With people all around the world stuck at home during the coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis, you may be looking for ways to keep busy. If you have time to spare, why not try some of our 5 easy DIY (Do It Yourself) projects at home? It’s a fun and productive way to pass the time. Keep reading below to learn how to make 5 easy DIY projects at home.
5 Easy DIY Projects
1: Upside-Down Tomato Planter
If you want to add some greenery to your home or patio, why not make an upside-down tomato planter? To start, take a bucket and make a hole in the bottom large enough to push a tomato plant through. Then, fill the bucket with potting soil up to 3 to 5 inches from the top. Next, push in the tomato plant. Then you can decide where to hang the planter. Upside-down tomato planters are easy to make and a cute addition to any home.
2: Yarn-Wrapped Painted Jars
To start, clean and remove all stickers off a glass jar or jars so it is smooth for easy paint application. Let the jars dry off completely after you have cleaned them. Then, cut long strings of yarn and wrap around the jars multiple times. Make sure to leave the starting end of the yard loose so you can tie it off at the end. Then, cut off any extra yarn from the knot. Lastly, spray paint the outside of the jar evenly including the bottom and inside. You can even use various colors or just choose your favorite tone. Let paint dry, then slowly remove yarn to expose your designed homemade jar.
3: Bird Feeder
Creating a bird feeder from an old plastic bottle is easy and free. To begin, you can make a recycled bird feeder by using a thumbtack to poke 2 holes into a plastic bottle. Make sure that the holes are directly opposite one another on each side of the bottle near the bottom. Then, carefully widen the holes with a pair of scissors. Lastly, insert a dowel rod, pencil, or wooden chopstick through one hole and out the other side to create a perch. Fill with bird seed, and add a ribbon or string to the top of the bottle so you can tie it to a tree or hang from a windowsill. Catching a glimpse of a beautiful bird feeding and hearing its lovely song will quickly brighten your day.
4: Leaf Imprint Stepping Stones
Leaf imprint stepping stones is a DIY art project that your little ones will love to help with. Plus, they can easily be made in one afternoon and hardly cost anything to make. To begin, find a round lid that is an inch or two deep and about 6-8 inches wide. Then, mix some basic concrete following the instructions and pour concrete mixture into the lid/mold. Take a trowel to smooth out the concrete and remove any air bubbles. Then, before the concrete hardens, spray the back of the leaf with cooking oil and firmly press the leaf into the concrete. The best leaves to use should be flat, strong, and have thick veins. Set a few pebbles on top of the leaf to hold it in place, and cover with a plastic drop cloth to dry for 24 hours. The next day, carefully remove the leaf and turn the mold upside down to remove it from the lid. Hosta, rhubarb, and ivy leaves are some of the best leaves to use to create beautiful leaf print stepping stones.
5: Handmade Ornaments
If you enjoy being in the kitchen, why not create handmade ornaments using salt dough? While Christmas is still months away, it’s a fun DIY activity kids will enjoy as well. To start, prepare dough by mixing flour, salt and water. Then, roll out your dough and cut out your shapes using cookie cutters. Try making figurines, letters or even numbers. You can help kids spell out their name using individual letters. Next, use the end of a skewer to poke a hole in the top of each ornament. Lastly, bake the ornament at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours. Once ornament has cooled, tie a pretty ribbon or string through the hole so you can hang your ornament at Christmastime.
Did you enjoy our article about 5 Easy DIY Projects you can do at home? If so, which DIY project do you plan to try first?