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.

Family Farm: My Wood Cookstove

CAPPER's Staff

An Illinois woman recalls her wood cookstove and other cherished conveniences on her family farm

Nostalgia For Farm Shops on Family Farms

CAPPER's Staff

An Iowa man talks about his memories of playing in his grandfather's farm shop on his family farm

Preserve Memories

Courtesy Family Features

Scrapbooking is a creative way to record family history. 

Time-Saving Tools for Household Chores

Courtesy Family Features

Expert cleaners share five must-have tools for household chores. 


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.

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