January 30, 2020

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Front of Snowlady, Winter decoration

Grandma's Lil' SnowballsThis exciting craft will show you how to make a cardboard tube snow lady that holds bottle caps with photos of your grandchildren, grandma's lil' snowballs. Display it around the holidays or year round. The detailed supplies list and directions follow.


jar candle

Making Candle LampsEmpty jars and candle jar lids can be transformed into candle lamps. Add a bit of wire, decoratively formed, and a candle of appropriate size for the container. Include additional embellishments such as shells, if desired.


Pot with ladybug cutouts applies.

Making a Ladybug PotDecorate a clay flower pot with images of ladybugs to create seed planters, fun holders for pencils, etc. This is a fun kids' craft. With a polyurethane finish they could be left outside.


A Keurig coffee maker with some pods.

Fixing a Leaking Keurig Coffee Maker?If your Keurig coffee maker begins to leak from the reservoir there are two top options for resolving the issue. One is to buy a new reservoir and secondly you can follow the steps below for using vinegar to clean the coffee maker.


Jean Embelished Shirt Finished

Making a Jean Embellished SweatshirtUse the waist, zipper, seams, and pockets from a pair of jeans to create a unique embellished sweatshirt. The directions are found on this page.


Potato Tahdig (Crispy Potato Cake)

Making Potato Tahdig (Crispy Potato Cake)The crispy potato crust that sticks to the bottom of the pan is a traditional Persian treat, in its own right. Follow the specific directions below and its sure to become a household favorite. The carrot slices and parsley initial layer make for a beautiful presentation.


A dog walking out a door onto a porch.

Dog Poops and Pees on the Porch?It is very frustrating if your dog suddenly stops going in the grass and begins to poop and pee on your porch. There are some very helpful suggestions for changing this behavior below.


Top down view of ornament.

Making an English Christmas Pudding OrnamentThis cute Christmas ornament begins with a plain Styrofoam ball. The instructions for transforming it into an English pudding can be found on this page.


A circular folded paper with crepe ribbons.

Making a Stars and Stripes Door DecorationUsing folded, stars and stripes, motif paper you can make these little medallions to decorate for the Fourth or Memorial Day.


Photo of a Denim Dimetrodon Toy

Making Denim DinosaursThese cute dinosaurs are made from denim scraps. Learn how on this page.


Dog With New Year's Hat

Making a Decorative New Year's HatDecorate a sturdy paper bag with paint, feathers, faux flowers, and more to make this decorative New Year's hat.


tiered teal cake with pink gumpase flowers on a cake stand

Making Gumpaste FlowersLearn how to make lovely gumpaste flowers to decorate your next cake. Supplies list and directions follow.


A figuring of two old fashioned children kissing.

Value of Kim Anderson's Enesco Figurines?The Enesco figurines designed by Kim Anderson were sold in gift departments and stores. They were mass produced and do not command a high resale value.


Fish Bowl Table Decoration

DIY Quick Glass Gem DecorationThis quick and easy table decoration is made with a glass bowl, clear glass gems, pink glass sand, faux flowers, and floating candles. For a complete supplies list and instructions, scroll down the page.


finished rainbow and pot of gold

How to Make a St. Patty's Door HangerBegin with one paper plate. Cut and paint it to resemble a rainbow and a pot of gold, with gold foam coins and a green foam shamrock. This door hanger is an inexpensive kid friendly craft for St. Patrick's Day.


An old tractor covered in red flowers.

Value of Old Farm Equipment as Yard Art?Old farm equipment, including parts, often has value as yard art. Determining the value and finding a buyer may take time. This page offers some ideas on setting a potential value.



Simple Heart Garland - garland hanging on a mantel

Simple Heart GarlandHere is a budget friendly and simple heart garland you can make. This is not just geared for Valentine's Day, but can be used for any occasion like an engagement party, wedding, birthday, or even a gender reveal party. Just switch out the tissue paper colors and ribbon to appropriate theme!


Flat Belly Drink in pitcher & glass

Cucumber Lemon Ginger Flat Belly DrinkMy mother got me hooked on this easy to make drink that helps with digestion, constipation, and belly bloat. You just need to pop the 3 ingredients in water overnight, refrigerate, then drink throughout the next day. The antioxidants are excellent, as well. I just came off being sick for several weeks and this really helped flush everything out.


Homemade Air Dry Clay - hand holding a large ball of clay

Homemade Air Dry ClayI have been trying all types of air-dry clay recipes and none of them seem to be working and when you use them, the clay cracks and breaks easily. I happened to run across a recipe a few months back that I just love. I gave it a try because you didn't need to cook this one. It was the best clay recipe I have found so far and it is so easy to make.



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Wooden Table Stained by Wipes Liquid?I have a black wooden table top on which I accidentally spilled liquid from some antibacterial wipes. It left a smeary kind of stain that I can't remove.


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Meaning of Inmate Disposition Code CITE?What does disp code CITE mean? The person is still in county jail.


Value of a 1928 R Hamp & Co. Settee Table

Value of a 1928 R Hamp & Co. Settee Table?I have a 1928 R Hamp settee table. It's in poor condition and needs to be restored. The patent #299262/28. Is there a market for this item? I found it cleaning out a barn on my uncle's estate.


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Bedroom Furniture to Coordinate with Pastel Green Walls?I have colored my bedroom pista green to get a pastel feel. What type furniture will go with this color.


Identifying a Tiny Brown/Grayish Bug - tiny bug on the sheets

Identifying a Tiny Brown/Grayish Bug?I just found a live and a dead brown/grayish bug on my bed. Is there anyone that maybe able to help me identify it? It's thin and long, but very tiny.


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Choosing a Kitchen Sink Color?I have a black stove and a black refrigerator. What color sink would match, black or stainless?


Getting Bubbled Up Areas Out of Rugs - rug with long bubbled up area

Getting Bubbled Up Areas Out of Rugs?I need to get a bubble out of my rug.


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