DIY Building Projects

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

Build a Culvert that Looks Like a Stone Bridge

By John Shaw-Rimmington

Create a dry-stacked stone driveway culvert that looks and functions like a beautiful stone bridge.

Making Homemade Laundry Soap

By Alicia Grosso

Stop buying commercial detergents and create your own personal laundry soap.

Using Colors in Homemade Hand Soaps

By Alicia Grosso

Learn how to personalize your homemade soaps by incorporating your favorite colors.

DIY Liquid Soap in a Slow Cooker

By Alicia Grosso

Use your own slow cooker to make yourself some homemade liquid soap for your home.


DIY Basic Cold Process Soap

By Alicia Grosso

Begin your soap making adventures with this easy recipe for a DIY basic cold process soap.

DIY Insect Hotel Windowbox

Invite wildlife into your yard by building this windowbox to encourage habitation.

Safety Tips for Dangerous Home Improvement Projects

By Kayla Matthews

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. In fact, some are downright dangerous. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind if you must pursue them.

Woodburning on Gourds

By Blythe Pelham

When not gardening or cooking, arting fills the day for Blythe. She shares the burning method to her madness along with some pointers in this post.

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