3 Cheap DIY Projects that are Actually Worth It

DIY projects are a great way to express creativity and save a little bit of money. But sometimes, a DIY project isn’t as easy as Pinterest made it seem to be. When this happens, it makes you wonder if DIY projects are truly worth it. Well throw your doubts away because here are three cheap DIY projects that are actually worth attempting!

Designer-Inspired Candles

We’ve all seen those designer candles floating around the internet. But who really wants to spend $40 on a candle? Instead of spending a ridiculous amount of money on a candle, DIY it!

What You Need:

  • A candle
  • A printer
  • Printer paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Wax paper
  • Blow dryer

Steps:

  1. Find a picture of a designer logo, or whatever design you want to do. Print it out on regular paper, cut it out, and place it on your candle. Depending on how big you want the logo to be and the size of your candle, you might need to adjust the measurements.
  2. Once you have the desired measurement, cut enough tissue paper to cover a piece of printer paper. Tape the edges to secure the printer paper.
  3. Print the image onto this piece of tissue paper and cut the image out.
  4. Glue the image to the candle.
  5. Take a sheet of wax paper and cover the entire candle with it. Then, blow dry the wax-covered candle for three to six minutes.
  6. Your candle is done when it is shiny. Slowly peel the wax paper off the candle. Congrats, you just made a designer-inspired candle!

Personalized Dry-Erase Board

If you want something to quickly jot down notes, write reminders, or plan your day, make this super easy personalized dry-erase board!

What You Need:

  • Picture frame
  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Dry erase markers

Steps:

  1. Open the picture frame. If there is already a picture in the frame, take it out.
  2. Cut the craft paper to fit the picture frame. Since this is a completely customizable project, you can choose to make your own design on a piece of paper, or even place words on your craft paper such as, “To-Do”.
  3. Place the craft paper in the picture frame and secure it.
  4. Hand your dry-erase board up and use dry erase markers to write on the glass.

No-Sew Pillows

Create the pillows of your dreams by using this quick no-sew method!

What You Need:

  • Pillow insert
  • Fabric or old t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

Steps:

  1. Cut your fabric or t-shirt to fit the size of your pillow insert. Make sure to leave a little room on each side of your fabric.
  2. Place the fabric squares inside out and glue three sides together. Let the glue dry, then turn the fabric right side out.
  3. Place the pillow insert inside the fabric and use the fold-down method to secure the top. In other words, simply fold the top piece down as if you were folding an envelope.