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DIY insulated curtain liners! Insul-Bright Mylar/Poly batting by the yard. $4.25/yard, 45" wide (usually for hobby kitchen mitts and pot-holders)

DIY Draperies (multiple layers to make blackout curtains as well as extremely well insulating curtains!)

Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity: DIY insulated curtains

toilet paper holder with yarn next to the couch?!? genius. Look Mander!!!!

DIY. Turn a wool blanket into an insulating curtain. Also blocks light. http://woodandfaulk.com/make/army-surplus-curtain-diy-revisit Wool blanket DIY into insulating window covering.

DIY spoon hook rack. So cute for your kitchen towels and pot holder. The 36th AVENUE | DIY Projects for the Home

DIY rug.

This is such a simple and beautiful idea.

These diy smocked drop cloth curtains are gorgeous and so inexpensive! - via maisondepax.com

wind turbine for your home

How to Make a Window Cornice with insulation board...not sure if I should do this or wood...

Family emergency binder (store passports, birth and marriage certificates, SS cards, health records, emergency contacts, extra money, etc). Keep in safe place and easy access in case of fire or emergency evacuation. See template GREAT IDEA

How To Make Insulated Shades, Part 2. From here: http://www.motherearthnews.com/the-happy-homesteader/living-off-grid-how-to-make-insulated-shades-part-ii.aspx#

Organize under the kitchen sink!

How to Make Curtains {DIY}

Styrofoam and fabric. Cheap!

Season Smart 3M Thinsulate Insulating Curtain Liner Pair

Insulating Windows DIY

How to transfer a photo onto a slab of wood… for a unique diy photo display.. I know I will want this later in life

Great DIY way to use blackout/insulated fabric with pre-made curtains without attaching to the pre-made curtain. Orvis Insulated Blackout Liner

DIY Dining room table with 2x8 boards (4.75 each for $31.00) from Lowes