With the social distancing and self-isolation in full effect due to COVID-19, the June 2020 DIY trends reveal that consumers are increasingly turning to at-home projects as a way to pass the time.
DIY Virtual Candle Classes
Stone Candle Bar recently joined forces with Fever to debuted a Virtual Candle Making Workshop + Kit series. The classes take place on Friday, May 22, and Friday, May 29 at 7 pm EST online and will guide attendees step-by-step for creating a unique candle.
The interactive virtual experience requires users to purchase a Stone Candle Bar kit in advance and have multiple popular fragrances to choose between. Tickets are priced $30 USD and include the candle making kit, but users are urged to order in advance to ensure they receive their kit on time.
Lastly, attendees are encouraged to BYOB as the “candle master always enjoys a nice glass of wine during the virtual workshop.”
Home Renovation Challenges
A home renovation challenge is issued by the Toronto Star in a bid to bring the community together. Readers are prompted to share their DIY home renovation projects with the newspaper and show off what they have been up to during the lengthy time in voluntary self-isolation.
One can submit an entry on social media @TorontoStar and with the #StarChallenge hashtag or e-mail it directly to the publication. Although the home renovation challenge does not feature any prizes, it will give DIY enthusiasts five minutes of fame as all entries will be featured in a Toronto Star article and on its social media channels.
From imaginative home decorating to starting and indoor or outdoor garden, there has been a definite uptick in creativity among consumers who are staying at home.
Outdoor Jacuzzi DIYs
This gorgeous outdoor jacuzzi DIY went viral when it debuted as a TikTok video. The project was undertaken by Gracie Stephenson—a 23-year-old photographer from Richmond, Virginia. When she went home to stay with her parents during the COVID-19 outbreak, she decided to transform an old wooden playhouse that was built in the 2000s into a serene, aesthetically driven space, centered around ideas of wellness.
With tips from her father and some YouTube videos, Stephenson was able to completely transform the deck by “power-washing [it], replacing stairs, installing support beams, and staining and painting the wood.” She bought an inflatable hot tub from Amazon and completed the site of the gorgeous outdoor jacuzzi with decorative plants, string lights, and a protective rug.
DIY At-Home Tattoo Kits
The Stick and Poke Tattoo Kit is a DIY solution for those who are looking to create their own body art from the comfort of home, while still keeping a focus on professionalism and health. The kit comes with everything required including medical equipment, ink and even literature that explains the best way to get quality results when doing ones own tattoos. DIYers can even get a bit of inspiration with ideas within to help boost their ability to create the body art they so desire.
The Stick and Poke Tattoo Kit is priced starting at $46, and is created with supplies that are of the highest quality and meet USA standards. The kit is also vegan-friendly.
Free Home Renovation Resources
FixIt Service Pros—a start-up based in Calgary, Alberta—has launched a special home renovation resource that consumers can access for free while they are physically distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to stay at home has motivated many to reorganize, declutter, and even update the aesthetic of their home. FixIt Service Pros’ ‘Toolkit’ is intended to be “a trusted source of knowledge for all home repair and improvement needs” and it will definitely come in handy as individuals tackle some of their dream home DIYs.
Alongside the educational toolkit, one can book a free digital consultation session with FixIt’s experienced and certified contractors. The home renovation resource helps consumers “fix problems at home themselves, with a little virtual assistance from the experts.”
DIY Home Murals
DIY home murals prove to be one of the most popular projects during the COVID-19 self-isolation period. Being one of the less dangerous approaches to home renovation, as well as one of the cheaper ones, many consumers are looking for inspiration on the Internet.
New Orleans-based designer Liz Kamarul makes for a great role model in this endeavor as many of her followers have been picking up her tips and tricks for DIY home murals. Kamarul has a very distinct, colorful, and art deco-inspired style. On her platform, she shares with her followers how she approaches her concepts—by taking a photograph of the space and drawing the design on her iPad first.
Vox reported how Danielle Blundell, home director at Apartment Therapy, has taken Liz’s advice and used a pencil-and-string method to start her own paint-based project.
Branded Quarantine Fort Campaigns
To help stave off the boredom many households are feeling during the COVID-19 lockdown, IKEA Russia debuted a quarantine campaign that shows users how to make fun furniture fort. The old-school childhood play has been adapted for modern homes to make tents, forts, and castles inside — helping to cheer up people of all ages in the safety of their homes.
The quarantine campaign includes how to make a castle using chairs, a coat rack, pillows, and a blanket with the option of adding Christmas tree lights. The guide also include the Wigwam which shows how to create a teepee tent from a coat rack, blankets, books, and pillows. In addition, you can build an ultra-cozy cave, camping tent, and fortress, among other furniture forts.
Modular At-Home Workout Gyms
The ‘Fitness Station’ home gym system is a modular workout solution for those looking to train from the comfort of their living space without the need for oversized equipment or machines. The unit boasts a modular design that can be used with a wide array of equipment to accommodate many different workout techniques, even in cramped quarters. This includes in hallways, behind doors and beyond to make it suited for any living or working space.
The ‘Fitness Station’ home gym system is designed with athletes in mind, but could also work effectively as a rehab solution for those who struggle with back pain to help them stretch out their body for a therapeutic experience that’s noninvasive.