Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mason Jar as Refrigerator Deodorizer Holder


Mason Jar as Refrigerator Deodorizer Holder
 
With all those different foods we will be putting in the fridge through the holidays, its time to put in fresh baking soda. Boy, the funky smell mine had after Thanksgiving.

A cheap and easy alternative to buying refrigerator baking soda boxes is to make your own reusable holder.

Supplies:

Jelly Jar
Daisy Lid
Paper Towel
Baking Soda
Pen
Scissors


 Simply make a paper towel circle by placing your jar upside down on the towel and tracing it with a pen.
 
  
Cut circle out with a pair of scissors.
 

Place towel circle in daisy lid.
 
 
Pour baking soda in the jelly jar and twist on lid.
 
Ready to put in the fridge. Replace baking soda every other month, or sooner, if you notice a smell.
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DIY - Silver Bells From Drink Bottles

 
Here's another cute craft you can make from drink bottles.


Supplies:

20 oz. drink bottles
Floral wires (2 different gauges)
Metallic Spray Paint
Crystals from the jewelry making section in crafts
Drill
Scissors and/or box blade
Newspaper
 
Start by cutting the top out of your drink bottle. Where you cut it, will depend on how you want your bell to look.
 
 
Use scissors to clean up and shape the bottom of your bell.
 
 
Next, drill a tiny hole in the center of the drink lid.
 
 
Guide floral wire through the hole, making sure the wire is longer than the bell.

 
Loop the wire at the top of the lid, so the wire will not pull through the hole.

 
Lay out newspaper and place the bell and lid on it.

 
Spray paint pieces with metallic paint. You will need spray on 2 or 3 coats to cover all areas well.

 
Once dry, you can place your crystals. Just guide the floral wire through the hole of the crystal and twist wire onto itself.

 
Now, to hang your bells, you simply push a floral wire through the same hole in the lid and fold it over. I used a larger gauge wire for the hanging wire than I did the crystal wire.

 
Arranged with a few gold jingle bells, clear balls and ribbon, and you have a nice little arrangement.
 






Facebook: Business Page vs. Friend Page

Facebook: Business Page vs. Friend Page


We've toyed with our Facebook presence; Business Page vs. Friend Page. After creating a Business Page, and using it for a few days, we came to a very important decision. . . . We don't want a cold, unilateral page where we tell friends all about us. Friends - by its very definition insinuates a bilateral relationship.

We want to share experiences with our friends, and to know what's going on in their lives, not just ours. With that being said, we will be keeping the Friend based page, and ask anyone that wants to be our friend, just send us a request. The business page will remain for announcements, but we love our friend page.

Thank you all for being our FRIEND.