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Ideas for DIY Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is all about spending quality time with family and friends, as well as taking part in festivities – and what better way to get into the festive mood than to start decorating your home? While re-using the Christmas ornaments you’ve saved from the past years is budget-friendly, decorating your home the same year everyday …

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6 DIY Halloween Decorations

There is more to Halloween decorations that tying a sheet to a tree and piling pumpkins on top of hay bales.  Be creative with your decorations and place them inside and out for a true Halloween experience.  Many decorations can be made without buying expensive materials and you might just have some of them around …

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DIY Halloween Props

Every neighborhood has that one family that decorates to the extreme for Halloween.  Some of their Halloween props, or decorations, might be pretty over the top.  They may go out and purchase  animated props.  The following are a few DIY Halloween props That don’t take a great deal of skill or money to make.  Still, …

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Painting Gourds For Halloween

Gourds are plentiful during Halloween and come in many different shapes and colors.  They are definitely a sign of fall and winter on the way as they ripen during this time of the year.  When gourds are planted in the garden, they often supply the gardener with enough to give to family, friends and neighbors …

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Back to School Craft Ideas

The beginning of the school year marks new beginnings – a chance to make new friends, take up new and better study habits, and learn new things. To get you hyped for the new school year, here are some back-to-school craft ideas that will add color and efficiency to studying: Duct Tape Notebook Covers and …

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Creative Uses for Old Tires

A great deal of controversy exists on using old tires.  Tires will do some slow biodegrading and then they may release some carbon, sulfur and zinc – all of which are good for plants if using in the garden – but they also contain PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).  If you are using tires outside in …

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Tips For Working With Clay

Polymer clay is a popular craft item and you can make many different things from it from Christmas ornaments to jewelry.  The clay is composed of PVC resin and a liquid plasticizer.  This plastic-like consistency is what makes it popular as modeling clay.  It is moldable, blendable, it sticks together and can be baked to …

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