Category: DIY

How to Make Homemade Natural Cleaning Products

The reasons for making natural cleaning products are varied, but often include one or more of the following reasons: saving money and reducing the chemicals used in our homes to both protect the health of our families and the environment. Find three natural cleaning recipes below, and find some commonly used effective ingredients for natural …

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How to Make Creative Christmas Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last minute office gift exchanges. There are a lot of creative ways to decorate your bath bombs …

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How To Make Homemade Cheese

Homemade cheeses are renowned around the world for their range and taste. So if you want to create a post dinner cheeseboard with unique style, a quest to track down some homemade cheeses could take you on a round trip of The World. From the lush dairy pastures of the mid-west to the far-flung reaches …

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3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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How to Make Ollivander’s Wand

Let’s be honest, how many times have we seen Harry Potter and wished we had wand? The answer, at least for me, is too many. Sadly, I don’t live close to Orlando and can’t just get a wand if I want. So I decided to make my own. Here’s how to make a wand Ollivander …

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Pumpkin Patch 3 Oil Soap Recipe

I love this recipe because it only requires three oils which you can find in the grocery store, making it an easy recipe to satisfy a quick soap making fix! Ingredients: 8 oz. olive oil 8 oz. coconut oil, 76 deg. 9 oz. vegetable shortening like Crisco 9.5 oz. water 3.6 oz. lye 1 oz. Pumpkin Patch …

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Canning 101: How to Make Apple, Banana and Pumpkin Butters

During the fall months, I look forward to going to our local orchard and purchasing some fresh fruits and vegetables. After I get home, I enjoy getting out my water bath canner and canning supplies, and making up a few batches of various butters. Canning is a lot easier than it sounds and making butters …

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10 Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Pumpkin carving season is here, and if you’re looking for some ideas for this year’s jack-o-lanterns, here are ten free printable pumpkin carving stencils. Just click on the one(s) you want, and print! If you want instructions for pumpkin carving, use these stencils with our Complete How-To Guide for Creative Pumpkin Carving Using Stencils. Haunted House …

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10 Great Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda is affordable, widely available and great for many uses. It is commonly used for deodorizing your refrigerator, but did you know that you can also use it for heat rash and as a substitute for spackle? Here are 10 great uses for baking soda. Substitute for spackle: Mix a small amount of baking …

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Home Canning Basics: Why Can Your Own Food?

It’s much easier than you think to can your own food. With the growing desire for food that both tastes good and is good for you, now is the time to get started canning at home. So let’s look at what canning is and why it’s a wonderful alternative to buying processed food at the …

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