How to Sew Drawstring Gift Bags
How to Sew a Drawstring Gift Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/16/2020 | 3 Comments
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Up your gift wrap game. These reusable drawstring gift bags will save you money and time, while helping the environment.

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How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap
How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/06/2020 | No Comments
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These reusable sandwich wraps are so easy to use, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with plastic sandwich bags. Just place your sandwich in the center of the wrap, fold in the sides, and the Velcro will hold them securely in place. Then, open the wrap back up at lunch time, and use it as a placemat. These have a food-safe lining, and are both wipeable and machine-washable.

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How to Make Reusable Can & Jar Covers
How to Make a Reusable Elastic Can & Jar Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/05/2020 | No Comments
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Up your leftover game. These reusable covers are the perfect size to go over open cans, drinks and other small containers that don’t have lids. They can also be used as decorative jar toppers for gifts. Just stick one on top of a jar of home-canned goodness, to instantly turn one gift into two.

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How to Make a Reusable Elastic Casserole Cover
How to Make a Reusable Elastic Casserole Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/03/2020 | No Comments
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Make a couple of these reusable casserole covers, so you never have to wrangle with plastic wrap again. They have an elastic band, ensuring they go on and off easily, and a food-safe liner that’s wipeable and machine-washable. Basically, they’re better than plastic wrap in every way.

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How to Make a Reusable Elastic Bowl Cover
How to Make a Reusable Elastic Bowl Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/02/2020 | No Comments
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These reusable elastic bowl covers are a great alternative to plastic wrap and foil. Just slip one over any bowl that doesn’t have a lid, for an easy way to store leftovers. I designed these to be both easy to clean and food-safe. Make a few for yourself. Then, make a bunch more to gift. These covers solve a problem that everyone has.

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How to Sew a Maxi Pad Pouch
How to Sew a Maxi Pad Pouch
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/26/2020 | No Comments
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This maxi pad pouch gives you a discreet way to carry pads, and keeps them from getting lost, or unwrapped in the bottom of your purse or backpack. It can be made from fabric scraps, and would make a thoughtful addition to a stocking or Operation Christmas Child shoebox.

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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 Lunchbox Silverware Placemat Roll
How to Make a Lunchbox Silverware Placemat Roll
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/14/2020 | 2 Comments
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Take your zero-waste lunchbox set up to the next level with one of these lunchbox silverware placemat rolls. Just slip your silverware and cloth napkin in the designated pockets; roll it up, and tuck it in your lunchbox. Then, unroll it at lunch time, and use it as a placemat.

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How to Make Reusable Sandwich Bags
How to Make Reusable Sandwich Bags
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/12/2020 | No Comments
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Here’s how to make reusable sandwich bags that are food-safe, easy to clean and built to last.

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How to Sew a Kitchen Towel
How to Sew a Kitchen Towel
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/09/2020 | No Comments
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Sewing kitchen towels is a quick and easy project, and a great way to use up your fabric scraps. Make enough to restock your kitchen. Then, make a bunch more to give as gifts.

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How to Make Cloth Napkins
How to Sew Cloth Napkins
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/01/2020 | No Comments
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My family made the switch from paper napkins to cloth napkins 18 years ago, and we’ve never looked back. If you’re looking to make a similar change, or simply need some cloth napkins for a special occasion, you’ve come to the right place.

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Free Stickers You Can Request Online
Free Stickers You Can Request
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/20/2020 | 8 Comments
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Lots of companies will mail you free stickers, if you just ask. Request them for yourself; surprise your kids with them; or tuck them away, and use them as stocking stuffers. Here are a bunch of free sticker offers that we tested.

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Family Portrait
How Our Family is Handling Coronavirus
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/20/2020 | 2 Comments
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With all the uncertainty around the Coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to take a minute to tell you how our family is handling things, and what you can expect from My Frugal Home, while this is going on.

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Free Stuff for College
Free Stuff for College Challenge
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/18/2020 | 1 Comment
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Our oldest daughter is headed off to college in the fall, so she and I recently put together a list of all of the things she’ll need to outfit her dorm and stock up on toiletries. Being a frugal kid, she’s challenged herself to see how much of it she can get for free, and we thought it would be fun to track her progress here.

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2020 Goals Graphic
My Goals for 2020
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/12/2020 | 6 Comments
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This year, we’re keeping our goal list short and sweet, with only four goals. But there are a couple doozies on there. Here’s what we hope to accomplish in 2020.

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