So you like to DIY, or at least you like the idea of DIYing, but you’re really busy with other things and don’t actually want to devote hours or days or weeks to neat-but-complicated projects that may or may not turn out looking remotely like the picture in the plans. Well, there’s a solution. You can actually DIY without spending a ton of time on your projects.
These fun, quick DIY projects won’t result in new furniture or amazing faerie gardens or hobbit holes in your backyard, but they will let you feel a sense of accomplishment from making something yourself and allow you to say “Yes! I’m a DIYer too!”
1. Lego Kleenex
Make a Lego cover for your tissue box with this tutorial.
2. Okra Stamps
Who would have known that Okra made such neat stamps?
3. Roped Fish Bowl
You don’t need to spend a bunch of money at Pottery Barn to get this look. A quick DIY will do the trick.
4. Kitchen iPad Stand
Making this clever iPad stand is super easy. Check it out.
5. Cut-Out Tee
Add some eye-catching patterns to your boring t-shirts!
6. Metallic Candles
A little metallic duct tape will add an extra shine to your candles.
7. Embellished Pillows
Transform boring pillows into eye-catching decorative pieces.
8. Envelope Decoration
Washi tape is great for decorating envelopes.
9. Prism Necklace
This cute little necklace is easy to make! Check out the tutorial.
10. Wire Ring
You too can make jewelry! Try this simple knot ring for starters.
11. Victorian Braided Ring
Once you’ve mastered a simple knot, try a more complex braided ring.
Your kids will love these adorable crowns, and all you need is some paint and empty toilet paper rolls.
13. No-Sew Tutu
That’s right! This cute little tutu requires no sewing!
14. DIY Pencil Erasers
15. Rhinestone Bracelet
Only six steps needed to create a cool bracelet!
16. Leather Journal
This one is a little trickier than some, but still pretty darn easy. Check out the tutorial.
17. No-Sew Pockets
Liven up your boring t-shirts with these adorable pockets.
18. No Tool Coffee Table
That’s right! You don’t need any tools to put together this modern coffee table.
19. Gypsy Crown
Check out how to make this neat gypsy crown with just gold trimming.
20. Donut Bangle
Bring out your inner Homer Simpson with this bangle.
21. Golden Letters
Class up those basic plastic alphabet magnets with some spray paint.
22. Flower Beanie
Add flowers to an beanie to make an spring-like accessory!
23. Cable Organization
Organizes your cables with colorful clothes pins.
24. Button Tacks
Make thumbtacks out of buttons for a clever and crafty look.
25. Embroidered Trash Can
Make even your trash can classy with embroidery.
26. Ombre Vase
This project only takes 10 minutes and looks awesome!
27. Ombre Shirt
It’s all about timing when creating ombre shirts.
28. Handled Cushions
Add handles to your throw pillows to create a conversation piece and easy transportation.
29. VHS Photo and Storage
VHS cases can be up-cycled into photo frames with built in storage compartments.
30. Painted Tablecloth
Dress up your tablecloths with paint! Check out the tutorial here.
31. Beaded Extension Cord
Don’t like the look of your extension cord? Bead it!
32. Watercolor Sweatshirt
This awesome effect is surprisingly easy to pull off!
33. Leather Hooks
If you don’t want to DIY this one, these loops are for sale.
34. Bead Rings
These are incredibly simple and ultra cute!
35. Polka Dots
Create polka dots on items with nail polish!
36. Minimalistic Lamp
Check out the tutorial for this ultra-quick DIY lamp.
If you know how to sew this DIY is ultra-quick!
38. Wire Headband
This cute headband takes a little sewing, but is still ultra-easy.
39. Diaper Covers
You’ll need to know how to sew for this one, but how cute is that?
40. Leather Barrettes
Simple leather barrettes are surprisingly easy to make.
41. Wooden Bobby Pins
Dressing up your bobby pins is pretty easy too.
42. T-shirt Headband
Making a headband from old strips of t-shirt shouldn’t take you very long.
43. Bead Necklace
This charming necklace only requires a few items. Check how the how-to.
44. Diamond Decorations
hese clever decorations are made out of straws.
45. No-Sew Cover-Up
Check out how to make this cute no-sew cover-up here.
46. Colorful Buttons
Make drab shirts more colorful by swapping out the buttons.
47. Arm-Knit Scarf
This clever scarf only takes half an hour to knit and there’s a video tutorial to help you out.
48. Macrame Sandles
Here’s another awesome project that will only take you half an hour.
49. Wrapped Quartz Bangle
Get your bling on with this flashy DIY bangle
50. Reed Diffusers
These adorable items are great for gifts!
51. Brass Towel Holder
Just bend a metal rod into a triangle for this clever DIY.
52. Rope Bracelets
These simple rope bracelets can be made with your favorite color.
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