85 DIY Projects That Are Already Dominating 2019

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New year, new you, new reasons to DIY. More specifically: 85 reasons. From furnishings to functional how-tos, there's something for everyone, in every part of your home … no matter if you're a DIY novice or expert. Just keep scrolling through, Hunker friends. These projects will keep you feeling creative and productive throughout the year.

WALL DECOR

Shearling is always a sure thing, especially as a showpiece for your wall.

We know — we, too, can hardly believe this gorgeous sconce is made from a Target serving platter.

It's almost ridiculous how easy these prints are to make. No painting, printing, or skill required.

Target strikes again, and we ain't mad. This hanging quilt is cleverly made from a pillow sham. (Also, you actually won't even be quilting — shhh!)

A hula hoop, some yarn, and dye come together to create this show-stopping statement piece.

Brown thumbs, don't care. Here's how you have the ultimate zero-maintenance plant.

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When air-dry clay becomes one-of-a-kind decor in less than 10 steps.

Go boho-chic with this half mirror, half wall hanging. ( In the retail world, this costs over $2K! )

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Good news: you don't have to be a crafting genius to make this earthy, minimalist art piece.

DECORATIVE ACCENTS

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This project has always been a crowd pleaser.

If you love the simplicity of Scandinavian decor, we present this easy concrete DIY.

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Turn an affordable rug into a straight outta Anthropologie pillow.

To create this understated timepiece, you really only need a little bit of time.

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We should probably admit to you now how much we love concrete. And succulents. And this entire how-to.

Geometric designs, muted colors, budget friendly … perfect.

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This really only costs a few dollars to put together.

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Say hello to rustic elegance.

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It's amazing what some scrap materials can become.

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Oh, and have we also mentioned our mild obsession with plywood? This looks like it belongs in a design shop.

Copper pipe tends to be a fave material to use in DIYs. And here's proof.

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No previous woodworking knowledge required.

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Gather your recycled cardboard and quick-drying concrete — your weekend DIY is ready for you.

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Way less expensive to make this than to buy. Truth.

Five creative ways to show off your favorite moments and memories.

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So you can keep your favorite throws within easy reach.

This may have originally been created as a Halloween project, but don't you think this candelabra could be used any time of the year? Just change out the color of the candles.

PLANTS, FLOWERS, AND FOLIAGE

Because generic wrapping just won't do for those beautiful blooms.

So you can start making your own dried herbs at home. There's nothing like it.

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Low-maintenance air plants are just the best. And this easy-to-make holder is just too cute.

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How to make a chic arrangement out of single bunches of flowers.

We're still dreamy-eyed over Harry and Megan's wedding. Here's how to keep that love alive.

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A modern spin on an age-old craft.

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If you have a fireplace at home, this is a must during the colder months.

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If you live in an apartment or a space that doesn't have access to a garden, here's how to grow herbs at home.

A perfect party backdrop. Selfies not included.

SHELVING, STORAGE, AND ORGANIZATION

Putting up shelves is a classic DIY project.

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Oh, what you can do these days with cheap wood boards and towel bars.

Odds and ends are tidy again.

A stylish way to make smart use of your walls.

This is giving us some serious Scandinavian vibes.

Your garage is about to get a serious upgrade.

TABLES

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Hello, space saver!

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We just love the terrazzo trend. If you do too, this IKEA hack is for you.

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Another hack! This was made from a plain IKEA nightstand. How gorgeous is it now?

This table is just the right size for smaller spaces. (Or for larger spaces, make a few of them and fit together like a puzzle!)

SEATING

From boring to rugged-chic.

KITCHEN

Fact: this drool-worthy knife rack was made with paint stir sticks.

If you've been meaning to up your breakfast game, you'll need this.

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One hundred percent practical with an industrial edge.

Our editorial team flipped out about this mad-genius hack.

HOME OFFICE

Just between us, if a standing desk turns out not to be your thing, you could just as easily use it as a home bar.

Marie Kondo would be proud.

DINING ROOM

Well, hello, gorgeous.

Keep your table settings tidy. (Also, these are ideal to take with you on a picnic.)

Fragrant, fresh greenery elevates any table, any time of the year.

BEDROOM

This DIY is relatively simple and highly customizable.

No need to spend extra on nightstands — this headboard is made with built-ins.

This is hands down one of our favorite handmade Hunker projects.

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Admittedly this one takes some woodworking skills, but we have faith in your abilities.

BATHROOM

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To live your best Oprah, you'll need a tray. Specifically this bath tray.

Yes, this will complete your spa-like bathroom sanctuary.

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Mint to relax your mind and body, ginger to invigorate your skin and senses.

Tired? Stressed? Poor baby. You need a nice warm bath sprinkled with these beautiful bath salts. And that aforementioned bath tray.

OUTDOOR LIVING

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Build this and let your staycation begin.

There is something about this bench that our readers just love. It's a hugely popular do-it-yourself project.

Your warm weather outdoor entertaining needs this bar. Needs.

Banish unwelcome guests with a beautiful citronella torch.

All you really need to know is how to knot. We'll show you the rest.

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How cute would this be as a housewarming gift for someone? That is, if you can bear to part with it.

Nice aroma, warm glow … and no pesky bugs to be found. This candle is a win, win, win.

FRONT DOOR AND ENTRYWAY

Restore order to your entryway — and have a place to touch up your lipgloss before you go. Both equally important.

72. Doormat

With the free printable, this cheeky welcome mat is a no-brainer to make.

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Any time of year is a good time to refresh your front door. Don't you want to be greeted with fragrant eucalyptus whenever you arrive home?

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This stunning piece is made entirely of recycled aluminum cans. Can you believe?

KIDS

This simple wooden mobile is tailor-made for nurseries with a minimalist vibe.

So cute for kids … but don't you want one for yourself?

77. Book Bin

Take an IKEA bamboo storage box, add some hairpin legs, and presto! This sweet little book bin is born.

This mobile is so chic; it can work in any room of your home, not just the nursery.

PETS (Specifically, Your Cat)

Don't get up, Kitty. You just relax where you are.

A chic way to hide the usual kitty litter eyesore.

SEMIPERMANENT PROJECTS

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From unsightly radiator to useful vanity. A smart and stylish choice.

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Can't get your hands on genuine reclaimed wood? With paint and stain, you can get the look — without having to strip an old barn bare!

Weathered walls are trending high in home design.

This do-it-yourself acid-staining project will help you create durable, high-impact flooring.

This is one of our most popular projects on Pinterest. If you're considering adding an accent wall, perhaps pallets might provide the perfect look for your home.