In honor of #NationalWeekofMaking, some project inspiration from those who do it best.

By Tamara Kraus
Updated June 23, 2017
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“This $3 wire trash can became a bold, impactful pendant light fixture with the addition of faux flowers. Damask Love is all about doable DIY that is unapologetically colorful. This project is both!”Click here for the tutorial.
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DIY Playbook

Shiplap Wainscoting, by Bridget and Casey of DIY Playbook

“We love DIY shiplap, because it can add some serious character and charm to just about any space, yet doesn't have to cost a lot of money. We installed this shiplap in the bathroom for under $100! We love the new look because of the texture it adds to the space, but also love the contrast the white shiplap brings to the dark paint on the walls and vanity. We were so inspired by the ease, cost, and overall look of the finished product that we decided to add shiplap to another room in the house! You can never have enough shiplap, right?”

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Centsational Girl

Traditional Planters, by Kate of Centsational Girl

"I love these crisscross planters that I made for my rear courtyard. By building them myself, I was able to customize the size and color of the planters to complement my home. The lemon trees that live in them are still happy four years later!"

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Damask Love

Trash Can Light Fixture, by Amber of Damask Love

“This $3 wire trash can became a bold, impactful pendant light fixture with the addition of faux flowers. Damask Love is all about doable DIY that is unapologetically colorful. This project is both!”

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A Beautiful Mess

Mid-Century Playhouse, by Emma and Elsie of A Beautiful Mess

“We love this mid-century inspired DIY playhouse because it's cute and a fun place to play!” While this project is a bit more time-intensive, the outcome is absolutely worth the investment.

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Sugar & Cloth

Retro Lazy Susan, by Ashley of Sugar & Cloth

“If you’ve had the chance to read Sugar & Cloth, you know I’m pretty much a color addict! I loved how practical and easy this retro lazy Susan was to make. Plus, it’s always nice having a well-functioning DIY piece for entertaining!"

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The Design Confidential

House Bed Playhouse, Rayan of The Design Confidential

“This house bed is my absolute favorite project to date. It has become one of the most versatile pieces of furniture I have built and helps fuel the imaginative playtime for my boys. It functions as a bed, daybed, playhouse, and lounge and is such a simple build that anyone can do it, with no prior building experience required.”

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