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Frugal Gift Basket
My craft tip is to stock up on any seasonal items that look versatile especially if it's 90% off or more. A little modpodge and floral paper flower accents changes the feel of the basket into spring/summer.
Binder Insert Art
Old magazines can be turned into a lovely piece of art! There are nice colorful pages that can be used. I made this simple artwork for my binder from old bridal magazines laying around. Very simple, trendy, and girly!
Hand Embroidered Modified T-Shirt
This tutorial will give a feminine flair to a plain boring unisex/men's t-shirt using four waist darts, two in front, two smaller ones in back. The design is hand stitched, and the lace edging on the sleeves was attached using a decorative machine stitch.
Naïve Spring Bird Greeting Card
For the past few years I have been making my own cards for different occasions. Homemade cards are much more personal, and it shows some extra love towards the recipient.
Bridal Dress Flower Vases
This project is inexpensive and simple to make and would look adorable on tables at a bridal shower or even a wedding!
Save Soil if Planting Succulents
Succulents have shallow roots and do not require much soil. You can fill a giant pot with other items like cartons, planters, containers, etc. to save soil.
Protecting Tomatoes from Birds
This is a guide about protecting tomatoes from birds. Eventually most gardeners become tired of sharing their tomatoes with the local bird population.
How to Make a Carpenter Bee Trap
Carpenter bees can destroy the wood in your home. Use this simple trick to capture carpenter bees. This is a guide about making a carpenter bee trap.
Getting Rid of Japanese Beetles
This is a guide about getting rid of Japanese beetles. Japanese beetles can wreak havoc in your yard by devouring flowers and stripping the leaves off of plants. The grubs will also destroy grass by eating the roots.
Using Hedge Apples to Repel Spiders
This is a guide about using hedge apples to repel spiders. Hedge apples have a long standing reputation as a spider repellent.
Getting Rid of Tiny Ants
Both borax powder and diatomaceous earth can be effective in deterring ants. This is a guide about getting rid of tiny ants.
Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees will attack the wood trim and porches around your home making holes and tunnels for nesting. This is a guide about getting rid of carpenter bees.
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DIY Message Pillow for Father's Day
This Father's Day make a gift your dad will cherish, like this message pillow. This is a guide about making a DIY message pillow for Father's day.
Homemade Father's Day Gifts
This is a guide for homemade Father's Day gifts. Every parent appreciates a thoughtful homemade gift for Father's Day. Homemade crafts are a great way to show Dad you care.
Making a 'Honey Do' Hammer
This woodworking project creates the perfect gift for Father's Day or dad's birthday. This is a guide about making a "Honey Do" hammer.
How to Make a Father's Day Memory Box
Decorated boxes, such as a sturdy photo box, become the perfect storage container for Dad's favorite photos, cards, and other memorabilia. This is a guide about how to make a Father's Day memory box.
"I'm Nuts About You" Recycled Jar Craft
This cute jar filled with peanuts is a nice inexpensive gift the kids can make for Father's Day. This is a guide about, "I'm nuts about you!" recycled jar craft.
Best Dad I Ever 'Saw' Magnet
This fun to make Father's Day gift begins with a recycled Pringles can. This is a guide about, best Dad I ever "saw" magnet.
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Gardening Tips and Advice
Epsom Salts for Plants
Adding Epsom salts to the water you use for your houseplants is a good practice to help their overall health and vitality, increase blooms, and improve leaf color. This is a guide about using epsom salts for plants.
File Flower Seeds to Help Sprouting
You can file the flower seed a little bit to help germinate the seed if there is a thick coating like this, nasturtium. By filing down, it'll help the water absorb. I soaked the seeds 24 hours prior then planted in soil.
Growing Madonna Lily
These beautiful, fragrant, white flowering lilies are planted in the early fall. They produce leaves prior to the frost and then bloom in spring. This is a guide about growing a madonna lily.
This is a guide about growing pomegranates. If you live in the right area a pomegranate tree can be a wonderful addition to your garden. These delectable fruit will be great to enjoy with your family and friends.
Starting Roses from Cuttings
If you find a rose that you want to propagate, doing it from a cutting is the best way. Roses generally grow well from cuttings, but doing it right will give you the best results. This is a guide about starting roses from cuttings.
Clarkia can easily be grown from seed. It is considered an annual or tender perennial suitable for full sun or filtered shade garden spots. Well drained sandy soil is perfect, but this flowering plant is adaptable. This is a guide about growing clarkia.
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4th of July
4th of July Mesh Wreath
I saw the rolls of mesh at the craft store and wanted to try making a wreath for the 4th of July. I love how it turned out!
Uncle Sam's Salad Bowl
I picked up this Uncle Sam hat in the dollar store. They had matching ice buckets, so it dawned on me that putting the two items together would make a nice presentation for the Fourth of July!
Saving Money on Fireworks
With the 4th of July (U.S. Independence Day) coming soon, here are ideas for saving money on fireworks or fireworks display shows as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own advice here.
Car Tag (License Plate) Flag
Make an American flag from an old car tag. Spray paint the tag (license plate) using either red or white. That way you will only have to paint one set of stripes. Let dry. Paint on your blue background for stars, let dry. Paint on your other colored stripes, let dry.
Give your old lantern a new look for your Memorial Day Celebration. This was an old rusty lantern that I gave new life to with an Americana Theme for Memorial Day and can be used as well for 4th of July.
U.S. Flag Etiquette
Celebrate Independence Day, display your U.S. flag using the proper flag etiquette.
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Toddler Pom Pom Sorter
Here is a cute homemade toddler toy using a recycled sour cream container and some colorful pompoms. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Halloween Yo Yo Tree
Small fabric "yo yos" can be made from any scrap fabric and used for a variety of projects. Here they are combined to create a cute decorative Halloween tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Making a Lid Spoon
Ever been stuck without a spoon when eating an individual serving of applesauce, pudding or yogurt? Just use the lid as a spoon! Learn how to make one in this short video.
Washer Lariat Necklace
Take a flat metal washer from the hardware store and convert it into beautiful jewelry. Learn how to make it in this short video.
How to Fix a Tent Pole
Many tent poles are attached with elastic, which can break with rough usage. Learn how to fix it in this short video.
Peach crumble is a classic summertime dessert, especially if you are lucky enough to have ripe fresh peaches. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Hair Coloring Advice for Highlighted Hair
Once your hair has been highlighted, there is more than one way to do a touchup. This is a guide about hair coloring advice for highlighted hair.
Removing Cat Vomit on Wool Carpet
Kitties are notorious for vomiting up kibbles and hairballs. The first thing to do is remove the solids. Then you will want to use a cleaner that is safe for your wool carpet. This is a guide about
removing cat vomit on wool carpet
Do Mosquitoes Breed in Moving Water?
Mosquitoes only breed in stagnant water. This guide asks do mosquitoes breed in moving water?
Restoring a Steamer Trunk
Many early immigrants moved their precious belongings in these big trunks. You can fix them up and use them in a variety of ways. This is a guide about restoring a steamer trunk.
Modernizing a Brick Fireplace
Depending on whether you use a fireplace or not, you can do cosmetic changes to help take eyes away from the expanse of brick. This is a guide about modernizing a brick fireplace.
Using Vinegar to Get Rid of Ants
Vinegar deters and can kill ants. It is antibacterial, but not toxic to children or pets. This is a guide about using vinegar to get rid of ants.
What Is This Houseplant?
I once knew what this was, but I have over 85 houseplants and cannot keep track sometimes. After many google searches and no luck recalling, I came across this site and decided to give its try.
What Breed Is My Dog?
She is 6 months got her from the animal shelter and was wondering is she mixed with an American Pit Bull. She is a terrier mix.
Dating Ethan Allen Furniture
Does anyone know how to tell when a piece by Ethan Allen was made? Is there anything with the numbers on the back or do you just have to know?
Finding Someone to Clear Trees
I have some trees (mostly pine trees) I want to have cleared out of our yard. We live on almost an acre of land. Any suggestions?
Cleaning a Discolored Vintage Rubber Doll
What can I use on a rubber doll where the body has turned brown. How can I get the skin tone back? The doll is over 50 years old. I don't have a picture of it.
Name Ideas for a Small Wreath and Craft Business
I am just starting out and would like to come up with a name for a wreaths/craft business. I don't know where to start.
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Recycling Old Trophies
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Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
Keeping Squirrels from Digging in Plants
Treating a Kitten with Eye Discharge
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Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse
Real Estate Business Name Ideas
Refrigerator's Ice Maker Not Making Ice
Keeping Slugs Off Hostas
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Unclogging a Garbage Disposal
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Repairing an Air Mattress
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Rodent Odor in Walls and Vents
Preventing and Killing Weeds Between Bricks
Getting Rid of Fleas in Human Hair
Removing Urine Odors from a Couch
Getting Rid of a Musty Smell in the Basement
Removing Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Odors From Clothing
Remedies for Pain from Wearing Dentures
Homemade Ant Killer Recipes
Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
Removing Weeds Between Pavers
Removing Furniture Dents from Carpet
Clearing a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain
50th Anniversary Gift Ideas
Fixing a Wood Table With a Nail Polish Remover Stain
Buying Second Hand Appliances
Cleaning Smelly Drains
Cleaning Pet Urine Odor From Hardwood Floors
Cleaning a Fiberglass Tub
Toilet Tank Not Filling
Removing Smoke Odors from Furniture
Making Car Air Fresheners
Starting a Cherry Tree from a Pit
Crafts Using Tassimo Coffee Disks
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