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DIY: Sew Your Own Holiday Pillows

Finding the right holiday fabric and creating these lovely pillows is a breeze with these simple steps.

DIY: Make Your House Smell Amazing with Simmer Pots

As the season changes and family and friends gather, simmer pots are one of the easiest ways to fill your home with all-natural aromas.

DIY: Paint Your Own Bathroom Blooms

Bring a little spring into your home this winter with this contemporary painting project from Chrisara Designs.

How to Build Your Own Bench Seating

Experienced DIYer Ashley Mayes created the perfect seating for lounging in her newly renovated kitchen.

A DIY Bottle Cap Floor

Crafter Reese Marshall collected thousands of bottle caps, messed around on Photoshop and ended up with a floor as beautiful as any piece of art propped in a museum.

Build Your Own Raised Beds

Get the inside scoop on building your own raised beds for gardening this season.

Staging Secrets: The Keys to Selling Your Home Fast

Entrepreneur Gerri Mack recently listed her southeast Springfield home and faced a big learning curve in discovering what works and what doesn’t. Learn from her lessons to make selling your own home a snap.

Looking Sharp

A Springfield mom created a stunning, budget-friendly wallpaper for her son’s bedroom.

Color Splash

Give your house an easy facelift this spring by adding some bold paint to your front door.

Flock Together

Bring all the birds to your yard with tips from local experts on how to build the best birdbath.

Green Galore

Your Christmas tree isn’t the only way to incorporate some natural-looking greenery into your home. Cathy Cooley with The Market has recommendations on how to work garlands into your home decor for the holidays.

Building a Coffee Table

When Abby Gust and Josh Hutter wanted a coffee table for their living room, they decided to tackle the project themselves for a one-of-a-kind piece that fits their blended styles perfectly.

Overhaul For The Office

Recently retired Missouri State University professor Michele Granger transformed an old wooden desk into a sparkling masterpiece. Tackle your own project with her guidance, and your home office will soon have its own personal touch.

Safe Soaps and Scents

A mission-minded mom-turned-entrepreneur shares her story and a recipe.

Rug Doctor-Er

Finding your dream area rug doesn’t have to mean nightmare prices. All you need is upholstery paint, a cheap rug and a little creativity.

Mailbox Makeover

Tired of the same old mailbox? Customize it to make it grab the attention of more than just the mail carrier.

To the Wall

Give your yard some structure by building a basic retaining wall with these steps from Klayton Labby of Midwest Block and Brick.

Build Your Own Blooms

Bring the outdoors in with a guide to build the perfect floral centerpiece.


Bring your home landscaping to eye-catching life with water gardens.

Order in the Closet

Local organization pro Betsy Miller has landed time on national TV due to her organizing efforts, and she offers a few tips on making order in your own closet of chaos.

Spring Splendor

Bring vibrant colors and plenty of blooms to your garden this year with floral recommendations that will flourish in the harsh summer heat of the Ozarks.

Pop of Paint

The hottest paint trend for 2016 is white, with other cool shades and even a few bold choices also trending. Local paint pros share ways you can incorporate these tones into your home.

That’s a Wrap

Put the store-bought wrapping paper down, and tap into your artistic side with these inventive wrapping ideas from three local creatives.

Splash of Simplicity

Experts at Unique Tile share an easy way to freshen up your kitchen with a tile backsplash.

Make It Merry

Want to give your loved ones something with an extra-special touch this holiday season? We asked our most kitchen-savvy editors to share their favorite gift-appropriate recipes, from sweet, savory and even a little boozy.

Fueling Outdoor Fun

You want a warm place to hang out this fall, but where do you begin? We asked local experts for advice on designing and purchasing the coziest room outside your house

Herbs Forever

Don’t let your summertime herb bounty wither away. Use it up now, or preserve it for later with our six handy tips.

Wood on Display

Brady and Haden Long, the husband-and-wife duo behind Ellecor Design & Gifts, share how to make eye-catching wooden wall displays.

All Decked Out

Local experts share what’s available in the wide world of decks and let you know when it’s time to upgrade your own.

Going Against the Grain

One Springfield creative aimed for both function and aesthetics when he built his own distressed wooden bookshelf.

Keep Your Lawn Green

Local gardening and landscape pros share how to keep your lawn looking its best during the hot summer months.

Build Your Own Kitchen Island

Need some extra counter space but don’t want to invest in a massive remodel? One crafty 417-lander shares the secret to turning spare parts into a do-it-yourself kitchen island.

Clean of Chemicals

417-land experts share how to use natural products and methods to deep clean your home.

D.I.Y Terrarium

Experts at Wickman’s Garden Village share how you can create your very own terrarium.

Patio Herb Garden

Creating your own patio herb garden is easy even in the smallest of spaces. Anyone can do it, and the cost is minimal. Just follow these steps, and you’ll be wowing your friends at your next dinner party!

Add Curb Appeal

Help your home look its best with these simple steps from 417-land real estate pros.

Winterize Your Home

Get your home ready for wintertime temps with the help of 417-land builders Sam Clifton of Millstone Custom Homes and Jason Bekebrede of Monticello Homes & Development.

DIY Pinecone Centerpiece

Pat Phillips of The Flower Merchant shares step-by-step directions on creating a gorgeous pinecone centerpiece for your holiday table.

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

Interior designers Nola Shivers at Decorating Den and Donna Swenka at James Décor offer tips on assembling the perfect holiday tree.

DIY Kitchen Remodel

Local design experts share tips on taking on your own kitchen remodel project.