45 Weekend Home DIY Projects

Posted on Aug 22 2014 - 10:15pm by Susan Bewley

Do you ever get that craving to do a weekend craft or home improvement project? To my husband’s dismay, I get those cravings, especially when I know the cold weather is coming. Projects that require us being outdoors to finish need to get done and in all honesty, we are getting to the time of year where the two of us spend the most time outdoors. We love fall and the beautiful autumn weather. It is the perfect time to go hiking and exploring for the two of us, especially when it starts getting under 55 degrees. With Reya being old enough to go on our hiking trips, we know there is going to be even more fun outdoors so if we want to get these projects done, we need to start now!

Lately, I have been going through Pinterest and my friends blogs looking for ideas. There are so many projects I want to start but I just don’t know where to begin. Luckily, they are great at giving me lots of inspiration (and keeping my husband busy). Below, I have included 45 of my favorite projects that can be completed in a weekend or less. Not only are they great beginner projects but are very cost effective, allowing you to have something that looks amazing without a large budget.

Do you have any projects that you are getting ready to start? Tell us below and share your own remodeling or home decorating projects!


45 Weekend Home DIY Projects


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

15 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. XmasDolly August 23, 2014 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Actually the only project that I have to finish right now is a baby blanket for my future great-grandson because the baby shower is creeping up a lot faster then I’d like. 🙂

  2. Cami August 23, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    That bench is so cute! Thanks for the ideas. Now I just need the time…:)

  3. Shannon August 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing all of these cute projects with us. I love the tree with the border around it.

  4. Barrie August 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    I LOVE the table top with fabric! It’ll be a challenge but I think I can do it!

  5. Dorothy Teel August 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Man a neat collection of weekend projects, I love the wooden swing from Mom Endeavors and the bamboo tomato cages from Home Work, I like you like working on projects in the cooler weather and fall is a great time, in the summer it is way to hot wears you out, thank you for sharing.

  6. Kim Cowgar August 24, 2014 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    There are some creative ideas in that list. I really liked the Family Wall Art: Scrabble Edition idea. There could be so many places and variations of it. If waterproofed they could be used outside like how some people have their last name. They could also be used in a child’s room – painted with bright colors.

  7. Heather McCarty August 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    this is very useful. i can use these tips to help me and gave me some ideas. THANKS

  8. Natalie August 25, 2014 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Oh boy, you have a lot of great ideas!! Unfortunately, the only room I can do anything with is my bedroom, since I still live at home, and I just used up all my space in it!! But I will definitely be incorporating some of these when I have my own home in a few years!! I absolutely LOVE the barn door baby gate…perfect for pets as well!!

  9. lisa August 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    My husband probably has that many projects going on. It drives me crazy. I wish he’d finish one before starting the next!

  10. Andrea Byrne September 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I love these idea, I’m always looking or inexpensive ways to recreate my home and show off my abilities!

  11. james September 17, 2014 at 6:02 am - Reply

    This is great! Love the pallet into bath shelf idea. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Ashley Miller October 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I am so glad I came across this! We are purchasing our 1st home and I have been searching for as many cute, DIY home decor idea’s for a month now. These look amazing! =)

  13. May Lynn Mahler November 3, 2014 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I love that you find projects and ACTUALLY accomplish them LOL!!! I find them and then… well sometimes get them done??? I try but this motivates me get them done, thanks for sharing!

  14. Linda Moffitt February 2, 2015 at 5:14 am - Reply

    Great Ideas I really like the Vinyls I already have some they just need put up and I had to pin it because there are too many that I don’t want to forget Thanks for sharing

  15. Dianna Davis February 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I love the ideas you have collected— Pinterest has sure made it easy to collect ideas with easy access to the world, in the how to do things, hasn’t it?! My favor really is anything garfening– but of course there are others that I can’t help pinning for the future such as the crafts as above. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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