How to Needle Felt Animals, Dolls, and so Much More

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Needle felting is a completely no-tech and super low cost crafting “habit.” I opted against using the word hobby to describe needle felting, because once you pick up a piece of wool and the proper needle, it is almost impossible not to get addicted. I discovered needle felting accidentally when browsing Pinterest and ETSY for … Read more How to Needle Felt Animals, Dolls, and so Much More

DIY Natural Fabric Softener

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DIY natural fabric softener keeps your clothing, towels, and blankets both feeling soft and smelling fresh. Commercially manufactured fabric softeners, even some “organic” ones, are comprised of potentially harmful chemicals. Fabric softeners not only keep your clothing looking, smelling, and feeling their best, they also prevent static cling, and reduce soap residue. It is entirely … Read more DIY Natural Fabric Softener

How To Eradicate Brown Rot In Your Garden

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Brown rot is a fungal disease that particularly affects peach, plum, apricot, cherry, nectarines, and other stone fruit trees. This type of fungal infestation becomes especially problematic during spring when wet and humid conditions abound. The brown rot fungus impacts not only the flowers on fruit trees, but their overall yield capacity. A robustly healthy … Read more How To Eradicate Brown Rot In Your Garden

Cheap DIY Chicken Coop – Turn a Rabbit Hutch into a Hen House

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Building a chicken coop doesn’t have to cost either a lot of money or a lot of time. This DIY chicken coop is predator-proof, extremely spacious, takes only a full day to create, and costs less than $300. If you have scrap wood and/or wire stockpiled on your homestead, the cost of building this rabbit … Read more Cheap DIY Chicken Coop – Turn a Rabbit Hutch into a Hen House

5 DIY All-Natural Drain Cleaner Recipes

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Clogged drains happen to everyone, eventually. No matter how diligently you try to avoid grease, hair, or other common problem matter from gaining access to a sink or tub drain, they find their way in. Cleaning clogged drains does not require either the use of caustic chemical products, or calling a plumber. DIY natural drain … Read more 5 DIY All-Natural Drain Cleaner Recipes

How To Make A Waldorf Doll (Free Patterns and Videos)

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Waldorf dolls will take longer to create than a typical cloth doll, but making one of these sweet old-fashioned toys is so well worth the effort. Once you master making a Waldorf doll head, the rest of the process is easy-peasy…I promise. I allowed myself to be too intimidated by the head-making process, that it … Read more How To Make A Waldorf Doll (Free Patterns and Videos)