Four quick DIY decorating ideas for this weekend

  • The tin foil trick
  • Reclaim your garage
  • Create your own wall feature

DIY doesn’t have to be a bore or a chore. There’s a lot you can get done over a long weekend, so what better time to rediscover your toolbox. Whether you’ve got an hour, half a day or the whole weekend to spare, completing just one of the below tasks will leave you proud as punch. DIY has never been so easy or so quick – prepare to feel very smug. 

The 30-minute makeover

Paint brush in tray covered wit aluminium foil


Painting doesn’t have to be a long, messy affair, thanks to a handy tin foil trick. Before you give your wall or fence the once over, simply line your paint tray with tin foil and fill your tray up with paint. When you’re done, remove the foil – no messy washing out needed.



The one-hour job

Picture frames on a wallCreating a feature wall is a fun and easy DIY job where you can be a little playful. By hanging up a cluster of pictures frames you can add a new dimension to a room in less than 60 minutes. There are plenty of other great ways to bring your walls to life, from painting your own blackboard calendar to building a colourful storage wall.

The day job

Girl's bedroom in pink


If you’re looking for a mid-level DIY job, redecorating your child’s bedroom is the perfect task. You can paint, create a feature wall that children can help to design or build a small storage space to tidy up toys.

The full weekender

Garage with neatly organised tools

Let’s face it – the garage is the unseen room. A beautiful mess, you might say. But this outdoor space is quite often home to slugs, rusty bikes, mouldy scrapbooks and instruments you no longer play. A spring clean of your garage might be the most satisfying thing you do over this long weekend.


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