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- First you'll want to cut a square of leather that is 7" x 7" and another smaller square of your second color that is 4.5" x 4.5". Use the leather glue to glue the smaller square exactly in the middle of your larger square. Well, as close to exact as you can anyway... - Align a square object (like a small box or a square vase) with the corner of your inside color square and pinch the larger...
1. Disassemble Start by removing all drawers and attachments from the frame and taking off any and all hardware. Removing hardware might be a pain in the short run, but you'll be glad you did it.   2. Clean Give the furniture a cleansing wipe-down with soapy water to remove any dirt, dust, and grime that may have accumulated over the years.   3. Repair Search for any chips, holes, or scratches,...
- The beginning to end project steps: Measure floor, prepare underlayment, attach underlayment, cut tile for dry fit, apply thin-set mortar, place tiles down and use tile spacers, allow mortar to dry overnight, apply grout, wipe away excess grout, and finally, if necessary, apply grout sealer.  - Use a drill with a square driver bit to attach backerboard screws to sub-floor with applied thin-set...
After picking up the ingredients for these homemade wipes, they cost just about nothing to make, which means you can have a can of wipes in every room of your home. Vinegar does an amazing job of cleaning up messes while naturally whisking away germs, preventing mold, and killing bacteria. And you can use your favorite dish soap or make your own. Repurposing an old coffee can for this DIY is a...
Measure and add the purified water and aloe vera juice to the container. You can repurpose an old mouthwash container or use a glass jar. Aloe vera juice helps soothe the mouth, and fights canker and cold sores, while giving it a quick clean. Now add the hydrogen peroxide, which breaks up bacteria in the mouth and is also a natural whitener. For a fresh taste, add eight to 12 drops of your...
Yes, it's a bit gross, but start by removing the drain trap and giving it a good cleaning. Use a paper towel to wipe around the drain of your sink or tub, removing any bits of food or collections of hair. Mix together the baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar in a small container. The salt and baking soda work together to help scour pipes and break up buildup, while the cream of tartar naturally...
Step 1:  Cutting and splicing the electrical cord:  ***This step is only necessary if you don't want your cord to be seen.  If your fountain is in a corner or up against the a wall, you might be able to just drape the electric cord over the edge and hide it.  If this is the case skip to step 2.*** Drill a small hole near the bottom of the large pot.  The diameter of the hole should be just big ...
Space mason jars evenly on wooden board, and mark placement with a pencil in order to design and measure around. Tape off rectangles on board, and paint with chalkboard paint as pictured above. This way, you can switch out herbs and change their labels accordingly. Paint pipe clamps gold, and secure to wooden board by hammering a nail through the small holes in the pipe clamp. On back of board,...
Gather the materials for making the sweater pillow. Have old buttons hanging around? You can use them for upping the adorableness factor of this DIY. Stuff the sweater with the pillow, checking to see if it's good fit. You want the sweater to be comfortable around the pillow without too much stretching or extra sagging around the edges. Now cut the sleeves and neck from the pillow-stuffed sweater...
Place the coconut oil and beeswax in small metal or glass bowl, and heat using a double boiler, or melt slowly in the microwave until the mixture has come together. Now add any extras, such as lemon rind, grated cinnamon, or a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Pour the mixture into a silicone mold, or pop a few muffin liners in a muffin tin to use for molding the lotions. It's that simple...
   Cut your white paper at 2×2. (If you want to paint a pattern on your paper, begin so now).  Begin by taking one corner of the paper, and tightly rolling to the other side. When rolling, make sure the bottom stays tight, but the top has a wide opening for a bouquet of flowers.  When cone shape is formed, take your hot glue gun adhere the sconce closed.  Then, take your pom trim and glue it to...
Protect your space with a plastic tarp before staining the board. Coat one side and the edges and let dry, then flip and stain the other side. Finish with a coating of polyurethane, which keeps the stain on the wood and off clothing and other items. Or you can skip the stain altogether and simply seal the wood with polyurethane. While waiting for the board to dry, measure and mark 3.5 feet on one...
Step 1Saw your wood into four even lengths. You can make them how ever long you need! If you have an artwork in mind already, measure the length of the top side of the artwork. Sand the cut edges to make them nice and smooth.Tip: Use a miter box to get a nice straight cut   Step 2Attach magnets to one side of each of the wood pieces. If your magnets are self adhesive then you can just whack them...
Select a map to use for creating the coaster, place a tile over the area, and use a pencil to trace around it. Repeat three times using the same map, or use a different location. Cut the squares and trim to fit the square tiles as needed. Coat the top side of the tumbled marble with Mod Podge, and then press the section of map over the top, smoothing gently. Do the same with the remaining three...
Start by vacuuming your leather furniture, removing any bits of food and dust lurking about. Then gently wipe the leather item with a damp paper towel. Mix together the vinegar and olive oil in a small container, whisking to incorporate. The oil and vinegar won't completely come together because the liquids have different densities. The vinegar gently cleans the leather, and the olive oil breaks...
STEP 1 Clean the Bottles Collect an assortment of discarded wine bottles ranging in different heights and colors. Remove labels using utility knife and damp cloth. Once most residue is gone, rinse bottles in sink with running water. NOTE: Some labels are more difficult to remove than others. If labels won’t come loose quickly, consider soaking them in water until the paper and glue soften.   STEP...
- Assemble  - It is recommended to put a dab of adhesive inside the copper tees and caps when assembling to strengthen the ladder's overall integrity. -Enjoy
1. Spray foam into tray 2. Drip dots of paint throughout the foam 3. With a chopstick or fork, swirl the paint through the shaving foam 4. Take your paper and press it down on the foam 5. Lift! 6. Using your spatula, scrape off the excess foam to reveal your masterpiece 7. Wipe the rest of the foam off with a tissue. Leave to dry, less than half an hour should do it. 8. Wrap it up! You can make...
- Wind the tinsel around the canning lid.The tinsel has a bit of wire built in so it will stay put. - Just keep winding until you go all the way around.  - Hang with string or twine if desired. 
Start by creating a cone using one side of a cereal box or a sheet of tag board. You can make the cone as big or as small as you'd like. Hold the edge together with a few dots of hot glue, and trim the base so it stands straight. To create the ruffles of the tree, cut away the inside round of the filters — but don't toss! You can use for making these cute, scented sachets. Bunch a filter together...
Start by simmering water in a small saucepan. Place a heat-safe metal or glass bowl, or tin can, filled with candle ends, in the saucepan, creating a homemade double boiler. You can add a bit of color to the candles by dropping bits of crayons in with the candle ends. Once the wax is around 100˚F, you're ready to start pouring.   Cover the sheet pan with parchment paper and then position the...
Cut the baguette into 4 pieces. Use a long knife to cut out the insides, leaving some bread along the edges. Pull out the loose bread to leave hollow bread quarters. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add in the artichoke pieces and cook for one minute. Reduce heat to medium, add in the spinach, and cook until wilted, turning often. Mix in the cream cheese and...
1) Remove the packaging from the wishbones and O rings.   2) The wishbones have a little hole in the center where they are meant to hang as ornaments. Fill this hole with a dab of the glue/epoxy and let it dry.   3) After the glue/epoxy is dry, lightly sand it with the 150 grit sandpaper to smooth it. Don’t worry if you sand the metal. It helps the paint stick better when the metal is scuffed up...
1. Drill a hole in the back of the case near the top for the light fixture's cord. 2. Place the bookcase upside down on the floor, fit the light fixture into the bookcase, and attach it to the top with screws. 3. Turn the case upright and put it in the desired location. Fill a shallow tray with pebbles or crushed glass and set your herb containers onto the tray. Adjust the top shelf so that the ...

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