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How To: Make an Inexpensive DIY Reed Diffuser

by Chris Gardner

DIY reed diffuser tutorial

Inside: how to make a DIY reed diffuser to make your house smell amazing, fresh and clean.

You can pick up all you want, but the true indicator of how clean a home really is? The way it smells. During spring cleaning season, we wait for the days where it's warm enough to open the windows and air out the house, and do some serious scrubbing to get rid of the worst odor offenders. And when all's back to neutral, it's time to fill your home...

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Six Heavenly Wine Bottle Centerpieces

by DIY Maven
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Six Heavenly Wine Bottle Centerpieces

I have never met an empty wine bottle that I didn't like. Much to the dismay of my boo, I might add. "Why are you keeping these?" he asks when he finds my stash. "I've got a plan," is my usual answer, although up until now my "plan" included a bottle cutter (no, I haven't bought a decent one yet). However, now with these ideas, I have a veritable arsenal of replies to his question, which

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Rainy Day Craft: Rope and Glue Vases

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

rope vase

Gluing rope around glass cylinders is calming and therapeutic, especially when you're not being beckoned outside. Simple and fun, all you need are some leftover glass vases, a heap of 1/4" or 1/2" jute rope, a hot glue gun or other good, clear, heavy glue. Think of all the rope accents you could do. You could even paint them.  See more...

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How To: Upcycled Wine Bottle Vases.

by Chris Gardner

A few weeks ago, these brilliant wine bottle vases designed by Erik Anderson made their way around the craft and style web world. But this time of year, we're not apt to spending much time outside, and then wind isn't apt to let you keep 'em lit.

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So, check out this translation from Lindsay and Taylor from purr design - "We loved the idea of reusing old wine bottles, and thought a reinterpretation of the Erik’s recycled wine bottle torches...

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How to Make a "Sanded" Light Bulb

by DIY Maven

How to Make a "Sanded" Light Bulb

With some high-temperature clear caulk and a little sand, you can put an interesting finish on clear light bulbs. A nice addition to your bar strip-light bathroom fixture or Potted Light Bulb Lamp perhaps?

What You Need

Clear light bulb (I’d stick with lower wattage. The bulb in the example was 40 watt.)

Hight temperature clear caulk (I found this at Menards for about $6.50 in the heating department.)

Caulking gun

Sand (Any kind will do, but finer...

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