Fabric Scrap Potholders
How to Make a Fabric Scrap Potholder
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/09/2020 | No Comments
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Use some of your fabric scraps to make potholders. This simple design doesn’t require binding tape, so it’s easy enough for beginners. Whip up a set for yourself. Then, whip up several more to give as gifts.

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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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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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Toilet Paper Roll Valentines
Toilet Paper Roll Valentines
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/10/2019 | 5 Comments
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Use these free printables to turn empty toilet paper rolls into Valentines. There are two fun styles to choose from.

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How to Make a Junk Journal
How to Make a Junk Journal
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/12/2017 | 5 Comments
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Learn how to turn an old book into a junk journal. I made this one out of an old Reader’s Digest Condensed Book.

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How to Make Your Own Envelopes
How to Make Your Own Envelopes
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/13/2017 | 4 Comments
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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.

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How to Make a Solar Chandelier
How to Make a Solar Chandelier
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/11/2017 | 3 Comments
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Turn a thrift store chandelier into a solar chandelier for your garden or patio. I made this one from a $5 chandelier that I found at Habitat.

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Homemade Solar Lantern
How to Dress Up Cheap Solar Lights
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/03/2017 | 15 Comments
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You can buy solar lights for less than a buck, but let’s face it: the cute ones cost four or five times that. My solution? Buy the cheap ones; then, dress them up.

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Closeup of Rug Pattern
How to Make a Braided T-Shirt Rug
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/14/2016 | 16 Comments
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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.

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Burlap Easter Baskets
Burlap Easter Baskets
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/24/2014 | No Comments
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See these burlap Easter Baskets?

Peanut and Oatmeal Containers

They started out like this. Yep. They’re just empty food containers that I wrapped and decorated.

Want to make some? Here’s how you do it:

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Strawberry Box Easter Baskets
Strawberry Box Easter Baskets
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/17/2014 | No Comments
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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.

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Solar Gazing Ball
Make a Solar Gazing Ball
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/05/2013 | 8 Comments
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Want a solar gazing ball for your garden, but not interested in paying big bucks for one? Here’s how to make your own for under $2:

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Cereal Box Notepads
Make a Cereal Box Notepad
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/14/2013 | No Comments
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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.

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