These DIYs Dominated 2019 (108 Easy Ideas and Tutorials to Try)

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Creativity was at the forefront in the Hunker DIY space throughout 2019. Our contributors delivered brilliant, easy-to-make, Pinworthy projects that are meant to be seen and made. By you, we mean. (And no excuses — many of these tutorials can be done in a day or weekend.)

So, in case you missed some of them this past year: A) Start following us on Pinterest so you can be in the know in 2020 and beyond; and B) Scroll below to see our favorite DIYs. Which one will you try first?

1. Add cane webbing to a wood cabinet.

2. Paint a plain natural fiber rug.

3. Refresh any piece of furniture using chalk paint.

4. Add color to a metal shelf using chalk spray paint.

5. Create a wall shelving/organization unit.

6. Makeover a perforated metal table using colorful yarn.

7. Change a floor pad into a cute coffee table.

8. Design up a simple side table with "marble" and "gold."

9. Build a modern wall organizer out of wood.

10. Create a boho pendant lamp from a plant stand.

11. Give glass containers a black and white Scandi-inspired paint job.

12. Customize a rattan chair with paint.

13. Bleach the wood on a console table.

14. Create a stylish sideboard using cane.

15. Use rope to give a simple stool a design upgrade.

16. Give a plain dining table an interesting new design using dowels.

17. Create a swanky outdoor drinks station from a small cart.

18. Get tips on how to paint a filing cabinet.

19. Make a jewelry stand or three-tier treat stand from plates.

20. Upgrade an IKEA credenza using cane.

21. Make a faux terra cotta vase using PVC pipe.

22. Give a play kitchen a glam and modern design.

23. Create an eye-catching dried floral cloche.

24. Turn a shelf into a farmhouse kitchen workstation.

25. Display a clay and tassel wall hanging.

26. Use beads to make a sweet and simple wood trivet.

27. Naturally dye macrame art.

28. Make a headboard using wood and cane.

29. Design garland with yarn and tassels.

30. Make your very own concrete bowl.

31. Impress guests with a leather and hoop magazine rack.

32. Light up the living room with a lampshade featuring cane.

33. DIY a clay trinket dish using air-dry clay.

34. Turn a trash can into a chic boho basket.

35. Use paint to design a striped table runner.

36. Create a hanging planter out of embroidery hoops.

37. Arrange a dried floral centerpiece with autumnal colors.

38. Design a gorgeous succulent planter out of a simple bowl.

39. Turn any basket into an adorable toy trolley.

40. Build a succulent wall planter using a photo frame.

41. Make a mini modern daybed for cats.

42. Design a mirror using dowels.

43. Set up an outdoor entertaining space using string light poles.

44. Flex your inner artist with acrylic pour painting.

45. Easily build a modern garden bench.

46. Make a raffia mirror for any room.

  1. Put together an outdoor s'mores station for your next warm-weather party.

48. Turn a rug into fringed bench pillows.

49. Build a modern bird house.

50. Create a vertical garden using bed slats.

51. Decorate your stairs with removable wallpaper.

52. Make a midcentury-inspired slat coffee table.

53. Style a seasonal floral arrangement with tips from an expert florist.

54. Make an outdoor garden using rain gutters.

55. Design an herb garden for your patio.

56. Put together a planter that displays your house numbers.

57. Build an outdoor terrarium.

58. Save space with this clever shoe storage solution.

59. Learn how to paint planters for your favorite greenery.

60. Create a charming flower garland.

61. Design a plant box using a desk piece.

62. Make an all-natural goat's milk soap.

63. Design drawer dividers for the organized new you.

64. Try this kitchen wall organizer using fence wire.

65. Build an s-hook shelf to create more storage.

66. Give a plain coffee table a marble look.

67. Design door tassels for every room in your home.

68. Keep your desk tidy with this paper tray organizer.

69. Clean up your cleaning supplies with a handy organizer.

70. Go boho with this wood bead ball hanging tutorial.

71. Keep things simple with a Scandi-style hanging paper pendant lamp.

72. Build your very own A-frame shelf.

73. Put together a beautiful pampas grass arrangement.

74. Print moody artwork for your wall.

75. Make earthy wall art using driftwood.

76. Access your inner artist with a scrapbook paper modern art project.

77. Design your own planter using two bowls.

78. Learn how to limewash your walls.

79. Turn a bamboo storage box into a cute book bin.

80. Build a wall organizer using a picture ledge and wall hooks.

81. Create a sweet floral and candle centerpiece.

82. Add a "roof" to a popular shelving unit.

83. Give your medicine cabinet a much needed makeover.

84. Make a modern sculpture from PVC pipe.

85. Try your hand at a leather and burlap wall hanging.

86. Create a copper pipe heart wreath with eucalyptus.

87. Makeover this super popular IKEA bed for your kid.

88. Turn a plain jar into a trendy match striker.

89. Refresh a side table into a modern planter.

90. DIY a modern headboard.

91. Paint a cute stool for your little one.

92. Upgrade a cat house for your favorite feline.

93. Produce graphic art prints using paper.

94. Create a beautiful bedroom dresser using a shoe storage cabinet and dowels.

95. Build modern shelves from tray stands.

96. Turn a bamboo box into a planter.

97. Upgrade a bench using paint and rope.

98. Add hand-lettered labels to glass storage jars.

99. Do a boho bedside table makeover using cane.

100. Make coasters and wall planters from baskets.

101. Reshape a stool into a plant stand.

102. Turn a rug into wall art.

103. Learn how to make "Hikidashi" boxes inspired by Marie Kondo.

  1. Put together your own reed diffuser.

105. Design a calming water garden.

106. Use an IKEA frame to create a chic cane memo board.

107. Turn a dollhouse from IKEA into a customized spice rack.

108. Build a modern feeding station for your favorite feline.


Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.

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