8 DIY Ideas That You Can Start From Scratch Today

Getting along with a DIY project demands research, along with ample supply of suitable materials. Since most people follow web tutorials, arranging all the required products becomes the foremost step.

DIY Illuminated Jars

Listed below are the best collection of DIY products that you can try to make today from scratch. They are easy and cost-efficient, and you will have fun creating them, from decor to personal care items we have it all.

Illuminated Jars

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. Get cleaned jars. They may not particularly be mason jars; you can go for regular juice bottles, sipper cups, or transparent coffee holders. Literally, anything that is transparent and has a lid.
  2. Place the jars on a flat surface. Make sure to cover the surface with newspapers so as to avoid staining.
  3. Make up your mind regarding how you want your jar to look. You can give it a silhouette look, or add rope imprints or cover it with quotes, anything that you like.
  4. Cover your mason jar with whatever it is that you’ve chosen. Use a hot glue gun to stick it and let it dry for some time.
  5. Use spray paint to paint evenly. Apply 2-3 coats for better results and let them dry for a few hours.

Shoe organizer planter

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. Get a hanging shoe organizer, a pole, or a rod fixed vertically on a vertical surface. Use sturdy hooks to attach the shoe organizer on the rod to avoid future mishappenings.
  2. Place a wooden sheet between the shoe organizer and the wall. Choose a place that has access to sunlight for 6-8 hours at a stretch.
  3. Make small holes in each pocket of the shoe organizer for proper drainage. Test by pouring a small amount of water, if it’s draining correctly, go ahead with the next step.
  4. Add good quality compost to the pockets and soak them with water. Make sure that the pockets do not overflow with the compost.
  5. Add the seed of your choice, and your hanging garden is good to go.

String Lantern

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. Inflate a balloon with enough air that gives it a circular shape. If you are going for a number of lanterns, keep the size of inflated balloons varied.
  2. Use a pen or marker and without puncturing the balloon, and draw a circle near the knot. Big enough to enter your fist.
  3. Make a suitable adhesive using cornstarch and glue or go for the regular adhesive mixed with water. Whichever you are going for, make sure it doesn’t have a thick consistency.
  4. Cover the balloon with your paste neatly and evenly. Make patterns with string over your balloon so as to cover it. Make sure when you are covering, don’t make it opaque. Also, make sure you are doing it in such a way that it looks like a mesh.
  5. Allow the balloons to dry for some time. After they are dried completely, pop the balloons and remove any extra glue that is visible.
  6. Spray paint the ballon if you want to with your favorite color. Insert lights or bulbs of your choice, and you are good to go.

Bath Salts

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. In a large bowl, combine 6 parts of coarse sea salt, three parts Epsom salt (these can soothe and relax tired muscles), and 1 part baking soda (this helps to soften water and reduces the skin irritation to a minimum).
  2. Pick oils of your choice, a basic oil is a must, as others can vary as per your fragrance choice.
  3. Either leave it in its natural shade or add food coloring of your choice.
  4. To preserve for a longer duration, keep it in a clean and dry container away from the reach of moisture.

Tassel wall hanging

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. Either make or get readymade yarn pom-poms and tassels. Color can be of your choice, just make sure it goes with your wall.
  2. Take a pole or rod cut it into pieces of 3 equal halves. Take a firm rope and spray paint them with any color or leave them to their natural state.
  3. Tie knots and secure with a glue gun on the pole.
  4. Use the same glue gun to stick the rope and ends of pom-poms together, and tie a rope around the head of the tassel.
  5. Your wall hanging is ready.

Shampoo Bar

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. Take a large bowl and mix ⅔ cup of olive oil, coconut oil, 2-3 tablespoons of essential oils, ¼ cup of sodium hydroxide, and ¾ cup of distilled water.
  2. Mix the oils and any melt any solid oil if present.
  3. Take another clean container to add sodium hydroxide slowly and keep stirring in one way to avoid any hazards.
  4. Mix until you get a clear solution. Pour the sodium hydroxide solution in the oil mix when one is at 75 degrees Fahrenheit and the other at 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Now, keep mixing until you get a thick clear paste. Pour the paste in respective molds and cover with a plastic wrap. Leave for 24 hours and then for a week on a baking paper. Your DIY shampoo bar is ready to be used.

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frames

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. Collect ice-cream stick or buy them ready-made. Make sure all of them are of the same size. Color them with any pastel colors of your choice.
  2. Assemble the ice cream sticks vertically adjacent to each other. Apply hot glue gun and stick them to cardboard.
  3. Not stick 2-3 sticks horizontally onto the already assembled ones. Stick both upwards and downwards and let them dry.
  4. Once dried, put your picture in the middle, and it’s ready to be displayed.

Lip Balm

Here’s how to start making them:

  1. Make sure you have beeswax, coconut oil, 1 essential oil, and honey.
  2. Take a clean bowl and melt the beeswax carefully. Once melted, add coconut oil and honey, respectively.
  3. Once mixed thoroughly, add 2-3 tablespoons of vitamin E and vitamin C.
  4. Transfer the oil mixture into an empty container and store it in a cool and dry place.
  5. Your lip balm is ready to be taken outside.
After working 5 years as a Software Analyst in reputed MNC, Rebecca decided to settle down and work from home. Having an expertise in business & being a life motivator, she loves to share similar stuff on our website by the means of her articles.