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

Handmade Gifts That Say 'I Love You'

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Facebook community

Forego chocolate and roses this Valentine’s Day and instead choose homemade gifts, such as these ideas submitted by our Facebook friends.

How to Make Padded Hangers

By Rhonda Shephard

Use leftover yarn, ribbon or crocheting to upgrade cheap plastic clothes hangers into padded clothes hangers that will keep your garments in place.

Transform Charcoal Ash Into Homemade Putty

By Robert J. Raynor

Charcoal ash can be used for the surprisingly utilitarian purpose of concocting homemade putty.

How to Make Canning Jar Lights

By Gary and Gina Blocker

Think outside the jar to create inexpensive, country-chic lighting fixtures using Ball canning jars.


A Simple Homemade Lap Quilt

By Brandi Woolf

A fun, but informative tutorial on making your own unique lap quilt, from the first-hand experience of a novice quilter. A perfect single day project and a great gift idea!

Make a DIY Cheese Press for Home, Part 2

By Michelle Martin

How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.

Free 'How to Build a Root Cellar' Video Seminar

By Steve Maxwell

Join Steve for a no-cost 75 minute video tutorial on building and managing a root cellar

Make a DIY Cheese Press For Home, Part 1

By Michelle Martin

Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.