The 15 Best, And Easiest, DIY Projects To Make Your House A Home


It’s always the simplest touches that make your apartment or home really feel like your own. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the easiest, and most beautiful, do it yourself projects to completely transform your home.

1. Yarn Wrapped Painted Jars

Yarn Wrapped Painted Jars

Upcycle some clear jars by wrapping twine or string around it and painting them white. When it’s dried, remove the string and you’re left with a beautiful candle holder, that allows light to seep through for a cozy home. Click here for a more in depth explanation.

2. Hanging Plants

Hanging Plants

This is a beautiful way to keep spring inside your home all year long. Here’s a tutorial.

3. Custom Coffee Cups

Custom Coffee Cups

For my family, home isn’t home without a strong cup of coffee. This is a great way to dress up some cheaper mugs you might have picked up. All you need is some Sharpies, design your cup and put in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees to make it permanent. Click here.

4. Dandelion Paperweight

Dandelion Paperweight

You won’t believe how easy these are to make. Bring some nature back into your home office with this guide.

5. String Lanterns

String Lanterns

These string lanterns couldn’t look more elegant, and couldn’t be easier to make. Here is a great resource if you want to learn how to make these.

6. Window Picture Frames

Window Picture Frames

Sometimes picture frames just feel like they’re all the same. Upcycle some old windows like this, and give you pictures a whole new look.

7. Leather and Wood Shelf

Leather and Wood Shelf

With some thrift shop belts and some old wood, you can build this gorgeous hanging shelf yourself.Here’s a guide.

8. Pipe Shoe Storage

Pipe Shoe Storage

Not only is this a great way to organize your shoes when you live in an apartment with limited space, but the pipes are fairly cheap and available at most home improvement stores.

9. Invisible Book Shelf

Invisible Book Shelf

Don’t let your books just collect dust, turn them into shelves. Here’s a tutorial.

10. A REAL Cork Board

A REAL Cork Board

The best part of this project? Getting to drink all that wine! Here’s how you make it.

11. Kitty Planters

Kitty Planters

Can you believe these are made from used plastic bottles? With some careful cutting and paint you can make them too.

12. Map Panel

Map Panel

This is a great idea for the person who’s setting up home, away from home. Always remember where you came from, or where someone you love it. Tutorial here.

13. Pebble Placemat

Pebble Placemat

I love the earthy feel of this. Get some smooth beach pebbles and hot glue them to a circular piece of felt.

14. Wallpapered Dresser

Wallpapered Dresser

This project is great for someone who isn’t apposed to hand-me-downs. Whenever someone is giving away furniture I need, but I don’t necessarily like the style, I dress it up with wallpaper.

15. Lighted Headboard

Lighted Headboard

Don’t have a headboard? Don’t worry. Use string lights to give the effect, while creating a cozy glow.

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