6+ Super Simple DIYs That Even You Can Do In 5 Minutes Or Less

Diply 2 Aug 2018

Guys, I totally get it if you aren't typically a crafty person. But I also get it if you want to give this whole DIY thing a try and just don't know where to start. Sometimes, it's best to start off with something similar and let that guide and inspire you as you get creative and crafty with your own project ideas.

So, I've found you a bunch of easy crafts that you can totally do in five minutes or less. Seriously, time yourself! You're gonna feel great!

1. If you're just getting into crafting and want to start off with a project that is easy to do but leaves a big impact, this is for you.

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

Grab yourself a few rolls of washi tape from your local craft store because you're going to use them on everything.

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Club Crafted added some colorful and fun washi tape to the outside edges of her envelopes.

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

And boy does it make a huge difference! I would love to receive a letter or card from someone in one of these.

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2. Everyone loves to browse around Ikea, amirite?!

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Well, luckily for us, Ikea is a gold mine when it comes to cheap items just waiting to be DIY'd. Plus, they really don't need much to turn them into something amazing.

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A Kailo Chic Life turned these cheap Ikea baskets into stunning plant hangers for her walls.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

You could probably put moss in them, but she stuck to faux plants. I think that's a pretty good call if you're a beginner!

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3. First of all, if you don't own some metallic duct tape, I think you should head to the store immediately.

Something Turquoise | Something Turquoise

Just think of all the rad things you can upcycle and make better with a roll of this stuff.

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Something Turquoise thought it would be cool to wrap some plain candles in duct tape and really make a splash.

Something Turquoise | Something Turquoise

Honestly, you could even use these at your wedding if you wanted to!

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4. Another staple for any new crafter is definitely some heavy-duty superglue.

Inspired By Charm | Inspired By Charm

My favorite is E6000, but you can play around with different types from your local shops. Then you can glue anything together!

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Inspired By Charm took some plain thumbtacks and used the superglue to adhere them to some buttons from his collection.

Inspired By Charm | Inspired By Charm

The result is a really cool way to add some color to a bulletin board!

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5. Paint pouring and marbling are two super popular trends in DIY right now, and they're both pretty easy!

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

You can add some paint to the lid of a box and watch the colors marble together.

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It's almost hard to believe these little jewelry dishes from Paper N Stitch Blog only took a few minutes to make!

Paper N Stitch Blog | Paper N Stitch Blog

I could definitely see these on sale at my local home goods store.

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6. If you head on out to the thrift store, I know you'll find some super cheap vases, pots, and other vessels.

CRTL Curate | CRTL Curate

With a little bit of sanding, you can turn them into some stellar Anthropologie-inspired pieces of art.

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CRTL Curate took some matte spray paint and went to town on these vases.

CTRL Curate | CTRL Curate

If your pots are unglazed, that's even better! They'll keep that rough matte look we've come to know and love.

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7. Guys, what I'm about to say might shock you.

Hometalk | Kara S.

DO NOT throw out your Pringles can. There's actually SO MUCH stuff you can do with them. I'd wait before you toss it in the trash next time.

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Kara added a heat-resistant silicone mat inside a wrapping paper-covered Pringles can.

Hometalk | Kara S.

Now it's the perfect place to put her flat iron after she's used it! Pretty smart, right?

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8. If you've got a drill, you can basically turn any vessel into the perfect pot for your plant babies.

Hometalk | Kimberly Button

Would you be surprised to hear that this is actually a $0.97 Ikea trash can?!

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Now that it has holes, it's the perfect planter for any happy plant!

Hometalk | Kimberly Button

Thanks to Kimberly for sharing this super easy DIY tip with us. Let's go plant shopping!

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9. Marbling is a super easy DIY technique that always ends with stunning results.

Something Turquoise | Jen Causey

It's really hard to mess it up, and even harder not to go overboard! You can do it with paints, food coloring, and even nail polish.

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For this DIY, Something Turquoise used paint, but you can definitely also use nail polish for the same effect.

Something Turquoise | Jen Causey

This is such a cute gift for a friend — or it would look fab in your own kitchen!

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10. Did you know you can achieve a tie-dye effect without actually using tie-dye?!

Made In Michigan | Made In Michigan

You can use permanent markers to get a similar pattern. Made In Michigan used it on a pair of canvas shoes.

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After you've given your shoes a Sharpie pattern, use rubbing alcohol to spread the colors as you desire.

Made In Michigan | Made In Michigan

The result is a super cool pattern that is perfect for some summer fun!

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11. So, recently I made over 100 pom-poms to make a rug.

Design Mom | Amy Christie

That is definitely not a 5-minute craft, but making one pom-pom definitely is. You can use your fingers, a fork, or even two toilet paper rolls to make one!

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Design Mom takes it one step further by showing us how to trim the pom-pom to look like a heart.

Design Mom | Amy Christie

Aren't these bookmarks absolutely adorable?! I'll be making one in every color.

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12. There are some super talented watercolor artists out there, and I envy their skills.

Recess With Ashley | Recess With Ashley

BUT you can totally make a super simple watercolor greeting card in just a few minutes.

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Ashley used a variety of watercolors to create an abstract design on card stock, then used a permanent marker to write her sentiment.

Recess With Ashley | Recess With Ashley

I bet these would be loved by any of your friends!

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