National DIY Day

With the price of home repairs going up each and every year, many people are looking for a way to cut their expenses. And one way they can cut their expenses is by doing some of the projects themselves that they would otherwise pay other people to do.

There are a lot of things that a person can do around the house that doesn’t require having a third party do it. This includes tiling your own backsplash, putting up your own wallpaper, or painting.

Although some people may avoid these tasks because they fear that they won’t be able to do them, there are actually some good online tutorials that will walk even the most inexperienced DIYer through the process. Doing a project on your own is a great way to usher in National DIY Day — a holiday that’s 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. This organization was founded by Lynn Lilly and is one of the places that give people easy access to do-it-yourself projects. These include not only household projects but also children’s craft projects. They even offer virtual craft camps.

Observing National DIY Day

The best way to observe this holiday is to pick a DIY project and get to work on getting it done. It can be something as simple as sanding a banister, or as elaborate as replacing the floor. It doesn’t matter what a person chooses, just that they take the time to do it.

For those people who are still on the fence about doing a project, this can be a holiday to watch DIY shows or to learn more about maintaining their home. No matter how a person chooses to celebrate this holiday, however, they should take the time to spread the word about it online using the hashtag #NationalDIYDay.

When is it?
This year (2023)
April 1 Saturday
Next year (2024)
April 6 Saturday
Last year (2022)
April 2 Saturday
Hobby & Creativity