With the demand to save more money and purchase the latest technology household items, it is not surprising that people want to start doing DIY projects. The DIY projects are also great for their economy home improvement, and others. With so many DIY projects this year, we recommend you the most popular projects to train your creativity.
1. Inexpensive Pallet Garden
This is the problem-solving idea for those who want to add greenery to their home but they do not have large space. If you are a renter, it is the solution to create a relaxing little garden space on the outer walls, porches, and patios.
This project is made by up-cycling a pallet (easily found behind a grocery or hardware store) and arranging the plants of your choice within it so they grow outwards and upwards once the pallet is secured against your wall. It’s an ideal way to grow fresh culinary herbs like thyme, basil, and parsley (to name a few) within a few steps of your kitchen, or to deck out your entire balcony space with cascading greenery and beautiful flowers.
2. Simple Terrarium Gift
Do you want to make a special gift for your best friends?
Why do not make terrariums for them? It is a fabulous gift you can make to complete around your house. Besides, it gives beautiful touches of the low-maintenance yet lush greenery. For example, you can create it from cacti and succulents so you do not have to water them.
They can be made in all shapes and sizes, from miniature scenes inside magnetic spice containers to 40-gallon fish tanks, and the variety of plants you can use in them is enormous.
You can also get super-creative with these planters, and with the combination of some interesting plants and accouterments (such as railroad miniatures), you can have small-scale gardens all around your home.
3. The Starbucks Latte
In fact, there are more than 60 countries with Starbucks cafes. Now, you can make it at home and enjoy the affordable Starbucks latte with flat content or sugar.
The Mom Advice blog has put together DIY recipes for Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, Gingerbread, Peppermint Mocha, and Butterbeer lattes (as well as several other drinks on the Starbucks menu) so you can whip up your own drinks whenever you like. If you find that you miss the surly baristas, I’m sure you can find some nice, scathing clips of their witty snarking on YouTube.
4. DIY Felt Elbow Patches
Do you want to upgrade your outfit? Or, do you need the best way to reinforce the knees and the elbows of your kids’ outfits? This is the fun and easy project you can do in the single day with the great effects.
All you need is a woolen sweater, some wool roving, felting needles, cookie cutters, a felting mat (or piece of dense foam) and an iron. That’s it. You can use any cookie cutter shape you like to create the patch of your dreams, and after stabbing the roving through the sweater until it’s formed your shape, you just iron it, and voila: felt patches of soft, colorful loveliness.
Note: you don’t have to limit these patches to elbows, either: you can use all different sizes of cutters as stencils and add felted prettiness all over your woolens. How fun is that?
5. The DIY Chalkboard Wall Calendar
We think this is the brilliant DIY projects that you only need the chalkboard paint and some tape. Now, you can make this calendar to complete your wall. Best of all, you do not have to recycle the calendar. Wipe it clean anytime you want to update it.
Chalkboard paint comes in a variety of different colors, so you’re not stuck with either black or green on your wall of choice: you can choose the hue that best suits your decor, and then just use complementary chalks on it to write down everything you need.
Instead of creating a wall calendar, you could just create a giant chalkboard panel on which you can make notes about projects, and keep yourself organized. You can also use this paint on a wall in your kid’s room so they can draw on that wall to their heart’s content, or paint the insides of your kitchen cabinets with it so you can make notes about needed groceries, or even write down often-used phone numbers.