How to Build a Bean Teepee

How to Build a Bean Teepee

Bean teepees are a vertical gardening option for growing pole means. These bean towers are an awesome addition to your garden for many reasons.  First, they are a great example of vertical gardening – going up with your garden can help save space and allow you 

How to Make a Borax Ant Trap

How to Make a Borax Ant Trap

A borax ant trap is a simple solution for getting rid of ants. It is easy to make and use. Many households will already have the ingredients on hand. They are also pretty cheap. You can get a whole box of Borax (which you can 

How to Upcycle a Flannel Shirt: Six Simple Sewing Projects

How to Upcycle a Flannel Shirt: Six Simple Sewing Projects

With one flannel shirt, you can make up to 6 sewing projects ranging from clothing to gifts to practical items!

How to Make Beeswax Leather Conditioner & Shoe Polish

How to Make Beeswax Leather Conditioner & Shoe Polish

This recipe creates a beeswax balm that both conditions and polishes leather, such as boots, purses, and other items. As an avid thrift store shopper, I have seen so many pairs of perfectly good leather boots given away by their owners because of some scratches 

How (and why) to Build a Top-Down Fire

How (and why) to Build a Top-Down Fire

A top-down fire is a great strategy for a wood stove, fireplace, outdoor oven, or campfire. The process is just like it sounds – you build a fire with the largest pieces on the bottom and the kindling on top, instead of the other way 

How to Build a Removable Interior Storm Window

How to Build a Removable Interior Storm Window

Add these simple instructions for building a removable interior storm window (or “window insert”) to your energy efficiency checklist this winter! One of the best things you can do to improve the efficiency of your home and save costs on heating is to improve the 

How to Build a Log Cutting Rack

How to Build a Log Cutting Rack

A log cutting rack makes it easy to cut firewood into log-length pieces.

How to Make Beeswax Ornaments

How to Make Beeswax Ornaments

Beeswax holiday ornaments are a great gift for friends and family. They are easy to make with just a few simple supplies, and they smell beautiful! The process to make them beeswax ornaments simple, but the options to personalize them are plentiful! Because they are 

How to Render and Clean Beeswax

How to Render and Clean Beeswax

While there are many methods for cleaning and rendering beeswax, this method, described by Starla of Misty Meadows Homestead & Apiary results in beautiful clean wax worthy of all of your beeswax products. We asked her to share with our readers so you too can 

How to Build a Grow Light Stand

How to Build a Grow Light Stand

When it comes to seed starting, it is hard to find a better set up than a vertical, tiered shelf with grow lights on each level (commonly called a “grow light stand”).  This set-up allows you to grow multiple levels of seedlings in a condensed