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.

Making Soap From Scratch on the Homestead

CAPPER's Staff

It was too easy to make very potent soap when my sisters and I were making soap from scratch on the homestead.

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Traci Smith

Easy-to-make gifts perfect for holiday giving.

Scrapbook Your Animal Friends

Linda Rountree Grove

Learn to photograph your farm animal friends, capturing their unique personalities, then turn those photos into beautiful scrapbooks.

Record Your Family History

Karen Sutherland

It's easy to preserve family heritage by interviewing family members and taking notes. Then combine the information you've learned with photos you have, and you've got a piece of history that will last a lifetime.


Scrapbook Your Memories

Traci Smith, Associate Editor

Scrapbooking doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. As with most things, when you have a plan, things tend to go much smoother – and a whole lot quicker.

Handmade Gifts Begin With Love

CAPPER'S Readers

Two readers share their love of quilting, with photos of a wall hanging and a T-shirt quilt.

Crocheted Dust Mitt is Stylish

Pamela Noel

A craft project for crocheting a dust mitt is excerpted from the book 1•2•3 Skein Crochet.

Crocheting Brings Pleasure and Pride

By Cathy Myers

A woman tells how she learned the art of crochet, and how much she came to love it and began teaching others, including her mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friends, the art.

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