10 Easy Kitchen DIYs That Are Actually Worth Doing (And Won't Cost You a Fortune)

I think we can all agree that DIY projects are the best, except when they’re not. Then they’re really the worst. You know how it goes. You see something cute on Pinterest, spend 40 bucks purchasing supplies (wait, an electric drill is necessary?!), only to end up with a project seven hours later that looks like you picked it up from an after-school craft class for six year olds. Not cool, Pinterest. Not cool. Luckily, there are some DIY projects out there on the world wide web that won’t burn a hole in your pocket or your self-respect. Paper mâché, stretch canvases, and power tools aside, here are 10 awesomely easy kitchen-themed projects that will brighten up your cooking area and add some spice (pun intended).

Each of these DIY projects only requires the use of a few materials. Also helpful, you probably have most of them lying around in your kitchen already. From hanging vases to typewriter key magnets, try out these home projects next time you’re feeling crafty. Not everyone can be a Martha Stewart, but everyone can pull out the glue gun from time to time and make something cool. (Just don’t go too crazy and turn into one of those irritating Pinterest posters… you know the type.)

Kitchen Pegboard

The kitchen definitely qualifies as a workspace, so make it look like one with A Beautiful Mess’ playful kitchen pegboard.

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Gold Confetti Dishware

There are a lot of “draw and bake” dishware tutorials floating around on the Internet, but this one by Vitamini Handmade keeps it simple and perfectly so.

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French Couple Espresso Cup Sets

These French couple espresso cup sets are the cutest thing to ever exist, and you can make them in your own home! Yaaasss. Thank you Now That’s Pretty.

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Leather Sling Planter

Nothing livens up a kitchen like some beautifully green plants, and if you’re low on counter space, Vintage Revivals has the perfect solution with these slouchy leather sling planters.

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Geometric Wood Trivets

Need something to place extra hot dishes on? These DIY geometric wood trivets by A Beautiful Mess are the way to go. Simple, elegant, and a little edgy… yes, please!

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Typewriter Key Magnets

A cool kitchen calls for cool fridge decor. Let me introduce typewriter key magnets by Josie Jones. So cool.

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Hanging Vase Display

Save up all of those empty food jars and salad dressing bottles, because they’ll work perfectly for a hanging vase display (inspired by A Beautiful Mess).

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Paint-Dipped Mugs

Mix up your mug collection with some DIY paint-dipped mugs. The Merry Thought offers up a simple tutorial that’s fast, easy, and affordable!

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Twine Crocheted Coasters

You no longer have to fear water glass stains on your favorite dining furniture thanks to these hip crocheted coasters by Delia Creates. Nothing says mellow like bohemian jute.

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Paint Dipped Planters

What’s a kitchen without succulents? These little babies have been taking over Pinterest, so create some lively little homes for them by trying Vintage Revival’s oh-so-sweet paint dipped planters.

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