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.

Laundry Day, Grandma's Way

By Sheila Julson

Wisconsin's freakishly mild autumn seasons in recent years has extended the laundry-hanging season, and I've added some of my Grandma's techniques for fresh-scented laundry.

A Fresh Start: Natural Spring Cleaning

By CAPPER's staff

You can handle all your spring cleaning with five common kitchen ingredients.

Cleaning Made Simple

Family Features

Tips to make cleaning quick and simple. 

Table Saw Safety and Calculated Risks

By Hank Will

Hank talks table saw safety and taking the occasional calculated risk to get things done in a pinch.


Easy Homemade Holiday Gifts

By Traci Smith

Instead of buying gifts this year, think about making easy homemade holiday gifts for family and friends.

DIY Recipe Scrapbook: Give the Gift of a Treasured Keepsake

By Traci Smith

Make a handmade recipe scrapbook for the cooks in your life for a unique holiday gift.

Making Candles

By Julia Rothman

Making candles can be fun with this charming illustrated guide.

Turn Trash into Treasures

Family Features

Tips to transform old, worn-out or ruined items into new and improved items.

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