Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2015? If you are like many people, you probably vowed to improve your life or the lives of others. Top resolutions include things like losing weight or quitting smoking, of course, but many also revolve around saving money.
If you have gone with spending less and saving more, there are a variety of ways you can save a penny here or there. One particularly great solution is to take advantage of all the DIY projects available right at your fingertips. No worries if you aren’t crafty, as many projects are perfect for novices. And if you haven’t made a resolution, here is a list of 50 suggestions to inspire you toward self-improvement.
If you want to spruce up your house
Think designer light switch plates! These simple creations are easy to make, cost next to nothing, and add flair to any room. All you need is paper or duct tape, mod podge, and a paint brush. Here are directions.
If you vowed to reduce, reuse, and recycle more
Get started with a market tote! You’ll never have to answer the “paper or plastic” question again with this easy DIY bag. If you don’t know how to sew, don’t worry because there are no needles required. All you need are scissors and an old T-shirt. See how here.
If you’re planning to spend more time outdoors
Make a new lounge chair! Admittedly, this DIY project is a bit more complicated, but the end result is simply amazing. And if you vowed to read more, you’ll need a comfy place to sit. Directions for this project can be found here.
If you want to be good to your 4-legged friend
Bake homemade dog treats! Stop buying expensive store-bought bags, and make them from home. Here are 10 recipes to choose from, with a variety of ingredients to please even the most finicky pooch.
These are suggestion to get you started. Check out these other great DIY projects we’ve found on Pinterest.