At-Home Projects

[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]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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Good for collages, customizing your notebook, or just as a fun diy project, tape transfer stickers are a method of image transfer using clear tape. There are multiple ways to do image transfers and all move ink from the paper to a new surface. This process is one of the easiest! You will need: Packing tape (or other clear tape) Printed images or magazine clippings Scissors...

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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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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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We love puzzles of all sizes and difficulty, especially now in quarantine. They are a fun way to spend time with loved ones or to exercise your noggin. While many are engaged in puzzle swaps with friends and family, some puzzles you love so much that you want to save and put up as a decorative item.    Here are Four different options:     1. Buy pre-made puzzle glue....

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Collecting jerseys has been something that I've really been into as of late. When I find a player or jersey that I’ve been looking for, I tend to act on it quickly. Recently, I stumbled on a discounted Derrick Rose jersey that I simply could not pass up. The condition for its age was good, but what really bummed me out was the size. It...

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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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Some bottle caps have designs that you want to carry around with you, and after this tutorial you will be able to do just that!   A couple of materials you will need include: a bottle cap a marker a hammer safety pins.   Make sure that your safety pins are long enough to go through the bottle cap and connect. You’d hate to make the holes on the bottle cap...

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