Sometimes you just need a good DIY project when you're bored. Ideally it'll be simple enough that you don't need too many tools; something that you can complete in an afternoon without sending yourself to the hospital. Still interested? Then you're going to love all the DIY hacks you can find on Amazon.
Whether you'd love some chic under-cabinet lighting, or you're looking to update your bathroom with some chic floating shelves, you can't go wrong with any of these Amazon DIY hacks. From Bluetooth adapters to filtered shower heads, all of these household hacks are useful, yet easy enough that you won't wind up with an incomplete project. Besides — who can resist an herb garden kit? Because even though I already have one sitting on my window sill, I'm about to order a second. You can never have enough fresh basil around, right?
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These Smart Outlets That Let You Schedule Your Lights
via: AmazonJust pair these smart outlets with Alexa or Google Home, and you'll be able to put your lights on schedules so that they're on when you come home. There's also just something fun about being able to control them using voice commands — saying "Alexa, turn living room lights on" almost makes me feel like I'm not home alone. Almost.
A Bluetooth Transmitter For Your Car
via: AmazonTo put it lightly, my car is a giant piece of crap — to the point where it doesn't even have Bluetooth. This transmitter not only lets me stream music from my phone through my speakers, but there are also two USB ports where I can plug in anything that needs a quick charge.
This Paint That Covers Everything
via: AmazonThis chalk paint isn't like regular paint — it's extra-thick so that it covers all types of surfaces, including furniture. I've used it to give my old dresser a classy refresh, as it's available in 12 different colors. The best part? White is even thick enough that you only need to apply one coat for complete coverage.
A LED Light Kit That Lets You Turn Any Mirror Into A Hollywood Vanity
via: AmazonI've used this LED light kit twice now, and both times it completely revamped the vanity in my closet. The bulbs are made from LEDs that take forever to burn out, and they're incredibly easy to install — each one is backed with sticky adhesive, so just press them on and you're ready to go.
You Can't Go Wrong With These Floating Shelves
via: AmazonFloating shelves are an easy way to update any room, and these ones work perfectly in my bathroom. The rim around the edges prevents my lotions and creams from falling off, or you can even mount them in your kitchen to create a stylish spice rack. Each order also comes with all the screws necessary for installation.
A Book With Tons Of DIY Pallet Ideas
via: AmazonYou ever see those cool DIY projects people make with pallets? https://imgur.com/gallery/rqVOc/comment/944220877/1 Now you can make your own using the help from this book. It'll show you how to make everything from patio furniture to storage chests, plus the instructions are easy to follow — if I can do it, so can you.
This Power Drill That Can Go Through Brick
via: AmazonYou might think you only need a lightweight drill, but trust me — just spend the money and get this one that can go through brick. If you're mounting shelves or televisions you don't always know what you'll find behind your drywall, and nothing kills that DIY spirit faster than realizing you need to make yet another trip to the store. It also comes with 30 different drill and screw bits so that you're stocked no matter what project you're tackling.
Organize Your Closet With This Shelving Unit
via: AmazonMy home has very limited storage space, which is why I grabbed these shelves for my front hall. They work great as storage cubbies for shoes and purses, or you can even put them in your pantry to organize your dry ingredients. There are 12 cubes in total, and you can customize the shape depending on what you need.
The Tape Measure With A Built-In Laser
via: AmazonI find that sometimes I want a laser tape measure, whereas other times I'll want the low-tech version — and this one combines the best of both. The tape extends out to 16 feet, and the laser can reach all the way up to 131 feet. Batteries also come included with each order.
A Shower Head That Filters Out Heavy Metals And Chlorine
via: AmazonMy hair has always leaned towards the dry side — until I installed this filtered shower head. Not only does it remove the heavy metals and chlorine from your water, but the vitamin C + E cartridge on the inside can also help fortify your skin, hair, and even nails. Unlike other shower head filters, this set comes with the filter, and the head.
An Indoor Herb Garden That's Completely Non-GMO
via: AmazonYou don't need a yard to plant your own herb garden — just set up this kit on a sunny window sill in your home. The seeds are 100% USDA organic as well as non-GMO, and each order comes with four herbs: cilantro, thyme, parsley, and basil.
These Macrame Plant Hangers That Dress Up Any Porch
via: AmazonInstead of ordering take-out for the third time this week, you can get this pack of five macrame plant hangers for the same price — $30. One size is made to fit most pots, and they're an easy way to dress up your deck or patio. Personally? Mine are hanging inside since I like to have some greenery around me at all times.
These Blackout Curtains That Insulate Your Room From Noise And Light
via: AmazonWhen your room is overly hot, loud, and bright, just throw these blackout curtains up in front of your windows. And when I say "blackout," I mean it — I've been able to sleep in to 4 p.m. when these blinds are drawn, and they even help insulate your room so that it doesn't get too hot from the sun. Unlike most curtains, these ones come in a pack of two.
A Pack of Drywall Anchors So Stuff Doesn't Rip Out Of Your Walls
via: AmazonI'm always worried that the stuff I hang on my walls will rip out, which is why I use these drywall anchors — just in case. You don't even need a drill to install them since they're self-drilling (just mash them into the wall hard enough and they'll make their own hole), and they're sturdy enough to support up to 50 pounds.
These Light Strips You Can Use To Update Your Kitchen
via: AmazonI looked into having lights professionally installed underneath my cabinets, and let's just say that these strip lights are not only cheaper, but they're definitely easier to install too. There are zero tools required since the strips are backed with adhesive, so don't worry about setting them up yourself — it's way easier than it looks.
This Pot And Pan Rack That's Ultra-Stylish
via: AmazonAble to hold up to 70 pounds in pots, pans, and utensils, having this rack in my kitchen makes me feel like I'm a real chef. It mounts into your wall using the included anchors, and each order comes with 12 adjustable hooks you can use to hang utensils, pans, or even dishrags.
A Set Of Paintbrushes That Won't Leave Behind Streaks
via: AmazonNot all paintbrushes are created equal — that's why I grabbed this set when I decided to paint a wall in my kitchen. The bristles are designed to hold more paint so that they don't leave behind any unsightly streaks, and some are even angled so that it's easy to get into tight corners.
Speaking Of Paint Brushes, Grab This Cover While You're At It
via: AmazonRuining paint brushes with caked-on paint is almost too easy, but this cover helps solve that problem. Just pop it on, and it'll keep your bristles from drying out so that you can pick up where you left off the next day — no washing required.
No Toolbox Is Complete Without A Level
via: AmazonYou may think that your pictures are hung evenly — but I always like to check by using this level. You have the option of using the traditional bubbles or a laser to make sure your shelves and frames are straight, and each order even comes with batteries included.
A Convenient Door For Your Cat
via: AmazonWhen your cat likes to adventure outdoors and you don't feel like getting up off the couch to let him out, just install this cat door. I use it for my small dog even though it's advertised for cats, as it's compatible with animals up to 15 pounds. I'm also not the only one who found installation relatively easy. One reviewer wrote that "I've never used the saw shown in the picture but I have always been comfortable playing with power tools so I figured it out...If you have the tools required and are comfortable doing it yourself, it shouldn't be a hard project!"
This Headlight Restoration Kit For Foggy Lamps
via: AmazonYou never realize how foggy your headlights are until you're driving on a road without street lamps — and from personal experience, it's terrifying to be almost literally driving around in the dark. This kit not only lets you restore your headlights, but it's also so easy to use that I was able to get mine looking almost-new in just one afternoon.
These LED Lights You Can Add To Your Car
via: AmazonYou've already put lights underneath your cabinets, so why not add some more to your car with this kit? The included remote makes it easy to change their color from your seat, and the brightness is also adjustable to help prevent distracted driving. My favorite part? The built-in microphone makes them react to whatever music you're playing.
These Television Backlights For A Real Movie Theater Experience
via: AmazonWhen I'm not able to make it to the movies, I just turn on these television backlights to make my entertainment system feel like a real home theater. The lights can also be synced with the sound playing through your speakers so that they react to what's going on, and they can even help reduce eye strain by decreasing the contrast between your dark room and the television.
These String Lights You Can Hang Anywhere
via: AmazonSince they're waterproof and safe for outdoor use, I have these string lights woven throughout the lattice in my garden — but that doesn't mean you can't use them indoors as well. The warm amber light creates a cozy ambiance, and you have the choice of three different lengths: 25, 50, or 100 feet.
This Extra-Large Blackboard You Can Stick To Your Walls
via: AmazonJust roll out this blackboard paper onto any wall, and you'll instantly have a convenient blackboard where you can write notes, grocery lists (I stuck mine in my pantry), or even just doodle to your heart's content. It's made from durable, reusable vinyl, and you also get five sticks of colored chalk with each order.
A Light Switch With A Built-In Motion Sensor
via: AmazonInstead of flipping the lights on every time I walk through the door, I just installed this motion sensor light switch so that they'll turn themselves on for me. There's also a daylight sensor so that they won't turn on if the room is already bright, and installation only took me about 20 minutes.
A Pack Of Hair Chalk For Fun Temporary Styles
via: AmazonWhen you or your kids are looking for a fun, temporary way to change up your 'do, might I suggest this pack of hair chalk? It easily washes out in the shower, and it's an easy way to kill time on a boring afternoon. My favorite part is that you can also mix and blend the colors to create different looks — all without having to worry about damaging your strands.
These Outlet Plate Magnets For Keeping Track Of Your Keys
via: AmazonIf you're looking for the easiest DIY project in the world, these outlet plate magnets are right up your alley. All you have to do is remove the screws currently installed, then twist in the magnets — that's it. Zero tools are required aside from a screwdriver, and the magnets are so strong that they can hold up to 3 pounds each.
This Adapter That Lets You Use Regular Plugs In The Car
via: AmazonYou don't need to buy an adapter for every gadget you want to use in the car — just grab this one and be done with it. There are two outlets for traditional plugs, as well as two USB ports in case you don't feel like locating a power brick. If you're tired of your laptop dying during long drives, trust me — this thing is a game changer.
This Adapter That Makes Your Sink Touchless
via: AmazonThere's always some sort of gobbledy-gook on your sink faucet, so why not make it touchless with this adapter? Now whenever I wave my hands underneath, the water starts running immediately — no contact required. And because the battery lasts for more than nine months, you hardly have to worry about charging it.
This Toilet Paper Holder With A Built-In Shelf
via: AmazonThere's no easier bathroom upgrade than this toilet paper holder. You can mount it to your wall using the included hardware or adhesive, and the shelf on top is the perfect spot to keep your phone — I leave it there when I'm showering so I always know where it is.
A Smart Garage Door Opener That's Really Useful
via: AmazonMy parents have this smart garage door opener installed at their house, and it's genuinely way more useful than I expected. Anytime they think they forgot to shut the door they can check and see if it's open, and if I ever drop by to pick something up when they aren't home, they can even open the door — all from the convenience of their smartphone.
This Whistle To Scare Away Deer
via: AmazonI almost forget that I have this deer whistle on the front of my car, as it emits a sound that only deer can hear. As someone who has totaled their car by hitting a deer, the peace of mind that this little gadget brings is indispensable — and besides, it's less than $10.
A Peel-And-Stick Backsplash For Renters
via: AmazonYou don't have to be a renter to use this peel-and-stick backsplash, as it's a cheap alternative to having a real one professionally installed. It's also incredibly easy to install — just peel off the adhesive backing and slap it on your wall. The pieces fit together nicely, and I'm even able to wipe mine down with a wet rag without having to worry about it crumbling.
These Patio Tiles For Your Balcony
via: AmazonPut these acacia wood tiles down on your patio or balcony for an inexpensive upgrade to your outdoor space. They're weather-resistant so you don't have to worry about them deteriorating over time, and you have the choice of four different finishes: teak, espresso, grey, or white. Speaking from personal experience? Measure your patio to see how many you'll need — or if you're me, just buy three packs and wing it.
The Artificial Turf You Can Put Anywhere
via: AmazonIf you don't like those wood tiles, why not throw down this artificial turf? I put it up on a wall in my apartment to add some green that didn't require any watering, and even when people are looking at it up close they say it looks pretty real.
This Grow Light For Indoor Plants
via: AmazonMy apartment doesn't get a ton of sunlight, which is why I grabbed this grow light. Not only does it let me grow plants indoors, but there are also three lighting modes to choose from depending on what stage of growth your plants are in. It's also dimmable up to nine levels, so it doesn't bother you if you're in the room.