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

Couple enjoy owning antique 'Eleanor' outhouse

Story and photos by Donna Edwards

“Eleanor” outhouses popped up in the 1930s, the result of a Depression-era work project. Paul and Mary Beth McClenon are the proud owners of one of the old-fashion privies still standing in Atchison County, Kan.

Crafts: Personalize a photo album

By Rachel Paxton

For the look of a scrapbook without all the time and expense, embellish your photo albums using one of these easy tips.

Crafts: Organize your scrapbook room

Anna Hart

Valuable tips on how to organize your scrapbook room so supplies will be easy to find, and scrapbooking will be more enjoyable.

Crafts: Preserve your favorite recipes in an eye-pleasing scrapbook

By Traci Smith, Associate Editor

Instructions for creating a festive recipe scrapbook page.


Crafts: Books provoke crafters to get creative

By Traci Smith, Associate Editor

Learn how to make jewelry, embellish clothes, crochet handbags and knit clothing, using books available from Krause Publications.

How to Make a Candle Holder

By Rachel Paxton

Butterfly candle holders are an easy project for crafters of all ages and skill levels.

Crafts: Embellishments give character to scrapbook pages

By <a href='' target='_blank'>By Vicki Churchill</a>

Scrapbooking is a way of preserving life's special moments, and to make them even more memorable, embellish your scrapbook pages with items such as appointment cards, party favors, napkins and more from all your special events and occasions.

Television switchover arrives Feb. 17

By CAPPER'S staff

As the digital television transition grows near, subscribers to cable or satellite services may be ready, while others may need to purchase converter boxes. Find out if you are eligible for a coupon, and learn about multicasting and the picture and sound improvements the switchover will bring.

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