Homemade Rabbit Traps

Homemade Rabbit Traps
The are many different reasons why one would want to make a homemade rabbit trap. Some would just want to catch a new pet, others just want to find the next dinner, while others simply just want some type of pest or animal control. A rabbit trap is easy to make and you can even just use materials you can find at home. If you do make one, you have to make sure that it will be as humane as possible. Required Materials You’ll need several items that you can find cluttering your house to build a homemade rabbit trap. First you’ll need to find a large enough wooden box. The size of the box will depend on how large a rabbit or what type of rabbit you are planning to catch. You’ll also need a piece of plywood, some strings, a stick, screw hooks, and a carrot. Constructing Your Homemade Rabbit Trap Your wooden box will be the main item to use when constructing a homemade rabbit trap. Grab a screw hook and screw it on the inside of your wooden box. Position it at the very center of the...

Homemade Cat Repellent

Homemade Cat Repellent
If stray cats are causing problems in your yard, you can use homemade cat repellents to keep them away. Here are the things you’ll need. Required Tools and Materials Cotton balls Several mist bottles Any of the following: rosemary, vinegar, lavender, oil of orange or lemon Herbs and other oils Instructions For outdoor use, identify the places the cats frequent. Put one of the oils mentioned earlier in a mist bottle (you can also use a sprayer). Just sprinkle some of it on the spot (i.e., garbage cans, the lawn etc). For indoor use, dab some of the oils in cotton balls. Put the cotton balls in the area where the cat goes. To avoid any unpleasant smells in your house, you can use cinnamon, orange or lavender. Other homemade cat repellents you can try are citronella, lemon grass and rosemary. You can use an eyedropper to dampen the cotton balls. These cotton balls can be put in the closet or near pots. Applying the oils on paper towels also works. Just put the towels around base boards,...

Homemade Valentine Gifts

Homemade Valentine Gifts
Celebrated every year on February 14, Valentine’s Day is a special time for love and sharing. There are many ways to make one smile during Valentine’s Day. Giving a bunch of flowers and chocolates are the most usual ways. But there is another way that might interest you and make the receiver feel really special. You can always buy gifts for your loved one but it certainly would make it more personal and special if you made them yourself. The following article will give you some useful tips on how to make homemade valentine gifts for those people you love and care about. As such, homemade valentine gifts can be given to your mom, dad, relatives, daughter, son, teacher, friend or anyone. The nicest thing about this type of gift is that you are the creator of  these homemade valentine gifts. That absolutely makes it extra special for the receiver. Here are two homemade valentine gifts ideas that you  could use this Valentine Day to make someone close to you, smile. A Picture of Your...

Homemade Decorations for Christmas

Homemade Decorations for Christmas
Why buy costly yuletide decorations like everyone for these holidays? By making your own homemade Christmas decorations, you will not only cut down on costs but you will also have ornaments that are unique and have your personal touch. Make a Christmas Tree Required Tools and Materials glue pine cones (different types and sizes) cone (Styrofoam) spray paint trimmings and other decorative items Instructions to Make a Christmas Tree Get the Styrofoam cone and flatten it a bit. Put some glue and join it with a pine cone. Allow it to dry. Starting from the bottom, stick the other pine cones in place. The key here is to begin with the larger ones. Make sure the cones are in the place you want them to be, before you start gluing them in place. When making this homemade Christmas decoration, assemble the cones in rows. Assemble them upwards. Try to keep the cones as closely bunched as possible. You can leave it as it is, or you can add trimmings. You can add balls, berries or bells....

Homemade Halloween Costumes

Homemade Halloween Costumes
If you’re going to the party but don’t have anything to wear, these homemade Halloween costumes should help. You can use these costumes or make them templates for other clothing designs. Creepy Old Man Required Tools and Materials Torn clothes Makeup Tin cup Safety pins Wig Small rocks or coins Instructions Make sure the clothes are old and ragged for full effect. Put them on and make a few more tears. Put the safety pins on so it doesn’t completely fall apart. Apply some dirt and grime on the knees, stomach and neck area. You can use paint, dirt or both. Put dark makeup on your face. Put black marks around the eyes and the mouth. You can also put thin black marks across your cheek so they appear to crack. Put the finishing touches to this homemade Halloween costume by donning a dirty wig. Carry the can with the rocks (or coins). Walk with a stick and the getup is complete. The Birdcage Look Required Tools and Materials Sweatshirt with green hood Sweatpants (brown) Hay Leaves Glue...
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