30 Awesome DIY Projects — For EVERY Level

Maybe you've spent your summer thumbing through Pinterest and collecting a whole slew of woulda-shoulda-coulda projects. We know. It's been nice out. But, the season's about to end and your place is still looking like a didn't.
So, we've picked out 30 DIYs that are worth taking a break from the beach to give your domicile its due. From Shibori-dyed placemats to a Midcentury modern side table, the projects ahead are just the accents needed for a refresh — no matter if you can only handle a paint brush or love the whirr of a drill.
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Photo: Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess.
Vertical Kitchen Organizer by A Beautiful Mess
Never struggle to pull out a cooking spoon again with this streamlined, natural-wood organizer. For anyone with a little extra wall space near the stove this is no-brainer.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brit+Co.
Navajo Blanket Bag by Brit+Co
Give an old picnic blanket a second life with this DIY drawstring purse.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brit+Co.
Geometric Mobile by Brit+Co
Take a good look; these modern, mini chandeliers are made of straws. Make several and hang them together as their own installation. The best part? Supplies cost $5.
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Photo: Courtesy of Design Milk.
Portable Hanging Wall Pocket by Design Milk
Hide all that non-letterpress, tacky correspondence in a streamlined canvas pouch.
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Photo: Courtesy of DesignLoveFest.
Clay Bead Necklaces by DesignLoveFest
Remember your childhood friend Sculpey? This necklace tutorial brings clay beads out of play-time into serious style.
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Photo: Courtesy of DesignSponge.
Papier Mache Cacti by DesignSponge
For anyone with not even a tint of green on their thumb, these piaper mache cacti by David Stark are THE answer.
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Photo: Courtesy of For Me, For You.
Copper Coffee Table by For Me, For You
So many coffee tables are either too big or too small. These blueprints by Kate Miss are just right — for propping up your feet and watching Friday Night Lights reruns.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lovely Indeed.
Indigo Shibori-Dyed Placemats by Lovely Indeed
These sea-blue linens will keep your dinner get-togethers feeling summery long past Labor Day.
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Photo: Courtesy of Makers Society.
Copper Edge Mirror by Makers Society
The best DIYs fix something you already have. The copper trims on this mirror are a subtle way to introduce that metallic trend into your space.
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Photo: Courtesy of Minted.
Paper Lampshade by Minted
Revamp an old lamp with any graphic wallpaper — it's really, ridiculously easy.
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Photo: Courtesy of DesignLoveFest.
Fruit Ice Cubes by DesignLoveFest
Your cocktails will refuse to float normal cubes after trying these fruit-slice versions.
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Photo: Courtesy of Land Of Nod.
Beaded Planter by Land Of Nod
Macrame is back, and this beaded hanging planter is a cinch to master. Make one for every room.
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Metallic Feather Pens by Monster Circus
These feather pens make the perfect gift to tuck inside a book for a friend.
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Photo: Courtesy of Poppy Talk.
Watercolor Mug by Poppy Talk
One can never have too many coffee mugs. Nor can one decorate too many things in watercolors.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chairloom.
Floor Stencils by Ilene Pearlman
Turn your boring, beat-up floors into artwork. Maybe find out if your landlord has an appreciation for graphic arts first, though.
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Photo: Courtesy of Oh Happy Day.
Origami Picnic Boxes by Oh Happy Day
Time to brush up those folding skills. These tiny paper box DIYs will make all your outdoor noshing better.
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Photo: Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess.
Midcentury Modern Side Table by A Beautiful Mess
No need to throw down a whole week's wages on a vintage side table when you can craft your own. This may be next-level, but well worth it.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Brick House.
Ceiling Medallion by The Brick House
Lighting projects always seem intense, but this minimalist fixture is easier to craft than it appears.
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Photo: Courtesy of Studio DIY.
Taco Piñata by Studio DIY
Yep, we just said "taco" and "piñata." Your next party just hit 110%
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Photo: Courtesy of DesignSponge.
Marbled Coasters by DesignSponge
Remember what we said about marbling? We can't stop.
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Photo: Courtesy of Emily Henderson.
Gold & Marble Cheese Tray by Emily Henderson
All those fabulous spreads you set out for rooftop shindigs? They were meant for this chic tray.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth.
Hanging Bundt Planters by Sugar & Cloth
Pick up an old bundt pan from the thrift store, add some paint and you have a instant planter.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth.
Gold Drink Stirrers by Sugar & Cloth
These ridiculously easy gold cocktail swizzle sticks make small talk easier.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brit+Co.
Metallic Salt & Pepper Shakers by Brit+Co
Have five minutes? Then you can make sleek, sophisticated seasoning containers. Totally on trend, these metallic pillars will brighten up any table.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Crafted Life.
Pressed Flowers by The Crafted Life
No summer project is more classic than pressed flowers. It's the best low-stress activity for your end-of-season mountain vacation.
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Photo: Courtesy of Vintage Revival.
Leather Pillow Cover by Vintage Revivals
This girl skinned an old leather couch and then made a pillow. With her step-by-step tutorial, you can be a genius, too.
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Photo: Courtesy of The House That Lars Built.
Flower Balloon Arch by The House That Lars Built
Anyone having a birthday in August needs this balloon arch. Smiles all around, guaranteed.
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Photo: Courtesy of You Are My Fave.
Popsicle Backdrop by You Are My Fave
Speaking of auspicious occasions, any photo opportunity will be improved with this sweet popsicle backdrop.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Merry Thought.
DIY Hammock by The Merry Thought
After all those projects, you'll really want to kick back. Maybe make this one first so you're guaranteed a great resting place.
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Photo: Courtesy of Poppy Talk.
Botanical Prints by Poppy Talk
This is almost a non-project. Print the free download and stick on the wall. Then admire how you brought the outdoors in.
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