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DIY Garden Projects

Here are three do-it-yourself projects that’ll make it easier to sow seeds and label your plants, as well as add beauty to the garden. They’re crafted with items most people have on hand, and they’re so simple to make, you’ll want to make extras to share with friends and ...

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Gumdrop Wreath Project

When my daughter Anna Belle was 16 months old and just beginning to toddle around, we had a Christmas tree in our kitchen, which had twigs with real gumdrops on them sticking out randomly from the tree. I began to notice sticky spots on my kitchen floor, but didn’t think much of it. Then I ...

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Quilt Block Tablecloth

I’m what you might call a “random quilter,” meaning I don’t actually follow patterns, but instead just sort of sew on my own terms. I take pieces of fabric, squares and triangles mostly, start stitching them together, and see what happens. The scraps grow into larger squares, ...

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Ready for Change

While I’m not always eager for change, I realize that sometimes it’s necessary. Sometimes you just need to try something new, and oftentimes, it can be exciting and rewarding. For instance, I recently took over the reins of Capper’s Farmer, which I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part ...

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 ...

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. ...

Coffee Candles to Get Rid of Odors

Photo by Nassima RothackerCoffee is by far one of the greatest smells in the world to me. It is comforting, invigorating and makes me salivate just a little. It’s also fantastic for removing odors.Makes 1–2 candles (depending on the size of your molds) Ingredients17 ounces (500 grams) soy ...

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 — ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...