Basically start off doing simple things like wiring a plug, screwing hooks onto walls and doors, tightening loose screws on door handles etc. You can then become more adventurous and build up your collection of tools as you gain confidence in your abilities.
Buy a good, comprehensive DIY book.
Visit DIY forums and look at the questions and answers.
I have some basic tips about the tools you would need in my hub here:
http://eugbug.hubpages.com/hub/Beginnin … aintenance
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