I hope you love these simple nap time DIY projects! Okay, it doesn’t exactly have to be nap time. But the point is, even if you THINK you don’t have time, these simple DIY projects are quick enough (think, thirty minutes or less!) for you to do during those few minutes you allow yourself to relax – which you should if you don’t already. These ideas were curated because they’re perfect for the home (you get to look at the pretty thing you made), practical, and super quick and easy to make. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
I always thought that when I’d have a home, I’d make all sorts of DIY projects or it. When I was a teen, my mom bought me a book that I call my “bible” – it’s about 4 inches thick, and full of DIY projects.
But then motherhood strikes…
And you learn just how hard it is to get out a hammer and nails with little kids around!
These simple DIY projects for the home can be done during naptime – and most of them DON’T involve a hammer and nails. I hope you gain some inspiration!
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Super Simple DIY Projects that make Practical Home Accessories:
A new tablecloth is always great to change things up a bit. Cut the cost and do it yourself- it’s easy! This super kid-friendly version looks great and wipes clean. All you need is a nice length of leatherette vinyl to start you off.
I love having a separate coffee station to keep all my coffee-related things, instead of looking into various cabinets. This DIY tray is a beautiful addition to your counter-tops. My secret? A pre-made slab of live edge wood, and spray-painted cabinet hardware!
I’m always trying to corral keys, purses and things in one area, so that I’m not just dumping anywhere. This stylish organizer looks nice in any entryway, and does the job pretty efficiently! And yes, they are real rocks! Click on the image to see how I mounted them securely to another basswood slab.
4. DIY Paper Towel Holder – by Burlap and Blue
This DIY is easier than you’d think! It looks beautiful, and you can totally customize it to match your kitchen!
5. Confetti Coasters – by Petticoat Junktion
I absolutely adore these! You can never have enough coasters, am I right?
6. DIY Bracelet Stand – by Girl in the Garage
What a lovely way to display some jewelry! This will make a great statement piece on any dresser.
7. Solar Light Planters –by Average but Inspired
This project has so many things going for it- it’s easy, practical, saves energy, and it adds character to your home!
This spice rack really takes things to the next level (no pun intended)! It’s a great way to upcycle and free up some precious counter space. Mount them on a knife rack and keep things looking cozy and pretty!
Home Decor Simple DIY Projects
This is a beautiful and simple project- use it to decorate a child’s bedroom or playroom!
10. Chalkboard Framed Art – by Interior Frugalista
This DIY is the perfect way to repurpose an ugly frame laying around the house. I can see myself using this in my kitchen to jot down supper ideas or grocery items.
11. Flowerbox Door Hanger – by Positively Splendid
What a beautiful way to add some personality to your front door! Such a brilliant take on the classic wreath.
12. DIY Vintage Photo Plates – by Mod Podge Rocks
This DIY idea is so versatile! Vintage photos, school photos, nature… anything to brighten up your home!
13. DIY Ocean Painting – by Live Craft Love
It can be difficult for us Moms to find time to be creative, whatever your passion may be. This lovely ocean scene is a great way to get some painting done– quickly!
Simple DIY Projects for Cool Furniture:
The gorgeous faux fur transforms an old stool into a stunning accent piece for any room in your home. I have it in my craft room, but it’s great for the bedroom, or even near a kitchen sink, for the kids to stand on!
Turn this simple metal stool into an awesome accent piece- be it craft room, playroom or kitchen! This project could not be easier or more fun!
This simple nightstand gets the perfect makeover with a little paint!
17. DIY Wood Slice Table – by Lia Griffith
Live edges and hammered copper are about as cool as it gets in my book, and Lia Griffith totally nailed it here! This wood slice table is very simple to make and one of my personal goals for when I have a wee bit more space.
Which simple DIY projects do you want to make for your home? Comment below!