I know, if you have not tried it, it sounds a little bit crazy! But, white vinegar works great as a natural Diy fabric softener. Just add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, and your clothes come out soft. In case you wondered, there is no vinegar smell when all is said and done. It’s natural, safe and inexpensive!
When they appear, fruit flies are pesky little creatures and getting rid of them can be challenging. This DIY fruit fly trap has been successfully tested and approved. You will need a funnel, cup or jar, apple juice or apple cider vinegar and tape to hold funnel in place. I like the traps made from recycled bottles, such as the one in the picture. You can, however make your own funnel out of paper and use a cup of your choosing (I recommend a disposable cup). Just pour one inch of the apple cider vinegar into your cup, a couple drops of dish shop, then place your funnel inside as shown, tape to secure. The flies will be attracted to the fermented apple cider and fly in the funnel, then sink (due to the soap).
This is a great DIY dustpan cleaning hack you can make in a pinch! Simply find a large, empty plastic container to up-cycle. It can be a plastic gallon milk container or any large plastic container that has a handle and flat side. All you need is the container, scissors or knife (I used both) and a marker to outline around the handle and flat side. You want create a useful flat shovel-like tool that you can easily sweep your pile of dirt into.
DIY Goo Gone really works! It’s great for removing adhesives, such as glue and stickers, from the surface of glass jars. It also works as a great exfoliant! All you need is equal parts baking soda and coconut oil, and a couple drops of sweet orange oil. Remove as much of the sticker as you can before hand, then rub in the diy goo gone with a cloth or your fingers. The baking soda acts as an abrasive whilst the oil softens and unseals the adhesives hold on the surfaces. Once you remove the adhesive completely, just wash with soapy water and voila, you’re done! If you have any left over, use as exfoliant or store away in tightly sealed container for next time.
In this video we learn just how easy it is to make a heart shaped egg. All you need is a hard boiled egg, small rectangular piece of cardboard (as shown) folded in half, a chopstick and two elastic bands. Follow Make Sushi’s simple instructions and you will have your loved one eating out of your hands.
Learn how to make this cool diy herb planter or “spice rack” to hang over a fence. YouTube’s Crazy Russian Hacker walks us through the steps. All you need is an inexpensive over the door shoe organizer (as shown In the video), dirt, herb plants in biodegradable pots and a marker to label pockets with herb names.