TikTok DIY Trends to Try this Summer

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Whether you’ve jumped on the bandwagon or not, TikTok has proved to be the fastest growing social media app…ever! Its short-form video format allows users of all ages to create engaging content, no matter the topic. No seriously, there’s a TikTok video for everyone. Whether you’re into crime mysteries, college Greek life, exotic cats, or DIY projects, you’ll find something you’re interested in! But let’s talk DIY. 

The beauty of TikTok is that anybody can join to share their own content, or to find inspiration. After many hours of scrolling the #fyp, here are some of the top DIY trends right now that we can’t wait to try:  

Give a Piece of Furniture a Glow Up

Whether you found a unique table on the side of the road you’re hoping to upcycle or have been holding on to grandma’s dresser you’ve always thought has potential, it’s time to give that piece a makeover. There are countless ideas floating around on this app for how to turn a plain or dated piece of furniture into something fabulous. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh coat of paint to bring something to life. In other cases, you may want to go all out and screw in new handles to a dresser, swap out the legs of a table, or even add wallpaper to the inside of a drawer. The possibilities are endless.

Cross Stitch a Canvas Painting

We know it sounds weird, but trust us, these projects turn out great! There are plenty of gorgeous, thin-lined designs online that you can print out, hold over your canvas, and poke holes in along the line. Once you’ve done that, you can easily thread your needle along the outline to create a gorgeous piece of art! Depending on how colorful you want this piece, you can also start by painting your canvas to add an extra element to your project. 

Customize & Design Your T-Shirt

A tried-and-true DIY that never goes out of style? Customizing your own t-shirt. This project is perfect for events like family reunions, a fun bar crawl, or just for everyday wear. Whether you’re looking for clothes for large or small groups, we recommend ordering from a site like Threadsy! They offer affordable clothing that’s actually high-quality. 

Bleach Tie-Dye an Outfit

Because all trends eventually come back in style, tie-dye is back, baby, but with a twist: bleach. Yep, sounds weird, looks cool. The biggest trend here is bleaching a sweatshirt and sweatpants to create a custom matching set, but you could do this with any piece of clothing! A t-shirt, tank top, hat, whatever. And unlike the traditional colorful dye, bleach comes out white or pink-toned, adding a fun 2021 spin to the old school tie-dye look.

Of course, these are just a few ideas! For more, you’ll need to scroll TikTok and let the algorithm work it’s magic. But in the meantime, we hope you enjoy trying one (or all) of these DIYs!