How To: Make a $6 Biomass Stove

by DIY Maven
DIY Biomass Stove still shot
Photo: Cooking Different

Not your typical outdoor cooker, this biomass stove, which the maker calls a "rocket stove," could be a perfect addition to a small backyard.  It has a lot going for it including the fact that it smokes very little, it's virtually indestructible, it only needs a tiny bit of fuel (aka: biomass,

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Curbly Bookworm: Crafting with Wood Pallets

by DIY Maven
Crafting with Wood Pallets cover shot
Photo: Ulysess Press

Becky Lamb gets it: no matter what some people may say, crafting stuff out of wood pallets will continue to be popular. Her love of the humble shipping staple started a long time ago with a DIY shelf. Her love affair has culminated into a complete book packed with 25+ rustic projects using them, and they just might be the inspiration you need to finally start making stuff out of those pallets you've...

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Make It: DIY Halloween Yard Decor with LED Rope and Pegboard

by Jennifer Farley

LED BAT

I wanted my house to be a fun place for trick-or-treaters of all ages to come. My son loves Batman so I decided a bat was probably on the non-scary side of halloween. I have been loving the neon light trend starting to happen in the design world, but I didn't like the price tag. I decided to attempt a neon-llke Bat sign out of pegboard and flex LED lights.   

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How to: DIY Typographic Concrete Garden Art

by Jeran McConnel

I am having so much fun playing with cement. It's such an inexpensive material and there are so many possibilities for projects. I also love the durable, rough nature of cement. Something about it's raw look and feel adds a cool, relaxed feeling to your decor. It's definitely not a pretentious material.  

I love having a little splash of decor outside my home to give folks an idea of what might be going on inside. These fun BOO garden stakes add just a hint of fright to my yard for Halloween. I'm not big of the gory and super scary this time of year, so these playful letters are just right for me.

Click through to see the full how-to, so you can create some custom cement garden stakes for your yard.                  

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