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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. 8 smart organizing tips for the kitchen.

Quick Arts and Craft Ideas. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art?

Quick Arts and Craft Ideas

Fabric Coasters. Attention Scrap Collectors: Another scrappy project. Yup, just cleaning out that scrap bin today. Want to join me? You’ll Need: 2 pieces of cotton fabric, 4.5 x 4.5 inches1 piece of fleece, 4 x 4 inches1 piece of double sided fusible web, 4 x 4 inchesSewing machine, thread, scissors, etc. Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request) Okay, the fabric storage box tutorial is here. (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. 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. Clear off bathroom countertops by storing toiletries in a hanging organizer.

Terry-Cloth Caddy - Martha Stewart Home & Garden

To make one, just stitch a few seams in a hand towel. Tools and MaterialsHand towel (about 19 inches by 40 inches)Straight pinsSewing machine1/2-inch-diameter dowel (2 inches longer than width of towel)One yard grosgrain ribbon Fold down top of towel 1 1/2 inches; pin, then sew to create a channel for the dowel. Handkerchief Nursery Pillow. Bachelor Pad Furniture.

Top 10 Weird Uses for Vodka - Save Money and Reduce Chemicals with Alcohol. Vodka has been enjoyed since at least the early Middle Ages, and is well known as one of the world's most popular spirits.

Top 10 Weird Uses for Vodka - Save Money and Reduce Chemicals with Alcohol

Its versatility in mixing and high alcohol content have made it extremely popular in cocktails, and it is still widely enjoyed 'neat' (straight up) in much of Eastern and Northern Europe. Vodka also has a long history of use as medicine, having been sold by druggists to cure everything from infertility to colic and the plague. 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.

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? 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. 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. Sewing for the Home ~ Hanging Bed Organizer. I love my bed. 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. Denyse Schmidt Mix-It-Up Cocktail Coasters Project.

Mix-It-Up Cocktail Coasters Makes six coasters. Finished size: 4 inches by 4 inches. The More You Drink, The More You Craft! - Style Sheet. Restoring the storage cube tutorial.