50 DIY Weekend Projects and Ideas

Spare some time during a weekend to try your hands on one of these interesting 50 DIY Weekend Projects and Ideas!

1. Light Up Your Yard with Mason Jars

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  • Pliers
  • Large flat-head screwdriver
  • Small Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Packing tape

These DIY glow jars create different colors of outdoor lighting at a fraction of the cost. Visit Lifehacker for the DIY!

2. Build a Backyard Pizza Oven

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  • Fire bricks
  • Concrete forms
  • Special heat-resistant cement

This aesthetically-pleasing and energy-efficient backyard oven is the stuff that dreams are made of. Know more here.

3. DIY Wine Cork Bulletin Board

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  • Wine Cork
  • Frame
  • Plywood
  • Spray Paint

Here‘s an artsy way to channelize those stored wine corks into a useful design item that readily becomes the focal point of the home.

4. DIY Sign for Fall

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  • Old Wood Piece
  • Paper
  • Scissor 
  • Chalk Paint

Nothing says fall quite like this rustic wall display by housebyhoff.

5. DIY Blanket Ladder

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  • Three 1″ x 3″ x 6′ pine boards
  • Miter saw
  • Nailer
  • Weathered gray stain

This ladder organizer keeps your blankets crease-free and smooth and adds cozy vibes to the room. Here is the DIY.

6. Make No-Sew Curtains

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  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Iron on Hem Tape
  • Iron

This fabulous fabric panel-turned curtain takes little help of your toolkit but none of your sewing skills. Learn how to make it here.

7. Free Or Cheap Wall Art

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  • Woodframe
  • Nail
  • Picture

For a quick, budget-friendly facelift to the walls, consider printing pictures off the internet and fixing them on pretty frames as wisebread did.

8. DIY Weekend Project Movie Theater

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  • (3) five gallon buckets
  • (2) sacks Sakrete 
  • (1) jar PVC cement 
  • (2) eye bolts
  • (4) anchor stakes
  • (7) 10′ sections 1.5″ PVC pipe
  • (1) 10′ section 2″ PVC pipe
  • (1) bag, 100 ct 14″ zip tie
  • (1) 100′ nylon rope
  • (8) 1.5″ wye fittings
  • (2) 1.5″ 90 degree elbows
  • (1) 1.5″ cross fitting
  • (2) 1.5″ tee fittings
  • (1) 5′ x 9′ piece of blackout cloth

This makeshift outdoor theater will keep your kids in the garden away from the boredom of indoors all day. We found the idea on wired.

9. Make a Flat-Packing Portable Stool

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  • Plywood
  • Spray Paint
  • Cutter

This sturdy yet collapsible stool is a boon for people looking out for extra storage space in their tiny apartments. Follow this post to make it.

10. DIY  Weekend Project Picture Frame Terrarium

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  • Frames
  • Window Glass
  • Plants
  • Mugs

Use old picture frames to create designer terrarium like this for your small houseplants. The DIY is here.

11. DIY Ladder Shelves

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  • Ladder
  • Pine Wood
  • L-Brackets
  • Screws
  • Drill

If you want to tidy up your space with a neat and elegant organizer that lets you display your favorite stuff, consider this contemporary-style DIY ladder shelf. You can also use it as a plant stand.

12. DIY Weekend Project  Wire Mail Basket

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  • Chalkboard
  • Wire bucket 
  • Spray paint

Sort out your mail and bills with industrial-design wire baskets. Follow this post for the DIY!

13. Spray Paint FAQs

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  • Paint Brush
  • Stain Paint

Spruce up your old, fading nightstand with the magic of spray paint. Get more information here.

14. Painting And Reupholstering

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  • Chalkboard
  • Nails
  • Spray paint

If your footstool is in a sorrow state with chipped paint and dented edges, this little hack by younghouselove can give it a new life.

15. Set Up Cheap Ambient Lighting with Rope Lights

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  • Rope
  • Light

The right light is often the link between chaos and focus. Set the mood you want cheap rope lights with this post.

16. DIY Weekend Project Birdseed Wreath

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  • Suet
  • Saucepan or baking dish
  • Fine cheesecloth
  • Measuring cup
  • Fresh cranberries
  • 6-cup Bundt pan
  • Wild birdseed
  • Dried cranberries
  • Roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Large plastic spoon
  • Wide ribbon

This pretty suet bird feeder with its vibrant colors is surely going to look good in your yard. Click here to know more.

17. Upside-Down Tomato Planter

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  • 2-liter bottle or juice carton
  • Garbage bag
  • Duct tape
  • Tomato plant
  • Utility knife
  • Paper towel
  • Cotton balls
  • Twine 

Life can crop from the strangest of spots. Take this topsy-turvy bottle here for example.

18. DIY Yarn Wrapped Painted Jars

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  • Jars
  • Yarn
  • Spray Paint

Yarn-wrapped jars are versatile design items, perfect for lighting up different parts of the home with their warm, festive glow. We got the inspiration from here.

19. DIY Weekend Project Leafy Garden Stepping Stones

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  • Cement
  • Leaf

Lining the garden path with artsy leaf patterns gives a refreshing feel that makes your entrance inviting. Curbly came up with the idea and DIY!

20. Shoe Organizer into a Vertical Herb Garden

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  • Hanging pocket shoe organiser /store
  • Pole and attachments ( curtain pole or pipe fittings, screws)
  • Strong metal saucepan or utensil hanging hooks
  • Compost of a good quality moisture holding type
  • Selection of plants or seeds… e.g. mixed leaf salad, herbs,sorrel, peas, mini tomatoes
  • Piece of wood 2″x2″ as long as the width of the pocket store to keep the base of pockets away from the wall
  • Trough planter to catch drips

When you lack a garden, converting vertical space into a herb organizer seems like the best possible option. Check out the detailed article here.

21. No-Sew Way to Reupholster Outdoor Cushions

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  • Two Yards of Thick Outdoor Fabric
  • Safety Pins

Refurbish patio cushions with this easy, no-sew hack that takes no more than a few minutes. Here is all you need to know.

22. DIY Pallet Fire-Pit Table with Firewood Storage

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  • Pallet Wood
  • Metal Container

This pallet fire pit with a discreet tuck-in stash for firewood storage creates a warm and snug corner in your backyard. Get the DIY by clicking here.

23. DIY Spoon Lamp

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  • Glue Gun 
  • Knife 
  • Plier
  • Lamp 
  • Bottle
  • Spoons

This DIY spoon lamp is a remarkable way to convert ordinary, everyday objects into purposeful decor items.

24. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art

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  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Spray Paint

This charming mural is what you get when you put together boredom and unending rolls of toilet paper. The simple steps are here.

25. DIY Weekend Project Lace lamp

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  • Doilies
  • Balloon
  • Bulb
  • Glue

Crystal chandeliers are not the only way to add a vintage touch to the dining room; this lace lamp is a great option as well.

26. Pebble Placemat

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  • Pebbles
  • Glue
  • Coaster

Pebble coasters are a neat and elegant addition to dining tables that demand a little detailing. Make them by following this post.

27.  Stenciled and Painted Lacy Floor!

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This lace-stenciled flooring converts your home into a divine paradise in no time. All the information is here.

28. DIY Glass Cake Stand

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  • Tall glass candle holder 
  • Glass plate
  • Clear multipurpose or glass adhesive

Creating these traditional party props is surprisingly cheap when you follow this DIY.

29. DIY Weekend Project Fairy Garden

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  • Miniature Plants
  • Fairy Ornaments
  • A Container 

Creating an adorable fairy garden is sure to add enchanting vibes to your garden. We got the inspiration from the nester.

30. Suitcase Dog Bed

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  • Vintage suitcase
  • 4 legs
  • 4 screw on leg attachments
  • 1 piece of plywood 

On second thought, your jumbo suitcase forms the perfect fit for a cozy dog bed. Don’t forget to fluff it up with pillows and bedding. Read more here.

31. DIY Pallet Swing Bed

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  • Pallets
  • 2 x 4 lumber 
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Rope
  • Mattress or Cushion

This relaxing swing bed will help you blissfully forget your sorrows as you sway in the gentle afternoon breeze. Check out the DIY for more tutorial.

32. DIY Solar Bottle Bulb

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  • Water
  • Plastic Bottle

Bottled water with bleach is the most eco-friendly bulb in the world. This simple idea here is sure to light up your lives.

33. DIY Cutting Board Bird Feeder

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  • Drill Machine
  • Pallet Wood
  • Pipe
  • Funnel

Here‘s an ingenious way to use an old cutting board to carve out a convenient bird-feeder for the garden.

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  • Paint Brush
  • Spray Paint
  • Wooden Cabinet

This wallpaper dress idea will make you appreciate the endless decorative powers of wallpaper. Visit apartment therapy for the tutorial.

35. Recycled Leather & Wood Shelf

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  • 2 Wood Boards 
  • 2–4 Long Leather Belts
  • Carpet Tacks/Nails
  • Hammer
  • Measuring Tape/Ruler
  • Pencil

Every home needs a hanging leather shelf; after all, it’s an excellent way to display some of your favorite stuff similar to what we found here.

36. DIY Botanical Gallery Wall

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  • Cardboard stand
  • Watch
  • Command strips
  • Nail

If houseplants seem like too much work, this gallery wall of botanical prints may be a nice alternative. By clicking here, you’ll be redirected to the DIY!

37. DIY Custom Plate Rack

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  • Plates
  • Rack
  • Holders

This DIY customized plate rack keeps your cutlery safe and handy for when you’re juggling too many guests at the same time.

38. DIY Backyard Fire Pit

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  • Cement Blocks
  • Firepit Grill

This DIY fire pit is a must-have for every party-lover who loves hosting backyard barbeques on cold nights. Learn the step by step procedure here.

39. Turn Old Furniture Into New Pet Beds

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  • Old Furniture

This discreet and plush home will keep your pooch warm and comforted when you’re out for long hours. Get inspired by this post on DIY network.

40. Stone Fairy House

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  • Glue
  • Ziplock bag
  • A form – birdhouse, old margarine container, gourd or other item
  • Some small stones
  • Tweezers
  • Shellac or urethane

Making this DIY miniature stone house is your first step forward to inviting these ethereal beings to your home. Want to know more? Click here!

41. DIY Weekend Project Bricks Fountain

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  • Bricks
  • Slate
  • Tubing
  • Pump
  • Liner 
  • Lights 
  • River Rock 

This brick waterfall is a nice way to convert a drab backyard into something that breathes life. More details on this project are here.

42. Sewing Basket into a Playful Planter

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  • Pine Board
  • Pencil
  • Band Saw or jigsaw
  • Drill with 1/2″ forstner bit
  • Sand Paper
  • Cloth
  • Wood Stain
  • Thrifted sewing basket

Growing leaf houseplants on a sewing basket may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s worth a shot. The procedure with requirements is here.

43. Ball Pit Fun

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  • PVC Pipes
  • Balloons

Why run to the toy store when you can make this cute little makeshift ball pit in your baby’s pram. Details on this fun project are here.

44. Photo door

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  • Wooden Frame
  • Pictures
  • Spray paint

Nameplates are standard stuff, don’t you think? Try this photo display on the front door for a more personalized touch. Project details are here.

45. Grill Table Weekend Project

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  • Drill Machine
  • Pencil
  • Pallets Wood
  • Hooks
  • Nail

This outdoor grill table is sure to become your go-to prop while setting up impromptu parties. Here is how to make it.

46. Hose Reel Hideaway

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  • Drill Machine
  • Pencil
  • Pallets Wood
  • Hooks
  • Nail

Hose storage doesn’t have to be hideous; integrate it with the rest of the garden elements with this simple idea by familyhandyman.

47. A-Frame Picnic Table

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  • Circular saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Electric Drill
  • Hammer
  • Tape Measure
  • Screwdriver
  • Four Bar Clamps

This pretty picnic table is sturdy enough to hold a lavish feast without crumbling into pieces. If you acquire some carpentry skills check out this post.

48. Space-Saving Tool Holder

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  • Table saw
  • Combination square
  • 2 pine board
  • Two 8′ 2x2s
  • 2″, 1-1/2″ and 1-1/4″ finishing nails
  • 1-5/8″ deck screws

This tool organizer is a great way to organize your shovels and rakes. This tutorial will guide you in every step.

49. Build This Soothing Fountain in an Afternoon

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  • Wire Cloth
  • Tub
  • Water Pump
  • Stones
  • Drill Machine
  • Plate

This pint-sized fountain is proof that you don’t need a ton of space to create a quaint haven in your backyard. All the information required is taken care of in this post.

50. Build a Spring in Your Backyard

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  • Bucket 
  • Fountain Pump
  • Plastic Tubing
  • Hose Clamp 
  • Pebbles
  • Water Pump

The trickling sounds of water and the Zen appeal of the rocks make this water feature a must-have in your garden. Create is by following this tutorial here.

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