How to Remove Furniture Dents from Carpet

Remove Furniture Dents from Carpet by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Recently I decided to move a heavy bookcase from where it had been sitting for several years. Once the bookcase was gone, there remained a deep imprint in the flattened carpet fibers where the bottom edges of the bookcase had been sitting. I had read about using ice cubes to rejuvenate dents […]

Easy Way to Hide Paint Drips

Easy Way to Hide Paint Drips - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to hide paint drips when you’re painting. Our kitchen / dining room has a lot of brown trim in it, including a chair rail that goes around the dining room walls. Recently we painted the ceiling and walls, and while doing the ceiling, several drops of paint dripped […]

Remove Dried Paint Splotches Easily and Cheaply

Remove Dried Paint Splotches - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. While painting recently, we managed to have dried paint splotches on the vinyl floor. Because the vinyl is textured, removing the paint splotches presented a problem. It couldn’t just be scraped off because the vinyl wasn’t a flat surface – it had tiny ridges. We tried various things, and then discovered that […]

DIY Alcohol Hand Wipes

Crafty Journal - DIY Alcohol Hand Wipes

By Noreen Doll. Make DIY alcohol hand wipes. Especially during cold and flu season, I  use hand wipes a lot. And they are expensive! I keep a bag or two of them in my car, and carry a few with me in a ziplock sandwich bag. Because I use so many, I decided to make […]

Use Up Citrus Peel

Crafty Journal - Use Up Citrus Peel

By Noreen Doll. Need a quick way to get more mileage from a citrus peel? Here’s a great idea for how to use up citrus peel. After you’ve removed the pulp and juice from the fruit, save the peel. I’m using a grapefruit here, but oranges and lemons work just as well. Turn half of […]

Uses for Shelf Liner


By Noreen Doll. I originally bought this rubbery shelf liner to line the shelves in my kitchen cupboard. I like it because the dishes don’t move once they’re set in place. And it also cushions them. Then I began to see all kinds of other ways I could use the shelf liner, and now I […]

Cheap Laminating


By Noreen Doll. You can use packaging tape for cheap laminating if you don’t have – and don’t want to buy – a laminating machine. I make sure the tape I laminate with is completely clear. One thing it is really nice for is preserving recipe cards. I have a few old recipe cards written […]

Bug Scoop for the Squeamish!


Dead or alive! by Noreen Doll. Make an easy bug scoop with a cardboard tube. Anyone who has spent much time around kids is aware that there are some who really, really don’t want to handle bugs. (There are even a few adults like that.) I recently came up with an idea for picking up […]

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