Do It Yourself Projects

DIY projects for the homemade life! Crafts and techniques, hand and power tools, repurpose and recycle, sewing and quilting, and woodworking.

How to Build a Pergola for Backyard Shade

Keep your cool under a pergola that brings beauty and comfortable outdoor living to your property. These step-by-step instructions include a helpful video.


Wood Pallet Storage Chest

Article and photos by Samantha Hartman

Try your hand at amateur carpentry with a simple do-it-yourself storage chest.


Using Yarn from Recycled Sweaters

Article and photos by Caitlin Wilson

Stretch your craft budget further by unraveling old, outgrown, or thrifted sweaters to reuse the yarn in your own projects.


Upcycled Garden Tool Fan Trellis

Story by Amy Andrychowicz and photos by Tracy Walsh

Maximize the vertical space in your garden by building a rustic fan trellis for your plants from upcycled tools.


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Farmhouse Spice Rack

Article and photos by Samantha Hartman

Try your hand at amateur carpentry with a simple do-it-yourself spice rack.


Knit a Nifty Dishcloth

Article and photo by Kimberlee Bastien

Pick up the basic skills you need to start knitting with this quick and simple dishcloth project, which is much faster than a scarf.


DIY Concrete Bookends

Article and photos by Christine and Jan

Mold a pair of personalized concrete letters to hold your books in place on a shelf or table.


Antique Ladder Hanging Planter

Story by Amy Andrychowicz and photos by Tracy Walsh

Build a unique ladder hanging planter for your plants.



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