These Are 9+ DIYs You Can Do While Watching TV

Diply 27 Sep 2018

Pretty much every single time I create a DIY project, I set up my laptop so I can watch TV in my studio, or I plop myself down in front of the television screen in our living room to get started.

These DIY projects may vary from easy to a bit more difficult, but they're all ones I'd love to create while watching my favorite TV show.

While I might not be watching something that takes a lot of brain power, I definitely will be catching up on my latest binge-worthy show.

1. Create little melt and pour soaps that are absolutely perfect for your next trip.

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

You can use all sorts of cute molds to make them personalized and fun! All you need to do is buy some melt and pour soap from the craft store to make this happen.

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And as a result, you'll have some really cute travel-sized soap bars that you can take all over the world.

Shrimp Salad Circus | Shrimp Salad Circus

And while you may have to head to the microwave to melt them, I swear you can watch TV and do that at the same time.

Thanks Shrimp Salad Circus for sharing this super cute DIY!

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2. Looking for a spook-tacular DIY to try around Halloween time?

Alice And Lois | Alice And Lois

Head outside to find yourself a bunch of sticks, then get your hands on some hot glue and a piece of wood.

Do you see where this DIY is headed?

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You're going to use the sticks to create a a pumpkin shape on the wood and secure them with hot glue.

Alice And Lois | Alice And Lois

Alice and Lois made this adorable decor that is perfect for the fall season! Plus, you could use the same technique to make all sorts of seasonal shapes.

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3. Looking for a super simple way to make a cute wall hanging?

Sarah Hearts | Sarah Hearts

Check your toolbox or local hardware store for a bunch of washers! Then grab yourself some string, spray paint, and a dowel.

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Basically, you're going to thread the washers through the string to create a heart shape like Sarah Hearts did here.

Sarah Hearts | Sarah Hearts

I also love that she used a command hook to hang it from the wall — so smart!

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4. I love to create DIY gifts for weddings, birthdays, and other holidays.

View From The Fridge | View From The Fridge

I really appreciate a thoughtful gift, and I like to think that people enjoy it when I make things for them!

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View From The Fridge used some fusible fabric to create these Mr. & Mrs. pillows, but vinyl is also an option!

View From The Fridge | View From The Fridge

I could see myself making this for a couple's anniversary or another significant event.

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5. When chokers came back in style, I knew I could make one for a fraction of the cost of buying one.

Love Maegan | Love Maegan

Apparently, Love Maegan thought the same thing! She used ribbon and beads to create her own.

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This is actually similar to the style I created for myself, only I used shoelaces instead!

Love Maegan | Love Maegan

This is definitely a simple DIY you could do while watching your fave TV show on the couch.

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6. One of my favorite places to look for inspiration is the recycling bin.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

There is a lot you can make with those empty bottles you might usually throw in the trash.

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The Crafted Life used an old lotion bottle, cut out a scalloped edge, and spray painted it some bright colors.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

Now it's the perfect place to store some of her plants!

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7. You could definitely do this DIY sitting in front of the TV because it's really only going to take a few minutes.

Hometalk | Zest It Up

Next time you're at the hardware store, pick up a couple of these short copper tubes.

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I am totally in love with how the copper looks in this place setting!

Hometalk | Zest It Up

Zest It Up did a really great job with this super simple DIY project. It looks amazing!

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8. In need of a funky project to make it feel like summer all year 'round?

Hometalk | Pam Hoepner

Grab a bunch of cheap dollar store flip-flops, and you can create your own colorful summer-inspired wreath with ease!

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Pam Hoepner used flip flops and ribbon to create this cute flip-flop wreath, and I am in love with it!

Hometalk | Pam Hoepner

There is just so much opportunity to get creative with a project like this one.

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9. Guys, I am super excited about this next DIY, and I can't wait to try it out!

DIY Network | DIY Network

Start with a regular pot and tape some cardboard around the top and bottom. Then create this web with yarn.

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You're going to then weave colored yarn in and out of the white yarn and create a funky woven-style pot.

DIY Network | DIY Network

I'm definitely going to make this while watching some of my fave Netflix shows tonight.

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10. I love a good ol' upcycling project, especially when the before is kind of ugly.

Curbly | Jeran McConnel

No fear, spray paint is here! It didn't take much for Jeran McConnel to give this filing cabinet an upgrade.

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And now it looks like something straight outta an Ikea catalog.

Curbly | Jeran McConnel

Of course, I think anything with a plant on top of it is straight outta a furniture catalog, but that is definitely beside the point.

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11. It's been a while since I shared a concrete DIY project, so here we are with another one.

Curbly | Faith Provencher

Faith Provencher used concrete and wooden dowels to create a structure fit for your outerwear!

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And while the project is pretty simple, the results are actually beautiful.

Curbly | Faith Provencher

It's the perfect combination of modern and industrial, which means it's definitely something I'd use in my house.

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12. I love using yarn to create wall hangings for my apartment, and now that I'm moving, I'm ready to shake things up!

Paper and Stitch | Paper and Stitch

Using some chunky yarn in a whole bunch of pretty colors, Paper and Stitch created a faux woven look.

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This is definitely a project I can see myself doing in front of the TV. 

Paper and Stitch | Paper and Stitch

In fact, I do most of my yarn projects sitting on the ground of my living room with something on the telly.

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