Easy DIY Projects to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Everything from crafting and pottery, to candles and beeswax wraps, these are the easy DIY projects we are trying this weekend.

Photo credit: Collective Gen (Top Left), Homey Oh My (Top Right), Dossier Blog (Bottom Left), A Crafted Passion (Bottom Right)

With more of us spending our weekends at home, coming up with activities to fill our days can be quite exhausting. We all know that feeling when you've organised the house twice, baked banana bread and binged an entire season on Netflix and it's only 10am! 

To help you make the most of your time at home, we've put together a list of easy DIY projects that you're actually going to want to try out. From easy home decor ideas like terrariums and upcycled vases, to bath scrubs and candles to help you create your own at-home spa, you will be making your way through our DIY project list in no time.

Collective Gen
Easy DIY Projects: Reusable Cloth Face Masks

With mask-wearing compulsory in some regions and states, and the supply to buy them low, why not make your own? Follow Collective Gen's helpful step by step guide, to create a stylish mask that will help keep you and your community safe.

What you'll need:

  • Fabric (ensure you review the Government's advice on the best fabric to use)
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Dressmakers pins
  • Fabric chalk
  • Small safety pin
  • Bamboo skewer or similar
  • 40cm (15 ½ in) of elastic (if unavailable, check Collective Gen's second option using cloth straps)
  • Matching Thread

Dossier Blog
Easy DIY Projects: Raffia Sunburst Mirror

Save your pretty pennies for travel post-COVID and make your own beautiful raffia mirror. Adding a touch of earthiness to any room, you'll be surprised how simple this is to make!

What you'll need:

  • Natural raffia
  • Round mirror (the type used for table centrepieces)
  • Craft ring (with the same diameter as your mirror)
  • Super glue
  • Scissors
  • Decorating clips

Homey Oh My
Easy DIY Projects: DIY Chunky Tassel Bookmarks

Have you become a bookworm during COVID? Stop dog-earing your books, and make a stylish bookmark for your favourite read.

What you'll need:

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cardstock
  • Mod podge
  • Foam brush
  • Hole puncher


A Crafted Passion
Easy DIY Projects: Simple Hanging Shelf

To add a stylish storage solution to your home, why not try this easy-to-make hanging shelf? The perfect spot for plants, crystals and keepsakes.

What you'll need:

  • 6”x16” 1” thick board
  • Black paracord
  • Black ring
  • Router
  • 1/4” roundover bit
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Wood stain
  • Screw
  • Lighter
  • Level

Collective Gen
Easy DIY Projects: Textured Chalk Paint Vases

Give your vases a makeover with Collective Gen's DIY Chalk paint recipe. We recommend using warm, neutral tones to keep your vases looking modern and fresh. For extra flair, add some dried flowers to your vases once they're done. 

What you'll need:

  • A cup of water-based wall paint in any colour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • A plastic container
  • A stick (For mixing)
  • A bristle or foam brush
Blissmakes
Easy DIY Projects: Minimal Clay Face Planter

Give your humble pot a bit of personality with this easy upcycling idea; think Picasso.

What you'll need:

  • 1 pack of polymer clay
  • A knife
  • A pan
  • Permanent, waterproof adhesive 

A Fabulous Fete
Easy DIY Projects: Sustainable Gift Wrap

Why not save money and waste by making your own reusable gift wrapping? Not only is it a lovely handmade touch to any gift, but it also helps reduce paper waste.

What you'll need:

  • Fabric napkins
  • Cotton String
  • Dried fruit
  • Dried florals 

Blissmakes
Easy DIY Projects: Pink Salt Rosy Milk Scrub

We're all about self-care and nothing is more relaxing than a hot bath at the end of the day. And this Pink Salt Scrub recipe will have you finding any excuse to draw a bath.

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup of dried milk powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of pink rosebuds or rose petals
  • 5-7 drops of rose essential oil
  • 1 cup of corse pink Himalayan sea salt
  • Mortar and pestle

A Fabulous Fete
Easy DIY Projects: Pressed Flower Place Cards

If you're like us and are already planning your first post-COVID dinner party, then you need to try this project out. These pressed flower place cards will bring a touch of elegance to any table setting.

What you'll need:

  • Acrylic Frames
  • Paint Pen
  • Pressed Flowers 

Jojotastic
Easy DIY Projects: DIY Hidden Crystal Candles

Combining two of our favourite home decor items, crystals and candles, this DIY idea makes a stylish addition to your homeor the perfect gift for a friend. The scent of the essential oils mixed with the calming vibes from the crystals makes this candle the ultimate stress reliever. 

What you'll need:

  • A wide-mouth versel
  • 1 pound of soy wax
  • Essential oils of your choice
  • Three wicks
  • Crystals
  • A microwave 
  • A blowdryer

Burkatron
Easy DIY Projects: Terrarium in a Jar

Bring the outdoors in with the addition of this minimalist terrarium. Whether you prefer trendy succulents or interwoven ferns and ivy, these simple terrariums are an easy way to add a touch of greenery to your home.

What you'll need:

  • A large glass jar
  • Some gravel
  • Activated charcoal
  • Soil 
  • Plants
  • Pebbles

Jojotastic
Easy DIY Projects: Reusable Beeswax Wraps

This little DIY project is not only going to help you reduce waste and save money, but it's also a perfect opportunity to get in touch with your creative side.

What you'll need:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Fabric paint
  • Beeswax wrap bar
  • A potato (The bigger the better)
  • Parchment paper
  • A sheet pan
  • A paring knife
  • A paintbrush
  • A grater
  • An oven

Collective Gen
Easy DIY Projects: Leather Coasters

Cheers to these creative DIY leather coasters that will make a stylish addition to your bar cart or coffee table

What you'll need:

  • Some leather
  • A corkboard
  • Scissors 
  • E6000 adhesive 
  • A fabric marker


Inspired by our favourite easy DIY projects and looking for more creative pursuits? Flex your culinary skills in the kitchen and take note from the best chefs and their delicious cookbooks, or learn something new by listening to the best podcasts.

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