DIY

Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.

How to Build a Guitar from a Wood Pallet, Part 2: Make a Salvage Plan

By Warren McKenney

Now it's time to gather your materials, thoughts, imagination, blend them together and your guitar plans. My plan is drawn out on old reversed-blue prints. I draw my plan in real size in case I have to scale for measurements.


DIY Framed Floral Arrangement

By Courtney Denning

This framed floral arrangement made with dried flowers and corsages is a lovely and sentimental art piece. It can be made with flowers saved and preserved from many occasions, or from this year’s Valentine’s Day flowers.


How to Build a Guitar from a Wood Pallet, Part 1: Materials List

By Warren McKenney

This post is an overview of my wood pallet guitar. It explains the material sources, how they were obtained and preparation involved with little or no budget, along with the story of my life. Also, you’ll learn the benefits of recycling, repurposing, and reclaiming.


Shaking Off a DIY Fail

By Amanda Hoover of Homegrown.org

Homegrown.org's Amanda Hoover shakes off a DIY fail — an attempt at homemade natural food coloring — and holds her head high.


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7 Delightful Mini-Indoor Garden Ideas to Liven Up Your Living Space

By James White

Put together your own mini-indoor garden with these clever ideas.


Homemade Cat Toys

By Courtney Denning

It's important to keep indoor cats occupied to help them live long, healthy and happy lives. These homemade toys will do just the trick! The supplies are low cost and/or can be made by re-purposing items you already have at home.


The Dovetail Joint Is a Strong Woodworking Joint

By Bruce McElmurray

Dovetail joints that are hand made are a strong woodworking joint.


DIY Holiday Card and Mail Holder

By Courtney Denning

This simple DIY project is a great way to display this seasons' holiday greetings, or to keep your mail organized. The materials are free or low-cost, depending on what’s in your recycling bin and craft or junk drawer!




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