It never seems like there’s enough time on the weekends. After spending an entire week working to pay the bills, it can be hard to find the motivation to get crafty, but here are three easy DIY crafts anyone can do in a single weekend to spice up their home or get the crafty blood pumping.
Countertop Herb Garden
Having fresh herbs readily available is a great way to spice up a kitchen and anything prepared in it. Your local Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, or another similar store will typically always have a selection of herbs already started as well as seeds if you’d like to start them from scratch. Plain, tan terracotta pots are also readily available, and you can spice them up with paint, stickers, and decorative rocks. If herbs aren’t your thing, you can easily use these steps to set up a countertop lettuce garden just as easily.
Customize A Doormat
Buy a plain sisal or coconut coir doormat and some acrylic paint, and get to work looking up some cute designs. You can use a sharpie and stencils such as a kitchen bowl or cookie cutter to make a monogrammed doormat or go freestyle and make it colorful. Any way you slice it, you’ll have a unique doormat worth showing off to the neighborhood.
Turn old T-Shirts Into a New Rug
If you’ve got a bunch of old T-shirts lying around that you keep forgetting to bring to Goodwill, how about turning them into a rug instead? Cut the shirts into half-inch strips with scissors and thread them onto a nonslip rug pad, using a knot to secure them. No sewing skills are required! This project is so easy you can binge-watch your favorite show while doing it. When you’ve finished, you can use the rug anywhere in your house: by the front door, the back door, and even as a shower mat—what a great way to upcycle old shirts and give them new life.
These are just three quick ideas to help get those creative juices flowing. There are hundreds of other possibilities out there, so it’s okay to take some time and research the best projects for you and your household.