June 30, 2022

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The completed plant trellis.

Upcycle Above Ground Pool Post into Plant TrellisDo you have an old above ground pool you're taking down? Or see someone tossing theirs out? Keep the posts! Here's another idea you could do with them for inexpensive - we made this plant trellis for our dragonfruit.


Gag Incontinence Cake for Seniors Birthday

Gag Incontinence Cake for Senior BirthdayYou and your recipient will need a good sense of humor for this Incontinence cake for a birthday party but it raised a lot of laughs at our recent event!


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Ripening Fresh BananasIf you buy fresh bananas, and wand then to ripen fast, all you have to do is put them in the freezer for at least two hours. They turn immediately black and sweeter and even get bruised! It's like magic


The finished money bouquet.

Money BouquetMy mom's birthday is like a double celebration since Mother's Day is approaching next to it. My siblings and I had decided to double the surprise, so I made another money craft for her. I gathered scrap materials since my prep time has almost ran out.


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Candied VioletsSeparate the egg. Put yolk away for other use. Dip small brush in egg whites and paint petals front and back. Sprinkle sugar on the violets covering them completely.


A homemade fishing lure.

Tootsie Roll Wrapper Fishing LureOnce when I went fishing, I caught a fish in the ocean using a shiny metal lure. I decided to make my own lure out of a Tootsie Roll candy wrapper with a little bit of a semi melted tootsie roll. I squished it and used the wrapper and twisted it and twisted it again and again to make a replica of a fish. Now I do not know what fish looks like a barcode but the inside liner was shiny foil like material, which I think during the day time the light to reflect off of it and produce an eye-catching lure for the fish!


The finished origami twirly-copter.

How to Fold an Easy Origami Twirly-CopterIf you're looking for a fun and easy origami project, look no further than the origami twirly-copter! This project is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a great way to teach them about geometry and aerodynamics. Plus, it's a lot of fun to fly!


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Cheese Puff RecipesTrims crusts from bread; cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Melt cheeses and butter until somewhat smooth consistency. Remove from heat and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.


A woman making a drink in a blender.

Blended Drink RecipesBlended drinks are great as a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack on a hot day. All you need is a blender, some fresh fruit/veggies and other ingredients you may already have in your pantry, fridge or freezer.


The completed flags next to a sign.

Create Your Own Pride FlagFor a Pride month activity I created this craft for the art room. Everyone can make their own flag, either a traditional rainbow, or one of the many other flags which represent different identities.


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Making Pizza CupsI serve these as a quick meal with tater tots when I am short on cooking time.


The completed knot purse.

Knot PurseVery simple, quick-to-sew reversible purse.


The surprise money umbrella.

Surprise UmbrellaI made this craft for my mom's birthday. Money cake has become too popular and common so I thought of a different way to surprise her on her birthday.


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Ham and Cheese PuffsAbout 45 minutes before serving spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, heat water and margarine until melted and mixture boils.


The completed reverse stained glass window.

Reverse Stained Glass WindowFor those of you who can't paint, here is a simple technique.


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Tiered Serving PlateUsing some coordinating pieces of stoneware, you can make a beautiful serving piece.


The finished Wooden Plant Riser

Wooden Plant RiserDo you have left over wood scraps? If you do, you can make some wooden plant risers for your backyard.


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Slow Banana RipeningYou can slow down the ripening process of bananas if you put them in the refrigerator in both a brown and a clear or white plastic bag. Two bags. Don't know why this works but it does. I noticed this when comparing the life the fruit in one bag or the other compared to two.


The completed railing next to stairs.

Upcycle Above Ground Pool Post into RailingDo you have an old above ground pool you're taking down? Or see someone tossing theirs out? Keep the posts! Here's an idea you could do with them for inexpensive - made this railing for garden.



Upcycle Vitamin Container into Flower Vase

Upcycle Vitamin Container into Flower VaseYou can make flower vases with your empty vitamin containers. Here is a minimalist design made with duct tape (to cover the vitamin container) and some copper wire for a 3D effect.


A squeeze bottle filled with mayonnaise.

Use Squeeze Bottles For CondimentsSandwiches are probably the most popular lunchtime staples. Who doesn't like a sandwich for a quick and easy lunch or snack? This tip applies to wraps too!



A small dog on a bed.

Is My Dog A Deer Head Chihuahua?Is my dog all deer head Chihuahua? Is she part Corgi?


A small painting of a lighthouse.

Information on Thomas Kinkade Pictures?Not sure if they are real as I bought in a thrift shop. There is gold signature in left hand corner. Any help, I will be very grateful 


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