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...

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade Holiday Gifts
The true spirit of the holiday can be captured perfectly through giving someone you love a homemade holiday gift. Not only are they inexpensive but they also express the creative part of your self. This will enable the recipient to really know the real you and make them feel how much you really care for and love them. Sew Up Squares This is a great homemade holiday gift that your kids and their friends can enjoy with. Just sew some square beanbags by hand or in your sewing machine. Made two five-inch squares on a fabric and cut it out. Sew the three sides of the squares with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. Turn the bag right-side out then poke out the corners using a pencil. Pour in some dried beans or rice and sew by hand the last side of the square. Make a nice juggling set for the children by tying up together three beanbags with a ribbon. If you are giving this homemade holiday gift to some adults, then replace the beans with fragrant herbs like mint or chamomile. Personalized...

Homemade Baby Shower Favors

Homemade Baby Shower Favors
There are lots of creative ideas when it comes to homemade baby shower favors that go well with the general theme of a baby shower. Parents and organizers will just have to be creative to come up with the favors that complement their specific baby shower. If you want to say thank you to your baby shower guests, you might as well say it in style. Some Simple Ideas for Homemade Baby Shower Favors Chocolates Homemade chocolates make great homemade baby shower favors because they are easy and inexpensive to make. You will just have to buy the materials that you will need from your local craft store like chocolate, cellophane bags, sticks, molds and ribbons. Since molds for baby showers are quite popular, finding one with various designs and shapes is pretty easy. You can also buy some flavored drops such as vanilla and mint flavors to add flavors to your chocolates. Chocolates also have various colors available like pink and blue and you can also get some special food coloring to add more...

Homemade Sparrow Trap

Homemade Sparrow Trap
The first step to making a homemade sparrow trap is to assemble the necessary materials. A working knowledge of carpentry is needed for this task. Required Tools and Materials 1 sheet of plywood (1/2 inch thick) Jug Hinges (2 pieces, 1 ½”) Long treated bugle decking screws Finished nails Small washers Wing nut Sheet metal screws (6” x ½”) Wire screen (2 sq ft) Aluminum (10 in sq) Flexible wire PVC (4” diameter) Film canister (35 mm) Roofing nails Hammer Drill Needle nose pliers Screwdrivers Hole saw Metal file Wire cutting pliers Jigsaw Tin snips Instructions Get the plywood and cut it with a saw. The dimensions for this homemade sparrow trap frame should be 18” x 10” x 5”. You can also put in a foot board if you want to place it on a table. The jug needs to fit in the 5” width frame. If necessary cut it. You can use a plastic jug so it’s easier to cut to the right size. Get some light wood. Make it 12” long by 1 and ¼ in wide and 3/8” thick. Use white pine; do...

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Nowadays, it is just too easy to purchase a can or pack of spaghetti sauce, open it, and cook. Everything is seemed to be made instant. Yes, gone were the days when most of the people would stay in their kitchens and make their own homemade spaghettisauce to serve for themselves, their families, relatives, and friends. Perhaps, it may be because of a lot of people like you are just too busy to make their own homemade spaghetti sauce. Or, perhaps, they just do not have any notion of how to make their own homemade spaghetti sauce. If you’re one of those people who do not know how to make homemade spaghetti sauce, you won’t have to worry being left in the dark too long. Here are some tips to help you make your own homemade spaghetti sauce and see how better it actually look and taste. One thing to bear in mind in making this recipe is that simplicity is the way to go. That means simple ingredients in its freshest state, including the tomatoes, would make your sauce a spectacular sauce...
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