Crafts

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DIY is everywhere these days, and it can be very tempting to jump on the bandwagon. But before you do, make sure you have the tools and accessories you need to be successful. This list will get you started so you can show off your handywork.

By Sara Elliott

Green is good, and saving money is even better. Now, you can do both around your house without a lot of effort. We've got 10 ways to green your home and fatten up your wallet at the same time.

By Emilie Sennebogen

A man's home is his castle, and it should be protected as such. There are a ton of options out there to safeguard your home, and most you can install yourself. Why not sleep a little better at night?

By Sara Elliott

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Why flush money down the toilet on a gift your DIY plumber won't love? We've got some ideas about practical, useful and plumber-approved presents.

By Chris Obenschain

Outdoor rooms are becoming more popular than ever, and more often than not, a fire pit is the focal point. It's easy to build one yourself -- if you keep safety and reality in check. This article should help you do both.

By Sara Elliott

Craft kits from hobby stores are a fun and organized way to get artsy. Save yourself some money with these five simple, at-home craft projects kids can make -- with stuff you already have in your kitchen and bathroom.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd. & Samantha Stallard

Creative painting is a fun outlet to incorporate in your home design. Check out some great creative painting ideas to use in your home.

By Home Made Simple

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Spark your child's imagination with this easy, creative project that is perfect for a class craft activity, scout troop, or birthday party.

By Beth Kingston

Create the perfect rainy day or birthday party activity with a few sheets of patterned paper and your leftover embellishments. Girls will let their imaginations soar with this fun and easy project.

By Beth Kingston

Brighten up any space with personalized custom wall art. Create a one-of-a-kind gift for a new baby or housewarming, or change the look of any room in your home with this inexpensive and easy project that can be completed in an afternoon.

By Beth Kingston

This craft will help you create your own colorful banner for any occasion using a few pieces of paper and your imagination!

By Beth Kingston

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Yard sale finds and ordinary household items become beautiful home decor projects with just a few simple steps.

By Beth Kingston

We all love to create a welcoming table when we celebrate with friends and family. With a few simple steps, inexpensive items such as napkin rings or votive candle holders can easily be transformed into personalized, creative table decor for any occasion.

By Beth Kingston

Chipboard is a versatile medium that comes pre-cut in a variety of shapes and sizes for your paper crafting projects. If you have a drawer full of fun chipboard shapes but no idea what to do with them, these seven examples will open up a world of creativity!

By Beth Kingston

Personalized, coordinating photo frames don't have to be pricey or difficult to make. Use inexpensive frames (and some unexpected household supplies) to create the perfect housewarming gift, party favor, kids' project or to showcase your favorite photo.

By Beth Kingston

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Scrapbooking may seem overwhelming to a beginner if you don't know where to start or where to get ideas, but a few easy steps and some simple tools will get you started!

By Beth Kingston

A ribbon bulletin board, perfect for teen bedrooms, is a great way to showcase photos and memorabilia. Create your own ribbon bulletin board with this simple step-by-step guide.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Whether you're looking for a way to spend rainy days at home or hoping to launch a profitable business, crafting is a popular pastime among men, women and children of all ages. But you might need a little help finding the right project. Choose one from this list, and you can't go wrong.

By Bambi Turner

Wearable crafts are popular with kids, so why not let them turn old household items into fun and frugal fashion? Try these ideas for recycled crafts your kids can dress up in.

By Sarah Siddons

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Using old items to create holiday crafts can boost your kids' creativity and teach them the importance of recycling. What things around your house can you turn into a holiday craft?

By Rebecca Regan

Once your kids finish with their juice boxes, don't throw them out -- instead, recycle them to make craft projects together. Try these ideas for recycled juice box art, toys and games.

By Alexander Page

For many birdwatchers, setting up a bird house right next to your home is a favorite pastime. Building one yourself can be even more fun, and using recycled materials lets your creative fancies take flight.

By Heather Kolich

Advent calendars make a ceremony of anticipating the big day, and for more than a century, they've added drama and maybe a few surprises to the weeks before Christmas.

By Sara Elliott

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College student Aaron Dunlap genuinely feared losing power for his smartphone. Instead of bending down and looking for outlets, he designed an Altoids tin USB charger and became an entrepreneur in the process.

By Josh Clark

Joe Rowley sees many different ways to make Altoids tins into miniature electronics. His Altoids tin remote control is tailor-made for couch potatoes and pranksters alike.

By Josh Clark