Setting life-altering New Years resolutions isn’t for me. I always give up by January 15th. This year I decided to set the bar pretty low — I’m giving myself all year to complete these 5 awesome DIY projects. I learned in 2013 that it feels good to get your hands dirty. As someone who works at a computer all day on long-term projects, completing DIY projects is a great way to feel accomplished and have something to show for it. Here are the 5 things I want to DIY in 2014.
1. Make My Own Jewelry
Do you ever see jewelry and think, “I could make that!” This year I’m going to make that come true with this DIY chain bracelet from Swell Mayde.
2. DIY a New Lampshade
I’ve been living with a dented lampshade for almost a year so far. I’ve been meaning to buy another one but I think I’ll just find a crafty way to cover up the one I already own. I’m going to try this nifty stenciled one over on the Home Stories A to Z blog.
3. Make a Kitchen Clock
This clock is too cool for school. Using an old wheel we have laying around the house, I think this will be a perfect project to use up old goods and create something original for our kitchen. Head over to Upcycle That for the tutorial.
4. Update Old Scarves
I’m a scarf hoarder. Consequently some of my scarves need a breath of fresh air. I love this DIY scarf project where you can just add some pom poms and create an entirely new look. I plan to update my favorite, all seasons accessory with the help of Swell Mayde.
5. DIY an Herb Garden
Living in the concrete jungle makes you forget that greenery actually exists. In 2014 I want to bring more of the outside in. A perfect way to do this is build an indoor herb garden. See the full DIY tutorial at Inhabitat.