Easy DIY Projects for Spring — Easy DIY projects can save you money, improve your living space and generally be very rewarding. Even if you have no skills at all or know how to use any tools there are 5 easy DIY projects that you can do that will be a great jumping off point to bigger and better DIY projects.
5 Easy DIY Projects for Spring
These easy DIY projects will help you to get your creative juices flowing and save money while you are at it.
Refurbish Old Furniture
Have an old coffee table? Maybe an old dresser that you want to jazz up a bit. You can work miracles with some paint and some basic skills. Just paint the piece whatever color you have your heart set on than cut the wallpaper to size to cover the areas that you want covered. Use Mod Podge to adhere the wallpaper to the surface.
Using wallpaper to decorate furniture opens up worlds of possibilities. It is easier to use than stencils to add designs and other mediums. It is a quick DIY that is easy and can add new life to old furniture.
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Easy DIY Gifts
Short on cash? Want to give a personalized gift? If you have a Sharpie and a white plate or a white cup you have a gift. All you have to do is write a personal message or add a cute saying, even draw a picture with the Sharpie. Bake the cup or the plate in the oven on the lowest setting for 30 minutes. The Sharpie design will become permanent.
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DIY Cork Board
Easy DIY projects that result in useful items are the best. This project is super easy and makes for a really unique message center. If you drink wine and save your corks you are in luck! If you don’t you can easily by corks at most hobby type stores. You need a picture frame (you can score one from the thrift store) grab a glue gun and some black acrylic paint. Paint the entire frame and even the area where the picture goes in black. Let it dry then arrange the corks into a uniform pattern. Start gluing each cork into place. You can also cover your entire wall with cork board and turn it into a message center.
This idea is great for any room. You can also add a designer touch with some kitchen design ideas. It is a fun and easy! You can even get the kids in on the act.
DIY Mason Jar Madness
Mason Jars are the go to stable for DIY addicts everywhere. You can do so many things with a mason jar. You can make a Mason Jar Chandelier by purchasing sting light fixtures, taping out a hole in the top of the jar lid so that the fixture can sit in side and add an old timey looking Edison bulb for a great effect.
You can create fire flies in a jar for a great hostess touch for your next evening meal outdoors by opening up a glow stick into a Mason jar and then adding some sparkles, shake the jar up and watch all the fireflies glow.
You can paint mason jars and use them to display flowers, hold toothbrushes, small utensils and so many other things.
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Wrap a mason jar in string in a random pattern leaving some space between the string, then spray paint it in a metallic color. Let it dry than slowly remove the string.
Purchase or recycle the pump from hand soap and cut a hole in the top of the lid of the mason jar to fit it. Add your favorite lotion, hand soap or even dish soap to have a way cool hipsteresque soap dispenser.
DIY No Sew Throw Pillow
Everyone can use more throw pillows but not everyone can sew. Here are some cheap and easy DIY projects that you do not need to have a special talent to get them done. You can approach the no sew pillow from two different ways. You can buy no sew mending tape and just iron up the seams on the pillow or you can just tie on the material like a gift. Easy. Another great no sew pillow can be made using an old shirt or sweater.
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Lay the shirt or sweater flat than stuff the shirt leaving the arms (this only works with long sleeves) free of stuffing. Fold up the bottom of the shirt than fold down the neck of the shirt and wrap the arms around the folds, tie the arms securely on the other side.
Easy DIY projects are fun! Try these out and you will likely be amazed to find that you have some hidden talent that you were not even aware of. DIY projects are a great way to use what you already have on hand!