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23 Unique DIY Projects You Need to Make Right Now

Roll up your sleeves and get to work on these unique DIY projects.

Photo by Maurizio Di Iorio

Netflix is cool and all, but how much time can you waste re-watching SVU or Stranger Things? Seriously, there is no better feeling in the world than when you successfully create a cat 😺 hammock or make your first margarita 🍹 body scrub. That is why I've gathered up 23 of my favorite DIY tutorials to help you keep busy, save money and feel good about getting shit done. Put down the Apple TV remote, grab your glue gun, a bottle of wine (save the bottle, you'll need it later) and do it yourself.

DIY Golden Vase

Turn something so ordinary into something so special!

What You Need:

  • Glass Vases
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Metallic Gold Spray Paint
  • Pretty flowers

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Hack Cat Hammock

Spoil your cats with this unbelievably cozy hammock!

What You Need:

  • Side-table
  • Fabric

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Palm Leaf Resin Tray

A decorative tray to display or serve up snacks at your next party!

What You Need:

  • Tray with handles
  • 16oz Crafting epoxy
  • Artificial Monstera Leaf 

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Triangle Leather Pouch

Perfect for keys, lipstick, change - any little items in your purse!

What You Need:

  • Faux Leather or Suede
  • Brass Screw Backs
  • Leather Hold Punch
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Fabric Glue
  • Printable Pattern

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Wine Bottle Floating Candle Holders

Repurpose some of those wine bottles and turn them into candle holders!

What You Need:

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Balsa Wood Ring Holders

You can never have enough rings, so naturally by extension you can never have enough ring holders!

What You Need:

  • Balsa Wood
  • Craft knife
  • Strong glue
  • Pencil
  • Sand Paper

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Eyelash and Cactus Mug

Sip coffee from these adorable, easy to make mugs! 

What You Need:

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Margarita Body Scrub

This scrub exfoliates your skin, leaving you feeling pampered and clean!

What You Need:

  • 2 Cups of Coarse Ground Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup of Fine Ground Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 Lime
  • Mason Jar

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Jasmine Aloe Perfume Body Spray

This body spray is gently moisturizing, with an intoxicating scent!

What You Need:

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Lip Balm

As it turns out, there is a very simple way to make a natural lip balm/gloss using only two ingredients.

What You Need:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Natural food-safe lipstick, like Bite

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Rosemary And Grapefruit Candle

What You Need:

  • Soy Wax Flakes
  • Lead-Free Wicks
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • Candle-Making Dedicated Sauce Pan
  • Wood Dowel for Stirring
  • Pencils
  • Metal Vessels
  • Parchment or Wax Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Rosemary sprigs 

Step-by-Step instructions here. 

DIY Bento Box

Back to school, back to work, just for picnics, snacking in the car, trying new things.. whatever it may be, this five minute chic bento box DIY is just too cute not to make!

What You Need:

  • Silicon Bands
  • Any Container You'd Like
  • Your Favorite Snacks

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Matchbooks and Boxes with Bright Beautiful Prints

Whether it’s a warm-weather wedding, balmy bridal shower, or poolside party, you should light it up in style! 

What You Need: 

  • Matchboxes or Matchbooks
  • Printable Pattern Sheets
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife (Optional)
  • White Cardstock
  • Printer

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Striped Gold Foil Wooden Bowl

Who is with me on gold foil being one of the best things out there? I mean, as far as craft supplies go… gold foil is pretty amazing.

What You Need:

  • Wooden Bowl
  • Gold Leaf, 18 Sheet Pack
  • Metal Leaf Adhesive
  • Martha's Painter's Tape
  • Brush for Glue
  • Soft Bristle Brush for Removing Gold Foil

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Taco Stand

When you can’t decide what’s for dinner one thing I think just about everyone can always agree on is tacos. Am I right? The only thing that can make any taco night better is a stylish DIY project!

What You Need:

  • Wood Serving Board
  • 7 Brass Drawer Pulls 
  • E6000 Glue
  • Ruler/Tape Measure
  • Pencil

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Neon Marbled Dinnerware

A lovely gift, or an easy way to update your own dinnerware set!

What You Need:

  • White Ceramic Dinnerware
  • Scrap Paper
  • Neon Nail Polish
  • Disposable Containers
  • A Skewer to Make Swirls

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Makeup Pouch

Make this easy makeup pouch WITHOUT a sewing machine! It’s perfect for carrying your everyday essentials, and you can customize the design with this hand-drawn leopard spot pattern!

What You Need:

  • 7 Inch Zipper
  • Fabric Glue
  • Fabric 
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Fabric Marker

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Macrame Mirror

5 easy steps to make this beautiful macrame mirror!

What You Need:

  • A Round Mirror
  • Cotton Rope
  • Wooden Beads
  • A Wooden Ring
  • Small Scissors

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Splatter Painted Pinch Pots

Super cute pinch pots or dishes for holding jewelry or the change from your pocket!

What You Need:

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Soap On A Rope

This DIY soap on a rope is easy to very easy and fun to make!

What You Need:

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Sequin Pillows

Dress up your couch with these gorgeous sequin pillows!

What You Need:

Step-by-step instructions here. 

DIY Typography Doormat

Give your front porch a little facelift with this DIY typography doormat. It takes one hour of your time and then you’ll be super happy whenever someone shows up on your doorstep. (As if you weren’t ecstatic before… wink!)

What You Need:

  • Heavy Cardstock
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler
  • Exacto Knife or Scissors
  • Acrylic Spray Paint
  • Plain Doormat
  • Clear Coat Spray Paint

Step-by-step instructions here.

DIY Succulent Garden

So beautiful! Also, fairly simple and relatively inexpensive. 

What You Need:

  • 12 Double Hole Cinder Blocks
  • 4 Single Hole Cinder Blocks
  • 2 Pieces of 8" wide and 8' long pine boards
  • Dark Walnut Stain
  • Wood Sealant
  • Succulents and Potting Mix

Step-by-step instructions here.

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