Fancy a little DIY? Summer is the perfect time to get some projects done inside and outside of the house. Whether or not it sounds daunting, here’s a list to help you get inspired, learn something new, or finish off your to-do list:
Handmade for the Garden: 75 Ingenious Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space with DIY Tools, Pots, Supports, Embellishments, and More by Susan Guagliumi
Whether you’ve got acres to work with, or just a few containers on your balcony, you’re sure to find a few ideas to create some garden space with things you may already have around the house.
True Green Home: 100 Inspirational Ideas for Creating a Green Environment at Home by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the city life, browse a few ideas about how to invite nature back into your space, indoors and out.
A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home: Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman
Who says you have spend tons of money on brand new home decor? Make it yourself and show off your creative side.
Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation by Brit Morin
Bring homemaking into the 21st century with this book. Great ideas to inspire your creativity and upgrade your space.
The DIY Bride, an Affair to Remember: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style by Khris Cochran
In the midst of wedding season, it’s also a great time to think about some projects to help yourself, or a friend, really personalize their big day.
Crafty Ideas for the Bride on a Budget: 75 DIY Wedding Projects Edited by Linda Kopp
Not only is DIY a great way to exercise your creativity, and a fun way to occupy some free time, it can save you money in the process.
Home Made : The Ultimate DIY Cookbook, Featuring Over 200 From-Scratch Recipes edited by Hennie Franssen-Seebregts and translated by Oliver De Vriese
If you’re a little wary about starting up any big projects, start up your DIY kick in the kitchen. This way, you can really experiment.
Edible DIY : Simple, Giftable Recipes to Savor and Share by Lucy Baker
Need gift ideas? Recipes and edible gifts – especially DIY – can really make an impact. Get a head start on Holiday ideas.
DIY to the Rescue : 50 Home Improvement Projects by Karl Champley & Amy Devers
The ultimate DIY: projects to give new life to your home. These can often be daunting tasks, but research can help bring it a little closer to reality.
Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle by Tsia Carson
And if nothing else, stock up on a few ideas to get inspiration for your own DIY projects, now and in the future.