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DIY Air Fresheners For Your Home & Car

Ever walk into your home after a day in the fresh air and think, "Wow, sure smells stale in here?" Love the delicate fragrance of vanilla and orange blossom which transform your house into a bakery-or…

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8 Ingenious Repurposes for Old Electric Fixtures

Saving electricity is a hot topic these days. It's a great way of conserving precious energy and minimizing your carbon footprint. Another eco-friendly practice is repurposing, which minimizes the amo…

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DIY Mini Magnetic Chalkboards

Add fun and color to your fridge with these DIY mini magnetic chalkboards!†Bonus points if you can guess what they're made from just by looking at the photo. We love†mason jar crafts, but those cra…

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How Can Crafters Help the Homeless?

From plarn sleeping mats to homemade clothing and blankets, there are so many ways that crafters can help the homeless. Betsy Greer†wrote a beautiful series of pieces†not†too long ago about craft…

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Meet The Woman Who Didn’t Buy Anything New for a Year

Iíve been a fan of†Jen Gale†since learning about her Make Do and Mend Year. Basically for a year, she and her family pledged to not buy anything new and instead make and mend everything they needed. C…

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Garage Insulation: The Surprising Energy Saver

At an average size of 400 square feet, garages are an important part of our properties. Not only do they shelter our vehicles from extremes of weather and would-be thieves, they also usually multi-tas…

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Do Seed Bombs Really Work?

I feel terrible about saying this out loud, but itís been bothering me for a VERY long time, and I finally just have to admit it: I kind of donít think that seed bombs work. So, Seed Bomb 101 fo…

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12 Things You Should Never Buy (But Make Them, Instead)

You don't have to be a crafter to make things. The items on this list are all things that anyone can make, whether you're super artsy or have never crafted a thing in your life. Back when I was fir…

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5 Ways to Reuse K-Cups if You Already Own a Keurig

By this point everyone already knows K-Cups are horrible for the environment. Itís been documented time and time again† As of late every major media outlet from The Atlantic to NPR has written a stor…

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The Best Homemade Play Dough EVER

The one play homemade play dough that I always keep coming back to. This is the recipe Iíve been making for my kids for a full decade now. I have made a LOT of homemade play dough. Iíve made cor…

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