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.

Crafts: Scrapbooking and card making made simple

Traci Smith, Associate Editor

Tips and ideas for making cards and scrapbook pages that will look like a professional made them.

Crafts: Sew a simple bunny apron for Easter

Flo Burtnett

Instructions for making a cute and practical bunny apron.

Crafts: Books offer ideas that will have you scrapbooking in no time.

Traci Smith, Associate Editor

Books feature ideas, tips and techniques for making beautiful scrapbooks.

Crafts: Design adorable layouts for a baby scrapbook

By Traci Smith, Associate Editor

Use your individual style and have fun creating a beautiful baby scrapbook.


Volunteers turn mother’s yarn into ‘going away’ gift for children

By Chris Spitzer

Women fulfill wish of mother with cancer, creating fabric items for her children.

First of new Lincoln pennies rolls into pockets

By CAPPER'S editors

Coins celebrate the president’s life during the bicentennial year of his birth.

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.