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DIY Organizing

Creating Cork Projects for an Organized Home or Office

March 10, 2017
Creating Cork Projects for Organizing

First of all, I love working with wine corks and I love getting my home and office organized too. The corks have the winery’s logo which adds interest to any cork project.  Cork projects always turn out cute and useful. I love the useful projects because I am trying to cut my material items.  Personally, I am beginning to work on an only have what I need or love items in my home.

I completed a corked roof on my mailbox last year which I still love today.  Recently, I found solar-powered flashing light string.  I placed the lights around the outside of the house mailbox and it really looks cute at night.  Please take a look at the Wine Cork Mailbox Roof.

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DIY Home

How to Install a Flag Pole Mount on an Awesome Stone Surface

February 20, 2017
How to Install a Flag Pole Mount on an Awesome Stone Surface

Generally speaking, a flag pole mount is pretty easy to install.  It is a little more difficult to install a flag pole mount on stone.  The wind can be very fierce and I didn’t want to drill into the stone, damage the stone, and then for the flag pole to not hold properly in the stone pillar.  Maybe I worry too much but I didn’t want to damage the house.

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DIY Home

Beginner’s Guide: Tile a Backsplash

February 14, 2017
Beginners Guide to Tiling a Back Splash

This is my first tile job and I chose to install tile on my backsplash. I didn’t realize it but the tile pattern I chose was not the best tile to choose for a beginner because of the pattern requiring many extra cuts on the tile saw. The blue arabesque tile was purchased by now so the process was already started and would be completed.

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DIY Garden

Creating a Simple Beautiful Frugal Rain Chain

January 4, 2017
Creating a Simple Beautiful Frugal Rain Chain

I decided to create a simple beautiful rain chain the second I found the galvanized pails at a garage sale.  I absolutely love rain chains.  The cost held me back from buying one, two, or even three of them premade.  I guess you could easily say that I really have wanted one for a long time.  It doesn’t rain often here so I never could justify buying them for the sheer beauty of them.

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DIY Home

Help When you Can’t Find a Stud in the Wall to Hang Heavy Objects

December 13, 2016
Help with Hanging Heavy Decorations on the Wall

Kristen asked for help hanging decorations and objects on the wall at her home.  She is having a hard time finding studs to secure the heavy pictures and decorations on the wall.  Together, we decided installing a decorative board around the room would be perfect so she could put her decorations anywhere on the wall and know they would be anchored well.

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DIY Sewing

Sew a Warm Beautiful Robe for a Young Man

December 5, 2016
Sew a Warm Beautiful Robe for a Young Man

I set out to sew a warm beautiful robe for a young man.  The young man just happens to be my wonderful grandson, Michael.

My wish is to sew something that he could enjoy on Christmas morning and hopefully a lot of cool mornings after Christmas.  Sometimes it is hard to make something that a child enjoys but Michael is an easy child.  He loves almost everything but its hard to keep his clothes on him at this stage of his young life.

 

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DIY Home

How to for the First Time Wine Cork a Mailbox Roof

November 29, 2016
How to Cork a Mailbox or Anything Else

My mailbox is a little house which I painted long ago to match the colors of my real house.  It has a wood shingled roof which has failed when the wood started falling off slowly.  I decided to wine cork the roof with the many wine corks which I have for crafting projects.

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DIY Sewing

How to Make a Simple Beautiful Car Seat Organizer

November 15, 2016
Car Seat Organizer with the John Deere theme

My grandson, Michael loves John Deere.  In my mind, there is nothing better than a John Deere Car seat organizer.  I made the car seat cover to protect the back of the car seat from Michael’s shoes, while keeping Michael’s toys and books organized in the car.

I have not yet developed superior sewing skills but I enjoy the simple projects.  I am trying to motivate myself to practice sewing, so my skills improve.  Do you understand this feeling?  Maybe you don’t have enough time for large scale sewing because you are just too busy.  I know the feeling.

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Shirley@frugalfarmgals.com

Shirley@frugalfarmgals.com

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