Articles on DIY

5 Household Fixes You Should Stop Paying Others For

You don't have to be a handyman to take care of household hiccups. Instead, save money by handling these common problems yourself.

Beat the Clock with Frugal and Simple Valentine's Day Ideas

Americans will shell out more than $15 billion for Valentine's Day gifts this year, but you don't have to empty your pockets to have a romantic day.

Best Money Tips: Stop Your Toilets From Taking A Leak

Today we found articles on how to stop your toilets from taking a leak, radical strategies to retire sooner, and green ways to save around your home.

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.

5 Easy-to-Make Deluxe Gifts for Under $15

From plants that keep on giving to a gift that's totally free, these DIY items have you covered no matter what the occasion.

7 Savory Food Gifts

I love sweets, but by the time December gift-giving comes around, I can feel my cavities forming. Here are some savory alternatives to traditional sugary gifts.

Website 101: How to Build a Site and Get It Online

Creating a website is easy with this step-by-step advice that takes you from idea to published product.

For Delicious Cocktails, Infuse Alcohol

For elegant, tasty, and frugal drinks, learn how to flavor your own spirits.

Top 5 Online Resources for the Design Impaired

At our newest My Life Scoop article, we gathered the top websites to help you become more skilled in your design efforts, and we preview two of them here!

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

It's few days before Halloween, and I have given barely a thought to what I'll wear...but I have some great ideas.

7 DIY Tips to Winterize Your Home for Cheap

Winterizing your home doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are 7 DIY tips to winterize your home for almost nothing in an afternoon.

Best Money Tips: Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Today, we give you step-by-step instructions to make your own rain barrel, budget-friendly ways to occupy your kids, and a quick guide to McDonald's Monopoly game!

85 Easy, Frugal Halloween Costume Ideas

Check out our list of resources for 85 frugal and fun Halloween costume ideas for kids, adults, and even dogs!

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: French Bread in Under an Hour

Fresh gluten-free French bread in under an hour? Piece of (gluten-free) cake! Crunchy crusts on the outside, and warm, soft, bready-goodness on the inside.

Best Money Tips: The Top "Green" Craft and DIY Blogs on the Web

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, give you a list of some of the best blogs for earth-friendly DIY stuff, how to say "no" to that property tax assessment, and

Build a Cable to Control Your Android Phone While You Drive

The music app on my Nexus One starts and stops randomly when a standard stereo plug is plugged into the 3.5mm headphone jack. I did a bit of research and decided that I could solve

DIY Home Improvement: 10 Free Options for Training and Advice

Doing your own home repairs saves lots of money, and these resources can give you the training you need to ensure your "fix" doesn't make the problem worse.

Top 10 "Unusual" Uses For Duct Tape

From wallets to emergency sunglasses and even boats, duct tape really can fix (or make) almost anything.

Build Your Own Furniture: 9 Helpful Tips For Non-Carpenters

It might seem intimidating, but it's totally possible for you to make your own furniture, even if you've barely wielded a hammer before. Learn how.

52 Uses for Rubber Bands

The simple rubber band costs next to nothing, but has so many uses. Discover just how versatile it can be.