Terra Cotta Clay Pot Gumball MachineThese are really cute gift ideas and look cute on your kitchen counter. Very cheap to do.
Muffin Tins for Serving CondimentsWe were at a party the other day and the hostess had put her condiments into muffin tins, with a spoon for serving. It was a great idea. She had sliced onions in one, tomatoes in another, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. It was really easy for serving.
Use a Sponge to Clean In Tight SpacesI use sponges cut into squares to clean the fan, wire racks, etc. I also use them for cleaning the heating vents. I cut the sponge with scissors into squares, cutting most of the way through the sponge.
Pop Bottle for Measuring Pasta...I use a plastic Coke bottle to get the perfect size portion of pasta. For adults, use a 2 liter plastic bottle, fill it until there is no room left at the mouth of the bottle. This will give you a nice hearty portion, and you won't waste anything.
Media Case Used To Store Art SuppliesUse an old DVD case as a child's colouring case. Just decorate it and make a little pocket inside with either paper or fabric to hold pencils or markers. You can also turn one into a make-up case to hold liners, lip gloss, and mascara.
DIY Bleach Gel PenIn a saucepan, add 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch to 1 cup of water. Stir until dissolved. Place mixture on the stove and stir until it comes to a boil. Turn off stove. The mix will become really thick.
Shake And Pour PancakesI love this idea it makes it much easier when making pancakes. It also costs less.
Mushroom Chicken and RiceThere is not much prep work and it tastes great.
Use Tea to Soothe a SunburnBoil your water and let a tea bag steep in it, until it is cool. Then take a cotton ball and apply it to your sunburn. Do this twice. It's better at bedtime, so that the tea can work it's magic while you sleep. Don't wash it off until morning. It takes the sting right out of the burn.
Short-cut Banana BreadThis recipe is so easy and tastes great.
Lemon DeodorantI have been reading alot of stuff about deodorants and how they clog your lymph system. They are also full of aluminum. I decided to try lemon. I was a little skeptical at first but it works.
Travel Soap Container As Camera CaseUse a soap container to carry your camera in. I bought one at the Dollar store for mine, it fits perfectly. It's easy to carry it around in your purse and there is less chance of breaking it.
Mason Jar Ring Miniature WreathsI made three mini wreaths to hang on the tree using mason jar lids.
Popsicle Stick Wishing WellThis was a fun easy kid's craft for making a wishing well. I really enjoyed this one with the kids.
Dry Laundry Soap for Twenty Dollars a YearBuy these ingredients at the dollar store. You will only need 2 tablespoons per load of laundry. First grate your soap, then mix all ingredients together. I used two garbage bags doubled up.
Cupid DollThe kid's really enjoyed helping with this one. They're fun and cute to make for ornaments in the kids' rooms.
Ladybug PotMy kids love this project. It makes a great outdoor project.
Being Frugal Can Be Hard WorkBeing frugal can be hard work for some people. I find it very satisfying and fun. Doing things to save money is better than doing nothing. You must be realistic. You have to have an open mind to accept new ideas. If you do nothing, you will accomplish nothing.