Vintage Ancestor OrnamentMaking these for Christmas for each of my five children using vintage "1960s" pictures of my husband's family and my family.
Pine Cone WreathI saw this on Pinterest.
Stars from Fishing Line and Hot GlueI figured out how to make beautiful stars from fishing line and hot glue. Thanks to the glitter and beads, the stars shine perfectly. You can hang them on a Christmas tree or use for decoration.
Snowmen Button BraceletCelebrate the season with a DIY Christmas bracelet. I really liked the idea of forming different figures from buttons. This is a great use for buttons left over from old clothes. I decided to make a bracelet with snowmen.
Ruffle Christmas TreeThis small Christmas made of organza and hot glue will perfectly decorate your interior. It's lightweight and durable, so you don't have to worry about dropping it. You can insert a Christmas garland inside.
Reindeer Rice Krispie TreatsThis is a simple way to decorate Rice Krispie treats for Christmas. These cute reindeer treats are sure to bring anyone some holiday cheer.
Personalized Flat Felt DollMy grandson likes Mario so I made him a personalized "Mario" doll.
Zig Zag Christmas Table RunnerThis table runner could be used for any holiday themed table runner. I had a lot of Christmas fabric so I made a Christmas themed one. It was a fun way to use up scraps other than making a traditional nine patch block, etc.
Tablet HolderThis project makes a handy addition to the kitchen if you are following a recipe from the internet while cooking or it can be used anytime you need to prop up the iPad while you are doing something.
Eyeglass HangerMade from a little bit of wood and a chain makes your reading glasses readily accessible.
Halloween MasksI made these for my daughter-in-law's special needs class from leftover scraps of felt. I looked online for ideas for decorating the masks and found a basic pattern.
Spin Me Around Quilt BlockScrap strip quilt block design
Felt Christmas Tree Treat HoldersCreate these cute decorated tree shaped treat holders from felt. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Paper Doily Christmas TreeLacy paper doilies are glued in layers to create this delicate snowy tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Felt Antique Christmas BaublesLet your kids decorate their own felt Christmas tree with these cute antique inspired felt baubles. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Felt Christmas Tree With OrnamentsA felt Christmas tree is a cute decoration and perfect for the little ones in your life. Learn how to make your own in this step by step video.
Making a Pom Pom Christmas OrnamentThis video shows you the simple steps to making a Christmas ornament with pom poms.
Carol of the Bells Christmas Light ShowHere is a great light snow set to Carol of the Bells.
Prevent Soil Leakage from PotsHere's a quick and easy method to avoid soil leakage from your pots. All you'll need are a few supplies - your pot of choice, grab any mesh netting scraps (I utilized leftover galvanized mesh netting) and some hot glue.
Crispy Chicken in Salted EggChicken in salted egg isn't a new recipe. But in our family, no one has ever tried to prepare this dish in one of our meals. So I decided to try and see if majority of the household would like it.
Hidden Diamond Quilt DesignYou have to make four quilt blocks to find the "hidden" diamond in this quilt design.
Monogram Jewelry CraftUsed old jewelry to make this wall art for a friend.
Embroidered PhotographyThis three dimensional craft was quick and easy and fun to do.
Granny Square Quilt BlockThis block is a way to use up smaller size quilt scraps. You can make a potholder, a table runner, or a quilt using this fun design.
1968 Fleetwood Cabinet Stereo?My uncle recently passed away, and he was very proud of this vintage stereo system. He's the original owner and it has all the paperwork and warranty sheet that came with it. I was wondering what it would be worth if we were to sell it.
Value of Corningware?I have some Corningware that I'm hoping someone can tell me about and if there is any value beyond that they're great pieces. No chips and only the first item has a lid. Thanks for any help you can provide!
Value of Pamela Erff Doll "Shelly"?Never taken out of the box since I purchased it from HSN. Box is in bad shape but Shelly is untouched and perfect.
How to Make a Candle With Cooking Oil?How to make a candle with cooking oil?
Identifying Thrifted Dolls?Hello everyone! Bought these two at a thrift shop today and was wondering if anyone is able to identify their age brand or anything else about them.
Value of Cathay Collection Doll?I was wondering if this doll was worth anything. I can't seem to find a similar one to it online and wanted to know before I either donate or throw it away.
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not WorkingYou plug the tree in but not all the lights are shining. This can be a frustrating situation, especially if the tree is only 2-3 years old. Often, a Christmas light tester is the easiest way to locate the problem area. This page is about pre-lit Christmas tree lights not working.
Cooking Ham and Turkey in the Same OvenThis is a page about cooking ham and turkey in the same oven. Many people like to serve both turkey and ham at Thanksgiving. Cooking them together can save time.
Give Coffee to a Christmas CactusThis is a page about giving coffee to a Christmas cactus. Coffee is a trusted secret that many people use to keep their Christmas cactus healthy and blooming each year. Just make sure its plain black coffee.
How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood FurnitureWood furniture can get damaged in a number of ways. This is a page about how to fix damaged surfaces of wood furniture.
Finding a Controller for a Pre-lit LED Christmas Tree?This is a page about finding a controller for a pre-lit led Christmas tree. Pre-lit LED Christmas trees typically come with a remote that allows you to adjust certain features, such as the color. Without the remote, you likely can't make any of these changes. If you are in need of a new remote for your tree, here are a few suggestions on where to find a new one.
Keeping Turkey Hot and Juicy After Cooking?Some foods, such as turkey, tend to dry out if not served quickly. This is a page about keeping turkey hot and juicy after cooking.
Removing Odors From a MattressThis is a page about removing odors from a mattress. Through normal usage a mattress can develop noticeable unpleasant odors.
Leftover Mashed Potato SoupTry making this delicious soup using those leftover mashed potatoes. It is a certain family pleaser. This is a page about leftover mashed potato soup.
12th Birthday Party Ideas for GirlsPlanning a successful birthday party for your young teen can be a challenge. This is a page about 12th birthday party ideas for girls.
Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners?Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.
Determining the Value of a Grandfather Clock?As with many vintage and antique pieces, the value of a grandfather clock depends on a number of factors, including age, rarity, appearance, mechanical soundness, etc. This page offers some good advice on how to find the value of a grandfather clock, as well as, a detailed list of attributes and demand that will need to be considered in determining its value.
Converting Dry Macaroni Measurements?Some recipes call for a certain number of ounces of pasta, instead of the number of cups. It is important to be able to convert back and forth from ounces to cups properly, so that the recipe is made correctly. This is a page about how to convert dry macaroni measurements.
Tiny Black Bugs in the KitchenThe 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 page.
Preventing Mold on BreadIt isn't any fun to be making a sandwich and discover that your bread is moldy. There are a number of ways to prevent your bread from molding. This is a page about preventing mold on bread.
Getting Rid of Tiny White Biting Bugs?If you have small white biting bugs in your home, it would be best to exterminate them as soon as possible. This is a page about getting rid of tiny white biting bugs.
Fixing Fudge That Didn't SetSometimes fudge just doesn't set. Short of using it for a syrup or spread, you may want to try to fix it and successfully get it to set. This is a page about fixing fudge that didn't set.
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free Furniture?Buying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
Finding the Value of Ashton Drake DollsAshton Drake Galleries is known for their realistic porcelain dolls and baby dolls. This is a page about finding the value of Ashton Drake dolls.
Recipes for Lamb ChopsThis page contains recipes for lamb chops. If you have shied away from trying lamb, you are missing a delicious alternative to beef and other red meats.
Finding the Value of a Wurlitzer Juke Box?This is a page about finding the value of a Wurlitzer juke box. If you own an old Wurlitzer juke box, you may be interested in knowing its value. Here are some tips to help you get started in determining what its worth.
How to Cook a Frozen RoastEven less expensive cuts of meat can come out moist and tender when cooked properly. You can save time by cooking the roast right out of the freezer.
Heating a Fully Cooked Ham?The ham you purchase at the market is typically fully cooked. It can be served cold or easily heated up in your oven, following the instructions for temperature and time. This is a page about heating a fully cooked ham.
Homemade Christmas Tree Flocking?This is a page about homemade Christmas tree flocking. Instead of buying spray on flocking for your tree, or paying a lot for a pre-flocked one, make your own flocking at home.
Keeping Makeup From Rubbing Off On Clothing?Having your makeup rub off on your favorite top is very frustrating. This is a page about keeping makeup from rubbing off on clothing.
Removing Hand Sanitizer Stains on Wood?This is a page about removing hand sanitizer stains on wood. The alcohol content found in hand sanitizers can leave awful spots on your wood furniture. Thankfully, there are solutions to help remove or minimize any damage done.
Recipes Using Canned YamsCanned yams have many uses in the kitchen, from casseroles, to cakes, and more. This page contains recipes using canned yams.
Tiny Flying Insects in Your House?There is nothing more frustrating than having tiny flying insects in your house. Identifying what type of insect they are will help you get rid of them. This page contains tips for getting rid of tiny flying bugs in your house.
Finding Replacement Cords and Controls for an...Maybe the dog didn't eat your homework, but perhaps he did take out the cord to your electric blanket. Finding a replacement cord or a control for an electric blanket can be difficult. This is a page about finding replacement cords and controls for an electric blanket.
What is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW?This is a page about what is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW. The ability to join either the American Legion or VFW, is dependent on where and when you served in the military. Additionally, Merchant Marines can join the American Legion but not the VFW. Here is more detailed information about the criteria for joining both.
Gifts for a Grouchy Old ManFinding the right gift for the grouchy old man in your life can be challenge at times. This is a page about gifts for a grouchy old man.
Non-Pleated Face Mask With Filter PocketAs more of us are looking to make our own fabric masks to wear in public to help prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus, there are a couple of typical types. This page contains a tutorial for making the non-pleated style with a pocket for adding a filter such as a folded coffee filter.
Finding Agencies to Help After a House FireA house or apartment fire is devastating. Coping with the aftermath can be easier if you have assistance. This is a page about finding agencies to help after a house fire.
Setting Up a Pre-Lit Christmas TreeThis is a page about setting up a pre-lit Christmas tree. A pre-lit Christmas tree is supposed to be easy to assemble, an improvement over the traditional tree with separate light strings.
Use Dawn and Baking Soda to Clean a Smooth Top RangeA simple mix of Dawn dish soap and some baking soda can make an effective cleaner for many surfaces, even your smooth glass top range. This is a page about use dawn and baking soda to clean a smooth top range.
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?Identifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.
Electric Blanket Error Codes?This is a page about electric blanket error codes. An electric blanket is an easy way to stay warm during the winter months. If your blanket is not working, checking the error code can help you troubleshoot the problem.
Making a Costume Jewelry Christmas TreePerhaps you have seen one of these at a craft show, but it was too costly. You can make your own Christmas tree wall hanging, using your old costume jewelry or pieces from yard sales and thrifty stores. This is a page about making a costume jewelry Christmas tree.
Removing Urine Odors from a BathroomThis page is about removing urine odors from a bathroom. Although the lavatory looks clean, it doesn't always smell fresh.
Repairing a Lighted Outdoor Christmas...This is a page about repairing a lighted outdoor Christmas decoration. Sometimes lighted outdoor Christmas decorations can be repaired rather than having to be replaced.
Identifying Small Black BugsHaving unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.
Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...This is a page about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters. When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters.
Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses?When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.
How to Make a Men's Crocheted Skull-CapA tightly fitted hat is an easy pattern to crochet, and will keep a young man warm and stylish. This is a page about making a men's crocheted skull-cap.
Not Getting Power But Circuit Breaker Was Not TrippedElectrical problems can be difficult to diagnose, especially when it isn't a simple case of resetting the breaker. This is a page to troubleshoot the issue of not getting power but the circuit breaker was not tripped.
Crafts Using Old JeansWhether you are thinking of remaking them into other clothing items, decorations, rugs, or something completely different, there is a project just for you. This is a page about crafts using old jeans.
Making a 6-Pack Ring SnowflakeThis is a page about making a 6-pack ring snowflake. Here is a great way to reuse plastic 6-pack rings and prevent them from making their way to the ocean and causing harm to wildlife.
Blue Cross Blue Shield vs. MedicareThis is a page about getting additional health insurance coverage. If you need medical coverage the choice between Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare can be a tough one.
Kraft Roka Blue Spread SubstituteThis page contains recipes for Kraft Roka Blue spread substitute. Roka Blue devotees often have problems finding this cheese spread. Making a copycat version is easy.
Cooking a Turkey Breast in the Microwave?This is a page about cooking a turkey breast in the microwave. Instead of heating up your oven the next time you make a turkey breast, consider using your microwave. Keep in mind that When cooking a turkey breast in the microwave it is important to keep the meat form drying out.
Finding an EZ Bow Maker Instruction ManualThis page is about finding an EZ Bow Maker instruction manual. Sometimes we need some help locating replacement instructions.
Swiffer WetJet Isn't WorkingThis is a page about when Swiffer WetJet isn't working. The main reason your probably purchased your WetJet was the spray feature. So when it stops working it is very frustrating.
Restoring the Shine on a Formica CountertopOver time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.
Preventing Mold on CheeseIf it is not a variation of blue cheese you probably would prefer it not be moldy. This is a page about preventing mold on cheese.
Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch?Fleas like humans almost as much as dogs, and can be the cause of your itchy head. This is a page about tiny black bugs making head itch.
Cleaning Burnt Sugar on a Smooth Top StoveThis is a page about cleaning burnt sugar on a smooth top stove. Boiled over sugary foods can be difficult to clean off your smooth top stove.
How Can I Find Discontinued...If you need extra to replace a damaged section or to cover another area, it can be difficult to find more of the same wallpaper. This is a page about finding discontinued wallpaper.
Uses for Expired Baking Powder?After its expiration date baking powder may not work as leavening in your recipe. It can however, be used in place of baking soda in many cases. This is a page about uses for expired baking powder.
Value of a Knightsbridge Collection Porcelain Doll?Doll companies produce many dolls. Their value is determined by their condition and rarity. This is a page about value of a Knightsbridge Collection porcelain doll.
Cleaning Rotten Meat Odors From a CarThis is a page about cleaning rotten meat odors from a car. Meat accidentally left in the car can quickly become rotten and fill your car with a very bad odor.
Fixing a Perm That is Too Curly?This page is about fixing a perm that is too curly. When your hair has taken more curl from a permanent than you want there may be ways to relax the curl.
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income FamiliesThere are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.
Ice Maker Water is Overflowing?his is a page about ice maker water is overflowing. Refrigerator icemakers are a great convenience until they break or malfunction. Then they can be very frustrating to troubleshoot yourself. T
Using Leftover Hair Dye?Once the color and activator are mixed they must be used quickly. If you don't need all of the product at one time, as you are touching up or have short hair, you may be able to retain some of each product for later use. This is a page about using leftover hair dye.
Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Working?This is a page about top part of pre-lit tree not working. It can be difficult to find the cause for a partial loss of lights on a pre-lit tree. If possible checking with the manufacturer may be the best solution.
Georgia Christmas CharitiesThis is a page about finding Christmas charities in Georgia. Every year ThriftyFun gets numerous requests from people looking for help for their families for Christmas. Since we do not have the resources to offer direct help, we have set up this page to help people find charities in each state.