If you’re a fan of handmade and DIY items, you probably tried making some of them. Or if haven’t tried to make anything by now, you probably have a plan to do so. But what many people worry about when it comes to DIY is if they will have enough money for it. Some of them also worry if they will have the skill to do it, but that’s something you’ll learn as you do it. But when it comes to money, you shouldn’t worry too much about it. There are many things that you probably have at home that you can use to create wonderful things by yourself. And if you need some extra items, you can always find a nice affordable price. So here are a couple of budget-friendly DIY ideas you might consider trying out.
This is probably one of the simplest things you can try out doing. The only thing you need is a nice clean piece of wood. You can probably find one in your house or somewhere in your backyard. And if you live in an apartment, you might consider buying a simple wooden board. All you need to do is to add some nice paint to make it more attractive. But be careful not to choose a piece that’s too short. You want it to go over the entire bathtub so you can put some drinks on it while enjoying a hot tub.
Small Shelving Units
You can find many of these kinds of units in the children’s area in the supermarket. But you can also find them in the home decoration area. Take a look at small objects that you can use as small shelves for spices and small decorations. It’s a nice way to decorate an empty area in your kitchen or your living room. It’s an affordable way to get some nice things and use the extra space in your house more wisely. You can use it for the kitchen to put salt, pepper, and other things you use daily. It’s one of the most common ways people use these things.
Bathroom Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are very useful and decorative wherever you choose to put them. But have you ever thought about putting them in your bathroom? It’s a nice way to use an empty wall and save money instead of spending it on an expensive wardrobe. It’s a nice way to use space in your bathroom to put some towels and other things that you need daily. But if the bathroom you have is too small, you might want to get some smaller shelves or find another solution.
Nail Polished Coasters
Coasters are nice decorations and they are very useful if you’re a coffee person. But it doesn’t have to be used for coffee necessarily. It can be used for many other things that you and your loved ones love to have. And there are many interesting and decorative ones you can buy that are very affordable. But if you already have a few old ones that you don’t use, why not redecorate them. Get some nail polish in a few colors and improvise until you find what works for you. You can use some colors that you already have in your room, or you can find some more ideas on the internet. It’s all up to you.
Add Some Paint to Your Blank Vases
This is a great way to make a nice decoration out of boring old vases that you have. And it can be very helpful if you’re a plant-lover and you want to make it look more attractive. You can improvise and put some random paint on each vase and see how it ends up. Or you can find some nice brushes, add some specific details and get much more creative. It’s all up to you and what you like and find attractive. There is a variety of ideas you can find on the internet as well. It’s a great starting point if you don’t know where to start and don’t have any ideas.
Homemade Grocery Bag
Do you like using grocery bags when you go shopping for groceries? If the answer is yes, this is for you. Go to your closet and find as many old shirts and clothes that you don’t wear anymore. If there’s a piece of clothing that seems to be strong enough and you don’t use it, here’s your new grocery bag. Get some scissors, a needle, and a thread, and get to work. It’s a nice way to create a new unique grocery bag and avoid using plastic bags.
Mini Message Boards
Everyone loves having a message board in the house. Some people love having huge whiteboards to write notes with many colorful pens. Others like doing it on sticky notes and using the fridge instead. There are many options out there. And if you don’t use any of them at the moment, you might consider making one yourself. Find a nice piece of glass or a nice picture frame that you don’t use. Print a nice background that you can put behind the glass and you’re good to go. Now get some pens and try it out.
Customized Coffee Cups
This is a good way to make your coffee break more interesting. And it works even better if you can find a ton of them in the same shape and color. Now all you need to do is to get nice paint and some small brushes to customize every single cup. You can write daily reminders, affirmations, quotes, and positive messages. It’s one of the best ways to use empty cups that will make your coffee time more interesting and positive. You can even get some more colorful paints and draw some interesting details on them as well. It will make them more attractive and it’s a great DIY decoration that’s very easy to make.
Custom Painted Glasses
This is a similar thing to the one we were talking about when it comes to vases. You can take all the boring old glasses that you have and make them more attractive. You can do this with any kind of glass, even the ones you would normally use for wine and spirits. It will look good everywhere and it’s a nice decoration wherever you hold them. Get some paints and some brushes and start improvising until you find something that works for you. It’s much easier doing it on glass than it is on paper because it’s easier to deal with mistakes.
Printed Retro Movie Posters
One of the cheapest and easiest things you can do to make a big difference in your room. Find some posters of old retro movies that you like using Google. Make sure that the posters you find have the highest resolution possible. If you have a printer at home, it will make the entire process much easier. But even if you don’t, it’s not such a big deal. It won’t be too expensive to do it in the printing office. And once you have them, the choice is yours. Find an ideal room in your house where you can hold them. Once you find an ideal wall for it, you can start putting them on. You can add some glue or tape if you find that appropriate. But if you can invest some more money, you should put them all in picture frames. It will be much more classy and mature, and it will look much more attractive.
Cool Wooden Labels
This is a nice little decoration you can easily do by yourself and you can use it anywhere in the house. If you have some small pieces of wood or any kind of wood for that matter, you have a place to start. And if you can find some plywood, it will be even better. Your job is to create as many small pieces in the size of USB to give an example. If you have a drill, make a nice little hole on the top of each piece. Now get some colors and start painting them. Once you finish the painting, start writing labels on each of them. These labels can be anything from coffee, to pillows. Now get some thin ropes through these holes and put these labels on their spots. You can paint them in different colors, or you can paint them all in the same color but write messages in different ones. It’s a nice little way to add decorations to many places in your house.
Jars of Sweets
Find the biggest jar in the house. You can paint it if you want to, but it’s not mandatory. It’s all up to your taste. The main idea is to put some sweets or chocolate bars in these jars daily. It’s a nice decoration for your kitchen or living room. And it’s a nice way to serve them when you have guests in your house. You can even put these colorful wooden labels on the top of each jar. It’s a nice little extra decoration you can put on them. And they will look very attractive even if you don’t paint them because the interior speaks for itself.