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Do It Yourself Index

Updated on May 21, 2017

Do It Yourself projects are easy, fun and saves you money in your home.

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Why up-cycle found objects to save money on your home?

The answer is a simple one, to save yourself some money. Decorating in the home can be an over whelming chore at any time for anyone. When you use these tips below to save money and decorate with items you already own... then decorating or changing the yard will become a joy.

Enjoy the read and you are welcome to use these tips to help you explore the DIY world that comes with much satisfaction and ease. I use these tips myself and have built a sanctuary that I relax in and am proud to call home.

Affordable DIY maintanance free backyard makeover.
Affordable DIY maintanance free backyard makeover. | Source

DIY Back Yard Make Over

This is a Do It Yourself Back Yard Project that you can do to save money with awesome results. I took elements of the yard and just changed them by knocking down a wooden wall for a deck, taking out boards of the fence and using a gift from a neighbor to create this awesome space. You can do this project with very little money and some of your time.

DIY Frugal Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

So fun and such an easy backyard makeover that will make you happy all summer long.
So fun and such an easy backyard makeover that will make you happy all summer long. | Source

DIY Frugal Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

This DIY Raised Bed Vegetable Garden can be done in one weekend but will reward you with vegetables all summer long.

DIY Frugal Green Home Health and Garden Tips

Try these DIY frugal home garden and health tips. You will feel better and save money in your home.
Try these DIY frugal home garden and health tips. You will feel better and save money in your home. | Source

DIY Frugal Green Home Health and Garden Tips

Give these household products a try for cleaning,gardening and your health. They will save you money and they really do work.

Backyard swing built from a single bed head board and foot board,
Backyard swing built from a single bed head board and foot board, | Source

DIY Up cycle a bed into a back yard swing.

Do you have single or double wooden beds hanging around a room that you would sooner build into an office? This project could save money in your home by converting those beds into an outdoor swing. You can have your office and some family fun.

Nautical Bedroom Makeover
Nautical Bedroom Makeover | Source

DIY Bedroom Makeover

You can save money in your home by using these decorating tips for your bedroom that are easy to apply to any room complete with pictures and easy to follow decorating video.

Home Decorating Ideas In Blue

Decorating on a budget in Blue.
Decorating on a budget in Blue. | Source

DIY Tips For Decorating Rooms On A Budget

Decorating Rooms all the same color, blue, ties it together to make your living space seem larger. I decorate to bring the outside, in. You can adapt my blue decorating ideas to whatever color you love.

Using wooden shutters to make wainscotting.
Using wooden shutters to make wainscotting. | Source

DIY Decorate with Found Objects

Up cycling other peoples junk can save money in your home by using their stuff in projects to decorate with. The frugal decorating projects mention here are all made from found objects.

The video is Art from Found Objects.

Cheap Bathroom Renovation

This black and white bathroom needs pizzazz.
This black and white bathroom needs pizzazz. | Source

DIY Bathroom Decorating for Under Fifty Dollars

Does your bathroom look like a sterile hospital bathroom? Check out these DIY Home Bathroom Decorating tips for under fifty dollars and go from dull to WOW!

Using space heaters will save you money.
Using space heaters will save you money. | Source

DIY ways to save money on your heating bill.

Some ways to save money in your home are to use electric heaters to heat rooms instead of costly furnaces. This hub features three heaters and how to use them safely

Amazing tin can frame
Amazing tin can frame | Source

DIY up-cycle found materials into works of art.

A beautiful picture frame using over 6oo screws and aluminum cans that you recycle. An art form anyone can accomplish. Art from recyled materials. Help the environment!

Cook your own meals , save money and eat for a better you.
Cook your own meals , save money and eat for a better you. | Source

DIY Healthy Easy Affordable Recipes for a Better You

Did you know if you learn to cook you can actually save money on your weekly food bill?

You can achieve these recipes even if you never ever cooked before. It's been said that if you learn to cook, you can eat healthy using real ingredients you buy on sale instead of heating up box food.

Turn your hobbies into cash.
Turn your hobbies into cash. | Source

DIY and Make Money from You Hobbies

Hobbies that you already enjoy can make you money. This hub refers to bike riding, pet watching and walking, doing portraits on a street corner and Busking to make extra money.

Sell your bait fish for cash.
Sell your bait fish for cash. | Source

DIY Cast Net for your own Salt Water Bait Fish

DIY How to throw a cast net for bait fish or mullet to eat. Saves Money The video is How to Throw a Fourteen foot cast net for bait fishing. Cast netting is an inexpensive sport to entertain the whole family.

DIY garden art. Personalize your garden space.
DIY garden art. Personalize your garden space. | Source

DIY Garden art stamps your personality into your out door space.

Finding driftwood on a beach and bringing it home adds art by itself to your garden. With a few adjustments to the wood, you can make a garden focal point that really stands tall.

Trash To Garden Art

Trash to Garden Art
Trash to Garden Art | Source

Trash to Garden Art

Anyone can achieve this garden art from your trash. Your kids will love finding pebbles on the beach to decorate this awesome pebble pot.

Topsy turvy tomato fun
Topsy turvy tomato fun | Source

DIY Grow Your Own Seedlings for Free

How to get seeds inexpensively.

Growing your own seedlings.

Using the Topsy Turvy Planter on a balcony for loads of tomatoes, peppers and herbs for your health.

Second Season for Topsy Turvy Vegetable Garden

My Topsy Turvy Vegetable Garden
My Topsy Turvy Vegetable Garden | Source

Topsy Turvy Vegetable Garden Fun

My second year of Topsy Turvy vegetable garden was of plenty. I had so many tomatoes,peppers,basil and parsly for a great salad or sauces.

Community garden bounty
Community garden bounty | Source

DIY Community Gardening Tips Grow and Eat Your Outdoor Décor

Although we might have to park our cars, we do not have to go without good nutritional food. Community Gardens are popping up everywhere in my city. All you do is locate a community garden, pitch in to weed and water, get your neighbors involved, harvest and eat fresh ingredients.

It doesn't get better than this. Start your own DIY community garden in your neck of the woods.

Kale, beets,beet greens, chard
Kale, beets,beet greens, chard | Source

Advantages of Growing Kale, Beets, or Chard Instead of Spinach

DIY Garden tips.

This hub will compare growing greens in your garden and how to use them after you harvest them. Growing greens are an awesome out door d├ęcor that you can eat to improve your health


DIY ways to use lemonds to improve your own health.
DIY ways to use lemonds to improve your own health. | Source

DIY Uses for Lemons and Lemon peel to Improve Your Health

Lemons are a natural source of Vitamin C but there is much more to improving your health by using these DIY lemon tips daily.

This Video of Lemon Ginger Salad is packed full of nutrients.


How to use spices instead of salt for your health
How to use spices instead of salt for your health | Source

DIY Improve your Health by Using Spices Instead of Salt

This hub will help to improve your health by using rosemary ,thyme, oregano, chives and basil to flavor your food.

A video from ABC News telling how to use the top ten spices, herbs and why.

DIY breathe right and lose weight.
DIY breathe right and lose weight. | Source

DIY Proper Way to Breathe to Shed Weight and Improve Your Health

You can fix fatigue by breathing.

I needed to improve my health and get rid of fatigue.

I lost weight and take 100 deep breathes daily.

The video of Pam Grout explaining her methods of breathing.


DIY tips to fight the seasonal flu.
DIY tips to fight the seasonal flu. | Source

How to Stay Safe from the Seasonal Flu

This hub has DIY tips you can easily do to help prevent this years flu and improve your health. The Video, Why should you get the Flu shot says it all.

DIY Easy Home Care Health Tips

Easy Home Care Health Tips
Easy Home Care Health Tips | Source

How to Do Home Health Care Yourself

Being a caregiver in your home for the Elderly is stressful. I am a caregiver for a senior and hope these tips I learned from the home nurses will build your confidence in caring for your loved one.

DIY tour guide of Stratford ON. Canada. See a walking map for Justin Bieber's Stratford hangouts
DIY tour guide of Stratford ON. Canada. See a walking map for Justin Bieber's Stratford hangouts | Source

DIY Tour Guide of the Shakespearean City of Stratford Ontario Canada.

DIY Tour Guide of the Shakespearean City of Stratford Ontario Canada.

See a Justin Bieber Map of his local hometown hangouts in Stratford.

View the century old Victoria Achetecture and Shakespearean Theatres near the downtown core. Dine in the restaurants of Stratford.

DIY bird walk around Stratford's Victoria Lake
DIY bird walk around Stratford's Victoria Lake | Source

DIY Walking Bird Watching Tour in Stratford On Canada

Stratford's Queens' Park is so inviting with all its' varieties of birds.

The swan parade brings an enormous amount of excitement to this already bustling theatre city known as Stratford. Learn to DIY walking bird watching tours in your own hometown. You might be amazed at how beautiful your town really is.

Decorate Your Table With DIY Wine Corks

So much fun. Just add a bottle of Bubbly!
So much fun. Just add a bottle of Bubbly! | Source

DIY Decorate Your Next Dinner Party With A Wine Cork Theme

DIY wine cork pedistal table
DIY wine cork pedistal table | Source

Cheers to DIY Wine Cork Crafts

Wine bottle cork crafts are easy affordable fun. Do it yourself projects the whole family will want to assemble and be proud of the end results. This wine cork pedistal table makes a great vocal point in my Den with the candle lite in the evening. You can purchase wine corks at any wine making supplies store or get all your friends to save them for you.

DIY wine cork birdhouse
DIY wine cork birdhouse | Source

DIY Wine Cork Birdhouse

This wine cork birdhouse can be used indoors or outdoors. This birdhouse adds decoration on an apartment balcony or in a tree at your cottage. Easy wine cork craft, your kids can have fun building and the birds will love it.

DIY Wine cork Christmas reindeer
DIY Wine cork Christmas reindeer

DIY Wine Cork Reindeer

Do you have piles of wine corks that savor memories of good cheer from the Christmas fun and you can't part with them.

Then this project is for you.

Make some Christmas reindeer out of your wine corks and put them out for the holidays to keep your party memories fresh.

Build a Wine Bottle Cork Bird Feeder

This is awesome for the birds.
This is awesome for the birds. | Source

DIY Build a Wine Cork Bird Feeder

This birdfeeder is easy to build from wine corks crowding your kitchen drawers or corks you purchase from your local wine making store. The size of the birdfeeder might vary with the size of the corks

Always Celebrate Your Day!

You have saved money and improved something in your home by yourself, now go out and celebrate your accomplishments with your family and friends. Well Done. Enjoy! Thank you all for reading.

Wine Bottle Cork Mirror Frame

Cork Decorating
Cork Decorating | Source

Bottle Cork Crafts DIY Cork Mirror Frame

Wine Cork Plant Container Box

Easy Wine Cork Plant Container Box
Easy Wine Cork Plant Container Box | Source

Wine Bottle Cork Plant Container Box

Thie is an easy, practical way to use your wine corks. Build a wine cork plant container box.

DIY Wine Bottle Cork Crafts Desk Box

So cute and so useful.
So cute and so useful. | Source

Wine Bottle Cork Desk Box

Upcycle your corks to build this useful and fun wine bottle cork desk box.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great stuff. I like them all.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great tips! I love the bed swing idea. We are doing this stuff all the time. We simply do not have the money to pay others to do the work we can do ourselves.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      suzzycue,

      great tips overall

      I will take them into account whenever I have

      my own home someday

      Voted up

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Thank you Ericdierker. I am happy you like them all,

      @ Billybuc thank you for your comment. I am with you on DIY. I am also in that same boat. I try to do it first then I call if I cannot to the repairs.

      @ Torrilyn you can do these projects anywhere. I live in an apartment. Thanks a lot for stopping in to comment.

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      Julie 4 years ago

      So many great tips and DIY projects here! I'm a big DIY'er, so I totally agree with the DIY approach....you can definitely save money in both the long and short term, plus there is a certain air of accomplishment when you do something yourself. Thanks for the great hub!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You are welcome. Yes DIY mommy there is a certain air of accomplishment. Thank you for stopping in to comment

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      These are some great ideas! I have seen a few of these, but now I see several that I haven't noticed, so I will be "browsing" your hubs!

      You seem to be a very creative DIY woman! That's awesome.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for the compliment Kathryn. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      We must be a couple of night hawks my SUZZYCUE and a couple of fellow Canadians too, lol, as I live in lake erie time ontario canada 3:44am not far from Port Dover.

      You are a woman to be admired for your expertise and home rennovation skills not to mention your well being of life - thank you for the inspiration and the enlightenment and sending you warm wishes from Colin and his cats Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for the warm wishes epigramman. I do late nights on occasion to catch up with things. I love going to Port Dover and I love to watch them catch lake perch off the dock. Someday I will fish with them. Perch is so wonderful to eat. There is nothing like it. Thanks again for the compliments. Have a great night tomorrow my fellow Canadian friend.

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