DIY Projects

Read all about what you can build for your home, how you can upcycle or repurpose an item, or when it’s beneficial to turn a generic piece into a beautiful, customized item that you’ll love forever. This DIY section is full of helpful how-tos and creative ideas for everyone, from people who were born with a hammer in their hands to those who break a sweat at the thought of picking up a paintbrush. You’re sure to find a project that will make your home happy.

DIY Painted Striped Coasters

Coasters allow you to keep both hot and cold beverages within arms’ reach without damaging your tables. But do they always have the be so boring? Well, no. There are a number of easy ways to upgrade your plain coasters and make them a little bit more interesting. Stripes are a classic pattern you can bring into your home decor in a number of ways. Here’s a great way to add some color and stripes to your coasters.

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10 Ways In Which To Use 1 Simple Item: Ikea Knuff Hacks

An ingenious mind can find new uses for everyday items and sometimes a simple item such as a magazine file can turn out to be extremely inspiring. In fact, we can show you 10 different ways in which you can use and repurpose the Knuff magazine file from Ikea. These hacks are meant to make your life easier and they all feature the same product. The Knuff magazine files come in sets of two. They’re made of plywood and can be treated with oil or paint if you wish to personalize them or make them more durable.. Enjoy!

Mail station.

With three magazine holders, a shelf and some screws and brackets you can make a practical mail station to place at the entrance or in your home office. First install the shelf and the brackets. Then mark the wall where each magazine holder will be placed. Screw them in place.{found on ninemsn}.

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DIY Hanging Mason Jar Outdoor Candle

Summer is on it’s way, so it’s time to spruce up your outdoor space to prepare for backyard parties and barbecues. Candles are a great way to accessorize your outdoor space. Mason jars are durable enough for outdoor spaces and they allow you to easily customize your space. Here’s a simple tutorial to help you spruce up your backyard or balcony in a way that’s both practical and stylish.

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Make a Display Shelf Out of an Old Wine Box

Recycling old items has long been known as a way to help the environment. But it can also help you create genuinely unique, beautiful, and even functional pieces for your home. This display shelf is made from an old wooden wine box. Instead of just re-using it as a storage device, you can show off a really interesting piece in an entirely new way. Here’s how to make your own.

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10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas: DIY Ready!

Father’s Day is nearing and it’s definitely harder to buy for dad than it is for mom. We surely can’t buy BBQ equipment every year, especially if dad can barely use the grill! Instead, why not create something that’s just for him? Even if you’re a novice DIY-er, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands a bit dirty. Let’s take a look at some DIY Father’s Day gift ideas and allow them to inspire.

1.Wine Tumblers.

Grab some old wine bottles and turn them into tumblers for your vino-loving dad! They’re funky, they’re trendy and they’re also a bit masculine .. perfect for the man of the house!{found on brit}.

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DIY: How to Build an Industrial Hanging Shelf

If you like the look of clean lines and contemporary shelving but have an oddly sized space, you can use this tutorial to create your own custom shelf with a modern-industrial aesthetic. This particular example was used for an electronics shelf hung above the television; however, you could use this tutorial for anywhere in your home.

DIY Level: Beginner-Intermediate (The hardest part is not actually building the shelf but installing it.)

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DIY Decorative Terrarium In 5 Easy Steps

Terrariums are nice if you want to add some freshness to your home décor without using too much space or resources. They’re also easy to make and you can decorate them with anything you want: pebbles, moss, plants, etc. Today we’re going to show you how to make a simple glass terrarium in 5 easy steps.

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