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Weekend DIY Project: Kitchen Chalkboard for Less Than $25

I love the look of a framed chalkboard, but those suckers are expensive! Here's how to make your own for under $25! This is actually a refresh of a project that I did many years ago. The before pi…

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DIY Natural Fabric Dyes For Every Color

Do you want to try natural dyes for fabric but aren't sure how to get the colors that you want? Here's a list of natural dyes by color for easy reference. You know that conventional fabric dyes ar…

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21 DIY Baby Toys from Organic and Recycled Materials

What is it about babies that makes us want to shower them with gifts? I can't resist cute baby things, but my inner green crafter tsks at those consumerist impulses. When I can I try to make things fo…

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5 Non-Food Uses for Sugar

Refined sugars aren't so hot for our health, but there are some household uses for the sweet stuff that might surprise you! You may not put sugar in your tea these days, but it's actually an effect…

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Learn How to Make Your Own Natural Body Scrub

When it comes to DIY projects, there's nothing I love more than making my own beauty products. Just think about all the money you spend on these items every year, and how difficult it can be to find b…

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Why Should You Knit a Scarf?

I’ve started knitting again after a year-long break. I bought some beautiful hand-dyed, locally spun yarn in a brilliant mottled fuchsia, and then I got to work, knitting furiously for two days straig…

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16 DIY Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

We are going to talk later this week  about online resources to help you buy ethical, handmade goods this holiday season. If you're feeling crafty, you can also whip up sweet DIY holiday gifts for eve…

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8 Amazing Fall Crafts for Kids

Want to get your kids excited about the changing leaves and flavors of fall? Try some of these fall crafts for kids that celebrate the colors of autumn! Now that I have a baby, I can't help but loo…

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3 Easy DIY Fabric-Printing Styles

Ever since Remodelista contributor Izabella posted about Ariele Alasko's hand-stamped upholstered chair, she's been on the lookout for more DIY fabric-printing ideas. Naturally, she was excited to com…

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15 Fantastic Ways To Repurpose Your Shoe Boxes

I don't think I've ever seen a closet that doesn't have a shoe box or two lying around inside. They're ubiquitous; they're everywhere. We all have them and we all hold onto them for whatever reaso…

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