How to Paint a Permanent Outdoor Rug for Under $150 ~ On Concrete or Rooftop or Deck or Patio or Wherever


We have a rooftop patio, awesome for watching the sun set, seeing planes take off from LAX over that hill in the distance, snooping on goings-on (a few years back, Modern Family filmed an episode directly below, FUN watching). Unfortunately, the sun up there is brutal. In a single year, our outdoor rug disintegrated. Lightbulb […]

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Anyone Can Install This Kitchen Utensil Rod

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Does your kitchen lack storage space for utensils?  Look at them closely — most can be hung.  Get ready for a nifty and impossibly easy craft — install a Kitchen Utensil Rod.  I made this with a spring-loaded curtain rod and some common “S” hooks.  That’s it, baby.

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Wine Cork Trivets ~ A Larry Craft


Larry will be quick to inform you that the collection of wine corks in the tall glass cylinder in our family room is not ALL CORKS (final photo below). There are bricks inside to keep it from toppling. Nevertheless, there were PLENTY of corks available for his craft project, sparked by a sighting at a […]

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How to Make a Tin Can Man

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A Peeping Tin was eyeing me from Cathi and Barry’s garden wall during their BBQ.  He was a gift from their daughter Kristi, purchased from a local Italian restaurant.  Once you know that, you can see the types of tomatoes used for cooking: diced, pureed, crushed, sauce, paste.  Isn’t this a perfect way for a […]

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How to Make a Flower Pot Ice Cream Sundae


This tiny treat is just plain cute and got me thinking about the slice of leftover chocolate cake in the freezer. Honestly, you cannot screw this up. For example, chunks of frozen frosting on my cake became corks for plugging the flower pot drain holes.  I smashed up the rest of the cake for the “dirt.”  […]

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