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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent! It's Easy! Save BIG & Have Fresh, Clean Laundry! Well, I did it! I have pinned various recipes for homemade laundry detergent for months, now, thinking that soon I would gather the exotic ingredients and muster the courage to make some. I should have paid a lot more attention to those recipes I was pinning. There is nothing exotic about the ingredients, nor is it difficult. I’m actually mourning a little bit, for all the money I have wasted over the years, just not realizing I could do this quickly and simply. Two weeks ago, I sat down to earnestly study all the pins I have for DIY laundry detergent.

Once I actually stopped to look at the details, I was shocked. My own DIY brand! 8 smart organizing tips for the kitchen. Quick Arts and Craft Ideas. Fabric Coasters. Attention Scrap Collectors: Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request) Okay, the fabric storage box tutorial is here.

Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request)

(Sorry for the little tease last friday and no actual tutorial. We were trying to get on the road for our trip to ID…..so things got crazy last week. But we’re here. And safe. And enjoying Idaho. I’m guessing there are probably 100 different ways to make fabric boxes though. 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. Terry-Cloth Caddy - Martha Stewart Home & Garden. Handkerchief Nursery Pillow. Bachelor Pad Furniture. Top 10 Weird Uses for Vodka - Save Money and Reduce Chemicals with Alcohol.

30 Fabulous Reuses & Repurposes for Old or Recalled Cribs. With new crib regulations, the resale of cribs is going to be pretty non-existent for a while.

30 Fabulous Reuses & Repurposes for Old or Recalled Cribs

But don't you worry!! You don't have to use that crib for summer campfires! We've scoured the web for some cool tutorials and ideas for reusing old or recalled cribs! These repurposed crib projects are an awesome way to prevent your crib from going into a landfill, getting reused "inappropriately" or simply sitting in your basement collecting dust. NEW! Create a Cool Craft & Storage Center from your Recalled Crib. DIY Junk Mail Wall Art. I found this really fun and easy way to make wall art with old magazines, newspapers, junk mail etc, etc.

DIY Junk Mail Wall Art

Tutorial and more images after the jump! Source Source. Make a cakestand from a tea set. Start with a dinner plate at the base and work your way upwards, layering teacups and plates, using smaller pieces as you go.

Make a cakestand from a tea set

Trace the lip and base of each teacup with a line of superglue and then attach a plate. You can make as many or as few tiers as you like. Selection of cups, saucers and plates, Zara Home and Whittard of Chelsea. Words and styling: Alaina Binks. Photos: Mark Scott. How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod. First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room!

How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod

I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol’ nice. Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Let’s talk Curtain Rods. More specifically, let’s talk about my dining room curtain rod that I DIY’d. I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods and best above ground pool, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of inexpensive curtain rod options in the greater Austin area.

Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty! (20 Pics) Leaning Tower of Shelves. Getting started This shelf unit may look lightweight and easy to topple.

Leaning Tower of Shelves

But don't be fooled. It's a real workhorse. The 33-1/2 in. x 82-3/4 in. tower features five unique, tray-like shelves of different depths to hold a wide variety of items up to 13-1/4 in. tall. Despite its 10-degree lean, the unit is surprisingly sturdy and its open design won't overpower a room. Whether you choose to make this piece more functional, as in this office setting, or place it in a family room to showcase treasures, the basic construction is the same. Recycle Sweaters: Make a Throw or Pillow. Easy Repurposed Pillows. Pillows are a pretty easy and inexpensive way to change the decor in your home.

Easy Repurposed Pillows

Most of the time when I make a pillow, I sew the cover together leaving a small opening. I stuff a pillow form inside then hand sew the opening shut. This technique has served me well, but it’s not suitable for changing covers on your pillow forms. If you ‘re one for swapping out the covers with the seasons, for example, you’re better off with a pillow cover that either zips on and off or has an envelope back. I made these using nice soft second-hand sweaters for the face of the pillows. For the back of the pillow, cut another square out of an old flannel shirt, denim jacket, suit coat, dress shirt, suede vest, etc!

Sewing for the Home ~ Hanging Bed Organizer. I love my bed.

Sewing for the Home ~ Hanging Bed Organizer

It’s soft, it’s cozy, but all too often it’s cluttered with the book I’ve been reading, my eyeglasses, my notepad and pen… With no bedside table I was without good place to manage these necessities (save the floor which is, in fact, not a good place to store your glasses) until the birth of the Hanging Bed Organizer. Process: Cut a 20″ wide by 48″ long strip of of your fabric. » Sewing Tutorials + Patterns » Sewing for the Home ~ Hanging... Home « Introduction ~ Amanda Free Fabric Friday » Denyse Schmidt Mix-It-Up Cocktail Coasters Project. Mix-It-Up Cocktail Coasters Makes six coasters.

Denyse Schmidt Mix-It-Up Cocktail Coasters Project

Finished size: 4 inches by 4 inches. The More You Drink, The More You Craft! - Style Sheet. Restoring the storage cube tutorial. Last year I purchased a Whitmor 4 Storage Cubes in White to organize some of my craft boxes, and even tho they work, those particular ones are not like the old, resistant and super durable ones that Ken had. So when he decided to toss his, because there were some connectors missing, I decide to restore them at a very low cost, $5.50 to be exact.

Now even tho I know that this tutorial might not apply to many people because restoring is a very unique process, I do think that since I made cardboard cubes to fit inside, those can be use with or without a structure to insert them. So here it goes =] My plan was to make cardboard cubes to go inside and a top surface to cover the missing connectors.

Then I cut all the pieces for the cardboard cubes. Now that you have your parts, if like me you only had single sheets of cardboard you can tape 2 sides together so they hold better, I taped the tops all the way and I put a little piece on the bottoms just to hold them together.