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How to Get Organized for a Garage Sale

Having a garage sale is a great way to get rid of things that are cluttering up your space while making some extra money at the same time. It could be a simple one day sale, or even 2-3 days long. When hosting any sale, it’s essential to ensure that all merchandise is organized and accounted for. Organization is especially vital to hosting a successful garage sale. Most people don’t have enough free space in their […]

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5 Handy Tips to Hanging Christmas Lights Outside, Plus Storage Ideas

One of the most enjoyable Christmas projects is stringing colorful outdoor holiday lights. But planning and hanging a Santa-worthy display can take some time. Bring bright, holiday cheer to your family and passers with these tips to hanging Christmas lights outside. Here are a few holiday safety tips to keep in mind: Choose waterproof, outdoor lighting. Don’t use indoor Christmas lights, outside. Outdoor lights should have a UL tag (underwriter’s laboratory). This means your light […]

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5 Fabulously Fragrant DIY Christmas Scents for the Holidays

Enticing Christmas scents are an integral part of the holiday season. Can you imagine Thanksgiving without the captivating smell of roast turkey or pumpkin pie? Below is a proven selection of DIY Christmas scents perfect for crafting in your kitchen. Holiday Potpourri This deliciously scented holiday potpourri looks as good as it smells! Keep this festive blend on a slow simmer from morning ’til night to impart a lovely Christmas fragrance throughout your home. The […]

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7 Dazzling DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas Sure to Impress

Buying the perfect Christmas gift may be simple, but creative wrapping can be a challenge; especially if your present has a few lumps or bumps. Read on for seven impressive DIY gift wrapping ideas that will wow your recipient. Kraft Paper Gift Wrap If you have a roll of brown kraft paper in your craft drawer, you can DIY your own beautiful wrapping paper with just a few supplies. (Photoed above) Cut your kraft paper […]

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Gift Wrap Organizer Options: How to Declutter Your Gift Bags, Paper Rolls and Bows

Are your gift wrapping supplies in a jumbled heap? Are your paper rolls teetering on the edge? Make gift wrapping simple with these organization ideas and information on creating a DIY gift wrap organizer. Basic Gift Wrap Organizing Ideas Idea 1: Corral those long rolls of gift wrap shoved in the back of a closet by making a handy holder from PVC pipe. Visit your local home improvement center for 3-inch PVC pipe and PVC […]

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Store Pumpkin Seeds for Planting, Using This Easy Method

Whether you’ve got pumpkin seeds on hand from a carved jack o’ lantern or a garden pumpkin, you may wish to save and store the seeds for planting next spring. Read on for tips on the best way to store pumpkin seeds. Saving Pumpkin Seeds Remove the stringy pulp and seeds from the pumpkin’s interior and place them in a kitchen colander. Hold the colander in the sink and run water over the seeds. Then, […]

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Packing Tape Ghost Tutorial: Spooky DIY Halloween Decoration

This DIY packing tape ghost will make the perfect addition to your front yard decorations for Halloween. Store bought decor can add up quickly, so this quick DIY packing tape ghost will cut down your cost for decorations as many of the materials can be found around your house. Read on for the full step-by-step process for this spooky DIY project! Materials: Packing tape Gift wrapping tape Scissors Box cutting knife Plastic Tarp Three broomsticks […]

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Lighting A Jack-O’-Lantern: Choosing the Best Illumination

A tea light or pillar candle is a tried-and-true way to light a Halloween pumpkin. Nothing beats the warm glow of a real candle, but unfortunately, they can be a real inconvenience. Candles tend to burn out quickly or blow out in windy or rainy conditions. They require careful placement to avoid fires, and you must remember to blow them out at the end of the evening. Fortunately, over the years more convenient and safer options […]

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Pumpkin Seeds: How to Make Fall’s Favorite Snack

Now that fall is in full swing it’s time to enjoy the essence of a fall harvest by baking pumpkin seeds! They make a delicious snack to munch on throughout the season. Pumpkins are a great fruit to work with because you can use the seeds for snacking and the pumpkin as decor. Read on for our step-by-step instructions for cleaning and preparing pumpkin seeds. There are many options on how to season pumpkin seeds. […]

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Pick the Best Pumpkin: How to Find the Right Pumpkin for Your Needs

One of autumn’s fun activities is a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick the best pumpkin. When you find that perfect orb to fashion into a jack o’ lantern or to decorate your front porch, you’ll know that fall has arrived! Read on for hints and tips on how to pick the best pumpkin for carving or cooking. Before You Go With the huge variety of pumpkin varieties, colors, shapes and sizes available, it’s […]

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