When it comes to home improvement or DIY home decor, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed even if you’re not taking on a large project. If you are a first-time homeowner or just a beginner at home DIY tasks, you may not even know how to start making your home look nice without spending a lot of money.
Fortunately, there are endless DIY ideas you can take on to better your home even if you’re not an expert. Read on to learn about a few easy projects for beginners.
Hand-Paint Some Wall Designs
Do you want to set up wallpaper in your house but you just don’t have the budget for it? Consider painting your wall manually with your hand. You might want to get some helping hands from your family members and relatives to get the job done faster.
Apart from getting the chance to decorate your wall with some beautiful design, you also get to strengthen the family ties between your family members. This one can be considered as one of the beginner-friendly projects and is highly recommended for those who are just getting started.
Make a Floral Wall Board
If you want to add some natural elements to the wall of your house, then consider trying this one out as it is simple and easy to make.
For this project, you only need some scrap wood as the board, some flowers that you can pick from your garden (if you have one) or somewhere in your neighborhood, a hot glue gun, a stapler, and a gift wrap with some flowers design on it (optional).
First, staple the floral gift wraps on the board that you have just made from the scrap wood. Then, by using the power of your creativity, arrange the flowers that you have in any arrangements that you desire and fill it in the flower box that you have constructed from the scrap wood. Lastly, stick the flower box to the floral board using a hot glue gun and there you have it! A nice touch of nature in your house.
Make a Chalkboard Wall Calendar
If you’re getting bored of the same calendar that you have been getting in the past few years, then perhaps it’s time for you to make your own chalkboard wall calendar to get a new feel from it.
By using some tapes and chalkboard paints, you would be able to make a beautiful reusable calendar that you can use to highlight the important events that you might have in a particular month of the year. It is beautiful and helpful at the same time so why not have one in your house?
Make a Slide-Out Organizer
Have you ever wished that you could have more entryway storage in your house? Then you might want to consider making your very own slide-out crate organizer as these crate organizers may be able to help you to de-clutter your house effectively.
This kind of DIY home project is best for those people that have tonnes of empty crates lying around in their house but still need to keep it to be used later on. Apart from that, you might also want to consider spray paint the empty crates to give it a new look and feel.
Make a Coffee Station
Gather all your coffee essentials in one place so that it would be easier for you to get a sip of coffee, later on, is just what makes a coffee station so useful. A coffee station in your house can be used to help you to forget all your problems in your mind after having a long day at work and just rest for a moment.
Soon after you have sanded your wood smoothly and sprayed it with some nice lacquer afterward, then you might want to make sure that the shelf is at an angle of 90 degrees. This is to ensure that the contents of your shelf don’t fall off easily.
Build a Simple Picture Ledge
If you’re having difficulties finding your sweet old pictures of your family members then you might want to build a picture ledge that can be made from scrap wood. The process of constructing a picture ledge is quite simple and straightforward and the costs needed are quite minimal so consider building one to fill up your free time.
The estimated total costs of this project are approximately $10 so there is no excuse not to build one with your family members. It would be best if you use the materials that you already have in your house to minimize the costs.
Transform Your Old Mirror
Constructing your very own mirror in your house might be a lot easier than you would have expected so why not turn your old dusty mirror into a new one by yourself? The materials needed can be as little or as much as you want as the essential things include only a tape, one can of rust oleum paint as well as white paint.
Apart from that, you might also need a paintbrush which every household should have by now but if you don’t then you can always find a new one at any hardware store near you.
Build a Wooden Laptop Stand
Most laptop stands that you can find on the markets nowadays may function properly but most of the time, it’s hard to find the one that is beautiful enough to be used in your house. Even if you do find the one that suits your taste, it would most probably be quite expensive so why not build one for yourself? The level of difficulty for this project is intermediate so if you’re up for a challenge then you might want to construct one with your family members. You could find all the necessary tools and materials in any hardware store near you and a word of advice, if at any step you are not sure or confused, then it’s best to seek some help from the experts.
Make a Pebble Placemat
A pebble placemat could be used to protect your furniture, especially your dining table from damages that could be caused by a hot coffee mug. The process of making one is straightforward, and you would most probably have all the materials you need for this project at your house.
The materials that you need are some nice looking pebbles that you can find easily around your neighborhood, a hot glue gun, and a wood pad. What you need to do is to arrange the pebbles on the wood pad according to your own pattern and glue them together.
Build a Mini Snow Globe
If you lack decorations in your house and you have no idea what to make to decorate your house, then you should probably check this one out. Just like the rest of the projects, this one is pretty simple and quite straightforward to do and it could be a lot more beautiful if you have a sufficient creativity level.
All you need for this project is a jar, a hot glue gun, some water, a small miniature from a dollhouse, and last but not least, some fake snow. By using a hot glue gun, stick the miniature to the bottom of the jar lid and stuff all the fake snow in the jar. Then pour in some water and you’re done.
Depending on your creativity, you could add other features to it if you want and you could make it as simple or as complex as you want as it entirely depends on you.