May 19, 2020

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DIY Mail Box from a Kleenex Hand Towel Box  - finished box

DIY Mail Box from a Kleenex Hand Towel BoxA recycled Kleenex brand hand towel box is the prefect size for reusing as a mail box, for organizing your mail. Decorate it with some craft paint and it is ready to use.


Kids' Award Medals - finished medals

Making Kids' Award MedalsPainted plastic coffee cup lids can be decorated and made into kids' award medals. Run a ribbon through the opening and let the competition begin.


Hanging Memo Holder - ready to hang

Making a Hanging Memo HolderSelect a nice straight twig from your yard. Wrap it with yarn or ribbon. Add a ribbon hanger and you have a colorful memo holder. Decorated clothespins hold the notes or photos.


Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game - tic tac game board made with painter's tape on patio

Outdoor Tic Tac Toe GameThis fun to play outdoor tic tac toe game is simply made using painter's tape and decorated plastic coffee cup lids.


DIY Over the Counter Dish Rack - over the sink rack

DIY Over the Counter Dish RackExpand the storage space in your kitchen with an over the sink dish rack. Buying one can be pricey, but here is a less expensive option.


Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - pocket with dryer sheet flower sewn to front piece of fabric

Making a Jeans Pocket JournalCreate a fun journal from fabric covered heavy cardboard or chipboard panels. Add a jeans pocket to hold pens and pencils. We can show you how in the project that follows.


DIY Paper Towel Sheet Saver Using a Tissue Box

DIY Paper Towel Sheet Saver Using a Tissue BoxRegular size paper towel sheets can be cut in half and dispensed from an empty tissue box. The box can even be made to fit on your existing paper towel holder. Many clean up jobs can easily be done with the smaller sheet.


Upcycled Mini Easter Hat - finished

Upcycled Mini Easter HatYou would never guess that this pretty mini Easter hat is made from a sink basket style strainer and a lone sock. Learn how below.


Felt Crown Headband - crown on child's head

Making a Felt Crown HeadbandMake a dress up crown by attaching a felt crown to a child's headband. Faux gems complete the regal look. This is a simple project for adding more fun attire to their dress up box.


Chick or Duckling Easter Decoration - finished chick/duck

Chick or Duckling Easter DecorationConstruction paper, scissors, tape, and a stapler are all you need to make one or more of these cute bird decorations. They can be strung into a garland or displayed alone.


Fun Mirror with Barrettes - mirror hanging on the wall

DIY Fun Mirror with BarrettesThis is a great project to work on with your kids. You can supervise the hot glue work. Decorate an inexpensive mirror with colorful hair clips/barrettes. Add a yarn hanger to attach it to the wall.


Re-Cycle Planter - finished planter

Re-Cycle PlanterThrift stores such as Goodwill are an excellent source for finding metal objects that can be re-used to make a creative planter. Here is a project that explains how this imaginative tricycle planter was pieced together.


Splatter Paint Sticker Circle Garland

Making a Splatter Paint Sticker Circle GarlandPainted circular stickers are attached to twine to make a simple but colorful garland. The instructions and supplies list follows.



Upside down container of yogurt in the fridge

Store Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Upside DownIt will stay fresher longer. If it is already opened, put a plate under it.


I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (Quilt) - finished quilt on a tile floor

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (Quilt)I made this rose themed quilt using the "quilt by the square" method of quilting and rose print and coordinating colored fabric scraps.


pinching dough together around filling

Homemade Hot PocketsUsing a variety of fillings made from "leftover" meat and a few extra ingredients, plus a basic bread dough recipe or frozen bread dough, you can make your own hot pockets.



House Training a Pit Bull Puppy - tan and white Pit puppy

House Training a Pit Bull Puppy?I bought a blue fawn Pit Bull when he was just a few months old. And now he is almost 5 months old. My boyfriend and I live together and we train him constantly to prevent pooping and peeing in the house. We both have had Pits before and this one just is very different and difficult to train. We got him puppy pads early on and we thought we finally had gotten him trained before we moved.


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Cleaning a Stained Rusty Tub?What are the best home remedies to clean a dirty, water stained, rusty tub?


Value of an Ashley Belle Doll - doll in the box

Value of an Ashley Belle Doll?I have a Sandia doll that is in really good shape. It is still in a box. The design # I have for it is 5196/6000. Can you tell me how much this is worth?


What Breed Is My Dog? - tri-colored dog

What Breed Is My Dog?He is 25lbs and was adopted yesterday.


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Hibiscus Flower Petals Stuck Together?What is causing my hibiscus flowers to fold up like they are glued together?


Identifying a Stuffed Bear - stuffed bear with a dark brown head and lighter tan ears and body

Identifying a Stuffed Bear?I've had this stuffed animal since the late 80s or early 90s and am wondering where it came from and if I can buy a second one for my kids. It's about the size of a 6 month old human baby. I thought it might be Gund, but I can't find anything similar in their archives. It has no tag. Any tips appreciated. Google image search has not worked for me.


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Protecting Abandoned Duck Eggs?There was a mother duck in one of my planter boxes in my backyard. The mother duck laid 10 eggs and was scared off by a raccoon. She has been gone for almost 24 hours. The raccoon ate 4 of the eggs, there are now 6 eggs left. I have a feeling the mother is not coming back. What should I do with the 6 eggs? I don't want to raccoon to get to them.


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Jewelry Business Name Ideas?I would like some advice on a jewelry business name, something is catchy or blingish.


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Value of a Seeberg SE 100 Jukebox?Any idea of the value of a SE 100 Seeberg juke box? It is in good condition and plays.


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John Deere Riding Mower Won't Start?I'm new to mowing lawns. My John Deere started up fine this morning, but after engaging the blades it shut off. The mower deck is lowered, but the blades are off. Now it won't turn over to start up again.


Cause of Dog's Bald Spots - numerous small bald spots on dogs front legs

Cause of Dog's Bald Spots?My dog is 7 month old American Stafford mix. He has bald patches on his legs and the top of his head. There is some scaling skin on the patches. He's not itchy and he doesn't lick his paws too often. The vet did a scrape test; it was was negative. They gave him flea and tick meds jic. It seems to have gotten worse over the last week. Any idea of what's causing the alopecia and how I can treat it?


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Tomato Plants Wilting and Dying?My tomato plants have never looked better until a day ago when just like two others I planted, they began to die. There is no discoloration; the color is perfect. I had two other plants in the same spot that when only a foot and a half tall fell ill. I left that spot empty and removed the soil, but these plants are huge, full of tomatoes, but now are just wilting away. It's like they just gave up.


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