DIY

40 Ways to Use Spray Paint for Cheap and Easy Decorating

Need to touch up an old wheelbarrow? Create holiday decorations? Punch up an interior space? Reach for a can of versatile, easy-to-use spray paint.

18 Cheap and Attractive Ideas for Bookshelves

Reading means books, and books mean a storage problem. Keep your favorites close with one of these affordable, nice-looking book storage solutions.

DIY Bedbug Detector Is Cheap and Effective and Full of Science

If you suspect you may have bedbugs, but aren’t sure how to test for them, try this DIY bedbug detector before calling in the bug sniffing dogs.

Best Money Tips: DIY Gifts for Dad

Today we found some awesome articles on DIY gifts for dads, meaningful and unique wedding gifts, and how to save on running shoes, gear, and events.

Ask the Readers: What DIY Projects Do You Do?

Tell us about your DIY projects and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

10 Home DIY Projects You Can Do in One Day

A one-day DIY project can spruce up your home and give you a sense of accomplishment without the time commitment of a bigger project.

Best Money Tips: How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we tell you how to get rid of those nasty bed bugs, why you should really unplug your computer at night, and how to make a c

Best Money Tips: Homemade Car Cleaning Products

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share a recipe for homemade car wax, how to coo

How To Turn a 2-liter Bottle Of Water Into a 50-Watt Lightbulb

It's not often I'm taken aback by the simplicity and power of an invention, but this one does it for me. It's cheap, anyone can make one and it literally changes lives. Welcome to

How To Make Your Own Soda, Tidy A Room In Three Minutes, Cure A Hangover And Become A Movie Extra. Phew!

I’m a big fan of Howcast. Their website is a treasure trove of information, and you can also find their videos on popular sites like Metacafe and YouTube. Sometimes their advice is

How to bake sourdough bread (and save a buck on every loaf)

I doubt if the cost of yeast is really breaking your household budget. If you bake a lot you probably already buy yeast in bulk, so you're not paying the per-packet price anyway.

My Kitchen Could Be a Yeast Farm

The free things in life are few -- but one of them, it turns out, is yeast. It's floating all around you, and getting it out of the air and into your bread is easier than you might

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

Blood, gore and hairy warts; a DIY Halloween makeup guide.

It looks like we’ve got a little Halloween fever here at Wise Bread. Following on from Andrea’s great story on homemade costumes, I thought I’d add some flavor with homemade Hallow

When Good Cakes Go Bad: A Cheat Sheet for the Uninspired

I’m no cake professional. I can barely manage a Betty Crocker boxed mix with the fluffy frosting from a can. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into a professional piece (b

Calling all Artists: Be Your Own Cheerleader and Find that Room of Your Own (free)

Virginia Woolf famously said that women needed a ‘room of one’s own’ in order to create. But what if you didn’t graduate from the University of Iowa with the New Yorker wanting to

Make Your Own Self-tanning Lotion and 5 Other Fabulous DIY Tips from the Web

Surprisingly simple, and totally affordable, this roundup of quick and easy recipes, tips, and hacks are sure to inspire. Create your own self-tanning lotion, never waste rice aga

These DIY Magazines Can Help You Be Self-Reliant

Everyone’s looking to become less dependent on the traditional economy. As we wean ourselves from manufactured luxuries and discover ways to create for ourselves, it can be diffic

When it Pays to Call in the Experts

I'm pretty good around the house. I can make most small, household repairs, and have even been known to take on a larger DIY project or two to save a buck. However, I know my lim

Chill Out With These 6 Simple DIY Freezer Treats

Cool off this summer by making these easy, affordable, and — most importantly — tasty frozen treats!