A TV antenna is a great way to get a multitude of HD channels including, in many areas, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC for free. While you can buy an antenna for under $50 at stores such as Walmart or Target, you can also build your own antenna with items you likely already have in your house.
Here are two ways to make a cheap and easy antenna for your TV.
One note before we get started: if you have a smart TV you will need to use its menu to scan for channels after you install the antenna. To do this, go to settings on your TV. There you will find a channels menu with an option to scan for local channels. Without this step, your TV will not show all the available channels.