December 5, 2016

This page includes a list of all the articles published on this date. Use the navigator to select a different date.


cut treats

Trix Cereal Treats RecipeThis page contains a Trix cereal treats recipe.Borrowing from the crispy rice type treat, try making this standby snack using Trix cereal for a fruity taste.


Niffty Knitter Clock

Making a Niffty Knitter ClockThis is a page about making a Niffty Knitter clock. With a Niffty Knitter round loom and a clockwork you can make this cute decorative clock.


A pile of retirement paperwork.

Organizing Retirement PaperworkThis is a page about organizing retirement paperwork. Prior to retiring it is beneficial to begin organizing all of the paperwork related to your retirement plans.


Children dressed for a Christmas pageant.

Homemade Christmas Costume IdeasThis is a page about homemade Christmas costume ideas. Whether for a Christmas pageant, office party, or a family get together you may want to make a Christmas costume for the event.


plant inside of self watering pot

Making a Self Watering PotThis is a page about making a self watering pot. This self watering pot is perfect for small pots or to use when you are away on vacation or business.


Autumn Wreath

Making a Crocheted Autumn WreathThis is a page about making a crocheted autumn wreath. Make some crochet flowers, leaves, or other items and use them to create a special fall wreath.


A serving of dried egg noodles, ready to be cooked.

Cooking Time for Dried Egg Noodles?This is a page about cooking time for dried egg noodles. Dried egg noodles should be placed in boiling water and cooked for 8-10 minutes. Cooking times can vary based on the width of the noodles and personal preference.


Cat with fleas scratching

Homemade Flea Spray RecipeThis is a page about homemade flea spray recipe. Using household products you can make an effective flea spray.


safety pin ribbon and bell pin

Making a Quick Jingle Bell Lapel PinThis is a page about making a quick jingle bell lapel pin. This fun little pin only requires a few supplies to make and then you will be ready for the season.


Cutting Back in Retirement and Still Having Fun

Cutting Back in Retirement and Still Having FunThis is a page about cutting back in retirement and still having fun. For many people retirement may require some spending cutbacks, but that does not mean you can't still have fun.


tire with lamp

Making a Recycled Tire Desert GardenThis is a page about making a recycled tire desert garden. Recycled tires, painted or unpainted, can be used to make a garden decoration to contain your plants or shrubs.


Filled baskets.

Making a Paper Easter Treat BasketUsing your choice of cardstock and embellishments, you can make up several of these pretty paper baskets for Easter. This is a page about making a paper Easter treat basket.


finished treats

Lucky Charms Cereal Treats RecipeThis is a page about making Lucky Charms cereal treats. For St. Patrick's Day, use Lucky Charms rather than crispy rice cereal to make this tasty treat.


Rigitoni Reindeer

Making a Rigatoni Reindeer Ornament or PinThis is a page about making a rigatoni reindeer ornament or pin. A piece of pasta is the first thing you need to make this cute seasonal pin or ornament.


heart shaped milk ice cubes

Heart Shaped Milk Ice CubesThese cute little red milk ice cubes are a nice touch when added to milk, coffee, or tea on Valentine's Day. This is a page about heart shaped milk ice cubes.


A salsa meatloaf.

Salsa Meatloaf RecipeSpice up your next meatloaf by adding your favorite salsa. This page contains a salsa meatloaf recipe.



Pug in Santa suit

Honey B (Pug/Chihuahua)I got her from a breeder when she was 3 months old. She loves to chew, especially anything with fabric. She loves to "unstuff" toys, blankets, bedspreads, and comforters!


Plastic used as packing material.

Save Plastic Packing MaterialI have been getting a lot of these plastic cubes filled with air in my packages. I was delighted to find they tear into exact squares and, when deflated, fit nicely in a tissue box. They are great to use for any cleaning job where you might want to use a glove.


adding used tea bags to sink

Used Teabags to Assist DishwashingDon't throw out your teabags after you've used them to steep your tea. Drop them in your warm soapy dishwater and they will help break down the tough grease that clings to your dishes. Magic!


spoon and plastic egg maracas

Mini MaracasThese are great fun for children to make and play with. Younger children can wrap the maracas in pretty tape instead of using the strong glue. Use the plastic eggs with a lid that little toys often come packed in. Mine is from the centre of a chocolate egg.


jeans pocket for storing a skein of yarn, scissors, and hook

Yarn Cozy PocketI love blue jeans pockets. I sewed two strips of fabric to a pocket, salvaged from a pair of jeans, and put Velcro on the ends. Now my yarn holds it's own crochet hook and scissors :)


Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Save on Kitchen PaperI use a cheap toilet roll instead. It's very absorbent for mopping up grease, and will not scratch like kitchen paper. You can't use it for big cleaning jobs, but using kitchen paper for these is very expensive anyway and the job is better done with a cloth.


Peanut Butter Dog Cookies as Gifts

Peanut Butter Dog Cookies as GiftsI wanted to make some tasty and fun dog treats for my daughter's dog and to sell at our upcoming cookie sale at our library; so I created these! They are fun and easy to make and I really like the added colors for the Christmas holiday.


lotion bottle with bottom cut off and remaining product being put in a small container

Using All the Lotion in a Pump BottleWhen you get down to that last spurt of lotion that pumps out, don't throw the container away. There is still a lot of good lotion left in the container. Using a case cutter, cut the bottom off and scoop the lotion out into a small container. Continue to use until it is all gone.


Placing a butter wrapper inside a ziptop bag.

Save Your Butter or Margarine WrappersSave the paper wraps around the individual margarine/butter sticks in a plastic baggie and store it by my butter dish in the refridge.



Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Adding Elastic to a Crochet Hat?Does a man's crocheted hat have elastic on the bottom? If the hat is for an 11 year old boy and I don't think it is narrow enough on the bottom to hold it on can I crochet in thin elastic?


porcelain baby doll

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?This porcelain doll is about 10-12 in. tall has porcelain head and hands. It has a beanie type body. There are no marks anywhere on body or clothing. Any ideas about it's age and maker?


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Painting Crafts With Acrylic Paints?I am so frustrated trying to paint my crafts. I am making a lot of different crafts using clay, glass, and wood and they all need to be painted. It doesn't matter what I do, I just can't paint without having unsightly brush lines. I start with a primer and I have good paint brushes, but that doesn't seem to help.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Using Pine Limbs in Crafts?Can I use fallen pine tree limbs for crafts? I wanted to create a Christmas tree craft and want to know if I will have to contend with sap drip or allergen issues inside the home. I have abundant SW Florida pines on my property.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Value of Cathay Native American Dolls?I have three Cathay Native American dolls, #570, #202 & #1703. Can you tell me their worth?


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Finding Assistance After a House Fire?How do I get grants after a fire at my house?


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Cooking Cobbler for 100 People?How many cobblers should I make for a group of 100 people?


small living room with dark furniture

Curtain Color Advice?Can you please suggest the color for the curtains and anything else that I can do to brighten the room?


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Removing Mold on Red Christmas Table Runner?How do you get mold out of a bright red table runner without taking the color out? The stain is a little to the middle left and it's my favorite!


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Outlets Not Working?We have just recently bought a repossessed house, all the plumbing and lights work fine. Everything in the kitchen works, but none of the plugs around the house do? Everything has been switched off for over twelve months and it is an old electric box so we are not sure where the fuse is to see if that needs changing?


Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-21 17:26:48 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.