Make Your Own Coffee Pods

by DIY Maven

Make Your Own Coffee Pods

MWT is enamored with his Senseo coffee machine, but those coffee pods it takes...sheesh...they do add up. Plus, the blends available are very limited. With the popularity of the single serve coffee makers, it was only a matter of time before some enterprising type came up with a DIY coffee pod maker. Enter the Perfect Pod, available at Amazon for $40. It comes with 40 pods to get you started. (A 40 count package of additional pod filters will...

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Goodwill Hunting-Modern Coffee Table

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 03/15/08

Last weekend was spent participating in my favorite sport of Goodwill Hunting.  With the expansion of this chain of fine variety stores, it's becoming difficult to hang on to my change.  It's also taking up lots of time and gasoline.  But what if something tremendous just arrived behind those swinging doors?

I deliberated a bit before shelling out $24.99 for this little cutie.  That's my limit........I guess.

The top of the table has some...

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How To Turn an Ugly Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Turn an Ugly Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench

 What do you do with an old coffee table with a dinged up or stained top?  Turn it into a soft, lovely, upholstered bench for your hallway, end of your bed or as an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa.  This pine bench was $13.99 at Goodwill (a little overpriced in my opinion).  With some  fresh new fabric, supplies and these simple instructions, it morphed into a different creature. 

FIND A TABLE AND LET'S GET STARTED!

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Make Coffee Substitutes

by DIY Maven

whole grain barley

If you’re trying to cut down on your coffee intake, check out these recipes for coffee substitutes from make-stuff.com. The java alternatives are made from beech tree, chicory, wheat, barley, garbanzo beans and parsnip. Parsnip? Hmm, a little odd perhaps, but less expensive than coffee and I bet they won’t stain your teeth either, which means you’ll save money on teeth whitening too. Bonus!

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15 Alternative Uses for Coffee Filters.

by Chris Gardner
15 Alternative Uses for Coffee Filters.

Tea Bags. Wrap loose leaf tea in a filter, then secure and suspend from a piece of string.

Line potted plants. Put a used coffee filter in the bottom of planters to prevent fine dirt particles from falling through the bottom.

Help little hands stay clean. Though adults should be responsible and not rely on disposable dinnerware, sometimes a coffee filter is the perfect size to contain finger foods (and protect carpet or clothing) in young hands...

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Top 10 Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

by DIY Maven

Top 10 Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

1. Deodorizer. Dry them out on a cookie sheet and then put them in a bowl in your refrigerator or freezer, or rub them on your hands to get rid of food prep smells.

 

2. Plant food. Plants such as rosebushes, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreen and camellias that prefer acidic soils will appreciate the leftovers from your...

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How to Make a To-go Coffee Cup Tissue Pop-up

by DIY Maven

How to Make a To-go Coffee Cup Tissue Pop-up

There’s a company out there called WeGo, that sells facial tissues in a take-away coffee cup. In the interest of DIY-ism, I bought one of these cups of 50 sand-paper-rough tissues for 3 bucks so I could pop off the top, rip the guts out and figure out how to make them. Here’s my easy, no-cost version.

What You Need

A cleaned, small to-go coffee cup and appropriately-sized lid to fit (the cup in the example is 4 ½" high with a 3 ½" top diameter)

A...

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