Do It Yourself

Spring 2022

Packed with step-by-step projects, Do It Yourself is the go-to guide to personalizing your home. Find inspiration and instructions for simple room renovations, home decor projects, budget-savvy style, flea market makeovers, outdoor living ideas, and more. From power tool reviews to pillow projects, we cover the DIY spectrum and empower the reader to tackle new techniques and ideas.

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Meredith Operations Corporation
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1 min.
from the editor

If we’d been sitting near each other at the movies, you probably would have shushed me, too. Colin Firth, as King George VI in The King’s Speech, sits down in Lionel Logue’s studio for the first time—and suddenly he’s in front of the most beautifully decrepit wall. I don’t remember exactly what I said, but it was loud enough for half a dozen heads to turn and glare at me. (Go ahead, Google “The King’s Speech Wall” and you’ll see what I mean about this gorgeous wall.) I felt a similar thrill while we were photographing the six stunning projects that appear in “Statement Walls,” page 50. Each of these designs would be a scene-stealer on film or in your own home. And the best part? You can finish them…

3 min.

Senior Editor BRIAN KRAMER Editor EMILY ELVERU Contributing Editor SAMANTHA S. THORPE Associate Art Director JESSICA ENO Assistant Art Director EMILY BUTTERWORTH Editorial Apprentice TRISH RICHARDS Contributing Copy Editor NANCY DIETZ Proofreader MARTHA COLOFF LONG Administrative Assistant RENAE MABIE HOME & GARDEN Executive Editor SAMANTHA HART Senior Editors BRIAN KRAMER, SALLY FINDER WEEPIE, KRISSA ROSSBUND, NICOLE DEAN TEUT Senior Associate Editor EMILY ELVERU Associate Editor SAMANTHA STEVENSON Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden® Manager SANDRA GERDES FOOD Executive Editor SHELLI MCCONNELL Senior Content Manager JESSICA SAARI CHRISTENSEN Senior Editor LAUREN LASTOWKA Editor CAITLYN DIIMIG, RD Culinary Specialists SARAH BREKKE, JULI HALE Food Styling Director GREG LUNA Food Stylists LAUREN MCANELLY, SAMMY MILA, KELSEY MOYLAN, ANNIE PROBST ART Design Directors KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ, MICK SCHNEPF Style & Design Director STEPHANIE HUNTER Associate Art Directors KRISTIN CLEVELAND, RAE DANNEMAN, JESSICA ENO Assistant Art Director EMILY BUTTERWORTH Senior Graphic Designer BRITTANY MUELLER Photography Coordinator ALYSSA RICHARDSON EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATION Editorial Director JILL WAAGE Executive Creative Director…

1 min.
jump to it

GARDEN READY Can’t wait to relax among your blooms and veggies? Use this prep list to get your yard back in shape. SAVVY SEED STARTING Get seeds burgeoning in biodegradable containers made from items in your recycling bin. SEASONAL SPRUCE-UP Banish those winter blahs. This step-by-step guide to spring cleaning will make you—and your home—feel good indoors and out. OUTDOOR REFRESHERS REVIVE YOUR DECK, PATIO, OR PORCH WITH THESE HANDY TIPS FOR REMOVING DEBRIS, GRIME, AND YUCKY STAINS FROM YOUR FAVORITE OPEN-AIR HANGOUTS. BHG.COM/CLEANDECK…

4 min.
chunky yarn

BOHO BASKET A loose-weave seagrass basket is easy to accent with simple stitches, below. Cut yarn to 18- to 24-inch lengths and thread through a large-eye plastic needle. Tie ends into a knot. Stitch through the basket in the pattern of your choice. Here, the yarn loops over the basket top. When done stitching, knot yarn in the basket interior and finish as desired, such as cinching the center of some embellishments. Accent with a pom-pom or tassel (find instructions at CRAFTED CONTAINER Super chunky twisted yarn jazzes up a basic flowerpot with texture and color, above. Cut yarn to the pot’s circumference, adding 4 inches to the measurement. Using hot glue, secure the yarn around the pot’s base, leaving 2-inch ends. Tie ends together and trim. Repeat in one…

4 min.
easy pottery

THE MAKER: FRANCESCA STONE The blogger behind Fall for DIY shares her favorite tips and tricks for working with clay. Q: What do you love about clay as a medium? A: The best thing about clay is that it gives you a lot of space to fail. You can mess up and just easily start again with the same piece of clay—you can reshape it or add or take clay away as part of the process. You can smooth or texture, join pieces together, or add color in varnishes and finishes. The versatility of clay gives you so many ways to add personality to your designs. Q: What do you want people to know about working with air-dry and polymer clay? A: Air-dry clay is one amazing alternative [to fired clay] that you can use…

2 min.
craft attack