The quarantine has given us ample time to catch up on favorite shows, try new hobbies, or lead an active lifestyle through workouts. If you’re getting tired of the usual routine and want to try new things, these fun DIY projects might help you do just that.
Plant an herb garden
Is there anything better than using fresh ingredients in your food? If you’re new to gardening, growing things yourself may seem intimidating because of the fear of finding out that you don’t have green thumbs. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try! This video shows you 10 herbs you can grow indoors, which is perfect for those who don’t have much space for gardening outdoors and is still new in gardening. They’re low-maintenance and only require water and sunlight! Soon, you can say you just picked ingredients straight from your small garden.
Transform old clothes
Since you went on quarantine, you’ve probably accumulated too many items in your online cart and are only thiiiiiiis close to giving in and finally pressing the check-out button. Well, there’s an alternative to getting “new” clothes without breaking your bank account! Just transform some of your old clothes into new ones or ask for some hand-me-downs from your parents or older siblings. This is a fun DIY to follow because it doesn’t require a sewing machine. All you need is a sewing kit your mom probably has lying around at home.
Learn how to embroider
We used to label embroidering as a past-time activity for lolas and moms, but now, more people are actually getting into it and it’s actually building a hip reputation! Embroidery is a cool DIY to spruce up plain clothes but you can also do it for art’ sake. Many have been coming up with the most beautiful embroidered creations like this:
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But that doesn’t mean your first creation needs to be like that. Start simple! The tutorial above teaches you the basics of embroidery: from the materials you use to some basic techniques.
Make your own mood board
If you’re in a creative rut and need some inspiration, making a mood board is one of the best things that can help solve that problem. You don’t even necessarily need an actual board; you can make one on the wall over your desk. Just gather magazine clippings, favorite quotes, stickers, and postcards; basically anything that inspires you. You can also look for photos on Pinterest or screenshot favorite scenes from movies. The possibilities are endless! Plus, mood boards make a great decoration in your room.
3-ingredient Mango Jam
It’s mango season in the Philippines and one way to enjoy it is through sweet jams! Ditch the store-bought jams because they aren’t that difficult to make. This recipe teaches you how to make your own jam with just three ingredients! Once you get the hang of it, you can also try other fruits and incorporate them into your next breakfast or a quick snack.
DIY Smartphone Projector
Want to spend your next movie night on a bigger screen? You don’t need to spend thousands of pesos on a new projector as you can just DIY your own. This smartphone projector tutorial gives you a step-by-step guide on how to make a projector using an old shoebox. Now, you’re one step closer to having a home theater!
Changing a few things in your room doesn’t have to involve new furniture or paying thousands for new decoration. This video teaches you how to do a room makeover for free with hacks and guides on how to repurpose items you have at home. Sometimes, all you need is a bit of creativity and resourcefulness.
Build a fort
No one’s ever too old for forts, right? Cleaning up maybe a bit of a hassle but the process of making it is the most fun! It’s comfy, cozy, and it’ll make you relive precious childhood memories. You can even decorate it with lights if you’re feeling extra! Honestly, building a fort is a fun way of locking yourself out from the world when you want to finish that binge list. Creating a world of your own with soft, fluffy things? Count me in.
What are some fun DIYs you’ve tried this quarantine? Share with us below!