Top 10 DIY Posts of 2012

After last week’s Top 10 Recipes of 2012, I thought I’d share the Top 10 DIY posts as well.

I love figuring out how to do things “on the cheap” for our pantry, home care, and personal care items.  

Don’t you?

I love it because I can:

- use much more wholesome ingredients
- avoid excess packaging and
- save a load of money.

 Honestly, I get such a kick out of some DIY projects that I get kind of giddy.

Weird, huh?

It’s like I’ve found a way to beat the system.

I’m working on a few new ones this year for our family and I look forward to sharing them with you soon.

For now, enjoy the most-viewed DIY posts from this past year. 

Powdered Sugar Substitute
Use the healthiest granulated sweetener for your diet to make this great substitute for all your powdered sugar needs.

Powdered Sugar Substitute

Nourishing Sugar Scrub
I love this for my hands and feet – anywhere you have rough skin.

Body Scrub | Sugar Scrub

Homemade Foaming Soap
Super simple way to save money by not buying pre-made foaming soap ever again!

Foaming Soap

Easiest Coconut Milk (made smoother)
This version of my super easy recipe for coconut milk that is much smoother.

Coconut Milk Recipe

Powdered Egg Replacer (like Ener-G)
Have an egg allergy or just plain ran out?  Here’s a great egg substitute standby for your pantry.

Egg Replacer Recipe

DIY Chest Rub (like Vicks Vapo-Rub)
This is a must have for cold and flu season.

Homemade DIY Vicks Chest Rub | Decongestant

Natural Blue Food Coloring
You’ll be surprised at what you can use to make natural blue coloring…

Natural Blue Food Colouring in Frosting

Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid
Make sure you click through to the important update about this tip.

Homemade Dishwasher Rinse Agent

Easiest Almond Milk
No more buying overpriced almond milk – this is a super simple homemade version.

Almond Milk Recipe

No- Streak Glass Cleaner
My son LOVES cleaning the windows and mirrors with this cleaner.  You will too.

Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe

Hope these posts help you with your more frugal / natural household.

Oh – and if you’d like to get some essential oils for some of these products without breaking the bank or signing up with a company, check out the oils I have listed on my Store Page :-).

For the other “Top 10? Posts, check out:

Top 10 Health and Tip Posts of 2012
Top 10 Recipes of 2012

Do you have a favorite DIY project to share?

Shared at Beyond the PeelFar Above Rubies, Coastal Charm, Learning the Frugal Life, Blessed with Grace, Tammy’s Recipes, Cooking Traditional Foods, Sugar Bee Crafts, Time Warp Wife, Today’s Creative Blog, Naptime Creations, Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free, The Finer Things in Life, Rattlebridge Farm, Food Renegade, The Shabby Nest, Allergy-Free Alaska, 504 Main, and Premeditated Leftovers.

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  1. I just love your DYIs. Thanks for the great round up. I missed the one on foaming hand wash. I’m going to check that one out.

  2. Great ideas! Thank you so much for posting. I will look for you on The Better Mom as well I love that site.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I’m trying to get in a habit of making things on my own and this will help. Have a great day! Sarah

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  5. I love every single one of these posts! Such great tips and tricks! I would love if you would share these over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/01/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-7.html