Mud Mask With Apples In It?I was wondering if anyone knows how to make a mud mask with apples in it?
Making Use of Eucalyptus Leaves?Doesn't eucalyptus leaves make good medicine; or any thrifty ideas? I just trimmed my tree branches and they do smell good; and I do know they are good for something. Please help me make use of them.
Need Some Ideas for Making a Bed Frame?We recently moved into a new apartment and realized that our Queen size boxspring would not fit up the stairs into our bedroom. Our last bed frame broke, so we had just been using the boxspring and mattress on the floor.
Plans for a Fainting Couch?I am looking for plans to build a fainting couch. One with a simple wooden frame that I can complete kind of quickly and upholster.
Cooling Tubes - How to Make Them?I am looking for a cooling tube that you soak in water and then wrap around your neck to keep you cool. Whatever is inside swells up. I have seen these at craft shows. Does anyone know how to make them and what is inside?
Make You Own Body PowderWe use cornstarch for body powder especially in the summer months. It helps with chafing.
Baby Formula RecipesDoes anyone have any recipes that call for baby formula. At one time, I heard there was a recipe for formula cookies.
Air Wick Aroma Warmer Refill Recipe?I was wondering if anyone had a recipe for a refill mix for the Air Wick Aroma Warmer or similar? I have lots of fragrance oils and those refills are expensive!
Boiled Baby Wipes?What is the recipe for boiled baby wipes? I saw it some time ago and would appreciate the recipe again.
Cheap Candle SnufferIt is better to snuff out a candle then to blow it out (the embers can flare out) but I did not want to buy a candle snuffer. I took an empty Progresso soup can and it works great, even over bigger candles.
Instructions for Kool Aid Jammer Wallets?I need help i would like to make my a wallet and check book cover to go with my purse but dont have directions if anyone can help me it would be wounderful. Pictures would help too.
Replacement Wax For A Paraffin Spa?I have a paraffin spa for treating hands. The wax seems to have something in addition to paraffin which makes to wax softer and strips off easier. Anyone know what this is and how much to use per pound of paraffin?
Simple Furniture Plans?I'm looking for simple furniture plans, e.g., West Elm-type sofas, tables, shelves. Thank you.
Home Remedy To Treat Burns, Scalds, Snake Bites And SpotsMacerate 1 oz. fresh lavender flowers in 2 1/2 cups olive oil in the sunlight for 3 days, strain through a fine sieve or muslin, and repeat for three more days. Store in a dark glass bottle in a cool place and use in small quantities as needed.
By Suzanne S.
Looking For Wet Wipes Recipe?I have a Licensed Home Daycare and I use a lot of wet wipes. I sure could use help on making my own.
Homemade Recipe For Foot Powder?I am looking for a homemade recipe for foot powder. I know that somewhere out there someone will know! Thank You,
Balloon Baseball GameHere's an easy game for even small kids: You'll need 2 balloons, one round(ish) one and one long one. Use the long one for the bat and the round one for the ball. My 2-year-old loves it, and I can get a bag of balloons for less than $1!
Citrus Jubilee Salts - Orange Lemongrass Bath SaltMix dry ingredients together first. Sift. Add scent. Mix well then sift together to incorporate the scent...
Winter Sand BoxTo extend the fun of summer put some sand into a small rubbermaid storage bucket with some shells and play toys then let your kids play in the bucket on a large piece of vinyl or a shower curtain when it's snowed outside. They'll think you're pretty cool. Although it can get messy this is pretty cheap Occupational Therapy if a child needs it.
Tea Party Kit (Cost Of Disposable Camera) (AGES 4 & UP)Materials: Vintage" or interesting clothing selections from your closet, from Grandma's closet, thrift stores, etc...
Board Game and Card Game AccessoriesSmall Pudding cups washed out can be used for bingo chips or other chips that need to be used for board games.
Little Carpenter's Apron (Ages 5-10)Cut shoe organizer across the width, so you have a line of four pockets. (If it holds 12 shoes, this will make 3 aprons).
Thank You Cards From Gift BagsI was so thrilled when I figured this out yesterday that I had to share it! My son's grandmother gave him a Halloween gift in a Halloween themed lunch bag. As I was putting the gift away, I was thinking of writing thank you notes for his Halloween gifts.
Decorative Tins for Gift ContainersLooking for a way to get rid of clutter and save money? Get rid of any decorative tins you've been collecting by using them to put gifts in instead of using wrapping paper or buying another expensive gift bag.
Make Your Own Handi-WipesThese work very well, are very inexpensive, safe for baby, and smell just like the "real" thing.
Fiestas in a BagWhen my avocado tree surprised me with a bumper crop, everyone received custom "fiestas in a bag" gift. In each gift bag I put several avocados, a packet of guacamole seasoning, a large bag of chips and a bottle of margarita mix! You could put in the tequila, too, if appropriate.
Making a Crate Sofa?I'm in the process of building a crate style sofa. I have a major back and leg problem and this is the only style I can sit on and be comfortable. I have all the measurements for the outside frame, 76"L x 32"W x 25"H. However I don't have the seat height.
Recovering a SofaDo you have a sofa that has seen better days? I have one that the material was really worn and had started to rip in places. It was second hand when it came to us but my children were very young then and helped it deteriorate.
Looking for Hot Tub Chemical Alternatives?I have been told there is a way to use vinegar, soda and I don't
know what else in place of chemicals in my hot tub. I can't use
chlorine base products (rash). We can't seem to get the peroxide
products to work right, we have a white grainey residue in tub
now. Had water tested, they said it was "low" on calcium? So I
used calcium plus, got worse. Help!!
Karen from Ohio
Cheap Home Office DeskGet two 2-drawer file cabinets for hanging files (metal $59, Plastic $38 at Staples or used for around $10) Set them up 2 feet apart, and lay a flat interior door on top. Unfinished, those are around $20. Put the lock cut-out at the back and bring all your cables neatly up through it. Done.
Make Your Own Board and Card GamesFirst, I need to say that this can become addicting especially if you are all ready a graphics junky. So don't say I did not warn you. On the internet there are many sites that have free board games that you can print out and then glue the printouts to cardboard.
Homemade TeetherMake a homemade teether for babies. Wrap an icecube inside a wash cloth and secure with a rubber band. Feels great on their gums, gives them some water to drink, and catches the drool too!
By Kim in NJ
Construction Drawing of a Bearchair?Hello,
I'm trying to find a construction drawing of a bearchair.
Over here, in Holland, I can not find one.
Can somebody help me out?
Constructing My Own Bed?I am in the middle of designing props for my stage production however, I am stuck as I need to create a bed from scratch. If anyone knows anything, what materials I should use and why, as well as a step by step guide on how to do it, I would be very grateful.
From James from Sheffield
Build Your Own Bed?I have Several Grand kids who live with me. Would like to build two twin beds for them. Cant afford to buy them. any body have any ideas. Thanks, Sharyl
Make Your Own Liquid SoapMakes 3 cups
Chocolate Paraffin Wax Recipe?I am a licensed manicurist and have recently purchase a chocolate scented paraffin wax and when I received it, it appears to be homemade. I'm not looking for anything edible, I want to be able to make it for my Paraffin bath for my manicures and pedicures. It seems to be made from unscented paraffin but I don't know what type of chocolate or how much. If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,
Amanda from Alabama
How to Make Firecracker Bows?I don't know how to make firecracker bows can anyone help. Please
Raquesha a-k-a Mz.Bowwow
Make Your Own Automatic Pet Feeder?Anyone know how to make a automatic pet feeder or watering bowl. I know that one can be made using a gallon jug, but i am not sure just how to do it.
Gizzmo, in Colorado
Frugal Outdoor Umbrella StandNeed a stand for your umbrella but your short on cash? Here is a
recycling tip you are sure to enjoy.
Inexpensive Fabric for Baby ClothesIf you have a baby but cannot afford the new clothes they need, go to a jumble sale (rummage sale) and buy an outfit that has seen better days to unpick (take apart) and use as a "pattern".
Braided Rug Question?I need help making a braided rug. I've tried putting it together 4 or 5 times, and it always begins to buckle in the center. I've loosened the stitching between the rows and tightened it, always with the same results. Some of the wool is of slightly different weight (thickness) than others. Can anyone help?
Keeping Soap DryI keep bath soap in an old nylon stocking in the bath. I can then use the soap just fine and hang it up after use for drying so it doesn't get mushy.
Alternatives to Expensive Spa Chemicals?Does anyone know about some low cost alternatives to expensive spa (hot tub) chemicals? Also any cleaning ideas appreciated, especially filter cleaning.