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Do It Yourself Projects

Crafts And Techniques

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Starched Fabric Ghost

Using a balloon for the big ghost, and a clementine for the small one. The two ghosts drying after the spray starch was applied. Materials: Gauze or cheesecloth Spray starch (available in the laundry aisle) A balloon An empty glass bottle Metal wire Two dark, lightweight beads Thread A needle How to Make: Create the underlying shape of ...

Raphaele Vidaling | Oct 25, 2021

Hand And Power Tools

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Stanley Sockets

The 99-piece STANLEY Black Chrome and Laser Etched Socket Set is sure to bring a smile to the face of the tool enthusiast on your holiday gift list.This set includes 99 pieces that meet or exceed the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications for combination wrenches, sockets and ratchets. The laser etched sockets provide hi-visibility markings, making it easier to ...

The Capper's Farmer Editors | Oct 22, 2014

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Repurpose And Recycle

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Saving Money on Back to School

Can you believe summer is almost over? Before you know it – if it hasn't started already where you are – buses will be rolling, new blue jeans will replace shorts, and tennis shoes will replace flip flops as the children head back to school. It is a time for new clothes and shoes, new pencils and erasers, fresh crayons and notebooks … and money to be spent. But there are ...

Amy Greene | Aug 10, 2021

Sewing And Quilting

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DIY Remembrance Pillows

A great way to honor a loved one who has passed away is to make a remembrance pillow out of one of his or her button-down shirts. Even if you’re not an experienced seamstress, this is a simple project. If you don’t have a sewing machine, and you don’t want to invest in one, you can purchase a handheld sewing machine for less than $30. Supplies: Button-down shirt ...

Traci Smith | Jul 7, 2021

Woodworking

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Building a Smokehouse

When my husband, Kevin, told me he wanted to build a smokehouse, I was a bit apprehensive because I wasn’t sure I liked smoked meat enough to do large quantities for our family of two. Being a homesteader and a Googler, I looked up other things besides meat that we could smoke and found that the smoked flavor adds to almost any food. So, we found (or more truthfully, stole) ...

Turn The Paige Homesteaders | Jun 10, 2021