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TAG : DIY

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 ...

Antique Ladder Hanging Planter

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.Antique Ladder Hanging PlanterAntique ladders have become popular ...

Letters to the Editor from the Capper’s Farmer Winter 2019 Issue

Stained Glass SnowflakeKimberly Giuffrida, via email This stained glass snowflake was made by Kimberly Giuffrida, who shared it on the Capper's Farmer DIY Group on Facebook. Photo by Kimberly GiuffridaI’ve been doing stained glass for nearly two years now, and I find the best way to learn is ...

Knit A Handmade Rain Dance Shawl

Knit A Handmade Rain Dance ShawlApproz size: 27 x75’ (69 x 191cm) Gauge: 8 sts x 10 rows + 4” (10cm)The open stitching on the bottom of this piece allows whatever color you’re wearing underneath to complement the beautiful colors of the yarn. Pick an eye-catching toggle or button to use ...

Knit A Handmade Cable Cowl and Wristers

Knit A Handmade Cable Cowl and Wristers Convert any shirt into a turtleneck with this cozy cowl. The stylish wristers make it easy to keep your fingers and wrists warm. Coordinate with style!What’s Needed:Knitting Loom: 8 Zippy Looms + 4 Zippy Corners, 36 pegs totalYarn: Approx 180 yds (165m) ...

DIY Birdseed Ball Recipe

Make Your Own Bird Food: Simple Recipes to Entice Birds to Your Garden(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) by Mark Golley is a guide to creating the most popular and successful bird food recipes for your home and garden. Adapted from success stories, popular ideas, and childhood memories these recipes ...

DIY Veggie Suet Bird Treats

Make Your Own Bird Food: Simple Recipes to Entice Birds to Your Garden(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) by Mark Golley is a guide to creating the most popular and successful bird food recipes for your home and garden. Adapted from success stories, popular ideas, and childhood memories these recipes ...

Handcrafted Birch Bark Lantern

Vintage Crafts(Skyhorse, 2013) by Clara Lidstrom is a guide to crafting on a budget. Vintage flair isn't just classy and cute; it's fun to create and perfect for any budget! So, let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don't back down from that deal at the yard sale. This ...

DIY Jar Shelf

Vintage Crafts(Skyhorse, 2013) by Clara Lidstrom is a guide to crafting on a budget. Vintage flair isn't just classy and cute; it's fun to create and perfect for any budget! So, let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don't back down from that deal at the yard sale. This ...

Build a Mobile Craft Cart

Build a Mobile Craft CartCreate a convenient storage area on wheels for your craft supplies with this easy weekend craft cart project.By: Carole West Fall 2018Are you a crafty person with overflowing supplies? Maybe your materials are just difficult to find, which delays or even detours the ...

Antler Jewelry Holder

DIY Bedroom Decor, by Tana Smith, (Adams Media, 2015) is your guide to creating décor on a budget. Written by a popular Youtube-host, this book has 50 easy-to-follow ideas to transform your room. This nature-inspired project is practical and a conversational piece.What if there was way for you ...

Corkboard Calendar

DIY Bedroom Decor, by Tana Smith, (Adams Media, 2015) is your guide to creating décor on a budget. Written by a popular Youtube-host, this book has 50 easy-to-follow ideas to transform your room. This project for a corkboard calendar only requires a few basic craft supplies.Using a calendar to ...

Winter Library Shawl

Yarnitecture, by Jillian Moreno (Storey Publishing, 2016), guides you through spinning and knitting with custom yarn. Use patterns from leading knitwear designer to create your own knitted wonders and rely on Moreno’s expertise in choosing which textures and colors to use. This shawl will ...