Category Archives: Crafts & MIY

Easy crafts & things for your home.

Homestead Hack: Wear Your Shirt Inside Out When Painting

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

You say you’ve decided to pull out that can of paint you’ve had in the shed and go ahead & repaint the bathroom? Good for you!

If you’re like me, painting always (aaaaaalways) involves paint being splattered on my clothes. No matter how careful I am!

I used to dig in my closet for the oldest shirt I could find and just realize it would be relinquished to the trash after I was through painting.

But one time I was painting our bee boxes and hated to ruin a shirt – even an old one – just because I needed to paint.

So I got to thinking…

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MYO Simple Craft Paintbrush In A Pinch

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

The other day I decided to try a gardening hack I’d read about. I wanted to paint some small rocks red to look like strawberries. The idea is to Trick Birds Away From Your Garden Strawberries.

The birds see the bright-red faux berries and decide to swoop in for a little snack. A few pecks of that rock hard ‘strawberry‘ and they decide you’re an awful gardener and move on, leaving future strawberries for your own harvest.

I already had the paint, I already had the rocks, but I didn’t have a small paintbrush. So I decided to make one on the fly.

All I  needed was a tiny scrap piece of absorbent material & an ordinary clothespin.

I needed a small craft paintbrush so I fashioned one in seconds using a piece of repurposed scrap cloth and a clothespin. #TexasHomesteader

 

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How To Make A Denim Dish-Carrier Using Old Jeans

by Texas Homesteader ~
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I’m pretty eco-conscious, shunning excessive or unnecessary trash wherever possible. To replace flimsy disposable take-out containers I easily made a cute denim dish carrier using worn jeans. It was easy, even for my novice sewing skills! 

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