100 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

updated Jun 5, 2019
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Laurel & Margot’s Celebration of Craft (Image credit: Janel Laban)

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