How to Make Gift Boxes Out of Greeting Cards
How to Make a Gift Box Out of a Greeting Card
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/12/2020 | No Comments
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Feel bad about throwing away the pretty greeting cards people give you? Turn them into little gift boxes, and send them back out into the world. It only takes one card and a bit of folding to make a lidded box that’s big enough to hold jewelry or another small gift.

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Make Gift Tags From Old Christmas Cards
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/10/2020 | 1 Comment
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Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away, so I like to turn them into gift tags to use the following Christmas. It takes just minutes to do, and they come out looking every bit as nice as store-bought gift tags – if not nicer.

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How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/07/2020 | No Comments
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Turn an old towel into an ice pack cover, so your skin stays protected and dry when you’re icing injuries. It fits over the ice pack like a decorative pillowcase, so it won’t slip off when you’re using it.

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How to Make a Jean Pocket Coin Purse
How to Make a Jean Pocket Coin Purse
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/28/2020 | No Comments
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Make this cute coin purse from the front pocket of an old pair of jeans. This is a quick and easy project that’s suitable for beginners, and would make an excellent gift. Use it as a stocking stuffer, or as a creative way to give money or a gift card.

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T-Shirt Dog Tug Toy
DIY No-Sew T-Shirt Dog Tug Toy
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/24/2020 | 1 Comment
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Tired of spending money on dog toys that your dog destroys in minutes? Here’s how to make a sturdy, long-lasting tug toy out of old t-shirts. This simple, no-sew toy is the perfect project to keep your hands busy when you’re watching TV.

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How to Make a Jean Pocket Potholder
How to Make Jean Pocket Potholders
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/11/2020 | No Comments
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Save the pockets from your worn out jeans, and use them to make a set of potholders, complete with pockets for your hands.

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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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