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17 Genius Hacks That Will Take Your Life to a Whole New Level. Bright Side loves recycling and repurposing old household materials into handy new ideas. Try our 17 genius recycled craft ideas to reuse your old items. Don’t miss the super secret bonus at the end of the article. 17. Use rubber bands to prevent clothes falling off hangers. It’s a very easy but helpful life hack. See detailed instructions here. 16. Colorful, stylish, and cheap. 15. Banish flyaways with a trusty bobby pin pack for your handbag. 14.

Organize your jeans with inexpensive shower hooks for a quick way to grab them in the morning. 13. Upcycle old mason jars into a trendy herb garden to make tasty dishes. 12. Turn your old glasses case into a compact sewing kit to fix any broken garment. 11. Create a magical aura in your backyard with these enchanting mason jar lights. 10. Never spill another drop of dust with this folded Post-it note. 9. Turn your other half’s old shirt into a trendy cushion for curling up with a good book. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Essentials for Every Mom's Purse. DIY Dollar Store First Aid Kit for Your Car + FREE Printable Labels and Shopping List | Mama Cheaps. 10 Ideas For College Care Packages - I Heart Arts n Crafts.

19 DIY Survival Kits For All The Worst-Case Scenarios. DIY Car Emergency Preparedness Kit & List. *I was sent items from Minimus. All opinions are my own. For years I’ve carried around a large purse. On occasion, people have picked up my purse to move it out of their way and been shocked at how heavy it was. I’ve heard “What do you keep in there? Bricks?” On multiple occasions. Items For Wardrobe “Emergencies”: Have a spare outfit for everyone Febreeze Lint Roller Sewing kit Flip Flops Stain remover pen or wipes Bathing Suit Towels Items For Weather Emergencies: Ponchos Gloves Hat Heat reflective survival wrap Items For Health Emergencies: Water bottles Pain relievers Tampons Sinus medication Anti-diarrhea medication Allergy medication Anti-itch cream Foot powder Sting relief gel Snacks Bug spray Sunscreen Burn cream Triple antibiotic ointment Acid reducer Thermometer Bandaids Cough drops Eye drops Gauze Vaseline Tissues Glasses cleaner cloth Contact solution Contact holder Do you keep an emergency preparedness kit in your car?

Hi there! Related posts we've written: Paracord Lanyard Project. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. A little of this...: Hooded Towel Tutorial. I saw this at kojo designs and have been wanting to make it ever since. I put it off for a while because we have plenty of towels at home and I couldn't justify buying more but then Target had a sale... all towels, all sizes, for $2.99! So I gave in and got enough towels to rework them for CJ, Mak and Bean. And then, I found a downside. What You'll Need: 1 bath towel 1 hand towel decorative fabric, ric-rac {optional} What To Do:One: If you'd like to decorate your large towel, do it now. Three: Lay your towel out flat.Note: if you'd like to embellish the hood like I did for Mak and Bean then head over to The Cottage Home for some ideas.

Fold the towel in half so that the cut edge is now with the finished edge {in my case, the edge with the tag} Four: Stitch up two ends to create a rectangular pocket. Five: Turn your "pocket" inside out and lay flat with open end towards you. Six: This is where the manuever comes in that is SO simple to do and yet SO hard to explain. And there you have it! Hooded bath towel-easy tutorial!!! - A girl and a glue gun. Smartphone Case | Sewing Patterns | Straight Stitch Society. Description Give that hot new smartphone of yours a cool place to hang out with this smartphone case sewing pattern. This amusing little ice cream treat (choose between an ice pop and an ice cream sandwich) protects your smartphone while also organizing your favorite credit cards and your keys. Thanks to this sewing pattern, you'll be able to keep these things all together in this supercute package and you'll never lose your cool again because you can't find one of your essentials as you're running out the door.

What You'll Need All fabric: 44/45"-wide quilting cotton, linen, or other lightweight woven fabrics Striped Ice Pop (View 1) 15" x 7" piece fabric A (top stripe, side panel) 8" x 9" piece fabric B (center stripe, inside pocket) 15" x 11" piece fabric C (bottom stripe, lining) 7" x 4" piece fabric D (stick) Solid Ice Pop (View 2) 15" x 20" piece or 1 fat quarter fabric A (outside, lining, and inside pocket) 7" x 4" piece fabric D (stick) Ice Cream Sandwich (View 3) Notions (All Views)

Learn How to Make Hand Warmers. Warm Hearts=Warm Hands! This winter has been particularly chilly(bitter!) In my neck of the woods, and we still have quite a bit of winter left this season. I have learned that being out in the cold is tolerable–if you prepare. Enter, these cute little hand warmers: Today, I am going to show you how to make hand warmers – so easy and cheap! You only need: Darice Felties Bases Value PackRiceSmall Bowl and Spoon (for convenience in filling the warmers)Sewing Machine The felt hearts come 16 to a package, matched up perfectly. Choose your felt hearts, they are a thick material, and pre-cut. Sandwich the two hearts together, then using a sewing machine, stitch around the perimeter of the hearts. Leave an opening to add the rice. When the edges are stitched, fill a small bowl with rice, and spoon the rice into the heart.

Do not overfill. Return the heart to the sewing machine, and stitch the opening closed. Now the hearts are ready to go to work, keeping someone you love warm. Fabric Flower Belt......cinch it in!! | Make It and Love It. Remember last week when I turned a Maxi Dress into a Maxi Skirt? And my sister was wearing this little aqua belt, cinched in at the waist? Well, many of you asked where the belt came from. So I said I’d duplicate it…..and show you how simple of a belt it is. So I looked at it and measured it and folded back petals, etc. Meh, not too tricky at all. So, I made my sister another one…… a cute little polka dot print.

In case you were wondering how that little belt works, there’s a D-ring closure hidden behind the flower. And if you pull on one of the “leaves”, you can tighten/loosen the belt. Such a fun way to liven up an outfit. And in case you think you can’t make this one……..the flower portion is far from science. And then, once you do, others will say……hey, where did you buy that darling belt? And you’ll say, “oh this ol’ thing? Ready to get started?? Okay, time to get the first two pieces of the belt cut out. I used a quilting cotton type of fabric. Now, turn the tube right side out. . . 2 Color Paracord Bracelet Instructions. Paracord bracelets are a neat bit of gear. If you’re an outdoors type of person, or you want to make a gift for an outdoors type of person, then this is the project for you. Each bracelet is in effect a miniature survival kit, holding 10 feet of 550 paracord. Use it to construct an emergency shelter, or repair your rucksack with the yarns in the central core.

The bracelet is comfortable to wear and has a neat two-tone effect. You could even make one using the colors of your favorite sports team. Of course, you can use these same instructions to make paracord bracelets in a single color, like these: Paracord is strong stuff. Making the bracelet is actually really easy. First up, you’ll need to gather your... Paracord Bracelet Materials You will need: 5 feet (1.5m) of paracord in one color 5 feet (1.5m) of paracord in another color* 2 1/2 feet (75cm) of paracord in whatever color Scissors Lighter Optional: needle and thread You can also use other types of cord. Right. That’s it! 3 Handmade Gift Topper Combos For the Holidays – Design*Sponge. Wrapping gifts during the holiday season has always been an exercise in patience and creativity in most homes. Taking the time to hand make wrapping paper and special gift toppers can be a meditative practice in the middle of the holiday hustle. This year we thought we’d dream up some new ideas for floral toppers inspired by some of our favorite looks and styles from our holiday archives.

We teamed up with the DIY experts at JOANN to pick some festive ribbon, florals and other materials to decorate our gifts. We love using a classic craft paper for a neutral background that makes your topper take center stage. Now is the time to gather up your supplies so they’re at-the-ready when you need to recharge during the holiday season with a quiet, creative project or two.

You can order these supplies online of course, but a trip to your local JOANN store before the rush just might provide you with some special combos of your own! P.S. Handmade Wrapping Paper Inspo Get creative with stamping! DIY Multi-Strand Scarf - Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth. DIY, Fashion, Fashion Friday I am a huge fan on no-sew projects from recycled clothing. If you were a fan of my no-sew DIY Workout Shirt, you will enjoy this one as well. Plus they will look très chic when worn together! Behold, a scarf that is perfectly lightweight and easy-to-wear to your Yoga or Bar Method class and stylish enough for running errands around town! DIY Multi-Strand ScarfMakes one stylish scarf Ingredients: 1 old T-shirt (the bigger the better) 1 pair of scissors 1 ruler 10 minutes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Viola, a stylish scarf to wear to yoga! 25 easy homemade Christmas gifts you can make in 15 minutes. A little cozy goes a long way (and a hand warmer DIY) | RAE ANN KELLY.

I’m not a super mom. in fact, i’m pretty sure it’s an oxymoron or the opposite of a double negative, or something that cancels itself out. most days i’m just doing what has to be done, making sure my babes have what they need and praying that everything else falls into place. but there is one other thing i take very seriously…. that my kids feel loved. everyday. it would be easy for this task to become overwhelming, but luckily my kids have taught me that it’s the little things that matter. just one act of love goes a looooong way. this winter my default has been just about anything warm and cozy. letting them eat breakfast by the fireplace, adding an extra blanket to their beds, a hot cup of cocoa after being outside, a warm towel to wrap up in after tubs, or…. … reheatable hand-warmers to pop in their pockets on the way to school. so cozy. (continue reading for the DIY instructions) 3. fill 3/4 of the way up with rice. xo . rae Want to receive goodies like this in your inbox?

DIY Drawer Sachets. Hey Craftaholics Anonymous® readers! Its Jessi here from Practically Functional. I’m really excited to share today’s project with you; these homemade drawer sachets are quick and easy to make, totally functional, and super cute! And the best part is, you don’t need to sew a single stitch to make them! All you need is an iron and hem tape and you can have your own colorful, fragrant drawer sachets to help keep your clothes from smelling musty. Here’s what you need to make your own: 2 small squares of fabric per sachet (about 4″x4″)fusible (iron-on) hem tapescissorspinking shearsdried lavender, or lavender essential oil and cotton balls (or whatever scent you’d prefer!) Start by cutting out small squares from your fabric. Turn your iron to whatever setting is recommended for the fabric you are using and make sure it is dry (no steam). Next, cut 4 strips of fusible hem tape (one for each side of the square) and make sure they are the same length as each side of your fabric squares.

Sew-it-pretty-printed-sunglasses-case. How to make personalized candles [cheap + easy handmade gift!] Easy Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board. I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) To help me keep all my dinner meal ideas in one place, I put together this super easy wipe-off weekly menu board to keep track of what’s for dinner each night!

This is a super simple method for making a to-do list or a menu for the week. Wipe-Off Weekly Menu Board Tutorial Supplies: Picture frame with glass front – found herePiece of patterned scrapbook paper to fit in your frame (mine’s also 12×12)Dry-erase markerBlack Marker or Stickers 1. 2. 3. 4. Now everyone in the family knows what’s for dinner each week! I decided my frame would look better black in my kitchen, so I spray painted it black. 3 Delicious Weekly Menu Ideas: Antipasto Flatbread Pizza Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes Turkey Sausage and Vegetable Stir Fry. DIY Heat Pack. I had a belly ache the other day and decided a heat pack would be the only rememdy… except we didn’t own one. Cue sad face. So I went hunting for a DIY. There are stacks out there, but this one on The Johnston’s blog was what I referenced before I started. You can make so many versions of this once you know how – like not creating segments, adding different oils, or even adding herbs and tea.

Here’s what you’ll need: – Cotton Fabric – Matching thread – Sewing machine – Scissors – Uncooked rice (I used 2.5 – 3 cups) – Essential Oil (optional) Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. *Note: Some blogs I read recommend putting a glass of water in the microwave with the heat pack to stop the rice burning. 100 Mind-Blowing DIY Christmas Gifts People Actually Want. Pin it Finding the right gift can be a damn near impossible task. Not only do you have friends and family to worry about, but if you’re lucky enough to live in a friendly neighborhood then you may want to send something over next door. And if you have kids, well, that includes all their favorite teachers as well! The holiday season is already a tough time for the wallet, so you really can’t always afford to go out and buy everyone the best of the best. This is where we step in to save the day.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most thoughtful, innovative and creative Christmas gifts that you can make or put together yourself that won’t break the bank and also won’t take up too much of your precious time. Some may say it’s the thought that counts, but constructing something with your own hands and time can be so much more meaningful. Happy holidays! Candy Sleighs Pin it DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Ellyn’sPlace Multi-Strand Scarf Edible Snow Globes Book Organizer Star Paper Lantern. Who's there? Orange. Knock Knock Jokes: 400+ Really Funny Jokes for Kids and Adults. Here’s the collection of 400+ best and hilarious knock knock jokes for kids and grown-ups. The knock knock jokes on this page are organized by subheadings so you can easily find the right knock knock jokes based on your taste. Wheather you like clean, cheesy or dirty knock knock jokes, we have them all compiled below just for you. 🙂 If you have your own knock knock jokes and you want them to be included on this page, please contact us here or just leave a comment below.

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