Top 10 Bicycle DIY's for Spring

Riding a bike is a great way to get around town and as the weather gets warmer we can’t wait to get on the road! To prepare for your bike’s big spring debut, why not go all out with all the bells and whistles? We are sharing our favorite bike DIY projects for spring, so you can make your ride the talk of the town!

1. Washi Tape Bike Update


We are big fans of washi tape projects (you may remember that we had an entire theme dedicated to it!), so obviously we love the idea of using it to make your bike colorful. With so many washi tape colors and patterns, the options are pretty much endless – maybe a new design each season?

2. DIY Portable Pallet Bike Rack

The Haas Machine

If you are a multi-bike household and need a spot to store your bikes, this is a great upcycling project. Grab a couple of pallets and some hinges and you’re ready to go!

3. Bicycle Handlebar Streamers

Claireabella Makes

Here is an adorable project for a kid – or a kid at heart at heart! Personalize your streamers with your favorite colored ribbons – you could even match your ribbons with your washi tape.

4. Recycled Handlebar Bike Rack


Here is another great way to store your bike! Inspired by mounted antlers, this rack also acts as a sweet piece of art when your bike isn’t hanging on them.

5. DIY Bike Basket Bunting

Claireabella Makes
Claireabella Makes

Bunting is another favorite of ours (check our Top 10 DIY Bunting for Spring) – so naturally we fell in love with this bunting for a bike basket.

6. Upcycled Crate Bike Basket

DIY Inspired
DIY Inspired

If you don’t already have a bike basket, this is a great alternative. Vintage wooden crates are not only stylish but will provide you with a lot of room for groceries, picnic gear, DIY materials…

7. How to Paint Your Own Bike

A Beautiful Mess

Looking for a more permanent way to give your bike new life? This great tutorial gives you step by step instructions on how to paint your bike! We are particularly in love with this seafoam color.

8. DIY Bicycle Basket Bag

Pretty Prudent

So now that you have upcycled a viniage crate and made bunting to decorate it – the next step is a custom bag for your basket. You can create a bag that will fit perfectly into your basket and allow you to easily transport your belongings from inside to out!

9. DIY Bike Bell

Idle Wife
Idle Wife

There’s no sense in decorating your entire bike and neglecting your bell! Now you can ring your bell in style – by simply adding some bright colors or a great pattern.

10. Bicycle Skirt Guard

Knits for Life

Last but not least is a gorgeous skirt guard. The best part about this tutorial is that it actually includes a pattern, so get your knitting needles ready!


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