Author: Meg Moore

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Portable Charger How-To Making your own portable charger is inexpensive. Here is a step by step guide that doesn’t involve soldering or practice with electronics.     We used this instructables.com project as a guide. https://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Phone-Charger/     Materials:   Battery (2 AA’s) Battery holder or adapter (get the correct one that correlates with the type of battery) Tin (about the size of an altoid box - make sure there is enough room for the battery) Electrical tape   Usb...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you have a bread-maker, yeast and a lot of time on your hands, this recipe will allow you to enjoy fresh bagels.   In our house we usually use the recipe from (https://www.realmomnutrition.com/)       Tools:     Bread Machine (you can do this recipe without a bread machine it will just take longer) Oven Pot Baking Sheet Brush (for egg wash) cooling rack parchment paper       Ingredients:     Warm Water (1.25 cups) All purpose flour (3.5 cups) Sugar (1.5 Tablespoons) Salt (1.5 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Make liquid chalk that has raised edges like puffy paint and strong enough to hold designs longer than regular chalk.     *Warning*  - if you have a brand new or a lightly colored driveway this has the potential to stain the driveway !     This makes enough for one bottle - use it all in one sitting because it is not intended to keep for longer       Materials:   Flour (1 cup)   Water (1 cup)   Dish-soap...

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Have long distance friends and family? Pinterest has blown up with string art gift ideas. This state outline project is a fun way to show someone you miss them.   Materials:   Wood nails (small) thread tape hammer paper with design / outline printed on it   Instructions:   Print the outline of the state on a piece of paper and tape this to the wood.           2. Outline the state with your nails (follow the line). The closer the...

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Does anyone else have a stack of old, 1/2 empty paint cans in their basement? Instead of throwing them out here are some ways to use your left over house paint.   If the Paint is White:   Extend your Acrylic Paint - If you're running out of your favorite acrylic paint color, adding in some white paint will lighten it but it will give you a lot more to work...

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Running out of easy craft ideas to do with siblings and friends? Classic potato stamps are an oldie but a goodie. Create some great new designs for cards or fabric.       Supplies:     Potatoes Knife Cookie cutter paint or ink pads       Step 1. Cut potato in half       Step 2. Choose a cookie cutter to make a shape or draw on the potato free hand. (I chose an acorn cutter and did a free hand star to show...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tired of looking in your closet and having “nothing to wear”? We all have clothes but it’s natural to feel uninspired after wearing the same things over and over. You don’t have to be a fashion designer to transform your style. Here is a list of quick and simple ways to bring new life to old clothes.    1. Different Laces   Up your shoe game by swapping out the laces. Bright or...

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Flowers are great in gardens and bouquets but they have a short lifespan. Here are my two favorite ways to preserve their beauty for crafts and decorations.     *Do not put your flowers in a vase with water! They need to be as dry as possible*     Pressing   This will flatten the flowers and create great materials for 2D crafts like cards and bookmarks. (Works best with small flowers or petals) Materials : -flowers -wax...

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Bleaching clothes is coming back into style. There are hundreds of tutorials on youtube and tik tok; but here is one that you can easily do at home with some black clothes and cleaning products.   I love this style because bleaching black fabric gives you a rusty orange color that stands out and gets me excited for Halloween.       Materials:     Black clothing (cotton) Rubber Bands Gloves Cleaning Solution       Create/twist spirals into your...

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It's getting HOT this summer. Keep cool and use up the veggies in your fridge with this refreshing lunch. Make your own wraps and dipping sauce from scratch to save money.     Don't feel like reading? Follow this quick 1 minute video we made instead https://www.tiktok.com/@irl2dpu/video/6844496889786764549 Ingredients:   Wraps -1.25 cups of water -flour (1 cup) -corn starch (3 tbs) -salt (1/4 tsp)     Dipping Sauce: -peanut butter (1 cup) -water (1/4 cup) -maple syrup or honey (1tbs) -chili garlic sauce...

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