Tired of clumsily plucking with tweezers or damaging the fragile skin around your eye with wax? The alternative is threading, an extremely old skill that involves using a piece of thread to remove the hair from your eyebrows or elsewhere.
by Mark and Angel
I learnt this trick from a Taiwanese program on smart tips and shortcuts for daily living. I think that was in 2005.
If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts. I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot. You'll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat.
If you already have a machine, it's imperative to make sure it's been recently serviced.
I’ve heard it called ‘towel origami’ before. But I’ve always referred to it as ‘cute folded towels’ and ‘unique ways cruise ships fold towels’.
The New York Times featured the packing strategies of flight-attendant Heather Poole, who frequently lives out of a carry-on for 10 days at a time.
Turn your free TJCC membership into your online crafty resume! That’s right, everything you upload to the site will remain here beautifully stored, forever.
With Blurb, you’ll find all the tools you need to make your own photo book, whether you’re making a personalized wedding album, cookbook, baby book, travel photo book, or fundraising book.
If your friends or family just can't get it through their heads to use coasters when putting hot cups of coffee or containers of food on your wooden coffee table, grab a towel, some olive oil, and a standard clothes iron to get rid of those ugly white heat stains. According to TipNut, all you have to do is lay a towel over the heat stains, turn on your iron, set it to steam, and press it over the stain for a minute or so.
I’ve written about some of the clever ways to fold things like shirts, napkins, and sheets .
OK, this is just plain cool. Someone over at Conceptual Devices got crafty with a simple gray hoodie and thought of the multiple functions it can serve. The product of their brainstorm turned into a feature called “Just Undo It,” where they mold a simple hoodie into a variety of different things including a pillow, a hand bag, and even a laptop carrier, which is perfect for the writer on the go.