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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
December 16, 2022

These paper flowers could be used for a party decoration.

The completed origami flower.

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December 12, 2022

The LED string lights I had were too cool for my taste and I also wanted to change to colored lights, so I colored each individual bulb with a permanent marker. It took some time to color each bulb, but I liked the end result. (I saved the snowflakes that were on the lights for another project.)

A strand of white snowflake lights next to a strand of colored lights.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
November 15, 2022

With my leftover t-shirt yarn from another project, I made this basket to hold mail. It is nice and sturdy made from the yarn.

The completed basket.

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November 7, 2022

I always have a lot of packing paper from home deliveries and thought I'd use some of it to wrap gifts for Christmas this year. The paper is very strong and also lends itself well for making 'ribbon' for gifts.

Tying the plain box with paper ribbon.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
September 15, 2022

Don't know what to do with those extra canning rings? I have a lot more rings than seals so when I saw this cute project idea, I knew just what to do with the extra rings.

The completed canning jar pumpkin.

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September 12, 2022

This is a favorite pie in my family, and it's very easy to make. When the cherry season arrives, I often make it and we enjoy its taste. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and about 40 minutes to bake.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
August 24, 2022

Made from scrap strips of fabric.

The completed quilted hot pad.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 239 Posts
August 6, 2022

Please note that I haven't tried this on a pan with a non stick coating. However, if your pan is so burnt that you'll have to throw it out, then you may decide it's worth a try.

A very burned sauce pan.

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July 28, 2022

I want to share with you a recipe for a cake that everyone in my family loves very much. This cake has a pyramid shape, with so-called pastry "tubes" that have sour cherry (tart cherry) filling and sweet cream outside. This cake looks impressive, is very delicious, simple, easy to assemble and can be made ahead.

A slice of cake on a plate.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 418 Posts
July 27, 2022

I use a drain pan in my kitchen quite often and I thought it would be good to have a drain bucket on hand when washing garden vegetables outside. It gets the excess water out.

Holes drilled in the bottom of a bucket.

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June 21, 2022

Making a small piece of gift wrap using brown paper and my computer printer. I needed some gift wrap for a small book, and because I'm still recovering from shoulder surgery, I didn't want to have to drive into town (7 miles round trip) to buy more.

The finished package, tied with string.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 418 Posts
June 2, 2022

I have an old fanny pack and have discovered it has multiple uses. I have been wanting an apron clothespin bag but just haven't gotten around to making one. After using my fanny pack for dropping seed, when planting the garden, I thought about using it for a clothespin bag. Hooked around my waist, it's so easy to get the clothespins out when hanging clothes on the line. This little bag will hold well over 60 clothespins.

A fanny pack full of clothespins.

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May 25, 2022

I have a friend who taught me how to cook the very popular Bulgarian national dish Mesenitza, it's also called Tutmanik. It is bread stuffed with cheese. This is a very tasty and cheap meal. The recipe varies, but the basic ingredients are flour, yeast, oil, milk, butter, eggs, yogurt and cheese. Bulgarian cheese is called sirenje or sirene, it can be replaced with Greek feta.

A completed loaf of mesenitza.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
May 10, 2022

Are squirrels or rats bothering your garden especially your fruit trees? Try this free solution out. It has been working for us!

A bottle attached to a tree trunk.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
April 13, 2022

I am making these for a charitable donation to a local police station to give to children who may be facing a traumatic situation. They are simple to make and you can use small scraps of fabric and ribbon and a little stuffing, so they are inexpensive. Just requires your time.

The completed bear with a bow.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 449 Posts
April 5, 2022

Everybody wants to have the best looking cake. Since it's summer season in my country, I get a few demands of tropical or summer themed cakes. Today I'm gonna show you how to make realistic hibiscus flower gumpaste, beginner level.

Hibiscus flowers made from gum paste.

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
March 1, 2022

Everyone can do this. You only need a container with a cover. You may use many kinds of beans. I used lentils this time.

The sprouted lentils.

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March 1, 2022

I want to share with you a recipe of my family's favorite meal. These Ukrainian hand pies are called pyrizhky or pirozhki or piroshky. They are made from yeast dough, stuffed with apples and fried to golden color. The pyrizhky also can have other fillings, such as mashed potatoes, cabbage, mushrooms, ground meat, jam, and others.

A plate of Ukrainian hand pies.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 449 Posts
February 11, 2022

This craft is not a cake. I made this one for my son's birthday last December so that I don't have to make loot bags. Indeed I was able to save half of my budget. Anyway, I am sharing this to give you a gift idea for Valentine's Day. It's a DIY surprise candy cake.

The completed Surprise Candy Cake

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February 2, 2022

Recycled spice shakers.

The completed spice container with the top lid open.

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Bronze Tip Medal for All Time! 59 Tips
January 18, 2022

This recipe is easy to prepare and tastes great.

A bowl of sautéed butternut squash.

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January 4, 2022

This is a very filling dish. The cranberries and apples complement each other nicely. Quinoa is on sale at my supermarket, so this was economical as well. I did not use nuts and substituted powdered ginger for the crystallized ginger.

The finished Cranberry Apple Oat and Quinoa Breakfast Bake

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
January 18, 2022

Do your vegetables get eaten before they've grown? It's happened to me so many times! Now, I use these square mesh flats over my vegetables after seeding so the birds don't get to them. After my vegetables are bigger and stronger I will remove the flats. Chances are they'll make it and no longer vulnerable.

Seedling vegetables covered by a bedding plant tray.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 418 Posts
January 4, 2022

I have developed tendonitis in my wrist and the doctor gave me a wrist brace to wear. It was not as comfortable as I would like so I cut an old sock off, just below the heel, made a little hole in the heel for my thumb and I had a sleeve to go over my arm under the brace. To keep the holes from stretching, I hand stitched around them and pulled the stitches up to fit my hand. The extra padding has made the biggest difference in the comfort of this wrist brace. I don't mind wearing it at all now.

Wrist Brace Sleeve

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