DIY Projects to Try

Updated January 15, 2018
Originally Published February 2, 2016

If you follow us on Facebook (check us out here) then you know how much we love DIY projects! I’m always in awe and inspired by creative people. Today I’m sharing a collection of some of the favorite DIY projects and ideas that I’ve recently found.

DIY Projects to try - diy, craft, gift, and decor ideas for the DIY lover. Tutorial ideas to save!

DIY Projects to Try

1. DIY Chandelier planter

Turn an old chandelier into a colorful hanging planter. 

DIY Chandelier planter! Turn an old chandelier into a colorful hanging planter.

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2. How to make a lighthouse

Using inexpensive clay pots and paint. LOVE this idea! 

How to make a beautiful lighthouse using inexpensive clay pots and paint. LOVE this idea!

3. Painted flower pot bird baths

Painted flower pot bird bath

These lovely flower pot bird baths are built and hand-painted. It would be fun for kids to paint too! These bird baths will make a great complement to any yard or garden. They could also be used as an end table or plant stand.

Terra cotta pots are simple, inexpensive, and easy to find. To make one, stack two terra cotta pots on top of each other. Then, put the saucer on top to create a little bath for birds! It’s best to use waterproof construction adhesive (a glue like this) to attach the pots. 

Before you start painting, use an all surface primer on the terra cotta pots to prepare them. Then, use acrylic paint, vinyl stickers, or even decoupage the pots. The options are endless!

Here is an adorable way to get your kids or grandkids involved with this DIY bird bath.  Make handprints on the pots by applying paint on their hands. Then, use some green paint to turn the handprints into flowers by adding stems and flowers!

Homemade Flower Handprint Bird Bath(source unknown)

I just love this bird bath made from clay pots, paint and marbles by Noralee Mccormick!

Have you ever considered turning a bird bath into a planter? Check out this bird bath that is being used as a succulent garden. How beautiful is this?

Bird Bath Succulent Garden(source unknown)

If you love all things Disney (like we do) check out this Disney themed terra cotta pot bird bath!

Disney themed terra cotta pot bird bath (source unknown)

4. Water Droplet Crystal 

Add a pretty little crystal (found at a craft store) and a rusty bucket to create a beautiful outdoor water droplet decoration. So cute!

Add a pretty little crystal (found at a craft store) and a rusty bucket to create a beautiful outdoor water droplet decoration. So cute!

5. How to Make a Bath bomb

Buying a bath bomb is expensive. Get this supplies and make lots of them for yourself and for gifts!

Buying a bath bomb is expensive. Get this supplies and make lots of them for yourself and for gifts! Click the picture for the directions.

6. Cinder Block Garden

Have you ever seen a cinder block garden before? I think it looks amazing! What do you think?

Cinder Block Garden

Here’s another cinder block gardens and ideas you might like:

7. Cinder block table

Cinder block table

8. Seashell Planter Made with Terra Cotta Pots

Simply glue the seashells around the terra cotta pot starting at the top and working your way down. 

 

 

 

9. Turn a Changing Table or Crib into a Potting Bench

They’ve added some tile work and an outdoor garden sink to make the potting bench perfect. Source Unknown.

 

How to build a garden potting bench

10. Tuna Can Lantern

Make pretty outdoor lighting with tin cans, spray paint, and a small hurricane. This is really neat! 

Make pretty outdoor lighting with tin cans, spray paint, and a small hurricane. This is really neat!

11. How to Make a Tutu Table

Can you think of any little girls who would love this in their room? I sure can! In fact, I bet it would look very neat in several other places too.

 

How to make a tutu table

12. PVC Pipe Ball Pit

This DIY Ball pit looks like fun! Save this project for someone who has young kids – (source unknown).

This DIY Ball pit looks like fun! Save this project for someone who has young kids -

13. How to Make GIANT Bubbles

This is another DIY project your kids will love! I’ve done it and it actually works. 

How to make Giant Bubbles! This is another DIY project your kids will love! I've done it and it actually works.

14. Wood Pallet Garden

I’ve seen these pallets hung before too. Beautiful! Source unknown. 

PAINT PALLETS AND MAKE A VERTICAL GARDEN - love!

15. Glowing Rug

Crocheting around rope light to make an outdoor floor light. So neat!

Crocheting around rope light to make an outdoor floor light. So neat!

16. Decorated Tree Stump Fairy Garden

Turn a tree stump into this! Source unknown.

Turn a tree stump into this!

17. Painted Rocks

Pant a rock to make it look like a fairy house! What a fun idea for kids too. (source unknown)

Pant a rock to make it look like a fairy house! What a fun idea for kids too. (source unknown)

18. DIY backyard bowling alley

Neat! 

DIY backyard bowling alley. Neat!

19. Cinder Block Succulent Garden

This is a neat DIY idea! To make one, you will need concrete cinder blocks, found at any hardware store. You can use acrylic paint to paint the blocks if you want to add some extra color and design! Use some gardening mesh or screen underneath the stacked blocks to allow the succulents to drain but will hold the soil in place. Fill the squares with soil and plant any kind of succulent your heart desires! 

Cinder Block Succulent Garden

19. Succulent Fairy Garden

Made in a wheelbarrow. Neat!

Wheelbarrow succulent garden

20. Dresser Built Inside of a Wall

This is such a great idea! Think of all the space it creates by being installed in the wall like that! 

This is such a great idea! Think of all the space it creates by being installed in the wall like that!

21. Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloons

Helium is really expensive! I don’t think that they would float the same way as a helium filled ballon, but it sure would be a fun DIY project to try! 

Helium is really expensive! I don't think that they would float the same way as a helium filled ballon, but it sure would be a fun DIY project to try!

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