How to Remove Stickers From Glass - With a Hairdryer
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by Karen
1w ago
Stop everything you're doing and go find something that has a label stuck on it. Because I'm going to show you a tip (that I thought I invented but probably didn't) on how to easily remove a label from almost anything. Hello lovely black glass receptacle that would be a perfect little vase! How are... Read More ..read more
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Replacing A Shovel Handle - Like the Wonder Woman You Are
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by Karen
2w ago
I know. You have superhuman strength and you broke your shovel handle.  Way to go Wonder Woman or Strongman.  Here's how to replace that shovel handle.  In 2019 I dug a hole and broke my shovel.  Last season I broke a shovel handle and a fork handle. I'm a gardening beast with the strength of... Read More ..read more
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The Magnetic Gate Latch. DIY it in One Hour.
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by Karen
1M ago
I DIYed myself some invisible gate latches 14 years ago and those invisible, magnetic gate latches are still working perfectly.  Here's how to do your own. At the time I was looking for a discreet gate latch. All I could find were big, honking latches that looked like they belonged on the gate of a... Read More ..read more
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Make an Insulated Milk Crate
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by Karen
2M ago
This has been the most satisfying DIY I've done in a long time and it would have gone over HUGE in the 1930s. But the milkman - is making a comeback. That's right, I have a milkman. I get milk dropped off, frothy and cold, to my doorstep once a week from a local dairy.... Read More ..read more
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The Easter Grass Update
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by Karen
2M ago
A week ago I (and some of you) threw some grass seed into teacups. It was touch and go there for a couple of days but just when I thought I'd have to start over with an emergency wheat berry planting, the ryegrass revolted with an overnight uprising. I planted my seed one week ago... Read More ..read more
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How to Mend a Pull in a Sweater
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by Karen
2M ago
Hey, hey, hey!Is everybody ready to delve into the exciting world of sweater mending and crochet hooks??? Well??? Are you? I know. I need everyone to calm down now. This is the exact sort of thing that could cause a flash mob. Keep your breathing slow and regular and you should be fine. This kind... Read More ..read more
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How to Fix a Dried Out Sharpie
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by Karen
3M ago
Because you probably have one in your junk drawer right now and because it's fun to see if things like this work. How to fix a dried out Sharpie ... I shared this tip over a decade ago but have let it languish in obscurity since then. Mainly because my Sharpie was fixed and I... Read More ..read more
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Make Moss Pots For Indoor?Spring Bulbs?
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by Karen
3M ago
Leave it to the Japanese to take something as utilitarian as a pot and make it elegant, simple and beautiful.  With 5 minutes and $5 you can make a Kokedama (Japanese moss pot) that'll give the illusion that you actually know what you're doing with house plants. I'd like to go on record as saying... Read More ..read more
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A New Way to Hang Art
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by Karen
4M ago
Adding a drawer slide to the back of an oil painting lets you move a piece of art back and forth without having to take it off the wall. Why would I (or you) ever need something like this? I genuinely have no idea how you might want to put this technique to use, but... Read More ..read more
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It's Time to Chain Myself to a Sloth
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by Karen
5M ago
Welcome to my burn out. I had BIG intentions for today's post but every time I started to write - nothing happened. The curtain is down on my brain for the year and as much as I'd love to give you the performance of a lifetime today, I can't. Cannot. At the end of every... Read More ..read more
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