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Repurposed Traffic Tube: Garden Step Stone & Tree Hugger

If you commute to work, you probably and unfortunately see traffic tubes every day. They're similar to traffic cones but lankier, and their purpose is to caution drivers about nearby road workers and to adjust one’s speed accordingly. So what happens to traffic tubes when they've completed their noble duty? Nothing. I

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How To Make A Zombie Family Portrait

You must admit, this time of year can bring out the monster in all of us, well...some of of us, at least. Why not capture this image in a "zombified" family portrait to enjoy year after year to really celebrate

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Boo! & Hmmph! Lanterns to Delight the Night

Pumpkins, ghosts and Frankenstein have all been Halloween's ambassadors for years, their presence announcing the start of "spooky season" and the titillatingly fun, silly, and macabre playfulness this time of year brings about. Yesterday's post showed us how to make

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Create A Delightfully Halloweenie Lantern

Ah, the holidays have crept up on us once again, and it's that time of year to dig out and dust off our storage bins filled with frighteningly fun frippery. If you find those decorations are a bit on the shaggy side, you might want to create something new and fabulous

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DIY Project: Beautiful Birch Plywood Flooring Made Easy

Sometimes you've got to take matters into your own hands. Case in point: we were tired of our old carpet that wasn't standing up to the wear and tear of an active family with three dogs, but didn't want to blow our budget on flooring.

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DIY Project: How To Make a "School is Cool" Vintage Ruler Rack

My mom often recounts her days in a little farm school house, about 25 kids grades K-6, all learning in one classroom under one roof. Supplies were limited, but quite sturdy and useful, and that's why today's project repurposes vintage rulers into a rack that's

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DIY Project: Pallet Sofa Makes for 5 Star Naps

Once in a while there's a project that's so clever, you almost want to clip on a tool belt and get to it immediately. This pallet sofa ticks all the boxes when it comes to creating something from practically nothing

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DIY Project: Create A Cleverly Hidden Button Cover

Sometimes you've got to wonder what goes through the mind of a builder when they decide to place a thermostat right in the middle of a wall, creating a permanent "eye-sore" that's impossible to avoid. This also goes for many of our utility buttons (

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Make a Rugged & Refined Coffee Table From Reclaimed Wood

All of us here at DiggersList loves a project that utilizes reclaimed materials, especially when it results in beautiful, rugid and refined art like today's coffee table. Watch this fantastic video from HGTV's "DanMade", with host and designer/craftsman Dan Faires as he

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DIY Project: Make Your Own Garden-Leaf Stone

Mother nature is a clever girl. Take a little stroll outside in a garden, park, or right in your own backyard and you'll see why. With a multitude of colors, textures, sights and smells ranging from dynamic to dainty, there's always that temptation to possess and

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