March 5, 2020

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Paper Roll Ornament - finished ornament ready to hang

Making a Toilet Paper Roll OrnamentGlitter covered toilet paper roll sections can be glued together to make pretty holiday ornaments. You can add additional embellishments too. Use the instructions below to create your own.

 

soup in bowl

Making Pea Soup from Braising LiquidThe next time you braise meat, don't throw the leftover braising liquid away. Use the braising liquid to make this pea soup recipe instead.

 

"I Love You" Toddler Artwork - finished solid card

I Love You Toddler ArtworkThis unique card has a surprise in store for the recipient. When the smaller heart is placed inside the large one it reveals a special piece of artwork.

 

Crochet Marshmallow Key Ring Fob - done

Making a Crochet Marshmallow Key Ring FobLearn how to make this happy little marshmallow key ring fob here. You will need to have some crochet skills, but complete instructions are provided.

 

An apple galette with cinnamon.

Apple Galette RecipesApple galettes are a simple, yet flavorful dessert. The flaky crust wraps around a delicious baked apple filling. Grab your favorite apple variety and give one of these recipes a try.

 

Up-cycled Gift Box - Christmas paper covered tea box, to use as a gift box

Make an Up-cycled Gift BoxYou can up-cycled a tea box to make a cute, decorated gift box. Using just glue and sturdy craft paper you can decorate the box cardboard for pennies.

 

Bunch of Flowers Birthday Card - finished card with second flower layer added

Making a Bunch of Flowers Birthday CardMake your own dyed paper using food colors. Then punch out flowers to begin assembling this brightly colored birthday card. Detailed instructions and photos follow.

 

Shabby Chic Shell Ornaments - two shell ornaments, one with a small bow attached

Making Shabby Chic Shell OrnamentsThese shabby chic shell ornaments are easy to make and don't require too many supplies. Hang them on your tree or display year round. Learn how to make them from the project posted below.

 

Chinese New Year Wreath - wreath hanging on door

Making a Chinese New Year WreathThis easy to make wreath is the perfect decoration to celebrate Chinese New Year. Make one for yourself using a pre-made wreath, artificial flowers, and some lucky red envelopes.

 

Valentine's Day Arrow Card

Making a Valentine's Day Pencil Arrow CardHomemade Valentine's cards are both fun to make and to receive. These arrow cards hold a pencil and are made using colorful paper and washi tape.

 

Plastic Bottle Tiara - closeup of the tiara

How to Make a Plastic Bottle TiaraThis sparkly tiara began as a lowly 2 liter plastic bottle. Learn how to make the transformation from recycle plastic to amazing costume or playtime tiara.

 

Hanging School Bus Picture Frame - finished bus photo frame

Making a Hanging School Bus Picture FrameWhat better way to display your child's school photos than with this craft stick school bus picture frame. Hang it on the fridge and gift one to the grandparents.

 

Donut Coasters - two donut shaped coasters

Making Donut CoastersThese felt and cork board donuts may look good enough to eat, but they are actually sweet little coasters. Make some of your own by following the instructions below.

 

Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - wrapped paper bowl gift basket

Making a Magazine Bowl Gift BasketDecorate a paper bowl with magazine clipping to create a colorful gift basket. Add your items and wrap with cellophane paper and gift.

 

Floral "LOVE" Valentine Decoration - attach the flowers to the letters using hot glue

Making a Floral 'LOVE' Valentine DecorationGrab your favorite Valentine's themed scrapbooking paper and start making a bunch of spiral paper flowers. Then use them to make this beautiful 'LOVE' decoration.

 

Personalized Decoupaged Napkin Coasters - two coasters, one with a stemmed glass base visible

DIY Personalized Decoupaged Napkin CoastersDecoupage seasonal or other motif paper napkins onto cardstock to make these personalized coasters. They can server double duty as place cards as well.

 

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Making a Wish - daisy type flower with bud and a bit of fluff

Making a WishThe white seeds that form on a dying flower, turning it into a "puff," are what you blow on to make a wish. This photo shows three stages of a flower: the live bud, a full bloom, and the "puff" from a dead flower. The last stage is a "wish in action!"

 

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Swiffer WetJet Multi-Purpose Cleaner Leaves Floor StickyI love cleaning with the Wet Jet, but the multi purpose solution leaves a sticky residue on my ceramic tile floors. I am at a loss as to how to fix the problem short of re-mopping with plain water and a traditional mop, double work for someone with bad knees and balance issues.

 

Value of a Cathy Collection Doll  - doll wearing a long period dress with large matching hat

Value of a Cathy Collection DollI recently was picked to take all of the porcelain dolls I wanted from a family gathering. I do have several I'm looking to get a value on. Could you help me with a value quote on this beautiful girl?

 

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Re-dyeing Hair After Bleaching and ColoringI recently dyed my hair. I beached my black hair and coloured it to chocolate brown. I hate it. It's dreadful and I've lost confidence. How long before I can dye it back to black?

 

Value of a Lane Cedar Chest - chest possibly '60s or there about

Value of a Lane Cedar ChestI have a Lane cedar chest style number 2164 - 0 5 0 serial number 28651 5012. I would like to find the value.

 

Branches Dying on Norfolk Pine - dying tree

Branches Dying on Norfolk PineWe bought this pot with 5-6 thin trunk Norfolk pine. It had full of soft branches, but in 2.5 months they curled and dried from bottom up. We have no light in our place and so we got and use 3 light bulbs of plant grow lights 16 watts on top of it.

 

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Mini Slow Cooker Pork Chop RecipeI had previously seen a mini slow cooker recipe for pork chops, but cannot find the recipe now.

 

Identifying an Antique Dining  Table - side view of table

Identifying an Antique Dining TableI have a table, 6 chairs, and a buffet that my parents bought in the 60s. I remember them saying it was 75 years old then (?). It has a stencil on the buffet and chairs, "No 424 Oak", but no other markings I could find. They are solid oak with large pediment type legs.

 

Preschool Slogan Ideas - logo

Preschool Slogan IdeasI am looking for tagline suggestions for my preschool. The school's name is Bright Beginning.

 

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