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

Making Aprons From Recycled Dresses

By Patti Williams

Recycle old dresses by making aprons from the skirt fabric.

Nontoxic Wood Stain

By Kirk Krauss

Make natural wood stains from vegetable juices to create subtle, eco-friendly colors.

Homemade Broadfork

By Nancy Petersen

Learn how to make a homemade broadfork using coil spring harrow tines and some hollow piping. Your new garden tool will make quick work of loosening the soil in your raised beds.

The Write Stuff: DIY Stationery

By Candis Calvert

Use everyday recyclable materials to create personalized DIY stationery.


New Uses for Old T-Shirts

By Candis Calvert

Drawers overflowing? Drowning in a sea of more T-shirts than you can wear? Here are two quick and easy ways to get those used Ts back in heavy rotation.

Do It Yourself With the Wiser Living Video Series, Vol. 1


MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine comes to life in the recently released Wiser Living Video Series. Volume One of the Series features some of our most popular workshops from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS taught by members of the editorial team and expert community. Become more self-reliant in and around your home by tackling 19 projects ranging from keeping backyard chickens to making tinctures.

Wet Felting with Wool Scraps

By Sarah Cuthill

Learn how to easily wet felt wool using nothing more than wool scraps. It's so easy a two-year old can do it!

Chemistry in the Kitchen: Creating Laundry Detergent

By Candis Calvert

Crafting laundry detergent saves time, money and lightens your environmental footprint. Plus it’s simple!