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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!
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!
Recycled Candle Night Lamp
This craft is inspired by the daily power interruptions in my area. When candles are too boring to look at, you can always think of a fancy idea to bring light and color during a blackout period.
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.
Peachy Knockout Rose
While shopping at Lowes, yesterday, I spotted a group of marked down roses. Most were Knockout roses, a variety I don't particularly care for.
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.
4th of July
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.
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!
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.
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.
U.S. Flag Etiquette
Celebrate Independence Day, display your U.S. flag using the proper flag etiquette.
Fireworks at Fort Vancouver
My family and I visited Fort Vancouver for their annual Fourth of July fireworks display. It is a very large park located in Vancouver, Washington, with historic and archeological exhibits and information.
More 4th of July
Gardening Tips and Advice
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tomato Plant Help
Growing tomatoes is a rewarding gardening experience. While fairly easy to grow, they can suffer from several maladies or care issues. This guide contains tomato plant help information.
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.
More Gardening Tips and Advice
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.
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.
Getting Rid of Cockroaches
Cockroaches are disgusting pests and can be very tough to get rid of. There are many ways to tackle this pest. This is a guide about getting rid of cockroaches.
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.
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 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.
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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.
Father's Day Paper Coffee Cup Craft
This cute, easy to make paper cup can be used to give Dad a gift of candy or other treats. This page shows you how to make a Father's Day paper coffee cup gift.
"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.
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.
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.
More Father's Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
If you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.
Self-Watering Milk Carton
I love upcycling these milk cartons into self-watering systems for my plants. The slow drip is assisted by the tiny hole you punch in the carton, and works long enough for me to go away for a weekend or quick holiday. You only need a few items to make this, and it definitely pays off.
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
Don't Discard Weather Beaten and Discolored Outdoor Fixtures
Our dilemma was the case of the cream yellow fence caps with lights. When we purchased our fence (white), we also needed the caps to go on to the tops of the fence post. The caps were from a different provider and were great for the first 2 years. Then the caps began to turn more and more this creamy yellow color and the lights no longer worked.
Killing Tent Caterpillars
We had tent caterpillars on our fruit trees. If left alone they will strip all of the leaves off. I put in a small spray bottle 25% water and 75% vegetable oil. You will need to shake it often. I spray the tent and/or caterpillars as I see them.
Newspaper Pen Organizer
I had nothing to do with an old newspaper insert so I decided to create a simple pen organizer out of it. It will take a little longer rolling the paper, but it's actually fun to do.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
What Type of Snake Is This?
What type of snake is this? I live in Baton Rouge Louisiana.
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.
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Keeping Squirrels from Digging in Plants
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Cleaning an Above Ground Pool
Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse
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Treating a Kitten with Eye Discharge
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Refrigerator's Ice Maker Not Making Ice
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Keeping Slugs Off Hostas
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Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
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Starting a Cherry Tree from a Pit
Maytag Washer Error Codes
Cleaning a Fiberglass Tub
Curtain Color Advice
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