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8 Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday! If you haven't quite gotten everything together yet, there's still time for some last-minute crafty touches. Set aside a crafternoon on Saturday, and you can cre…

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5 MORE Things to Start Making at Home

I recently posted the article 5 Things to Start Making at Home (which included resources to help you make handsoap, compost, brooms, butter and cheese). Here are even more ideas to help you get closer…

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5 Things to Start Making at Home

If you scroll down this list of 5 common items, it's easy to imagine purchasing each one of them from a store. But if you desire a handmade lifestyle, why not take the plunge and begin experimenting w…

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Great Reads for Home Decorating Inspiration

Whether you're tackling a complete renovation of your kitchen, or looking for a new DIY project, here are three recent books that are sure to offer guidance and ideas. Above: An image from Nomad: A…

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Make a Coffee Table Out of a Tree Stump

Utilizing beautiful, natural objects in the home has many benefits. It creates an inviting space and, more often than not, the crafts or pieces of furniture you can make out of these objects will be m…

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7 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters

Did you accidentally put your favorite sweater in the dryer? Or maybe you've got a collection of ugly Christmas sweaters that you can't bear to part with. If you've got old sweaters that are shrunken,…

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5 DIY New Year’s Decorations

Can you believe it's almost New Year's Eve? It feels like 2011 went by in a flash! If you're planning a New Year's shindig, you're probably sorting out your decorations and planning a trip to the p…

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Make Beautiful Gifts at Home

If you love making gifts instead of buying them, here are some simple ideas that won't cost a lot—but will mean a lot to those who receive them. One of the keys to handmade presents is thinking abo…

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5 Crafty Ways to Use Pine Cones

It's pine cone season! Every winter, pine trees release their seeds and drop their cones. Pine cones always struck me as sort of a sign of the season, and I love incorporating them into holiday crafts…

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Learn 3 New Homesteading Skills

The word "homesteading" has made its way back into modern parlance—but a homestead certainly doesn't have to be 5 acres in the country. Homesteading is more of an attitude than anything else. It's abo…

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