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.

Rustic Luminary Project

By Traci Smith

This luminary project is a great way to create a soft glow on a table or mantle, while showcasing loved ones at the same time.

Photo Frame Craft Projects

By Traci Smith

Turn inexpensive picture frames into charming creations such as luminaries, trays and wall decor for your home with these simple projects.

Multipurpose Tray Project

By Traci Smith

This all-purpose tray can be used for a variety of things, such as carrying condiments outdoors for a summer gathering, and serving as a catch-all tray.

Grow Tomatoes Indoors

By Shelley Levis

Learn how you can create an stylish edible countertop garden for your home with this do-it-yourself tomato planter.


Door or Wall Décor Project

By Traci Smith

Choose whatever cutout word you like for this fun décor project, which can be hung on a wall or door, placed on a mantle, or simply displayed on a shelf.

Craft a Unique Lampshade and Matching Pillow Covers

By Rebecca Martin

Learn how to re-cover an inexpensive drum shade lampshade and make matching envelope pillow covers with a few easy tools.

How to Build a Pergola for Backyard Shade

Keep cool under this backyard pergola structure that brings beauty, shade, and comfortable outdoor living to your property.

Wood Pallet Storage Chest

Article and photos by Samantha Hartman

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

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