Category: DIY

How to Create Festive Thanksgiving Decorations

How to Create Festive Thanksgiving Decorations from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
Thanksgiving is a time of year when the evenings are getting dark earlier, the chill is beginning to set in, and the lovely autumn leaves of October are off the trees. The fairs and festivals of summer are over, and people are spending more time indoors. Beautiful and inviting decorations can help make this a festive, inviting time. Here are some ideas on how to create festive Thanksgiving decorations for your home and office. 1. Candle Wreaths Candles are a perfect decoration for the darker

Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques

Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques
Here they are, the very essentials of pumpkin carving! By following these steps that you probably had down pat when you were a kid, you can get carving with any traditional pumpkin carving pattern. You’ll need a little elbow grease and a tolerance for a mess to use this technique, but it’s totally worth it. Pre-Carving Pumpkin Prep 1.Clean the Pumpkin Prep the pumpkin first by rinsing it in cold water and using a scrub brush to remove dirt. If you want, you can spray the entire pumpkin with

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Family Yard

Tips for a pet-friendly family yard
The ASPCA estimates that 78 million dogs are owned in the United States and that about 44% of all households have a dog. TurfMutt – the official spokes dog for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s environmental education program for students grades K-5–wants to remind homeowners to plan a yard for their family and pet’s play, health and safety. TurfMutt’s tips for a pet-friendly family yard 1. Consider your pet’s needs. Dogs love being in your family yard. Most pets need

Rainy Day Craft Fun for All Ages

Rainy Day Craft Fun for All Ages
Rainy days can be a drag for children and adults alike. Despite the weather outside though, there is fun to be had inside as well. Rainy days are the perfect time to break out the arts and crafts that will drive away the rainy day dreariness. Crafts are perfect for all ages and ensure that nobody is left out. Crafts for Small Children Children age two and up can sit at the table with paper and crayons. While the younger children may not have a long attention span, coloring will help to keep a

DIY Bar Soap with Epsom Salt

DIY Bar Soap with epsom salt
Soap has been around for thousands of years - but did you know that making your own is both easy and cost effective? Customize it with the essential oil and color of your choice to make a bar soap you truly love or make gifts for family and friends. This recipe produces one bar of soap: Supplies: 1/3 cup glycerin ¼ teaspoon Essential oil ½  teaspoon Epsom salt 1 teaspoon coconut oil Food coloring Soap mold Instructions: Place glycerin in a glass or ceramic bowl
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