New Uses for Kitchen Items
Try inspiring new uses for a bundt pan, cake stand, chip clips, and more kitchen items. Stop tossing rarely used kitchen items—find a new use for them instead with tips for how to upcycle and reuse almost everything in the kitchen.
Homemade Grass Soap
grass soap Tools and Materials Scissors Wheatgrass, health-food stores Blotter paper Flower press Melt-and-pour glycerin soap base, thesage.com (regular soap base available at Pearl Paint) Sharp knife Glass measuring cup Grass fragrance oil, naturesgardencandles.com 4-inch mini loaf pan, broadwaypanhandler.com Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol Waxed paper Twine
icey cold icepack
The sports doctor told me about this a while ago. I think it's just about the coolest thing ever: a fantastic slushy-consistency ice pack for bumps and bruises. And now that it's summer, there are bound to be a few of those here and there. I like this better than the ones available for sale because the slushy consistency lets it contour around an injury. And there are only two ingredients, one of which comes out of your faucet. Large bag: 2 cups of rubbing alcohol and 6 cups of water in a…
Battle of the Homemade Glass Cleaners | Crunchy Betty
Last year, I tried to make my own glass cleaner with black tea and vinegar. It was disastrous. A black film clung to my bathroom mirror for weeks. It looked like you were brushing your teeth in an old Bela Lugosi film. Finally, when I got tired of pretending I was a vampire, I scrubbed it down with some old dry newspaper (paper towels were like, "Um, no. You made this mess. YOU clean it up") and things got back to normal. Tip time: For extra-shiny, streak-free mirrors, do a final wipe with…
31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects
These are the kind of simple projects for the laziest and most inept of crafters. Even if you can barely operate a drill, you can do most of these projects — and in less than an hour.
homeade granite cleaner
Oldie but goodie: first posted 2/09 I miss my granite counters! :) I love the Method brand countertop/granite cleaner, but it's a small bottle and at $4+ a pop, it would be pricey to keep up with. Soooo, about 6 month ago, I googled it and did a little research of what is in it and how to make your own, and here is what I've come up with that works for me: Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil…
Travel Ice Pack! Fill balloons with water, freeze and use and reuse them instead of ice! Great for cooler. I wonder if I put something heavy on the balloon if it would freeze flat to slide between items in a cooler? Or I could add rubbing alcohol to the water in the balloon and it would not freeze hard just stay slushy....
How to Make Alcohol Ink for Rubber Stamping | eHow.com
Alcohol ink is a popular type of ink for rubber stamping because a little is capable of going a long way. With the right recipe, you can easily make your own alcohol ink from home.
25 DIY Green Cleaning Recipes For the Whole House
There was a time (many years ago now) when I defined effective cleaning by how the air smelled. It’s not really clean unless I can smell the chemicals! Thankfully, that is no longer the standard by which I measure the cleaning prowess of the solutions I’m using. In fact, I now do everything in my power to avoid those toxic chemicals I believe are harmful to my health and the health of the environment. Why?
12 Handy Uses for Rubbing Alcohol
If rubbing alcohol is commonly used to treat minor scrapes and disinfect surgical instruments in hospitals, then you might as well use its medicinal qualities to also disinfect your cell phone and mix with aloe vera gel to make your very own DIY hand sanitizer.