DIY

Spring Themed Crafts for Kids  

Pioneer Press Columnist and Donna's Day Founder , Donna Erickson, stopped by with some spring themed crafts perfect for everyone in the family. 

Fun Spring Science with the Kitchen Pantry Scientist  

Liz Heinecke, the Kitchen Pantry Scientist, stopped by with fun spring science experiments! To pick up a copy of her books, click here.

Spring Care Packages  

Author of Out to Sea: A Parent's Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage, Kelly Radi, shared some great ideas for spring themed care packages. 

TCL In Your Town: Shoreview Map Crafts  

Our DIY gal, Alexis Thompson of MyTalk 107.1 stopped by with a DIY magnet and coaster craft. 

The PIP Build Bar  

Projects in Person is a guided DIY workshop in Hopkins owned by husband and wife team Jill and Jason Miller.  Their newest project called, The PIP Build Bar, where the building experience is brought to you.

DIY Spool Clock  

Danielle Rhode, owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake, shows how easy it is to make a beautiful Clock Spool project at home.

DIY Home Upgrades with Kelli Kaufer  

Professional Design Consultant, Kelli Kaufer, stopped by with some simple DIY tips to upgrade your home. 

Building Your Relationship at PIP   Back To Top

They're a husband and wife team from Hopkins that own a guided DIY workshop space, called Projects in Person. It’s a great place for a fun date night! Jill and Jason Miller stopped but with ideas on how to build your relationship using power tools.

DIY Zipper Bracelet   Back To Top

TCL's go-to crafty gal and MyTalk 107.1, Alexis Thompson, stopped by with a fun zipper bracelet project for Valentine's Day. 

DIY Network and HGTV Star: Jeff Devlin   Back To Top

DIY Network and HGTV star joined Elizabeth at our TCL In Your Town: St. Louis Park broadcast. Devlin is in town for the Home +Remodeling Show at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Home +Remodeling Show: Carver Junk Company   Back To Top

Brandy Dressen of Carver Junk Company stopped by the TCL studio with tips on how to make your own succulent craft. 

Upcycled & Distressed Flannel   Back To Top

Danielle Rhode, owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake, shows us how easy it is to upcycle those old flannel shirts and make them all the rage again.

DIY Kitchen Table   Back To Top

Looking to take on a DIY project this new year? Cooking for Dad’s Host and TCL’s handy man Rob Barrett stopped by with some tips on how to make a table at home.

Holiday Crafts with Donna Erickson   Back To Top

Pioneer Press Lifestyle columnist Donna Erickson stopped by the TCL studio with some fun holiday craft ideas. 

Gift Wrapping Tips   Back To Top

Interior Desginer Kelli Kaufer stopped by the TCL studio to share some creative gift wrapping tips. 

DIY Holiday Décor at Upsy-Daisy   Back To Top

The tree is up, the tinsel is tossed, which by the way, ranks up there with Glitter as one of the messiest decorations ever.  But if you’re looking for a little more festive decor to fill your home, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson, says it's time for a road trip to White Bear Lake.  

Fall to Winter Home Decor   Back To Top

Professional Interior Designer Kelli Kaufer stopped by the TCL studio to give us some tips on how to reuse decor items from fall to the holidays. 

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes   Back To Top

Our crafty friend from MyTalk 107.1, Alexis Thompson, showed us how to make some fun last-minute Halloween costumes. 

Holiday Decorating with Bria Hammel   Back To Top

Interior Designer and founder of "Brooke and Lou" line, Bria Hammel, stopped by with holiday decorating tips that you can use all year. 

LAB + Leather Merchant at Galleria   Back To Top

There’s a cool new experience offered at Galleria in Edina and its thanks to its partnership with LAB. LAB is offering unique workshops to engage all sorts of people and they’re doing it at Galleria.

Halloween Crafts   Back To Top

TCL Craft Star, Alisun Abbott, shares some easy ways to make Halloween decorations.

Halloween Makeup Tricks   Back To Top

Makeup artist Julie Martin shows us some spooky Halloween makeup tricks to add to your costume this year. 

Fall Tablescaping   Back To Top

Professional Design Consultant Kelli Kaufer gave us fall tablescaping tips to help wow your guests this season. 

Pumpkin Palooza Week: Pumpkin Kegs   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads, Rob Barrett stopped  to show us how he turned an ordinary pumpkin into a fun pumpkin party keg that's perfect for your Halloween get-together.

DIY Autumn Décor   Back To Top

You’ve got your pumpkin spice candle burning, maybe your pumpkins are already on the front step. But we want to help you take that fall décor up a notch. The owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake, Danielle Rode, is our resident DIY Expert and she stopped by with three weekend projects to bring Fall indoors.

Apple Crafts with Alexis Thompson   Back To Top

Our crafty friend, Alexis Thompson from MyTalk 107.1, stopped by the TCL studio to share some fun apple themed crafts.     

Da Bomb Bath Fizzers - Isabel and Caroline   Back To Top

Isabel and Caroline Bercaw started making bath bombs in their parent's Minnesota based home and now are co-founders of the multi-million dollar company Da Bomb Bath Fizzers. They stopped by the TCL studio to show us how to make one of their classic bath fizzers. 

DIY Jewelry Organizer   Back To Top

Jewelry lovers, we don’t ever want you to lose an earring back again! It’s why TCL’s DIY expert Danielle Rode stopped by with three ways to keep earrings, bracelets and necklaces all tucked away in their own place. And forget about buying an expensive jewelry armoire, you can instead make it yourself.

HGTV Star Scott McGillivray   Back To Top

HGTV and DIY Network star Scott McGillivray is the celebrity ambassador for Cambria. He's also visiting the Minnesota State Fair for the first time!

Back to School Stress Management   Back To Top

Author Kristen Brown shared some tips on actions you can take to reduce stress as back to school schedules cause change. 

Back To School Science Projects   Back To Top

The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heinecke got a little help from a few teachers in our audience to create fun science experiments before the kids go back to school!

Summer Food & Crafts   Back To Top

Donna Erickson, Pioneer Press Lifestyle columnist, shared some of her favorite ideas to help your kids stay involved in the summer fun. 

DIY Sandbox with minnie builds   Back To Top

A husband and wife team from Hopkins are the builders behind PIP – Projects in Person – a guided DIY workshop. But they’ve started a new venture called minnie builds. It’s a chance for you to follow their family as they build projects, share home improvement tutorials and projects perfect for kids. They’ll also share products, people and places they love here in the Twin Cities.

DIY Pet Projects Back To Top

We've done a lot of DIY segments here on the show, always projects for people though. We thought our furry four legged friends need some love too and leave it up to DIY-expert Danielle Rode to create something just for man's best friend.

Star Wars Science Projects For Kids   Back To Top

Liz Heinecke, the Kitchen Pantry Scientist, has written several books full of fun science projects for the whole family. She's also a lifelong "Star Wars" fan and for her latest book, she teamed up with "Star Wars" historian Cole Horton to write "Star Wars Maker Lab". She shared a few projects from the book in the TCL studio!

DIY Lemonade Stands   Back To Top

TCL Craft Star Alisun Abbott shared how to make fun DIY lemonade stands and party tables.       

DIY Face Masks   Back To Top

Beauty Expert and Creator of “Kline to the Top,” Hillary Kline stopped by with some of her favorite DIY Face Mask recipes and her go-to face mask products you can buy from a department store.  

DIY Your 4th of July   Back To Top

The fourth of July is even more fun in Elizabeth’s house these days. This year they’re not only celebrating Independence Day, but baby Franklin’s 1st birthday!  If you’re planning a festive red, white and blue party this summer too, let the party preps begin now. Daniel Rode from Upsy Daisy stopped by with DIY ideas for that summer BBQ.

DIY Father's Day Gifts   Back To Top

TCL Senior Producer and "handy dad" Christian Unser shares a few of his finds for DIY Father's Day gifts you can make on the cheap!

DIY Mason Jars   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Producer Lisa Adams showed up some fun DIY Mason Jar crafts to try for your next patio party. 
 
 
 

DIY Yard Games   Back To Top

Nothing screams summer like grilling burgers, kids running around in the grass and good old fashion yard games.
Thanks to a Hopkins couple, you can now build your own. PIP, or Projects in Person, opened just over a year ago. It’s a guided workshop great for a girls night out, even date night! Owner Jill Miller stopped by our studios to show us how to make your own Washer Toss Game!

That's S’more Like it Cook-Off   Back To Top

We challenged our Twin Cities Live producers to share a S’more recipe with a fun twist in a game called, "That's S’more Like it Cook-Off.”

Fun With Balloons and Bubbles   Back To Top

The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heinecke shares the fun science behind balloons and bubbles! 

Crayola Craft Night: Model Magic   Back To Top

Elizabeth and her daughter Bernie spend a night crafting at Crayola Experience at Mall of America with the winners of our Crayola Coloring Contest! The spent time making their own sculptures with Model Magic.

DIY Teacher Gifts   Back To Top

Kids will be a little extra crazy this week because it’s their final full week of school! That means it's time to give their teachers a big ol' round of thanks. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson headed to Pinterest to get some unique ideas to help you say thank you.

Bathroom Advice with Matt Muenster   Back To Top

Former HG-TV and DIY Network "Bath Crashers" host Matt Muenster stopped by the studio to chat about the latest trends in the bath renovation world.  

Fun Kitchen Science Projects   Back To Top

Liz Heinecke, the "Kitchen Pantry Scientist" shared more fun science experiments with Steve and Elizabeth. For all of her experiments, click here

TCL’s Got Class: Sawdust Savvy   Back To Top

For our TCL’s Got Class week, we learned new skills.  On Monday, Steve learned how to play the piano at the MacPhail Center for Music. Tuesday, Reporter Kelli Hanson took us to Zenon Dance Company in downtown Minneapolis to take a tap dance lesson.  On Wednesday, Emily Engberg went to Su La Table in Woodbury to become a master chef.  And Thursday Elizabeth became a Beekeeper on the University of Minnesota campus.

Mother's Day DIY Hug Me Pillow   Back To Top

Mother's Day is just around the corner and there is nothing better than making a gift for the mom in your life. 

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas   Back To Top

Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson stopped with tips to help you surprise the mom in your life with D-I-Y creative gift ideas.