Do It Yourself Projects

Crafts And Techniques

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Embroidered Peacock Feathers

Photo by Rebecca MartinTools & MaterialsTailor’s chalk wheelEmbroidery needleEmbroidery hoopScissorsLinen fabricEmbroidery floss, DMC Size 25, EcruEmbroidery floss, DMC Size 25, #738 Photo by Rebecca MartinEmbroidery is experiencing a revival. Unusual new patterns and jewel-toned flosses are being introduced all the time. This is inspirational to those of us who learned ...

Staff | Dec 31, 2019

Hand And Power Tools

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Stanley Sockets

The 99-piece STANLEY Black Chrome and Laser Etched Socket Set is sure to bring a smile to the face of the tool enthusiast on your holiday gift list.This set includes 99 pieces that meet or exceed the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications for combination wrenches, sockets and ratchets. The laser etched sockets provide hi-visibility markings, making it easier to ...

The Capper's Farmer Editors | Oct 22, 2014

Repurpose And Recycle

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Crochet a Denim Rag Rug

Photo by Getty Images/alecsomsI’m not a very experienced crocheter, but I’ve made a habit of saving old jeans until I have enough to crochet a rug. It’s a project that’s forgiving of mistakes, and it makes use of the perfectly fine fabric hiding in unwearable pants. My kitchen sports a denim rug just the right size to fit in front of the ...

Caitlin Wilson | Jun 27, 2019

Sewing And Quilting

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Country Crafts

As a suburban mother of three little boys, I certainly don’t fit the stereotype of a woodworker. My workshop is a space in the corner of the basement, with only the most basic power tools and far too many spiders. What I’ve learned — and what I hope these projects show you — is that working with wood doesn’t have to be complicated. For these, and many other projects, all ...

Staff | Dec 31, 2019


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Children’s Pyramid Picnic Table

There are a thousand plans for kids’ picnic tables out there, and 999 of them have A-shaped legs, a rectangular top, and two long seats.If you’re looking for something more unique, compact, and stable—yet easy to build—check out this one. The footprint is a mere 4 feet by 4 feet, but there’s plenty of room for friends to gather, ...

Spike Carlsen | Mar 26, 2019

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