November 21, 2019

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Picture Frame Magnet - finished frame with a print of flowers and a dragonfly inside

Making a Rolled Paper Picture Frame MagnetThis beautiful rolled paper picture frame magnet would make a wonderful gift and can be easily customized. It is also a great way to use leftover paper from other projects.


A stone look garden orb made from a bowling ball.

Making a Garden Orb from a Bowling BallStore-bought garden orbs are often quite expensive. However you can easily make your own from a bowling ball, which are often available at Goodwill.


Dryer lint being removed from a dryer.

Collecting Dryer LintDryer lint is a constant byproduct of doing laundry. Storing it in a container to discard later is helpful. Also, the lint can be collected and used for other purposes such as toy stuffing, in a variety of crafts, or for starting a fire when camping.


Tin Can Unicorn Planter - flower filled can outside

How to Make a Tin Can Unicorn PlanterThis adorable tin can unicorn planter is easy to make with items you have at home. It would be perfect as a table centerpiece or could even be used as a holder for other items.


cooking Sweet Potato and Shrimp Cakes

Sweet Potato Shrimp CakesShredded sweet potatoes, fried shrimp cake flour, fish sauce, and a few more seasonings combine to make the base for a shrimp topped patty. Fry in a skillet for an amazing appetizer or serve with lettuce and a side of greens.


A box of Kleenex.

Use Empty Kleenex Box For Dryer LintAn empty Kleenex box is perfect for holding dryer lint. Once full it can be discarded and a new one begun. It is a convenient way to control the wads of lint when doing a lot of laundry.


Glitter Art in a Ziploc Bag - finished art piece

Creating Glitter Art in a Ziploc BagKids love to create with glitter glue, but it can be quite messy. Try this solution. Place a piece of paper and some glue in a ziplock bag. They can smear the glue about creating an artwork. Later when the glue dries it is time to display their creation.


Information on a Vintage Vinyl Covered Cedar Chest

Information on a Vintage Vinyl Covered Cedar Chest?Gathering information on vintage furniture, such as this vinyl covered cedar chest can be fun. It also requires careful examination of the piece and sometimes time consuming research. If you can identify the manufacturer that helps to move your task along.


A bathtub's overflow drain.

Finding a Stopper for Bathtub Overflow DrainThe overflow drain in the bathtub is meant to prevent the tub from overflowing. Here are some suggestions about after market options to bypass the overflow drain.


Spanish moss hanging from trees.

Is Spanish Moss Toxic to Cats?Research seems to indicate that Spanish moss is a nonpoisonous flowering plant found in tropical and subtropical regions. It is not considered toxic to cats.


prepared ingredients in bowl

Spicy Asian Watermelon SaladWatermelon, avocado, cashews, and tomatoes are combined with a sweet, spicy, oil free dressing for a notable spicy Asian cuisine influenced salad.


Ferrero Rocher Golden Snitch (Harry Potter)

Making a Ferrero Rocher Golden Snitch (Harry Potter)Having a Harry Potter themed party? These Ferrero Rocher golden snitches make a great party favor or even a craft to make at the party.


Making A Snow Globe Ornament

Making A Snow Globe OrnamentUse a plastic or glass ornament designed to have items added to create this cute snow globe ornament for your home or tree. Instructions can be found on this page.


Felt Wrist Control Panel - control panel on child's wrist

Making a Child's Felt Wrist Control PanelUse your crafting skills to enhance your child's imagination. If they need a wristband control panel to charge their batteries or for performing other functions, get out your felt, button, and thread. This version even has its own charging cord; a very important accessory.


Roast Chicken and Tomato Noodle Soup in bowl

Roast Chicken and Tomato Noodle SoupLeftover roast chicken is perfect for making this tasty soup. The recipe for roast chicken and tomato noodle soup can be found on this page.


DIY 4 Tier Cupcake Stand - blue frosted cupcakes with floral paper wrappings on the stand for the party

DIY 4 Tier Cupcake StandA tiered cupcake stand is a great way to display cupcakes for a party. There is no need to buy an expensive stand to use one time.


Finding Discontinued Lion Brand Chenille Quick & Thick Yarn

Discontinued Lion Brand Thick and Quick Chenille Yarn?There are a few websites including Etsy and eBay that can be your go to sites for locating discontinued craft supplies, such as Lion Brand Thick and Quick chenille yarn. List your product on Craigslist. Failing in that, other companies may have a suitable alternative.


A printer with a photo print in the tray.

Transfering Photos to Fabric?Craft stores sell iron on transfer paper intended to be used in applying photos to fabric. The paper is suitable to use with your home printer. You can also try the freezer paper method and print directly to the fabric.


Identifying Pieces of Broken Plastic - piece of black plastic

Identifying Pieces of Broken Plastic?It can be maddening trying to identify mystery bits of broken plastic found in your home. Here are some suggestions for trying to locate the source.



Faux Christmas Stained Glass Candleholder - painted glass jar candle holder - bow tied around the top of the jar

Faux Christmas Stained Glass CandleholderSince the holidays are coming soon, I thought I would use some things I found around the house to make decorations using recycled jars. Anyone can make them!


dipped Chocolate Covered Apple Slices

Chocolate Covered Apple SlicesHere is a fancy twist of making chocolate covered apple slices! These chocolate covered applies slices also make great party desserts/snacks or favors. Another fun idea is to have a chocolate covered apple slice station for kids or adults to make their own chocolate covered apple slices (especially if you have a chocolate fountain).


Mommy's Little Helper - Fuzzy in with the spices

Mommy's Little HelperMy cat Fuzzy follows me around whatever I'm doing. Today I was caught up with baking until I heard sounds in my spice cabinet and sure enough, check out who somehow got onto the spice shelf!


Snowman/Joy Paper Chain Ornament - hanging on the brick fireplace

Snowman/Joy Paper Chain OrnamentHere is an easy and cute link ornament for your home. You can use this concept to create a countdown until Christmas or write out holiday words (I used "Joy", feel free to use any other word you'd like and add more links if needed).


Folded Christmas Tree Ornament - hand holding the ornaments with fireplace bricks in the background

Folded Christmas Tree OrnamentI love reusing/upcycling my children's artwork especially my daughter's! She loves her dotting markers so I figured I would incorporate them into homemade Christmas tree ornaments! These would also be nice as gifts (to grandparents, aunts, or uncles) or to pair with their gifts as a gift tag!



Is My Dog a Pure Bred German Shepherd? - dog curled up asleep

Is My Dog a Pure Bred German Shepherd?Here is my 10 month old German Shepherd. Can you please tell me if he is pure bred and also about how to make him fluffy? He is very skinny. He always loves to play and is very active.


Dust Mites in My Potted Plants - closeup of soil in a pot

Dust Mites in My Potted Plants?I have dust mites in the soil of my pot plants all of a sudden. Why and how do I kill them off without me harming my plants?


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Disassembling a Singer ESP2 Magic Steam Press?Does anybody have instructions or a manual in how to open up the ESP2 Magic Steam? I need to access the PCB and fix that as well as the metal plate (top). I opened a screw too far and the holder dropped.


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Donating Old Greeting Cards?Where can I donate old greeting cards near Minneapolis?


Power Out in House But No Breakers Tripped - breaker panel

Power Out in House But No Breakers Tripped?My whole house keeps losing power. This started about a week and a half ago. The power company had came right before this started happening and turned my power off while I was at work. When I got home, I paid the bill, and they came and reconnected it that same day. A few days later, my whole frigging house loses power all of a sudden in the middle of the night.


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Name Ideas for an Image Consulting Business?I have been doing image consulting on the side for people and have decided I am going to make it official and open up a business. I would love to discover a "catchy" name.


Hair Damaged by a Perm - coarse looking permed hair

Hair Damaged by a Perm?After getting a perm my hair is falling out. It looks dull and matted like dog's hair. What can I do?


What Breed Is My Dog? - small black puppy

What Breed Is My Dog?Can anyone tell me what breed this little guy is, we got him as a gift for my son. We have him now for about 3 weeks and he is such a sweet little guy very loving and friendly. When my son plays outside he (the pup) would just come and bite him, my son is 5 and is actually becoming scared to play.


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Repairing a Faded Crochet Afghan?My blanket is navy blue/velvet yarn in sportsweight. The yarn is faded, can I use a dye to fix it? The border is light grey.


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Making Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees?How can I put icing (like sugar cookie icing) on the outside of an ice cream cone to make it look like a Christmas tree with popcorn decorations?


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