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Build A Living Kid's Playhouse That Brings Them Back To NatureHealthy Holistic Living. When we were young, outside wasn’t just the best option, it was the only option.

Build A Living Kid's Playhouse That Brings Them Back To NatureHealthy Holistic Living

It was the only option I considered anyway. Still years away from home computers and social media, we had marbles, toy cars, and adventures. To make it to an unknown plot of forest was equivalent to a brand new adventure of at least the entire day. Deep Cleaning Hacks. Effective DIY Method for Removing Urine Stains and Smell {Recipe}

Homemakers Challenge — Tighten up those apron strings girls... Use These 34 Simple Ideas To Make Your Home More Efficient. MARCH 17, 2014 — By Sara Heddleston Sara Heddleston Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form.

Use These 34 Simple Ideas To Make Your Home More Efficient

She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack. " If you want to make your home more efficient (and look better while you're at it), you don't necessarily have to break the bank. Sometimes, the simplest changes can make a world of difference. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.) 21.) Round bottomed fabric storage buckets – a tutorial. I love seeing fabric around the house, and I love making useful things out of fabric.

Round bottomed fabric storage buckets – a tutorial

Luckily these round bottomed storage buckets hit both points! Max seems to be amassing lots of collections of various types of toys these days, and as much as I try to keep them all organized, somehow I’m still always tripping over a matchbox car or lego piece. But I’m hoping that having places to put these toys will lessen the number of times this happens (a girl can hope, right?). Of course, toys aren’t the only thing you could store here – they’d also be good for knitting supplies, fabric scraps, hats & mittens, um… a pretty covering for a potted plant?

Whatever you want! And of course, since not everyone has use for this small size, I’ve also provided measurements for a larger version, perfect for storing yarn (I have 15 skeins in the one shown above), or anything else you can think of! DIY Pantone chip magnets. I try to keep loose Pantone chips in an envelope for future projects, but these nice colors escaped and attached themselves to my file cabinet.

DIY Pantone chip magnets

If you happen to own a Pantone chip book or can beg a few chips from someone you know, here's how to whip up some little candy-like magnets. Cut small pieces of bookboard or other thick cardboard with an X-acto knife. (Bookboard is likely available at your local art store or PaperSource.) Make the pieces exactly the size of the Pantone chips. Then paint the edges white; I used acrylic paint for this. Attach the chip to the cardboard. Then cover the face of the chip with paper glaze. The Game Room: DIY Gaming Coasters. Thediyguy.tumblr.com/post/37798001639. Gather your loved ones, I made something crafty . . . I’m not a crafter.

Gather your loved ones, I made something crafty . . .

I don’t have the patience for it. And I usually end up gluing my fingers together or inhaling glitter. But every once in a while, I find inspiration . . . and (shocker), wine is involved. Lookie what I made . . . Wine Bottle Tiki Torches! A couple of weeks ago, I saw a picture of wine bottle Tiki torches fly across my Pinterest page. 13 natural remedies for the ant invasion. Little tiny ants have been spotted in our new home, and many people are suffering the same fate across the country.

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion

Thediyguy.tumblr.com/post/33624989987. Thediyguy.tumblr.com/post/34650264371. DIY Wall-Mounted Clothes Drying Rack. The ad on Freecycle said, Wooden Baby Pen, and described some sort of a freestanding baby jail made from dozens of dowels.

DIY Wall-Mounted Clothes Drying Rack

With visions of a garden cucumber support in my head, I said I would love to have it, and could promise reliable pick up. Before I could worry about trellising cukes, laundry room inspiration hit and baby jail was repurposed into a wall-mounted indoor diaper and small-clothes drying rack. This project was 100% free. We used two of the baby jail panels off Freecycle and four white, wall-mounted plant hooks we had on hand. Homebrew Husband screwed the plant hooks into studs. DIY Natural Room Scents. Don't miss my follow-up post to this one withNATURAL ROOM SCENTS FOR DIY GIFTS & CENTERPIECESCLICK HERE This post was featured in the April 2013 issue of Woman's Day magazine.

DIY Natural Room Scents

An Interwoven Braided Rug - Do It Yourself. By adding one extra step to the standard three-strand braiding process, you can produce a dense, sturdy interwoven rug that's reversible to boot!

An Interwoven Braided Rug - Do It Yourself

The supplies you'll need for this braided rug project are probably already on hand, too: needle, thread, thimble, scissors, a large crochet hook (about size K), and some tightly woven, medium-weight cloth (such as worn sheets, tablecloths, curtains, and clothing) that won't ravel excessively. For a 2' X 3' oval rug, cut 300 strips of fabric at least 1" X 24. " If you tear the material, the resulting ravelings will make for an unsightly floor covering. Although the cutting process is tedious, remember that the pieces don't all have to be exactly the same size. Just measure the first one so you'll know what to aim for, and "eyeball" the rest. How It Works To begin the rug, line up the ends of three cloth strips on top of each other, make two diagonal cuts through all three layers—so that they come to a point—then baste them together at the tip.