DIY with What You Already Have: 16 Projects You Can Do at Home Right Now
Floral Fabric Lampshade
Fabric Drawstring Bag
Grab an unused basket you have lying around the house and repurpose it as a bedside shelf to boost storage in your bedroom. Any style of basket works, as long as it has a flat bottom. Mount it to the wall by hammering a nail through an opening in the basket's weave.
Easy Watercolor Art
DIY Plywood Art
If you have an extra sheet of plywood and a few cans of spray paint, you have enough supplies to make this DIY wall art idea. Use our technique to create an organic, fluid shape, then fill in the design with blocks of spray-painted color. This eye-catching modern art is perfect for a fireplace mantel or gallery wall.
Paper Pendant Light
Welcome Mat Update
Refresh a lackluster doormat with a nature-inspired design. Mark off your desired layout with painters tape, pressing down firmly so the tape adheres. Use leftover spray paint to fill in the pattern with color. Be sure to do this project outside in a well-ventilated area.
Wood Branch Fireplace Filler
This DIY project might take a bit of foraging before you begin. Make your fireplace a focal point with an arrangement of small branches or logs in interesting shapes. Pile the wood in a nonworking firebox, rearranging until the display is secure.
Leftover Paint Idea
Fabric Scrap Curtains
Add style to basic white window treatments with fabric scraps. Cut out fabric triangles in various sizes and colors. Sew the pieces to the curtain to form a free-flowing, geometric pattern that draws the eye upward.
Picture Frame Display
Fashion a custom memo board from an old picture frame to liven up the space above your desk. To make this board, grab a hefty frame, some twine, and your hot-glue gun. Secure photos, postcards, or reminders with small clips.
Map Project Ideas
Dish Towel Curtains
Bring warmth and style to your bathroom floor with this Pop Art-inspired rug design. Thick felt furniture feet pads form the base and circles cut from crafts felt fabric add color on top. Use up felt scraps in a variety of colors with a randomized design.
Available in a multitude of widths, colors, and textures, ribbon is a versatile DIY staple that can embellish almost any home accent. In this living room, a plain lampshade is dressed up with bright green ribbons. Secure the ribbons to the shade with hot glue, making sure the seams are on the side that faces the wall.