DIY Building Projects

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

How to Build a Bluebird House

By Norman E. Johnson

Provide nearby bluebirds with a winter haven by learning how to build a bluebird house out of hollow logs.

Making Soap: Yes You Can!

By Deb Tejada

Soap making is fairly easy and rewarding, especially when you make a soap that’s better than anything you can buy!

Creating Catnip Mousies with Dried Herbs

By Blythe Pelham

Learn how to create a simple catnip mouse toy for your cats. This project is a great one for children and other beginning sewers, or someone with a lot of cats on their gift list.

DIY Repurposed Magnets

By Karen Housel, Sustainable Daisy

Repurpose small treasures into magnets you can look at every day!


A DIY Goat Barn for Less Than $1,000 from Reclaimed Materials

By Jason and Amanda Brengle, The Happy Cowgirl

Our DIY goat barn was built using mostly reused materials and cost us less than $1,000. In this post, we show you how we did it and give you tips along the way!

Upcycled Decoupage Lamp Shade

By Karen Housel, Sustainable Daisy

A 3-step decoupage project to transform a plain lamp shade into a stunning statement piece.

Chalkboard Wall for Your Child's Room

By David Glenn

A fun interior design idea to dress up your kids' bedroom.

Homemade Garden Shed

By Cindy Conner

If you have a garden, then you have garden tools and supplies and you need a place to put them. Carefully evaluate what you have and what kind of space you need to store them. That allows you to choose (if you are buying) or to build a garden shed special to you.