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The Easy Way to Clean Your Waffle Iron
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Easy Way to Clean Waffle Iron
The Easy Way to Clean Your Waffle Iron. I would use a towel or cloth instead of a paper towel.
To clean a waffle iron UNPLUG, get a damp paper towel and put it in the iron. The steam cleans, wipe bits with the paper towel when a bit cool
Easy waffle iron clean up
The Easy Way to Clean Your Waffle Iron - The Mama's Girls
The absolute easiest way to clean a fiberglass tub-trust me, you'll thank me!
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Removing Soap Scum From a Bathtub
Clean soap scum EASILY - with Oven cleaner and Magic Erasers!!
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Fun gift bow for the holidays - How to make a pom pom bow from tulle
Easy to make bow from ribbon! bow from ribbon
how to make a pom pom bow from tulle... My mom taught me how to make bows this way 50 years ago... only thing new about this is the tulle ribbon!
How to make a pom pom bow (and a link to the container stores' gift wrapping guide!)
How to make a pom pom bow from tulle. #howto #diy #pompom #bow #arts #crafts #ideas
how to make a pom pom bow from tulle. (This is the way my Mama taught me how to make a bow.) :-)
A great way to use those gross wire hangers. Install a low rod and free up floor space in your closet by hanging flip flops and flats.
Ballet Flat, Closet Spaces, Shoes Hangers, Flip Flops Storage, Wire Hangers, Shoes Organizations, Shoes Storage, Great Ideas, Flip Flops Hangers
wow, great idea for wire hangers and shoe storage
flip flop hanger tutorial - great idea, and works well with ballet flats too!
How to make wire hangers into shoe hangers! Tried it - it's a nice space hanger and keeps your shoes organized!
Great idea for wire hangers. Flip Flop Hanger Tutorial
Flip Flop Storage - great idea!!
DIY: Turn Wire Hangers Into Shoe Hangers - seriously need to do this for sake of closet space..
Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make sweet signs,
Vintage Looks, Salvaged Wood, Painted Signs, Distressed Wood Signs, Distressed Signs, Homemade Signs, Wooden Signs, Transfer Prints, Paintings Signs
distressed wood sign
transfer printed letter to make a Vintage-looking painted sign from salvaged wood
Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make distressed signs - transfer vintage packaging logos onto miniatures (?) thorough instructions plus links to other helpful print transfer resources
Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make sweet signs. AWESOME and easier than how I've always done them! Today I have a little tutorial for you. I'm going to show you how to (easily!) make these sweet wooden signs. I promise- they're a cinch, they don't take long at all to make and cost pretty much nothing. You will need: piece of salvaged wood upholstery tacks or short nails (optional) hammer acrylic paint (background color) black acrylic paint (or other color to fill in letters) large paint brush small paint brush laser printer twine Sharpie Marker or other dull, rounded tool This project started with a pile of cedar fence pieces that we've had sitting in our backyard for ages. My husband had just loaded a good portion of them into our chiminea to be burned when I got the idea for these signs and was able to save them from becoming ash. I loved how grey and weathered they had become from sitting outside. Start by lightly sanding your piece of wood if it's too rough, or just wiping it off to remove any dirt or other loose particles. Next, distress the wood to your liking. I hammered a few upholstery tacks into the corners, added a couple of empty nail holes then banged on it with the claw of my hammer. In the photo below the top piece is untouched and the bottom one has been beaten. Poor thing. Next, choose your paint. Most home improvement stores sell miss-tinted paints for very cheap, so during one of my visits to the Home Depot I picked up this little sample pot of pretty blueish gray paint for .50. Sweet! After experimenting with different paints while makig these signs, I've found that the less sheen the paint has, the better. Cheap acrylic craft paint works best, flat latex paint like the kind I used here is next best. DON'T bother with spray paint- your letters won't transfer well at all. (I wasn't really sure if I was going to be doing a tutorial for this or not until I was finished, so I'm afraid I'm missing a few photos for some of the steps. Don't worry. It will make sense anyway.) After you've properly dented and nicked your piece of wood to perfection and added your tacks or nails, take your large , dry paint brush and get a little paint on it. Wipe off any excess on the lip of your paint can and sweep your paint lightly over the wood. You're not going for a perfect paint job here. In fact, you want it to be as imperfect as possible without it looking like you were trying to make it imperfect, if that makes any sense. And don't bother painting the sides, just the front. Once you're happy with the paint, put the wood aside to dry and head to your computer. Choose a word and a font that you want on your sign and enlarge it to a size that will fit on the piece of wood that you have. Flip it so it's backwards and print. I used Adobe Photoshop to print my backwards words using the "Rotate Canvas" feature under Image, then clicking on "Flip Horizontal". If you're using another software program like Microsoft Word, it might be a little trickier. Check the already submitted comments to see if you can find something that works, or check out this link that I found that explains how to either flip the text using your printer's functions, or in Word itself. It seems like kind of an involved process, but I tried it with my older version of Word and it worked. Go back to your wood and rinse the paintbrush you just used, but don't worry about getting the brush dry. Turn your piece of paper over so that the ink is face down on your wood, position it so that it's centered (I like to crease the bottom of my paper along the edge of the wood so it doesn't move around) and begin brushing the paper with your wet paintbrush. You don't want to make your paper sopping wet or the ink will just run and the paper will disintegrate. Just wet it enough so that it seeps through to the other side and starts to release the ink from the paper. Take your Sharpie lid and begin to burnish your letters going horizontally and vertically. You want to transfer as much of the ink from the paper to the wood as you can. Don't peek, though. You don't want to accidentally shift your paper. Just scribble over each letter being sure you've burnished over every bit of each one. Here's what it should look like when you're done. You could leave it like this if you want it to be really faded looking, or... ... you can go back with your small paint brush and fill in the letters a little with some very, very diluted black paint. Once you've finished with the word, distress the sign a little more with some sandpaper, taking off some of the paint along the edges and swiping it over the word a bit to make it look more aged and authentic. Finally, nail or staple twine to the back of your wood to act as a hanger for your new, old-looking sign. I used some of my favorite foods for the signs I made for my kitchen and I just adore them. The "cocoa" sign was the very first one I did, and as you can see I was more deliberate when filling in the letters with paint than I was with the others. I like the faded look of the other ones more, so I'll go back and sand it a little so that it matches them better. Here are a couple more signs that need their twine hangers nailed on before they make the trip to the consignment store. I plan on making several more using other colors of paint and maybe even other colors of ink! Wouldn't it be cute to have a little white-washed board with the word "apples" painted on it in red? I haven't tried using other colors of ink yet, but I don't know why it wouldn't work just as well as the black. Don't limit yourself to food items when thinking of words to put on these signs. You could hang these above a bedroom door and paint the child's name on them, or your favorite inspirational word or scripture reference, or a simple word like "family" or "home" or "welcome". There's really no limit to where these could go in your house. I might just have to make another "soap" one for my laundry room. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and that you can salvage some wood to
Vintage looking painted sign from salvaged wood
Transfer printed words from the computer onto wood for homemade signs
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learn photography tips for beginners
PHOTOGRAPHY - Wrap your head around shutter speeds, aperture, and other photography terminology to make your digital camera work for you in this "Digital Photography Tips for Beginners." Really simple and well-organized tutorials!
Digital Photography Tutorials
A wealth of digital photography tips, tutorials, and ideas - for when I finally pony up and get that nice camera for myself.
easy photo tips from Digital Photography School
Digital Camera Tips
Photography Tips and Tutorials for Beginners
Puffy Paint 1 c. salt 1 c. flour 1 c. water a healthy squirt of food coloring or tempera paint.Put in squeeze bottles
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Kids Crafte Never buy paint (for kids) again ~~ Paint- 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1 c water, food coloring.
Never buy paint (for kids) again!! home made puffy paint----- Paint- 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1 c water, food coloring.
Homemade paint recipe for kids. Paint- 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1 c water, food coloring.
Never buy paint (for kids) again!! Homemade Paint- 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1 c water, food coloring.
add socks to tees to make them long sleeved- Genius!!!
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Turn grown-up knee socks in to "arm warmers" that you can layer under your kids' short-sleeved tees. Perfect for seasons when the day's weather fluctuates—just slip off the "long sleeves" when it warms up!
super cute idea - add socks to tees to make them long sleeved - brilliant! A way to have G wear all of the t shirts he didn't get a chance to over the summer! :o)
Long sleeve tee shirt - add socks to sleeves DIY
I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar: Feature Friday - arm warmers, take two
add socks to tees to make them long sleeved- Jonah has so many short sleeved shirts and about 2 long sleeved.
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Smart Idea: Easy way to get rid of fruit flies! The old banana trap! We need to remember this for the next invasion of explainable fruit flies.
fruit fly catcher. Remember this for summer
Fruit Fly trap via Amy Huntley (The Idea Room). The apple cider vinegar thing didn't work, so pinning this to try next time we have an infestation...
Fruit Fly Trap - The Idea Room Poor little bugs...such a smart idea
Simple Tricks that Make You Look Smart
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Great Tips and Tricks!
Household Tips and Tricks
Household Tips helpful hints DIY cleaner
Simple Tricks that Make You Look Smart! #lifehacks #tipsandtricks
Spring Cleaning Tips & Everyday Life Hacks
Woman's Day Simple Tricks that Make you Look Smart! GREAT tips...
Great resource to tuck away on a Pinterest board for later....fabric yardage for re-upholstery projects
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How much fabric do you need for reupholstering? - Great Chart (what a great time saver)
AMAZING charts with how much fabric you need for upholstering certain types of furniture
How much fabric do you need for reupholstering? | Little Green Notebook via All Things Thrifty
How much fabric do you need for reupholstering? #DIY #Crafts
How much fabric do you need for reupholstering? Dining room chairs
cheat sheet for upholstery fabric > little green notebook
with a tag that says "just add ice cream"- such a cute family gift!
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diy icecream sundae gift basket. Super cute idea to give....feet Christmas gift idea fir those that already 'have it all' ! :-)
give with a tag that says "just add ice cream" ...love this idea!!! gift ideas - gifts - hostess gift - present - housewarming - thank you gift - cool gifts - holiday - gift baskets - raffle gift - raffle basket - bridal gift - bridal shower favor - Christmas gift - teacher gift
DIY Gift Basket Ideas - Ice Cream Sundae Hamper - Click pic for 25 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Gillian?? with home made icecream??
Ice cream sundae gift box! What a great family gift idea. Cute idea!
Gift Idea: Ice Cream Sundae Kit. Love this!!! These would make great X-mas neighbor gifts
Checklist room by room
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check list for cleaning the house & other ideas for kids to get chores done and the house picked up
Cleaning checklist room by room.....might use the idea for the kids chores instead of a chore chart.
These are meant to be chore cards for kids, but I also like them as cleaning checklists for myself. I like the idea of making cleaning "flash cards" where I can just pull out one little task per day to get things done quickly and consistently.
10 check lists like this on the site to print out for free! (Future kids chores list ideas)
Cleaning checklist room by room for kids chores. Give prizes for amount of points! Good idea.
pop top = picture hanger.... I feel kinda silly for never thinking of this
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soda tab. | RP » pop top = picture hanger
Pop top as picture hanger - nice sub for picture frame brackets in a pinch
Soda can tab for hanging picture frame
Use Soda Tabs to Hang Picture Frames.
Free Picture hangers: hanging art with soda pop tabs
This is such a GREAT idea! And solves so many of my frame problems! Pop can tab as a picture hanger! I tried it today and it worked! Although instead of swrewing it, I hot glued it...perfect!
For picture hanging! (I had to read the blog article to get how this works, and I'm so glad I did!)
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Hang a picture right where you want...hang the picture from the nail on a clothespin then position on wall. When positioned tap the picture frame and the nail on the clothespin will mark the exact spot to place the picture hanger - GREAT IDEA!!!
The Scrap Shoppe: Picture Frame Hanging Tip, put nail thru clothespin like shown, then hang picture hanger on nail in clothespin, holding picture by clothespin, position on wall where u want and lightly press, nail makes indentation on wall, that's where you put your nail!
Picture Frame Hanging Tip This little tip may just change your life! Okay, maybe I'm being a little overdramatic. Maybe... But you WILL love this picture frame hanging tip! Get It Sold with Sabrina Soto. She preparing to hang frames on the wall when she whipped out this homemade tool to mark the perfect placement of the frame on the wall! So I decided to make my version of this tool. Sabrina had a long piece of wood that looked like an extra thick paint stirrer, and to one end she had a screw screwed into it. I decided to make a scaled down version with a nail and a clothespin since most of the photos I hang aren't any larger than an 8x10. I simply hammered a nail into a clothespin. And if you're curious as to why I used a clothespin its because 1) I have a ton of them and 2) Because the one end can double as an extra thick piece of wood so my nail will stay nice and straight when I use it. To use my little contraption, I hung the nail head in the hook on the back of the frame. Then I held the frame up on the wall and decided where I wanted it to go. When I knew where I wanted the frame to go I simply gave the top of the frame a light tap. Which in turn pushed the nail into the wall leaving a marker for where I need put my nail to hold the frame! Did you just have a "why didn't I think of that moment?" I only ask because I SO did when I saw this on tv. :)
Picture Hanging Tip - Great Idea!
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat. To really make ...
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat. To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a minty frosting. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic, and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic. Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up. Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving. Reheating refrigerated bread: To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster. Newspaper weeds away: Plant your plants in the ground, work the nutrients in your soil. Then wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover with mulch, and forget about weeds. Broken Glass: Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily. No More Mosquitoes: Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away. To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it. Flexible vacuum: To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings. Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip to eliminate static cling. It works; you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks. Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. De-fog your windshield: Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser. Re-opening envelopes: If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. It unseals easily. Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair. Goodbye Fruit Flies: To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. flies are drawn to the cup and gone forever. Wash your dryer filter: dryer sheets cause a film over filter that will burn out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. The best way to keep your dryer working for a long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take the filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush at least every six months.