National DIY Day

With the price of home repairs increasing each year, many people are looking for ways to cut their expenses. One way to reduce expenses is by undertaking some of the projects themselves that they would otherwise pay others to do.

There are many tasks that a person can do around the house that do not require hiring a third party. These tasks include tiling your own backsplash, hanging your own wallpaper, or painting.

Although some may avoid these tasks for fear of not being able to complete them, there are actually good online tutorials that can guide even the most inexperienced DIYer through the process. Taking on a project by yourself is a great way to celebrate National DIY Day — a holiday observed annually on the first Saturday of April.

The History of National DIY Day

This holiday was created by the Craft Box Girls Team in 2016. The organization, founded by Lynn Lilly, is one of the places that provides easy access to do-it-yourself projects. These projects are not limited to household tasks but also include children’s craft projects. They even offer virtual craft camps.

Observing National DIY Day

The best way to observe this holiday is to select a DIY project and begin working on it. It can be something as simple as sanding a banister or as complex as replacing a floor. What matters is that individuals take the time to engage in the activity.

For those who are still undecided about undertaking a project, this holiday can be an opportunity to watch DIY shows or to learn more about home maintenance. Regardless of how one chooses to celebrate, it is important to spread the word about the holiday online using the hashtag #NationalDIYDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 6 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 5 Saturday
Last year (2023)
April 1 Saturday
Hobby & Creativity