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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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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Eye Pillows
How to Make a Lavender Eye Pillow
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/20/2019 | No Comments
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Have some flannel in your fabric stash? Use it to make lavender eye pillows. When placed over the eyes or forehead, they can be used to relieve headaches, soothe tired, puffy eyes, reduce stress and help you fall asleep faster.

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How to Sew a Soup Bowl Cozy
How to Sew a Soup Bowl Cozy
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/01/2019 | 1 Comment
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Protect your hands, and your table, from hot bowls with a set of these soup bowl cozies. If you make them out of 100% cotton fabric, batting and thread, they can even go in the microwave. This project doesn’t require much fabric, which makes it a great stash buster and gift idea.

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How to Sew a Casserole Pot Holder
How to Sew a Casserole Dish Hot Pad
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/21/2019 | No Comments
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Protect your table and counters from hot casserole dishes with these large hot pads. They’re sized to fit under a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with room to spare.

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Homemade Microwaveable Heating Pad
How to Make a Microwaveable Heating Pad
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/09/2018 | No Comments
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These microwaveable heating pads are a quick and easy project, and they make a great gift. Use some of the fabric from your stash to make several for friends and family. If you add dried lavender to the filling, they’ll even smell nice when you heat them up.

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How to Make Hand Warmers
How to Make Hand Warmers
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2017 | 4 Comments
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Use some of your fabric scraps to make these hand warmers. They’re a quick and easy project, and make a great gift.

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How to Make Dryer Balls
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/09/2016 | 11 Comments
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Dryer balls are a great replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener. They soften clothes, speed up drying time, remove wrinkles and reduce static all without the use of chemicals. Just toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes, and they’ll work their magic.

I used this set for the last decade:

Dryer Max Dryer Balls

And they work great, but I’ve never really liked the fact that they were made out of PVC. When wool dryer balls hit the market a few years ago, I was thrilled to have a plastic-free option, but at almost $40 a set, I just couldn’t bring myself to order them.

So, I did what I normally do in situations like this … I figured out how to make my own. Here are the instructions.

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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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8x8 Pan With Reusable Food Wrap
How to Make Reusable Food Wrap
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/22/2016 | 11 Comments
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Plastic food wrap is a hard product to have love for. It’s disposable, which means you’re buying it just so you can turn around and throw it away; it’s made out of plastic; and it always gets stuck to itself when you try to use it. Annoying!

Well, as of last week, this is one product that I’ve banished from my kitchen. Yep, I’m done with plastic wrap. From now on, I’ll be using reusable food wrap, made from beeswax-dipped cloth. Maybe you’ve seen this stuff, since it’s kind of “in” right now. It’s literally just a piece of fabric that’s been coated in beeswax. The wax makes the fabric waterproof and air-tight, and it gives it just enough body, so that when you press it around the edge of a bowl or casserole dish, it stays put. Pretty nifty. It even folds around a sandwich nicely.

There are actually several companies selling this product right now, but as easy as it is to make, I opted to make my own, which means I also got to pick the fabric.

Ask your grandmothers or your great-grandmothers how they covered food before plastic wrap came along, and you might just find that they used beeswax-dipped fabric. Yep, while beeswax food wrap is trendy right now, it’s far from a new idea.

Ready to banish plastic wrap from your kitchen? Here’s how to make your own reusable food wrap.

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White Jeans Redyed with Jeanie
How to Redye Jeans
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/24/2015 | 5 Comments
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In the past month, I’ve redyed fleece, towels and now jeans. Yep, it’s fair to say I’m on a bit of a redying kick. It’s just such a cheap and easy update; I can’t help myself.

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Redyed Columbia Jacket
How to Redye Fleece
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/23/2015 | 5 Comments
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Last week, I found a Columbia fleece at a yard sale for my oldest daughter, and I only paid $2 for it. I thought I’d gotten a killer deal, until I discovered it had a stain.

Stained Fleece

How did I overlook that?

I don’t know, but I was determined to salvage the jacket. Because, aside from the stain it was a really nice jacket.

Now, I could have tried to get the stain out, or bleached it, I suppose, but I decided to try to redye it instead.

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