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One of the benefits of DIYing is saving a little money in the process. Check out our favorite cheap DIY projects for your home. Each one should cost you less than $25 to complete.


We all love to save money. Being able to create high quality and useful products that would have cost us more than three times the price at a retail store lifts our mood considerably. How about you? The joy of getting a good deal coupled with the fact that we made it ourselves gives us pride and maybe even some bragging rights.We’ve taken the time to gather some fun, easy and cheap DIY projects for your home that won’t cost you more than $25. When you see how affordable and attractive these DIY’s are, you’ll be off to your local craft store in no time. Let’s get into it!

1. Stenciled Welcome Mat

Stenciled welcome mat diy

There’s no place like home and Elsie and Emma over at A Beautiful Mess understand that all too well. The gorgeous sibling duo created the Home Welcome Mat with bright, bold, and refreshing colors.

Utilizing a poster board as a stencil with a few small pints of porch paint, these girls turn a boring textured outdoor rug into a cheery welcome mat that feels and looks like home.

2. White Brick Vase

brick vase diy project

Give your flowers a stylish new home with this easy to make White Brick Vase from Liz at Say Yes. A glass vase, masking tape and white spray paint combine to fashion a flower holder that has style in spades.

Bonus Tip: Up the ante by using gold, silver, or copper spray paint to make vases that won’t need an introduction.

3. West Elm Inspired Outdoor Bench

simple bench diy project

Home Made by Carmona shows us how to make a replica of a gorgeous but pricey West Elm Bench for only 15 dollars! Who knew that treated lumber, construction screws, and spray paint could create benches that look magazine worthy?

These benches are the perfect way to enjoy your home’s outside space while beautifying it as well. Your front porch will be the envy of the neighborhood for just pennies on the dollar.

4. Simple Backyard Fire Pit

fire pit diy project

Kathy over at the Garden Glove has answered all our cozy backyard prayers. Her DIY Backyard Fire Pit is the thing that laughter and memories are made of. Just imagine you and your family making smores around the fire pit or even adding a grill grate and cooking a meal.

How cool is that? This tutorial requires very few supplies and you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to construct, all for under $25!

5. Wood Slice Wreath

homemade crafts

This wood slice wreath is simple to make and adds a rustic charm to your home decor. You can pick up a pack of 25-30 wood slices on Etsy for under $15. Add a 12-inch craft ring, some glue, and paint and you’ll have everything you need to make this statement wreath.

Hang this wreath on your front door, above a mantel, or anchor it on a shelf with other simple pieces. Wood slices are trendy and perfect for the fall and winter season. How else have you incorporated wood slices into your home?

Are you the type that likes to change out wreaths often? Learn how to store them inexpensively with this DIY wreath storage method.

6. Candlestick Cupcake Stand

Candlestick cupcake stand

Are you having a party or throwing one for a friend? This vibrant pink Candlestick Cake Stand from Jan & Earl at Poppytalk may be just the look you’re after. Using varying wooden candlestick heights, you can make your stand short or tall.

Some cake stands can be very expensive, but with just a few items from the craft store, you’ll have one that rivals any name brand. Your friends and family will love it!

7. Citrus Coasters

citrus coasters diy project

Even in the dead of winter, why not bring some summer vibes indoors with these colorful and effervescent DIY Citrus Coasters from Purl Soho? Assorted colored felt fabrics plus a free downloadable template will have you imagining yourself on the beach with your favorite cocktail in tow.

8. Throw Blanket Ladder

diy blanket ladder -farmhouse - living room

Fight cold weather chills with a DIY blanket ladder. If you need a stylish place for your blankets to hang out, this rustic caddy answers the call. A little wood stain, screws and wood pieces quickly come together in this easy DIY project.

A throw ladder is great when you don’t want to travel to the linen closet to get a blanket for watching TV. Chances are you’ll be completely smitten with this addition to your living room.

9. Chalkboard Frame

chalk board diy project

This Giant Chalkboard DIY from Mountain Modern Life (Formerly Upcycled Treasures) would be an excellent addition to any work or living space where you’d like to add some rustic charm.

A large chalkboard would be great in a work space for brainstorming ideas or in the kitchen for keeping track of groceries, errands, and school activities. Add nostalgic charm to any space with this easy project.

10. Floating Twine Picture Frame

How to Make a Twine Picture Frame

This floating twine picture frame turns simple, inexpensive frames into charming farmhouse style decor in minutes. The great thing about this project? You can transform any frame you already own using just some twine, paint, and a stylish clip.

You can change out photos easily and often. We love how this particular frame is showcasing an old postcard.

We hope you enjoyed this roundup of cheap DIY projects for your home all under 25 dollars. These projects will keep you busy and engaged during these cooler months. The varied selection makes it easy to choose something that’s just your taste. Which project are you most excited to try?

The DIY Fire Pit is one that’s sure to bring together family and friends, and the Welcome Home Mat is simply adorable. The outdoor benches make your outdoor living space modern and chic. Whichever craft you choose, it will definitely be time and money well spent!

About the Author

Emerald Lavender

The everyday life of being a mother & wife has its ups and downs, but being home with my children enhanced my love for decorating (pink balloons) and cooking (lunch)! I'm also into beauty, fashion & TEDx talks! Guess that explains why I was a cheerleader & Junior Class Senator in college!

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