8 Tiny Projects to Try in 2018

Is your New Year's resolution to get your house in order? Or maybe you'd like to stretch your DIY skills this year? If self-improvement or household-improvement is your goal, you're in luck. Here's a collection of little projects that will let you add function and style to your home while helping you develop your DIY skills and confidence. Click through to find your first project of 2018!

Bathroom Storage

Bathroom Storage Unit

One of the biggest problems with a tiny bathroom is lack of storage space. With this smart, low-profile unit crafted from budget materials, homeowners can keep necessities like a toilet brush or extra rolls of toilet paper close at hand and out of sight. This simple tutorial will take you through the process, step by step. 

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Upholstered Headboard

Upholstered Headboard

You can add a little coziness to your bedroom by swapping out a wood or wrought iron headboard for this easy-to-upholster version. There's no need to attach it to the bed frame, either. This stylish accent is designed to hang on the wall. 

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Curtain Rod

Copper Curtain Rod

Build this simple copper curtain rod, and the sun won't be the only thing shining in your window. Though the rod looks like copper pipe, it's actually a wooden dowel coated in shimmery metallic spray paint. The result is a stylish rod that's lighter (and lighter on the wallet) than metal, but just as eye-catching. Copper-colored curtain tie-backs complete the look. 

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Rope Basket

DIY Rope Basket

So, you never studied basket weaving in school. That won't stop you from making these easy, no-weave rope baskets. The small catchalls come together with cotton rope and hot glue, plus a little fabric dye to add a touch of color. Use the baskets to hold office supplies, bathroom necessities, or even a potted plant.

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Plant Stand

Plant Stand

Transform any room or enclosed porch into a green oasis with this custom stand that can hold several houseplants of various sizes. Because the stand maximizes vertical space, you can maximize your indoor green space, adding lush, air-purifying plants to even the tiniest corners of your residence. 

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Tabletop Fire Pit

Tabletop Fire Pit

Homeowners with big backyards and ample budgets can build beautiful conversation pits or buy high-end fire bowls to add warmth to their outdoor space. But just because you rent your home, have a small yard, or lack funds doesn't mean you should give up your dream of a fire feature. This tabletop fire pit is quick and affordable to make, and because it's completely portable, you can take it with you wherever you go, whether to the far side of the yard or on a cross-country move.

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Rolling Kitchen Cart

DIY Rolling Cart

Need a little extra storage in the kitchen? This rolling produce cart gives you three levels of storage without taking up much floor space. Roll it up to the counter when you need to grab fruits and veggies during meal prep, then push it out of the way when you're cleaning the floors. If you use casters with a locking feature, you can make sure your new storage solution stays exactly where you want it.

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Boot Rack

DIY Boot Rack

Whether you wipe your boots in a spacious mudroom or a tiny entryway, it's helpful to have a place to stash wet or snowy footwear. That's where a custom boot rack like this comes in handy. Modify the length of the shelf to suit your space and the size of your family, then hang your boots high where they can dry.

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Get Creative

Get Creative

Many DIYers will be stretching the limits of their skills this year but there's no need to wait for a remodel or a home emergency to pull out the power tools. Anyone can start now by creating one of these simple and affordable projects.


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