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Soap Jellies - plate of jellies

Soap JelliesOkay yes this sounds unusual, but these are in fact really cool and playful. They make traditional soap fun and more interesting for sure!! I found many recipes and ideas online, but when I tried them, the jellies would just fall apart and these so far have not done that! So I'd like to share how I make them and hopefully these will be a fun project for you to enjoy:)

 

Making a Paper Clip Phone Stand - phone on stand with pencil next to it

Making a Paper Clip Phone StandI have created phone stands previously, but this one could be the super easiest. I don't have to provide too many crafting materials and I can make this anywhere with my bare hands. At least if you need one anywhere just bring a large paper clip with you.

 

Popcorn Kernel Jar Secret Safe - cash inside the inner water bottle

Popcorn Kernel Jar Secret SafeNeed a place to hide your valuables? Try making my secret diversion safe that looks like a full jar of popcorn kernels! It costs about $1.00 to make, which is so much cheaper than diversion safes carried at spy and detective shops. Don't have popcorn? You can use: lentils, beans, bran flakes, etc.

 

Mint Lime Sugar Scrub - add ingredients to a bowl and mix well

Mint Lime Sugar ScrubSugar scrubs are expensive to buy, but easy and cheap to make. If you grow your own mint, it will be even cheaper. This is for the body, not the face. It makes a thoughtful gift.

 

Making a Lid Spoon - eating

Making a Lid SpoonIf you forget to bring a spoon for your cup of applesauce don't worry. With a few simple folds, you can quickly convert the foil lid into a handy little spoon. This spoon works so well you might even choose to forego the spoon next time to save on dishes!

 

Silica beads in Wooden Bowl

Homemade Damp RidUsing silica dust or beads, you can make your own Damp Rid to help remove excess moisture from your home, trailer, or vehicle. Here are some ideas about making homemade Damp Rid.

 

Homemade Laundry Soap

Homemade Laundry Soap Using Fels NapthaFels-Naptha is a common ingredient in homemade soaps. You can make your own homemade laundry soap using Fels-Naptha.

 

Cocoa Butter Cream Moisturizer Recipe - ingredients

Cocoa Butter Cream Moisturizer RecipeThis combination of coconut oil, cocoa butter, and olive oil works very well as a skin moisturizer. A little goes a long way, making it economical as well. This page contains a cocoa butter cream moisturizer recipe.

 

Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap - soap in a jar

Homemade Powdered Laundry SoapMaking your own laundry detergent powder can save you money, and give you the cleaning results you want. This is a page about homemade powdered laundry soap.

 

Super Duper De-Greaser

Super Duper De-GreaserThis is a page about super duper de-greaser. Reuse little soap slivers to make an effective all purpose kitchen cleaner.

 

Homemade Mint and Geranium Sprays

Homemade Herbal Insect Repellent SpraysThis is a page about homemade herbal insect repellent sprays. Many herbs are natural insect repellents.

 

spraying on arm

Homemade Mint and Geranium SpraysAll you need to make these two sprays are mint leaves, geranium leaves, water and spray bottles.

 

Man holding spray bottle in one hand and an iron in the other

Homemade Spray StarchHow do you make starch for crisper sheets and other laundry? Although not as commonly used today, spray starch is still needed for some tasks. This page has advice for about making homemade spray starch.

 

Mason Jar Match Dispenser

Mason Jar Match DispenserThis Mason jar match dispenser is sturdier than those cardboard boxes they come in. You could even decorate the jar to disguise what's inside.

 

Spray bottle filled and decorated.

Lavender Under-Arm SprayDid you know that sweat doesn't stink? Odors come because old sweat forms a breeding ground for bacteria. To avoid odors, you just have to keep your armpits clean! Use this between showers and after exertion. Shake the bottle before each use and pat dry afterwards.

 

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finished jar of scrub

Multi-Purpose Lavender Oil ScrubThis is an all natural, delightful smelling scrub. It works wonderfully to exfoliate your skin from your face to your toes. After I used this on my face I couldn't believe how soft my skin was! And no more dry skin.

 

finished products in decorated bottles

Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth PowderWould you like to stop putting harmful, unwanted chemicals into your body? Would you like to save loads of money every month? Well I did. Some of the ingredients in commercial oral care products are simply terrible for you! On the other hand, organic versions at health food stores are obscenely expensive.

 

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Rice Ice PackThis is a simple and quick project. We keep ours in the freezer and they are always ready for the large amount of boo boos in our house. They always seem to make the kids feel better. You can use scraps of material, since you don't need too much.

 

finished booster with concave part facing camera

Handmade Wifi Signal BoosterWith just a few supplies that you have laying around the house, you can make a signal booster for your wifi.

 

homemade boogie wipes

Homemade Boogie WipesThe little packages of boogie wipes are nice, but expensive for what you get, they are also too large in my opinion. I decided to make my own out of diaper wipes.

 

Separating keyring with staple puller.

Use Staple Remover to Add Keys to RingSave your fingernails when adding keys to a key ring. Use the staple remover to separate the two parts of the keyring so you can easily slip the key on.

 

A washer filled with laundry.

Homemade Laundry Detergent RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade laundry detergent. Homemade laundry detergent can be just as effective as store bought brands as well.

 

Handmade Scented Soap

An Easy Way To Make Scented Herbal SoapsFrom the culinary to the medicinal, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of ways to use herbs - including making scented herbal soaps. From the simple to the complex, there are dozens of methods for making soap.

 

A turban towel on a green mannequin head

One-Seam Bath Towel Turban CraftWe all love to wrap a towel around our freshly washed hair before we dash to the kitchen to start breakfast or whatever, but halfway there the towel is already coming loose. Use one of your extra towels to make this simple and fast turban that will stay in place.

 

Green ribbon headband with elastic section.

Ribbon HeadbandsI have tried three different styles of ribbon head bands. You will have to decide which one works best for you. Measure your ribbon a little over 1/2 a yard around your own head or head of the person you want it to fit so there is about 1 - 2 inch space between the two ends.

 

plastic bag holder

Make Your Own Bag HolderBag holder for picking up litter! We found all of these materials at Home Depot. Insert the aluminum rod into the vinyl tubing. A quick way to do this is with the use of an air compressor. Blow air into the tubing while someone else pushes the rod into the tubing.

 

Concrete Patio Blocks

Making Concrete Patio BlocksHow do you make concrete blocks? We just poured leftover concrete in buckets, had everyone sign and hand print one. When the concrete is dry, they come right out.

 

Soap Holder Purse

Soap Holder PurseI made these decorative soap holders for my daughter's shower. Kind of resembles a purse. Start with two different colored face cloths. Place white in middle rolled in together.

 

Unique and Cheap Christmas WrappingsEvery year I cringe as I straighten the living room on Christmas morning. With every crumbled wad of wrapping paper my mind tallies the dollars and cents that those rolls cost a few weeks earlier.

 

Make Your Own and SaveSome products just aren't worth the money consumers pay for brand names and store packaging. Instead, make your own and save money. Here are a few recipes for common household items that can be made for less. In fact, ask the kids to help and make a family activity out of it as well.

 

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A tub of popcorn as a stress relief.

Make a Stress RelieverI have a simple stress reliever tip (and picture) to share. I was in a class once and learned this from the teacher. Take a good-sized tupperware storage box (Just big enough, yet small enough to store somewhere, you'll know what I mean in a sec.).

 

Making Your Own Maple SyrupThe freezing and thawing temperatures of late February and early March signal the start of maple syrup season. Although historians disagree on who was first to tap the tree, the basic recipe for gathering and producing maple syrup has stayed essentially the same for over a thousand years.

 

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