DIY for the not-so-creative girl
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Never been much of an artist but I appreciate people who are able to create beautiful things... for those days that I'm feeling "inspired", I am compiling a list of easy DYI's. Gotta start somewhere:)
(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor.  Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short  cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths

How To Clean Your Dishwasher In 3 Easy Steps

Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle – The vinegar will help wash away loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and removes musty odor.

washing pillows (how to make yellow pillows white again...Martha Stewart)

How To Rescue Your Old Yellowed Pillows

How To Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows Ingredients: HOT HOT HOT water 1 cup of laundry detergent 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent 1 cup bleach (you could try “A Natural Bleach Alternative if you are opposed to chlorine bleach) cup borax

Fill container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps...

Bee safe wasp trap. How to make your own wasp trap for free

Fill container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps. I'll be placing these around the yard this year![You can make your own bee safe wasp trap without attracting and killing bees in the process.

Turn an old tv armoire into a pantry cupboard. WHAT? This is awesome!

GET ORGANIZED – Old TV armoire turned into a pantry. Great idea to upcycle! DIY if you have no pantry space: turn an old tv armoire into a pantry cupboard

you can get the vases at Dollar Tree for $1 each. 3 bags of the rocks at $1 each, and the floating candles in a 6 pack for $2.99 at Hob Lob#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

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you can get the vases at Dollar Tree, 3 bags of rocks and the floating candles in a 6 pack at Hob Lob. With a super gorgeous orchid as the flower, in the colors of the wedding, you've got yourself a very pretty, and very thrifty centerpiece!

Moving? Pack your plates with foam disposable plates between them! Sooo much easier than wrapping each one in yucky newspaper!

MOVING~Pack plates with foam disposable plates between them. So much easier than wrapping with paper. and you'll have the foam plates to use after you move in. No one needs a ton of dishes to do while unpacking!

Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress. Keep that same mixture in a small mason jar with holes poked in the top in your linen or clothes closet to keep it smelling fresh! Many Baking Soda Tips!!!

Surprising Uses for Baking Soda That Have Nothing To Do With Baking

Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens the mattress. Baking Soda Tips.

fabric covered cereal boxes for picture mats... genius... mats are so expensive!

Upcycle those cereal boxes and fabric scraps. Fabric picture frames (use old cereal boxes for the card board). What a great idea!

Spray paint a cheap frame, take out the glass and replace it with scrapbook paper, hot glue a clip and change the picture whenever you want!  Great idea for my office!!

Revamping My Picture Wall!

LOVE this idea: Spray paint a cheap frame, scrapbook paper in frame, hot glue a metal clip, change out photos as often as you want. This would be great for kids' artwork from school.

How to Fill Nail Holes  All you have to do is get a bar of white soap and scrub across the hole until it’s filled.  This is a great tip for when you’re moving out of a house.

How to Fill Nail Holes. Want to get rid of the holes caused by nails on the wall? Here’s an easy solution: All you have to do is get a bar of white soap and scrub across the hole until it’s filled.

great idea! now i gotta save a few soup cans

now i gotta save a few soup cans great idea! now i gotta save a few soup cans great idea! now i gotta save a few soup cans

Old door cut in half and turned into a corner shelf.

old doors made into corner shelves.buy old door at architectual salvage and get pieces of hardboard for the shelves. Cut door in half to make each side of the corner shelf. Could also use old barnwood for shelves

Embossing Stamp...great way to dress up plain old napkins! love this

Rather than spend money on buying monogrammed napkins for every event, get an embosser with a great monogram and just emboss cheap party napkins. - not like i ever monogram napkins, but this is a good idea.

old entertainment center turned baby storage and diaper changing area...really interesting concept!

Turn old baby changing table into entertainment center? old entertainment center turned baby storage and diaper changing area. Genius and adorbs!

To make thank-you notes easier, have a helper write the givers' names on labels, and stick them on the box right after the bride has opened it

Shower Gift Labels

For bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, etc. Have the Maid of Honor write the gift giver's name on a label and stick it on the box right after it's opened. Like this idea so they are not writing non-stop and they can enjoy!

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