13 Easy and Affordable DIY Crafts for Leisurely Weekends

Are you all burnt up from working the whole week? Why not try to plan some fun things to do over the weekend? We live in a fast-paced world where we hardly get any time to unwind.

Indulging ourselves in creative activities is precious here. The weekend is a great time to slow down and explore our creative sides.

DIY crafts are a great way of bringing out the creative side in you. Also, you can have a feeling of satisfaction and relaxation upon completing a task.

Here, we want to give you ideas on a variety of DIY projects. These easy and affordable DIY crafts for leisurely weekends are tailored for you and shown step by step. 

So, let’s get started. 

1. Make Paper Flowers That Lasts All Seasons

Everyone loves flowers. But, sadly, they dry out. Try paper flowers for having flowers around through all seasons. After getting a pencil, some colored paper, scissors, and glue, follow the steps.

  • Cut different-sized and-shaped flower leaves out of the paper.
  • To shape each petal, use a pencil to curl the sides.
  • Start with the biggest petal on the bottom and glue the rest of the petals on top of it.
  • Use a small round piece of paper to make a center for the flower. Put glue in the middle of it.

2. Knit Yourself a New Pair of Oven Mitts! 

Oven mitts are never enough! In times of need, they are hardly found. So, if you already know how to knit, then knitting oven mitts can be a fun idea. You will first need knitting tools, yarn, and a crochet hook. Then,

  • Add stitches to your knitting using the long-tail cast-on method. 
  • Knit rows using the garter stitch pattern until the length you want is reached.
  • Reduce stitches gradually to make a hole for your thumb.
  • Cut the leftover stitches, leaving a long tail. Add a loop for hanging by using a crochet hook.

3. Create a Customized Woven Vase For Your Drawing room

Weaved materials, like cane fabric, don’t have a lot of color. It allows the bright flowers of the vase to stand out. Besides, it is one of the crafts you can start when you are bored! For a DIY woven vase

  • Get a vase, yarn, clippers, and a glue gun together.
  • Start at the vase’s bottom and glue the yarn down.
  • Wrap the yarn around the vase in whatever design you want. Add glue every so often to keep it in place.
  • Keep wrapping the vase until it is fully covered.
  • Cut off any extra yarn and glue the end to keep it in place.

4. Replace Your Old Bedside Lampshade With A  Personalized Pattern Lamp Shade

You can turn your boring bedside lampshade into a classy and cool lampshade. This fun DIY only has four steps, which makes it great for both experienced and new makers. Look around your house and find some simple lampshade, fabric, scissors, fabric glue, and a paintbrush. Then

  • Measure and cut the fabric to fit the lampshade, leaving a little extra for overlaps.
  • Put fabric glue on the back of the fabric, then connect it to the lampshade while smoothing out any wrinkles.
  • Repeat the process, overlapping the cloth pieces until the whole lampshade is covered.
  • Let it dry completely before putting it on the lamp. 

5. Make Your Own Wall of Plants

A succulent-covered wall is an excellent opportunity to show off your favorite plants in pots. The project may sound intimidating and time-consuming. But it only takes some willpower and stuff like a wooden frame, chicken wire, succulent plants, potting soil, a staple gun, and wire tools.

  • Measure the back of the wooden frame and cut the chicken wire to fit.
  • Use a nail gun to attach the chicken wire to the frame and make sure it is secure.
  • Put potting soil in the frame and make sure it’s spread out properly.
  • Plan how you will put the succulent plants in the soil, making sure to leave enough room between each one.
  • Carefully take the succulents out of their pots and free the roots with your fingers.
  • Lightly water the plants to give the dirt a chance to settle.
  • Make sure the succulent wall is in a well-lit place and gets enough sunlight.
  • Water the plants very little and let the soil dry out in between.
  • Trim and prune the plants often to keep their shape and help them grow.

6. Create Stunning Flower Arrangements With Painted Wine Bottles

If you’re a fan of wine and painting, you’ll love this quick and easy craft idea. With only a handful of materials like paint, brushes, and varnish, you can turn last night’s empty wine bottle into a vase with a chic, contemporary look. Follow the steps, 

  • Remove any markings and give the bottles a thorough cleaning.
  • You can paint the bottles in whatever colors and shapes you want.
  • Let the paint dry thoroughly.
  • Use varnish if necessary.
  • Put flowers inside the water-filled bottles. 

7. Make Your Very Own Coffee Station at Home

Tired of not having enough room on your counters or having too many mugs that don’t match? Here is an easy and affordable DIY craft for a leisurely weekend to make a coffee station of your own.

  • Pick a place to put your coffee station first; it’s crucial.
  • Gather a small table, a coffee maker, mugs, storage bins, and extras for convenience.
  • Set up the coffee machine, drinks, and other supplies on the table.
  • Add artistic touches to make it your own. 

8. Design a Unique Reflection for Yourself

Making that boring mirror into an iconic piece is easier than you might think. It is fun, easy, and perfect to do on a lazy weekend. Even your children can also help you with this project. All you need is some paints, patterns, glue, decorative trim, and a hot glue gun. Then

  • Clean your old mirror very well to get it ready.
  • Apply a base coat of paint to the frame of the mirror.
  • If you want to add images or patterns, use stencils.
  • Attach trim using glue or a hot glue gun.
  • Let it dry completely before hanging or showing off your unique mirror. 

9. Transform That Old Window Into a Stylish Pin Board

You can use a window frame to showcase seasonal or personal items such as photos, cards, and artwork.

The following steps should be followed if you have access to cloth, batting, scissors, spray glue, ribbon, and a staple gun:

  • Cut the fabric and stuffing slightly bigger than the board.
  • Spray glue on the board, then stick the batting to it.
  • Pull the cloth tight on top and staple it to the back.
  • Use a staple gun to attach ribbon in a crisscross design.
  • You can hang or show off your pretty pinboard and have fun organizing your notes and memories.

10. Get a New, On-Trend Color for Your Front Door

A weekend afternoon and a can of color may do wonders for your home’s first impression. Renewing your home’s curb appeal is as simple as painting the front door. Invest in good quality paint, primer, brushes, sandpaper, drop cloth, and painter’s tape. Then

  • Remove dirt and old paint from the front door to clean and prepare it.
  • Lightly sand the door to make the surface smooth.
  • Put a primer on the door to help the paint stick better.
  • Once the base is dry, use thin, even coats of the color you want to use.
  • Wait until each coat is dry before adding the next one.
  • Take off any tape used for painting and clean up. 

11. Build a DIY Built-in Bookshelf

Putting together a built-in desk doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Shelves and drawers should be level and attached to bolts in the wall.

Books are big, so all of them need to be kept safe. So, measuring the space and planning the dimensions of the bookcase is the first step. Get some board, nails, screws, a saw, a drill, a level, and paint. 

  • Cut the pieces of board to the size you want.
  • Use screws and nails to put the frame together and make it stronger.
  • Set up boxes where you want them.
  • Fasten the bookcase to the holes in the wall.
  • You can sand the shelf and paint it to get the look you want.
  • Arrange and show off your books and other things in your built-in bookcase that you made yourself.

12. Use Old Doors to Make Shelves for the Kitchen

Changing your house? With this easy DIY project, you can put that old door to good use. This project is easy and makes a big difference in any room.  Get old doors, a measuring tape, a saw, sandpaper, screws, hinges, and a drill to start off the project. Then, 

  • Measure the size of the shelf you want and cut the doors to fit.
  • Sand the doors to smooth out any rough spots.
  • Put hooks on the wall at the height you want the shelves to be.
  • Attach the cut doors to the frames with screws.
  • Make sure shelves are straight by using a level.
  • Set up and show off the things in the kitchen on the new shelves.

13. Make Your Own Paper Flower Wreath for Your Front Door

Looking for a DIY craft for this weekend? Try making a front door wreath. It is tasteful and gives your guests a friendly welcome.  Go ahead if you have art paper, scissors, a wreath form, floral wire, a hot glue gun, ribbon, etc. 

  • Cut out different sizes and shapes of paper flowers.
  • Hot glue the flowery wire to the back of each flower.
  • Wrap the wreath form with ribbon, and then use hot glue to keep it in place.
  • Use floral wire or hot glue to arrange and connect the paper flowers to the wreath form.
  • You can add leaves or bows or anything else you want.
  • Hang the paper flower wreath on your front door.

Bottom Line

There goes our list of easy and affordable DIY crafts for leisurely weekends. These projects will keep you occupied through your weekends and give you a sense of accomplishment upon finishing. So, gather your tools and get ready for a rewarding and relaxing weekend of DIY crafting.

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