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How to Make Vanilla Extract
How to Make Vanilla Extract
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/18/2020 | 3 Comments
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Vanilla prices have soared in recent years. Learn how to make your own vanilla extract, so you don’t have to settle for the imitation stuff. It’s easy, and makes a great gift. I’ve even included free, printable labels, as well as instructions for making non-alcoholic vanilla extract.

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Orange Pumice Soap
How to Make Orange Pumice Soap
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/11/2020 | No Comments
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This melt-and-pour orange pumice soap is great for mechanics, gardeners, painters and anyone who tackles messy jobs. It’s also great to take along on camping trips.

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Homemade Insecticidal Soap
Homemade Insecticidal Soap Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/05/2020 | 5 Comments
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Battling aphids, thrips or another garden pest? This homemade insecticidal soap will help you get the problem under control cheaply, and without the use of harmful chemicals.

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Waterer for Bees and Butterflies
How to Make a Waterer for Bees and Butterflies
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/26/2020 | No Comments
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You don’t have to keep hives to do your part to help pollinators. Here’s how to make a simple waterer for bees and butterflies, using things you already have at home.

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How to Make Scunchies
How to Make a Scrunchie
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/24/2020 | No Comments
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Making scrunchies is the perfect way to use up all the skinny fabric scraps in your stash. Whip up a bunch, and stick them in your gift closet for easy gift-giving.

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Fabric Marble Mazes
How to Sew a Fabric Marble Maze
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/28/2020 | No Comments
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These fabric marble mazes are the perfect screen-free, quiet toy for kids, and they happen to be a great way to use up bits of fleece or minky fabric. Each maze has a marble sandwiched between the two layers that you push through the maze with your fingers.

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Stacked Pans With Homemade Pan Protectors Between Them
How to Make Pan Protectors
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/16/2020 | No Comments
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Stacking pans saves space, but it can lead to scratches and chips on the inside of your pans. Here’s how to make a set of pan protectors to solve the problem.

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Homemade Jar Openers
How to Make a Jar Opener
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/09/2020 | No Comments
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If you don’t have a jar opener to help you open difficult lids, this one is easy to make. We’re talking 15 minutes tops. You can even use fabric scraps to make it. Here are the easy peasy instructions.

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Pot Scrubbers Made From Mesh Produce Bags
How to Make a Pot Scrubber
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/08/2020 | No Comments
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Keep mesh produce bags out of the trash by turning them into pot scrubbers. This simple project takes less than five minutes. Choose from the sew or no-sew version. Both are easy to make, and will produce a durable, no-scratch pot scrubber.

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Homemade Aromatherapy Play Dough
Aromatherapy Play Dough Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/19/2019 | No Comments
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This is the ultimate homemade play dough recipe. It has an amazing texture and an even more amazing scent. That’s thanks to the essential oils that I’ve included in the recipe. When you squeeze or roll out the play dough it releases bursts of fragrance.

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Homemade Gingerbread Play Dough
Gingerbread Play Dough Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/18/2019 | No Comments
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This gingerbread play dough makes a great gift for kids and stressed out adults. It smells just like gingerbread cookies, and only requires five minutes of stove time.

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Keychain Lip Balm Holders
How to Make a Keychain Lip Balm Holder
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/17/2019 | No Comments
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Always losing your lip balm? These cute keychain lip balm holders take just five minutes to make. Seriously, I timed it.

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Boxes of Sugar Scrub Cubes
How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/11/2019 | 2 Comments
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These sugar scrub cubes would make the perfect homemade gift. Whip up a batch, and you’ll be able to cross several people off your gift list.

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Finished Microwaveable Potato Bag
How to Make a Microwaveable Potato Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/04/2019 | No Comments
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This microwaveable potato bag can be made from a fat quarter, and only takes 15 minutes to make. This would be a great gift idea, if you’re working on Christmas gifts.

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Lavender Dryer Bags
How to Make Lavender Dryer Bags
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/10/2019 | 1 Comment
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Ditch the dryer sheets for something better. These lavender dryer bags get their scent from dried lavender, rather than a bunch of synthetic fragrances, and they’re reusable.

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