DIY Projects

10 Garden Projects and Terrific DIY Home

December 5, 2018

From the disposition to refresh your home? From repairing up roadside furniture into installing an edible container garden and building a stone fire pit, all these 10 DIY projects for the home and garden are for both newbies and pros.

Ryland Peters & Small | CICO Books

Project: Painted quotation
Issue: Easy
Estimated time: 1 hour

The book Flea Market Chic by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell includes a quote painted on the wall over a bed’s headboard. It is possible to easily recreate this poetic look with a little can of paint and a pair of correspondence stencils — or very good handwriting.

Project: Burlap-wrapped pots
Issue: Easy
Estimated time: 15 minutes

Jennifer of The Old Painted Cottage coated basic baskets with burlap to better her maidenhair ferns. Buy a roll of burlap in a garden store, cut a segment that suits your kettle and set the stylishly covered kettle in a plant rack. You can even finish the look by linking the burlap with twine.

Monica Ewing

Project: Two embellished paper planters
Issue: Easy
Lack of time: 20 minutes to two hours

Monica Ewing of Crafty Nest whipped these up beautiful paper world lanterns with simply a glue gun and antiques from a craft store. The blossom design takes a bit more time, however you can finish the pom-pom creation in just minutes.

Watch the full directions here

Banyon Tree Design Studio

Project: Container backyard
Issue: Easy
Estimated time: An afternoon

Want a backyard in raised beds but do not have the time or want to do major construction? Have a cue from the folks at Banyon Tree Design Studio and fill galvanized troughs (yes, the sort livestock drink from) with soil and compost, and use them as containers to plant your own seeds.

Monica Ewing

Project: Reclaimed dining chairs
Issue: Moderate
Lack of time: two days (including drying time)

Monica Ewing of Crafty Nest scooped up these chairs for free on the side of the street and altered them with black paint and decorative fabric.

This is a no-sew job, so it’s even appropriate for newbie DIYers. Read the full particulars and how-to here.

Project: Stenciled Shade
Issue: Moderate
Estimated time: two days

Upgrading a sisal rug with a modern print produces a brand new look that is inexpensive. Read more about this project here.

Project: Outside chalkboard
Issue: Moderate
Estimated time: two days

Colors of Green’s portfolio on motivated me to investigate outdoor chalkboard DIY projects. I discovered the perfect method: Mix exterior paint using a dark sanded grout and use it into a sheet of plywood for a version that will hold up against the components. Get the here.


Project: Front-door face-lift
Issue: Moderate
Estimated time: two days (includes drying period)

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn, aka the Decor Demon, upgraded a fundamental hollow-core doorway in a weekend with new hardware, new paint and crisp picture layout. It may appear complex, but with time and patience, even a beginner can tackle this job.

Read the Complete story with step-by-step directions

Harper Design from HarperCollins Publishers

Project: Placemat pillows
Issue: Moderate (sewing machine required)
Estimated time: A few hours

Dwelling in a Nutshell by Janet Lee covers creative and budget-friendly projects for little spaces. Following is a genius suggestion from the book: Sew designer placemats together and fill with stuffing to make a cushion. Read the policy of Dwelling in a Nutshell for more thoughts.

Erin Lang Norris

Project: Backyard fire pit
Issue: Tough
Estimated time: Several weekends (and helping hands)

if you’re ready to bust out the power tools and do some heavy lifting, then this stacked stone fire pit may be yours in time to enjoy warm summer nights. Erin Lang Norris did a wonderful job outlining step-by-step directions, so in the event that you decide to tackle this project, you’re in good hands.

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