January 14, 2020

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Succulent Pinecone Ornament - hand holding up the decorated cone ornament

Making a Succulent Pinecone OrnamentGlue cuttings from your succulent plants onto a pinecone, add a twine hanger, and a decorative ribbon on top to make your own ornaments.


Paper Plate Ornament - ready to hang

Making a Paper Plate OrnamentThis simple craft uses a round paper plate as a Christmas ornament, with a hanger at the top. They can be decorated with crayons, pens, paint, stickers; just let your children's imagination be your guide


Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas Balls - finished balls hanging on a lighted piece of garland

Making Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas BallsUse washi tape and recycled plastic bottles to make these colorful Christmas balls. Everything you need to know to make this project can be found on this page.


Cash Trees As Gifts - money folded as a tree in a gift box

Cash Trees As GiftsMake giving money as a gift for Christmas a bit more fun. Learn how to fold currency into a tree shape with the following tutorial.


Melted Snowman Ornament - finished ornament with ribbon hanger added

Making a Melted Snowman OrnamentThis version of the melted snowman ornament is made using hot glue and paint to create the main element. A felt hat and a string or ribbon hanger complete the ornament. Learn how to make your own on this page.


Mini Flipflop Keychain - two door keys attached to key chain

Making a Mini Flipflop KeychainThis mini flipflop keychain is as much fun to make as it is to use. Gather up your foam scraps from other projects and get stated using the instructions that follow.


Fall Maple Leaf Garland

Crochet Fall Maple Leaf GarlandCrochet maple leaf shapes in fall colors to assemble this decorative fall maple leaf garland. The instructions can be found on this page.


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

Making a Folded Paper Christmas Tree OrnamentUse the craft paper of your choice, or as in this case your children's artwork to make these accordion folded paper Christmas tree ornaments. Instructions and photos can be found on this page.


Lace Wristband - gift as a friendship bracelet

Making a Lace WristbandUse bits of lace trim to make your own boho style bracelet. Change up the materials and make several. Instructions follow.


Foam Goody Bowl - tie twine in a bowl to finish the bowl

Making a Foam Goody BowlFoam sheets are fun to use in craft projects. Learn how to make a foam goody bowl on this page.


3D Funny Turkey Card

Making a 3D Funny Turkey CardThis cute 3-D turkey suggests that you consider a pizza for your Thanksgiving meal instead of him. Learn how to make this card following the instructions found on this page. You will need cardstock, craft paper, and fancy edge cutting scissors.


Baby Succulent Christmas Tree

Making a Baby Succulent Christmas TreeThe instructions for making this baby succulent Christmas tree include how to make the tree form used. This project is perfect for creating a living bit of holiday decor for your home or to give as a gift.


Paper and Drinking Straw Rockets - several ready and in process rockets

Making Paper and Drinking Straw RocketsPaper tubes formed around a drinking straw and then cut and glued at the tips make the rockets you and the kids can launch using the straw as the air (breath) powered launcher. Learn how to make these fun, inexpensive toys.


Christmas Tree Candle Holder - two glass trees decorated with strips of gems and topped with tea lights

DIY Christmas Tree Candle HolderThis craft uses tall narrow stemware as the base of a candle holder. These are painted and decorated with gems but any color or decorations could be used.


Yo Yo Christmas Angel Ornament - finished ornament

Making a Yo Yo Christmas Angel OrnamentUse leftover yo yos from another project or quickly make a couple of new ones to use in assembling this cute yo yo Christmas angel ornament. A supplies list and instructions can be found on this page.


Recycled Bottle Holly Leaf Candlestick Holder - two blue bottles with holly leaves painted on to use as candleholders

Recycled Bottle Holly Leaf Candlestick HolderRecycled bottle crafts are not only popular, but also good for the planet. Use some tall neck beer or soda bottles and your sketching and painting skills to make these festive holly leaf candlestick holders.


Ripped Fabric Wrapped Faux  Candy Canes - closeup of canes in the window showing some of the fabric color

Ripped Fabric Wrapped Faux Candy CanesRip up seasonal fabric and wrap it around outdoor faux candy cane decorations. This treatment can rejuvenate older discolored canes or make store bought canes more unique. Display them inside if the weather is too wintry or wet outdoors.


Pinecone Reindeer Ornament  - ready to hang

Making a Pinecone Reindeer OrnamentEmbellish a pinecone with ribbon ears, pipe cleaner antlers, googly eyes, and a pom pom nose to create this cute reindeer ornament. Learn how on this page.


Repairing A Bamboo Coffee Table - table top half covered

Repairing A Bamboo Coffee TableIf you have access to sticks of bamboo, you can repair the top of a bamboo coffee table. This project shows how to replace a broken glass top with a mat of bamboo, while reusing the original frame.


Oversized Bow Pinecone Ornament for Door  - ready to hang on door knobs or anywhere

Oversized Bow Pinecone OrnamentThis simple door ornament is perfect for last minute seasonal decorating. Learn how to make an oversized bow pinecone ornament for your door.


Colorful Retro Inspired Foam Earrings - all three styles

Colorful Retro Inspired Foam EarringsThin craft foam sheets are the perfect crafting supply for creating these colorful retro earrings. The instructions and photos to help you make some of your own follow on this page.


Two-Tone Ribbon Bow - finished pale yellow and orange bow

Making a Two-Tone Ribbon BowEnhance the appearance of your next gift when you top it with this handmade two-tone ribbon bow. Let us show you how.


Wood and Yarn Centipede - cute centipede

Making a Wood and Yarn CentipedeWith just a Popsicle stick, some scraps of yarn, and googly eyes you too can make this cute wood and yarn centipede. The kids will love helping to make them and playing with them afterwards. Find out how on this page.


Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - add a circle of white fabric to the hat tip and then add a hanger

DIY Light Bulb Grinch OrnamentWith a burnt out light bulb, green paint, and some basic painting skills you are on your way to making this Grinch ornament. This is a no sew project.


3D Pumpkin Pie Card - finished card

Making a 3D Pumpkin Pie CardIf you can't be with your loved ones for Thanksgiving, send them this pretty little pumpkin pie card. It's a easy project for kids and adults alike.


Crochet Chain Wrapped Foam Tree Trio - all three trees with mini packages

Crochet Chain Wrapped Foam Tree TrioMake crochet chains using decorative yarn and then wrap around foam tree forms. Add bells or other embellishments to make this foam tree trio.


Christmas Tree Place Card Holders - two Christmas tree placecard holders

Making Christmas Tree Place Card HoldersGather some pinecones or pull out some that you purchased at the craft store and get ready to make these cute Christmas tree place card holders for your holiday parties. Personalize their appearance or replicate the ones featured in this project.


Christmas Tree Hat - hat on child's head

DIY Christmas Tree HatThis Christmas tree hat can be made from things that you probably already have at home. The tree trimmings can be from your tree or from a local tree lot. Use recycled cardboard to make the hat circle and then decorate. The whole family can wear them on Christmas morning. Get in touch with your inner child and celebrate the season.


Button Christmas Cards - draw a straight line down to the button and add a bow

Making Button Christmas CardsIf you like to make your own seasonal cards, try this one. Colorful buttons become the ornaments that decorate the front of this handmade card.


Crocheted Donut Pincushion - icing in place with pins randomly stuck in place

Making a Crocheted Donut PincushionIf you can crochet this might just be your next project, destined to be used by you or given as a gift. Learn how to make a delightful crocheted donut pincushion. It is such a practical and decorative item for any crafter.


Mini Gift Wreath - wreath hanging

Making a Mini Gift WreathMake a pretty Christmas wreath for your door out of mini boxes, wrapping paper and holiday decorations. This idea could be customized for other holidays too.



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Storing Shower ItemsI have always used 2 shower curtain rods because I like the way they work individually and this is my tip.


Tree Candlestick Holder - finished recycled bottle tree candle holder

Tree Candlestick HolderCandlesticks are a great way to decorate your home. I have made these candlestick holders as table decorations for parties, given them to friends, and used them around the house to display candles. Here in Tahiti, it is a tradition to visit the gravesite of the loved ones who have passed. We light candles for them to light their way.


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Don't Abbreviate the Year 2020When writing a check, signing an important document or anything requiring a date - remember not to abbreviate our current year 2020. Always take the extra second to put 2020.


Bee and Beehive Egg Carton Toy -view of the front of the hive crate and also of the inside both have a bee in the photo

Bee and Beehive Egg Carton ToyThey sell bee and beehive toddler toys from $12 to $30. You can make your own with two egg cartons.


A foggy and snowy view overlooking a treeline.

Fog and SnowWe got six inches of snow overnight then fog formed on the river, and the trees look like they are reaching for the morning sun.



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Where Can I get Shower Power?I am looking for the original Shower Power in the blue bottle.


Value of an Italian Made Figurine

Value of an Italian Made Figurine?Would anybody happen to know any details about this Italian made figurine of a male & female on a swing and how much it is worth in $AUD? It weighs 3.475kgs. The base dimensions are 15x23cm and the height is 35cm.


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Oven Temperature Gauge Not Working Properly?Oven temp gauge when preheating oven to 350 degrees takes about 5 minutes when it actually takes about thirty! Why is there about a 25 minute difference?


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Name Ideas for a Jewelry Business?My name is Christina. I just started selling Paparazzi jewelry. I live on a hobby farm. I consider myself outgoing and positive.


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Using a Tablet to Access the Internet?Can you have internet on a tablet? Are they just as good as a laptop computer?


Value of a Camellia Garden Collection Doll - doll in box

Value of a Camellia Garden Collection Doll?I am trying to determine the value of a Camellia Garden Collection porcelain doll.


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Keeping Dog from Pooping on Pavers?I a have a small dog who's one year old. She's a Cocker Spaniel cross Silky Terrier. She wees on the grass and poops all over the pavers. Some times she also poops around the other dog's bowl, who is a 13 year old Labradoodle. I have used products to wash the pavers in the past. I have no idea when she goes to the toilet as she has a doggy door and helps her self out when she pleases.


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Altering a Fitted Sheet That is Too Loose?I want to know how to alter a fitted sheet that is too large (loose) for my mattress. My particular sheet has elastic all the way around.


Value of Thomas Kinkade Limited Edition Prints - Twilight Vista print

Value of Thomas Kinkade Limited Edition Prints?I am looking to get a valuation on 2 Thomas Kinkade framed prints. They are Cobblestone Brook and Twilight Vista. Both are large. I have certificates for both and they are signed by the artist.


Value of a Betty Jane Carter Doll - doll wearing a long dark green coat in a box

Value of a Betty Jane Carter Doll?I am trying to determine the value of a 1991 Betty Jane Carter doll.


Value of a Vintage Desk - white desk with hutch, gold trim and three drawers on the left

Value of a Vintage Desk?This desk was used even when I bought it 25 years ago, so I don't know the exact age. I listed it on Facebook for $75 and someone messaged me saying it might be worth a lot more if it's French provincial. I know it's not an actual antique, but in researching, I saw pieces labeled French Provincial from the second half of the 20th century going for a couple hundred dollars.


Identifying a Stuffed Giraffe - stuffed giraffe toy

Identifying a Stuffed Giraffe?Does anyone know what brand this giraffe is? At some point it had a mouth too.


Identifying an Antique Dresser  - three antique dressers

Identifying an Antique Dresser?I have this old dresser set sitting around and was just curious if anyone knows the style and age frame for it. I can't find any helpful markings on it.


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