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Home DIY & How to

DIY & How to

A green roof is a radical improvement on your home. Properly implemented, it can increase the longevity of your shelter, insulate you from neighborhood noises, support your local ecology, and dramatically reduce your heating and cooling costs. When planning your green roof construction, it's crucial to know what mistakes to avoid. It's a major investment and...
A well made fence is not only important to your home security, it can enhance your exterior decor, improve your garden, and even increase the value of your property. Hiring professional help can be expensive, though. Labor costs keep getting higher and higher, and if you pick the wrong contractor, you may have to redo some or...
Morph your simple barriers into statement pieces with these creative fence ideas. They'll elevate the look and feel of your property, increase curb appeal, and even boost resale value. 1. Artistic Mural If you love to draw or paint, why not add some color to your plain fence? Create a...
From giving up plastic straws to remembering our reusable shopping bags when we head to the store, it’s more important now than ever that we all do our part to support the fragile environment we share. Sometimes, doing the right thing comes with benefits for our own bottom line. Saving water around the home is a great...
Grey water recycling is the process of saving and reusing water that will otherwise flow out of your home after use. Grey water can be from any water drainage source except a toilet. There are many potential uses for grey water—the most popular use is irrigating or watering a yard or landscape. You can also use grey water...
Craft sticks can be turned into just about anything. The cute characters found in a barnyard are a great example! Cows, horses, pigs, chickens and more, all in craft stick form! I’ve always loved craft sticks as a surface. They are inexpensive and have so many possibilities. Looking for a teen craft? Try these...
The walls in my home are decorated with countless beach crafts I’ve made over the last several years. My bathroom, living room and even my kitchen have a coastal feel, I just love the calming colors that go along with this decorating scheme! If you love to create your own wall art, my friend Courtney has scoured the web and put...
It’s summertime and that means our minds are on the beach. Kids love making beach themed crafts, so these styrofoam cup sea crabs are the perfect craft for a hot, hot summer day! STYROFOAM CUP SEA CRABS Here in Wisconsin, unless you have a pool or a beach close by,...
On Halloween, all heroes do wear capes! It's just more fun that way. That's why we've rounded up the best DIY superhero Halloween costumes so you can make or buy a cape of your very own—and rock it on October 31. Save the day (and the night!) with our all-time favorite ideas for both male and female superhero costumes, plus a...
Fall is finally here, and that means picking the perfect pumpkin, removing the seeds, and carving it just right (or skipping the mess altogether and painting the gourd however you please). But for some parents, the final step is to place their baby in a pumpkin and whip out a camera before things go sour. After all, a pumpkin picture makes a...

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