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How to guides and recipes for making items that you normally would buy.

sewing Miscellaneous 
A bowl of rose petals for soaking hands or feet. Beauty Items 
Cleaning Bathroom Cleaning 
Decorating Wood Furniture Furniture 
Homemade kite with long double tail against the sky. Toys 
Happy Baby Baby Items 
Homemade Massage Oil Health Items 
Generic Hand Soap Container Soap 
Generic Laundry Detergent on Top of Folded Clothes Laundry 
Homemade hand sanitizer pump bottle. Bathroom 
Body Glitter Cosmetics 
Concrete Patio Blocks Garden 
Bouquet made from candy Gifts 
Mancala game board from an egg carton Games 
Make Your Own Kitchen Supplies Kitchen 
Saving Money on Web Hosting, Closeup of URL and Cursor Links 
Separating keyring with staple puller.  Tools 

Making Homemade Laundry Detergent
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Make Your Own Musical Instruments
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Homemade Firestarters
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Homemade Mattress Ideas
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Homemade Boogie Wipes
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Homemade Baby Products
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Candy Bouquet With Candy Vase
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Homemade Electric Broom Filter
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Making a Water Filter for a Coffee Maker
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Homemade Bath Salts

Could I please get a recipe, as I'm thinking of a homemade Christmas.

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Making Your Own Hair Accessories
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Easy Liquid Laundry Detergent

My sister recently gave me a recipe for a no grate, no clump, really easy and quickly made and unbelievably cheap laundry detergent that I really love! It only requires only 2 Tbsp. Dawn, 1/3 cup washing soda, 1/4 cup borax and hot water for a gallon of laundry soap.

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Recipe for Fragrance-free Liquid Hand Soap

Does anyone know a reliable recipe to make fragrance-free liquid hand soap?

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Homemade Liquid Soap from Bars

When you do this for the first time, you will be amazed at how much of your money is being taken for giving you much less of a product! Make your own liquid soap.

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Homemade Flat Drying Rack for Laundry
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Quick Knee Protection for Working Outside

While running around doing some last-minute outdoor work because the weather jumped above 40 I needed to kneel on something and remembered all my conventional gardening stuff was in the shed.

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Denture Cleaner Recipes
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Homemade Hand Soap

In the days of counting pennies, this will help if you buy the hand soap pumps like I do. Once that pump is empty, I make my own for pennies using 1 Tbsp. dish soap and 1 tsp. of bleach.

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Making Glue With Milk
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Making a Laundry Machine Filter

We have a septic tank as well as a laundry tub pump tank and I want to keep as much lint as possible from going into the system.

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Making Bath Oil Beads

Instead of using mineral oil in the bath beads, can I use baby oil?

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Making a Scoop from a Quart Milk Jug
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Making a Collapsible Cooler
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Rose Water Recipe

This is just a really simple recipe. I use it a lot, it is very relaxing!

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer
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Vinegar Dish Washing System

Are you talking about "distilled white" vinegar? I would only assume you don't mean "apple cider" vinegar.

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Flushing Homemade Adult Wipes

Are these safe to flush into the sewer?

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Making a Flag Pole
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Making Your Own Pony Tail Holder
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Making Homemade Detergent Smell Like Gain

How do make my homemade laundry detergent smell like Gain? What essential oils will make my homemade laundry detergent smell like Gain or have a tropical scent?

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Cut Down Crystal Light Canisters For Smaller Containers

You can cut the canister down to whatever size you need and the lid will still fit. My brother showed me this the other day. He gave me an assortment of drill bits and put them in a little plastic holder.

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Making Firelogs
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Filler for Gift Baskets

If you save all your gift wrap paper, here's a great use for it. Put it through a paper shredder and use it as your filler. Match the color to the theme of your basket.

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Homemade Dust and Pollen Mask

I have allergies and should use a mask when I am doing yard work. I found one which received good reviews. Until I purchase this, I would like to be creative and use something that will cover my nose. And, I am very frugal!

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Making Your Own Panty Liners
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Reusable Toilet Paper

I was just wondering, if anyone here, with no children at home, is still using family cloths?

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Homemade Bubbles

I've heard there's a homemade recipe for the liquid used for kid's blowing bubbles. Anyone have it? I've heard it's dish washing liquid and water, but what would the measurements be? Thanks.

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Making Your Own Wite-Out
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Making Lavender Water

I've searched this page several times and cannot find a recipe for lavender water. Can someone help?

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Homemade Windshield and Window Cleaners

The kind of commercial windshield washer fluid that is so convenient to buy at the store contains methanol. Methanol is extremely poisonous and is dangerous to breathe or touch.

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Using Essential Oils
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Mint Tin Homemade Lip Balm
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Refilling a Glade Plug-in

Can you refill a Glade plug in with your own potpourri oil and how do you do it?

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Making a Soap Swan
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Homemade Bath Salts Recipes
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Using Dawn Detergent to Melt Ice

What mixture do you use to melt ice with Dawn detergent?

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Making an ATV Quad Bike Anti Rolling Bar

It's too expensive on the market in Australia, they sell for more than aud$1000! I won't be able to afford to buy one for my kid's GMX 49cc quad bike. The total money I spent on his mini motorbike is only $299. Does any one know I can make one by myself with the cost of materials at less than $100?

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Homemade Hair Towel Wrap
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Making Your Own Wood Pellets
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Homemade Baby Soap Recipes
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Making a Soap "Purse"
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Making My Own Personal Grocery Cart

I am wondering how to make my own grocery cart thing, like the kinds our grandmoms used to bring home a lot of groceries. I know I can find them in stores but I think I can make one out of miscellaneous pieces that I have laying around. Any suggestions?

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Homemade Massage Oil
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Makeshift Meal Tray on Walker

My wife is going through rehab for a brain tumor and has to use a walker around the house. To feed her, I found a shelving board out in our garage and I put this board through her walker on the braces for a makeshift table.

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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
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Crafts Using Bars of Soap
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Homemade Hand Scrubbing Cleaner

How can I make hand cleaner, the grit type for grease and grime? I want to make it for resale purposes.

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Oatmeal Shower Bag

These little bags are great for your skin. You can also hand them out as party favours for adults.

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Use Staple Remover to Add Keys to Ring
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Storing Foaming Bath Butter

I have made some exfoliating sugar scrub with foaming bath butter. Would anyone know how long this will last? I go away on holiday in two weeks and made two tubs of medium size.

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DIY Sani Wipes

These are great when traveling with kids or at the grocery stores to wipe off the handle of your cart. Fold paper towels or napkins and put them into a wipe container. Use 1 1/2 cup of warm water, add 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil, and 1 tsp. of alcohol.

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Erasers for Lost Earring Backs
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Bath Fizzies

I use a silicone ice cube mold to form my fizzies. I made some with a heart shape, rose fragrance oil and put them in a cellophane bag tied with a red ribbon for my grandson's pre-K teacher. He helped pack the cavities, he was so proud and Mrs. Cole was very happy!

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Building Your Own Smoker

This guide is about building your own smoker. Having your own smoker can help you preserve your favorite meats.

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Homemade Hair Bows
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Homemade Jigsaw Puzzle Ideas

This guide contains homemade jigsaw puzzle ideas. There are ways you can create your own jigsaw puzzle.

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Homemade Mechanic's Hand Cleaner
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Wine Cork As Cheap Fire Starter

Use your wine corks for cheap fire starters. Just add a little alcohol on the cork. It works well.

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Leather Car Upholstery Cleaner Recipes
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Homemade Spa Bath Recipes
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Making Bath Bombs
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Homemade Dryer Sheets

Does anyone know how to make homemade dryer sheets using vinegar? I don't have a softener bucket in my washer and I am not always around or hear the final rinse so putting it in that way is not really an option.

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Homemade Window and Glass Cleaner Recipes
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Homemade Windshield Washer Fluid
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Use Manila File Folders For Business Cards

Many offices throw away old manila folders that are still in good shape. I take them home and create my own business cards using templates from Microsoft.

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Reusable Toilet Paper (Cloth Wiping Squares)
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Spoon Rest Ideas
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Using Old Windows to Build a Greenhouse
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Making a Shower Curtain
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Making Your Own Cake Stand
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Homemade Rinse Agent Recipes
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Homemade Shoe Stretcher Spray

How do I make shoe stretching spray?

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Homemade Antibacterial Wipes
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Homemade Antiseptic Spray

I just had surgery, and needed to clean my wound the nurse told me to use this. It works good.

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Sterilizing Coffee Grounds for Plant Fertilizer

Using coffee grounds without heating for indoor plant fertilizer has produced flies.How long do I bake and what temp is good to sterilize them?

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Homemade Dry Shampoo

I need to know the ratio of baby powder and cornstarch so I can mix my own. Thank you.

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Olive Oil Versus Lamp Oil

I just purchased several inexpensive oil lamps and I placed them around the house in case of power outage. I decided to do a trial run; I went ahead and lit them, all burning a cheaper Walmart product, Medallion lamp oil.

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Homemade Humidifier Treatments

Are there any good home made humidifier treatments?

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Homemade Silly Putty Recipes
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Making Car Air Fresheners

Can someone tell me how to make car perfume?

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Glade Plug-in Doesn't Emit Scent Anymore

Do the Glade Plug-ins with the slide in scent ever lose their capability to emit scent?

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Homemade Notepads
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Rice Filled Heat Pad Sweats When Heated

I made a heat pad with rice, but when I first got it out of the micro wave it was sweating. Why?

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Makeshift Sink Stopper

I need to find a sink stopper what can I use for one?

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Homemade Curtains From Pillowcases

We use my old homestead (the house in which I was born - it is well over 100 years old), as our summer home. I found it very easy and inexpensive to make curtains for my old home by using pillow cases.

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Making a Cake Stand

How can I make a cake stand using two glass plates?

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Making Paper Pellets for Pellet Stove

How do you make pellets out of shredded paper for a pellet stove? We have a new Englander pellet stove and just purchased a Stak pellet mill and are trying to make pellets from shredded paper. When we put paper into the hopper it shreds the paper to dust.

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Homemade Wood Cleaners
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Making Soap Without Lye
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Name for a Homemade Hand Sanitizing Lotion

Can you guys help me come up with a name for a product that I'm creating? It's a "hand sanitizing lotion".

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Making Soap on a Rope
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Homemade Organic Fertilizer Recipes
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Making Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
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Making Your Own Gift Tags
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Making Homemade Baby Wipes
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Making Lavender Water Recipes
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Making Your Own Ankle Weights

I am looking for ideas to make ankle weights from anything around the house.

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Homemade Bubbles Recipes
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Making Homemade Dryer Sheets
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Making Wind Chimes
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Homemade Facial Scrubs
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Making a Kite
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Using Papaya Sap in Glue

Can papaya sap be an additive component of glue?

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Liquid Hand Soap Recipe Using Oxiclean

I am looking for a recipe for 10 gallons of liquid soap. It used Oxiclean as well as the standard ingredients.

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
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Homemade Dish Soap Recipes
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Making Your Own AC Filters

A/C filters are getting costly and mine uses 2. Does anyone have ideas on how to make your own? I thought about using quilt batting, but am not sure if it would be too thick.

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Making Homemade Dish Soap

How do you make homemade dish soap? I know it involves baking powder but I don't know what the other ingredients are. Please let me know

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Make Your Own Cleaning Wipes

I save the large can that cleaning wipes come in and then make my own. Buy a roll of good quality paper towels. Cut them in the middle with a knife and remove the cardboard tube.

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Making Lipstick Without Vaseline

Can someone please give me some recipes for making lipstick without any Vaseline?

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Mosquito Trap

How do you build a mosquito trap?

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Homemade Air Refresher

How do I make homemade air refresher?

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Homemade Adult Wipes

I am a caregiver and I have found the price of adult wipes (like baby wipes) are expensive, so I make my own. I have saved so much money making these. All you need to have is patience and time.

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Making Lampe Berger Fragrance

What is the correct amount of scented oil you use for 91% alcohol for a lampe berger? My lamp doesn't get very hot or hardly any scent. I can't afford to buy it already made up!

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