Make It: DIY Dryer Vent Pumpkins

by Capree K

created at: 10/12/2011

What's that you say?  Pumpkins made from dryer vents??  Yes, indeedy.  Turns out, this unexpected material makes for some pretty fantastic pumpkin-ry!  

Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff created two versions of this whimsical pumpkin: one with traditional colors, the other bedazzled and glitter-tastic.  The choice, of course, is up to you!  To get started, you'll need:

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Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets: Free Cheat Sheet Download

by Bruno Bornsztein

Alternative uses for dryer sheets from

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Dryer Sheets

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New Use for Old Drawers: A Laundry Room Re-Vamp

by Craftmel

created at: 03/16/2011

We recently moved into a rental condo where, among a bazillion other rules, we can't paint our walls.  Which is unfortunate, because the last tennants "touched up" with flat paint over the existing eggshell finish.  It makes for an interesting pattern on the walls, but I digress.  Our drab laundry room not only was white beyond all sterile imagining, but it had zero shelving or storage.  The solution to our blah laundry room was found in a few castaways.  

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Painted Subway Art Floor Mat Runner

by The Exchange Blog

created at: 02/07/2011

created at: 02/07/2011

I recently revamped my laundry/craft room and one of the projects that did for this room came straight from an inspirational post I recently found on Curbly posted by Sarah from the blog Sarah Wandering.  Sarah beautifully hand painted an interlocking floor mat and I couldn't help but be inspired to run out and get my own mat to paint.  With Sarah's inspiration, I took the project in a slightly different direction and I spray painted primer...

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Laundry LIES (and Truths)

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/07/2010

The Queen of Clean! Does she wear a cape made of dryer sheets? Does she leap laundry hampers in a single bound? I have no idea, but she does de-bunks laundry myths faster than a speeding bullet. (The busts are brought to us by Vaska, thus the shout out). So here they are, straight from the Dirt Buster's mouth:


If the clothes are really dirty use more detergent.

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How to Make an Indoor, Wall-Mounted Clothesline

by DIY Maven


As we speak, a very large damp coverlet is draped over my banister. If I had a clothesline, it would be hanging outside, of course. But not only do I not have an outdoor clothesline, I don't have an indoor one either. Although, my coverlet wouldn't fit on this wall-mounted indoor clothes line, my unmentionables certainly would. If you have an unused corner somewhere in your diggs, you just might want to make one. Here's the supply list:

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Eco Friendly Aromatherapy Laundry Soap

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-11-02

Once you've bypassed the fragrances and concentrated sudsing, what's left to show for it? You have clean clothes, but no good smellum. Instead of dumping in your own essential oils, which was my first thought,  better order some eco friendly aromatherapy laundry soap from Etsy's LotusSoap. For a mere $3.50, you can try a sample pack of just about any fragrance you can imagine.

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How To: Rid Shirts of Underarm Stains.

by Chris Gardner

Summertime inspires light, airy clothing, and nothing beats a basic fresh, white shirt to feel fun and carefree. But, admit it, with white shirts comes the risk of underarm stains. To deal with basic white t loss, try these tips from Men's Flair. From homemade recipes of borax and baking soda, to the simple science of drying white shirts in the sun and storing them in a light, airy place, some combo bound to work for your gear.



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