Use a barbed needle and some wool to make them. Easy!
10. Waterless Snow Globe
An empty jar, a dollhouse miniature, some glue, and fake snow will make for a great water-free snow globe. They’re equally pretty but less expensive.
11. Hanging Garden Basket
A wire basket, some moss, and seedlings are the few things that you need when creating an edible hanging basket. The best mix is that of lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, and strawberries. Yum!
12. Reusable “Swiffer” Pads
Create reusable pad covers for sweepers, if you know basic knitting. Who said being environmentally friendly is boring?
13. Lip Balm
Why pay for expensive lip balm when you can make your own (and give to friends) with only three ingredients: bee’s wax, carrier oil like olive oil or almond oil, and a hint of your favorite scent or flavor. By the way, peppermint is always a favorite.
14. Floor Stencils
Why opt for throw rugs when you can dress up old floors by painting them with stencil design instead? Adds more personality, and you won’t have to do heavy laundry every week.
15. Laundry Detergent
Laundry detergent powder is made in big batches, so when you need to take off that particularly stubborn stain, make your own version with a few household ingredients. It’s cost-efficient and decidedly more effective, so it’s a win-win for you.