Secrets for a Long and Happy MarriageMy granddaughter surprised me with a last minute invitation to her wedding. I had been teasing the couple about making their marriage last as long as mine, so I made her a special card that listed "Secrets for a Long and Happy Marriage."
Coffeemate Container PenguinThis cute penguin starts with a Coffeemate container, some felt, and a hot glue gun. It is a great gift for a teacher or fellow workers.
Freezing Produce In Paper BagsI learned this freezing method from a friend who puts up produce from a very large garden every year. She freezes Okra, green beans, bell peppers, zucchini and yellow squash, Purple hull peas, and more this way. Use brown paper lunch bags.
How to Make Seed TapeIf you have trouble planting small seeds such as carrots and radishes without having to do lots of thinning of young plants, the perfect answer is seed tapes.
Trapping Pests Near Your Hummingbird FeederIf the bees are chasing your hummingbirds from the feeders, and ants are draining them, as they are mine, you can solve the problem for the most part by making a quick and cheap trap.
Roast Zucchini and VegetablesHere is a great way to fix zucchini in a healthy way. There are no hard and fast rules about amounts in this recipe.
Bread Bowls for Chili or ChowderIt is chili and chowder time. Here is a good recipe to make when friends are getting together.
Coffee-Mate Container SnowmanTurn your empty Coffee-Mate into a unique gift by adding a box of hot chocolate and marshallows.
Use Hard Candies As Packing MaterialThis tip is prompted by a package I received today from my daughter. What a clever means of packing she has come up with. This won't work for all your packages, but if it is going to somebody special, this will make it extra special.
Save Deadheaded Annuals for Next Year's SeedsIf you have annual flowers that are blooming now, such as zinnias, black eyed susans, asters, four o'clocks, etc., they will bloom better and longer if you deadhead them every few days.
Paper Towel Tube for Tong StorageI never used my tongs because they took up too much storage space and were always tangled into everything else in my cabinet drawer. Then I discovered that they fit perfectly in a paper towel roller.
Flypaper for Keeping Ants out of...I have tried "everything" over the years to keep ants out of my hummingbird feeders without success, but have finally solved this problem. As soon as the weather warmed up they arrived in great numbers. I used a wire to hang the feeder, and then twisted an old fashioned fly strip around the wire above the feeder.
Broomstick SantaThis Santa makes a cute tree ornament, or just make a few to sit in little niches.
Valentine's Day BouquetMake use of those old bud vases, and make somebody's Valentine's Day a happy one. This is especially nice for those loved ones that are housebound. Make 1 or more.
Snowman Votive CandleThis is a snowman that holds a votive candle. He is made from a frosted glass vase with a flared top. You could also use a clear glass vase in the same shape.
Recycled Note HolderThis is a recycled craft that the kids can make for dad on his special day (with a little help from mom). It is made from a french fry container from McDonald's.
Wooden Spoon DeerHere's a fun craft made from 5 wooden spoons, pom poms, felt, ribbon, glue, bells and other trims.