Contributed by Hannah Whittenly
Life is messy. Life can be hard. A little DIY can help bring some joy and creativity to your day. Here are 4 DIY projects that will delight the Pinterest addict in you.
Paint Chip Menu Planner
Every family, especially working families, understand just how hard meal times can be. From simply gathering everyone at a dinner table to meal preparations, sometimes it can feel like simply deciding what to eat is an impossible task. One fix to this problem is creating a Paint Chip Menu Planner. Paint samples are easy to come by and, in many cases, absolutely free. This beautiful DIY can be customized. If you would like to plan an entire month of meals, all you need is a bigger frame. Once finished just grab a dry erase marker and start planning.
Another simple way to make everything run smoothly is by creating a family binder. This binder can have as much or as little information as you need. If you have kids, a quick emergency number list will do wonders for any babysitters you hire. If you are an adult but budgeting just isn’t your thing, a budget page will help you keep all of your financial plans straight. Binders are easy to decorate on the outside, which makes it possible to customize according to the decor. You could pair your family binder with a great family command center.
PVC Pipe Shelf
Storage solutions can be the hardest problem to solve in any home. Between the cost of quality furniture and limited space, sometimes you have to think outside of the box to get exactly what you need. A fantastic DIY project is the PVC Pipe Shelf. This project can be painted any color you want and the actual self-structure can be altered to fit with your own home. Before beginning to build, you will want to make sure and pick up good quality PVC, like that from Plastics For Industry, and wood. This is essential as you will be placing valuables on these shelves. If you don’t have a good foundation, then it won’t take long to fall apart.
For those families with small children, you know how expensive floor gyms can be. They are usually incredibly bulky and will take up the majority of your floor. If you need a better solution, look no further than creating your own DIY Baby Gym. This design is simple and easy to make. When not in use, it will fold up and can fit in even the smallest of places. You can store it in the corner of a room or underneath a bed, where ever you need it to be. The toys can be as unique as your mind will allow. Give your loved one a place to play while Mommy, or Daddy, get a little time to themselves.
In the fast-paced world that we live in today, it can be hard to find a free moment to enjoy life. For many, a simple DIY project can provide an escape. It can provide a place to let your creativity soar. Don’t forget to take some time for yourself today and make your life just a little bit easier.