Adding a little spice to your kitchen does not have to involve a lot of money or a lot of time. There are so many things that you can do that will add that extra spark and many of them can be done with things that you already have on hand.
Whether you are looking to add a splash of color to your otherwise bland kitchen or you want to give it a more unique look by adding a few homemade essentials, there are hundreds of different projects that will help you to transform your kitchen.
We have collected 20 of the easiest and most adorable DIY projects for you to use in your kitchen. From roman shades to homemade magnets for the fridge and even DIY canisters, everything is here and you can do one or do them all. The projects are easy and best of all, they cost little to nothing to do.
Make Mason Jar Soap Dispensers
If you have some old mason jars around the kitchen, you can transform them into beautiful soap dispensers that will add a nice vintage touch to your kitchen. These are really easy and if you already have the jars, they are really inexpensive. Plus, they make excellent Christmas gifts so keep them in mind over the next few months. You can paint them to decorate or leave them plain, your choice.
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Label Jars with Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard label jars are really cute and they are great because you can change what goes in the jars by simply erasing the chalk and writing in something else. You just have to have a few old jars with lids and some chalkboard paint. Paint the old jars white and then add the chalkboard label to really give your kitchen a vintage look.
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Create Matching Canisters
Old glass jars can be used to make a set of beautiful canisters with just a little imagination and some paint. Choose the color that you want your canisters to be and then simply paint the lids to your jars. You can use jars of all shapes and sizes and they will still look like a matching set. If you want, you can also paint the jars white to give them a more unique look.
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Make Your Fridge a Chalkboard
If you have little ones in the house, turning your refrigerator into a chalkboard is a great idea. Even if you don’t have little ones, you can use the chalkboard to jot down phone messages, recipes or just anything you want. This is such a creative idea and looks great in any kitchen. You just have to paint the entire surface of the fridge with chalkboard paint and then of course, buy some chalk.
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DIY Tiered Baskets
Make your own tiered baskets for hanging fruits by simply taking 2 wire baskets and a plastic margarita glass and attaching them. This really easy project takes only a couple of hours to make and is a beautiful addition to any kitchen. You can paint the baskets different colors to make them unique or go with their original colors for a more classic look. Paint the glass whatever color you want as well.
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Crochet Pot Holders
If you crochet, why not make some lovely pot holders to dress up your kitchen? There are many different places where you can find free patterns for all sorts of crocheting projects. If you don’t currently crochet but have always wanted to try, this is a great beginning project. You may love it so much that you just have to make a pot holder for everyone you know.
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DIY Roman Shades
If you really want to spruce up your kitchen, nothing does it quite like changing the curtains. You can make your own Roman shades, and save a fortune over buying them. You just have to choose the fabric that you want and get a small mini-blind for each shade that you want to create. This is a relatively easy project considering it looks so professionally done.
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Paint Your Own Coffee Mugs
If you have a few boring white coffee mugs, you can paint them and give them new life. If you don’t have any white mugs, you can pick them up for about $1 each at the Dollar Store. Just get a glass paint marker from a hobby store that is dishwasher safe and then draw on your designs. This is a great and really creative project that lets you make the mugs into whatever design you want.
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Paint Your Dishtowels
Get some plaint white dishtowels and then make them your own by simply painting what you want on them. You can find loads of free patterns and stencils that will give you a great start on creating your beautiful tea towels. You can use an iron-on to get the design on the towel and then just fill it in with fabric markers.
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Make a Utensil or Herb Hanger
A few strips of sheet aluminum and some screws will allow you to create a great hanger for your metal utensils or you can use it for an herb dryer. You just have to create a ring for hanging and then use wire or chains to hang it from the ceiling or the bottom of a cabinet. If you want, you can even paint the aluminum to make it match your appliances.
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