DIY Divas established in 2009 by Janice Anderssen empowers guys and gals with the diy tips, tricks and techniques to do it yourself DIY Divas workshops established in 2009 by Janice Anderssen offers diy workshops that empowers guys and gals with the diy tips, tricks and techniques to do it yourself

DIY Divas was established in 2009 to meet the growing need for knowledge and skills training. Founded by Janice Anderssen, DIY Divas now has venues around the country and offers DIY workshops ranging from Beginners Power Tools to Advanced Welding. The workshops combine a hands-on approach using a wide range of power tools and materials.


DIY Divas

We had a full class this weekend, with the Joburg DIY Divas making a variety of colourful upholstered storage ottomans. By popular demand we will be repeating this workshop later this year. Check out the DIY Divas Joburg page to book your place!


DIY Divas

Join the West Rand DIY Divas on Saturday 8 November and make your own coffee table. Th table measures 1240 x 600mm and is 500mm high. Visit Joburg Divas to book.


DIY Divas

By popular demand we will be repeating our DIY Roman blinds workshop on Saturday 25 October. You can make a Roman blind up to 1.5 metres wide. Visit Joburg Divas to book.


DIY Divas

Book now for Saturday 11 October in Randpark Ridge to make a floating desk or dressing table. Make the desk and take home to paint in your choice of colour.


DIY Divas

Join Nina and Matthew on Saturday 5 July at DIY Divas in Fairlands for a workshop in Beginners Welding. You will make and take home a pair of trestles that you can use to make a table or desk.


DIY Divas

The DIY Divas had a fun day this weekend, making a coffee table. The ladies got to use a Kreg Pockethole Jig for making the coffee table, which allows you to assemble a project without any screws showing! Visit the easy DIY website for instructions on how to make a Modern Coffee Table.

hands-on tiling workshop

DIY Divas

The DIY Divas recently held a hands-on tiling workshop for anyone interested in finding out more about tiling floors and walls. With goodie bags sponsed by TAL and easyDIY magazine, everyone took home something! Click here to see the completed tiling project.



One thing that many South African homes have in common is boring built-in cupboards, but there are quite a few easy and affordable ways to dress up boring built-in cupboard doors to give them more detail and add interest to a bedroom or walk-in closet area. Click here for another idea for revamping doors.

upholstered ottoman workshop

DIY Divas

The upholstered storage ottoman workshop is definitely one of the most popular for the DIY Divas. When you think how much it costs to buy an ottoman, making your own is definitely more affordable. Plus, you get to upholstered in your choice of fabric.

make a simple raised garden bed

Garden Projects

Raised beds are the solution to many gardening problems and you can modify the design for various situations in any garden, whether to rectify a garden that has poor soil, or to create areas that are easy to care for or planted up with assorted vegetables.

plascon velvaglo waterbased enamel

Decorating Products

Just when you thought that Plascon could not improve on an already excellent and extensive product range... introducing Plascon Velvaglo waterbased enamel. Plascon Waterbased Velvaglo offers the same benefits of oil-based Velvaglo, with the added benefits of being quick-drying and low odour.

diy designer patio furniture

Beginner DIY

Forget my last feature for DIY outdoor furniture, this is definitely one garden suite that I want to build. The outdoor patio suite probably costs a small fortune but is a simple DIY project that anyone could tackle.

where to buy timber & board

DIY Tips

I get a lot of readers asking me where is the best place to buy timber and board products. While Builders Warehouse offers a range of timber and board and has branches around the country, there are other suppliers that offer a more extensive range.

easy diy storage boxes

Beginners DIY Projects

Make these storage boxes using PAR pine available at your local Builders Warehouse. Paint them with Plascon in pastel shades, or go bold with a can or two of Rust-Oleum 2X in your choice of colour. These storage boxes can be stacked on top of each other against a wall, or mounted onto the wall.

diy divas galvanised pipe table lamp

DIY divas have fun with dremel

DIY Divas

This Saturday's Dremel Workshop was a fun morning for all who attended. This time around it was an all-ladies workshop and everyone got to use a selection of Dremel tools including the Dremel MultiTool, Dremel Trio, Dremel Moto Saw and Dremel DSM20. Click here for more Dremel Craft Projects.

diy divas galvanised pipe table lamp


DIY Divas

Give someone a DIY Divas Gift Voucher and let them choose the workshop they would like to attend. You can purchase a DIY Divas Gift Voucher to any value and this can be redeemed at DIY Divas workshops around the country.

diy divas galvanised pipe table lamp

diy divas jam packed weekend!

DIY Divas

It might have been Valentine's Day on Friday, but Saturday was definitely DIY Divas Day, as Divas around the country attended workshop on Beginners Power Tools and Woodwork with Nancy Muchangwa and various furniture making workshops with Marlene Cronje and Janice Anderssen.

diy divas galvanised pipe table lamp

diy diva gets creative with galvanised pipe

DIY Divas

Marlene Cronje, our DIY Diva in Pretoria, designed a range of contemporary lamps made from galvanised pipe. Made from various galvanised pipe sections joined together to create her cute little pipe lamps, Marlene has already sold her first batch of lamps to a prominent interior design firm.

diy divas picture frame workshop


DIY Divas

Marlene runs our DIY Divas Workshops in Montana, and will shortly be taking over in Centurion region. The recent Picture Frame Workshop was a great success and the Divas got to grips with making a variety of picture frame styles.

diy divas on pasella

diy divas on pasella

DIY Divas

Our very own Stephanie Engelbrecht - DIY Diva in Cape Town - recently undertook a shoot with Minki van der Westhuizen for Pasella. For the programme shoot, Stephanie and Minki get to grips and make a mini-bar for a deck or patio. The show will air during Feb or Mar 2014, so keep an eye out.


OVER 5000 DIY Divas and DIY Guys have attended the workshops since 2007.













  • Established in 2007 by Janice Anderssen, DIY Divas | DIY Guys is about building confidence and acquiring the tips, tricks and techniques to use power tools for all your DIY home repairs, improvements and DIY projects. Classes are tailored so that everyone attending receives personal attention and a 'hands-on' approach.
  • With training venues around the country, DIY Divas | DIY Guys is the new way to network, meet like-minded individuals, have fun, and learn valuable skills that can easily save you money on home repairs and improvements.
  • Offering a range of workshops from using power tools to making your own furniture, the emphasis is on a relaxed, casual and fun atmosphere where there is no such thing as a stupid question – only unusual queries!
  • If you experience any difficulties please drop us a line at

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  • Home-Dzine, Janice Anderssen, partners or agents, do not accept responsibility for craft, DIY projects or other projects shown on this website for costs, accidents or damage arising from any/all crafts, projects or in the carrying out of any activities as mentioned above. For your own safety, please take all the necessary precautions.