How To Make Lavender Oil

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:05 am on Thursday, May 21, 2015

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This year, I’m finally going to make lavender oil. It’s just a matter of drying lavender from my yard (the plants are going crazy) and steeping it in oil. Here’s How To Make Lavender Oil.

DIY Barbecue Grill Apron

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:06 am on Friday, May 15, 2015

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With barbecue season–and Father’s Day–right around the corner, here’s a cool project: DIY Barbecue Grill Apron. You print out the design on printable inkjet transfer paper for light fabric, then iron it onto a plain apron. Pretty cool.

Lemon Beeswax Candles

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:08 am on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Here’s an interesting idea: Lemon Beeswax Candles, made out of real lemons. They’d be great on a outdoor table at a barbeque this summer.

DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:41 am on Monday, April 20, 2015

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Check it out, DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case. It’s a white iPhone case with pressed flowers arranged on top, then covered with 50/50 clear-casting epoxy resin.

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This would make a great gift.

DIY Colorblocked Scratching Post

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:46 am on Friday, April 3, 2015

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DIY Colorblocked Scratching Post. This is quite a project: build the wooden frame, dye the rope, and attach the rope to the post. But it looks pretty great.

DIY Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:18 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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This would be a great gift for a new mom: DIY Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf. It only cost $5 to make.

DIY Watermelon Fruit Leather

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:54 am on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Sometimes I grow too many melons and didn’t know what to do with them all. I’ll have to remember this for next summer: Watermelon Fruit Leather. Apparently it’s just watermelon juice and sugar.

How To Shorten Your Jeans But Keep Their Store-Bought Look

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:15 am on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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I’m 5’3″, so jeans are frequently too long for me. I’ve thought about hemming them, but didn’t want to ruin the look of the jeans. But if you’re braver than I am, here’s a tutorial for How To Shorten Your Jeans And Keep The Store-Bought Look.

DIY Chanel Pearl Bobby Pins

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:59 am on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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So you like the look of the pearl bobby pins from the recent Chanel fashion show. What do you do? Pay $350 for Chanel’s bobby pins? No! You make your own. It’s an easy project using wire, bobby pins, beads (or pearls), and glue.

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Here’s a site telling you how to do it.

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And here.

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And here.

This is giving me lots of new ideas for my beading supplies…

DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:33 am on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Check out this DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp. It’s made out of a $4 ceramic owl from the thrift store that has been spray painted white.

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I used to have a little ceramic owl like that–kind of wish I’d kept it now.

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