Category Archives: DIY

How to Make Your Own Shaving Soap

This recipe is a “cold process”, which means it doesn’t take long to put together, but it must cure for five to six weeks before it’s ready to use. Lye is used for a chemical reaction to saponify the oils … Continue reading

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How to Infuse Liquor with Garden Ingredients

Giving the gift of liquor is a time honored tradition at the holidays. Assuming your co-worker, neighbor, party host or Uncle Steve enjoys the occasional adult beverage, it’s hard to go wrong with a nice bottle of rum, vodka, bourbon, … Continue reading

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Build a Waterfall Garden Fountain

A well-placed water feature adds beauty and elegance to any yard or garden. This self-contained waterfall takes up little space, but has a big impact. Bring beauty and tranquility to the yard with this weekend DIY project. What You’ll Need … Continue reading

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How to Build a Raised Bed and Trellis

Raised beds drain more efficiently, give the gardener more control over the location and soil quality, and can help keep out pests like moles and rabbits.The best part? You can build one in an afternoon. This raised bed and trellis … Continue reading

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How to Make Tomato Paste at Home

Tomato paste is a thick tomato concentrate made by cooking the moisture out of fresh tomatoes. Used in a wide variety of recipes, tomato paste thickens sauces, adds inviting color and provides a rich burst of tomato flavor anywhere it … Continue reading

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DIY Mayonnaise: 8 Handy Uses (That Don’t Involve Food)

It’s been about a decade since I last bought a jar of mayonnaise.  Not because I don’t like it. On the contrary. Mayonnaise is an incredibly versatile condiment, at home on a turkey sandwich, in potato salad or deviled eggs. … Continue reading

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Build a Patio Bar

Whether looking for a bar with a small footprint for casual entertaining on the deck, an elegant wine station or a sturdy potting bench, one piece of furniture can fit all your needs. This patio bar is easy to construct, … Continue reading

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