Gallery: 6 Easy-to-Do DIY Projects That Won’t Ruin Your Relationship

 

PUT A CORK IN IT

If you and your better half are oenophiles, this little project from crafter extraordinaire Danny Seo is the perfect way for you to use up all of the corks you've amassed. If you haven't saved your corks, you can always start now or even hit up your local bar or restaurant. Then all you need is a shadow box or frame and you'll have a super-absorbent, designer DIY cork mat that you made with your own four hands.

TABLE FOR TWO

If you’ve ever coveted one of those designer, distressed-wood coffee tables, here’s your chance to make your own and save a whole lot of loot while you’re at it. This DIY was done by our very own Bridgette Meinhold for only $5, which is probably less than the cost of the large soy lattes you and your partner can chug while you’re building it. Made of old shipping pallets, it even has a storage area to keep your various remotes and magazines. And did we mention it only cost $5?!

WEPHONE > IPHONE

If DIY solar bags seem a little too complicated for you, how about starting small with matching recycled iPhone cases? This easy DIY was dreamt up by reMade USA’s Shannon South, and is a nice, relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon and use up any leather scraps you have – perhaps that beat-up leather jacket that you’ve been hounding him to get rid of?

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4 Comments

  1. petradakia October 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    My translation entry was:
    When he says, “Don’t worry, I can fix that!” he means “I bet I can fix it!”
    Thanks :)

  2. Psychonaut October 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I entered, my submission said “I have it, it must be here somewhere” with the translation to find an excuse to visit the home improvement store

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis

  3. Lori Zimmer Lori Zimmer September 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Love the cork mat! We’ve been having fun collecting/saving wine corks for awhile- totally doing this project with them!

  4. Quinny September 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    You do know that shipping pallets are treated with a number of “wood preservatives”. Prior to 2003, these included arsenic and chromium (for US made pallets).

    Who knows what kinds of preservatives are in there now and where the pallet was originally made?

    Your nice looking distressed coffee table could be of-gassing some very unhealthy chemicals into your home.

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