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Ficker. WWW.VABSS.COM. Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity: Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks". Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies?

Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity: Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks"

You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers. I'm the only one? Yes? Ok, moving along then... Regardless, Vicks makes these things and I'm sure they're super expensive for something that is just going to wash down your drain. You know where I'm going with this, right? Yep. I made them myself. The idea started a few weeks ago when my sweet little nephew Parker came down with Croup for like the 1,438th time. And they couldn't be any simpler.

Homemade gift ideas

Wheatear stitch. This stitch, as the name suggests, resembles wheat or sheaf of wheat when done in multiples.

wheatear stitch

This is a decorative stitch and can be used as per our imagination. You need to know the detached wheatear stitch. I will be following three parallel stitch lines to demonstrate this stitch. Tags: detached chain stitch, detached wheatear stitch, embroidery tutorial, hand embroidery, wheat sheaf, wheatear stitch 10 Comments » Crafterhours: Tee to Tank: A Tutorial by Jen from Upcycled Education. This is one of my favorite t-shirt refashions of all time.

crafterhours: Tee to Tank: A Tutorial by Jen from Upcycled Education

For a number of reasons. First, let me tell you that this t-shirt to tank refashion wasn’t my idea. Jen posted this on her facebook page and I jumped at the chance to have a crafty morning with her and watch her make it. Jen blogs at Upcycled Education– a blog I recommend you peruse, especially if you’re an educator– formally or informally. She’s full of good ideas and fun finds and her enthusiasm is catchy. Second, it is soooo quick and easy that it takes less than half an hour. Third, it uses tees you probably already have a million of and don’t enjoy the fit of but have a hard time discarding. Tutorial: Blowing Dandelion T-shirt. No need to wear plain old t-shirts this Spring.

Tutorial: Blowing Dandelion T-shirt

These dandelion shirts are simple and pretty, and would make a fun crafternoon project to do with your friends. Paint your own dandelion design with help from a special paint applicator you can find at the dollar store. Okay, "special paint applicator" sounds intimidating, it's really just a common household item you might already have on hand. Read on to find out the secret tool! Welcome to Liz, our guest-poster, who designed this project. By Liz, My Messy Desk It is such an honor that Heather asked me to be a guest blogger! Project Materials: T-shirt, on hand or $1 and upPiece of recycled cardboard, on handWhite, Black, and Green Acrylic or Fabric paint, on hand or $1 each(Optional) Fabric Medium for acrylic paint, about $3Shower pouf, $1Thin-tipped paint brush, on handPaper plate for a paint palette, on hand.

Craftgawker - StumbleUpon. Craft Projects. Berwick stitch. Make Crisp, Even Hems. T Shirt Shrug. Trash To Couture. Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘N Thread. How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser - StumbleUpon.

I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces.

How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser - StumbleUpon

So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room. The gift-wrap comes in 20” x 28” sheets that cost $4.00 each.

I needed 3 to cover the top of my dresser and the drawer pulls. Before This piece of hand me down furniture looks nice in this photo, but the top and left side have cracks in them. Supplies Needed My color scheme for the room: white, beige, tan, black, and purple. I painted the dresser white first. Since the gift-wrap has a tan background, I wanted to add a bit of it into the pulls. 1. 2. 3. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge.

Ruffled Romper Nightie. T-shirt to sexy top. Vintage Wanna Bee: HOW TO MAKE A FB TIMELINE COVER... - StumbleUpon. So, you know how facebook is always super annoying and changes their layout constantly?

Vintage Wanna Bee: HOW TO MAKE A FB TIMELINE COVER... - StumbleUpon

You know the new "timeline layout"... Did you further know that I sorta like the new layout?