The beginner's guide to upcycling: 3 essential tips for embracing DIY at home 11 months ago

The beginner's guide to upcycling: 3 essential tips for embracing DIY at home

Brought to you by Lidl Parkside

Ready to embrace upcycling? Here's everything you'll need to get started...


Whether you're looking for a new hobby, planning some redecorating or simply trying to make more sustainable choices, upping your DIY skills has loads of incredible benefits.

But if you're new to the world of DIY, it can be difficult to find good, high-quality equipment, and to know which tools are worth spending your money on.

That's where Lidl come in! Lidl has a huge sale coming up on their range of high-quality and affordable Parkside DIY tools - perfect for any upcycling, home repairs and renovations you're planning.

On Thursday 29 September and Monday 3 October, a huge range of DIY tools and essentials will be on sale in the middle aisle of stores nationwide, making it the perfect opportunity to stock up on everything you need for any upcoming projects, without breaking the bank.


With that in mind, we've put together some top tips for anyone looking to brush up on their DIY skills, whether you're trying your hand at upcycling some bits and bobs around the house or taking on a long-term DIY project.

From choosing the right project to picking out the perfect toolkit, here's our beginner's guide for anyone looking to try their hand at upcycling over the next few months...

1. Create a toolkit 


First things first, you'll need to stock up on any equipment you need.

Whether you're planning a big DIY project or a few small jobs around the house, having the right tools ready to go is essential. Whatever your upcycling projects involve, the likes of screwdrivers, a hammer and a glue gun will come in handy for almost any DIY task and can be a good starting point for anyone looking to take up the hobby.

If you're looking for high-quality essentials that won't break the bank, here's just some of what Lidl's Parkside range has to offer...

Ratchet Screwdriver and Bit Set - €11.99


Hot Glue Gun - €14.99


2. Start off small


If you're thinking about following in Stacey Solomon's footsteps and redecorating your whole house top-to-bottom, we'd recommend starting out on a smaller scale.

If you're new to DIY, start off with easy, straight-forward projects that don't take too long to complete - like fixing broken furniture or upcycling outdated décor. As you start to build your skillset and grow more confident using various tools, you can start to take on larger, more time-consuming projects like full-room renovations.

When it comes to mending furniture and hanging shelves, here's some essential kit to help you get started...

Hammer Drill - €69.99

Drill bits set - €14.99

3. Safety first

Some machines and electric tools can save you a lot of time and hassle when working on a DIY project, but safety should always be a priority.

Before operating any new machinery or electric tools, make sure it's assembled correctly, that you've read the instructions properly and you have any safety equipment recommended.  This will ensure you're using the tools in a safe way, but it also cuts out the risk of you damaging any of your equipment from incorrect use.

From demolition hammers to welding machinery, Lidl has a huge range of electrical tools available for anyone looking to stock up on top-quality essentials. Take a look...

Rotary Tool - €34.99

Rotary tool accessories - €14.99

Lidl's big Parkside sale runs on Thursday 29 September and Monday 3 October, with a huge range of affordable and high quality DIY products that are perfect for upcycling, home repairs and renovations. Find out more HERE. 

Brought to you by Lidl Parkside