When you decide to make something for your home decor yourself, it’s not always just about the looks. Some DIYs are really quite useful, so much so that they can make your life easier. Even if they just save you some money. So today we’ve decided to give you a few simple ideas for DIY projects that will make your home life just a little bit easier.

5-Board End Table

This 5-board end table is really easy to make, even if you don’t consider yourself to be a handyman (or handywoman). You’ll save a lot of money on a must-have furniture piece.

Picture Frame Jewelry Organizer

This little project isn’t just a jewelry organizer, it works as a wall art accent too. And it’s pretty easy to make.

Make Your Own Side Table

This tutorial will show you how relatively easy it is to make your own side table out of old shutters. You can use any other boards (like reclaimed wood) for that too. You’ll find use for a table like this inside or outside and it will cost your next to nothing.

Pallet Entryway Organizer

This entryway organizer that serves as a very versatile coat rack is just a simple painted pallet. Add hooks at any height you want and you’re good to go.

Faux Malachite Knobs

Changing the knobs on a dresser, cabinet or doors is a great way to embellish your decor but where do you get those fancy knobs to begin with? You can try the flea market, a thrift store, or make them yourself. This tutorial shows you how to make faux malachite knobs with a sharpie.

T-Shirt Rug

If you haven’t gotten rid of your old t-shirts, good for you. You can quite easily make this awesome rug out of them.

Pebble Hot Pad

Make this wonderful hot pad for your kitchen by simply gluing pebbles to a sturdy fabric in any shape you like.

Marble Tray

Trays are great for home decor and marble ones are awesome. But you don’t have to spend as much as they cost (and it’s quite a lot for a tray) by making one out of a marble tile.

Antler Coat Hanger

Add a whimsical accent with an antler coat rack that you can make yourself. All you need is to find an antler on Ebay, Etsy or a thrift store.

Ring Magazine Holder

You can make this simple magazine holder as a convenient organizer or as a unique art hanger.