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TAG : DIY projects

Upcycled Projects for Easy Home Décor

This upcycled bookcase uses painted apple crates to make a rustic chic place for books and knick-knacks.While recycling today is trendy, I want to take it even further — not by decorating our homes with secondhand objects, but by starting with everyday objects that we have at home or can ...

Do-It-Yourself Personalized Garden Sign

The garden is a great destination for fresh perspective, especially when life gets busy. This project combines inspiration with a little therapy and the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. I love visiting the garden. Something about being surrounded by growing plants reminds me ...

Handy House

Handy HouseMounted to a post near your garden entrance, this house-style box will come in handy for holding items you may now lug around in your pockets. By the Editors of Storey Publishing December 2017 This handy house will keep your gardening accessories and tools organized. Photo by John ...

Quilting The Old Fashioned Way

I see all these articles on different quilting sites about machine quilting with your regular sewing machine versus quilting with a long arm machine. Frankly, they both scare me half to death! I have tried to do some machine quilting with my standard Bernina sewing machine, but it is hard! How ...

How to Build a Wooden Picnic Table

In Garden Projects: 25 Easy-to-Build Wood Structures and Ornaments (The Countryman Press, 2015), Roger Marshall provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a variety of simple DIY additions to any outdoor space. Use these project ideas to add a practical, aesthetic element to your ...

Give the Gift of Mother’s Day Flowers

This Mother’s Day, instead of spending money on pricey flower bouquets, spend a little quiet time in the craft room and surprise Mom with hand-picked flowers beautifully arranged in a container you already have on hand. Baskets of all shapes and sizes, old wooden boxes, and vases and jars ...

Bragging Rights Picture Board

If you know anyone who enjoys showing off their kids, grandkids or pets, a bragging board is a great gift.Find a thin piece of board and sand it to rough it up a little, then apply stain or paint, and let it dry.Add large stickers or rub-ons to spell out a saying of your choice. Or, if you have ...

Stories of DIY Projects Made With Recycled Building Materials

We asked readers to share their stories and experiences with DIY projects. Most of the stories we received were created using recycled building materials. If you’re looking for some do-it-yourself projects to keep you busy, here are a few suggestions from Capper’s Farmer readers.DIY ...

One Day Bookshelf Project

Several years ago I made a bookshelf out of old louver doors and a few wooden boards. The poor thing has been dismantled and repainted three times and you'll probably notice in the photos that it needs yet another coat of paint. We're currently remodeling this room and the bookshelf was put ...