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  • Kayli Hiegert

    Use a cookie sheet w/ newspaper or wax paper for a portable craft surface Sharpen scissors by cutting sand paper. Place little bit of Vaseline to end of glue gun to get rid of glue strings. Soak paint brushes in fabric softener or hair conditioner for 10 min…cleans right off! Recycle large plastic lids by using them for a painter’s pallette or cutting them up for stencils. Need to create a large pattern? Use newspapers! CLICK PIC FOR MORE TIPS

  • Blanca Esthela Martinez

    Sharpen scissors by cutting sandpaper. Many other tips on this page: - Place a little bit of Vaseline to the end of your glue gun to get rid of long glue strings. - Soak your paint brushes in fabric softener or hair conditioner for 10 min…cleans right off! - Use a cookie sheet w/newspaper or wax paper for a portable craft surface…super easy cleanup - Need to create a large pattern? Use newspapers ...and more

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