30 DIY Projects for the 3-Day Weekend

30 DIY Projects for the 3-Day Weekend

Jason Loper
May 25, 2012

I put together this post to kick off summer's first 3-day weekend, Memorial Day. As we stare down the unofficial end of summer with Labor Day weekend, it seems like a good time to revisit this mega project post. Over the summer I tackled a few of the DIYs but there are definitely a few more that I can knock off my list before the end of this weekend. I'm especially planning to leave time for #7.

1. Make a grill for your budding Top Chef – How To Make a Toy Grill for $20
2. Make a place to stash your pens and pencils – DIY No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll
3. Clean your bedroom – The Ultimate Guide to Green Cleaning Your Bedroom
4. Make your kid fly – How to Make Your Baby Fly
5. Create a charging station – An Upcycled Plastic Bottle Charging Station

6. Make a new clothes bar – How To Make a Rope Wrapped Hanging Clothes Bar
7. Go to sleep! – How to Nap (No, Really!)
8. Create an urban garden – Budget Friendly: DIY Cinderblock Planters
9. Stop the tangles – DIY Tangle-Free Headphones with Embroidery Floss
10. Make cushions, learn geography – Modular DIY Map Cushions

11. Make a window box – DIY Wood Shim Window Box
12. Add some detail to your frames – $5 DIY: Dress Up Your Frames with Tape
13. Cover an ugly light – How To Make a DIY Drum Shade
14. Make a headboard – 10 DIY Headboard Ideas
15. Stencil something – Put Some Pattern On It: Stencil Resources

16. Make new bedding – You Can Do It: Sew Your Own Bedding
17. Create some outdoor lanterns – DIY Leather & Glass Outdoor Lanterns
18. Make everlasting flowers – DIY Paper Flowers From Recycled Maps
19. Get your books in order – Fresh Start: How To Organize Your Personal Library
20. Dress up your can lights – How To: Make Can Light Luminaries

21. Put up a yurt – How To Raise a Yurt in Four Hours
22. Switch out your shower head – DIY Basics: Replacing a Shower Head
23. Join the terrarium trend – Buy or DIY: Trendy Terrariums
24. Stamp it! – DIY Wine Cork Stamps
25. Dress up a wall – How To: Create A Reclaimed Wood Wall

26. Weave a basket – DIY: Recycled Paper Sewing Basket
27. Dress a window or two – Making Your Own Curtains: Easy Instructions from Across the Web
28. Funk up your keyboard – Colorful Keyboard Makeover With Masking Tape
29. DIY an ikat mirror – How To Make an Ikat-Inspired Mirror
30. Build an outdoor dining set – Free DIY Plans: Simple Plywood Farm Style Table & Bench

Still need more inspiration? Check out last year's 30 Projects for the 3-Day Weekend.

Re-edited from a post originally published 5.25.2012
Images: As credited in individual posts.

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