DIY Hen and Chick Planter!


Simply planter for Hens and Chicks!

There are many ways to make planters for this plant.

Take a pair of old shoes or just one and place soil within. Then plant. That simple. You can also use boots, flower pots, bowls, and much more. Use your imagination.


DIY Fabric Softener


Items you’ll need:


  • a bowl to mix in
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 2 cups hair condioner
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • spoon to mix with
  • a container to poor mixture in
  • funnel


  • Mix ingredients into large bowl.
  • Mix, do not shake, until all conditioner is mixed well, no chunks. This takes a while.
  • Poor into clean container for storage. I used an old laundry detergent bottle cleaned.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk and Paint!



Items you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • Food coloring
  • Cupcake pan
  • Spoon to mix
  • Paint brushes


  • Mix cornstarch and water.
  • Divide into cupcake pans, usually makes 12.
  • Add desired color of food coloring.


Items you’ll need:

  • 2-3 TBS Tempera Paint
  • 3/4 Plaster of Paris
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Toilet paper Tubes
  • Wax Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Sandwich baggies
  • Scissors
  • Spoon


Line the interiors with wax paper, tape the base to seal one end, and set aside.

Mix tempera paint with water.

Stir in plaster of Paris.

Spoon the mixture into a sandwich baggy and snip the end.

Squeeze the contents into the tube.

Prop straight up.

Allow to dry at room temperature for at least 12 hours.



How To Take Care Of Pine Cones!



Why would you put pine cones in the oven? Well for a few reasons. Why pay for them at store prices when you can get them for free? Pine cones have sap, and it’s important to remove the sap. Also, you never know what maybe lurking in your pine cones and you don’t want the lurkers to invade your home. This is a simply way to take care of the sap and lurkers.

Items you’ll need:

  • Pine cones
  • Baking sheets or throw away ones
  • Tin foil for baking sheets


  • Heat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Bake about 20 minutes. (time varies)
  • Be careful while removing them from the oven.
  • NEVER leave them unattended.