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 ~ 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. 



DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Dental Floss Instead of Thread

In a jam and can’t find any thread to fix a hem or sew a button on?  Try using dental floss to stitch your problem.

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 ~ Remove Stains from Surfaces

It seems that stains seem to magically appear on my counter tops and other hard surfaces.

I’ve found a great home remedy to get rid of these tough stains.  Mix lemon juice with baking soda, the amount all depends on how big the stain is, until you develop a paste.  Apply the mixture to the stain and let sit for a few hours, then wipe clean.  If the stain is still visible, try the process again.

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Homemade Hairspray


Since most hair sprays contain lots of items that you really don’t want anything to do with, I’ve found a way to make your own hair spray.  This is a very effective recipe to, you’ll be surprised as to how well it really holds.


What You Will Need:

–   3 lemons (about ¾ cup of lemon juice)

–   1 ½ -2 ½ cups of water


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Slice the lemons and place them in a skillet

2.   Place enough water so that the lemons are covered.

3.   Simmer for about 1 hour.  As the water evaporates, add more.

4.   Let the contents of the skillet cool down.

5.   Strain the liquid (I found a coffee filter works well for this) and place in a spray bottle.

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.

Frugal Tip #48 ~ Homemade Cream Type Scrubber

Looking for an alternative to the store bought creamy soft scrubber?  All you need to do is in a bowl, mix ½ cup of baking soda with enough liquid detergent to make a frosting like texture.  Scoop some of the contents of the bowl onto a sponge and clean the surface like usual.  I find this works great for cleaning the bathtub.

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