These Are the Books You Need to Master Your Next DIY Project

Two DIY books including The Martha Manual

Grab your tools and paint brushes! These crafty books will give you the guidance and inspiration you need to finally finish those DIY projects pinned to your Pinterest board.

The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything by Martha Stewart photo

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The Martha Manual

From everyday tasks like cleaning and organizing to how-to instructions on everything from quilting to painting, The Martha Manual is an all-in-one DIY resource that teaches readers how to do (almost) anything. Inside you'll find hundreds of expert tips along with colorful, eye-catching photos that are easy to follow step-by-step. Not only will it be your go-to source for sparking new ideas and answering life questions, but it makes for a pretty coffee table book you and your guests will actually want to read. ($21 for hardcover; amazon.com)

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Modern Macramé DIY book by Emily Katz photo

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Modern Macramé

Learn how to create stunning home décor with the Modern Macramé book and you just might acquire a new hobby along the way. The pages are jam packed with more than 30 stylish project ideas and guides that will help you make your own rugs, light fixtures, headboards, and much more. Whether you already have experience with macramé or are just starting out, there's truly something for everyone in this book. And once you get the hang of it you can start making homemade gifts for friends and family! ($23 for hardcover; barnesandnoble.com)

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Home Made Modern DIY book by Ben Uyeda photo

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Home Made Modern

Instead of spending thousands of dollars furnishing your home, add this $8 book to your cart and you can build your own stylish pieces. Home Made Modern takes DIY to the next level by teaching readers how to build pendant lamps, herb gardens, platform beds, and more. (Don't worry, prior skills and a heavy duty tool box are not required.) The author, Ben Uyeda, will walk you through each project step-by-step and even give you the inside scoop on where to find your materials. ($8; walmart.com)

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Hello Color DIY book by Rachel Mae Smith photo

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Hello Color

Hello Color is a great DIY book for anyone who loves incorporating fine details into their home. Start with something as simple as dip-dying napkins for your tablescape and work your way up to bigger projects like making your own geometric patterned pillows. Author, blogger, and Instagram influencer Rachel Mae Smith makes it easy for anyone to add pops of color to their space while also giving advice on how to work with specific materials, new ways to entertain guests, and how to capture a picture-perfect photo. ($21 for hardcover; barnesandnoble.com)

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Outdoor DIY Projects by Penny Swift and Janek Szymanowski photo

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Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects

Complete with 35 step-by-step projects, this DIY book will help you transform your backyard into an outdoor oasis. The pages are filled with more than 400 colorful photos that will help guide you through the building process along with detailed information you need to know about each project before you get started. The book is broken down into four categories (stone, water, brick, and wood) so you can easily find what you're looking for. ($14 for paperback; amazon.com)

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Natural Beauty Skin Care by Deborah Burnes photo

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Natural Beauty Skin Care

When you think of a DIY project, skin care probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But this book, Natural Beauty Skin Care, takes you behind the scenes and teaches readers how to make their own skin and hair care products that are free of harsh chemicals. The pages are filled with easy-to-follow recipes to make almost anything from honey chia seed cleanser to argan oil shampoo. Plus, the author uses sustainable, all-natural ingredients so you can feel good about what you're putting on your body. ($15 for paperback; amazon.com)

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