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  • Ryan Hogue

My Top DIY Projects

I've more recently been finding enjoyment out of activities and hobbies that yield something tangible or lead to the feeling of accomplishment. I've been reading more, working on my house and yard of course but I was looking to actually making something. So I decided the best way to do that was none other than a DIY (do it yourself) project! The key is finding something that will be enjoyable doing and also produce something you truly want or can use. So I compiled a short list of some of my favorite DIY projects.

  • Create your own custom Mirror.

    • This one is quick, simple and affordable yet will yield a gorgeous statement piece. You need very few items to complete this project. Paint, tape, spraypaint and any old or cheap mirror. This person chose to paint corner designs in white (you can choose any design you like.) Then they covered the design with tape and used rose gold spray paint to paint the rest of the frame. This lets you be creative and you end up with a gorgeous accent piece for your room!

  • Build your own picture ledge

    • This is another one that is affordable and won’t take much time but can provide a great payoff, displaying your favorite photos in a classy way. You can use any scrap wood to use. Just sand it down, treat it and paint it any color you feel accents your wall. A couple screws and now you have your favorite pictures on display!

  • Create your own Fire Pit

    • Fire pits are a great way to bring people together. You no longer have to be inside if it's a little cold. Whether having good conversations or roasting marshmallows, fire pits always seem to be at the center of any outdoor gathering. Great part about this is you can get everything you need at one stop. Go to a hardware store and grab 30 pewter concrete retaining wall blocks, a bag of pea pebbles, and a bag of paver base. This one takes a little work so you can find the directions here

  • Create your own Wall Art

    • Art can transform a room. While a lot of art can cost you a pretty penny, this diy project now only looks amazing but will cost you very little. All it takes is some wood boards, paint and a stencil. This one in particular is great. They took three boards, painted them white and then stenciled in the world map and painted it. You can use any stencil and any color to make this piece your own.

  • Create your own Succulent Terrarium

    • I love succulent terrariums and everything about them. They are low maintenance, beautiful and bring nature into your home. With this extremely simple diy project you can class up any room. All you need is some apothecary jars, pebbles and a few succulents. Fill the base of your jars with your pebbles and add the terrarium on top of that and you now have a beautiful accent piece for your bathroom, living room or anywhere you please. This can also be customized to your liking with any size or shape of apothecary jar, pebble color and obviously what succulent you like!

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