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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.

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. Measure and cut out all of your pieces. Then sew your 2 pieces of cotton together, with right sides together, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request) Okay, the fabric storage box tutorial is here. 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. Flip towel over; fold it onto itself so it overlaps about 5 inches; pin. Repeat to make a second pleat so bottom edge of towel is bottom edge of caddy; pin. 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

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. 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. All the materials can be purchased in home centers or lumberyards. A Cutting List and Shopping List can be viewed and printed from Additional Information, below. Buying the Wood We built our unit with red oak and oak veneer plywood and finished it with two coats of red oak stain.

One note when buying boards: Use a tape measure to check the “standard” dimensions of 1x3s and 1x4s. Cut plywood shelves first. 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. 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. 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. Last year I purchased a Whitmor 4 Storage Cubes in White.