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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Store Small Objects on This Inexpensive Shelving Unit
This shelving unit was made to house essential oil bottles, but it would work well to organize a lot of small household items. Consider placing it on vanity and displaying lipsticks or nail polish.Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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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.
How to Make Reversible Tassel Placemats from The Spruce Crafts
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Drink Hot Beverages Without Burning Yourself
This colorful DIY is perfect for regular coffee and tea drinkers that are on the run. Have fun mixing and matching different colors of felt and ribbon.
Boho Felt Coffee Sleeves from Dream A Little BiggerContinue to 9 of 24 below.
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Perfect the Marbling Technique Using Nail Polish
Marbling with nail polish is not a new concept, but it's one to try if you haven't already. Just about any ceramic item can be marbelized, but these coasters are an excellent place to start because they are flat and easy to work with.
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Give Your Plants a Little Extra Height
This cheap DIY project looks much more expensive than it is to make. The crafter took the time to find affordable hairpin legs and explains how to find wood slices for bargain prices.1:01
This Stylish Pedestal Bowl Is Easier to Make Than You Think
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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.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Upcycle a Laundry Basket From the Dollar Store
The main cost in this DIY project is going to be the jute cord you use to wrap the basket. The basket can be found at the Dollar Store for a buck, but the jute might need to be purchased with a coupon to keep this under $10.
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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 DIY Calendar
This cheap DIY project is fun to make as a gift and can be customized with different fonts and colors. Remember, you can opt to stack the days of the week on the top or bottom for a slightly different effect.
How to Make a Perpetual Block Calendar from The Spruce Crafts
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Stay on Trend With a Macrame Plant Hanger
There's one primary material for this project, and that's the macrame. The real challenge with this project will be learning how to do all the different knots and techniques to have your plant hanger stand out.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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Craft These Rosemary Candles With Care
Making candles is a relatively inexpensive craft project, especially if you buy the wax in bulk. This pressed herb candle is beautiful, but be sure to follow the instructions carefully to prevent it from being a fire hazard.
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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
Making tea towels is simple enough using flour sacks or scraps of linen. The challenge for most novice DIYers is how to embellish them to make them look expensive. Opt for simple stripes or get more fancy with stencils like the ones you see here.
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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.
How to Make a Clay Cactus Ring Holder from The Spruce CraftsContinue to 21 of 24 below.
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Create an Outdoor Tiered Planter Box
Believe it or not, the wood for this tiered planter box cost just about $10, which makes this an ideal project for a beginner woodworker. To add more character, consider staining the exterior with a plant-friendly stain.
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Add Modern Whimsy to Your Space With a Dreamcatcher
Modern DIY decor projects tend to be less expensive because of the simple lines and minimalist feel. Since there isn't anything too intricate going on here, this wall hanging will be very easy to make.
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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 grayscale or a high-contrast black and white.
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Personalize Your Bulletin Board Using Fabric
Bulletin boards can look 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.