Duct Tape Checkbook Cover

By Noreen Doll. A duct tape checkbook cover is easy to make, especially if you use your old checkbook cover for a pattern. Most of the checkbook covers you get (for free) are made of plastic and don’t last very well. So I decided to make one for myself using duct tape, which is very […]

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book

By Noreen Doll. This folded pocket book is so much fun to make that I had to find ways to use them so I can make more! One way to use it is to make it a one sheet folded gift pocket book, which has 8 pockets. To use the book one can put folded […]

Aluminum Security Credit Card Holder Tutorial

By Noreen Doll. From what I’ve read, hackers can now use a hand held device to read your personal information on your credit cards even while the cards are tucked away in your wallet. I’ve also been seeing aluminum wallets for carrying credit cards, to thwart the ability to read the personal information on them. […]

The Best Back Scratcher I’ve Ever Had!

By Noreen Doll. The best back scratcher I’ve ever had is a metal pasta spoon. I’ve mostly lived in a dry climate, and when we run the heater in the house during the winter my skin dries out even more. As a consequence, my back would often itch. It’s very difficult to reach your entire […]

Small Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

Jeans iPad Carrier

By Noreen Doll. I created a fun jeans iPad carrier from an old pair of jeans. It was quick and easy. I made the carrier a few inches longer than the iPad so the top would fold over. By folding the top over several inches, there is no need to add a fastener. There is […]

Make Homemade Gifts

Do you try to make many of the gifts that you give? Do you love to give gifts but don’t really have a lot of money to spend? Making your gifts yourself enables you to give something original that you have put your own effort and thought into. Many people are wanting to get back […]

Military Themed Catch-All

by Noreen Doll. A military themed catch-all is a great gift idea for a guy. A teenaged boy I know needed something to empty his pockets into, and to hold other items he used on a regular basis. Because he has a strong interest in all things military, I decided to create a military themed […]

Unusual Groomsman Gifts

By Noreen Doll. It is traditional for the groom to thank his groomsmen with unusual groomsman gifts. You can buy the usual cuff links, monogramed items, or other men’s gifts. If you want to make your gift stand out, why not try creating one of these groomsman gift ideas. They really aren’t all that difficult […]

Handmade Gifts for Men

By Noreen Doll. Terrific handmade gifts for men aren’t so hard to find if you think about what he really likes and enjoys. Most men would use a fleece blanket, but what makes it unique is how you finish it for your specific guy. Use these same ideas for a fleece hat or scarf. If […]

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