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DIY

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

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Woad and Indigo

By Caitlin Wilson

A bucket of pale, crystal-green water. A skein of yarn. Combine and discover the magic blues of woad and indigo.


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.


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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.


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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