Simple DIY Projects for the Home

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.

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

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:

 

1. DIY Leatherette Tablecloth – No Sew Tutorial!

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.

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

2. DIY Coffee Bar Tray for a fun flavoring station!

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!

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

3. Key and Accessory Organizer DIY

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.

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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! 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

5. Confetti Coasters – by Petticoat Junktion

I absolutely adore these! You can never have enough coasters, am I right? 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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. 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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! 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

8. Upcycle Baby Food Jars – DIY Spice Rack

 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!

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

 

Home Decor Simple DIY Projects

 

9. Beaded rainbow garland

This is a beautiful and simple project- use it to decorate a child’s bedroom or playroom!

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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. 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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.  

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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! 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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!

 

      17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

Simple DIY Projects for Cool Furniture:

 

14. Faux Fur Stool Makeover – Quick & Easy!

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!

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

15. DIY Fur Stool Makeover – turn a cheap stool into something epic!

 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! 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

16. Color Accent Nightstand – IKEA RAST Makeover

This simple nightstand gets the perfect makeover with a little paint

 

 17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

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.

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

 

 

Which simple DIY projects do you want to make for your home? Comment below!

 

 

17 Beautiful, simple DIY projects that can be done during naptime - these DIY home projects are easy for beginners and perfect for busy moms who like to create. They include DIY furniture, makeovers, home decor, and organizers. You'll love these home crafts!

 

 

2 Comments

  1. breathtaking ideas

    i’m completely in love with the log/stool and the plants and ….everything!!

    most of all, the spice rack is a total winner

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