Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Ways to reuse or repurpose mason jars, glass jars and their lids:

There are many websites and loads of pins on Pinterest about how to use and reuse mason and glass jars.  I recently saw one that said “101” ways to reuse mason jars – WOW – and here I was all proud of myself because I use 4 or 5 of these tips to save money..lol

 

Mason jars can be used as drinking glasses (glue a glass candle stick to the bottom and you’ve got yourself a redneck wine glass). You can use them as storage for beans, rice, or any kind of dry good. Continue reading Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Day 10: 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders

WELCOME TO DAY 10 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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We had a temporary “get us through the winter safely” fix up on our front door step recently and I was so excited when I discovered there was left over 4×4 lumber.

So, just like back in October re the wooden pumpkins I made with the pieces of 4×4 that L cut for me.  Shown here…IMG_0660I had L do the same thing with the leftover 4×4 from the front door fix.  He cut and sanded for me 1 x 6″ high, 1 x 8″ high and 1 x 10″ high, only this time he drilled a hole in the middle on top using a 1 3/4″ spade bit for a tea light candle. Continue reading Day 10: 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders

Day 9: Oranaments from Recycled Toilet Tissue Tubes

WELCOME TO DAY 9 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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If you have been reading this blog for any length of time then you probably know that I have a hard time throwing things out, I prefer to recycle, reuse or repurpose whenever possible. I had a pretty big stash of toilet tissue paper tubes waiting to be turned into wall art or Christmas ornaments.

Continue reading Day 9: Oranaments from Recycled Toilet Tissue Tubes

Day 8: Vinyl Serving Bowls

WELCOME TO DAY 8 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

What do Roseanne Cash, Janie Fricke and Tina Turner (vinyl LP)have in common in my household??

They became serving bowls for some of my christmas goodies!!!

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Remember the vinyl records I picked up at the “Use it or Lose it” event (I’ve mentioned a few times before…) one of them turned into my Vinyl Snowman wall hanging (see below) and three more became serving bowls.

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There are lots of tutorials on-line to melt vinyl LP records into various objects. Here is a link to the one I used and pretty much followed it to the letter. Continue reading Day 8: Vinyl Serving Bowls

Day 6: Urn Planter Door Stoop Decoration

WELCOME TO DAY 6 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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Today’s FABULOUS idea comes from The Surly Mermaid.  She is a good friend of mine and does monthly “snippet” blog posts here at A Wandaful Thing.  She has many other talents besides her quirky , off the cuff writing style and she is sharing one with us today. Continue reading Day 6: Urn Planter Door Stoop Decoration