If you are trying to get rid of all the waste in your home, you might want to think again. Did you know that this “garbage” can still be repurposed? Yes, you can still revamp all these and create a DIY craft project that will provide you with useful and beautiful designs that can add character to your home. It will also save you money – why purchase an expensive item when you can create your very own?
DIY home hacks not only save you money and keep you busy. These will also help you contribute to the continuing damages our Mother Earth receives. Take into consideration how long these items stay on the dump sites. It will actually take years. Plastics need 450 years to decompose; glass for more than 2000 years; metals do not really putrefy at all. If we do not do something today, this garbage will ruin our haven, leading to life-threatening diseases because of the bacteria and pollution all these bring.
Well, some think one needs to be talented enough to creatively come up with new crafts. Actually, no. You just need to have amazing DIY ideas, which are normally found in different sources, such as in this post. Tutorials are provided so you will know what exactly you’ll need to achieve the project you want to do.
Fun and Helpful DIY Craft Ideas for your Home
Here are some amazing ideas that are fun, exciting, and helpful that might interest you.
1. Picture Frame Hack using Cupcake Liners
Get a plain picture frame and take off the glass. On colored paper, draw sum figures and stick a small, round photo. Add a cupcake liner around the picture.
2. Message Using Thumbtacks
You can actually form different messages using these thumbtacks. Names, quotes, and messages – all these are achievable. Using black cardboard, create an outline of the message using a pencil. Stick the thumbtacks by following the outline. You can place it on a frame or you can simply hang it on your wall using threads or ribbons.
3. Champagne Turned into a Pineapple
Want to give champagne as a gift? Add a twist by doing this one of the most amazing DIY craft ideas. Wrap the champagne bottle using a cloth and stick it around Ferrero Rocher around. For the pineapple leaves, you can use green crafting papers cut into long leave shapes.
4. Heart-Shaped Basket
You will need brown, heart-shaped cardboard, toothpicks, and threads. Stick the toothpicks vertically using hot glue. Weave the thread around and add gems and stones, depending on your liking.
5. DIY Craft Ideas Using Sharpie
Sharpies are not just for marking boxes or papers as these can also be used on your next DIY craft. Follow the instruction on the image then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
6. Burlap with Prints
Boring burlaps no more by writing designs using Sharpies! You can use stencils to print the letters.
7. Scrabble Tile Coasters
Lost some tiles on your scrabble game? Don’t throw everything away. Use the tiles to form words, stick them all together, and use them as coasters.
8. Marbled Glassware Using Nail Polish
Polishes are not just for nails. It can also be used to design different materials, such as your glassware.
9. Painted Stones
Stones that are painted with positive thoughts, quotes, and messages are surely one of the best DIY craft ideas you might want to try.
10. Tin Can wrapped in Rope
Don’t throw that tin can away. Wrap it with rope as a design and use it as a vase or a pen container.
11. Sharpie Painting
Here’s an amazing Sharpie painting. Randomly create lines on a piece of ornament and drop alcohol on top to create a new faint, astonishing color mixture.
12. Rainbow Art
Get a paper tape and outline a word on a piece of paper. Using a sponge and watercolor, slowly apply color on the color around the paper. Take off the paper tape after.
13. DIY Bracelets
These DIY bracelets are great gifts for friends and can even be sold
14. Melted Crayon Art Work
Take off the paper labels of the crayons. Form a shape on a piece of cardboard using the crayons and add pictures inside. Using an igniter, melt the crayons around until it melts.
15. Tennis Ball Holder
Create a small slit on a tennis ball that will serve as a holder for anything. Add eyes for added design and stick it on the wall using glue.
16. Potato Stamps
Create stamps using potatoes. Just carve whatever shape you like, and Voila! An affordable DIY craft.
17. Letter Standees Hombre Effect
Have at least 3 different shades of yarn to create a hombre effect. Letter standees can be purchased online or you can make your own using cardboard. Apply glue and wrap the yarn around. You can add embellishments to add more character to it.
18. Paper Butterflies
These pretty paper butterflies can be a good embellishment on the wall.
19. Letter Covered with Twigs
Layout a letter on a cardboard and cut the twigs according to the size needed to be covered. In some areas, the twigs can overlap.
20. Leaves Spray Paint
Get cardboard and lay a branch with leaves on it. Spray paint carefully and take off the branch. Place it on a frame for protection.
21. Doodled Cups
Sharpies are surely useful, these have been mentioned in different DIY craft ideas on our list. Here’s another project to add design to your boring, plain mug.
22. Small and Big Boxes as Pen and Craft Material Holders
Don’t throw away the boxes that were used to protect an item you’ve bought as these can be covered with special paper to create a new helpful item, such as this pen and craft material holder.
23. DIY Doily
Don’t know where to purchase a doily? Create one on your own! You will need a special scissor and a puncher to achieve the holes.
24. DIY Elephant Craft Ideas
This elephant can be used as a giveaway at a party. You can turn it into a charm or a key chain!
25. Rustic Pen Holder
Cut a trunk, about 5-7 inches thick. Drill holes will serve as pen holders.
26. DIY Squirrel from an Old Glove
The cute squirrel is made of an old glove!
27. Confetti Bowl
Inflate a balloon and add glue on top. Sprinkle confetti until it covers half of the balloon. Let the glue dry and pop the balloon.
28. Can Pyramid
Your old tin cans should really not be thrown as these can really be used on your craft projects. You can wrap it with a gift wrapper and align them all together to make this can pyramid.
29. Bunny Bags Using Paper Plates
Does your child plan to join a Trick or Treat? Here’s an amazing bag that he/she can use and won’t cause you a lot of dimes just to accomplish the DIY craft idea.
30. Hemp String Pendant Lamp
Inflate a balloon and wrap around hemp on different angles while adding Tacky Glue underneath. Pop the balloon once you are done.
31. DIY Box with Heart Opening
These DIY box craft ideas are perfect for giveaways and gift boxes!
32. Rustic Pen Holder with Buttons
Those tin cans are really perfect to be reused. Here’s another design that you might want to try – add some colorful buttons around using that reliable glue and paint it to create a rustic look!
33. More Button Projects
Here are more DIY craft ideas using buttons – you can glue them around your clock, on your pillow, slippers, door knob, or on that greeting card project.
34. Paper Flower Tree
Tired of changing the vase with flowers that wither after a few days? Why not make this flowering tree instead?
35. Christmas Lantern
Have a relaxing moment with your favorite candle scent placed inside these DIY candle holders.
36. DIY Pink Pig Coin Bank
Save money for the next vacation by making your own coin bank such as this pink pig made of empty soda bottles.
37. Christmas Tree-Inspired Holder Using Tin Cans
Here’s probably one of the best DIY craft ideas that require used tin cans – a Christmas tree-inspired holder perfect for the holiday season.
38. DIY Apple Containers Using Soda Bottles
Cut the soda bottler’s end part. You can even store small items inside!
39. Egg Shells with Chocolates
Here’s a fun way to give chocolates to the kids on an Easter Sunday hunt.
40. Family Handprints
Record your family’s handprints through this amazing DIY craft idea. Just get an ink and let everyone stamp on cardboard paper. Make sure to have it framed for additional protection.
41. Old Shirts Turned into Bags
Sew the end of the shirt. The shoulder and armhole will serve as the handle.
42. Another DIY Shirt Bag
Here’s another DIY shirt bag wherein you have to cut small strips underneath and tie them all together to lock the end part.
43. Quotation Stickers on White Paper Bags
Seal your white paper bags with DIY quotation stickers!
44. Leather Card Holder
You don’t need to purchase a leather card holder as you can make your own. Just purchase some scraps and sew the sides.
45. Rusty Spoon Door Handle
Don’t throw the old, rusty spoons. Although these are not safe to be used while eating, they can be used on your DIY craft project, like the photo above wherein these were used as door handles!
46. Mini Pocket Organizers with Scrabble Tiles
Scrabble tiles, when no longer complete, can still be useful for a DIY craft project, such as using these as labels for the mini pocket organizers you’ll stick on your wall.
47. Painted Keys
Tired of figuring out which key must be used on a particular door knob? Here’s a great way – paint the ends using different nail polish colors.
Stop the Boredom with these DIY Craft Project Ideas
Days will never be boring anymore because a DIY craft project can make things interesting. These ideas are for every crafter or creator in this world. Take advantage of whatever’s inside your home, especially those that you already plan to throw away. These are effective ways to organize your stuff while cleaning up all the things that are no longer useful to you.
If you are looking for more projects that will keep you busy, you can also try crocheting and working on coloring books. These are equally fun and exciting activities, too, that will help you feel more relaxed, especially after a very tiring day at work or school, or after doing different home chores.