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DIY Projects That Won’t Cost a Fortune to Make
Some bloggers have such a knack for wowing us with their innovative and inspiring DIYs. The problem, though, is that many of these ideas are incredibly difficult and expensive to replicate.
We’ve come up with a list of the best cheap DIY projects that are not only inexpensive, but they are easy to make. For many of these ideas to cost less than $10, make sure you use coupons for craft stores and shop the sales. A little planning as far as materials are concerned will save you a lot of cash.
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Upgrade Your Bathtub for Next to Nothing
Head to your local lumber yard and grab a bunch of wood for next to nothing for this bathroom project. The more aged and imperfect the wood is, the better this bath caddy will look.
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Store Small Objects on This Inexpensive Shelving Unit
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Learn How to Make Reversible Placemats
Add some playful style to your dining room with this inexpensive DIY idea. If you can find remnant fabric, this simple project will cost you even less to make. The reversible function also makes this idea more cost-effective because you get two placemats in one.
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Perfect the Marbling Technique Using Nail Polish
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Add Patterns to Plain White Dishware
Ceramic paint and sharpies are all you need to transform otherwise boring dishes into one of a kind showpieces. If you plan on adding patterns to the inside of the object without a kiln, keep the piece out of the kitchen and use it to store items like jewelry instead.
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Make a Blanket Ladder for Under $5
Blanket ladders are everywhere, and so are the tutorials. However, not all blanket ladder tutorials are created equal. Some will end up costing you more than a ladder would reasonably cost in the store. This tutorial, however, will require just about $5 to make.
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Upcycle a Laundry Basket from The Dollar Store
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Give Your Plain Vases a Tattoo
All you need to tackle this DIY is a plain vase and some temporary tattoos. The great thing about this project is that it’s both fun and temporary. If you get sick of the design on your vase, just use a little nail polish remover to get the tattoo off and start again.
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Never Forget the Date With This Inexpensive DIY Project
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Stay on Trend With a Macrame Plant Hanger
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Craft These Rosemary Candles With Care
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Update Your Mousepad With a Cosmic Scene
Even though some computers don’t require mousepads, why not have one anyway when it looks this good? It’s possible to either paint over an existing mousepad or create a new one using a thin sheet of cork. Either way, this cosmic scene will likely be a welcomed improvement on your desk.
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Hand Paint Tea Towels for a More Elegant Look
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Keep Your Rings Safe in this Ring Holder
If you’re able to find modeling clay on a discount, you could create multiple ring holders for less than $10, since there’s not much to this project. The cactus design is easy to freehand, which makes this project much more manageable to replicate than some other ring holders out there.
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Create an Outdoor Tiered Planter Box
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Add Modern Whimsy to Your Space With a Dreamcatcher
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Create Hanging Frames With Only a Few Materials
If you’re looking to add family photos to the bedroom but want them to feel more like artwork, consider this project. Most hanging frames have a predominately vintage character to them, but these feel sleek and modern. To get the same look, print off your photos in greyscale or a high-contrast black and white.
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Personalize Your Bulletin Board Using Fabric
Bulletin boards can look really bland, but this inexpensive DIY idea will turn this desk accessory into a functional piece of wall art. Instead of only using push pins on a bulletin board, consider wrapping some decorative ribbon around it for more versatility.