With more and more people spending time at home this summer due to the impact of Covid-19, there has never been a better opportunity to invest some time in DIY projects and make a creative difference around your home.
Many people often think that, to achieve good DIY results, lots of tools and products are needed, but they are mistaken. In fact, some ingenious DIY results can be achieved using just the most basic materials and some good quality glue.
Here are 5 of our favourite DIY project ideas for the coming months:
5 DIY Projects for Summer
- Custom Hangers for Clothes with Straps
Hangers can be great for hanging up regular shirts or blouses, but when you need to hang up clothing with straps, it often slips right off the hanger. With glue, there is a cure for that.
Simply add multiple lines of glue to the upper part of the hanger on either side. Then, when you hang up clothing with straps, they will be held perfectly by the strips of glue because the glue acts as a ridge to prevent any slipping.
- River Pebble Bath Mat
It’s always fun to transform your bathroom into a spa! With an epoxy glue and a selection of pebbles or river stones and a floor mat as the base, you can create a river pebble bath mat that is beautiful to look at and will also massage your feet. Placing a heavy object on the pebbles will help to keep everything in place while the glue sets.
- Decorative Storage Baskets
If you want to save money and create your own decorative storage boxes for the home, just grab some glue, an empty cardboard box, twine and some white muslin fabric.
Wrap the twine around the box, gluing it every couple of inches. The white fabric becomes the liner and hey presto you have a beautiful storage basket. With this one, you are recycling, too.
- Shabby Chic Mirror
Transform your hallway or any bare wall with this original, eye-catching mirror. Take any piece of wood, cut it to the dimensions and shape you like, plane one surface to make it flat
and then glue a plain mirror on to it. It can then be hung or propped up against the wall, depending on its size.
Driftwood is great to use for this as it creates an appealing, on-trend, shabby-chic effect. And, if you salvaged the wood, you have the added comfort of knowing you have recycled it.
There are many more ideas for creative DIY projects on the Good Housekeeping website.
- Upcycled Wardrobe or Chest of Drawers
You can transform a tired or worn-looking wardrobe or a chest of drawers simply by sticking patterned wallpaper onto its panels. To do this, all you will need is a good quality glue, wallpaper, scissors and a tape measure.
You will breathe fresh life into an old piece of furniture and you can choose whichever wallpaper you like to make it blend in beautifully with the décor of your chosen room and colour scheme.