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Frugal Ideas and Fun Crafts - 5/30/12 (ALL)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 0 comments
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Skip The Frosting CupcakesSkip The Frosting Cupcakes!

Too rushed for frosting? Place a large marshmallow on each cupcake five minutes before they finish baking. It will melt and make a yummy toasted marshmallow topping.

Or put 1/2 a graham cracker on top of a chocolate muffin, add a marshmallow - and you have S'Mores Cupcakes!


Felt Dress-up Dolls and Carrying Case
Felt Dress-up Dolls and Carrying Case

Little felt dress-up dolls and a house carrying case. These are adorable!

There is no pattern, but you could make your own with a bit of creativity!



Sewing/Craft Room Ideas
Sewing/Craft Room Ideas

I am feeling overwhelmed lately, I want to organize but I don't know where to start? I really like this idea though!

This is an old dresser, with the drawers taken out and replaced with bins.

She wrote: "The boxes are Sterilite plastic shoe boxes from Walmart...98 cents. I have been collecting those for years. I always buy white so they will always match over time. Each one is label in the front."




FUN IDEA FOR A HOT DAY - Chocolate Ice Cubes!
NOTE: Blog post is in French - Google translation:

Chocolate ice
• 200ml milk
• 50ml water
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional)
• 70g dark chocolate (66%)

Milk with Vanilla
• 600ml milk
• 60g sugar
• 1 vanilla pod

For chocolate ice (12 to 14)

Finely chop chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl.
Pour milk and water in a saucepan, add sugar, cocoa and instant coffee and mix carefully to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from heat.
Pour mixture over the chocolate, melt 5 minutes then mix gently with a wooden spoon to get a cream smooth and creamy.
Cool and pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.

Swiffer Washable Hand Duster Refill

Swiffer® Washable Hand Duster Refill

I wonder if these work the same as the store bought Swifters?

Maybe I should make one and find out!

No pattern available, but these look so simple to make!



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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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