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How To- Vintage Silhouettes

Silhouette portraits were popular in the mid-18th century and continued to be through the early decades of the 19th century. Traditionally, profile portraits were cut from black paper. To make things a little easier, the technique described here uses ink and brushes, but could be done with black paper and a precision knife following the […]



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Make Your Own Curtain Rods

I have a closet without a door, so I thought it might be nice to make a curtain in lieu of a door. I figured a large panel of fabric might add more interest to the small bedroom versus having a wooden or mirrored door because fabric comes in so many colors and patterns. The […]


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Vintage Postcard Light Switch Covers!!!!

I was recently at a flea market in New York City. One of the vendors had a box of postcards labeled “FREE.” I couldn’t resist and picked out a few. As luck would have it, a couple postcards had a vertical layout, and I thought they would be really nice light switch covers. I decided […]


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Easter Egg Dyeing – The Easy Way!

There are endless ways to decorate Easter eggs, but here are some basics that make it easy for any member of the family to create beautiful eggs. First, prepare the eggs. I like to boil mine because it’s easier than blowing out the eggs’ insides. Plus, the eggs become an instant snack that can be […]


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Easy to Make Homemade Household Cleaners!

When the bathroom gets really gross, or the kitchen is covered in greasy grime, it can be comforting to use a harsh chemical to get rid of the mess. We’ve been conditioned to think the more toxic the chemical, the better it will clean. However, harsh chemicals can be bad for the air inside the […]


Clean Your Room! Easy Chalkboard Signs

I am always looking for ways to reduce my consumption and waste. Even though it seems small, I hate using a fresh piece of paper every time I need to write a quick note. That’s why I love these little chalkboard notepads. Not only are they reusable, but they are just so darned cute! To […]


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Cute Wax Paper Hearts!

Surprise your sweetie with some cute Valentine’s decorations. All you need is some crayons, a pencil sharpener, wax paper, card stock and some craft paper (or a couple paper bags). Tear off a piece of wax paper. Remove the label from a crayon and run it through a pencil sharpener so the shavings are distributed […]


Polish Silver in a Snap!

I have read online and in various publications over the years that silver can be polished easily using a few household items, but does it work as well as the ready-made store-bought stuff? Since I had some seriously tarnished silver I figured it was time to find out. I have some silver jewelry and flatware […]


How to Frame Art- 3 Different Ways

There’s more than one way to frame a photo, and there’s sort of a right and a wrong way, but that depends on how precious the photo is and how much you’re willing to spend. I bought three different styles of frames so you can determine which works best for you. Cheap, but Good The […]