Summer is on the way (or in full swing, depending on where you live), and it brings warm weather, opportunities for outdoor activities, and hopefully some free time for DIY projects. Whether you want to learn a new skill or use your existing knowledge to create something new, now is a great time to get started. Not sure what projects you want to work on this summer? Here’s a list of some trendy DIY projects for 2019.
Easy Home Touch-ups
After shaking off the winter blahs, summer is a great time to tackle some quick and easy projects around the house. From peel-and-stick wall tiles to DIY throw pillows, there are many ways you can spruce up your home for the summer. Even something as simple as upgrading your house numbers can be a refreshing change, while summer can be a great time to take on larger projects like painting or tile work. Putting some work into DIY projects around the front of your home can boost your home’s curb appeal; maybe it’s time for a new coat of paint on your porch or some elegant planters?
DIY With Kids
There are some fascinating projects out there for parents and kids to do together. From a build-it-yourself speaker to monthly kits full of projects, you can take advantage of your kid’s summer free time to get creative together. As a bonus, your little one will strengthen their skills and creativity while you spend quality time creating something amazing. You can target your project to your kid’s interests, whether they love robots, science experiments, or nature.
For a simple DIY project that can add beauty and charm to your home, consider creating something unique with pressed flowers. After selecting various blooms and carefully drying them, you can frame them to create hanging wall art, apply them to a journal cover, or make handmade greeting cards. A flower press is a helpful tool for these kinds of projects, but you can easily make pressed flowers without one.
Indoor or Outdoor Gardens
Whether you keep an extensive outdoor garden or love your collection of houseplants, there are plenty of green DIY projects you can tackle to enhance your plants. For your outdoor garden, try making your own plant markers or decorative trellises. For the ambitious gardener, building a mini greenhouse is a great addition to the garden. If indoor greenery is more your style, try a handmade hanging planter or an artful collection of succulents. Tiny terrariums make great gifts and are a lot of fun to put together.
DIY in the Kitchen
Eco-friendly living is becoming a mainstay of everyday life, and there are plenty of DIY projects in the kitchen that can add some sustainable flair to your summer. DIY kits will let you make your own cheese, bake bread with a sourdough starter, and even try your hand at brewing beer or making wine. For a simpler option, try infusing olive oil with your favorite herbs or adding fruit to vodka or gin. After some trial and error, you’ll be turning out delicious results that your family will love. These projects make great gifts, too — imagine showing up to a summer pool party with a bottle of homemade infused booze or a beautiful loaf of artisan bread from your own kitchen.
These are just a few of the many DIY projects you can do around your home during the summer. If you’re looking for a new home or you’re a first-time homebuyer, contact the team at EPM to learn more about applying for a mortgage.