Home DIY Projects to Do During Quarantine

Photo, Jonathan Hanna.


Home DIY Projects to Do During Quarantine

Be it making a planter or decorating a spare room, quarantine life could be the perfect opportunity to undertake a little DIY...

While parts of the country are starting to reopen amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, things are not going to go back to normal for a long while. Whether we like it or not, the longer we stay isolated the more likely we are to get through this. But after all this time, I know I’m not the only one climbing up the walls.

We are all somewhat shaken by the situation, and existential anxiety is nothing to scoff at. However, as this becomes the new normal, trying to be productive may do us all some good. In fact, many of us have been looking to our inner creative as a way to cope with this new-found time at home.

If you are going to take on a new project, it should be something you enjoy. And those of us who love interior design can have a lot of fun doing DIY projects around the house, but leave the big stuff to the professionals. If you are interested in a home warranty, find the right option according to this AHS warranty guide. You don’t want to stress yourself out with serious repairs.

But some simple projects can make the time go by. Have you considered one of the following?

Home DIY Projects to Keep You Entertained During Quarantine
Home DIY Projects to Keep You Entertained During Quarantine

Build a planter or flower box

One particularly charming addition to any house or garden project is the incorporation of planters, flower boxes and anything else that brings a bit of the natural world to your home. These versatile materials not only add a touch of rustic elegance but also offer practical benefits like durability and low maintenance. Whether you’re adorning a window sill or enhancing a plain fence, PVC flower boxes and shutters can transform any space into a blossoming haven.

Vibrant blooms cascading from neatly mounted flower boxes, their colours dancing in the sunlight against the backdrop of crisp, white shutters. It’s a scene straight out of a countryside cottage, yet it can be brought to life right in your own backyard or balcony.

The beauty of incorporating planters or flower boxes lies not only in their aesthetic appeal but also in their adaptability to various spaces. Even if you’re working with limited room, these elements can be creatively utilised to maximise greenery and floral displays. A balcony railing can become a picturesque garden with the addition of tiered flower boxes, while plain walls can be adorned with charming shutters supporting climbing vines and trailing plants.

DIY gardening allows for personalisation and ingenuity. With a bit of imagination and some basic tools, you can customise flower boxes to suit your unique style and preferences. Experiment with different sizes, shapes, and arrangements to create a garden oasis that reflects your personality and brings joy with every blossom.

Redecorate a spare room

You might be tempted to redecorate your home, including painting and building some new furniture. However, remember that you need to live in your home 24/7, and the air needs to be as fresh as possible. Paint and glue in the air can be toxic, and only make you wish to leave more than before.

This is why you should leave any redecorating to a guest or spare room. This way, you can do what you need to without the toxicity spreading through the living areas. Make sure to keep the door to the rest of the home closed at all times, and the windows open as much as possible.

Make something for the pets

Similarly, if you have pets and a garden you can keep the fumes outside by making something for your pets. A new kennel for your dog is probably not necessary, but that’s no reason to stop you from having fun. If you don’t have any pets, you can make a bird feeder or a bird bath. The presence of birds in your garden can be very soothing, and does not saddle you with any real responsibilities.

Spend this time doing something you enjoy. Don’t try to do too much, but some productive DIY projects can make the time pass with ease.