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15 Hot DIY Projects To Try This Summer

If you’re on a budget (which most of us are) DIY is definitely the way to go. Our community has created 15 awesome DIY projects for you to try yourself. Got your own idea? Create a DIY How-To using our How-To lens format or use our traditional style format.

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DIY Garden of Sunflowers

1. DIY Garden of Sunflowers

Hello readers? Are you interested in creating your very own DIY Garden of Sunflowers? You have come to the right place to learn how easy and rewarding it can be to grow your own sunflower garden from seeds. This year, as Spring had sprung in Jacksonville,…

How I Made my Retro-Style Bulletin Board for my Craft Room

2. How I Made my Retro-Style Bulletin Board for my Craft Room

We recently moved and for the first time – ever – I have a craft room/office of my very own. Sound the horns, raise the roof and celebrate along with me! Sorry, I digress. One thing I knew I wanted was a ‘command center’, if you will. This includ…

Easiest way to dig up grass

3. Easiest way to dig up grass

Digging out your lawn is a tough job, but I’ve discovered there are ways to make it somewhat easier. Right now I’m nearly finished removing all the grass in the backyard, almost 2,000 square feet, to make way for new landscaping. And I’m doi…

Smelly Sink: How to Clean a Stinky Drain

4. Smelly Sink: How to Clean a Stinky Drain

The sinks in your home handle a lot of jobs and sometimes what goes down there can leave a bit of a smelly residue as it goes down. Perhaps a little something is left lying in the elbow of the sink’s drain and the air wafting upwards is a little less…

How to Install Roll Out Under Sink Organizer

5. How to Install Roll Out Under Sink Organizer

The first thing I had to do was to measure the opening and the depth of the cavity where I was going to place it. Organizers do come in different sizes, so you want to make sure that you buy one that fits your space. The second thing I had to do is to chec…

Do the Dishes Yourself & Dump the Dishwasher

6. Do the Dishes Yourself & Dump the Dishwasher

Which is better – the dishwasher or hand washing? I’ve read lots of debates online about this. Most people, it seems, want to justify the dishwasher. Mostly, people hate doing the dishes. Save power, water and time I just don’t get it. I’ve…

How to Make a Hula Hoop

7. How to Make a Hula Hoop

It’s no secret I’m a hooper, meaning I do tricks with a hula hoop. Now, you don’t need to be able to do fancy throws and twirls to hoop. Waist hooping is fun on its own and is great exercise! There are many places online you can purchase a h…

DIY Mini Record Stand

8. DIY Mini Record Stand

Don’t know what to do with your old 45 rpm records; well make something special with them like this little mini record stand. You can use this stand anywhere in your home. Use it for displaying a knick knack on it or use it at your desk. Ideas are end…

Build your own portable agility jump

9. Build your own portable agility jump

For those of us who compete in agility, finding places to practice can be challenging. And getting our dogs/partners accustomed to different places and surfaces is beneficial – especially various places where we can do agility. We designed a portable, go-…

How to Build a Tomato Tree Plant like Disneyworld's Epcot Ride "Living with the Land."

10. How to Build a Tomato Tree Plant like Disneyworld’s Epcot Ride “Living with the Land.”

This is an ongoing tutorial on building a tomato tree planter, just like the one at ‘Living with the Land’ at Disneyworld’s EPCOT. I decided to build this planter for a few reasons, chief of which is that I do not have much area to garden wi…

How To Remove Bathtub Caulking

11. How To Remove Bathtub Caulking

What is bathtub caulking? And why do I need it? Bathtub caulking is the seal between the wall and the bathtub, and you need it so water doesn’t get behind the tub wall or leak into the walls causing damage. Our bathtub caulking began to show signs of…

DIY: Build Your Own Sandbox With Benches For Your Kids

12. DIY: Build Your Own Sandbox With Benches For Your Kids

Tired of your kids playing in the dirt? Or maybe your kids love the beach. Bring it home with this easy solution. Hours of fun right in the backyard. You’ll never have to worry about the neighborhood cats thinking this is their own personal litter box…

How To Make a Lamp from an Oatmeal Container

13. How To Make a Lamp from an Oatmeal Container

Make Your Own Lamp! It’s so easy to make a customized lamp that fits with your colors and decor. I have spent hours, days and even weeks looking for just the right lamp, the right size and color. Then one day, while I was shopping for a lamp, I saw a…

How to Redo a Vintage Buffet

14. How to Redo a Vintage Buffet

DIY? Absolutely, yes YOU can! :) If you are fortunate enough to discover an old buffet piece in a thrift shop or garage sale perhaps and the price is affordable to your budget, don’t hesitate to pick it up. These vintage treasures can be an invaluable…

Get Blocky with a Minecraft style Gold Sword

15. Get Blocky with a Minecraft style Gold Sword

Here is my biggest DIY challenge! My good friend I met here at Squidoo told me his daughter loves Minecraft the video game. I wanted to make her some things for her birthday and Christmas. She requested the Minecraft Gold Sword. There are no patterns to ma…

Bonnie Diczhazy is the Editor-in-Chief of the SquidooHQ Blog. Send her a Tweet at @bdkz.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

    So many great projects here… so little time.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LoreleiCohen LoreleiCohen

    I noticed some additional traffic to my lens and tracked it back to here. Thank you for the feature. Now I am off to visit a few more of these great DIY articles.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bdkz bdkz

      Awesome!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    Wow, great projects!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ibidii ibidii

    Thank you Squidoo HQ for choosing me as #15! It was fun project and the girl I made it for loves it!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/lisanansy111 lisanansy111

    Awesome Project ……….. !!!!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MarcellaCarlton MarcellaCarlton

    Thanks for sharing these DIY projects!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aswahayah aswahayah

    so many beautiful projects!

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