Springtime brings bugs: D.I.Y. bugs, to be exact. And if done right, D.I.Y. can be an affordable way to refresh your home. There's just one caveat: Doing things yourself takes time -- and patience. There's the planning, the research, the scavenging for materials, the first coat of paint, the second coat of paint ...
Knowing that your patience could wear out long before that paint dries, we've found the perfect compromise: 10 projects from around the web that are cheap (you'll be using things that you already have) and quick. You can knock each of these projects off in under an hour.
10 DIY Projects to Do This Weekend
10 Quick DIY Projects You Should Do This Weekend
Wine bottles, jars and even old drinking glasses can be transformed into colorful storage containers and vases. All you need is a fresh coat of paint and a well ventilated work space.
By melting candles into old cups (here's a simple tutorial on how to do it), and adding some wicking (available at craft stores) before the wax sets, you'll create one-of-a-kind candles to use at home or give as gifts.
It doesn't get easier than this: Take a mirror, lay it on a flat surface -- and then place things on it. If you're really motivated, you can glue felt to the back of the mirror to keep it from sliding off its perch.
This is a great project for those mystery coins and tokens collected on your many travels that are accumulating in the recesses of your desk. Simply glue them onto round magnets purchased at your local craft store.