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23 Fantastic Uses for Apples

From creative crafts to delicious recipes to helpful household hacks, this heaping bushel of apple ideas will keep you busy and well-fed all autumn long.

The Rise In Artisans: Global Lessons From A Local Movement

Artisan businesses run the gamut, from chocolate to blue jeans. But they all share a keen focus on customer service and distinctive branding.

17 Ways to Use Old Newspaper

When you're done reading, your use of the newspaper is just beginning. From crafts to cleaning and more, discover how to get more from your daily news.

25 Gifts You Can Make Today

Have a last-minute celebration? There's still time to craft an affordable, meaningful homemade gift with one of these 25 awesome ideas.

15 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Old T-shirts

Give your old T-shirts a new life with these DIY ideas ranging from highly personalized quilts to durable pet toys to household rags and much more.

10 Fantastic Facts About Eggs

You know that they're edible; now learn why these frugal sources of protein are incredible.

5 Pretty Projects for Pine Cones

If you have an excess of pine cones (or can get some), we have five festive decorating projects you can do on a dime.

Getting by without a job, part 4--get free stuff

There are all kinds of ways to get stuff without money. You can grow it in a garden, gather it from the wild, make it yourself, get it as a gift, scavenge it from trash, or get it

Getting by without a job, part 2--boost income

There are countless ways to raise your income, besides the obvious one of getting a job. Here are a few categories, and a few suggestions.

Make a crafty airbrush out of old junk

Sometimes the ingenuity of people knocks me out. As I was surfing today to find new and exciting ways to save money, I came across a video on Metacafe. It has almost no sound, b

Instructables for the Extreme Cheap Lifestyle

Are you a super cheapskate with an affinity for making everything yourself? Here are some Instructables that will tickle your fancy! Learn to furnish your home, gather food, and

8 Fun and Frugal Things to Do with Origami

Origami is a Japanese word that means "fold paper", and it is a very popular pastime around the world. I enjoy origami because it is a very cheap hobby that requires only

New Ideas for the Chopstick

In China alone, an estimated 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks are used and thrown away every year. This equals the wood from 25 millio

Three Kids' DIY Projects In Your Pantry

It’s turning into quite the snow day here in Maryland, so I pulled out all of my “keep kids amused and out of trouble” recipes, to share with parents who are facing cooped up kiddo

You're a Chump if you Pay Full Price for That

Couponing and bargain shopping are not for everyone. It takes some time to clip the coupons, organize them, and keep track of sales at all of your favorite stores. But since I'

Reusing Your Christmas Cards

What if there was a way to honor the beauty and intentions behind your received Christmas cards, while at the same time allowing you to get rid of the darned things without guilt?

6 Uses for Those Old Whitewalls

No, they don’t have to be whitewalls, but I know that sometime in the near future you will have an old tire to get rid of. [more]

Sell handmade goods, buy cheap handmade goodies.

In these days of mass-production and Wal-Mart's low prices and lower standards, it's great to see handmade artifacts making a comeback. [more]