10 DIY Kitchen Projects for Your Labor Day Weekend

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Even though it’s still warm in many parts of the country, this weekend is the unofficial start of fall. School is about to begin, pumpkin spice lattes are just around the corner, and we’re getting into project mode in our homes.

With a three-day weekend on the horizon, we’ve got a few projects to tackle. Here are some of our favorite ideas to get you started planning.

  • Dipped Kitchen Jars – This Little Street: Spray paint and Sharpies are all you need to create these colorful dipped jars. If you have more of a glam kitchen, you could also use metallic spray paints.
  • Wood & Marble Serving Board – The Merrythought: This project takes a bit of woodworking knowledge, but it has stunning results. We can also imagine this making a great gift.
  • Wooden Jar Lids – Fall for DIY: Give reused jam jars a makeover before storing your pantry staples in them by giving them a faux bois look.
  • Pinafore Apron – Canadian Living: If you like the pinafore style of apron, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make.
  • DIY Compost Bin – Local Kitchen Blog: As the temperatures start to mellow, you can switch from freezer composting back to counter composting if you prefer. This sleek box is the perfect one to leave out on the counter.
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  • Geometric Felt Coasters – Martha Stewart: Felt coasters are incredibly easy to make, but why not make them a bit more special by using your sewing machine to add patterns in contrasting colors?
  • Stamped Table Runner – Design*Sponge: Reach for a potato and some fabric paint to make this simple, but beautiful table runner. We’d be tempted to add a metallic paint in there as well.
  • Wire Utensil Rack – A Beautiful Mess: This simple and stylish utensil rack started out as rebar used for stabilizing concrete, but with a little spray paint, it makes a great addition to the kitchen.
  • Simple Stitched Hot Pads – The Purl Bee: Another easy sewing project, these hot pads will protect your hands and add a pop of color to your kitchen.
  • Faux Ceramic Napkin Rings – Almost Makes Perfect: Oven-baked polymer clay (like Sculpey) is the perfect material for this project. You can either mix colors or you can paint it after they’ve baked.