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This craft category is a huge collection life hacks (creative problem solving ideas)! Life hacks around the house ( bathroom & kitchen cleaning solutions - cleaning life hacks, storage life hacks and cheap storage solutions ), creative problem solving and DIY solutions around the house ( how to repair broken items creatively), recycling ideas, cheap product alternatives, quick and easy life hacks for every problem, low cost life hacks, time saver life hacks ... any many more!  By tweaking little things, it can make your life much easier!
Homemade orange cleaner recipe - chemical free cleaning solution
Cleaning with vinegar isn’t really a new idea – nor is this DIY orange cleaner recipe. But it works really well, is super easy to make and you really can’t get much cheaper than plain vinegar along with some orange peels ( which would normally go in the trash ). Get the step-by-step tutorial at The Shabby Creek Cottage and create this chemical free, frugal and effective homemade orange -vinegar cleaner:
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DIY simple humane mousetrap from a plastic bottle
This is the best and easiest homemade humane mouse trap ! ( And it also very cheap , you just need some "junks" to create one: plastic bottle , wire hangers and a wooden board ! ) Easy to build, easy to bait, easy to release and best of all, it's humane and there's no springs or levers to wind up or load! The mouse cannot escape or chew his way out of this mouse trap. Mice are not harmed in any way during capture. Mice can be released calmly and easily without fear of getting bitten even by the most "fearful of mice" person! !
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DIY Upcycled shirt pocket sachet - Father's day gift idea
Dads are maybe a little bit difficult to shop for, but there's no way he won't appreciate a homemade Father's day gift. Make this lovely shirt pocket herbal sachet with Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial and create a wonderful gift that Dad will not only like, but also use! Dried flowers and herbs tucked into flannel shirt pockets have a fragrance that will let him travel back in time.Whether it’s tucked in a drawer or a linen closet, or nestled in a car, this sweet shirt pocket herbal sachet just makes stuff smell better!
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DIY Quick & simple natural air freshener
Maintaining the indoor fresh air is as important as house cleaning. Sometimes achieving a pleasant and cozy aroma is a challenge. Common household air fresheners are full of toxic chemicals. Their active ingredients that can irritate skin, eyes, and so much more. To help your house stay smelling fresh and clean without the harmful additives, BornToDIY will show you how to make the world's quickest, easiest and cheapest all-natural air freshener to use instead. Mix 2 super simple and cheap ingredient, and your air freshener is ready to go! Get the recipe and create your homemade air freshener now:
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Easy DIY Leather cord organizer - upcycling craft
Tired of seeing all those cords in a tangled mess? This wonderful DIY leather cord organizer by Sustain My Craft Habit is just the thing to declutter your home and office. This DIY cord organizer , made with upcycled pieces of leather fabric, makes a wonderful gift for every special occasion! This easy DIY leather cord organizer is just perfect for all of your cables and gadgets to stay untangled at school, work, travel/ or life. This DIY cable organizer is also surprisingly easy to make – just double-check that you have all the right tools.
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DIY Eco friendly grocery bag from old T-shirts
When tried to come up with something eco-friendly Deliah decided to create something that's green in more ways than one. She made her reusable grocery bag out of an old knit T-shirt . This a funny, easy to make ( and eco friendly ! ) bag idea which is also great for storage and easy to clean! You can create T-shirt grocery bags in various shapes, colors, and sizes even from a t-shirt sleeve! How fun is that? This DIY Eco friendly grocery bag is really easy and requires very little sewing. You can easily pack them in with your reusable grocery bags so you remember to use them at the store.
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DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding ( or stab binding ). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book , you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book!
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Homemade play-doh (play-dough) recipes
Have you ever tried a new play-doh recipe? Was it everything you hoped it would be or was it an experience you never want to repeat? In this site you can find 10 homemade play doh recipe with pros and cons.
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Grow your vegetables from kitchen scraps - recycle & gardening
In this nice step by-step video "Veggietorial" ( vegetable growing tutorial ) Veggietorials is going to show you how she started her organic container garden from kitchen scraps and cuttings! No green thumb required! Growing your own fruits and veggies helps you to feel more connected to your food. In many cases, we end up wasting a lot of food , which leads into having excessive scraps in the kitchen. This video tutorial will provide you with insights on some of the vegetables and fruits that can be regrown from scraps. These vegetables work like magic as they are given a new life. Some people may call it magic, but we consider their regrowth a gift from nature that we should be all thankful for.
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DIY Fabric face mask ( free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial )
If you're already sick, need to go outside ( for quick shopping or to visit a doctor ) , and you haven't got face masks at hand, you can use Craft Passion's free face mask sewing pattern to create a mask quickly. For extra protection against viruses , Craft Passion will show you how to add non-woven filters inside your DIY face mask. Unlike surgical masks , these DIY fabric face masks can be washed and used/reused. Please note that this DIY fabric face mask doesn't prevent virus infection , and it also doesn't mean to replace the proper face masks. This fabric face mask is just a contingency plan for those who have no access to masks in the market.
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DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder
What if rather than having to do a major cleaning of your gardening tools a couple of times a year, you could keep them clean and maintained every day, without even trying? All it takes is a quick and easy DIY project: a DIY shelf-cleaning and sharpening garden tool holder by One Good Thing by Jillee. Fantastic, isn't it? This quick and easy storage idea will keep your garden tools in top shape thorough the year! Get the tutorial at onegoodthingbyjillee.com and create one for yourself:
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DIY Oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal
Most people don’t want to go through the trouble of repainting or refinishing and old scratchy furniture.  If they only knew this very simple DIY oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal trick before they decided to part with old furniture.
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DIY AfterSun sunburn relief gel with aloe
Spending time outside and enjoying summer is a good thing, but forgetting to wear sunscreen can result in a painful sunburn . It's almost as if nature gifted us the aloe-gel is just perfect for soothing our lobster-like skin. The gel inside the aloe plants leaves has cooling properties, plus it's an antiseptic that accelerates healing. You can go ahead and purchase pre-bottled aloe gel, but there's definitely some fun in extracting the gel from the leaf yourself ( if you have an aloe plant at home ) . This natural DIY After sun sunburn relief gel by Busy Creating Memories is affordable, easy, and don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals or other questionable ingredients.
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DIY Lavender wands
In this nice video flower craft tutorial you can learn how to make this beautiful, natural moth repellent vintage lavender wand ! It's so easy ! You just need some fresh! lavender ( with long stem ) , a nice satin ribbon and some free time! It's a little bit time consuming, but absolutelly worth it! This gorgeous lavender wand is not just only a perfect ( and low budget ) vintage / shabby chic home decor , you can also gift them in any ocassion! You can use them in your wardrobe to repell moths , or simply decorate you house with them all around the year. Allow the homemade lavender wands to dry completelly, and gently shake or rub it from time to time to renew it's scent.
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DIY Montessori sugar writing tray - fun learning toy for kids
If your toddler is really into learning and drawing letters, and loves to practice them over and over you will love this super easy , inexpensive DIY Montessori learning toy! She decided to use an old toy packaging box to make a tray to write their letters in sugar. This DIY Montessori toy allows your child to practice writing, improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The writing tray is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already.
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Inexpensive wreath base with toilet paper rolls - recycling
With this brilliant lifehacking craft idea you can create a sturdy wreath base from nothing! You just need some toilet paper rolls and a little tape to make this inexpensive wreath base. Unbelievably creative, yet simple and easy! This tp roll werath base can be a perfect addition to your christmas or easter decoration just decorate it with different decor elements such as: ribbons, pine branches, toys, faux grass or a fluffy scarf! This super cheap wreath base is a great way to repurpose some paper junk and made a gorgeous handmade decor at the same time!
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DIY holder for charging cell phone - from a lotion bottle
Do you hate the "mess" comes with charging cellphones? All the cords and mobile phones laying in the ground or in your perfectly organized table? With this quick, easy and cheap upcycling craft idea you can create  the perfect little holder for your cell phone while it’s being charged with a single (empty) plastic body lotion bottle! Simple, but brilliant! You can decorate your cell phone holder as much as you want: with fabrics , colorful papers / contact papers or paint! This cellphone charging station is not just only practical (because you can hang it on the plug) but its also keeps your cell phone cables organized in a decorative eco-friendly way!
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Easy DIY wooden hanger frame - quick picture frame alternative
Emma ( from A Beautiful Mess ) decided to try something different with the frames : she used wooden clothes hangers instead of a more traditional picture frame .We absolutely love this idea idea because it's super stylish, super unique and also a super frugal way to display your favorite pictures or family photos ! And as a bonus: you can change the pictures in the DIY wooden hanger frames quickly and easily if the season ( or your mood ) changes! ( This idea is also perfect for displaying your kid's drawings! ) Visit abeautifulmess.com and learn how to make unique picture frames out of simple wooden hangers :
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How to make your own silicone molds easily
No need to buy expensive silicone molding putty ! With this brilliant life hacking idea now you can make your own homemade silicone molds with a few easy steps! This idea is not just a life saver if you have a missing furniture decor element or a damaged ( barocque ) frame , but it's also very inexpesive and super easy to make! Maybe you already have all ingerdients at home! You will need 1 tube silicon ( the big transparent one is fine too ) , cornstarch , a few drops of baby oil, and a few drops of acrylic paint. Make colorful, reusable silicone molds with easy to find items and cast anything you want!
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DIY Draft stopper - how to make a draft stopper out of socks
Data shows that draft can waste a lot of your energy use! It's terrible to think about how much heat and money has gone out the window ( or under the door ) on a cold winter day. Maybe draft cost you a lot of money, but that can be solved easily: Jillee will show you how to make a super simple, super thrifty draft stopper out of socks ! Yes, socks ! And this is a brilliant bonus because you can also use those odd socks again! Of course, you can use ( or recycle ) other clothing than odd socks: warm winter leggings, thick tights, t-shirt or sweater sleeves, scarfs, fabric scraps... there are so many possibilities to experiment with!
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Barbie doll hair repair tutorial - easy and quick method
In this nice Barbie doll hair detangling and repair video tutorial Guppy shows you how she transformed this Barbie's hair from AWFUL to AWESOME! You'll never throw away an old Barbie again! Step by step instructions that are so easy to follow, i bet you have all of the materials at hand already! She has a Barbied doll hair curling method for perfectionists and a super easy method for kids as well if you would like to re-design your Barbie dolls repaired hair !
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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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How to paint tiles - tile painting tutorial (bathroom makeover)
Do you ever have a project that ended up being so much easier than you expected that you’re kicking yourself for procrastinating so long to do it? Painting ceramic tiles is one of those projects ! Many people believe that the only way to color a tile is to glaze it in a kiln, but you can actually paint tile yourself at home! If you do the right prep work, it’s a quick, easy task that will let you re-color your flooring or bathroom , or even add a decorative element to your floors, counters, or mantel. Learning how to choose the right supplies, prepare your tile for painting, and paint and seal your tile correctly will help you re-do your home quickly and inexpensively.
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DIY fabric accent sneakers
We simply love adding personal touch to our outfits! And this shoe makeover project by A Little Craft In Your Day is a super easy ( and frugal ) way to do this! Today Courtney and Tanner will show you how to spice up a pair of old / boring / cheap sneakers with a simple small piece of fabric . We think you are going to adore these DIY Fabric Accent Sneakers ! Of course you can use fabric scraps with various patterns ( imagine a romantic lace-pastel or a fun colorful sneaker with large geometric patterns! ) The variations are endless!
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How to modify a cutting board for more counter space
Remember when you wished for more counter space in your kitchen ? This time Jillee shows you how to create the extra counter space you have been dreaming about! Dealing with limited counter space can be frustrating, especially if you’re preparing two or three things at once. Jillee will show you how some simple modifications to a cutting board can create a safe, functional, and movable work surface that rests right on your stove top! Both you and your landlord will love this project because it doesn’t involve any permanent modifications to the kitchen itself. How brilliant is it? Get the tutorial, and let's get crafting:
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How to carve pumpkins easily with a drill - halloween decor
With this brilliant clever idea you can carve pumpkins for the upcoming halloween event or for  your outdoor garden fall decor easily without any talent in pumpkin carving! The trick is a simple drill! This fall craft idea is perfect way to involve your  "not-soo-crafty" type husband into decorating your house, because which man doesn't love messy manly crafting projects with lots of crazyness? :) You can create your own gorgeous pumpkin patterns with changing the drill's sizes or simply follow the given pumpkin designs.
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17 Brilliant sewing hacks  you need in your life
We think you really need these simple sewing hacks in your life! Find out how to hide unexpected holes in your favorite jeans, make basic embroidery stitches and a lot more! 5 Minute Crafts has collected some of the most ingenious sewing hacks you’ve ever seen! We really wish that we had found these sooner! There are so many tricks and tips in this collection that will make sewing a breeze . You’ll save time and money, too!
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The fastest and easiest way to make a Christmas wreath
I know what you're thinking: "Oh great, another Christmas ornament wreath tutorial". BUT this tutorial comes with a twist: this is the easiest and fastest way to make a festive Christmas wreath!  Thirty minutes, approximately $9.00 and voila! You've got yourself a pretty wreath!  These wreaths are SO easy and inexpensive to make.  All you'll need is a wire coat hanger, a glue gun, a Christmas garland, and some ornaments. You won't believe how easy this is to make! This would be a great project for a Christmas craft party. Seriously, no Martha Stewart level skills required, I imagine both avid and non-crafters would enjoy it.
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New bar of soap from leftover soap scraps - Rebatching odd ends of soap
If you have a couple soaps at home, you have probably encountered soap scraps. End pieces of soaps tend to build up over time. If you’re like us, you can’t stand to see even the tiniest bit of soap go to waste. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do with leftover soap ! This DIY soap rebatching project is such a great way to learn the basics of soap making and experiment with additions, such as essential oils. You can delve into the world of soap making ( without be afraid to work with lye ) and salvage those pesky odd ends of soap . Win-win!
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How to make paper easily
Use your old newspapers and magazines to make beautiful handmade paper in any color using acrylic paints and easy to find supplies! It's not just a perfect way to recycle almost every type of paper junks but this beautiful and special, natural looking homemade paper i s a perfect craft material for almost all craft projects ! You won't believe how easy is to make paper at home! You can spice up the papers ( before it dries out completely ) with flower petals or other decorations.
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DIY Mobile race gaming steering wheel from cardboard
Do you love mobile racing games ? You will love this brilliant frugal recycling craft idea ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a racing steering wheel form simple cardboard boxes ! This homemade gaming steering wheel work perfectly with every types of mobile phones and ( car ) racing games ! You can make a stand for the cardboard box steering wheel or just use the wheel itself, it will grant you hours of fun! ( You can watch >> here << a few brilliant upgrades to this cardboard gaming steering wheel , which will make your gameplay more flawless )
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Homemade cold porcelain clay recipe
With the help of this brilliant website you can create your own cold porcelain clay from cheap ingredients. (These beautiful roses has made with cold porcelain too). Cold because it's hardening in air!
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