5 Creative DIYs That Anyone Can Master

Last updated on June 5th, 2021

Do you often find yourself looking at pretty DIYs and wondering if you could make them? Well, there are some which require you to be a pro-level crafting expert, and there are some DIYs that you can attempt, even with no prior crafting experience! So, a big shout-out to all the first-timers, we’ve got some really interesting and easy DIYs that will spruce up your home in no time! These DIYs should take you an hour or two to complete.

1. Recycle an Old Wooden Crate

DIY Wooden Crate

If you have an old wooden crate lying idle in your home, then this might be a good time to put it to use.

For this DIY, you will need:

  • A Wooden Crate
  • Rolling Wheels
  • Nails & Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Pages from an old book/Newspapers

How to make:

Turn the wooden crate onto its side. With the help of a pencil, mark the areas where you want to attach the rolling wheels. Now, secure the rolling wheels with the help of nails. To bring in visual interest, decorate the inside of the crate with old book pages and newspapers that’ll give it a vintage touch. Now, you can display curated items on this newly-made vintage table cum display unit. Use the top of the crate to keep a lamp!

2. Create a statement light on your own!

DIY Statement Light

We don’t need to brief you about the importance of lighting in interior decor. But how cool will it be, if you can make a lighting fixture for your home? Sounds exciting, right?

For this DIY, you will need:

  • A ball of yarn
  • Glue (we used fevicol)
  • Water
  • Vaseline or any other petroleum jelly
  • A Balloon
  • Scissors
  • A Bulb Fixture
  • Light

How to make:

Inflate the balloon (depending on the size of the lamp you want), apply Vaseline on the surface and keep it aside. Make a solution of glue and water and dip the yarn onto it. Now, start wrapping the yarn around the balloon, covering all the exposed surface. Let it dry for 24 hours. Once done, deflate the balloon with the help of a needle. Take out all the balloon parts from the yarn ball. Now, attach the bulb fixture and the light onto it. You can also follow the same procedure to make tiny yarn balls and attach fairy lights to them.

3. Make a memo board

DIY Memo Board

Looking to add some chic decor element to your living room? Make a lovely memo-board out of leftover fabric and an old picture frame.

For this DIY, you will need:

  • An old picture frame
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Tape
  • Small Nails or Upholstery tacks

How to make:

Pick a texture that compliments your picture frame. Now cut the fabric accordingly. Fold the fabric over the board, pulling it tight over the corners and sides so that there are no creases on the front. Secure the fabric with the help of a tape, and place the board into the frame, attaching it with tiny nails or upholstery tacks.

4. Upcycle a Step Ladder

DIY Ladder Shelf

Go to any decor store, and we bet you will find ladder shelves over there! This pretty storage solution comes at a hefty price. However, you can always make one on your own, using this easy procedure.

For this DIY, you will need:

  • Two old step ladders
  • Plywood
  • Drilling Machine
  • Nails

How to make:

Place the step ladders next to each other, so that they are standing face to face. Place plywood planks between the rungs of the ladder. Now, drill holes in the shelves and secure the plywood planks with the help of nails. Utilize the shelf to showcase vintage or thrift-store finds and more!

5. Repurpose an Old Tire into an Ottoman

DIY Ottoman

Why buy an ottoman, when you can make it on your own.

For this DIY, you will need:

  • An Old Tire
  • Round-shaped MDF plank
  • A Rope
  • A Screwdriver
  • Nails
  • Hot Glue
  • Protective Sealant

How to make:

Before beginning with the task, clean the tire with a dry cloth. Place one MDF plank on it and drill three gaps on the edge in three points, sufficiently deep to enter the rubber of the tire. Screw the MDF to your tire firmly enough so that it doesn’t fall off. Follow the same process for the other side of the tire. Now, use the hot glue gun to apply the glue on the board and secure one end of the rope, forming a coil-like pattern. You should begin sticking the rope at the center of the MDF plank to get a flawless look. Make sure to use enough glue so that the rope sticks well and stays tight. After you have completed the process of covering the plank with a rope, do the same with the edge of your tire. Go around the plank with the rope, and use enough glue, making it extremely tight and firm. Once done, cut the rope. Apply the sealant and cover all rope surface with it.