3 totally cool DIY projects to try this weekend

19 February 2016 - 14:00 By Bianca Nkomo
Hanging planter fashioned from stackable plastic beer cups.
Hanging planter fashioned from stackable plastic beer cups.
Image: ER Lombard/Physion. Production: Klara van Wyngaarden

Flex your creative muscles and add a custom touch to your home by tackling one of these easy DIY projects this weekend. We'll show you how to make a trendy hanging planter, stylish storage shelf and oh-so-funky soap dish

PROJECT 1: FASHION A HANGING PLANTER FROM PLASTIC CUPS

Don't chuck your plastic beer cups after sports matches. Instead repurpose them into a cool hanging planter (pictured above). All you need is some washing line rope, a drill and drill bit, and some plants. Try this easy DIY project.

PROJECT 2: CREATE A NIFTY STORAGE SHELF

Adding glass jars to a store-bought shelf is an easy way to add extra storage.ER Lombard/Physion. Production: Klara van Wyngaarden

Want to de-clutter some of your cupboards? This dual purpose shelf allows you to stash bits and bobs in mason jars while still providing a sturdy platform on which to display ornaments, plants, books, or anything else really. Try this easy DIY project.

PROJECT 3: MAKE A QUIRKY SOAP DISH

Mannequin hand upcycled into a soap dish.ER Lombard/Physion. Production: Klara van Wyngaarden 

Do you remember Thing,  the helpful disembodied hand from The Adams Family? Now you can have one of these handy helpers too, sort of, by transforming a mannequin hand into a quirky soap dish for your bathroom. Try this easy DIY project.