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Instantly Hang A Second Panel Behind Existing Curtains Using A Bungee Cord

Attach a sheer curtain panel behind your existing curtains using a bungee cord. Just run the cord through your curtains, attach the bungee hooks to the sides of the rod and stretch it across, and voilà, you have a beautiful sheer inner curtain panel!

DIY clean ice pack

Sponge Ice Pack-frozen, saturated sponge in a bag makes an icepack that won't drip all over when it melts - great idea!

place a can under candle before filler - you'll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight

31 Home Decor Hacks That Are Borderline Genius - Place a can under a candle in a large vase — you'll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight!

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Small Shop Tips: Sawhorse, Space-Saving & Cheap Storage

Classic Sawhorse Ive found a sturdy sawhorse thats great even if you have limited space. When Im done working with them I just stack them on top of each other and store them out of the way. Heres all it takes to build one horse: One 26 fo

A Jar centerpiece

Mason Jar Centerpieces Tied Together; gold and teal ribbon with white flowers - inspiration! My vintage blue jars tied together with the dark blue lavender in them for my centerpiece on the dining table!

Keeping dice from flying away

Put two dice in a small container. No more lost dice. No more kids crawling all over the floor trying to find the lost dice.

Cheap scribe's tool.  Mark a scribe line on the board using a pencil and a small washer. The washer follows any bumps or curves in the wall.

[Precision Scribes] mark a scribe line on the guide board using a pencil and a small washer - Woodworking Techniques - American Woodworker

drying stand, genius for anything on a stick.

cake pop drying stand, genius for anything on a stick. Frances Elizabeth - Cool idea for your yummy cake balls :)

10 Stunning Ikea Hacks | all from stylists, architects and magazines | Poppytalk

10 Stunning IKEA Hacks from the Pros

10 Stunning Ikea Hacks + Ideas to bookmark - all from stylists, architects and magazines Poppytalk

17 Clever Ways To Use Silica Gel That You Never Knew

17 Clever Ways To Use Silica Gel That You Never Knew

Sooo, you know those packets of silica? Every wonder what their purpose is? Well the secret is out. There are many uses for silica so save the packets and reuse them. Another other good thing about silica is that they are reuseable.

DIY Outdoor Cooker: How to Build a Clay-Pot Smoker - DIY - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

DIY Outdoor Cooker: How to Build a Clay-Pot Smoker - DIY

You’ll be cooking up a storm with these plans on how to build a smoker. This outdoor cooker can be assembled quickly and inexpensively using upcycled materials from your garage or workshop.data-pin-do=

Add lollipops as drink stirrers via RealSimple.com

50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things

Lollipops as Cocktail Stirrers. Give Fun for summer - - cocktails extra pop with lollies in complementary colors subbed in for stirrers.

Glasses case as a manicure set hold all  via RealSimple.com

50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things

Eyeglasses Case as Manicure Kit An unused glasses case makes a convenient storage spot for nail files, clippers and other manicure essentials while on the go. (I also think an eyeglasses case would make a nice little sewing kit!

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