25 Most Pinned of 2013 From DIY Network's Made + Remade

Pinners loved these easy craft and recipe ideas from our Made + Remade Pinterest board! Find out what our bloggers have to say about their clever (and popular!) projects.
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S’more Please!

"A terracotta pot lined with aluminum foil, perched on a trivet and filled with hot coals from the grill makes a spectacular tabletop station for roasting marshmallows. Kind of like fondue for the garden-party set."

Originally from S’mores the Better: New Takes on the Classic S’more

For the Birds

"I like tequila bottles! I like the variety of shapes, the glass, the corks, and, of course, I like the contents. But what to do with the bottles when they are emptied? Save them!"

Originally from Tequila Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

Fine as Wine

"Using salvaged bottles and jars is nothing new, though I’m amazed at each new spin on this theme. Check out these clever decorating ideas to get a feel for the myriad ways you can reuse them for parties and everyday decor."

Originally from 17 DIY Ideas for Reusing Glass Bottles and Jars

Red, White & Blue

"When they’re color blocked and hung vertically to create a curtain effect, paper chains are a fast and easy way to add a pretty pop of color to a blank wall."

Originally from Red, White and Blue Paper Chains: Pretty, Fast and Kid-Friendly!

"For our holiday party, we nixed the fire and, instead, wrapped logs with Christmas lights for a safe and subtle glow."

Originally from Create a Festive and Glowing Fireplace (Without the Fire!)

Bugs Be Gone

"Citronella candles are a great way to keep the mosquitoes away without having to slather your guests with repellent every few hours, plus they add a little ambiance around the deck as dusk descends."

Originally from Bug Off! Make Your Own Citronella Candles

Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

"It turns out that making my own dishwashing detergent and other natural cleaners isn’t just easy and environmentally friendly, but my dishes are coming out cleaner at about a tenth of the cost of expensive commercial detergents."

Originally from Cleaning on the Cheap: Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

So-Easy Soap

"Making soap by hand also means that those with allergies can avoid irritants and that ingredients can be customized, balancing oils and tailoring scent and abrasives to suit every preference."

Originally from Lather Up! Learn to Make Soap at Home

Smells Like Christmas

"Preparing these delightful little firebombs for service is easy, and after using different colors of wax and adding essential oils, fire-starting pine cones aren’t just super handy, they also look great perched by the fireplace and smell spectacular."

Originally from Light My Fire: How to Make Scented Pine Cone Fire Starters

Caring for Cast Iron

"When rust rears its ugly head on a beloved cast iron skillet or pot, unlike “modern” cookware, all is not lost. Even the most abused cast iron can be restored to like-new condition with a good cleaning and re-seasoning."

Originally from How to Season Cast Iron

Thanksgiving Prep

"Whether you’re hosting a crowd or just a small gathering, getting your prepping and planning started early can help relieve stress on the big day. (We promise.)"

Originally from Thanksgiving Planning Guide: Get Ready for the Big Day

Washing Machine Cleaning

"Somewhere along the way, I failed to pick up on the fact that cleaning your washing machine should be done with some regularity—not, like, never. I figured that the soap in the detergents kept it squeaky clean, and why wouldn’t anyone? Oops."

Originally from Get Your Laundry Back on Track

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

"I somehow made it all the way to seventh grade before ever encountering a pumpkin cookie. It was delicious — spicy and moist, chewy with just the right crunch at the edges. I begged for the recipe."

Originally from Pumpkin Cookies with Mulled Cider Cream Cheese Frosting

Homemade Hard Cider

"This recipe for DIY cider keeps it basic. Working with fresh apple juice, brewer’s yeast and a little corn sugar for carbonation, in a little over a month a cider is born."

Originally from Just Brew It: How to Make Hard Cider at Home

Pro Tips: Arranging Flowers

"My visions of gorgeous DIY flower arrangements didn’t ever seem to work out, no matter how many times I shoved the stalks around, trying to get them to stay where I wanted them to be. Lucky for me, I was able to beg a flower-arranging lesson from a great friend of mine, Heidi Hamblett, who, aside from being a best bud and fellow craft addict, is insanely talented with flowers."

Originally from Learn How to Arrange Inexpensive Grocery Store Flowers

Giant Jenga

"Four (4) 2 x 4 x 16 pieces of wood (all cut to the same size, stacked in 23 levels) and a little sandpaper is all you need to have a spine-tingling outdoor game."

Originally from 5 DIY Outdoor Games You Can Play With a Beer in Hand

Removing Sticky Labels

"This is better than any store-bought solution I’ve found. Simply fill a dish with half an inch of vodka and soak your jar. You’ll immediately see the label loosen from the glass. Keep soaking, and then just rub the gunk off with your fingers. How easy is that?"

Originally from 6 Handy Household Uses for Vodka (That Don’t Involve Drinking)

Natural Fridge Deodorizer

"Instead of throwing away used tea bags, tuck them away in a bowl in the back of the fridge to remove lingering smells as effectively as baking soda."

Originally from 6 Handy Uses for Tea (That Don’t Involve Sipping)

Washing Up

"Break apart a tea bag and scrub hands using the leaves to remove fish, garlic or onion odor."

Originally from 6 Handy Uses for Tea (That Don’t Involve Sipping)

Weatherproof Fort

"Here’s my step-by-step guide on how to build your own cardboard box fort. Go find Rust-Oleum NeverWet. Trust me. Not just for box forts, but for outdoor linens, paver stones, water-play art projects, and (my next test) weatherproof suede ballet flats. Rust-Oleum NeverWet to the rescue!"

Originally from Make a Weatherproof Cardboard Box Fort

Better Butter

"For those of us who like a little modern convenience in our homesteading, fresh, preservative-free butter can be made at home without the need for bulging biceps. Break out the stand mixer, and let’s get started!"

Originally from Churn It! How to Make Butter at Home

DIY Dog Toys

"The days of spending money at the pet store on toys deemed 'indestructible' or toys that have a badgering squeak are over. My budget-friendly solution? A dog toy made of old t-shirts. I made three of these with two t-shirts and an extra hour."

Originally from Easy-to-Make Doggie Toys

Time to Tie Dye

"I can’t believe how easy this is. And so cheap! On a scale of one to five, one being totally doable and five being not-so-much, I give this project a one — as long as you have the supplies to ensure you don’t make a total mess."

Originally from Festival Fashion: How to Tie Dye

Vodka in a Vase

"Mixing a teaspoon or two of vodka and a spoonful of sugar with the water in your vase will keep your flowers looking fresher longer."

Originally from 6 Handy Household Uses for Vodka (That Don’t Involve Drinking)

Tomato Techniques

"I’ll tell you a little secret, one that stingy gardeners keep to themselves. Listen up: It’s all in the roots. So now you know the secret. Ready to plant? Here’s a little tutorial on planting tomatoes in trenches."

Originally from Plant Tomatoes in Trenches for Better Results

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