DIY Copper Pipe Ipad Holder

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:54 am on Thursday, November 20, 2014

This is a pretty cool project: DIY Copper Pipe Ipad Holder.

Knit a Pair of Yoga Socks

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:06 am on Friday, November 14, 2014

If you know someone who is into yoga, here’s a great gift idea: Knit a Pair of Yoga Socks.

Knit A Blanket For Seriously Cold People

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:03 am on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free pattern: knit A Blanket For Seriously Cold People. I could use one of these right now.

5 Christmas Ornaments You Can 3D Print

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:10 am on Friday, November 7, 2014

I’ve written about 3D printing your own Christmas ornaments before. For example, check out this awesome Poinsettia Ornament we put on our tree last year. Here are 5 Christmas Ornaments You Can 3D Print:

Personalized Rocket Ornament

Pixel Star Tree Topper

Christmas Tree Mini Ornaments

Toy Horse Ornament

Christmas Pudding Ornament

How To Make This Marie Antoinette Costume

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:29 am on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Is it too late to make this Marie Antoinette costume? Maybe not, since the wig is made of paper. It starts out like this:

Pretty clever. Click here to learn how to make it.

Last Minute Crocodile Costume

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:59 am on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For a last-minute Halloween costume, go as a crocodile. All it takes a narrow cardboard box, butcher paper, tape, and tissue paper. Pretty cool.

Harvesting Your Own Salt

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:53 am on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Living on the California coast, I have thought once or twice about harvesting my own salt from the ocean. I haven’t tried it, mostly because I suspect that the amount of effort and money spent on electricity would be higher than just buying salt in the store.

Then I ran into this video about Ben Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salt in Oregon. His passion about salt harvesting reawakened my interest in harvesting salt from the ocean.

Now I’m curious. I haven’t harvested my own salt yet, but maybe I will. It looks easy.

According to Wikihow and posts like this, harvesting salt takes:

1. Collecting clean salt water in jugs or a cooler.

2. Running the water through a cheesecloth to get rid of seaweed/other particles.

3. Slowly evaporating the water over many hours, usually in an oven or on a stove top set on low heat.

4. Collecting the salt crystals.

A gallon of water will produce between 3-8 ounces of salt, depending on salinity. To make it worthwhile, you probably want to do a lot of water.

Here’s a video that shows the whole process from start to finish:

Make Your Own Floor Lamp

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:29 am on Monday, October 13, 2014

You know what? I cannot find a floor lamp I like within my budget. Maybe the solution is to make my own.

Like this one.

Or this one.

Or this one with copper pipes.

Or my favorite: this one.

Lego Brick Crochet Scarf

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:11 am on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Here’s a free tutorial to make a Lego Brick Crochet Scarf. Great gift potential.

Make Your Own Paper Lanterns

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:47 am on Friday, September 26, 2014

Who knew making paper lanterns was so easy? It just takes paper, scissors, tape, and a flameless candle or other low-energy light source like LED lights. Check out this video to learn how.

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