DIY Building Projects

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

Needle Felting is Fun and Easy to Learn!

By Renee Benoit

With three tools and some wool roving you can start needle felting today.


Building a Covered Wicking Bed

By Regina Hitchock

Building a covered wicking bed for free or cheap with recycled, upcycled, items.


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. Originally published in January of 2015.


Avoid Lawn Mower Pollution: Perform Routine Maintenance

Stephanie Bloyd, Mother Earth News Associate Editor

Lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, chain saws and leaf blowers represent a significant source of pollution. Cut down on the environmental impact of your lawn care by following these seven simple rules.


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Them That's Doin': Labor of Love

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Check out these ideas from readers and our editors about raised garden beds with hoop houses, volunteer pumpkin patch, and more.


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DIY Christmas Gifts

By Anne Vassal

Anne Vassal shares these inexpensive DIY Christmas gift ideas to help craft-challenged and busy folk make life a little easier during the holiday season.


15 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Find 15 super homemade Christmas and holiday gift ideas to make for family and friends.



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