DIY

Inspiration for simple DIY home and garden projects, natural crafts, and homemade healing remedies.

Natural Dyes: Madder and Weld

By Caitlin Wilson

You’ll be “dyeing” to tinge your wardrobe with the warm reds and bright yellows produced by these heirloom plants.


How to Spin Homegrown Cotton

By Kelly Bohling

Dig deeper into the origins of your yarn by growing cotton plants and processing them into yarn for crafts at home.


Onion Skin Easter Eggs

By Cathy Pouria

Come along with me as I learn to dye Easter Eggs naturally using red onion skins.


Lilac Bath Oil

By Janice Cox

Use fresh lilac flowers from your garden to make a luxurious bath oil that can be enjoyed year-round. You’ll want to make extra batches to share.


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Create a Sweet Pea Tunnel

Story by Alex Mitchell and photos by Sarah Cuttle

Learn how easy it is to create this dreamy sweet pea tunnel yourself using willow branches and vining peas to add a little magic to your garden this year.


5-Star Bug Hotel

Story and photos by Stephanie Rose

Turn on the vacancy sign and invite beneficial bugs into your yard or garden with this easy, DIY bug hotel design.


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How to Make Hydrosols on the Stovetop

By Emily Han

Learn how to use a simple stovetop method to make fragrant rose water that can be used for a refreshing spritz on a hot day.



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