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Office prank: Head in a jar

Office prank: Put a head in a jar for the fridge

Here’s a great way to scare your co-workers (or, at the very least, protect your lunch from getting pillaged). Make a head in a jar! You’ll need a few things for this: 1) A large jar, like from pickles 2) A copier and a willing face 3) some food...

Leftover Peeps? Roast them!

Stuck with leftover Peeps? Make them into s'mores

Stuck with too many Peeps after Easter? Set up a family campfire this weekend and make them into s’mores!

A stylish soap dispenser with a Mason jar

Mason jar soap dispenser

Have you seen those blue Mason jars in local home improvement and craft stores? Pick up a package for some stylish projects around the house. One of them is this nifty soap dispenser. Just poke a hole in the top of a jar’s top with a hammer and nail...

A perfect fit

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When you bring home fresh flowers, if they aren’t tall enough for the vase, stick the stems into straws. You can cut the straws to the exact height that you want. Next, put clear tape across the top of the vase in a cross-hatched pattern. When you put the...

Use a ‘faux fork’ if you forget yours

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Ever go to heat up your lunch at work and realize you forgot your fork? In a pinch, there’s a tip going around for how you can take simple office supplies to make your own. Well, I tried this and it’s a bit of a stretch, but if you’re...

BOGUS! Avoid the foil decorations

It’s a nice idea, I know — sit around the kitchen table with the kids and craft some beautiful, handmade ornaments your family will cherish for years. Well, don’t be fooled. There are some instructions going around the Web for “How to make a foil ornament,” using sticky-backed HVAC...

Gift tags for the sight-challenged

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I have to tell you, I have a pretty sharp nephew.  When he was wrapping gifts over the holidays, he ran out of name tags.  What did he do?  He simply used a permanent marker and wrote the names on the wrapping paper.  Speaking as someone who now has...

Rice art?

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Do you have ink pens sitting on your counter at work for customers to use? If so, consider this. Take a small glass bowl or jar and put a couple of inches of uncooked white rice in it. Remove the pen caps and place the pens point down in...

Dope soap

Most soap dishes look messy after you use the soap several times. Instead of using one from the store, get a small ceramic bowl or plate. Put some medium-sized river stones in it and put the soap on top of the stones. The soap is now easier to pick...

Customer-focused design

Do you have ink pens sitting on your counter at work for customers to use? If so, consider this. Take a small glass bowl or jar and put a couple of inches of uncooked white rice in it. Remove the pen caps and place the pens point down in...