Using Wooden Bowls to Make Candle Holders

I decided to spruce up my fireplace mantel.  Of course, candles will spruce up any area.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on candle holders so I thought about what little trick I could use to make my own candle holders.  When the thought first came to mind, I was thinking about having tall candle holders.  I knew I would use

Creative Magnetic Recipe Holder for Wooden Cabinets

Items Needed: Two Rectangle Magnets (Home Depot….$2.67) 1 large Washer (Home Depot… 0.42) Picture Hanging Strips (Walmart…. $2.57) Acrylic Paint (Big Lots…. $1.00) Directions:

Making Gigantic Bubbles!

I must admit that I had so much fun making these gigantic bubbles.  The kids loved seeing them, also.  It’s getting warmer and you know it’ll soon be summer.  This little activity will definitely keep the kids entertained.  When I first thought about making huge bubbles, I was going to try and make it from this tubing material that I had at home.  Then, I

Uncolor and Recolor Your Easter Eggs

(There is also a 41 second video at bottom of post where I remove the color from egg.) I was coloring eggs and decided that I didn’t want the color that I put on the egg.  I thought it would be so cool to uncolor the egg and recolor it.  So, I thought about all the experiments that we do for homeschool science experiments and came up with a cool idea to take the color off the egg.  Of course, {Read More}

Make Your Own Homemade Carpet Freshener

I have been using Homemade Carpet Freshener for years.  So, today I decided to include it on my blog.  Whenever I make carpet freshener, I will sometimes make air freshener.  I use most of the same ingredients with a little special addition for the Homemade  Air Freshener.  I really like this homemade carpet freshener.  Plus, I have a dog and I really don’t like using the store-bought carpet freshener due to the fact that she’s

Neat Way to Remove Lotion Remaining at Bottom of Containers

Why does so much lotion remain at the bottom of the containers? The pump stops pumping, but you can tell by the weight of the container that there is still a lot of lotion in the container.  Obviously, the pump is not long enough or designed in such a way that it will pump up all the lotion.  So, in our house, we do the obvious.  At least, I do.  You know…take the pump off and hit it in your {Read More}

Homemade Flavored Butter

I was making oatmeal today and decided that it would be a great thing to have flavored butter to put into it.  Well, actually, when I make oatmeal, I put in a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter to liven up the taste.  So, I decided to just combine my favorite flavors into a homemade butter.  I always wanted to make homemade

Homemade Glass Cleaner

I ran out of Windex cleaner for the mirrors in the bathroom.  I could run out quickly and get some but it’s cold and I hate to run an errand for only one or two items.  So, I’m making a glass cleaner to clean the mirrors.  Glass cleaner is not that expensive to purchase, but I found out that it’s not that expensive to make, either.  Plus, when you’re in a pinch, you can easily make it at home with {Read More}

How To Make Homemade Gel Air Fresheners

During the summer, I made air freshener with baking soda, essential oil and sidewalk chalk (to color baking soda). So, I thought it was time to try and make the gel air fresheners.  I’m on a mission to make everything homemade.  This was a fairly easy DIY to make. You only need a couple of ingredients and it’s quite inexpensive. I used lemon essential oil to scent the gel air freshener.  It has a wonderful

How to Make a Punch Ball Globe

Today, I’m showcasing one of my daughter’s homeschool projects.  (For history buffs, Africa is upside down on the picture. Somebody glued it upside down. It was a little too late to tear off and glue again. My daughter said that it just means that Africa is going places in this world. Love it!)  This is a simple project to make, but it does take awhile to finish it.  It’s great if you’re teaching about continent