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5 DIY Ideas That You Should Try in Quarantine

COVID-19 has changed how we live. It has brought the world to a standstill, made the seemingly innocent job of washing hands a necessity, and is on the verge of making handshakes obsolete. According to Psychology Today, quarantine has multiple psychological effects. The absence of regular human interactions, especially for those whose jobs or lifestyles revolved around outdoorsy activities, can be quite destructive.

Quarantine DIY Ideas

Learn and Practice a few DIY Ideas. 

1. Outdoor Bench with a Sturdy Back

The mention of DIY ideas creates images of craftsmanship. However, most of us believe that we lack the level of artisanship required to build something worthwhile. That could be true if quarantine had never filled our lives with uncertainties. For all we know, it could last for months, which gives us enough time to invest in the best DIY backyard ideas such as building an outdoor bench.

With our beginner skills, we only need 30 minutes to make a bench using supplies worth $30 -$50, which are easy to find online.

Tools and materials needed for this are:

  • Best impact driver Miter saw
  • Speed square
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Four pieces of 2x8x8 pressure treated lumber
  • 2½ inch exterior wood screws

2. Cupcake Wrapper Wreath

Our pantries are full of cupcake liners that we have no plans of using. Well, with around 14 days of COVID-19 self-quarantine, we have enough time to learn to make such items. First, make around 50 flowers. Next, flatten one mini baking cup and two regular-sized baking cups. Add a tiny bit of glue to each cup’s center before layering them on top of each other.

Next, grab the bottom cup and pinch everything together. While doing that, remember to fan the top out. Glue all the flowers into one gigantic wreath. Then make it into stunning patterns.

3. Upgrade the Dog’s Kennel

We love dogs and all other types of pets. Around the world, dogs are man’s best friend. They are loyal, warm, friendly, and awesome companions. Most of us live with the dogs inside our homes, especially for those in the city. Even among those living in the countryside, dogs have their own spaces.

Consequently, quarantine gives us ample time to upgrade the dog’s kennel, space, or habitation. We don’t even have to construct the whole thing from scratch. Instead, DIY gift ideas are all about upgrading kennels by making them:

1. more tranquil and secure

2. suitable for the dog’s size

3. homely with the crate or stuffed plush mats

4. full of interactive dog toys, which are orderable online

4. Creating Word Searches 

Word searches are perfect for keeping the entire family busy. They also help families to bond as parents sit down with their children to play and enjoy finding words hidden diagonally, vertically, or horizontally. Further, the advantage of this is the searches cost next-to-nothing to create.

A dictionary or encyclopedia might be necessary to ensure that the words are factual, too, and avoid creating confusion. Feel free to fill the word searches with different DIY storage ideas or tools needed for DIY home décor ideas also.

5. Make Cork People

Lastly, making cork people is one of the most fun DIY painting ideas during the ongoing Coronavirus quarantine. The fact that few supplies are required for these DIY ideas makes them even more attractive. Examples of items needed include champagne corks, and some water paints, as well as water brushes. Laces, ribbons, and pearls are also necessary. Hot glue gun, appetizer picks, and black/white sharpies would be perfect as well. Here, we have several options. For example, we could paint our parents, most famous athletes, friends, or families.


Why should we be sad, gloomy, bored, and downcast during these quarantine times when we can have as much fun as we want with various DIY ideas? The above guide has shown us that everything is possible, as long as we have the requisite creativity and willingness to learn.

For this reason, make your quarantine a time to improve your DIY skills. Embrace these do-it-yourself ideas to keep yourself and your loved ones mentally busy. At the end of the quarantine, you would be better off than before.

What DIY ideas are keeping you active during this quarantine? Share them with us below.

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