100 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

100 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

Janel Laban
May 23, 2014

It's the start of the first three day weekend of the summer, so in keeping with (and expanding upon!) recent Apartment Therapy tradition, we put together a big list of DIY projects to consider for the days ahead. From crafting to cleaning, renovating to relaxing, there is an idea here for everyone - 100 to be exact!

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  1. Learn to make your pics prettier: How To Instantly Improve Your Photos
  2. Give your dining chairs a new (tufted!) look: How To Tuft a Seat
  3. Fancy up the laundry: How To Make a French Vintage Inspired Hamper
  4. Make your plants swing: DIY Hanging Planter
  5. Style up some succulents: 5 Easy Indoor Succulent DIY Ideas
  6. Make some cash: How to List an Item on Apartment Therapy Classifieds
  7. Give an old friend a makeover: How To Paint a Wooden Dresser
  8. Brighten up your closet: Quick DIY Colorful Hangers
  9. Make a cool mobile: Make Your Own Decahedron Himmeli Mobile
  10. Get ready for old-school vacation gaming: DIY Travel Checkers Set
  11. Line your drawers: 3 Uses for Decorative Paper
  12. Wrangle those toys: Build a Letter Block Toy Box
  13. Fix up a jacket before packing it away: How To Sew a Button On
  14. Get your tables gleaming: How To Polish Wood Furniture
  15. Keep the summertime grime out: Make It: A Colorful Wooden Doormat
  16. Make a rustic-chic note holder: How To Repurpose a Door Knob
  17. Speak your mind on a pillow: Graphic Stencil Pillow
  18. Learn something new: Design Cheat Sheets from Around the Web
  19. Explore block printing: Block Printed Textiles Inspiration & DIY Tips
  20. Whip up an easy outdoor side table: How To Make a Flower Pot Table
  21. Make a custom light switch plate: One Minute Tip How To
  22. Make some type-based magnets: Modern Cement ABCs
  23. Turn your instagrams into somehting new: Make Faux Photostrips
  24. Learn to cut your own mats: How To Cut a Mat for Framing Artwork
  25. Let there be light: How To Install a New Light Fixture
  26. ...or not: How To Remove a Light Fixture
  27. Embrace the neon trend: DIY Graphic Neon Vase
  28. Tackle a chilly job: How To Clean & Organize a Refrigerator
  29. Organize some treasures: How To Make an Alphabet Shadow Box
  30. Add a little vroom to a kids room: Washi Tape Toy Car Track
  31. Say goodbye to the wallpaper: How To Remove Wallpaper
  32. Elevate a photograph: DIY Custom Photo Canvas
  33. Lose the wires: How To Make Any Lamp Cordless
  34. Decorate your table: 20 DIY Centerpiece Projects & Ideas
  35. Make a little chef happy: How To Make a Toy Grill for $20
  36. Stash your pens and pencils: DIY No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll
  37. Clean your bedroom: Guide to Green Cleaning Your Bedroom
  38. Make your kid fly – How to Make Your Baby Fly
  39. Create a charging station: Upcycled Plastic Bottle Charging Station
  40. Tidy up: How To Make a Rope Wrapped Hanging Clothes Bar
  41. Go to sleep!: How to Nap (No, Really!)
  42. Create an urban garden: Budget Friendly: DIY Cinderblock Planters
  43. Stop the tangles :DIY Tangle-Free Headphones with Embroidery Floss
  44. Make map pillows: Modular DIY Map Cushions
  45. Upcycle in a colorful style: DIY Painted Jars
  46. Make a window box: DIY Wood Shim Window Box
  47. Add some design detail: $5 DIY: Dress Up Your Frames with Tape
  48. Cover an ugly light: How To Make a DIY Drum Shade
  49. Make a headboard: 10 DIY Headboard Ideas
  50. Stencil something: Put Some Pattern On It: Stencil Resources
  51. Give your bed a fresh look: You Can Do It: Sew Your Own Bedding
  52. Light up the night: DIY Leather & Glass Outdoor Lanterns
  53. Make everlasting flowers: DIY Paper Flowers From Recycled Maps
  54. Get your books in order: How To Organize Your Personal Library
  55. Dress up your can lights: How To: Make Can Light Luminaries
  56. Put up a yurt: How To Raise a Yurt in Four Hours
  57. Switch out your shower head: DIY Basics: Replacing a Shower Head
  58. Learn the technique: How To Tie a Perfect Bow for Presents
  59. Join the terrarium trend: Buy or DIY: Trendy Terrariums
  60. Stamp it: DIY Wine Cork Stamps
  61. Dress up a wall: How To: Create A Reclaimed Wood Wall
  62. Weave a basket: DIY: Recycled Paper Sewing Basket
  63. Dress a window: Making Your Own Curtains: Easy Instructions
  64. Funkify your keyboard: Colorful Keyboard Makeover
  65. DIY an ikat mirror: How To Make an Ikat-Inspired Mirror
  66. Build an outdoor dining set: Simple Farm Style Table & Bench
  67. Tape your floors: Bring Crazy Colors to Your Floors with Vinyl Tape
  68. Hit the road for vintage finds: 10 Architectural Salvage Stores
  69. Make everything a blackboard: Chalkboard Paint: Off the Wall
  70. ...with your own paint: How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint
  71. Watch how it's done: Video Alert: How Spray Paint Cans are Made
  72. Custom print fabric: How To Print DIY Patterned Fabric
  73. Dress up the fridge: How to Create a Patterned Refrigerator
  74. Create an impromptu patio: How to Build a Quick Outdoor Patio
  75. Camp in your living room: How to Build an Indoor Fort
  76. Prepare for the real heat:Time to Tune Up: AC Tips
  77. Shut out the world in style: How to Make No Sew Roman Shades
  78. Get label happy: Free Printables to Organize Your Home in Style
  79. Create new furniture with rope: Jessa's DIY Rope Wrapped Table
  80. Put your denim on ice: How to Freeze Your Jeans
  81. Freshen your furry floor covering: How to Clean a Flokati Rug
  82. Create a library of plants: How to Make Your Own Book Planters
  83. Bring fire to the party: A Cure for Cool Nights: A DIY Firepit
  84. Celebrate two crafts in one: Cross Stitch Wall Mural
  85. Create outdoor ambiance: How to Create Glowing Outdoor Orbs
  86. Put some color on the wall: Sally's DIY Paint Chip Wall
  87. Add a farmhouse feature: How to Create a Sliding Barn Door
  88. Make a new tuffet: DIY Floor Cushion
  89. Disguise the power source: You've Got to Hide Your Cord Away
  90. ...or make it into art: Turning Power Cables into a Design Plus
  91. Stow your wheels: How to Build a Vertical Bike Rack Using Spare Parts
  92. Dress up a door with felt: How to Make DIY Felt Sliding Doors
  93. Save space: Make Your Own Radiator Covers for Extra Shelf Space
  94. Dress up the walls with fabric: DIY Burlap Wallcovering
  95. Line your walls with music: Dave's Musical Wallpaper Treatment
  96. Make the bath look so much better: How To Recaulk a Bathtub
  97. Set up a napping place outdoors: Make Your Own Bed Swing
  98. Add a little pizzazz: How To Brighten Up Your Medicine Cabinet
  99. Clean your greens: How To Clean a Large Housplant
  100. Find your own project in our archives and let us know how it goes!

Re-edited from a post originally published 5.25.13 - JL
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