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7 Fun & Natural Autumn Decor Ideas

Gourds, twigs, apples, acorns -- the harvest season is here. But put your wallet away. Ditch the store-bought hangings, artificially scented candles, and plastic maple wreaths. There are cheaper, more…

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Essential Oil Diffuser

This DIY project is cheap and easy, and ensures that you won't have a room full of toxic fragrance. The purpose of an essential oil diffuser is to spread the aroma of essential oils throughout a ho…

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7 Ways To Use Expired Spices

Before you chuck that jar of spice that's been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren't worth eating may still have some use around your house …

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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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