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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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Top 5 Halloween Costume from the 1970s

Halloween is quickly coming around the corner. Every year we try to find the most creative and trendy costumes to show off on Halloween night. It’s always fun to look back at costumes that were once trendy in a different decade, but now are so outdated and funny looking. To start off, we gathered the top 5 vintage Halloween costumes from the 1970s for a quick nostalgic look back into this decade. Plastic and rubber […]

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Birdbath- Simple Tips and Tricks for Cleaning

Bird lovers enjoy watching their feathered friends flit about the garden- landing on a birdbath to take a drink or splash a bit. A clean, sparkling birdbath is a welcome site for garden visitors; goldfinch and human alike. Below are hints and tip on how to easily clean and maintain your birdbath. Cleaning a Birdbath: Materials needed: Water Protective gloves (to avoid contamination from fecal matter) Scrub Brush Mild dishwashing detergent or a chlorine bleach and […]

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How to Make a “Wash Your Hands” Bathroom Wall Pallet Sign

You can turn a wooden pallet into a personalized bathroom sign. Make it your own by using your child’s hand prints and display it by hanging it in the bathroom. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your bathroom décor. Enter the giveaway and watch the video here: Facebook Video – Bathroom Wall Pallet Sign Tutorial Step 1: Materials Before you begin, here are the materials you’ll need to get for your […]

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DIY Cork Bath Mat and Other Bath Mat Ideas

A new bath mat is an exciting way to add style and personality to your bathroom. But where’s the fun in purchasing any plain old mat? We found 3 bath mats that will put your DIY skills to the test, including a wine cork bath mat we made, that will serve as a great addition to your bathroom space. Moss Bath Mat If you’re looking to add some greenery into your bathroom, try making your […]

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A Lemonade Bar That’s Perfect for Any Summer Party

Summertime brings warm weather as well as many reasons to celebrate. Whether you’re hosting a pool party, birthday party, or even a wedding reception; a lemonade bar is an excellent way to give any special occasion a festive touch. Guests will enjoy the festivities and warm weather even more with a cool, refreshing summer beverage in hand. These easy DIY ideas are perfect for entertaining, and we’ve got something for both kids and adults to enjoy. DIY […]

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4th of July Party Essentials: Everything You Need for a Spectacular Celebration

The start of summer brings many opportunities to gather with friends and family. Of course, one of the most important reasons to celebrate is the 4th of July! No need to stress if you’re hosting this year, these fun DIY projects will help you get your home party-ready in no time. From decorations to recipes to party favors, we have everything you need to guarantee that your 4th of July party is a success. Bandanna Pillows Need […]

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DIY Pallet Flag – The Hit of Your 4th of July Party

It’s red, white, and blue season which means it’s time to start getting everything you’ll need to host the best 4th of July party on the block. From the patriotic themed food and decorations, to fireworks and sparklers, there’s a lot that goes into hosting a party. We’re here to help make your life a little easier with some special treats and a homemade pallet flag that’ll ensure you’re celebrating America’s birthday in style. Decorations  […]

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DIY Projects for Beginners Made Easy

Are you frequently overwhelmed by complicated DIY projects? Do you want to become a DIYer but don’t really know where to start? Beginner DIY projects are a great way to learn the basics of the DIY world. We gathered our favorite quick and easy DIY projects from 3 different categories: sewing, woodworking and home décor. DIY projects are not limited to these three categories, yet many DIY ideas evolve from these core groups. Once you’ve […]

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5 Delicious Snacks For The Big Game

It’s the single biggest sporting event of the year, and you’re mulling what kind of  snacks you’ll be showcasing at your football party. You’ve been fielding phone calls and emails for 2 weeks. “Hopefully I can make your party! It’s a toss up between yours and a catered event.” “Would you mind if I brought a +1?” “There’s another shindig going on that night. Maybe I’ll swing by.” “What kind of food will be there? I […]

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Winter Car Survival Kit- 15 Items You’ll Want To Have

Winter weather has truly been making its mark across the United States. Even states that never get snow are seeing a flurry or two this year. During inclement weather it is never a good idea to drive far distances. Stand still traffic and accidents caused by snow or black ice can easily lead to being abandoned in your car for an extended period of time. We created a 15 item winter car survival kit for […]

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DIY Christmas Decorations & Gift Tags

The holidays are right around the corner so now is the perfect time to finish up your last-minute gift wrapping! Store bought gift tags and decorations can be boring, tacky, and expensive. Our DIY gift tags are easy to make and will make your gifts stand out! In the photo above we featured different design ideas for every person on your Christmas list and broke down the steps on how to make one of these […]

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6 Easy Place Settings for your Thanksgiving Table

It’s that time of year again, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Decorating your table for Thanksgiving can seem tedious and stressful. We’ve simplified this for you with our 6 different table settings. We used a Cricut to create our place setting cards and a few extra decorations. The Cricut is an easy-to-use machine to cut out and create different decorations from a variety of materials such as paper, vinyl, cardstock and even leather! They’re […]

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Best Thanksgiving Appetizers and Desserts Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner typically consists of the same menu every year. Why not change it up a little bit? We created a list of our favorite Thanksgiving appetizers and desserts for this year. These delicious recipes are great for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving! We even included a few tips to make these recipes even easier and tastier! 1.) Cheesy Crescent Roll Leaves Hungry Happenings’ cheese crescent roll leaves make a great seasonal appetizer! This recipe only contains 5 […]

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Make48 Preview

This October Wet & Forget staff is teaming up to sponsor Make48, an invent-a-thon held in Kansas City, Missouri. This competition will take place on October 28th-30th. Members from the Wet & Forget staff will be working as mentors in this competition. We are very excited to see our staff help guide innovators in their creative process! 17 innovative teams consisting of a total of 60 people from across the United States and Canada will […]

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6 Tips on Prepping Walls for Painting

Painting walls can be troubling when there are a great plural of wall flaws that will disrupt your painting. Luckily, there are a lot of quick fixes for wall issues that will get your surfaces even and ready for paint. We’ve collected a list of six common problems with walls that people run into when they go to paint or repaint a room and the solutions to these problems. 1.) Stained Walls When going to paint […]

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Home Improvement Projects to Leave to the Professionals

This season is the perfect time to finish up your home improvements projects before the cruel winter weather appears. People often think DIY home maintenance is the best solution. However, some projects are much more complex for the average DIYer and are best left up to the professionals. We’ve gathered a list of home improvements that are illegal to do yourself, and the reason why you’ll want to hire a professional to perform these tasks. 1.) Replacing […]

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Homemade Bath Bombs

Baths have become popular again because of the variety of bath bombs that people are purchasing. There are many different types of bath bombs out there. Some change the color of the water, others add sparkles to the water, and most change the scent of the water as well. They are a new bath time favorite that has been drawing people in for the past year because of the many different types that exist. They […]

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3 DIY Halloween Candle Ideas

Candles can be used in a variety of different ways to help light and decorate your home. Now that Halloween is up and coming, you can use candles to decorate anything from jack o’lanterns to chandeliers. Although these ideas are very traditional, there are many other options for using candles as Halloween decorations. These top three DIY Halloween candle decorations will set you apart from the traditional Halloween décor found in everyone’s home. 1.) Silhouette […]

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Growing Herbs in the Fall

As the cold weather is starting to roll in, it’s the perfect time to finish off your fall gardening. Many people forget that fall can be a great time to plant herbs in their gardens. The herbs that thrive the most when planted during the fall season include: parsley, chives, and cilantro. The cooler weather benefits the herbs because their seeds can be planted a month before the last frost. These types of herbs have […]

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4 DIY Fall Scents for Your Home

From pumpkin spice to apple cinnamon, fall scents are quickly coming back into style this year. Many stores sell overpriced candles and sprays that can help your home smell like fall again. Yet, there are many homemade recipes for these scents that are a fraction of the cost of the store bought items. Check out four great DIY fall scent recipes that you can make in your home. 1.) Fall Potpourri with Dried Fruit and […]

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