Easy DIY Crafts Anyone Can Do

You don't have to be a crafting expert to create beautiful DIY crafts to dress up your home. All you need? An extra hour and a few simple supplies.

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Easy Crafts You Can Do at Home

There's no bordeom buster quite like a good craft project. There's so much satisfaction in making something with your own hands — especially from the comfort of your couch. We rounded up some of our favorite, easy craft projects that are kid-friendly, budget-friendly and many use materials you might already have around the house.

Take a closer look: These gorgeous paper flowers use a leftover roll of party streamers, and you can make an entire bouquet while you watch tv.

Get the How-To: Three Ways to Make Easy Paper Flowers

Printable Coloring Cards

Everyone loves coloring. You can download these free, printable coloring card templates designed by the Crafty Lumberjacks for a virtual craft night party they hosted. Send them to friends and family as an interactive gift, but trust us — you're going to want to print a few copies for yourself.

Watch the Video: Host a Virtual Craft Night

Blue Monogrammed String Art

String art used to be straight out of the '70s, but there's a new graphic version that's back in a big way. Learn how to make your own modern monogrammed string art in just a few easy steps.

Get the Steps: Make Your Own Monogrammed String Art

Bohemian-Inspired Vases and Jars

With a few simple drawing techniques, make these bohemian-inspired jars to decorate your home.

Get the Steps: Dress Up Glass Jars With Hand-Drawn Designs

Picture Perfect Pom-Poms in Minutes

Make poofy, picture perfect pom-poms in minutes with these super easy tricks. Use them as a decorative door hanger, add some color to a basic pair of sandals or level up a hand-wrapped gift.

Get the Steps: Make Picture-Perfect Pom-Poms in Minutes

Make Your Own DIY Finger Paints

Learn how to make easy, non-toxic and flour-based finger paints.

Get the Steps: How to Make (Really Thick) Kids' Finger Paints

Paper Towel Roll Castle

Recycle those paper towel rolls to make this easy, colorful castle your kids will love.

Get the Steps: 5 Paper Towel Roll Crafts for Kids

Newspaper Seed-Starter Pots

You can grow dozens or even hundreds of new plants to fill your yard and garden with great flavors and bright color for the cost of just a few packets of seed. And you don't even need to pay for seed trays or planting pots. Grab a few sections of newspaper out of the recycling bin, and in just a few minutes, you can turn them into perfect containers for starting seeds.

Get the Steps: 14 Clever Ways to Start Seeds

Cardboard Tube Seed-Starting

Try using old toilet paper or paper towel tubes for a budget seed-starting option. Gayla Trail, HGTV contributor and garden authority, recommends using old cardboard tubes for starting finicky plants that don't transplant well like beans, sunflower and dill.

Get the Steps: 14 Clever Ways to Start Seeds

Simple Ombre Artwork

Even novice artists can recreate this eye-catching artwork featured in HGTV Magazine. Just choose gradient shades you love and brush them onto a canvas!

Get the Steps: Step-by-Step: Custom Artwork

Monogram Faux Floral Wreath

Follow these easy steps to make this monogrammed wreath filled with faux blooms in pinks, creams and bright greens.

Get the Steps: How to Make a Monogram Faux Floral Wreath

DIY Upcycled Wine Cork Board

Start saving up your wine corks to make this simple recycled memo board.

Get the Steps: Upcycled Wine Cork Board

Use Nail Polish to Create Marbled Votives

This simple and quick technique will have you wanting to marble everything you own! Combine a few drops of nail polish with water to create these colorful candleholders, just in time for your summer celebrations.

Get the Steps: Use Nail Polish to Create Marbled Votives

Tin Can Utensil Bins

Rescue vegetable cans and coffee tins and repurpose them as colorful utensil-storage bins. Dress them up with paint and washi tape, then use a "S" hook to attach to a kitchen towel bar.

Get the Steps: Turn Tin Cans Into Utensil Bins

Wallpaper-Lined Trays

Make these cute and easy wallpaper-lined trays from HGTV Magazine.

Get the Steps: How-to: Wallpaper-Lined Trays

Felt Veggie Garden

Keep kids learning and having fun with an adorable DIY felt veggie garden. Watch the video how-to and create your own.

Get the Steps: DIY Felt Veggie Garden

Painted Market Basket

Customize a natural seagrass basket with a marker and add bold designs in a vibrant summer color.

Get the Steps: Dress Up a Plain Basket With Paint

Easy Rag Wreath

Upcycle odd bits of fabric into a cute rag wreath. This no-sew wreath can be a beautiful accent for any occasion — just choose colorful fabrics and get started.

Get the Steps: Kids' Craft: Make an Easy Rag Wreath

Flying Book Art

Add whimsical flair to any wall with this easy-to-create flying book art craft.

Get the Steps: 16 Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

Graphic Art from Nail Heads

Create graphic art for your space with corrugated foam core and nail heads or brass tacks.

Get the Steps: 16 Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

Make Fluffy Cloud Decor

Did you ever wish you could party under the clouds inside your house? Now you can with the easiest DIY ever to create a floating cloud installation.

Get the Steps: How to Make a Fluffy Cloud Backdrop

Framed Paint Swatches

If you have a large collection of paint swatches left over from a previous renovation, organize them into a framed work of art!

Get the Steps: 16 Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

Block Print Napkins With DIY Stamps

Turn basic household items into simple stamps, then create your own custom-stamped towels and napkins.

Get the Steps: How to Block-Print Napkins With Simple DIY Stamps

Giant Paper Dahlias

Create an oversized paper version of this stunning late-summer flower using materials you likely already have on hand: scrapbook paper, cardboard circles, scissors and double-sided tape.

Get the Steps: Easy DIY Craft: Paper Dahlias

Easy Pencil Pinwheel

With just a little help from an adult, kids can craft these fun, handmade paper pinwheels to add a splash of color to playtime.

Get the Steps: Kids' Craft: Easy Pencil Pinwheel

DIY Peeps Candy Slime

Grab some Peeps candy and a few household pantry items to make this super easy slime the kids will love —no glue needed.

Get the Steps: Use This Easter Peeps Hack to Make Slime Without Glue

Recycled Crayons

Gather broken, forgotten crayons and transform them into colorful new treasures that fit perfectly in the hands of even the smallest artists.

Get the Steps: Kids' Craft: How to Make Recycled Crayons

DIY Boo-Boo Buddies for Aches and Pains

Get rid of the ouch with these DIY, kid-friendly ice packs that double as playful pals.

Get the Steps: DIY Boo-Boo Buddies for All the Aches and Pains

Transform a Dollar Store Candle

All it takes to transform dollar-bin candles is some metallic leaf — you can use copper, gold or silver — and some creativity. Try polka dots, chevron stripes or your own custom design.

Get the Steps: Emily Henderson's Dollar Store Candle Dress-Up

Cat Magnetism

Dress us up the fridge with these cute colorful magnets. Spray paint a few tiny plastic toys in fun colors, then glue magnets onto the bottom (or back) of the figurines.

Get the Steps: 12 Adorable DIYs for Cats + Cat Lovers

Chic Scratch Board

Refurbish an old frame and craft up a chic scratch pad for your kitty with these easy steps.

Get the Steps: 12 Adorable DIYs for Cats + Cat Lovers

Decoupaged Jewelry Box

Gussy up a plain jewelry box in four easy steps with a little decoupage and this HGTV Magazine trick.

Get the Steps: DIY Gift: Decoupaged Jewelry Box

Colorful, Hand-Painted Bracelets

These stylish bracelets are super easy to create and will make anyone smile. From fingerprints to polka dots and stripes, kids can get creative making these crafts, too.

Get the Steps: Mother's Day Kids' Craft: Hand-Painted Wooden Bracelets

Make an Indigo-Dyed Market Tote

Hit the farmers’ market in style with a cool, custom tote. These indigo-dyed tote bags make for endless possibilities of pattern and style, so grab your materials and make one for everybody you know!

Get the Steps: Make an Indigo-Dyed Market Tote

Patterned Clay Trays

Roll out bakeable clay and add a pattern with basic household items, like a pencil eraser or a piece of lace. Bake and fill with jewelry, keys or other household items.

Get the Steps: How to Make Clay Trays

Rustic Jewelry Display

To keep your bracelets and necklaces nice and tidy, look no further than the garage.

Get the Steps: 30 New Ways to Use Your Old Stuff

DIY Message Board

Transform an old picture frame into a colorful message board with only a few simple materials.

Get the Steps: Take Your Workspace From Drab to Fab With These 10 DIY Office Refresh Ideas

Make a Vintage Book Planter

Turn an old book into a one-of-a-kind succulent planter with our easy how-to instructions.

Get the Steps: How to Make a Vintage Book Planter

DIY Color Palette Napkins

HGTV Magazine shares how to make easy color palette napkins.

Get the Steps: DIY Gift: Color-Palette Napkins

Confetti Dot Vases

All you need to dress up a tired vase? Opaque glass paint, a toothpick, and an hour. Here's how to do it.

Get the Steps: How to Paint Confetti-Dotted Glass Vases

Make an Anchor-Stenciled Boat Bag

Freezer paper stencils are a simple way to customize fabric items. Try out the process on a tote bag with our nautical-themed template.

Get the Steps: Make an Anchor-Stenciled Boat Bag

Polka-Dotted Vases

Give a dollar-store glass vase a DIY makeover with a painters' tape design and a coat of frosted glass spray. See the how-to instructions here, as featured in HGTV Magazine.

Get the Steps: Step-by-Step: Frosted Polka-Dot Vases

Enchanting Tin Can Lanterns

These tin can lanterns are so simple to make that the kids can help — and so special when the sun goes down. Get the steps here.

Get the Steps: How to Make a Tin Can Lantern

Easy Votive Sand Art

If you loved doing sand art as a kid, here’s a grown-up-friendly twist on this easy craft you’ll want to try. Just add a votive candle, and you’ve got a stylish centerpiece or accessory for your home.

Get the Steps: Easy DIY Sand Art Candles

Customize Curtains With Trim

Use fun pom-pom trim and colorful ribbons to update an inexpensive pair of ready-made curtains into custom room decor. Get how-to instructions for this project.

Get the Steps: Customize Store-Bought Curtains With Ribbon Trim

Decoupage Drawer Pulls

Update plain dresser pulls with a colorful, whimsical makeover using decoupage.

Get the Steps: DIY Decoupage Crafts

Create a French Knot Design on a Pillow

This circular, ombre effect is easy to recreate once you learn how to sew a French knot. This tutorial from HGTV Magazine will show you how.

Get the Steps: How to Create a French Knot Design on a Pillow

Make a Pom Pom Blanket

Once you've made one pom pom, you'll want to put them on everything. Let HGTV Magazine show you how to embellish a bland blanket with brightly-hued pom poms.

Get the Steps: How-to: Pom-Pom Blanket

Make a Striped Lampshade

Transform a basic white lampshade into a custom piece using only ribbon and fabric glue with this easy how-to from HGTV Magazine.

Get the Steps: Step-by-Step: Striped Lampshade

Chalkboard Kitchen Canisters

Chalkboard paint and an easy-to-apply stenciled details transform basic glass jars into customized countertop accessories. Learn how to paint your own chalkboard labels.

Get the Steps: Chalkboard Kitchen Canisters

DIY Reusable Snack Wraps

Create these DIY eco-friendly, reusable snack wraps with a few simple items.

Get the Steps: 15 Genius Dollar-Store Hacks to Wrangle All Those School Supplies

Make Your Own Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe paper is easy to work with and creates realistic flowers that are perfect for gift toppers or placed in a vase. Make three different types: peonies, daisies and tulips.

Get the Steps: How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers

Custom Message Center

Keep your office space organized with a stylish and multi-functional bulletin board and message center.

Get the Steps: Dress Up Bulletin Boards With Fabric and Paint

Easy Yardstick Rail

Create a colorful yardstick rail for displaying homework reminders and kids' artwork with these easy steps.

Get the Steps: Easy Clip-Art Rails

Personalized Desk Accessories

Use various containers like Mason jars, vases and tin cans to create a matching desk accessory set that will keep all your desk essentials organized and within reach.

Get the Steps: Make Your Desk Accessory Set

Upcycled Wrapping Paper Envelope

Don’t throw away your wrapping paper scraps. Use them to make these easy paper envelopes instead!

Get the Steps: 5 Ways to Upcycle Wrapping Paper

Perler Bead Jar Fillers

Cure boredom with these creative, kid-friendly Perler bead jar fillers.

Get the Steps: 5 No-Heat Perler Bead DIYs

Food Plushie Keychains

Make these adorable keychains with scrap felt and a super simple sewing technique.

Get the Steps: Easy-Sew Food Plushie Keychains

Recycled T-Shirt Rug

Don't throw away those old T-shirts — they can easily be turned into a one-of-a-kind doormat for the bathroom or bedside.

Get the Steps: How to Make a Recycled T-Shirt Rug

Create a Trivet from Wine Corks

Learn how to transform collected corks into a beautiful and functional kitchen trivet.

Get the Steps: #WineWednesday: How to Make a Wine Cork Trivet

Rope-Wrapped Lamp

Give an old lamp a makeover with some twine and a low temp glue gun courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine.

Get the Steps: How to Make a Rope-Wrapped Lamp

DIY Jute Drink Coasters

Create these colorful jute coasters with these easy steps from HGTV Magazine.

Get the Steps: 6 Easy DIY Gifts

Frame an Old Family Recipe

Protect a treasured family recipe card from future decades of kitchen mishaps by framing it. Just a few easy steps will turn a go-to family recipe into beautiful kitchen decor.

Get the Steps: Kids' Craft: Frame an Old Family Recipe

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