With each new season, we like to make improvements to our home. Nothing drastic and nothing expensive, just some new personal touches that add some new excitement to coming home everyday. When people hear home improvements, typically the first thing they think of is the cost, but your mind should be immediately racing to what you can do yourself. Thanks to our good friend, the internet, there are so many free step-by-step projects available to make home improvements simple, inexpensive and fun.
Here are our favorite DIY projects for the summer:
Mason Jar Candles
Eating outdoors and cooking up s’mores with the family is one of the greatest parts of summer. Make your outdoor dinner table or patio shine with these simple mason jar candles. All you need are mason jars, tealight candles and a lighter to add instant elegance to your outdoor space.
Tin Can Flower Holder
Vibrant summer flowers are a great way to brighten up your home. They (literally) bring new life into the home and are always a great conversation piece. Contribute to the conversation by making your own flower pot. All you need is a tin can, spray paint and a small bit of rope (optional) to give the tin can lying in your garage a new life.
Art pieces can be the most expensive pieces in a home, but you don’t have to drop a ton of cash to have a unique piece. Buy a small white canvas at your local Michael’s and make your own designs with white puffy paint. Get your kids involved and have them paint their own designs. It’s inexpensive but can still look extravagant and will mean more to you knowing you and your family made it yourselves!
Give yourself a new project this summer and fall in love with your home all over again.