Cheap Amateur Painting Tips

Cheap Amateur Painting Tips - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Periodically we need to repaint a room in our house, and in the process have found some ways to make painting cheaper and easier. Of course, we always buy good quality paint, but we’ve discovered some cheap tricks to help keep the costs down. Foam Brushes Get a couple of bags of […]

Easy, No-Mess Way to Paint Baseboards

Crafty Journal - Easy No-Mess Way to Paint Baseboards

By Noreen Doll. We love this super easy no-mess way to paint baseboards. Before when we’ve painted, we used a paint edger, which needs to be wiped free of paint after each use. This left us with tons of paint smeared paper towels or rags, and we usually managed to get some paint where we […]

How to Remove Candle Wax from a Jar

Easy Way to Remove Candle Wax from a Jar by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. You will need a warm sunny day to use this easy way to remove candle wax from a jar. So save up all your jars of used, melted candles to clean out on a hot summer day. Supplies. Jars of Used Candles Aluminum Foil Old Flatware Knife Turned into Craft Knife How […]

Clean Your Oven Without Scrubbing

Easy Way to Clean Your Oven Without Scrubbing by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A friend moved into a place that was in really bad shape, and she asked for ideas on how to clean it. The oven was awful, but she didn’t want to have to spend hours trying to scrub it. So we tried a trick that I had done before. And this was […]

Milk Jug Ideas

Things to Make with a Milk Jug by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Never throw away a milk jug or vinegar jug again! There are so many ways a milk jug can be upcycled or re-used. Other plastic bottles, such as vinegar jugs, soda bottles, and water bottles can also be used again. In fact, think how any plastic container can be re-used. Because plastic […]

How to Turn a Soda Can into a Flat Sheet of Aluminum

How to Turn a Soda Can into a Flat Sheet of Aluminum - Crafty Journal

There are lots of great crafts you can make from aluminum cans. And the colorful logos on the cans add to the finished project. For most projects you need to first turn a soda can into a flat sheet of aluminum. When I’m cutting aluminum cans, I like to wear a kevlar glove on the […]

Placemats Are a Great Teaching Tool

Placemats Are a Great Teaching Tool - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. We’ve discovered that placemats are a great teaching tool. Kids love to use the colorful mats at mealtime, and they can’t help seeing and learning what’s on the mats. Our kids are voracious learners, and they’ve learned so much from place mats. We’ve had some really interesting ones, including a U.S.A. map […]

Easy Way to Clean Blinds

Easy Way to Clean Blinds - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A friend who had just moved into a new (to her) house asked me if there was any easy way to clean blinds that had accumulated grime over the years. I suggested we try hanging them outside on the clothesline to clean them. After they were hung, we hosed them down from […]

Easy Way to Make a Shamrock

Easy Way to Make a Shamrock - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Shamrocks can be a bit tricky to make look nice and even, but here’s an easy way to make a shamrock. All you need is one heart, and you can make any size shamrock depending on the size of heart you use. Here’s how you do it. Supplies. 1 Heart (How to […]

How to Cut Holes in the Middle of Something

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By Noreen Doll. I make lots of projects that require holes in the middle where they are hard to cut. Here is an easy way to cut holes in the middle of something. If the item is soft and flexible and bends easily, cut the hole like this. Fold the item in half so you […]

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