- 1 #1. DIY Hanging Planter
- 2 #2. DIY Wooden Door Mat
- 3 #3. DIY Metal Pipe Table
- 4 #4. DIY Side Table
- 5 #5. DIY Dry Erase Board
- 6 #6. DIY Wooden Frame
- 7 #7 DIY Wood Floating Shelves
- 8 #8 DIY Cart Table
- 9 #9 DIY Wood Cutting Board
- 10 #10 DIY Wooden Head Board
- 11 #11 DIY Wood Slice Photo Transfer
- 12 #12 DIY Book Shelf
- 13 #13 DIY Wooden Homework Caddy
- 14 #14 DIY Wood Slice House Marker
- 15 #15 DIY Wood Serving Board
- 16 #16 Wood Slice Christmas Tree Ornament
As cliched as it sounds, every professional was once just a beginner who didn’t quit. When you start DIY projects, you end up using more resources than you thought you would, you spend hours doing something the wrong way and end up hurting yourself quite a few times here and there. But trust me few months down the line you would laugh it off over grilled chicken and beer with your neighbors.
Whats most important is that you take baby steps, get your fundamental skills in the place, get used to using tools like a chainsaw, table saw, circular saw and others. Once you have mastered how to use the tool, you can take up bigger projects.
Here are some interesting projects that we felt beginners could take up very comfortably, do share your thoughts in the comments below!
#1. DIY Hanging Planter
When you are starting out, you don’t want to spend too much money experimenting. That’s what makes this DIY Hanging Planter a great first option. You can make this in less than $30 (assuming you have all the tools already). If you love some mid-century style design, you are going to have a great time making this!
Follow this step by step guide by Bigger Than The Three Of Us
#2. DIY Wooden Door Mat
This is one of my personal favorites in the list, as you can do it while your toddlers are around without worrying too much. Check out how Ashley from domestic imperfection, gave a failed blue mat a wooden makeover.
#3. DIY Metal Pipe Table
If you love a rustic design with modern elements like metal pipes then this project is a great choice for you. If you buy these in stores you are easily spending upwards of a thousand dollars, so pull up your socks instead get this done yourself for a few hundred dollars in supplies. Folks at Diy Projects have prepared this guide to help you along the way.
#4. DIY Side Table
I wouldn’t recommend this to an absolute beginner, but if you are looking to take your skills a few notches up then this challenge is perfect. You can complete the full project in less than $20! Amy at Her Tool Belt provides you with all the information to complete this project flawlessly.
#5. DIY Dry Erase Board
Okay, I will be honest, there is nothing that lets me get my thoughts organized like writing them on the whiteboard. That is the case with in fact most people, even with such tech overload, most product ideas are still discussed on whiteboards! So why not make one for yourself. See how Amy from she wears many hats made a whiteboard out an old frame.
#6. DIY Wooden Frame
A lot of people love to hang pictures of their loved ones on walls around the house (PS: my wife has 70 odd pictures of the boys in our house). So it would be a great idea to turn a $5 pine board from Home Depot into your customized photo frame. Have a look at Autumn’s guide on its always autumn.
#7 DIY Wood Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are great if you need extra storage space but don’t want to have too many cabinets around your bedroom. Stacy at Not Just A Housewife shows how you can pick something as simple as old fence pickets and convert them into budget-friendly shelves.
#8 DIY Cart Table
There is nothing that gives me more happiness than picking my old otherwise ignored piece of furniture and converting into something absolutely adorable new. Have a look at how Amy from the blissful bee, makes a vintage legit cart coffee table for less than 150 dollars!
#9 DIY Wood Cutting Board
If you are a cleanliness freak, you will end up buying a new chopping board every couple of months as you virtual want them spotless. Let me tell you this, it’s easier to make one from leftover wood than buying one. Here is a guide on to simply inspire to take you through.
#10 DIY Wooden Head Board
It may sound a bit daunting to start with, but I will be honest, even though this project requires pre-planning, once the wood is dried out well, it is a simple step by step process. Head over to The White Buffalo Styling Co. for more.
#11 DIY Wood Slice Photo Transfer
Excited to transfer a photo on a piece of wood hassle free? All you need for this project is some wood, scissors, inkjet printer, temporary tattoo paper, and washcloth. You can gift this to your loved one for anniversaries and birthdays too! Check out the full tutorial on Parental Perspective !
#12 DIY Book Shelf
The best part of a customized bookshelf is you can design it according to extreme specifications to include bigger books, smaller books, TV, and other slots you need. See how Molly and her boyfriend at Almost Makes Perfect had almost 50 sketches before they agreed upon a design.
#13 DIY Wooden Homework Caddy
If you have a kid in the house, you most likely have an overdose of stationery everywhere. This Wooden Homework Caddy is extremely useful in organizing your child’s stationery in one place. Have a look at this guide by uncommon designs online here.
#14 DIY Wood Slice House Marker
The entry of your house is one of those places where you can bring in a lot of customizations. The best part is you can complete this project in less than an hour. You can find the project details on Uncookie Cutter.
#15 DIY Wood Serving Board
If you haven’t used power tools before, then this is a good project to start with as it does not involve any complex cutting. You need to simply decide on the design and length of the board you want and carve that out with pencil on the wood and then cut it using a jig saw. Head over to Pocket of Posies for more.
#16 Wood Slice Christmas Tree Ornament
This is by far the simplest project on the list but it is really unique and low budget. Infact I have seen some people selling this kind of decor online for a few dollars. Without further ado, go to 2 Bees in a Pod for seeing the step by step guide.