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7/27/2016
Learn how to make a worn-out door look great again, from removing varnish from wood to fixing rot and applying a new coat of paint.
7/5/2016
Get inspired to make unique outdoor seating with these upcycled pallet, tire and cinder block projects.
12/9/2015
These items can be found easily at salvage stores and promise unconventional DIY home projects with a big payoff.
12/9/2015
Make your own fire starters to ensure you always have an easy way to light a fire—and even put together a gift basket for holiday gifting.
6/23/2015
Save money and plastic consumption by repurposing old soda bottles into containers and greenhouses for your seedlings.
5/28/2015
The three Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle—take on a whole new meaning when you think of creative ways to use things you have around the house to make something new. Learn how to refresh sad pillows, and even make new do-it-yourself ones, out of existing items you have lying around the house.
5/13/2015
Grow a lush garden in containers by making a few of these DIY planters.
1/21/2015
Just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean you can't enjoy your garden. Complete these simply activities and projects to be active in the garden this winter.
12/26/2013
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
7/17/2013
Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.
12/17/2012
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
7/19/2012
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
6/26/2012
Upcycle old wine corks into fun yet functional items with these five wine cork crafts.
6/6/2012
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
3/29/2012
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
3/12/2012
These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.
2/19/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her tips for arranging silk flowers.
2/17/2012
Transform old luggage into fun, functional furniture with these four suitcase crafts.
2/12/2012
Silk flowers are one way to get the pop of color with flowers and not have the plants die on you. Here's how to incorporate silk flower arrangements into your house.
12/21/2011
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
12/12/2011
Welcome guests to your home with a homemade wreath. For inspiration, check out these DIY Christmas wreath crafts, found on Pinterest.
12/8/2011
Fill your tree with homemade Christmas ornaments this year. Check out these Christmas ornament crafts, found on Pinterest!
10/19/2011
Don’t toss out those old incandescent bulbs! Squeeze a little more life out of an old light bulb by turning it into a mini terrarium or tiny vase.
9/7/2011
Turn castoff shipping pallets into a DIY sofa, daybed, coffee table, headboard or shelving with just a little creativity!
8/3/2011
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
7/15/2011
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
7/7/2011
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
6/23/2011
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
5/24/2011
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
5/13/2011
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
4/27/2011
Build a sustainable dog bed out of recycled T-shirts or newspapers. When placed in a revamped end table, it makes a nice piece of doggie furniture, too.
2/28/2011
I recently stumbled upon this great gardening tip. This project is an environmentally fun way to plant herbs.
2/24/2011
Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.
1/28/2011
The weather outside is frightful, and feeding birds is so delightful. All it takes to make one of these great bird feeders is a dip in the recycling bin, bird seed and a little creativity. 
1/10/2011
Look at your closet, and your shopping, in a whole new way. Repurpose items you already have, making a dress out of a shirt or a handbag out of men’s ties.
1/4/2011
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
11/8/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them. 
10/9/2009
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
9/14/2009
It’s easy to cut back on consumption, reuse great fabrics and add style to your rooms when you tackle basic sewing projects.
7/9/2009
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
10/28/2008
Follow a young greenie through the Hawaiian practice of malama ka `aina and create a craft that honors this way of life.




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