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DIY Beginner DIY Projects

Beginner DIYer? These Are the Easiest Projects To Start With

Start small and watch as your DIY skills grow with every project.

May 6, 2024 at 6:34 PM PST
DIY Beginner DIY Projects

Beginner DIYer? These Are the Easiest Projects To Start With

Start small and watch as your DIY skills grow with every project.

May 6, 2024 at 6:34 PM PST

Have you ever stood in your living room, maybe staring at a plain wall or an old piece of furniture wondering if you have what it takes to turn your DIY visions into a reality? We’re here to tell you that you totally do. Even if you’re new to the whole DIY scene, there are plenty of beginner-friendly projects waiting for you to try your hand at. We’ve handpicked some of the easiest ones out there—no need for fancy skills or loads of experience. Just bring your excitement and a willingness to dive in headfirst. Roll up your sleeves, grab your tools (or maybe just some paint and brushes), and take your pick at one of these easy DIY projects.

Photo credit: Anastasiia Krivenok

No-Sew Pillow Covers

The easiest way to update your living room is by swapping out your decorative accents. And luckily, pillow covers are a decorative accent that is also easy to make.

Start by picking out your favorite fabric, then cut out two big enough squares that can wrap around your pillow with a little overlap. Next, fold the edges like you’re wrapping a present and secure them with a bit of fabric glue.

Change them up to usher in a new season, or whenever you like! No matter how often you make these, they’re a stylish way to elevate your interior without breaking the bank.

Shoe Holder Planter

If you love houseplants but don’t have enough space for them, you can turn an over-the-door shoe organizer into a vertical garden for herbs or flowers for the perfect addition to your backyard.

All you have to do is place potting soil in each shoe slot, plant your seeds or seedlings, and water gently. Then, mount it up on a wall, and you’ve got yourself a hanging garden that’s not only easy to care for but looks good, too.

Pro Tip: Make sure to have enough drainage at the bottom of each shoe slot. That way, your plants don’t become waterlogged.

Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles

Adding a pop of color to a space is a fun way to enhance it without doing a complete overhaul. And hand-painting ceramic tiles are the perfect beginner project for the job.

To try it out, pick up some plain tiles and ceramic paints, and let your creativity run wild. You can use stencils or tape to create designs if freehand painting isn’t your thing. And once they’re dry, they can be used as coasters or decorative accents with your plain tiles.

Magnetic Spice Rack

Tired of trashing your cabinets just to find your spices? A magnetic spice rack is a really easy solution. Plus, you only need a few supplies to make it: 4-ounce mason jars, magnets, and a sheet of metal that you can cut to fit the inside of a cabinet door.

First, glue the magnets to the back of the jars. Then, fill the jars with your favorite spices before sliding them onto the metal sheet. And there you have it! A sleek, space-saving spice rack that’s as easy to make as it is to use.

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Personalized Lamp Shades

Lamp shades can be surprisingly expensive, but making your own is a cheaper alternative that can easily look just as good.

Start by buying some inexpensive plain lamp shades at Walmart, Target, or your local thrift store. Don’t forget to pick up some fabric, paint, or both, while you’re there.

After you have your supplies, cut and glue your fabric around the shade or if you’re using paint, paint it with designs to match the rest of your decor.

This is an easy and fun afternoon project that can make a big impact on your room’s ambiance.

Bottle Cap Mosaic

Don’t throw out your bottle caps—instead, use them to create a colorful mosaic.

Arrange the caps on a tabletop or a piece of wood in a pattern or random design, glue them in place, and then pour resin over them to create a smooth, durable surface.

Not only is this a fun project to do with kids, but it repurposes your bottle caps, making it eco-friendly as well.


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