DIY ~ Printable Chore Coupons

Printable Chore Coupons

 

 

Your help can be a budget-friendly gift on its own, whether used to spearhead a clean out or tackle a friend’s tough to-do. Offer your services in the form of chore coupons: Just click HERE to head over to print off your coupons.

 

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Recipe

 

Below is a recipe on how you can do it yourself and make this tasty spread at home:

 

What You Will Need:

–   1 1/2 cups of raw, unsalted hazelnuts

–   2 – 28g squares of melted semi-sweet chocolate

–   2 Tbsp of honey

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 400°F.

2.   Place the hazelnuts on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 5 minutes or until they are lightly toasted.

3.   Transfer to a tea towel and rub the skin off the hazelnuts.

4.   Place the nuts into a blender and blend until finely ground.

5.   Now add the chocolate and honey.  Continue to blend until mixed well together.

DIY Baked Mugs

DIY Baked Mugs

 

Make a personalized mug for your Valentine.  Click HERE to head over to the Home Simple website and find out how simple this idea really is.  All you need is a ceramic mug, permanent marker and bake in your oven.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

 

If you’re like me, it seems that every time I want to make a treat, like chocolate pudding, we don’t have any in the house. Here’s an easy way to do it at home yourself:
What You Will Need:
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/4 cup cornstarch
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 2 1/2 cups milk
– 2 tsp vanilla
– 2 Tbsp butter
What You Will Need to do:
1. In a pot, whisk the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt together.
2. Continue to whisk and slowly pour the milk.
3. Now turn the stove to medium heat and continue to stir until the entire surface of the pudding bubbles.Then reduce the heat to low and stir for another minute or so.
4. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
5. Transfer into a bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top.
6. Refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours and enjoy!

DIY ~ Post It Note Calendar

 

 

 

I really love this idea that is made by Martha.

 

Make a monthly calendar that is as changeable as your schedule.  Write appointments and events on movable sticky notes.

 

Ways to Tie a Scarf

Normally thrown around your neck in a casual fashion, a scarf can be so much more. Discover our simple tying techniques, then get creative on your own.  I found this article at the Homemadesimple website which I could resist sharing:
  1. Classic Wrap-Around : Place the middle of the scarf around the front of your neck, then pull the two ends around opposite sides to the front.
  1. Layered Knot : Place the scarf around the front of your neck so the ends hang in back. Pull the ends around to the front, and loosen the tightened neck section. Tie the dangling ends together and then pull the loosened neck section around the front of the knot.
  1. Double Loop : Start with the middle of the scarf on the back of your neck. Loop the ends of the scarf around and back to the front. Tie the two ends together.

 

 

  1. Triple Knot : Twist the scarf to thin it out and place around the back of your neck. Tie a triple knot in front, then loosen the knot loops to fill it out.
  1. Braided : Fold the scarf in half, then place around the back of your neck. Pull one of the loose ends through the loop on the other side, twist to make another loop, then thread the other loose end through.
  1. Rolled Coil : Place the scarf around the front of your neck so the ends hang in back. Pull the ends around to the front and tie them. Wrap and tuck the loose ends around to hide them.

Homemade Mod Podge

This is a whole lot easier than I would have ever anticipated and even better, it’s a fraction of the cost.

What You Will Need and What to do:

Take a clean empty jar and fill in half way full with white glue. Then fill up the remaining part of the jar with water. Shake very well until the contents of the jar are completely mixed together. This is give you a matte finish, when being used; however, if you want a glossy finish, try using about 1-2 Tbsp of clear varnish (depending on how big the jar is that you are using).

 

DIY ~ Easily Turn Yellow Cake Mix to Orange Flavour

Looking for a way to change up your cake mix and save some cash?  Take a package of yellow cake mix and when it calls for water, use orange juice instead.

 

Crochet Pattern ~ Hooded Jacket for Baby

Materials and creating the body

 

Click HERE to head over to the Canadian Living website to get this stylish pattern to crochet your own hooded jacket for the little one in your life.

 

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Cleaning Rags out of Old Sheets

 

I’ve found the perfect items to use for cleaning anything are old flannel pajamas, baby blankets or flannel sheets.  When these items become old and torn, cut them up and use them for cleaning.  They are great for dusting, cleaning windows and everything in between, plus you save money as they can be reused time and time again.

 

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