DIY: Homemade Air Freshener Gel

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DIY: Homemade Air Freshener Gel

Here is an awesome DIY craft activity! Here is how to make your own Homemade Air Freshener Gel:

What you will need:

  • Three (3) to four (4) jars, capable of holding 1/2-cup of fluid each.  I used four (4) clean and recycled baby food jars, and each jar holds 1/2-cup of mixture.
  • Food Coloring
  • Essential Oil or Room Fragrance drops (Can be purchased at a craft store, but I found one on sale for $2 at Wal-mart.)
  • Two (2) cups of water, divided into two 1-cup amounts
  • Four (4) envelopes unflavored gelatine (one 1-oz box)
  • One (1) tablespoon of salt
  • Kitchen equipment such as a whisk, a pan to boil the water and spoons (plastic or metal) to mix the concoction

Go HERE to find out how to make it!

Thanks, Instructables and Deandras Crafts

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DIY: Make Your Own Coffee Creamer!

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DIY: Make Your Own Coffee Creamer!

Making your own coffee creamer is a great way to save some money! Check out this great DIY recipe!

Ingredients for the Base:

  • 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 3/4 cup milk or cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess)

Then you need to choose which is your flavor choice.  If the flavor your choose has an ingredant that is powdered (like cinnamon or cocoa) then heat about 1.2 cup of the base and disolve the power in that first…it helps so that your creamer is not grainy!

Choose Your Flavor

French Vanilla Creamer

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup (most grocery stores have this now where they sell coffee or get it at Stabucks)

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (vanilla extract will not work)

Chocolate

  • 2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup (any brand, I like Hershey’s)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Almond

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

 

Strudel Cake

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 pinch nutmeg (or less)

Vanilla Caramel

  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping (Smucker’s worked for us)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Raspberry

  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry syrup (you can also use raspberry pancake syrup in a pinch)

Irish Cream

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (those little packets or free sample work great)
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Coconut

  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract

Samoa (like the Girl Scout Cookies)

  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut, heated & strained, for the milk/cream)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Peppermint Patty

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Cinnamon Vanilla

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pumpkin Spice

  • 3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin (must be pureed)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Honey Vanilla

  • 1/4 cup honey (I used local organic)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Almond Joy

  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut if you heat it first, strained, in place of the milk & extract)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Sweet Cream

  • Use 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream instead of the milk in the base recipe
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR the inside of a vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Chocolate Orange

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange extract

Hazelnut

  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Chocolate Hazelnut

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Cinnamon Cake

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Salted Caramel

  • 2-3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Eggnog

  • replace milk in base recipe with equal amount of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Toasted Almond

  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

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Thanks, Fun 2B Frugal

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DIY Craft : Easter Egg Garland

EGGGARLAND DIY Craft : Easter Egg Garland

 

DIY Craft : Easter Egg Garland

This is a really cute, easy, and economical craft to make, and you can even do it with your kids!

You will need:

Plastic Easter Eggs (Make sure they have the two holes in the wide end of the egg)

String or wire

You can find the full tutorial here!

Have fun doing this with your family!

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CopyCat Recipe: Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole!

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CopyCat Recipe: Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole!

I absolutely love the Hashbrown Casserole from Cracker Barrel! I found you a copycat recipe, and I have tried this myself and it is amazing!

You will need:

2 lbs frozen hash browns
1/2 cup margarine or 1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (10 1/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup onion, peeled and chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Find this recipe and more from Food.com!

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DIY “Two Little Lovers Sitting in a Tree” Art for Valentine’s Day!

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DIY “Two Little Lovers Sitting in a Tree” Art for Valentine’s Day!

Are you looking for a easy, and sentimental gift idea for Valentine’s Day? Head over and check out this DIY “Two Little Lovers Sitting in a Tree” Art!  The Dating Divas even include the printables to help you out!

You will need:

Scissors
3-D Adhesive
8×10 Frame
4 Sheets of White Cardstock
A Black Pen
Distressing Ink (Optional)
and Ribbon (Or Twine)

Find the full tutorial and instructions from The Dating Divas!

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DIY: Friendship Blossoms Valentines!

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DIY: Friendship Blossoms Valentines!

Looking for a great creative Valentine Idea? Check out these DIY: Friendship Blossoms Valentines!

You will need:

  • Scrapbooking paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Lollipops
  • Tape

Find this tutorial and more from Family Fun Magazine!

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DIY: Mixing Your Own Chalkboard Paint in Any Color!

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DIY: Mixing Your Own Chalkboard Paint in Any Color!

Have you been wanting to make your own chalkboard at home? Check out this tutorial on DIY: Mixing Your Own Chalkboard Paint!

The best part? You can use any Color!

You will need:

1 Cup of Latex Paint

and 1 Tbsp. Unsanded Grout

Find the directions and more from Mom 4 Real!

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FREE Valentine’s Family Crafts at Michaels Craft Stores!

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FREE Valentine’s Family Crafts at Michaels Craft Stores!

Looking for things to do with the family? You can head over to Michaels Craft Stores Monday February 10-Wednesday February 12th from 5-7pm and have Family Craft Night! You will get to make a different Valentine’s craft each night.

Feb. 10 – Love Bug Card

Love is in the air. Why not come create fun and easy crafts with the kids? Bring the whole family to make a thoughtful Love Bug Card. Use the array of simple craft supplies to create whatever you can imagine! Offer available while supplies last.

Date: Monday, February 10th 
Time: 5pm-7pm

Feb. 12 – Valentine’s Day Frame

Make the day picture perfect and create fun and easy crafts with the kids at Michaels. Use the array of simple craft supplies to create whatever you can imagine! Offer available while supplies last.

Date: Wednesday, February 12th 
Time: 10am-12pm

Feb. 12 - Tissue Paper Heart

Nothing but heart! Create fun and easy crafts with the kids at Michaels. Bring the whole family to craft a special Tissue Paper Heart. Use the array of simple craft materials in each can tocreate whatever you can imagine! Offer available while supplies last.

Date: Wednesday, February 12th 
Time: 5pm – 7pm

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Recipe: Baked Crab Rangoon!

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Recipe: Baked Crab Rangoon!

Looking for an easy side recipe? I love Crab Rangoon!

Ingredients:

1/8 tsp Garlic Salt
1/8 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Small Green Onion (Finely Chopped)
3 oz Cream Cheese
4 oz Imitation Crab
14 Won Ton Wraps

Directions:

Mix first four ingredients together, then gently mix in the Imitation Crab. Spoon into each Won Ton Wrap and Fold.

Bake at 425 °F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

So Easy , and Looks delicious!

Find this recipe and more from Foodies TV!

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DIY:FREE “I think you’re pretty Kool” Valentines Printables!

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DIY: FREE “I think you’re pretty Kool” Valentines Printables!

Looking for a clever Valentine’s idea for you kids’ classes? Check out these “I think you’re pretty Kool” Valentines!

All you will need is:

Cardstock (or other thick paper)

Adhesive

KoolAid packets

and this FREE printable

Find this and more DIY from Our Thrifty Ideas!

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