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Making a Flower Pen
Make girly pens with materials you can see at home or at work. This craft I'm going to make is made with some things I found around at work while I waited for the break time to be over.
Peachy Knockout Rose
While shopping at Lowes, yesterday, I spotted a group of marked down roses. Most were Knockout roses, a variety I don't particularly care for.
Vintage Mixed Media Framed Roses
I am in the process of adding a few new elements to my home décor. The challenge is to try and upcycle old items, without breaking the bank in the process.
Removing Cat Pee and Odor from Carpet
This is a guide about removing cat pee and odor from carpet. When you kitty has an accident on the carpet it can be difficult to remove the pee and the odor.
Gemini Adult Coloring Page
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac. Gemini is represented by the twins, Castor and Pollux, two humans who shared godhood after their death. People born between May 21 and June 21 are said to have a volatile personality.
Recycled Candle Night Lamp
This craft is inspired by the daily power interruptions in my area. When candles are too boring to look at, you can always think of a fancy idea to bring light and color during a blackout period.
Gardening Tips and Advice
Epsom Salts for Plants
Adding Epsom salts to the water you use for your houseplants is a good practice to help their overall health and vitality, increase blooms, and improve leaf color. This is a guide about using epsom salts for plants.
This is a guide about growing pomegranates. If you live in the right area a pomegranate tree can be a wonderful addition to your garden. These delectable fruit will be great to enjoy with your family and friends.
Tomato Plant Help
Growing tomatoes is a rewarding gardening experience. While fairly easy to grow, they can suffer from several maladies or care issues. This guide contains tomato plant help information.
File Flower Seeds to Help Sprouting
You can file the flower seed a little bit to help germinate the seed if there is a thick coating like this, nasturtium. By filing down, it'll help the water absorb. I soaked the seeds 24 hours prior then planted in soil.
Starting Roses from Cuttings
If you find a rose that you want to propagate, doing it from a cutting is the best way. Roses generally grow well from cuttings, but doing it right will give you the best results. This is a guide about starting roses from cuttings.
Clarkia can easily be grown from seed. It is considered an annual or tender perennial suitable for full sun or filtered shade garden spots. Well drained sandy soil is perfect, but this flowering plant is adaptable. This is a guide about growing clarkia.
More Gardening Tips and Advice
How to Make a Carpenter Bee Trap
Carpenter bees can destroy the wood in your home. Use this simple trick to capture carpenter bees. This is a guide about making a carpenter bee trap.
Getting Rid of Tiny Ants
Both borax powder and diatomaceous earth can be effective in deterring ants. This is a guide about getting rid of tiny ants.
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.
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.
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.
Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees will attack the wood trim and porches around your home making holes and tunnels for nesting. This is a guide about getting rid of carpenter bees.
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4th of July
4th of July Mesh Wreath
I saw the rolls of mesh at the craft store and wanted to try making a wreath for the 4th of July. I love how it turned out!
Give your old lantern a new look for your Memorial Day Celebration. This was an old rusty lantern that I gave new life to with an Americana Theme for Memorial Day and can be used as well for 4th of July.
Fireworks at Fort Vancouver
My family and I visited Fort Vancouver for their annual Fourth of July fireworks display. It is a very large park located in Vancouver, Washington, with historic and archeological exhibits and information.
Car Tag (License Plate) Flag
Make an American flag from an old car tag. Spray paint the tag (license plate) using either red or white. That way you will only have to paint one set of stripes. Let dry. Paint on your blue background for stars, let dry. Paint on your other colored stripes, let dry.
Saving Money on Fireworks
With the 4th of July (U.S. Independence Day) coming soon, here are ideas for saving money on fireworks or fireworks display shows as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own advice here.
U.S. Flag Etiquette
Celebrate Independence Day, display your U.S. flag using the proper flag etiquette.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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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.
Making a Lid Spoon
Ever been stuck without a spoon when eating an individual serving of applesauce, pudding or yogurt? Just use the lid as a spoon! Learn how to make one 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.
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.
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.
How to Fix a Tent Pole
Many tent poles are attached with elastic, which can break with rough usage. Learn how to fix it in this short video.
Naïve Spring Bird Greeting Card
For the past few years I have been making my own cards for different occasions. Homemade cards are much more personal, and it shows some extra love towards the recipient.
Frugal Gift Basket
My craft tip is to stock up on any seasonal items that look versatile especially if it's 90% off or more. A little modpodge and floral paper flower accents changes the feel of the basket into spring/summer.
Newspaper Pen Organizer
I had nothing to do with an old newspaper insert so I decided to create a simple pen organizer out of it. It will take a little longer rolling the paper, but it's actually fun to do.
Don't Discard Weather Beaten and Discolored Outdoor Fixtures
Our dilemma was the case of the cream yellow fence caps with lights. When we purchased our fence (white), we also needed the caps to go on to the tops of the fence post. The caps were from a different provider and were great for the first 2 years. Then the caps began to turn more and more this creamy yellow color and the lights no longer worked.
Coconut Braised Chicken
Flavorful chicken infused with coconut for sweetness and a touch of spices. It is a nutritious main dish that is delicious paired with rice.
Self-Watering Milk Carton
I love upcycling these milk cartons into self-watering systems for my plants. The slow drip is assisted by the tiny hole you punch in the carton, and works long enough for me to go away for a weekend or quick holiday. You only need a few items to make this, and it definitely pays off.
Dating Ethan Allen Furniture
Does anyone know how to tell when a piece by Ethan Allen was made? Is there anything with the numbers on the back or do you just have to know?
What Is This Houseplant?
I once knew what this was, but I have over 85 houseplants and cannot keep track sometimes. After many google searches and no luck recalling, I came across this site and decided to give its try.
What Type of Snake Is This?
What type of snake is this? I live in Baton Rouge Louisiana.
What Breed Is My Dog?
She is 6 months got her from the animal shelter and was wondering is she mixed with an American Pit Bull. She is a terrier mix.
Identifying a Garden Flower
Does anybody know what this flower is called? I borrowed (!) a tiny snip of it a few years ago from a park and grew it in a large pot. It flowers in April and lasts for most of the summer.
Name Ideas for a Small Wreath and Craft Business
I am just starting out and would like to come up with a name for a wreaths/craft business. I don't know where to start.
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