Thursday, December 29, 2011

Crafty Ways to Start the New Year!

My mom forwarded me an e-mail with several clever ideas and I thought it would be great to share some of them with you as we get ready to begin a Crafty New Year in 2012. Thanks mom!

Here are a few you might like:

Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture

will disguise dings and scrapes

Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or

computer screen with WD40.

Stop cut apples browning in your childs lunch box

by securing with a rubber band.

Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets

inside one of their own pillowcases and there will

be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod

in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.

Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder

gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!

Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.

Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls

against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the


Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a

stocking over the vacuum hose.

Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting

crosses into a box lid.

Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty

soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can

find them in just about every hotel.

A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets

hold the plastic cups down to make them


Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.

Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so

much more fun and easier for kids to eat.

Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper

bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet


Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

Here's hoping your holidays were blessed and wonderful!

May you have a very Happy New Year and may it be filled with fantastic new Art and lots of incredible Crafty Projects!

1 comment:

Inna said...

These are some genius ideas!!