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Blowing a mixture of liquid soap, paint, and water through a straw make colourful bubbles that can turn a surface into beautiful art when popped. This is a craft I like to do with my little nieces and nephews, but I blow the bubbles so they don't accidentally ingest anything. This can also be done with water soluble food colouring.
This is a potting shed I made. It had a re-purposed wood ceiling. Re-purposed granite top tables made out of 2x4 and 4x4 outdoor wood and re-purposed shelving with a lattice back.
Spicy Bean Sprout Salad
This is a great side dish, goes well with rice dishes, soup, and especially fish in my opinion.
Toddler Felt Ball Necklace
Here is an easy to make and toddler/child safe felt ball necklace for you or your toddler to wear. Or a mommy/me matching necklace.
Making a Mini Wreath with Stickers
This adorable mini wreath is great fun for children to make and is so pretty. There are so many sticker designs available so don't just limit yourself to flowers, hearts, and butterflies. Or even better choose 3D stickers or sticky gems.
Mile High Pansies
I had a lot of disappointments in last year's gardening. I lost so many plants over winter. It's time for a few things to go my way!
How to Make a Father's Day Memory Box
Decorated boxes, such as a sturdy photo box, become the perfect storage container for Dad's favorite photos, cards, and other memorabilia. This is a guide about how to make a Father's Day memory box.
Father's Day Paper Coffee Cup Craft
This cute, easy to make paper cup can be used to give Dad a gift of candy or other treats. This page shows you how to make a Father's Day paper coffee cup gift.
DIY Message Pillow for Father's Day
This Father's Day make a gift your dad will cherish, like this message pillow. This is a guide about making a DIY message pillow for Father's day.
"I'm Nuts About You" Recycled Jar Craft
This cute jar filled with peanuts is a nice inexpensive gift the kids can make for Father's Day. This is a guide about, "I'm nuts about you!" recycled jar craft.
Making a 'Honey Do' Hammer
This woodworking project creates the perfect gift for Father's Day or dad's birthday. This is a guide about making a "Honey Do" hammer.
Best Dad I Ever 'Saw' Magnet
This fun to make Father's Day gift begins with a recycled Pringles can. This is a guide about, best Dad I ever "saw" magnet.
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Gardening Tips and Advice
Removing Blackberries Without Herbicides
In some parts of the country wild blackberries can be very invasive, and difficult to get rid of without chemicals. This is a guide about removing blackberries without herbicides.
Tending Your Garden
There is more to gardening than simply planting your tomatoes or veggies. Tending the garden means paying attention to the needs of the garden, supplement with water when it is dry, enrich poor soil, and check your garden routinely to ensure that it is healthy and happy. This is a guide about tending your garden.
Using Banana Peels When Growing Roses
This is a guide about using banana peels when growing roses. Bananas for a good source of potassium for us and for our roses.
Revitalize Your Flowering Shrubs Through Pruning
Proper pruning of your flowering shrubs can not only keep the plant tidy and well shaped it can also improve the flowering energy of the shrub. This is a guide about how to revitalize your flowering shrubs through pruning.
Getting Rid of Weeds in Your Lawn
This is a guide for getting rid of weeds in your lawn. Weeds can be a problem for multiple reasons. Keeping your lawn and yard free of weeds makes your yard easier to maintain and more sustainable as well.
The main difference between organic and artificial or inorganic fertilizers is the source of the chemicals each contains. Both types must be used according to package instructions so as not to damage your plants. This is a guide about artificial fertilizers.
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Making a Mother's Day Book with "Reasons I Love You"
Rather than giving your mother something she could buy herself, make a personalized gift that she will treasure. If given for a birthday add one for each year. This is a guide about making a Mother's Day book with "Reasons I love you".
Homemade Mother's Day Gifts
Homemade Mother's Day gifts are always a hit. Whether it is the construction paper artwork of a small child or a handicraft made by an older one, moms love handmade gifts. This is a guide about homemade Mother's Day gifts.
Memory Jar For Mother's Day
When last Mother's Day rolled around, I thought my mother would enjoy reading my own remembrances. I took a decorative glass jar with a lid and made a "Jar of Childhood Memories" for her to read.
Homemade Mother's Day Cards
Giving your mother a homemade card makes the sentiment even more appreciated. This is a guide about homemade Mother's Day cards.
Flower Pin for Mother's Day
Here is the perfect gift for family and friends, that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. This flower pin is easy to make and they turn out so very beautiful. Everyone will want one.
Mother's Day Card - Remembering Mother
We lost our mother and father three years ago and I still miss spending Mother's Day with her or at least sending a card on the few times we weren't able to be together. So this year I decided to send my sister and brother a Remembering Mother Mother's Day card. It is my version of a "pop out".
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Protecting Tomatoes from Birds
This is a guide about protecting tomatoes from birds. Eventually most gardeners become tired of sharing their tomatoes with the local bird population.
Getting Rid of Cockroaches
Cockroaches are disgusting pests and can be very tough to get rid of. There are many ways to tackle this pest. This is a guide about getting rid of cockroaches.
Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black Bugs
Many types of bugs are small and black, if they are biting bugs they can be annoying and a health hazard. This is a guide about getting rid of tiny biting black bugs.
Using Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for Ants
Diatomaceous earth is very effective at killing ants. When ants' exoskeletons come into contact with it, they die. It also is relatively safe for humans and pets, making it an ideal solution for eliminating ants. This page is about using food grade diatomaceous earth for getting rid of ants.
Using Hedge Apples to Repel Spiders
This is a guide about using hedge apples to repel spiders. Hedge apples have a long standing reputation as a spider repellent.
Tiny Black Bugs in the Kitchen
The key to getting rid of
tiny black bugs on kitchen floor
is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this guide.
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Peach crumble is a classic summertime dessert, especially if you are lucky enough to have ripe fresh peaches. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Toddler Pom Pom Sorter
Here is a cute homemade toddler toy using a recycled sour cream container and some colorful pompoms. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Halloween Yo Yo Tree
Small fabric "yo yos" can be made from any scrap fabric and used for a variety of projects. Here they are combined to create a cute decorative Halloween tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.
ThriftyFun Halloween Costume Ideas
ThriftyFun has been publishing homemade Halloween costumes for years. Here are some of our favorite creations for your viewing pleasure. Some have instructions on the site, some are just examples.
Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
If you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.
Washer Lariat Necklace
Take a flat metal washer from the hardware store and convert it into beautiful jewelry. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Do Sweet Gum Trees Weep Sap?
This is a guide about, "Do sweet gum trees weep sap?". Sweet gum trees do not weep sap, however the trees may have aphids and they can drip honeydew on you, your car, or patio.
Cleaning with a Drain Snake
I was in Walmart the other day and saw drain snakes hanging in the aisle with the cleaning supplies. I don't know if this is a new item or I have never noticed it before. I have been looking for something like this for a long time and I grabbed it. The price was $2.98.
I have a wreath that hangs on my front porch, one day I noticed there was a birds nest built in it. One by one, I had an egg laid in the nest until there were 5 eggs. 10 days later the eggs started to hatch until all 5 were born. And that's where it is right now. It is rather crowded in there and have some very hungry baby birds and making quite a mess!
Another Use for an Old VHS Tape
Over the last several days, I have been redoing my storage room. Taking things out and in is ridiculous when the chamber in my pneumatic closer no longer works.
Fingerprint Guest Book Picture
This easy project is a wonderful wedding reception memory. Instead of signing a guest book, guests are invited to make their thumbprint on a picture of a tree.
Cheesy Salsa Chicken
This meal is quick and easy to prepare and it is delicious. All you need is chicken and three other items to make a chicken that will be enjoyed by the whole family. It is cheesy, a bit spicy and oh, so good.
Value of a Murphy Chair
I have a vintage (I think) Murphy oak chair with 5 slats in the back.
Information on Old Imperial Wallpaper
I found a partial roll of old wallpaper in the attic of an old house. I would like to know if it is copyrighted or if I can have it reproduced. The side of the paper says "Made in USA Imperial washable Glenstyle 9329 run 18". I love this paper and can find nothing like it.
Value of Collier's Encyclopedias
I have a mint condition Collier's Encyclopedia set with two dictionaries. Are they worth anything or what can I do with them?
Value of a Mersman Coffee Table
I am looking to find a value of this Mersman coffee table. I found this while out treasure hunting. I found the burn mark in the drawer and started looking online, which led me here!
Using Bleach to Disinfect for Parvo
If I disinfect a rock/dirt area with a bleach solution (just to be safe from any unknown parvo potential), is it safe for my puppy to walk and sniff on after it dries? Can the bleach solution hurt him?
Fast Growing Shrubs for a Fence
I want to make a fence in our yard. Can someone suggest a shrub that will grow fast?
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