One of my favorite creative outlets are quick low cost weekend projects. It can be anything from furniture refinishing, adding some bright paint to any drab thing, and especially up-cycling thrifted items into something that sparks joy. Below are some of my favorite DIY weekend projects (some took a bit longer than the weekend). Not all are tutorials, since there are bountiful instructions to be found with a simple google search. Hopefully they will inspire you to take look around you and see what you might be able to transform. You may just see that old picture frame or discarded chair next to your neighbors dumpster (you know you want it) differently.
I use these two Jewelry Display products from up-cycled items every day.