5 Modern DIY Projects for Your Weekend (and your Home)


You feel comfortable with scissors and glue and maybe even a sewing machine, but it’s time to break out of your comfort zone and explore the great unknown (or at least the lesser-used supplies in your diy arsenal).

What do you say? Let’s crawl to the back of your closet and dust off those supplies you haven’t used in a while. It’s diy time! And this week it’s all about your modern home.

Here are your projects and the supplies you’ll need…

1. DIY Supply: house paint

(above) Turn a dingy planter into a diy project full of sunshine on Old Brand New.

2. DIY Supply: electric drill and drill bits

Create a modern birdhouse for your feathery friends.

3. DIY Supply: slow cooker (yep the one typically used for food)

Make your own set of dip-dyed candles from Martha Stewart.

4. DIY Supply: dremel tool

Bring plants indoors with a diy wall garden made of magnetic metal tins.

5. DIY Supply: glass etching cream

And finally, quench your thirst for design with this tutorial from Curbly to make your own Eames-inspired drinking glass.

What DIY supplies will you be dusting off this weekend?

One last thing before I go… Next week is officially Reader Appreciation Week! So, I’ll be hosting some amazing giveaways, sharing some fun tutorials, and a whole lot more to say thanks for the last three years! Get excited. It’s going to be fun.

11 comments | Click here to reply

love all of these! especially dabito’s drippy plant container!
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D R E W | June 10th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

these are awesome ideas! thanks for posting them! 🙂

blythe hill | June 10th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

i love that one too DREW. Have a great weekend (and you too blythe).

papernstitch | June 10th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I love the Eames-inspired drinking glass. So classy.

Tina | June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 am

Me too Tina! Such a clever idea, huh? Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

papernstitch | June 11th, 2011 at 10:34 am

Wow, the drinking glasses are so great. Need to try that!
I’m totally looking forward to Reader Appreciation Week. Thanx a lot for this great blog of yours!

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Chisa | June 11th, 2011 at 10:50 am

Aw, you’re sweet Chisa. I am looking forward to Reader Appreciation Week too. Check back Monday!

papernstitch | June 11th, 2011 at 11:22 am

Ooh! I’ll definitely try the glass! That should be simple enough for me to do while my babies nap. Thanks for the link!

Naomi | June 13th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

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Deddy Anwari | August 29th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

hmm, never thought that you can do those things yourself. I’ll try the glass cream myself.

Andrei (the renovator) Chpak | November 3rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Wow those are all cool projects
the drinking glass looks very interesting to me
Thanks for the ideas

Armand Scheiffele | December 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm
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