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Santa Vase And Lamp
This project has recycle in mind. I am using bottles to create home decor and an outdoor table light for a festive look. Here's how!
Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray
Veggies and dip are a common food item for annual Thanksgiving spreads. Why not spruce it up by making it look like a turkey? This veggie tray is super cute and very easy to put together. I used hummus as the dip here, but you can use any kind you like!
Refurbishing A Lampshade with Jute Cord
My boyfriend seems to bring home all kinds of discarded items from the clients he works for. This time he brought home 2 small lamps that still worked, but the lampshades were torn and looked horrible. In order to fix them up so they could be used again, I decided to cover the shade with a roll of fine jute to give them more of a local look and fit the décor of my home.
Pine Cone Vase
With fall here and winter fast approaching, leaves are falling and the greatest ever, pine cones! You can make so many great things with them. Because I want to recycle, I am using pine cones and food cans to create a vase. Here's how!
Flower Foam Pen Case and Stand
It's really fun doing things that have multiple uses. Multipurpose - that's how I call it. So far, in my projects this is the one that has the most uses. At first you will see it as a simple table decoration. You'll see its transformation here.
DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree Topper
Want a custom one of a kind Christmas tree topper? You can make your own with craft wire. This worked perfectly because I couldn't find a light enough topper for our 2 ft tree that I bought last year for 90% off.
Hang Wreath with Ribbon
Here is my do it yourself on how to hang a wreath with ribbon and no nails in your door! It is also really quick, taking only about 15 minutes. This is perfect if your door does not have enough clearance for a wreath hanger (applies to me), or you don't want to purchase a wreath hanger.
10+ Santa Claus Traditions
Santa Claus is an fun part of the many families Christmas celebrations. This page has several different traditions that people people have shared.
Save Time, Money And Aggravation During the Holidays
Are you old-fashioned like me and still like to go to the store to see and feel the gift you are selecting? Do you still enjoy the process and thrill of finding that special gift, wrapping it, and giving it?
Storing an Artificial Christmas Tree
This is a page about storing and artificial Christmas tree. If you would rather have an artificial Christmas tree, you will need to keep it someplace the other eleven months of the year. Keep your artificial tree looking nice and ready for next Christmas by storing it properly.
Didn't Have Much At Christmas
Christmas means a lot of different things to different people. One Christmas, my husband and I were really down on our luck, but I am a firm believer in things happen for a reason. I also believe that Christmas isn't about charge cards and buying and material things.
Gift Ideas for Coworkers
There are several occasions when you may wish to give a coworker a gift. This page features gift ideas for coworkers.
Cooking a Turkey Breast in the Microwave
This is a page about cooking a turkey breast in the microwave. Instead of heating up your oven the next time you make a turkey breast, consider using your microwave. Keep in mind that When cooking a turkey breast in the microwave it is important to keep the meat form drying out.
Thankful for a Turkey's Life
My dear friends, Michael and Lori, decided to raise a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. They have raised chickens for the last few years and have a large backyard. Although I'm sure they will never raise a turkey again, the last 8 months have been quite an adventure.
Rookie Moves When Baking Your First...
These are all mistakes I have made over the years. After 30 or so years of cooking and eating Thanksgiving dinners, I have seen these mistakes made first hand.
Friendsgiving Party Plan
If you are going to do a Friendsgiving, don't do it the way we did the first year! Here are the tricks we've learned:
Blessing Our Food on this Thanksgiving Day
For centuries, peoples of all religions and countries have said their own special prayers for the blessing of their food, before a meal to give thanks for the food and other good things in their lives and on their tables.
These adorable turkey treats are sure to be loved by your young Thanksgiving guest. They would be a great activity to do while you are waiting for food to cook too!
Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments
A felt Christmas tree is a cute decoration and perfect for the little ones in your life. Learn how to make your own in this step by step video.
Christmas Reindeer Headband
Make these adorable Christmas headbands for a festive air to any holiday party. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Felt Christmas Light Garland
This cute kids' craft uses felt to make a safe garland of brightly colored Christmas light bulbs on a string. Learn how to make the garland in this short video.
Paper Doily Christmas Tree
Lacy paper doilies are glued in layers to create this delicate snowy tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath
I love the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas and I wanted to have some Halloween decorations that I could use year after year, this is what I came up with.
Felt Christmas Tree Treat Holders
Create these cute decorated tree shaped treat holders from felt. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Faux Christmas Stained Glass Candleholder
Since the holidays are coming soon, I thought I would use some things I found around the house to make decorations using recycled jars. Anyone can make them!
Making a Rolled Paper Picture Frame Magnet
This beautiful rolled paper picture frame magnet would make a wonderful gift and can be easily customized. It is also a great way to use leftover paper from other projects.
Finding an Stopper for Bathtub Overflow Drain
The overflow drain in the bathtub is meant to prevent the tub from overflowing. Here are some suggestions about after market options to bypass the overflow drain.
How to Make a Tin Can Unicorn Planter
This adorable tin can unicorn planter is easy to make with items you have at home. It would be perfect as a table centerpiece or could even be used as a holder for other items.
Mommy's Little Helper
My cat Fuzzy (or we sometimes call her Baby) follows me around whatever I'm doing. Today I was caught up with baking until I heard sounds in my cabinet and sure enough My cat Fuzzy ( or we sometimes call her baby) follows me around whatever I'm doing. Today I was caught up with baking until I heard sounds in my spice cabinet and sure enough, check out who somehow got onto the spice shelf!
Folded Christmas Tree Ornament
I love reusing/upcycling my children's artwork especially my daughter's! She loves her dotting markers so I figured I would incorporate them into homemade Christmas tree ornaments! These would also be nice as gifts (to grandparents, aunts, or uncles) or to pair with their gifts as a gift tag!
Name Ideas for an Image Consulting Business
I have been doing image consulting on the side for people and have decided I am going to make it official and open up a business. I would love to discover a "catchy" name.
Repairing a Faded Crochet Afghan
My blanket is navy blue/velvet yarn in sportsweight. The yarn is faded, can I use a dye to fix it? The border is light grey.
What Breed Is My Dog?
Can anyone tell me what breed this little guy is, we got him as a gift for my son. We have him now for about 3 weeks and he is such a sweet little guy very loving and friendly. When my son plays outside he (the pup) would just come and bite him, my son is 5 and is actually becoming scared to play.
Dust Mites in My Potted Plants
I have dust mites in the soil of my pot plants all of a sudden. Why and how do I kill them off without me harming my plants?
Hair Damaged by a Perm
After getting a perm my hair is falling out. It looks dull and matted like dog's hair. What can I do?
Donating Old Greeting Cards
Where can I donate old greeting cards near Minneapolis?
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not Working
You plug the tree in but not all the lights are shining. This can be a frustrating situation, especially if the tree is only 2-3 years old. Often, a Christmas light tester is the easiest way to locate the problem area. This page is about pre-lit Christmas tree lights not working.
Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners
Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
There are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.
Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors
Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.
Buy Now, Pay Later Websites
Buy now, pay later websites offer an alternative to shopping using a credit or debit card. This is a page about buy now, pay later websites.
Collecting Back Child Support if Parent is Deceased
This is a page about collecting back child support if parent is deceased. When the obligated parent dies, there may still be ways that the parent with the child(ren) can collect some child support.
New Era Medicare Supplemental Insurance...
Determining what is the best medicare supplemental insurance for you requires some research. This page contains New Era medicare supplemental insurance reviews.
Cooking Ham and Turkey in the Same Oven
This is a page about cooking ham and turkey in the same oven. Many people like to serve both turkey and ham at Thanksgiving. Cooking them together can save time.
Getting Dental Work w/o Insurance
For the many people without dental insurance, there are sometimes affordable ways to get the needed work done. This is a page about getting dental work done without insurance.
Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...
When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This page is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.
Keeping Turkey Hot and Juicy After Cooking
Some foods, such as turkey, tend to dry out if not served quickly. This is a page about keeping turkey hot and juicy after cooking.
Dealing With Rats Outside Your House
This is a page about dealing with rats outside your house. Rats are very much at home around people, even if we wish they would find a new home.
Finding Glider Chair Replacement Cushions
Many glider chairs have fabric upholstered cushions that may need to be replaced long before the chair itself. This is a page about finding glider chair replacement cushions.
What Are Hedge Apples Good For?
This is a page about what hedge apples are good for. The hedge apple or Osage orange may look like an orange but it is actually a member of the mulberry family. While many people claim that they are a good natural pest repellent, it is only in concentrated amounts that it is effective. It is generally not eaten by people or wildlife.
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
It can drive you to distraction, the constant unexplainable beeping of an electric smoke detector. Often it just needs the battery replaced but it may be a signal that it needs greater attention. This is a page about troubleshooting ideas when an electric smoke detector won't stop beeping.
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free Furniture
Buying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
How to Make a Clothes Hanger Wall Decoration
This abstract wall hanging is fun to make and an eye-catching piece of wall decor. And it is so easy to create using plastic clothes hangers. This is a page about how to make a
clothes hanger wall decoration
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...
This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.
Cleaning Stained Tupperware
This is a page about cleaning stained Tupperware. Certain foods, such as tomato based sauces, can stain your Tupperware.
Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood Table
Whether it's from a pizza box, a coffee cup or some other hot item, heat stains on a wood table can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing heat stains from a wood table.
Buy Now, Pay Later Catalogs
Lots of buy now pay later websites have catalogs picturing their merchandise, that you can receive in the mail. This is a page about buy now, pay later catalogs.
Setting Up a Pre-Lit Christmas Tree
This is a page about setting up a pre-lit Christmas tree. A pre-lit Christmas tree is supposed to be easy to assemble, an improvement over the traditional tree with separate light strings.
Selling Trees on Your Land for Lumber
If you own acres or even a larger residential lot you may have trees that you would like to have removed and be able to sell for the lumber. This is a page about selling trees on your land for lumber.
12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas
This is a page about 12 days of Christmas gift ideas. Planning a special Christmas gift giving event based on the old Christmas song can be lots of fun.
Making Cherry Cobbler Using Dried Cherries
You don't have to have fresh cherries to make a delicious cobbler. This is a page about making cherry cobbler using dried cherries.
Give Coffee to a Christmas Cactus
This is a page about giving coffee to a Christmas cactus. Coffee is a trusted secret that many people use to keep their Christmas cactus healthy and blooming each year. Just make sure its plain black coffee.
Making a Bar of Soap from Soap Scraps
Leftover scraps of soap can be remolded into a new bar helping you to get more uses for your money. This is a page about making a bar of soap from soap scraps.
Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and Ice
During the winter it can be a real chore to get all the snow and ice off your windshield before heading out in the morning. This is a page about keeping your windshield free of snow and ice.
Unclogging a Garbage Disposal
Unclogging a garbage disposal can be a nasty job. This is a page about unclogging a garbage disposal.
Finding Fabric That is Under $2.00 Per Yard
Finding very inexpensive fabric may take some searching both locally and on the internet, but it is possible to find. This is a page about finding fabric that is under $2.00 per yard.
Making a Window More Private
When you don't want to lose the daylight coming through your window, there are ways to retain your privacy. This page is about making a window more private.
Making a Wire-Edged Ribbon Bow
Fashioning your own accessories or package adornments can be fun with this stiffened ribbon. This is a page about making a wire-edged ribbon bow.
Winterizing Your Mobile Home
This is a page about winterizing your mobile home. Winterizing your home is a great way to stay warm and save on energy bills. This is just as true for your mobile home or trailer, even more so if it is an older model.
Slipcovers for Reclining Couches
Finding slipcovers for your reclining couch may be difficult. This is a page about slipcovers for reclining couches.
Freezing Leftover Turkey
This is a page about freezing leftover turkey. Many of us full up on turkey at Thanksgiving and would [refer to wait a little while to eat more of it. Freezing your leftover turkey is a great way to preserve it for use at a later time.
Storing Sewing Patterns
This page is about storing sewing patterns. Keeping your patterns organized helps you to easily find what you need to start your project.
Finding a Lost Relative
Whether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.
Tiny Black Bugs in the Kitchen
The key to getting rid of
tiny black bugs on kitchen floor
is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this page.
How to Remove Ink from Leather
Whether its a jacket, purse, or other item, ink stains on leather can ruin an items appearance. It is important to not further damage the leather when trying to remove the ink. This is a page about removing ink from leather.
Removing Wrinkles from Area Rug
I just bought an area rug and there are some wrinkles in it where it was rolled up. How can I get them out?
How Much is .925 Silver Worth?
Sterling silver is a silver alloy containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper. Sterling silver is commonly used for making fine jewelry. This is a page about how much is .925 silver worth?.
Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs
Identifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Well water can be the best water you have ever tasted, but sometimes it can have a strong, unpleasant sulfur odor. This is a page about removing sulfur smell from a well water system.
Finding Free Furniture
If you need to furnish your home or apartment inexpensively, it doesn't get any better than finding free furniture. This is a page about finding free furniture.
Repairing Water Damage on an Engineered...
This is a page about repairing water damage on an engineered hardwood floor. Unlike solid hardwood flooring, engineered hardwood has a veneer of hardwood over a backing of another material. Repair to this flooring will depend on the type and extent of the damage.
ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck Schedule
In some places like New York City, the ASPCA has mobile vaccination trucks that service neighborhoods on a set schedule. This page has links and information about the ASPCA's mobile vaccination truck schedules.
Freezing Pumpkin Pies
This is a page about freezing pumpkin pies. Making your own pumpkin pies ahead of time can make meal preparation easier.
Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts Payments
It is very stressful to have a pet in need of veterinary treatment and not have the cash for the visit. Finding a practice that will accept payments can be difficult. This is a page about finding a veterinarian that accepts payments.
Buying Presents for Grown Children
This is a page about buying presents for grown children. As our children get older it can become more difficult to decide on a gift for birthdays and holidays.
Recipes Using Canned Yams
Canned yams have many uses in the kitchen, from casseroles, to cakes, and more. This page contains recipes using canned yams.
Treating a Dog's Scaly Smelly Skin
This is a page about treating a dog's scaly smelly skin. Identifying the cause is the first step in treating your dog's skin aliments.
Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses
When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.
How to Cook a Frozen Roast
Even less expensive cuts of meat can come out moist and tender when cooked properly. You can save time by cooking the roast right out of the freezer. This is a page to cooking a frozen roast.
Inexpensive Alternatives to Paving a Driveway
This page is about inexpensive alternatives to paving a driveway. Paving a driveway can cost more than you can afford.
Cutting Back Perennials in the Fall
This is a page about cutting back perennials in the fall. Deciding whether to cut or not to cut back your perennials in the fall can be perplexing. There are pros and cons to either option.
Christmas Decorating Ideas for Office Door
This page contains Christmas decorating ideas for your office door. When you are working in an office, it's fun to add some seasonal decor to your door.
Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...
This is a page about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters. When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters.
Removing the Tint from Prescription Sunglasses
This page is about removing the tint from prescription sunglasses. Sometimes the tint color of your glasses is not the way you want it.
Finding Free or Low Cost Pet Clinics in...
When looking for veterinarian services it helps to find a clinic you can afford. This page is about finding free or low cost pet clinics in California.
Keeping Animals From Going Under a Mobile Home
This page is about keeping animals from going under a mobile home. Mobile home skirting sometimes isn't enough to keep critters from going underneath your home.
Making Fleece Socks
This page is about making fleece socks. Fun gifts can be made using fleece to make warm and cozy socks.
Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop
Over time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.
Freezing Leftover Ham
This is a page about freezing leftover ham. Don't let any leftover ham go to waste. Freezing ham is a great way to preserve it to use in casserole, soups, and other dishes.
Identifying Small Black Bugs
Having unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.
Repairing an Electric Typewriter
This is a page about repairing an electric typewriter. The electric typewriter has long since been replaced by the PC and then the laptop. Finding someone to make repairs can be difficult and expensive, you can save money if you make the repairs yourself.
Cleaning Candle Wax from Brass
This is a page about cleaning candle wax from brass. Brass candle holders are bound to get wax on them. Properly removing the wax buildup will ensure that you don't damage the finish.
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