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How to make low-sugar summer cordials

The challenge: make a full-flavoured summer cordial from fresh garden ingredients. One catch: the less sugar the better<p>I am writing a cookbook at the moment, combining my medical training with my love of food, and have been experimenting with natural sugar replacements. Substitutes for sugar are …

How-To: Mason Jar Beehives

Looking for a good backyard buzz? Create new beehives conveniently located within mason jars with this ingenious tutorial by Instructables member Zevion.<p>If you live in a suburban area, you may think that starting a beehive cannot be done. However a common suburban backyard can be a perfect place …

How to Build a Picnic Table with Built-in Cooler - The Home Depot

Build a Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes

Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes<br>by Heidi of Kruse’s Workshop<p>Howdy from South Dakota! I’m Heidi, and along with my trusty husband, Brent, we’ve …

5 Basil Smoothies That Will Totally Blow Your Mind

...and your tastebuds.<p>Chances are, you love basil in pesto sauce and on pizza—but never thought to toss it in a smoothie. Well, trust us when we tell you that this herb is actually a great complement to tons of different fruits. Or don't trust us—and just try one of these absolutely …

Beyond Sock Monkeys: 10 Toys to Make with Old Socks

Now that it’s warm outside, are you cleaning out your dresser? Don’t toss those old pairs of socks with holes in the heel or toe! Sock monkeys have …

8 Tips and Tricks To Painting Metal Successfully

Ready to repaint your metal furniture but not sure how to begin? Make sure the metal is in as good a condition it can be before you repaint. Here are …

Some new ideas for old things

Did you know that nail polish can be used as an invisible glue? No, me neither?<p>Or that you could use shower caps (the ones found in hotels) as shoe …

8 charming & creative DIY dollhouses built by parents!

When I was a little girl, I had a favorite babysitter. She didn't give me sugary treats or let me stay up late watching TV. Oh no. I loved her for …

6 Sun Crafts for Kids

During the summer months, these activities blend science with art, keeping summer brains sharp. From using the sun to tell time to observing its powerful heat, your child will learn about the sun through these exciting activities. Note: Always offer adult assistance when using a hot-glue gun and a …

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Spectacular Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

Fun indoor and outdoor activities for stretching out summer.<p>Let the kids collect some on your next seaside adventure, then transform their finds into cool room décor or gifts for friends!<p><b>1.</b> <b>Write Your Name (or a Pal’s):</b> Everyone needs his name on his door, right? (Right!) Glue a canvas sheet …

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DIY Outdoor Seating

We finally finished our outdoor seating! Here's the before and after photo.<p>When I first learned about this awesome cinderblock and wood outdoor …

8 Ways to Make Your Home a Staycation Paradise

Staying home this summer doesn't have to be a bummer. Use these pro tips to maximize your outdoor space and create a spectacular retreat.<p>Longing to …

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Hello sweet friends! We’re back today with one more addition to our backyard bliss series. We covered all the ins and outs, and then realized that …

Seriously Sleek: 10 Stylish Home DIY Projects that Look Like Expensive Store-Bought Items!

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)<p>Looking to get crafty this weekend and add something stylish to your home that looks like an expensive item you could …

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All kids deserve a snuggly spot to call their own. Whether it’s for lounging, movie nights or just curling up with a good book, a pint-sized bean bag …

DIY fingerprint scanning garage door opener

Nodcah made this Instructables detailing the build of his DIY fingerprint scanning garage door opener:<p>As a person without a car, I don’t need to …

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Something I’ve seen on the internet and wanted to try is homemade laundry soap. There are lots of ‘recipes’ for this online, but I wanted a powder …

DIY Pebble Mosaic Pathways

<i>Don’t miss out! Follow DIYcozyHome.com on Facebook and bring more love and life into your home.</i><p>I have been seeing these mosaic ideas popping up all …

Make Your Own: All-Over Home Balm

<i>Post by contributor, Dea’ Daniels.</i><p>Once upon a time, I lived and worked on pristine mountain ranch. The property was breath-taking, the work was …

DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner | In Sonnet's Kitchen

What did we do before Pinterest? How did we organize all of our favorite recipes, food blogs, and discover amazing tips for natural and green …

A Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe That Works!

<b>Do you love the sun as much as I do, but hate</b> the chemicals in commercial sunscreen? Then you’ll LOVE this natural homemade sunscreen!My teen years …

How To Make Soap: A Natural Homemade Soap for DIY Cleaning Recipes

Since publishing our homemade laundry detergent article back in 2009, we’ve had several readers comment on the types of bar soap we recommend in our …

Sore Muscle Relief - Home Remedies For Sore Muscles

<b>Sore muscles seem inevitable.</b> Whether they’re from sports injuries, a bad mattress or a recent decision to get active again, nobody likes them. …

Plant a Medicinal Garden, Part 1: Immune-Boosting Herbs - Natural Health

While arctic temperatures hover over New York state like a stubborn fog and the weather forecast announces another fresh snow blanket covering the …

How to make Homemade Country Wine

<i>This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you for supporting Lovely Greens</i><p>Shares 169<p>Make your own wine from berries, flowers, …

The Secrets of How to Make Soap in a Slow Cooker

Learn How to Make Soap in a Slow CookerWhen I first started learning how to make soap, somewhere in the back of my mind was the question: how can I …

42 DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes To Keep Your Home Clean

Did you know that back in the day, most people would clean their house from top to bottom twice a year?<p>Yeah, they did! They cleaned it in the spring …

The Flower Pot Fire Pit

Friendship Clock Build<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>Modern Inbox (Stackable Paper Trays)<p>PVC Class<p>great idea--but i would use three torches...<p>I know this is an …

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DIY Firepit

Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Homemade Roof Rack With Accessories<p>Outdoor Table From Wood and Steel Tubing<p>Rockets Class<p>If you are …

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