Crafts, Recipes, Tips,
& Guides
Enter Contests
& Vote
Get Advice
Submit a
Better Living
Budget & Finance
Business & Legal
Consumer Advice
Food & Recipes
Garage Sales
Health & Beauty
Holidays & Parties
Home & Garden
Make Your Own
Travel & Recreation


Welcome to ThriftyFun

A community of creative people and everyday experts who look for inexpensive solutions to everyday problems and share tips and ideas for crafting, creative recycling, gardening, frugal living, recipes, tips, and more.

Bull's Eye Tie Dye Pattern
Check Out This Craft
Growing Cape Fuchsia
Read This Tip
Buffalo Turkey Sliders
Make This Recipe
Birthday Camping Trip
Read 1 Feedback
Marigolds to Repel Mosquitoes
Read 17 Feedback
Buying Gas on a Road Trip
Read This Tip
1st Birthday Hat and Badge
Check Out This Craft
Rooting Strawberry Runners In Pudding Cups
Read This Tip
Caramels Surpeme
Make This Recipe

Recent Articles

Value of 1986 Encyclopedia Americana

I have a set of 1986 Encyclopedia Americana, published by Grolier Incorporated and would like to know if they're worth selling. If so, where can I sell them?

Answer This Question
Poulan Riding Mower Won't Start

I have a Poulan Pro Hydrostatic riding mower. When you start the mower nothing happens, no sound, nothing. I replaced the battery this morning and still nothing, the ground wire is good. I can not find a fuse. The model # is PB195H42LT, serial# is 022112D003206.

Answer This Question
Reunion Gag Gift Ideas

I need some ideas for gag gifts for a family reunion. Longest married? Longest dating? Newlyweds? Closest to childhood home? Couple with the oldest child?

Answer This Question
Selling Trees

Who buys trees on our land in Sevierville, Tennessee?

Answer This Question
Cutting a Plastic Liter Bottle

How do I cut a liter bottle so it will hang off a spigot on a large McDonald's cooler for orange drink?

Answer This Question
George Foreman Grill Drip Tray

I need drip trays for a model crp4p, George Foreman grill. Where can I get some?

Answer This Question
Painting Burlap Rug Binding

I have used burlap ribbon 3" for binding a jute rug. I would like to paint the binding a dark brown color. How would I do that?

Answer This Question
Fairy Milk

This is the drink of the Fae. While you are serving it to human wee folk, make sure to use a small clean cup.

Make This Recipe
Zucchini Carrot Dessert Bars

Great way to get those veggies in your little one's body!

Make This Recipe
Homemade Cake Flour

Never pay for it!

Make This Recipe
Repairing a Pneumatic Chair
Read 2 Questions
Check ASPCA and AVMA Vaccination Frequency...
Read 1 Solution
Making Folded Paper Gift Boxes
Read 3 Questions
Sterilize With Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
Watch This Video
Roof Repairs

I am a single mother and have custody of my grandchildren. I also care for my elderly disabled cousin. I work at Wal-Mart full time and my roof is leaking. The man who was paid to do the repairs now can't be found. I'm desperate for help.

Answer This Question
Curtain Color for Living Room

My living room is yellow with a light brown accent wall. My furniture is a redish burgundy color. The rug is a light tan and the coffee tables are espresso. What color should my curtains be?

Answer This Question
Making Room for the New Baby

I am a single mother of a 7 year old and have one on the way. I live in a 2 bedroom 2 bath mobile home and there is just not enough room for all the baby stuff. I really need help building a room onto my mobile home for my new baby.

Answer This Question
Making a Garden Party Invitation
Read 1 Solution
Making a Paving Stone Snowman
Read 1 Solution
New Cleaning Business Name Ideas

Please help me rename my cleaning business. I used to go by tinacleaningchick, but my soon to be ex-husband won't relinquish my website. Please help me come up with a new name.

Answer This Question
Value of World Book Encyclopedia

What is the value of the World Book Encyclopedia, version 1972?

Answer This Question
Shower Enclosure Walls Dry and Peeling
Read 1 Question
Making a Seashell Mirror
Read 2 Solutions
Making a Folder Paper Christmas Chocolate Box
Read 1 Solution
Making a Soft Sculpture Cupid Doll
Read 1 Solution
Making Iron-On Patches
Read 3 Questions
Turkey Slider Recipes
Read 2 Solutions
Zucchini Dessert Recipes
Read 13 Solutions
Selling Timber

I have two red oak and two white oak to sell in Maryland. They are approximately 80' tall.

Answer This Question
Value of Hiley Belle Doll
Read 1 Answer
Value of Merit Students' Encyclopedia

I have a set of Merit Students' Encyclopedias and I was just wondering if they are worth anything? They are from 1979.

Answer This Question
Perfume Spray Bottle Won't Work

How do I get a brand new bottle of perfume to spray?

Answer This Question
Raymond Waites Monkey Wallpaper

I need 1/2 rolls of the Ray Waites monkey paper in the burgundy or red #AV057692. Make my day!

Answer This Question
Treating a Puppy for Worms

My 5 month old puppy has worms. They only show up in his poo and he is behaving as normal. He was treated for worms at the vet every 2 weeks until he was 10 weeks old, and every month since then. Why has the worming not worked? His last treatment was 2 weeks ago. When can I reworm?

Answer This Question
Planting a Late Vegetable Garden

How late can I plant a small basic vegetable garden in eastern Montana?

Answer This Question
Ants in the House

How can I get rid of ants coming in the house?

Read 1 Answer
Fairy Butter

Every child loves the Fae! This is great to use when you play Fairy Tea Party!

Make This Recipe
Removing Cooked on Candy from Pot
Read 1 Question
Choosing the Best Online Savings Institution

This is a guide about best online savings institution. When finding the best place to put your savings, it can help to have no minimum, no fees, and a good interest rate.

Read 1 Question
Making Fiberglass Furniture
Read 1 Question
Helping a Family with a Newborn
Read 2 Solutions
Use Rain for Cleaning Throw Rugs

I found out by accident the best way to clean my old throw rugs. I washed them and hung them on the clothesline outside. Then it rained, and rained and rained. To my surprise, they were cleaner then when I first hung them out.

Read This Tip
Getting Rid of an Infestation of Tiny Flies
Read 1 Answer
Homemade Miracle Gro

I found it on here the other day, but deleted it where someone made it.

Answer This Question
Repairing Wooden Chair Legs Scratched By a Cat

How can I fix the legs on the chair that my cat has shredded without them looking tacky? It's the wooden legs of the chair. She sharpened her nails on them when we weren't around to stop her, and they're so shredded, they are like fibers.

Answer This Question
Quick Microwave Omelet

Being by myself, I hate to cook large meals then have all the leftovers. This is just perfect for me!

Make This Recipe
Teaching Kids to Care for Their Clothes

When my kids were younger, each had plastic hangers, a laundry hamper and clothes basket in their favorite color. They knew what laundry was theirs and were responsible for putting it up, just by the color of the hanger and basket.

Read This Tip
Recipes Using Sea Beans (Salicornia)
Read 1 Solution
Using Faux Fingernails
Read 1 Solution
Saving Money on Amazon Purchases
Read 3 Solutions
Replacement Water Container

We have found that the clear plastic water container has broken round the filler cap and has cracks down the container. Do you think we will be able to get a replacement container?

Read 1 Answer