June 12, 2018

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House shaped puzzle on a table.

Making a Trivet for Hot Dishes from a Puzzle?Puzzle pieces are fun to use in lots of craft projects. To make a hot dish trivet you would need to cover the pieces either with heat resistant glass or some type of heat resistant epoxy coating. This page contains some suggestions for making a trivet for hot dishes from a puzzle.


Dog in a sweater out in the snow

Where to Get a Free Dog SweaterFor some pet owners buying a pet sweater may be outside of their budget. There are some less expensive ways to keep you dog warm, such as buying small children's size ones at Goodwill, making one from fleece or an old blanket, or shrinking a old woolen sweater. Perhaps a friend has one that they no longer use. This is a page about where to get a free dog sweater.


Person wearing red fingerless gloves knitting something grey.

Handcrafted Gifts for MenSurprisingly it is not always easy to find a great craft idea to make for the men and boys on your gift lists. This is a page about ideas for handcrafted gifts for men.


Child playing with many colors of Playdough

Homemade Kool-Aid PlaydoughYou can use Kool-Aid to add color to your homemade playdough. Most of these recipes require a short cooking time. This page contains recipes and ideas for homemade Kool-Aid playdough.


Puppy laying by food bowl not eating

My New Puppy Won't EatThere are a variety of reasons a new puppy won't eat. A check with the previous owner or your vet may help eliminate reasons other than just needing to settle in. This is a page about my new puppy won't eat.



Grow a Rose Cutting in a Potato cutting in a small potato

Grow a Rose Cutting in a PotatoIf you have a rosebush that's doing well and want to grow more from it, or give some as a gift, it's a good idea to propagate a cutting from that bush inside of a potato. Potatoes have a good amount of moisture and nutrients for a new cutting to develop from.


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Vinegar and Dish Soap as Best Natural CleanerThe best natural cleaner for many uses is classic blue Dawn dish soap and white vinegar. Mix in a spray bottle 50/50, it works wonders in the shower, tubs, sinks, on stoves, and for pots and pans just to name a few.


Shop Specifically For Plant Bargains - closeup of phlox flower

Shop Specifically For Plant BargainsA Tightwad Grows Flowers: Someone said I was so tight, I squeaked when I walked. So tight, I squeezed a nickel til the buffalo bellowed. Say what they will, when it comes to buying flowers, being miserly certainly has it's advantages.


Petey Lies (Pit Bull) - dog's head sticking out from under a blanket

Petey Lies (Pit Bull)He was my daughter's dog and she worked a lot and lived in an apartment so he came to Grandma's to visit. I have 3 acres and he just loved it here and he just kinda stayed.


Old Gift Cards as Paper Creasing Tool

Old Gift Cards as Paper Creasing ToolInstead of tossing out used up gift cards or old credit cards that expired, you can use them as a paper creasing tool. They help you crease papers easily without hurting your fingers/nails. I keep a couple cards in my crafting area and they come in handy.


Stencils and Crayons for Making Etchings - crayon etchings

Stencils and Crayons for Making EtchingsStencils make beautiful additions art! I have found that putting the stencil between two pieces of blank paper, and using a crayon over the stencil, makes a beautiful decoration for scrapbooks or art journals. This is also a fun activity for kids to do when they feel like being creative.


Whey for Healthy Plants - miniature rose

Whey for Healthy PlantsI make my own yogurt and strain it for Greek-style. I use the whey in cooking, baking, and gardening. I water my flowers and vegetables with it. As you can see from the picture, my miniature rose bush likes it a lot!



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Getting Rid of Fleas in Upholstered Furniture?I'm having a very bad time with fleas in my recliner biting me. How do I get rid of them for good? They are tearing me up!


Cleaning Sweat Stained Baseball Hats - stained baseball style hats

Cleaning Sweat Stained Baseball Hats?My boyfriend sweats a lot and when he wears his hats it ends up leaving stains all over the hat. I don't want to ruin it by putting it in the washing machine and I don't know if just soap and water would mess up the hat either. How can I get it looking clean and new again?


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Making Bath Bombs?I am a first time bath bomb maker and I was not able to put the mix in the molds as soon as I finished mixing the ingredients and it hardened. I was wondering if there was a way to salvage it and still be able to make bath bombs or do I need to throw it away and start over?


Removing a Tar Stain from Suede Fabric - tufted suede chest top pillow

Removing a Tar Stain from Suede Fabric?How do I get a tar stain out of suede without ruining it?


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