Were you one of the awesome people who used the time in quarantine wisely and came up with awesome projects? No? Well, worry not and come join the club! But before joining the aforementioned club, check out what these 30 creative and handy people were up to during the time of lockdown. From crocheting to landscaping, these projects are all kinds of awesome! Whether you need a spark of inspiration for your own project or simply an enjoyable activity for the next 10 minutes, scroll down below to see all the entries and vote for the ones you liked the most!

#1

My quarantine project. Digital design, laser cut into 10 layers of plywood, stained brown. No name

My quarantine project. Digital design, laser cut into 10 layers of plywood, stained brown. No name

"This is 10 separate 3mm thick pieces of plywood. All the depth you see are cuts in the individual sheets. No engraving. I use a 500mm x 700mm red and black Chinese laser and feed the material through the machine on the wider axis. So the finished piece is more like 695mm x 1500mm."

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Pablo Simmo
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1 month ago

I want that on my wall!

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#2

My COVID project. Yard and paint

My COVID project. Yard and paint

"Not including the fence my total cost for yard and repainting was under $1,000... so not actually that much money for the difference it made"

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Nixon Jacks
Community Member
1 month ago

The changes look very beautiful! I call shenanigans on this being a Covid-19 project for under a grand though.... House to the left has lost its flowers in the flower bed, the trees are trimmed well above a ladder height, two sidewalks were added, and as already noted, the neighbors on the right did a ton of updating as well in the same time frame.

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#3

My Covid-19 home project

My Covid-19 home project

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Grapeling
Community Member
1 month ago

Random house->five star hotel

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#4

Covid-19 DIY project

Covid-19 DIY project

"I put a whole bunch of road base underneath it, about 600kg worth in the end, which will help with drainage. The longest part was getting the ground cleared and somewhat even."

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GumShoe359
Community Member
1 month ago

Happy pupper

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#5

Quarantine Project #2 : A Bunk Bed for My Son’s GLASSES

Quarantine Project #2 : A Bunk Bed for My Son’s GLASSES

"I started thinking about making a shelf for my husbands glasses and tiny bunk beds popped in my head and I was like “Yes!”"

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Esca Sav
Community Member
1 month ago

Well I'll be damned, I guess I'm making beds for my glasses today

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#6

We don't have space for a dining table in our apartmant, so I have made a walnut lift-top table. (inspiration from Make Something YouTube channel)

We don't have space for a dining table in our apartmant, so I have made a walnut lift-top table. (inspiration from Make Something YouTube channel)

"This is where I got the inspiration.

However, I have done it a bit differently, using cross-joints at the corners and sized it to match my previous table, as I've found that the right size. I did not use any plans since it's quite straight forward to cut it.

I tried to find the pivot locally, however, I could not find anything at a reasonable price here in Europe, so I ended up buying from China."

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Ellen Kuck
Community Member
1 month ago

That table looks very professionally made... wow

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#7

Craig is loving his quarantine cat castle. Especially now that it includes open patios at perfect heights for swatting at human heads

Craig is loving his quarantine cat castle. Especially now that it includes open patios at perfect heights for swatting at human heads

"I think just trial and error. Don’t cut out too many doorways (that compromises the structural integrity). Make sure it’s against a wall. Make sure it has a strong base- the bottom boxes on ours are extra sturdy. Edit: Maybe even try it on a corner for more wall support. You can thumb tack the upper boxes into the wall."

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 month ago

This one is the most relatable :D

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#8

My quarantine project! I am a xray technologist by day and made a mascot for my department to add some fun during these stressful times!

My quarantine project! I am a xray technologist by day and made a mascot for my department to add some fun during these stressful times!

"Pattern by Crafty Deb Designs."

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Cute!

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#9

Before and after of my marathon of a backyard project

Before and after of my marathon of a backyard project

"The number of steps involved is insane. Digging trenches for irrigation, leveling the base layer of bricks, running a drainage line, backfilling the wall, laying landscape fabric over the top, planting, irritating, etc.)

When I started it seemed like something I could totally knock out in a few weekends, and then I learned that I am either a very slow worker, or there was WAYYYYYY more work to do things right than I anticipated."

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

SOOO worth the time and effort, though! It looks amazing!

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#10

My covid project

My covid project

"Honestly if I didn't have 5 weeks off and hired a painter it would of been another story. [It cost] probably around 2400 dollars with zero labor"

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panda to nobody
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, not "would of"... I hate that. It's HAVE!!!

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#11

Made a miniature Simpsons ’polly pocket’ thing!

Made a miniature Simpsons ’polly pocket’ thing!

"I made if from Palight! It’s like a thin, dense foam"

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David Jeu
Community Member
1 month ago

Lovely

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#12

First quarantine project finished. {Pattern: Autumn mandala rainbow by NoussaCreation on Etsy}

First quarantine project finished. {Pattern: Autumn mandala rainbow by NoussaCreation on Etsy}

"This is only my third cross stitch ever. I had to frog sections a few times because my count was off, but I still had fun. It had very little back stitching, and that's the only part I'm not happy with. My back stitching could really use some work."

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hobbitly
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks nice!

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#13

My covid-19 project...

My covid-19 project...

There was an old fiberglass insert before. I bought this as a distressed property, there was black mold in the basement. I removed all the drywall, insulation, electrical (because of rat damage), couple walls and had the black mold remediated long before lockdown.Used materials left over from other projects, so [the budget] is hard to tell, $3000 maybe?

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

I love that cabinet.

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#14

First quarantine project complete. A plant holder for my girlfriend

First quarantine project complete. A plant holder for my girlfriend

"It actually has adjustable feet on the bottom for uneven surfaces. I didn’t want to add wheels since it would be holding ceramic pots."

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hobbitly
Community Member
1 month ago

Very nice

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#15

Second quarantine project, mountain shelves for my son's big boy room using simple pine board. Almost embarrassingly simply compared to the master pieces on this sub, but I'm proud of how it came out, especially the white cap

Second quarantine project, mountain shelves for my son's big boy room using simple pine board. Almost embarrassingly simply compared to the master pieces on this sub, but I'm proud of how it came out, especially the white cap

"1/4" ply for the front caps cut with a jig saw and then a cheap foam brush for painting the sides. Found it easiest to mark the distance down each side to paint after cutting out the ply caps and then use the foam brush to "push" the paint and make a crisp straight line with the end of the brush. Turned out better then when I tried to paint a straight line by hand while moving the brush side to side."

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

well done

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#16

Actually managed to finish one of many quarantine projects lol

Actually managed to finish one of many quarantine projects lol

"I did a stitch called a French knot it’s easy to do although takes up a lot of thread! The green used up 5 skiens of thread!! And this is a small hoop. Originally was going to do it on a bigger one then I realised I would keep having to order more and more thread until I could finish it!"

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Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 month ago

haha i would love to buy this

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#17

My covid project. Tons of free time and minimal experience

My covid project. Tons of free time and minimal experience

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Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 month ago

love the new walls & outdoor look, not a fan of the flooring. would look nicer with hardwood IMO

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#18

Our quarantine project was screening in and decorating the back porch. Having this to look forward to gets me through my insane work days!

Our quarantine project was screening in and decorating the back porch. Having this to look forward to gets me through my insane work days!

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Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 month ago

i would have to just WFH here

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#19

Zero waste quarantine project: I made a baby doll for my daughter out of clothing scraps, remnants, and thrifted yarn. Stuffing is an old cotton apron I shredded

Zero waste quarantine project: I made a baby doll for my daughter out of clothing scraps, remnants, and thrifted yarn. Stuffing is an old cotton apron I shredded

"I literally just sat and snipped tiny pieces of apron apart with fabric scissors, it was very tedious. It did come out kind of lumpy, it's hard to tell in the picture. I added some leftover yarn inside her body cavity to make that part a little more squishy."

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Sarah Brinsfield
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure she will have a lot of fun with her new friend. Great job, mom!

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#20

My Covid-19 and first ever woodworking project. Sofa armrest with integrated wireless charger and usb pass through

My Covid-19 and first ever woodworking project. Sofa armrest with integrated wireless charger and usb pass through

"My first ever woodworking project since school... integrated wireless charging and controller/remote holder. Usb passes through to a hub off the back of the sofa. I was fed up with trailing cables and not something stable to put a beer on in the evenings! Stained ebony and multiple coats of wax.

Designed in Microsoft word and made with basic tools.

Made a number of mistakes and lessons learnt, but did all this from my apartment lounge over the course of a week sawdust EVERYWHERE!!

I do have a number of photos that I took in making it that I can link to if anyone is interested."

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Designed in Microsoft Word?!? Man, Wingdings has come a loooooong way!

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#21

We completely reset our bedroom for our quarantine project

We completely reset our bedroom for our quarantine project

"The wall that the bed is on now has the entrance to the master bath along its left (in the picture) side, so the bed is centered along that wall, and it perfectly holds the queen-sized bed and nightstands. Having it against the other wall really under-utilized the space. Now we have a far bigger area of the room available, and the bed doesn’t feel like it’s floating in this massive, under-utilized space."

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Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 month ago

i love the blue but i would have wanted to keep the flowers!! i'd have to buy the flowers again and put it over the blue

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#22

Covid-19 Confinement Project : Triforce Penny Floor

Covid-19 Confinement Project : Triforce Penny Floor

"There was lots of planning into this; over a year actually. I just never knew when I would find the time to get this done. The confinement order here in Quebec gave me the time I needed to get it done."

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
1 month ago

Quebec! Where did you find pennies! Did you dig thought the dump to get to all the ones in Vacuum Bags!?! LOL

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#23

I got bored and decided to paint my room...

I got bored and decided to paint my room...

"It was my first time. Just search in YouTube “3D painting walls” there [are] a lot of designs!"

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Sylvia Regner
Community Member
1 month ago

Fantastic job! Looks great ;)

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#24

My quarantine project

My quarantine project

"[The structure] is probably pre-fab, it was here when we moved in and looked pretty crappy, but we painted it to freshen it up. I remember having something like this in my backyard growing up too. If I had to date it, it’s probably been here since the late 80s or early 90s"

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Ola Pietras
Community Member
1 month ago

I love the Mexico vibes in this one. :)

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#25

Moved into a new apartment before quarantine started, gave us some time to upgrade our side yard! We built all the planters ourselves and are really excited to try gardening for the first time

Moved into a new apartment before quarantine started, gave us some time to upgrade our side yard! We built all the planters ourselves and are really excited to try gardening for the first time

"We got [artificial lawn] from Home Depot. It's one that's formulated for pets. We got a cheaper one first and didn't like how it looked so lifeless and fake, this one was a little under $200 but we love it. Comfy and looks lush!"

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Bernadett Nagy
Community Member
1 month ago

Dont water your herbs by spraying them from above. Its like you would get splashed with cold water on a steaming hot day. Water the earth and do it in the morning becaue if you water in the evening theres more chance to spread fungi.

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#26

Front yard COVID-19 project, before and after

Front yard COVID-19 project, before and after

"Some pictures of the project and everything that was completed.

These are all my first landscaping projects and I am very happy with the imperfections in them. I purchased a saw, screw gun, proper digging shovel, etc. for these projects. Please let me know if there is something I can do to improve anything.

Need to finish up the porch but it has been raining the past few days.With some leftover wood, I also created two trellis for the flowering vines in my garden (one by my mailbox and one in picture one at the very right). I need to put those in today, will post pictures of those tonight."

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CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

Where is the dog!?!

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#27

Covid project- bathroom makeover. I did the painting and we hired out for the bathtub work

Covid project- bathroom makeover. I did the painting and we hired out for the bathtub work

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CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

After is really good.

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#28

Quarantine project number ?? Been wanting to make this for years and finally had time. Mostly scrap ends left over from other projects. This is how I avoid actual adult responsibilities and keep my sanity

Quarantine project number ?? Been wanting to make this for years and finally had time. Mostly scrap ends left over from other projects. This is how I avoid actual adult responsibilities and keep my sanity

Link to the pattern used.

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Seedy Vine
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!

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#29

My quarantine project completed

My quarantine project completed

"This took me roughly 20 hours"

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Luna Lovebug
Community Member
1 month ago

Is it weird that I see a velociraptor in this? I just finished a Jurassic marathon last week, so maybe my brain is still in Dino modus. But still. Look at the little brown thing on the right. That's definitely a head :|

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#30

First Quarantine Project

First Quarantine Project

"I actually just cut around the edges very carefully with sharp embroidery scissors after finishing and put it in the frame!

Pattern: Head of a Young Boy from HipsterStitchInc on Etsy"

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ABIGAIL KIRK
Community Member
1 month ago

that looks super cool!

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