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DIY Hand Lotion

   About 15 years ago, my grandmother gave me a do it yourself recipe for making your own had lotion. Written in her own hand writing, I cherished that recipe card. The diy recipe had been giving to her by a friend who swore by it. I've made  it myself several times and loved it too.   ...

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Sew a Trio of Denim Baskets

My friends and family like to give me their worn-out clothes to upcycle into my crafts and sewing projects. These baskets are from the overalls of a friend’s father, who passed away. Instead of taking the overalls apart and adding them to my denim pile, I decided to use them to make my ...

Craft a Homemade Loom and Coasters

I've always appreciated the process of creating things with my own hands. A few years ago, I discovered the world of weaving. I was intrigued by the beauty of it, and almost immediately, I wanted to learn. I started teaching myself by reading tutorials in old magazines and vintage books.Over ...

Do-It-Yourself Pour Paintings

This acrylic painting technique is so easy and enjoyable, you’ll need to start buying your canvases in bulk! Utilizing pouring medium and gravity, this acrylic pouring method allows the paint to create stunning, organic results. Each pour painting is one of a kind, and captures the fun you ...

DIY Garden Projects

My mantra is "reuse, recycle, and recreate," so before I start a project of any kind, I take a good look around to see what I can use. This includes items from my garden, yard, and house. There are always opportunities to repurpose an item and creatively use it in another way. I encourage you ...

Cat Treats for Socks

 It was the last week of August when it happened. I was adopted by a gray tabby with four white paws. I don't know where he came from, he just happened to be there as I walked out the back door. He was a half grown kitten with the personality full of joy and love. He's such a charmer that he ...

Raw Edge Concrete Plant Stand

Plants make any home feel effortlessly natural, calming, and comfortable. Plus, I like how they fit perfectly with the mid-century modern designs of my home.I looked everywhere for a cute plant stand before deciding to make my own. I wanted to challenge myself and create some industrial decor. ...

Upcycled Garden Tool Fan Trellis

A vegetable garden doesn’t have to be purely functional — it can be beautiful, too! Vertical gardening is all the rage right now, and it’s one of the best ways to add unique character and charm to your vegetable garden.Upcycled Garden Tool Fan TrellisA fan trellis is a timeless and ...

Using Yarn from Recycled Sweaters

Thrifted or ill-fitting sweaters can be salvaged for the yarn used to make them.Many a knitter and crocheter has bemoaned the cost of yarn, especially for a large project. Even the less-expensive options tend to run around $5 per skein, and if you need several colors — or a mile of yarn — ...

Farmhouse Spice Rack

Wood pallets are easily accessible items that can be found almost anywhere. Businesses, such as grocery stores, hardware stores, and lumberyards, often have them lying around and are happy to give them away for free. I’ve also found them through construction companies and businesses that have ...

Wood Pallet Storage Chest

Wood pallets are easily accessible items that can be found almost anywhere. Businesses, such as grocery stores, hardware stores, and lumberyards, often have them lying around and are happy to give them away for free. I’ve also found them through construction companies and businesses that have ...

Sew a Simple Foraging Apron

When I’m harvesting wild plants, I usually carry a couple of baskets with me. But sometimes it’s a lot easier with a big ol’ pouch to put things in, especially if I have to, say, climb a tree to get what I need. This is where the foraging apron comes in. It also has pockets for keeping ...

Knit a Nifty Dishcloth

This is the third of 12 basic homestead skills we’ll be presenting throughout the year from Kimberlee Bastien’s new book, 52 Homestead Skills. We invite you to join Kimberlee and her family on their homesteading journey. Visit the 52 Homestead Skills page to learn more about this series and ...

DIY Concrete Bookends

Finished product.There are loads of tutorials online for making concrete letters, but most of the letters are made out of cement rather than concrete. (Cement is an ingredient of concrete.) While we wanted to use concrete, we didn’t want to use quick-setting concrete because we wanted a ...

Children’s Pyramid Picnic Table

There are a thousand plans for kids’ picnic tables out there, and 999 of them have A-shaped legs, a rectangular top, and two long seats.If you’re looking for something more unique, compact, and stable—yet easy to build—check out this one. The footprint is a mere 4 feet by 4 feet, but ...

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