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9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books » Written Word. Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books?

9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books » Written Word

They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Scottish dialect? 27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible.

DIY Lunchable Jars {Guest Post} Hello everyone, my name is Kayla and I run SayNotSweetAnne.com.

DIY Lunchable Jars {Guest Post}

I’m a Graphic Designer from Grand Rapids, MI and I love to craft, cook, and a variety of other things. ;D I’m very grateful for this opportunity to guest post on a Skip To My Lou, and to “meet” all of you! So, here goes!! There are some things you never outgrow. For some it’s tearing the crust off their bread or eating all of the red M & Ms first. 30 Easy And Cuddly DIY Ideas For Recycling Old Sweaters.

Most favorited all-time - page 16. DIY Marbled Glassware. When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves.

DIY Marbled Glassware

Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? Remember, the brighter and bolder colors you use, the more the glasses will radiate and glow. These are some useful tricks. Life-hacks are for everyone (43 Photos) DIY String Art. Hi guys! Dina here from Honey & Fitz back with another tutorial. This time I’m showing you how to make some string art for your little one’s room!

Rather than deal with hammers and cutting wood, I decided to do this project using cork tiles. Not only are they easy to find and inexpensive, they’re also very light weight so you don’t have to worry about them falling off the wall and hurting anyone. 21 Incredibly Important Diagrams To Help You Get Through Life. DIY: Hanging “Succulent Garden” Made With Pistachio Shells. Top 10 Clever Kitchen Repurposing Tricks.

Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer « My Crazy Blessed Life! Sooooo… I have a three-year-old little girl who is full of drama.

Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer « My Crazy Blessed Life!

Probably not the only one in history, but one of my current dilemmas. When time out time comes for bad behaviour I find myself with a little girl on the bottom step screaming, kicking walls and not able to even calm down enough to learn her lesson. This was getting worse and worse until I told my husband, “there has to be a better way, I’m going to research this.” So I went online and read other mom’s advice, dr’s advice, psychologist’s advice, etc. Nothing was really working. So I found a water bottle (Smart water was the brand) that was totally smooth and not too big around for little hands to hold. I removed the label with goo gone (it was very sticky under that label) Next I filled each bottle with about 3/4 (* edit 5-3-12, I used hot water so that the glue “melted” better… room temp or cold will cause it to stay separate) water, an entire bottle of glitter glue and a small tube of ultra fine glitter. Johanna. One Pretty Thing - DIY craft tutorials.

20 Creative Ways To Use Embroidery Hoops. Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Headboard. In my master bedroom, I wanted an extra large headboard that would make a statement.Here are my instructions on how to make a fabric headboard…not just any fabric headboard...you’ll see.

Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Headboard

Step 1: Find fabric that you love! I found this fabric at my favorite fabric store called Home Fabrics and Rugs. It cost 5.99 a yard, and I bought 10 yards. (I still have some left over, but we’ll just play it safe and say it cost me $59.00 for the fabric. One of the main reasons I chose this fabric was because it was neutral in color. Step 2: Measure your space. Go big or go home right!?!? Step 3: Divide your space into squares. Step 4: Buy 2 sheets of thin backer board and cut them PRECISELY the right size. Step 5: Buy some foam and cut it into precisely the right size. 5 So-Called Signs of Genius That Any Idiot Can Learn.

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5 So-Called Signs of Genius That Any Idiot Can Learn

Superhuman intelligence. To walk into a room like Dr. House or Sherlock Holmes and show everyone your brain works twice as fast as theirs. Unfortunately, we can't turn you into a genius -- genetics and the public school system have already tried and failed. 39 DIY Gifts You'd Actually Want To Receive. 30 Fun DIY Crafts To Keep You and the Family Busy During the Holidays. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills.

Smelt Your Own Ring. 20 Home DIY Projects to Make this Fall. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. DIY Roman Shades « It always feels great when you have your mind set on how you want something to look and then it all comes together.

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This is exactly what has happened with my entry way/porch area. How to Make a Snowstorm. November 25th, 2013 Email 355 users recommend Say goodbye to hand-cut snowflakes taped to windows.

How to Make a Snowstorm

Instead, try a curtain of whimsical flakes hung on strands of dental floss. 15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive. Be true to your values.

15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive

Be honest. Do your best. Date Night Ideas. Random Tutorial Generator. For the Love of: Mason Jars. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! Videojug - Get Good At Life. The world’s best how to videos plus free expert advice and tutorials. DIY: Wine Bottle Art. If any of you winos out there are anything like me, you’ve probably got a few, er, *cough* many empty wine bottles clogging up the recycling bin.

DIY: Wine Bottle Art

Well, no more! Dig those puppies out and wash ‘em off, because it’s time for a little DIY! (If you’re not 21, just borrow a few empties from your ‘rents.) With just a little TLC, these beautiful bottles can add ambient charm to any room and any occasion. 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do. Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. Edit: Do you like this post image? Beautful, isnt’ it? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Containers That Help Clean Your Home. Remember when I told you about my plans to simplify and reorganize in the New Year?

Well I’ve been sticking to it! Case-in-point, my newly reorganized and amazingly efficient kitchen! So, I’m going to be completely honest. “Kitchen clean-up” had been on my to-do list for an embarrassing long time, to the point of humiliation anytime someone other than myself or the hubs had to look for something in the cupboards… I bet you all are feeling pretty good about your own kitchens right about now. 101 Crafty Gifts. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011. 15 Alternative Uses for Lemon. Lemon can be used in many ways, given its acidic content. It can be used for disinfecting household items, as a secondary whitener for white sheets, and can even serve as an instant remedy for sore throat.

Here are some more alternative uses for this acidic fruit: 1. Fingernail Cleaner – The acidic properties of lemons are potent enough to remove the yellowish fingernail stains coming from cigarettes and coffee. Just rub the juice from a freshly squeezed lemon on your fingernail and the stains will eventually fade. 2. 3. 4. 25 DIY Handmade Gift Tutorials Part 2. Etched Glass Storage Jars - Martha Stewart Home & Garden. The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks. 36 Ways To Be Irresistibly Attractive.

My Collection of Funny Emails. Send funny emails to your friends! Frugal Tips. Being frugal has become downright fashionable these days. Hanging String Balls. Really Random Tips. Organizing Tips - Home Organization Strategies. Ever pop in on a friend unexpectedly and everything’s in its place? She had no time to clean up, yet her house is immaculate. RIT Dye Tutorial. It happens to me every year. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills.

How to cut glass. I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More. 5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden.

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