Get Holiday Ready: Easy DIY Project Ideas

The holidays are coming and time won’t stop for that grumbling relative who makes unsolicited comments about your home decor. Now is the perfect time to tackle a few weekend projects to get your house ready for the holidays and leave your relatives speechless.

Home DIY projects are a great way to save money, express your creativity, and improve your home. There are many resources available to help you with home DIY projects. You can find books, websites, and even YouTube channels that offer step-by-step instructions. Some benefits of DIY home projects are:

Saving money:
DIY projects can save you a lot of money on labor costs. If you’re handy with tools and have some basic DIY skills, you can do many projects yourself for a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional.

Personalizing your home:
DIY projects allow you to personalize your home to your own taste and style. You can choose the materials, colors, and finishes that you want, and you can be sure that the finished project will be unique to your home.

Learning new skills:
DIY projects can be a great way to learn new skills and improve your handiness. As you complete projects, you’ll learn how to use tools, how to follow instructions, and how to solve problems. Next thing you know, you’ll be moving onto more exciting and challenging home projects.

Here is a roundup of four beginner-level DIY projects. Grab your partner or friend and do something fun together. In just a few days, you’ll have created a festive and welcoming atmosphere for your family and friends to enjoy.

Paint the Front Door

Repainting your front door is a great way to update the look of your home and improve its curb appeal. It is a relatively easy DIY project that can be done in a weekend.

Read this detailed step-by-step tutorial on

Add Flair with Wallpaper

There are tons of wallpaper options nowadays, from self-adhesive to peel-and-stick, so you can really add fun and personality to your living spaces. Did you know vertical stripes can make a room look taller while horizontal stripes can make it look wider?

Here’s an article by Architectural Digest sharing installation strategies and tips.

Install a Sliding Barn Door

If you are looking for a unique and stylish way to update your home, a sliding barn door is a great option. They are perfect for kitchen or den entrances, and they can provide privacy when needed or act as decor when not in use.

Check out this helpful how-to article written by This Old House.

Shiplap Around Your Fireplace

If your fireplace will be in frequent use this upcoming holiday season, here’s a project that will really make it a focal point of your home. While slightly more challenging than other projects listed, this DIY is still doable over several days.

Read this Angi article to update your home with this popular interior design trend.

Before heading off to your local home improvement store, here are some tips for tackling DIY home projects:

  • Choose a project that is within your skill level. If you’re not sure if you can do it, ask a friend or family member for help.
  • Get all of your materials and tools before you start. This will save you time and frustration.
  • Read the instructions carefully before you start. This will help you avoid making mistakes.
  • Take your time and be patient. DIY projects can be challenging, but they are also very rewarding.


Tackling a few projects now and then is a great way to prepare for the future when you’re ready to sell your home. DIY home projects  don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, but they can make a big difference in the eyes of potential buyers.

Ready to buy or sell your home? The Simply Westview team is here to help!

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