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4/11/2012
Bored with your headboard? Freshen up your bedroom’s look with one of these DIY headboard ideas.
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.
2/12/2012
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.
12/12/2011
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!
12/6/2011
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
12/1/2011
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
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.
7/15/2011
Connect together inexpensive mending plates to make these top-shelf candleholders—perfect for patio and porch dining. This simple project takes minutes and costs next to nothing.
7/8/2011
Give your bathroom a little flair—and have fun doing it—by creating a backsplash from pebbles, pennies or whatever's rattling around in the bottom of the toolbox. This fun, simple project is perfect for everyone—whether you're a DIYer or not.
7/1/2011
Use an old aluminum can and branch trimmings to make a rustic and beautiful vase. This simple project using humble materials costs nearly nothing and looks like a million bucks.
6/24/2011
Pick some pretty leaves, paint them and press their likenesses onto an inexpensive shower curtain liner to make a shower curtain much prettier than anything found in stores.
6/23/2011
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
6/17/2011
This small project could gain you big time savings. Simply screw a few hooks inside a pretty cigar box, give it a knob and hang it near the door. Never search for lost keys again!
6/10/2011
Reuse those baby food jars and create a beautiful chandelier! Make this rustic, elegant candleholder or stop before power tools are required to make pretty votives, perfect for patio dining.
5/27/2011
Cut old milk jugs into the shape of your choice, rough them up with sandpaper and string them together to make surprisingly pretty window shades that offer privacy while letting the sun shine in.
5/20/2011
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
5/13/2011
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
5/3/2011
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
4/29/2011
Two students have created an inspirational blog that features one upcycling project—something made from discarded materials—each day. They've committed to keeping it going for 30 days, but with your help it could go forever.
4/29/2011
What can you do with all those useless newspapers, paper bags and Yellow Pages books? Tear them into scraps and use them to decoupage walls and other surfaces. It's easy, cheap—and surprisingly elegant.
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.
4/21/2011
Solar-powered jar lights are pretty but too pricey. You can easily make your own using easy-to-find items from the hardware store.
4/18/2011
Old mirrors are a dime a dozen at flea markets--but what can you do with them? Group several of different shapes together for a pretty, unique display.
4/15/2011
Reed diffusers are a great way to fill your home with the fresh, healing scents of essential oils—but they're pricey. You can save a bundle by making your own using repurposed bottles and plant stalks.
4/14/2011
Tearing out wall-to-wall carpet is one of the healthiest things you can do. Dress up the scuffed wood floor underneath using plant-based paint and stencils. You'll never miss the rug.
4/5/2011
Use old jars to make these cute, inexpensive candle lanterns—for a fraction of what you'd pay if you bought them at the store.
4/1/2011
Rain chains are a smart, good-looking way to collect rainwater from your roof—but they can be pricey. You can make your own for next to nothing. Give your house a little bling.
3/30/2011
Bring some spring into your life. Sprinkle some wheat grass seeds in an old apothecary jar and watch them grow.
3/29/2011
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
3/25/2011
Turn empty oatmeal and salt containers into pretty storage canisters--in a snap.
12/17/2010
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
11/30/2010
Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.
12/29/2009
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
12/28/2009
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
12/11/2009
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
10/16/2009
DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
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.




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