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November 7, 2021

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The stud earrings with plastic circles.

Transform Stud Earrings Using Plastic BottleYou can transform simple ball stud earrings into original and beautiful stud earrings with a plastic bottle. It is not difficult at all and will cost you nothing at all.

 

Chickpeas, Olives and Bokchoy in pan

Chickpeas, Olives, and BokchoyA flavorful Moroccan inspired dish featuring chickpea, olives and bokchoy. Pairs nicely over rice or quinoa.

 

A roll of copper foil.

Crafts Using Copper FoilCopper foil can be found in gardening and craft stores. It can be used as a decoration on crafts or to make beautiful jewelry.

 

The finished aluminum pendant.

Pendant from Drink CanUpcycle a drink can into this beautiful pendant. The geometric shapes of this pendant will match a laconic look. You can make earrings in the same way.

 

The completed copper tulip.

Origami Copper TulipI like origami, so I decided to try using the origami technique not for paper, but for copper foil. As a result, I got a very beautiful tulip. You can use this tulip as a brooch or decorate something with it.

 

The finished phone case.

Hot Glue Phone Case Using Baking SleeveThere are many craft projects on how to make a phone case using hot glue and baking paper. I wanted to make such a cover, but I just ran out of baking paper at home. So I thought about what can replace the baking paper. And I came up with the idea of using a baking sleeve. It is even better suited for making a phone case, as the film follows the contours of the phone better than paper.

 

The crocheted fishing line button on a pair of jeans.

Crochet Button from Fishing LineEven small but original things can perfectly highlight your look. I figured out how to crochet this button from a fishing line. Thanks to the fishing line, this button has a solid shape. It is very easy and not long to make.

 

A container of pudding with coconut on top.

Homemade Pudding RecipesThis is a great way to use up milk. I made it chocolate by adding 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder to the sugar/cornstarch/egg mixture. I like this recipe because it doesn't have a lot of sugar in it. I topped mine with shredded coconut.

 

The finished Chicken Sofrito

Chicken SofritoA great meal for the cooler weather. You could add more vegetables to the dish for a one-pan meal. The peppers and garlic scapes came from the garden.

 

The completed brooch.

Beaded Denim BroochYou don't need expensive materials to make new jewelry. To make this beautiful brooch, I used a piece of old jeans, a piece of a plastic shampoo bottle, a few beads and crystals. It is easy and quick to make such a brooch.

 

The finished decorative bookmark.

Paper BookmarkAs a child, my friends and I made such bookmarks. If you have never made such bookmarks, then I would be happy to share this idea with you. You can make these bookmarks with your children.

 

The completed plastic flower.

Flower from Plastic BottleYou can make a beautiful flower from a simple plastic bottle. I used an iron to make this flower, not a candle flame. The hottest iron is not hot enough to melt plastic, so you won't ruin your iron or get charred edges on the petals, but it will be enough to make the flower petals curved. I also like this method because, unlike a candle flame, you cannot stain the petals with soot.

 

The finished Kleenex box.

Shabby Chic Kleenex BoxThis is made from a wood planter and some rub-on decals.

 

Attaching the tab to a strip of fabric to use as a buckle.

Buckle from Drink CanIf you need a small buckle, you can quickly and easily make one from pull tag of a drink can. This buckle will fit a strap about 1 inch wide. You can also paint the buckle any color you like.

 

A plate of maple lemon chicken.

Maple-Lemon ChickenA nice dish now that fall is coming. The sauce is great over rice, potatoes or pasta. This is easy and delicious.

 

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Halloween Tree SkirtI made this tree skirt for a friend who leaves her Christmas tree up all year around and decorates it for the holidays.

 

The roasted chayote squash.

Roasted Chayote SquashI had never had a chayote squash before, so this was a welcome addition to our dinner tonight. Feel free to use any spices you wish.

 

The completed beaded pendant.

Beaded Pendant from Drink CanInstead of trashing a drink can, make a pendant out of it. This is fairly easy and quickly to make. You can use beads in different colors. This pendant can be a nice gift.

 

The completed beaded bracelet.

Beaded Bracelet Using Old Brass ZipperIf you have an old brass zipper, then don't throw it away. You can use it to craft this bracelet. It is not difficult to make. This bracelet looks very original.

 

The finished nautical lantern.

Nautical Decor with Easy Wood StandI used an idea for a wooden pumpkin to make this lantern candle holder stand.

 

The finished Brooch Tree from Plastic Bottle

Brooch Tree from Plastic BottleAn effective way to do our part in reducing environmental pollution is to reuse or recycle the disposable plastic items we have. I figured out how to make this wonderful brooch from a plastic bottle. It is not at all difficult to make this brooch and it will cost you almost nothing.

 

Two plastic bangles.

Bangles from Plastic BottleLots of plastic bottles are thrown away every day, that are harmful to the environment if not recycled properly. I figured out how to make bangles out of plastic bottles. It's very simple and costs absolutely nothing. Use colorful plastic bottles to get colorful bangles.

 

A finished zucchini tomato quiche.

Zucchini Tomato QuicheI have an abundance of squash and cherry tomatoes in my garden, so I decided to make this. I added some fresh basil I grew, and that is not in the recipe.

 

A decorated Key and Wallet Holder Decor

Key and Wallet Holder DecorThis is a quick, decorative craft I created for my husband who likes to throw his keys and wallet on the top of his nice, oak desk. I was afraid it would get scratched and thought it would look tidier to make this cute little key/wallet holder. I picked up the crate and trim on the Dollar Tree clearance rack for $1 and the 3D stickers for $1. Total cost: $2

 

A slice of Almond Flour Chocolate Beet Cake

Almond Flour Chocolate Beet CakeThis recipe doesn't use white flour while adding delicious beets to your dessert, but you'll never know it! A tasty dessert for kids or those watching their carbs but still needing a good dessert. Try it!

 

The completed cilantro lime slaw.

Cilantro Lime SlawThis cilantro lime slaw is crisp, crunchy, and tangy with a light, yet zesty vinaigrette salad dressing. Five minutes and minimal ingredients to make this simple addition to any meal. There is no mayo in this coleslaw. This slaw has the perfect balance of flavors from the sweetness of fruit to the tangy punch of rice vinegar and lime.

 

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Butter CoffeeSince I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, my neighbor told me that butter coffee would be good for it. I decided to try it, after finding several recipes on YouTube. It was surprisingly quite good. I usually put almond milk and xylitol in my coffee, and the butter coffee didn't taste that much different from that.

 

A collection of recycled plastic beads.

Beads from Plastic BottleThere are many ways to use plastic bottles in craft. I suggest you make beads out of plastic bottles. It is not difficult at all and will not take much time.

 

Beans stuffed inside a pita.

Beans in PitaMeat is getting really expensive, so here is a great alternative. I did the coriander and cumin version this time. Next time, I'll try the basil and marjoram.

 

A glass of chocolate shake.

Healthy Chocolate ShakeJust add all 5 simple ingredients to a blender and it's done! Great healthy treat and also makes a healthy and fast breakfast on the run!

 

The finished upcycled stool.

Upcycled StoolIn our neighbor's trash with a broken leg. Cost of project: free. I had fabric and paint and glue on hand and it looks like a new stool for my shabby chic bedroom I have been decorating. If I hadn't snatched it, it would have gone to the dump!

 

A hairpin that has been reshaped into a brooch pin back.

Brooch Pin from U-Shaped HairpinI do a lot of DIY projects to make inexpensive brooches, but to make these projects even cheaper, I suggest you DIY brooch pins too. Of course you can use wire, but we don't always have wire of suitable thickness and strength. I noticed that a hairpin is perfect for this and I decided to share this idea with you.

 

Chocolate covered kumquats.

Chocolate Covered KumquatsDark chocolate is extremely healthy but not as appetizing as a sweeter or milk chocolate. So I've been melting mine and rolling kumquats, berries or even apple slices in it then freezing them for treats that satisfy my cravings while being healthy too. Easy and fast!

 

The completed beaded bangle with ribbon.

Bangle with Beads and RibbonSatin ribbon looks great with beads. Original, but at the same time simple weave of ribbons distinguishes this bangle. I used blue beads and white ribbon, but you can use any other color combination.

 

The completed dish of Duck à l'Orange.

Duck à l'OrangeI want to share with you a recipe for one of my favorite dishes, which is a gastronomic culinary specialty of French cuisine - Duck à l'orange. This dish not only looks very appetizing, but also really delicious, it is with crisp skin, succulent meat, and a velvety citrus sauce. Duck à l'orange is perfect for weekend meals or during the holidays.

 

The finished lit candle.

Making New Candles From Used OnesOne of our daily traditions and incredible comforts in this time is to light a candle for Dad every evening in front of a photo of him. At first, my mum and I were spending so much money on the mass amounts of candles. Soon enough, we realized it was best to turn the used candles into new ones. If you enjoy scented candles, follow the additional step to add your favourite aroma. My father's favourite aroma was Jasmine!

 

The completed decorative compass.

Old-Looking Compass from JunkAfter watching a YouTube video on making an old compass from a teething ring purchased from Dollar Tree, I came up with this original idea.

 

A bowl of Curried Apple Bisque

Curried Apple BisqueGreat recipe for the coming Fall season! Apples bring in a sweet taste to a warming soup.

 

The finished zipper earrings.

Zipper EarringsIf you like unusual jewelry, then this project is for you. You can easily make original earrings from an old bronze zipper. One zipper is enough to make several pairs of earrings.

 

Two earrings made from copper foil.

Copper Earrings from Old TransformerDisassembling a transformer from an old computer, I found copper foil and decided to make earrings from it. The copper foil is easy to fold, so I decided to fold the earrings. I really liked the simple and original look of these earrings.

 

The completed crocheted ring.

Crochet Yarn RingI like to come up with unusual jewelry. This time I decided to crochet a ring from yarn. I used simple instant glue to keep the ring in shape. I noticed this property of instant glue to quickly make fabric and threads/yarn hard, and began to use it in my craft projects. I am the author of this idea, I hope you will like it too.

 

World Map Blanket

World Map BlanketI really like the combination of rough burlap with satin fabric. I just had a piece of blue satin fabric that reminded me of the surface of the ocean. And the rough burlap reminds me of soil. So I got the idea to combine these two contrasting fabrics and sew a blanket in the form of a world map. I didn't buy burlap, but used four burlap bags. So even from the bags, you can sew this original blanket.

 

Trimming the end of the belt.

Belt with Braided BarkOriginal accessories will stand you out from the crowd. I figured out how to make this original belt decorated with braided bark. It is very easy to make, especially if you know how to braid 3 strands.

 

The laminated sheets on file cabinet drawers.

DIY Lamination AlternativeWe have been busy working with labels at our workplace. We wanted it to look neat so we decided to canvas for label lamination. Later, I found out that it costs too much and our office couldn't handle the expenses.

 

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Crockpot Peanut DropsChocolate and peanuts in a cup. Great for gifts!

 

The finished Candle Holder

Candle Holder from Drink CanFrom a soda can you can quickly and easily make a candle holder. And if you use wire from an old transformer, then this candle holder will cost you absolutely nothing.

 

Fabric Wall Art

Fabric Wall ArtHave some artistic looking fabric scraps? Turn them into wall art.

 

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An old trunk.

Value of Saratoga Trunk?Trying to identify and value this trunk. Originally covered in leather, a lot of it peeled away. There's a stamped picture inside the dome top. Can't make out the writing on the lock?

 

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