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.

Homemade Root Beer: Part One

By Renee-Lucie Benoit

Root Beer is one of the greatest refreshments on a hot muggy day and home made is all that much better.


Easy to Make Suet Bird Feeders

By Renee-Lucie Benoit

Birds can use the extra fat that comes with a suet feeder when winter winds blow.


Stalking the Wild Christmas Tree

By Renee-Lucie Benoit

We successfully hunt down and capture a beautiful wild Christmas tree without getting into trouble.


My Olive Curing Experiment

By Renee-Lucie Benoit

The fifteen Mission olive trees on our ranch are begging for something to be done with their fruit.


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How to Make an Almost Cost-Free Livestock Feeder

By Renee-Lucie Benoit

This feeder is easy and cheap to make, and it is safe and effective for your livestock.


How to Make a Solar Food Dryer

Follow these easy steps to make a solar food dryer, and stop worrying about wasting your excess vegetables.


One Day Bookshelf Project

By Gina Gaines

Re-purpose old louver doors into a lovely bookshelf in just one day!


Frugality in the Garden With a DIY Compost Bin

By Erin Sheehan

It's time to remember that 'frugal' is not a dirty word. Doing things for ourselves feels good and makes us less dependent on big companies to have a full life.



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