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18 DIY Home Projects You Have to Try

by Katelyn Cheek

18 DIY Home Projects You Have to Try

Nothing feels better than saving a few—sometimes quite a few—bucks and making something yourself. We’ve rounded up some of the best home tutorials out there to help you organize, decorate, and entertain with ease. If you’re moving into a new house or in need of a redesign, let us inspire you with 18 easy DIY home projects.


Bar Cart



Bar carts are essential for parties and of course storing all your pretty barware. Create this easy DIY bar cart for under $100 with help from Sugar & Cloth.


Bookcase Wall



For the ultimate built-in storage, try this IKEA hack. All it takes is about a $350 investment, and you can create this wall space out of Billy Bookcases as shown by Just A Girl Blog.


Cinder-Block Bench



Update your outdoor space with a DIY bench made out of cinder blocks and 4x4s. Find the tutorial at Fab Art DIY.


Zinc Letters Sign



Add this cute decor piece in your kitchen for only $5! Let Lolly Jane show you how here.


Sofa Arm Table



For a cute and convenient drink holder, create this wood perch with some glue, a saw, and sandpaper. See the step-by-step tutorial at Francois et Moi.


IKEA Malm Dresser Hack



Create your own custom dresser out of IKEA’s Malm dresser. Get inspired by Homey Oh My’s design here.


Mason Jar Light



Who knew that a few Mason jars and less than $100 bucks could get you this gorgeous light fixture? Learn how to create this statement piece from East Coast Creative.


Pallet Coffee Cup Holder



Save a little space in your cabinets, and add a little fun to your wall with this easy pallet project. Keep your cups all the same, or display your favorite collectors’ mugs as One Little Bird did.


Glass Bottle & Wood Vase



Dress up your dining table with this rustic vase created by Shanty 2 Chic. All you need is an hour of your time and a $10 investment.


Jute Place Mats



Create your own jute place mats in just seconds with the help of City Farmhouse. Grab some jute and a hot glue gun, and start crafting!


Succulent Tray



Add a pop of greenery to your plain old dining table with a little copper-painted PVC pipe and some wallet-friendly succulents. The Pleated Poppy will show you how here.


Rope Chandelier



Turn an old chandelier into something custom and chic with twine and a little hot glue. The blog From Our Hiding Place took inspiration from high-end retailers West Elm and Pottery Barn to create this gorgeous piece.


Mason Jar Organizer



This is bathroom storage made easy—and cute! Watch the full video tutorial on The DIY Playbook to create this one-of-a-kind organizer.


Basket Pendant



Turn an old basket into something new with a simple pair of scissors. Check out how Inspired By This created this basket pendant in a few easy steps.


Colorful Citrus-Stamped Towels



Put your own stamp on your kitchen with the help of a few citrus fruits. Here’s how the blog Making Home Base created these cute and custom tea towels in just three easy steps.


Farmhouse Table



Farmhouse tables are all the rage right now. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars to buy one, try building your own. Love Grows Wild breaks down the building process here.


Sunburst Shim Mirror



Who knew a few shims and a can of spray paint could create something so high-end–looking? Let CiBurbAnity show you how to spruce up your wall with this custom piece.


Gold Curtain Rod Hack



There’s no need to spend your life savings on window treatments. Anna Bode shows just how easy it is to create this luxury look for less.