Why do we love DIY projects? Because it’s an awesome feeling to make something yourself. Not only will you save money by tackling DIY projects, but you’ll get much more satisfaction from putting together a project your family will use than simply going out and buying it. If you can’t wait for winter to be over, you’re not alone. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about DIY projects you can tackle this spring. Here are 5 ideas to inspire you as we move toward warmer weather and longer days.
1. Kids’ Sandbox
A sandbox is a classic for little ones, but prefab boxes can be expensive. The good news? It’s a simple project you can easily complete on your own this spring. Getting outside is great for the whole family, and kids will love celebrating the warmer weather with a handmade sandbox, full of toys and imagination. By the time summer rolls around, you’ll be ready to with a new toy your kids will love.
You can make a sandbox out of salvaged lumber (like wooden pallets) and a few other simple tools. You will need a power saw and power drill, but the construction of the box is fairly simple—and the finished product looks great. Just be sure you have enough room in your yard for the box—it’s 8’ by 4’ when open! The cover slides over the top to keep the sand nice and clean when it’s not in use.
2. Bird Feeder
Got some old dinnerware you’re not using much anymore? Let the birds have some new dishes! This DIY project is just what you need to bring the prettiest birds of spring to your backyard. Plates make up a tray for birds to perch on while they eat, and a roof for covering the food. A bowl is suspended between them to hold the bird seed.
During the spring, you’ll likely get some colorful visitors if you string up this easy DIY project in your yard (and it looks great too!). All you’ll need are the dishes, some rope, and a drill to feed your local cardinals and sparrows.
3. Fireplace Renovation
Right now, you might not feel like you’ll ever stop using your fireplace. But spring will come, and the gorgeous weather might make you forget the chill of winter. Don’t forget it too much, however, or you’ll miss out on an opportunity to renovate your fireplace for next winter. Take your fireplace to the next level by giving it a DIY makeover.
These DIY stacked stone panels will add a beautiful finish to your fireplace and give your home a nice modern touch. By getting started this spring, you’ll ensure you have plenty of time to complete the renovation when the chill comes around once again.
4. Small Gardens
Admit it—you’ve sometimes felt sad recycling a pretty wine bottle. Most of us don’t want a collection of old bottles in the house, but they can have a very practical purpose if you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands a little dirty this spring.
Gardening can be a fun and fulfilling pastime, but getting started can seem daunting. You don’t have to spring for a full size garden, however, when you make these DIY wine bottle planters. These mini wine bottle planters are colorful and elegant, perfect for indoor plants. Even city dwellers can explore gardening by making small gardens with wine bottles! This is a great project for spring, because it brightens up the house by adding some life and color to your countertops. All you’ll need are wine bottles, a few tools, and some small plants for imaginative decorations!
5. Colorful Window Boxes
Have some space to express your creativity in your windows? Try making some colorful window boxes to celebrate spring! The warmer weather is perfect for showcasing delicate spring flowers and lifting your spirits.
You won’t need more than some boards, some paint, and a few tools to bring your beautiful window boxes to life! Spend a weekend on this project in early spring and enjoy the beauty of your windows all season.
The Power of DIY
For most people, the idea of making something or decorating the house can seem time-consuming or not worthwhile. But building something yourself and adding a little decoration to your home this spring can make you appreciate the changing of the seasons a little more—and give you the satisfaction of creating something. Plus, it’s fun! So get out there as the weather gets warmer, and see what you can do with a few tools and salvaged materials.