10 Amazing Pinterest Boards for Affordable DIY Inspiration

Redesigning your home but stuck with a small budget? Don’t worry, we’ve compiled our favourite “pinspiration” sources, full of free and affordable ideas, to get you started.

1. Upcylista – View Board

1. Upcyclista Source

“Upcycling is not a hobby it’s an attitude” is Upcyclista’s mission statement. From making handy garden shovel-come-scoops from old milk bottles, to vintage drawers turned into kooky shelves – you’ll find lots of clever inspiration and beautiful ideas here.

2. Decoist.com – View Board


A great source of affordable home DIY projects which look just plain stunning. Excellent if you want to add some flair to your home without breaking the bank. They’ve also collected some wonderful ideas you can create with succulents – perfect for the Green fingered among you.

3. MomPrepares – View Board


Drool-worthy inspiration for anyone who loves clever interior design ideas you can put together for next to nothing. MomPrepares  board is especially good if you’re planning to redecorate – she’s collected some gorgeous painting pins.

4. Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool – View Board


Very cool and very achievable DIY ideas for family homes. This is a board packed with fun projects and ideas that mums, dads and kids alike with adore!

5. Thrifty Home DIY – View Board

Focussing on the thrifty side of DIY interior design, A Thrify Mrs has created this great board full of frugal ideas which look a million dollars.

6. HomeDepot – View Board


Blocked drains in Southend? Leaky tap in Ipswich? Never fear, this board has all the DIY plumbing know-how you need to fix small problems yourself. It might not be the most glamorous board out there, but what could be more inspiring (or affordable) than fixing up your own plumbing?

7. Sheila Wheaton – View Board

You’ll find proper, Green upcycling projects all over Sheila’s exciting board – we especially love this repainted waste-paper basket, turned upside down and transformed into a mind-bogglingly lovely bedside table!

8. BonnieStar – View Board


A handy collection of over 1000 pins, packed with upcycling ideas that will transform your home. From 10 different ways to make use of old drawers, to birdfeeders built from old tin cans.

9. Elise de Krosse – View Board

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More recycled interior design inspiration that you can shake a stick at. This is the perfect Pinterest board for creating useful bits and bobs without spending a solitary penny.

10. Lori DeLong – View Board

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For the more artistic and eclectic among you, Lori’s board is full of crazy repurposed items which could turn your pad into a bizarre and brilliant wonderland – perfect if you’re looking for a way to use thoat all headboard (just turn it into a chalkboard!).

Where do you go to find DIY inspiration for your home? What was your latest project? Share your ideas and favourite sources with our readers below.

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