10+ Easy Summer Weekend DIY Projects
Whether you’re sprucing up your cottage or giving your patio an update, these 12 projects from the H&H DIY archives are fun and easy to make. Tell us which ones you’re excited to try this weekend, and share your finished projects with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HHstyle.
A vertical garden is a great way to add life to a bland patio or small balcony. This hanging planter is inexpensive and fairly easy to make.
Learn how to make these DIY: Vertical Garden Planter.
Inspired by the weathered ropes found throughout Portugal’s seaside ports, these rope display bowls are perfect for storing smaller items. Weave in blue and green threads for a nautical look.
Learn how to make these DIY: Mini Display Bowls.
It’s a pleasure to bring fresh blooms indoors, but it can be hard to find a corner in our homes for a group of potted plants. An old drawer with high sides offers vintage appeal and is perfect for display. For added character, look for a drawer with a keyhole.
Learn how to make this DIY: Drawer Garden.
When painted with loose brushstrokes, concrete adds an artistic edge to a patio. Whether used as an extra seat or a side table, it’s sure to be a conversation piece.
Learn how to make this DIY: Painted Patio Stool.
If store-bought storage units aren’t available in the size (or even color) you need, create a custom solution with these bright canvas bins. They can be customized to any size, color or style, and look great in any room.
Learn how to make these DIY: Colorful Canvas Storage Bins.
A wooden wall rack is a creative way to display a collection and offers a storage bonus. The best part? The hats can be seasonally swapped — show off straw hats in the summer, then trade them in for wooly scarves and toques come winter.
Learn how to make this DIY: Wall-Mounted Hat Rack.
Looking for a creative way to display a favorite photo? Let your snaps take center stage by adding a photo decal to the back of a basic chair. Not only does it make for a sweet memento, but it’ll give the seat a custom look, too.
Learn how to make this DIY: Personalized Picture Chair.
Create an accent wall without the commitment of wallpaper with a peel-and-stick watercolor mural. It looks great, and only takes 15 minutes to install!
Learn how to make this DIY: No-Paint Watercolor Floral Mural.
Looking to add interest to a plain dining table? Make like art director Cameron Dunjko and fashion four tree stumps into table legs for a rustic look.
Learn how to make this DIY: Birch Stump Table.
A potted tulip mural brings a creative edge to an otherwise plain wall.
Learn how to make this DIY: Flower Wall Mural.
As any chef will tell you, food always tastes more flavorful when fresh herbs are used. Potting them in pretty tea tins and displaying them on a shelf or counter will make meal prep easier and fill your kitchen with welcome color and aroma.
Learn how to make these DIY: Tea Tin Herbs.
Bring the outdoors in by using a tree stump found on a walk or hike to create a unique work of art. Be sure that the wood is dry before starting the project for the best results.
Learn how to make this DIY: Tree Stump Print.