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.

A Mummy Contortionist

By Raphaele Vidaling

Make this fun mummy for Halloween or when talking about Ancient Egyptians.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Soap

By Jan Berry

Make this Pumpkin Oatmeal Soap for a fall treat for your skin.

Lavender Chamomile Shampoo and Body Bars

By Jan Berry

Treat your hair with these lavender and chamomile shampoo bars, which will soothe your scalp and help you distress.

How to Handle Lye Safely

By Jan Berry

If you decide to venture into soapmaking, follow standard safety precautions to help reduce the risk of serious harm when handling lye.


Troubleshooting the Soapmaking Process

By Jan Berry

Identify, fix, and avoid these common soapmaking problems.

Memory Plates

By Susannah Seton

Preserve your memories with this craft. Popular in the Victorian era memory plates allow you to create something beautiful with your pictures or mementos.

Welding Basics: Horseshoe Crafts

Horseshoe crafts for every level, begin with a simple heart or boot hanger or find a difficult project for more advanced welders.

No-Sew Cutter Quilt Wreath

By Jennifer Casa

Use items from around the house or simply stop at a dollar store to create your own unique wreath.

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