How to: Make Simple, Organic DIY Lip Balm for 25¢

DIY Lip Balm recipe

Organic DIY Lip Balm Recipe

You’re going to love this easy no fuss homemade diy lip balm recipe that not only your skin will love, but your bank account will too.

Once you start to make your own, there will be no going back and you’ll find youself loving it even more than what used to be your go to store bought brand.

Say goodbye to spreading additive filled mysterious lip balm formulas on your lips and hello to all natural beezewax free lip balm that couldn’t be easier to make. Continue Reading

How to: Make Easy and Elegant DIY Concrete Planters


To the uninitiated, concrete might seem a bit intimidating. But, it’s got all kinds of fun, design-y uses in home decor projects. These planter project is inexpensive, easy to create and a great way to learn your way around working with a bag of the heavy stuff.  Just be sure to get someone to help you carry it.    Ingredients-Cement Planter

Here’s all that you’ll need:

  • bucket and access to water
  • rubber gloves
  • sand/topping concrete mix
  • hand shovel or garden trowel
  • cooking oil and paintbrush
  • Exterior mold container: paper bowl, milk carton, oatmeal container, etc
  • Relief containerL plastic or styrofoam cup, plastic bottle, etc

Cement Bucket
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How to: Keep Out Garden Pests with DIY Row Protectors

As with all gardens, protecting your seedlings and plants from evil predators is a top priority. Evil predators like this:

Look at this devilish little nibbler. He must be stopped.       

 

So, I came up with a simple and inexpensive DIY solution-garden row protector design to keep ’em out

Items to make row protectors
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: 

  • Cordless drill/driver and 1-2″ exterior wood screws
  • Chicken wire
  • 10″ long 2×4″s (and table saw) or 1×2″ lumber
  • Exterior plywood scraps 
  • Staple gun & staples
  • Wire snips or cutters
  • Paint, paintbrushes, rollers (if using white wood)
  • Sandpaper
     

Wood 

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How to: Make Inexpensive, DIY All-Natural Pest Deterrents for Your Garden

‘Tis the season to be gardening. And with it, ’tis the season to be ridding your garden of nasty pests that munch on your prized plants. 

I love creating my own DIY deterrents to rid the garden of those pesky pests, without harming my plants, myself, or the environment. These non-toxic recipes are very inexpensive and simple to make at home.    The Recipes: I like to keep the following around. The first two are liquid mixes that I store in a spray bottle, while the last two are simple shakes made from ingredients you probably already have in your spice cabinet. Continue Reading

Kick the (Cleaner) Bucket: Clean Your Entire Home with Just Two Homemade Cleansers

created at: 03/14/2013

I used to lug around a huge bucket full of cleaning products. And rubber gloves. And a bunch of plastic brushes, scrubbers, and a roll of paper towels. All over my house.

Then, I realized I was spending an arm and a leg on store bought cleaning products, and filling my house with chemicals neither my family nor the environment needed. And that bucket was hea – vy.    

created at: 03/08/2013

So, I came up with these two easy-to-remember recipes, using just two non-toxic ingredients and some water, and now, I can easily clean my entire house-top to bottom, on the cheap. Continue Reading

How to: Make a DIY Upcycled Rag Rug

created at: 02/18/2013

Hi Curbliers! Today, I’m excited to share an easy tutorial on how to make a inexpensive rag rug. This handmade, vintage project can bring some warmth to any room, and will last for a very long time. Plus, they’re machine washable, which only adds to their softness. 

Materials and Tools:
  • Old bed sheets (twin size or larger)
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Craft Needle (used for sewing through heavy fabrics)
  • Invisible Thread
  • Safety Pin
  • Straight Pins
Due to my frugal nature, I like buy my sheets on sale or from a thrift store.
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How to: Make Homemade, Healthy Spiced Ketchup

Hello! I’m Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

My garden is in full swing and I have a plethora of Roma tomatoes that needed to be used. And, after reading the back of a ketchup bottle one day which listed the third ingredient as High Fructose Corn Syrup and the fourth as Corn Syrup, I knew just what to do.   Continue Reading

How to: Paint like a Pro

Hello! I’m Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

My husband an I own a few rental properties along with our own home, so I have learned a lot about painting – what works and what doesn’t. Today, I’m excited to share a few tips on how to paint like a pro. Continue Reading

How to: Replace Your Household Cleansers and Beauty Items with Healthful, Homemade Options (with DIY Recipes)

created at: 08/06/2012
Hello! I’m Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

This year, I’ve been on a mission to replace most of household cleaners and personal care items by my own homemade versions. I am concocting these household replacements with little more than what I have on hand or what I can find at the organic market.  Continue Reading

How to: Build an Extra Large DIY Picnic Table

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I’m Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly.   I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people comfortably. Continue Reading