DIY Baked Mugs

DIY Baked Mugs


Make a personalized mug for your Valentine.  Click HERE to head over to the Home Simple website and find out how simple this idea really is.  All you need is a ceramic mug, permanent marker and bake in your oven.

DIY ~ Homemade Brown Sugar




Does a recipe you’re making call for brown sugar and you’ve run out?  Here’s a way to make brown sugar at home:

What You Will Need:

–   2 cups of sugar

–   1 ½ Tbsp of molasses


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Place all the ingredients in a bowl.

2.   Slowly mix the contents of the bowl with either a stand or hand mixer.  When the contents of the bowl start to ball, turn up the mixer and continue to mix for about 5 minutes or until things don’t ball anymore.


DIY ~ Line a Tray with Christmas Wrapping Paper



Here is a creative idea to change up your serving trays.  Add a single lawyer of Christmas wrap to a serving tray with tape. 



Gift/Craft Idea ~ Ring Pincushion

Make a Pincushion Ring from a Plastic Bottle Cap


I found this perfect craft idea for anyone who may be a seamstress on your holiday list.  Click HERE to head over to the Wikihow website and get the instructions on how to make this.

Frugal Tip ~ Reopen an Envelope


Have you sealed and stamped an envelope then realized you have forgotten to place something in it?  I’ve done this before and it drives me crazy to have wrecked an envelope and/or stamp by reopening it.  Instead, place the envelope in the freezer for an hour or two and then it will open simply.

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