Please Help PERRY COLE, the Great Dane

  That beautiful dog up above is Perry Cole the Great Dane. He’s one of the sweetest dogs on the planet. He’s 5 years old and was born at Service Dog Project in Massachusetts. They train Great Danes to be service dogs for ex-military servicemen and for children and adults with chronic illnesses that affect […]

10 Ways To Use Old Shutters In A New Way

  Manuela of A Cultivated Nest bought some old shutters at a garage sale and wasn’t sure what she was going to do with them.  So she looked around for inspiration and collected 10 different ways  to use old shutters. There are some really creative uses here: plant holders in the garden, shelving, sofa tables, […]

75 Brilliant Crafts to Make and Sell

This is a great post on the DIY Joy website  that has 75 different DIY crafts that you can make for your home or sell on Ebay, Amazon, and elsewhere. You’ll find great photos and tutorials. Here are just a few of the projects: DIY Pallet Placques Crafty DIY Rope Bowls No Sew Pillow Covers […]

How to Make Tissue-Transferred Candles

  This is a neat candle decorating technique. Using rubber stamps, ink, tissue paper, embossing powder and other supplies, you can transform any plain pillar candle with a beautiful tissue-transferred design. Well-know designer and crafter, Cathie Filian,  of the Cathie Filian Blogspot website provides clear instructions and some very  helpful photographs. Click on the How […]

How to Build an Earth Oven

  I thought this was the neatest project. The article tells the story of  TH, baker and cook, who wanted to build a wood-fired oven in her back yard. She decided to make a traditional earth oven. She and her family first built a brick foundation, and an inner wall made out of Cobb,which is […]

10 Bench Ideas from Beyond the Picket Fence

    I found this article through the Hometalk website. Becky of Beyond the Picket Fence shares 10 different ideas for homemade benches. These are projects that Becky did herself and most have tutorials. If you see a project you like, just click the link and you’ll be brought to the tutorial page. Click on […]

107 Pallet Projects & Ideas

  Wooden pallets are generally easy to find and have been used in some amazing DIY home and garden projects. Pixel Pete has collected 107 different projects that used wooden pallets. Since there aren’t any links to the projects, this article is good for inspiration. Some of the applications are amazing, for example the staircase. […]

97 Things to Make with Cardboard, Egg Cartons & Shoe Boxes

In this article you’ll find 97 different tutorials – things to make for kids with cardboard, egg cartons and shoe boxes.   There are small playhouses, castles, cardboard toys, puppet theaters, cardboard guitars, party hats….the list goes on and on.  Laurie of Tip Junkie has done a great job in finding fun projects. To see all […]

How to Make Fresh Homemade Mint Syrup ~ a Minty Taste Treat

Mint is an easy herb to grow and tends to overtake a garden. For that reason, it’s perfect for a container garden. You can use fresh mint in a lot of different ways. One thing you can make is a fresh mint syrup. You can use the syrup to flavor water, tea, mixed drinks, lemonade […]

5 Healing Homemade Soap Recipes

This article shares 5 homemade soap recipes that include healing properties. Most of these soaps use a glycerin soap base and follow the melt and pour technique. This is an easy soap making process and avoids dealing with lye. There’s a nice variety of recipes here. You’ll find tutorials for: Easy Antiseptic Soap – Fend […]