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.
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.
Making your own envelopes is really easy, and lots of fun. And when you make them yourself, you get to pick the paper and make them whatever size you want.
All of the envelopes that you see here were made from the pages of a little, free magazine that my insurance company puts out each quarter. Aren’t they pretty? Let me show you how they’re made.
See that big braided rug? It was my TV project over the last month. I’ve always wanted to make one, and I finally decided to do it. A normal person would have started with something smaller, but I wanted an area rug for the living room at our cabin, so I went big. Really big. That rug is almost 5’x5’. And you know what? It was actually a really fun project. Want to try your hand at rug making? Here’s how it’s done.
I love to wrap presents in strawberry boxes, so I always have a big stack of them in my gift closet. Recently, I decided to turn some of them into Easter baskets. I pulled out my stash of ribbons and trim, and this is the result. Pretty cute, eh? I used green bamboo for the handles (a curb pile rescue), but you could easily use sticks, chenille stems or wired ribbon for the handles instead.
There are quite a few cereal box notepad projects floating around on the web, but most require fancy equipment or sewing. This matchbook-style notepad requires neither, and only takes about five minutes to make.
Here’s how to make one.