How to Make a Mason Jar Lamp

  I found this tutorial for a Mason Jar lamp on the Put It In a Jar website. It’s an excellent step-by-step tutorial that includes helpful photographs. This version uses sea shells in the mason jar. But you could put anything decorative in the mason jar. Great tutorial! Click on the How to Make a […]

Homemade Cold Sore Healing Lip Balm Recipe

  Jan’s son had some health issues and at times would break out in cold sores.  She found a product at a health food store that worked and decided to make an herbal version. This recipe uses lemon balm. Lemon balm has strong anti-viral properties.  It can also speed up healing time.  Jan explains how […]

20 Cool Glow Stick Ideas

  Glow sticks are so much fun for both kids and adults. Lily has collected 20 of her favorite glow stick crafts and ideas. In order to see all 20 ideas, look for the navigation arrows top right. They look like <- 1 of 21 ->  Just click the arrows to move forward and backwards […]

Cold Process Soap Making for Beginners!

    If you want to learn how to make cold process soap, this is an awesome tutorial. Tiffany explains everything you need to know to make cold process soap. The instructions are very detailed. She includes links to places to get some of the supplies. And she includes appropriate warnings about the proper way […]

Homemade Watercolor Alcohol Ink Ornaments

  This is a guest post on the bystephanielynn.com website by Melanie of Bliss Bloom (blog). Melanie developed a variety of different techniques for using alcohol ink on glass. Because alcohol ink produces beautiful iridescent colors on glass, it’s perfect for handmade glass ornaments. Melanie includes a supplies list and detailed instructions on making: Water […]

31 Beautiful DIY Candle Ideas & Tutorials

  Would you like to learn how to make candles? Or are you already an experienced candle maker and are just looking for inspiration? This article on the Homemade Home Ideas website shares 31 different candle making tutorials that will help! I selected this article because of the wide variety of candles and the different […]

47 Genius Camping Hacks Every Camping Fan Should Know

  If you like to camp, you’ll love this article! It’s filled with gadgets and ideas that will make camping even more fun. If you see an idea you like, just click the link to get more details. Some of these are items you can buy. But a lot of these camping ideas are also […]

Mason Jar Crafts: A List of 27 Easy and Creative Ideas

  Mason jars are so versatile and can be used in a variety of different crafts. In this article, Debbie of One Little Project at a Time, has collected 27 fun and creative mason jar projects. There’s a link after each picture that will take you to a tutorial for that project. Centerpieces, herb gardens, […]

How to Make French-Style Cream Cheese

If you love cream cheese, you’ll love this simple recipe by Lesa for homemade, French-style cream cheese. It requires 2 ingredients (a cheese culture and rennet), that are inexpensive and can be ordered online. Lesa  includes links to places where you can get these 2 ingredients. The process to make the cheese is easy and you […]

An All-in-One DIY Outdoor Oven, Stove, Grill and Smoker

  One of Owen’s goals for this project was to build a multi-purpose stove that didn’t require a lot of wood or charcoal, and would still retain enough heat for cooking and baking. He and the editors of Mother Earth News came up with this design. This is a wood-fired, outdoor stove that can be […]