November 15, 2019

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Refurbishing a Fire Pit

Refurbishing a Fire PitSome crafters really enjoy refurbishing other folks' trash or freebies and giving them new life. This page shows you how to refurbish a discarded fire pit and make it into a glass topped table.


A clear glass ball ornament that has been decorated.

Decorating Glass Ball Christmas OrnamentsGlass ball Christmas ornaments can be decorated on the outside or you can fill them with seasonal items to create unique ornaments. Try your hand at this great craft activity; get the older kids involved too.


Felt Lipstick Ornament - felt pink lipstick ornament with hanger

Making a Felt Lipstick OrnamentFelt is so easy to work with. Add a little embroidery to make this cute felt lipstick ornament by following the instructions on this page.


Yarn Covered Pumpkin - pumpkin with stem, leaf, and vine

Making a Yarn Covered PumpkinUpscaling faux pumpkins allows you to make them fit your personal tastes. Try this yarn covered pumpkin to complete your decor or that of a fellow crafter.


Sunflower Photo Frame - sunflower photo frame hanging on a hook

Making a Crochet Sunflower Photo FrameThis pretty crochet sunflower photo frame is the perfect addition to the home decor for lovers of these bright, happy, yellow flowers. If you or someone you know crochets this could be your next project.


mixed Honey Coconut Popcorn

Honey Coconut PopcornMake popcorn with coconut oil. Mix the popped corn with salt and drizzled honey for a delicious treat.


A Halloween banner made from paper and clothespins.

Making Halloween BannersHomemade Halloween banners are an easy decoration to make yourself. The possibilities are endless and it is a great way to use up leftover crafting supplies.


Birthday Candy Cake + Cake Stand Gift - finished candy cake and glass cake stand gift

Birthday Candy Cake + Cake Stand GiftThis cute faux birthday cake is made from a round plastic container filled with candy. Learn how to make this unique cake and cake stand gift.


Decorated Seashell Jewelry Dishes - finished shell dishes

Decorated Seashell Jewelry DishesAdd some paint, glitter, and craft pearls to large sea shells to make these pretty jewelry dishes. They are great to give as gifts or as craft fair items.



leftover fish patties drizzled with sauce on plate

Hearty Leftover Fish PattiesWe have plenty of leftovers this weekend, including fried fish, boiled banana heart, and boiled sweet potatoes. Now, it's time for the leftover queen to transform these to save them from going to the wastebasket.


bowl of Chili

Savory Chicken ChiliWith the cold weather setting in, this is the time for a tasty chicken chili! This is made in a crock pot, which saves in many ways. This meal can make up to 12 servings, or you can freeze part of it for another time. Here's how!



Making A Stamp Pad at Home -pad and paper with stamped images

Making A Stamp Pad at HomeThe other day, I was making rubber stamps on bottle caps. Today's project is connected to that, but actually, I got the idea of making rubber stamps because of this. My son's school required them to bring a stamp pad and it was too late for me to get one when I realized that the stores are closed on Sundays. So, I tried looking for a remedy to the situation.


Scooter (Cockapoo) - dog wearing a Christmas coat and hat

Scooter (Cockapoo)Scooter is a rescue from Murfreesboro, TN and I adopted him in October 2006. Scooter loves to go for walks and also likes to ride in the basket on my bike. Exploring the entire perimeter of the fenced yard is a favorite daily activity.


DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree Topper - wire topper on a small table top tree

DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree TopperWant a custom one of a kind Christmas tree topper? You can make your own with craft wire. This worked perfectly because I couldn't find a light enough topper for our 2 ft tree that I bought last year for 90% off.



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Recipe for Cherry Pepper Jelly Recipe?Several years ago I came across a recipe for a pepper jelly & cream cheese appetizer/dip that was a cherry pepper jelly with light Karo syrup, almond extract, and even slivered almonds. I found it during Christmas and made it for a couple of parties - including New Year's eve. It was a huge hit! I lost the recipe and have never been able to find it again since! Does anyone have this recipe?


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Daycare Slogan Ideas?I am opening a daycare called "Just Like Home Childcare". Any ideas on a slogan?


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Protecting Work Surface When Using Gorilla Glue?I am working on a project that requires pouring lots of clear glue. It then lays flat until the glue dries. What disposable material can I lay under the project to protect my table, but that won't stick to the project. The glue could dissolve plastic, like plastic wrap. I don't want my project stuck to a surface or bits of material stuck to it. I'm using clear Gorilla glue and real candy canes.


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Removing Brown Paper Sack Wallpaper?I put up brown paper wallpaper several years ago. I am trying to take it down now and it seems impossible. I have tried steam, fabric softener diluted with water, and lots of elbow grease. Nothing is working. Any suggestions? I believe I used glue and polyurethane to put it up.


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Finding Help After a House Fire?A dear friend of mine had her house burn down. She has 5 children all very young and no money to speak of. Is there somewhere for her to get any help?


Is My Puppy a Pure Bred Pit Bull? - grey and white puppy

Is My Puppy a Pure Bred Pit Bull?I got her at 2 months old. She's about 3 and half months now. But I was wondering if she's a full Pit Bull. The owners said her dad and mom were Pit Bulls, but she looks like a Pit Bull X Chihuahua to me. Can any help me out on what breed she really is?


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Cooking Green Beans for a Large Group?How many people will a 19 9/16 x 11 5/8 x 3 3/16 pan of green beans serve?


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Value of a Leonardo Collection Figurine?Can somebody advise me on the value of a Leonardo figurine "Love and Affection", code 275266367.


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Renaming a Child Care Business?I have had my child care business for 5 years now, providing care for ages 6 wks to 13 years. The name is Amanda's Place ChildCare. Starting in December I will be going to school age children only. I will provide care before and after school, summer, and non-school days. Please help me come up with a new name.


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USC Trojans Cross Stitch Pattern?I am looking for a cross stitch pattern for the University of Southern California.


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