Articles on DIY

DIY Plastic Surgery: This Is Not A Hoax.

I do a lot of research on the Internet for information about home-made solutions to everyday problems. In fact, I'll be posting one soon that covers recipes for home-made car wax,

Save Some Cash With These 6 Clever Cleaning Hacks

I’m a sucker for brand-name cleaning supplies, and while it’s no crime to be brand-loyal and use what works best for you and your family, often times there are shortcuts that can c

Times Are Tough; Would You Consider A DIY Funeral?

It's never pleasant to think about death and funerals, but if there is one certainty in life, it's that we're all going to bite the dust at some point. And just like most things in

Who Cares if there's a Recession? I just started a business

Thinking about starting a little business on the side in the middle of a recession? Go ahead and try it! I am.

Beautify Your Yard: What's Your Best Advice?

The yard and garden is on everyone’s mind this time of year, and the recent Earth Day celebration may have you thinking about some fuel-free options for keeping things beautiful.

Foraging for Food: The Hunt For The Wild Mushroom

It’s early May, and the river bottom is full of new life. Not just rabbits, snakes, and chicks, but also brand new morel mushrooms. This tasty treat is as much fun to find as it

Help for the Decoratively Hopeless (or the Cheap): Myscha Theriault on BTR

Yes, it’s time for another weekly Blog Talk Radio Show tonight, and this one’s featuring our very own Myscha Theriault. We discuss kitchens on a dime (or $100, in my case) and how

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

DIY Entertainment--A Recipe for the Recession

Live in one of those godforsaken next to the highway hamlets? Pining for a night out on the town but can't afford it? Don't sit home. DIY your own entertainment and bring some liv

Armor Etch can be a cheap fix for your scratched eyeglasses

Have you heard the rumor that goes, "Did you know Armour Etch can fix eyeglass scratches?" I had to see (ha!) if it was true for myself. Read on to find out what happened...

Cheap Decorating: Three Simple Hacks for Style on a Dime

Going for an affordable little spruce up? Not wanting to spend an entire weekend sanding down Grandma's old bureau? Here are three easy and cheap decorating ideas to add unexpected

6 Ways to Create a Great Home Gym For Less

If your New Year’s Resolutions involve exercising a bit more, you’re not alone. While the fitness industry won’t see as big a boom as they are used to this year, there’s still lot

3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)

It’s that dreaded time of year. Each trip to town requires a 10-minute pre-start on my car, and the hated task of scraping my windshield. There are several options to help you wi

Last minute tips for quick and easy homemade Holiday cards. .

It happens every year to my family. We think we have all of the Holiday cards done and in the post, and then we get one out of nowhere from someone completely unexpected. If you've

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

Look Waste in the Face (and Save More than Money)

I’m addicted to how-to tips for saving money; Shave a few dollars off any of my enormous utility bills, and my heart belongs to you. Sometimes it takes more than savvy know-how to

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

The Best Halloween Costumes Are Homemade

If you have a few hours to spare, you can pull together homemade Halloween costumes with super simple materials.

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