Do It Yourself Projects

Crafts And Techniques

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Needle Felting

When I heard our spinners guild was going to offer a needle felting workshop, I was really excited. And really intimidated. I didn't even really know what it was, but one of the members shared a piece she had done, and it was beautiful. I had no idea how I was ever going to learn how to do something like that, but I was willing to try.Needle felting is exactly what it sounds like ...

Tracy | Jun 17, 2021

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

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Repurpose And Recycle

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A Glider Comes Home

I have fond memories of my husband’s grandparents. They lived on a farm in southeast Kansas. That farm was set back from the main road almost a quarter of a mile and, because it was located on a hill, the front porch was a high tower vantage point. From the front porch you could see any visitors as they approached the house, you could look over the fields and speculate crop ...

Dj Wilson | Jun 1, 2021

Sewing And Quilting

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DIY Remembrance Pillows

A great way to honor a loved one who has passed away is to make a remembrance pillow out of one of his or her button-down shirts. Even if you’re not an experienced seamstress, this is a simple project. If you don’t have a sewing machine, and you don’t want to invest in one, you can purchase a handheld sewing machine for less than $30. Supplies: Button-down shirt ...

Traci Smith | Jul 7, 2021


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Building a Smokehouse

When my husband, Kevin, told me he wanted to build a smokehouse, I was a bit apprehensive because I wasn’t sure I liked smoked meat enough to do large quantities for our family of two. Being a homesteader and a Googler, I looked up other things besides meat that we could smoke and found that the smoked flavor adds to almost any food. So, we found (or more truthfully, stole) ...

Turn The Paige Homesteaders | Jun 10, 2021