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10 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work

10 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work Back in the 1900s, cigarette manufactures used to insert stiffening cards into their paper cigarette packs to add strength and help them last longer. Along the way, someone had the bright idea of printing trivia, artwork and even famous people and athletes (Honus Wagner anyone?) …

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Making A Knife From A Car’s Leaf Spring

Making A Knife From A Car’s Leaf Spring Making a knife is a satisfying project on a number of levels. You’re creating a fundamental tool — one of the first tools ever made — and every time you pick it up, you’ll think, “Wow, I made this with my own hands.” And because you’re making …

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Over 60 Shelters You Can Make From A Tarp

Over 60 Shelters You Can Make From A Tarp Do you have a way to keep warm if you find yourself in a sudden rainstorm when camping? You can make any number of shelters depending on the materials you have available. If you have a simple tarp or perhaps a military poncho, then all you …

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Build A Solar Food Dryer from Cardboard Boxes

Build A Solar Food Dryer from Cardboard Boxes Make sure you like Living green and frugally on Facebook  to be updated every time we find a tutorial for innovative ways you can become self-sufficient on a budget.   More and more people are recognizing the importance of food quality in their daily lives. The freshest, …

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Dumpster Dresser Made From 2x4s

Dumpster Dresser Made From 2x4s Check out this great dumpster dresser that you can easily make from 2x4s Yes, you can make a functional dresser with 6 drawer! If you are just getting into making your own furniture, this simple but stylish project is for you. Cut, hammer and glue your own dresser and then stain it …

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How To Easily Remove Scratches From Leather

How To Easily Remove Scratches From Leather Whether it is a sofa or a shoe, nothing can mark the appearance of a cherished leather item quite like a scratch. Though it is difficult to truly repair leather since it is an organic material, there are several methods of minimizing the appearance of the damage No …

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