Are you feeling crafty but don't have any tools to help you? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are three easy DIY/upcycle projects that you can achieve without using any tools.

Project 1: Cosy Pillow


  • Pillow
  • Faux sheepskin
  • Glue gun
  • Belt


  1. Wrap the faux sheepskin around the pillow, folding it like a present.
  2. Use a glue gun to secure the edges in place.
  3. Wrap the belt around the pillow and bench, making an extra hole if necessary.
  4. Tighten the belt around the pillow to secure it in place.
  5. Enjoy your new cosy pillow!

Project 2: Textured Bedside Table


  • Two bedside tables
  • 1/2 moon dowels (20mm)
  • Wood glue


  1. Glue the tops of the two bedside tables together.
  2. Cut the 1/2 moon dowels to size (or have your local timber yard do it for you).
  3. Glue the dowels along the length of the faces of the drawers.
  4. Let the glue dry completely.
  5. Sand the surface to ensure all dowels are level and equal.
  6. Enjoy your new textured bedside table!

Project 3: Battery-Operated Hanging Light



  • Puck light
  • Batteries
  • Twine or string
  • Glue


  1. Add batteries to the puck light.
  2. Glue the puck light to the inside of the lampshade.
  3. Tie twine or string to the top of the lampshade.
  4. Hang the lampshade wherever you like.
  5. Enjoy your new battery-operated hanging light!

I hope these easy DIY/upcycle projects inspire you to get creative without needing any tools. Don't forget to share your creations with us on social media using the hashtag #DIYwithoutTools. Happy crafting!


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