Thursday, August 16, 2012

Moss Lettuce Basket

Wire and moss basket of lettuce

Now let's see the rabbits eat this!! 
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Sassie...RIP :(

Well my day got off to a sad start this morning.  Somebody hit & killed my sweet Sassie with a vehicle.  I found her beside the road when I went to check the mail. We live on a short dead-end street and you'd think.....well.....I'm gonna miss my lil buddy :( I buried her in the flower bed at the back of the house & prettied-up her grave

Photo: Somebody hit & killed my sweet Sassie with a vehicle this morning.  We live on a short dead-end street and you'd think.....well.....I'm gonna miss my lil buddy :(  I buried her in the flower bed at the back of the house & prettied-up her grave.
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Reversible Sling Bag Tutorial


Get the FREE pattern & tutorial here
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Recycled Cake Plate Stand

I have some pretty butterfly plates that I'm going to use for this project.
Tutorial here

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Pallet Chair & Stool

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Tutorial for the chair & stool on this link:
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Potato chip pencil case


This is such a cool recycling project. 
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Upcycle bbq grill into a smoker

I don't know why I haven't thought to do this with my grill.  

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Upcycle Christmas Tins

Photo: Upcycle Old Cookie Tins Into Useful Pantry Organizer DIY  ---- Cute Vintage Labels

Upcycle Christmas tins into handy organizers.  For directions click on the link

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File Cabinet into Kitchen Island

Photo: File this away as food for thought.  Turn that seldom used file cabinet into a rolling island.  Tuck recipes inside the cabinet and add a nice butcher block top or a piece of corresponding granite/Silestone for the top.  You get the picture, file it away.

This is a really neat recycling idea for the kitchen.  Click on the link for tutorial & pictures
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DIY Chicken Feeder

Completed feeder with feed loaded has directions to make this "cheep" chicken feeder.  Click on the link to go to the article
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DIY Dining Chair Tufted Cushions

Lewis & Sheron DIY cushion tutorial Before and After

I have been wanting to make some cushions for my dining chairs & ran upon this great tutiorial by  This is definately going on the "to do" list. 
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Monday, August 13, 2012

The "girls"

I let a few of my girls out of the chicken pen yesterday.  They had a field day scratching & pecking for bugs in the leaves and eating grass. 

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sweater to hat tutorial


Recycle a sweater into a hat.  Project tutorial at

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Transforming a pallet in a table

Site with very good tutorial on transforming a pallet into a table.  You will have to go to the "Translate" button to read it in English.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pesto Parmesan Pizza Appetizers

Made with canned biscuits!! Quick & Easy recipe with tutorial...

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Anthro-Inspired Serving Tower

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Canning high acid foods in a boiling-water canner

This is a very good tutorial on canning high acid foods which uses a peach butter recipe as an example.  High acid foods (pH of 4.6 or less) include fruits, tomatoes, salsas, pickles, relishes, chutneys, etc.

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Canning Website...Lots of Recipes!!!!

While looking for canning recipes to share, I found this website.  It has sooo many great recipes & ideas that I couldn't pick just one.  So I decided to share their recipe index page & let you decide :) Pin It

Sew An Insulating Soda Can or Juice Box Wrap

An insulating can wrap sewn with these free directions.

An Insulating Can Wrap
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Shirt Skirt

"The process is so easy. I can whip one of these up in less than 30 minutes. Wanna make some of your own? GREAT! Here’s how I do it......"

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30-Minute Neck Pillows

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"People who make this pillow usually end up making several more for family and friends who won't let go once they try it out....."
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Crock Pot Bread Baking (Fast Bread in a Slow Cooker)


crock pot bread

"The crock pot does indeed get hot enough, and it takes less time than using  your oven, because the rising time is included in the baking......"
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Thanks Ya'll!!

I hope everyone who has visited Vel's Place has enjoyed the posts.  I started this blog as a place to store all the many diy projects, crafts, recipes & so on that relates to my interests.  There are just numerous talented, creative people  in cyberspace who share their ideas, projects & tips via blogs, websites & social networking and I guess people like me who just love trying out and sharing their talents.  To all of you wonderful folks, I say "Thank You for sharing!!! Ya'll are awesome!!!".  A big Thank You!! to all my readers as well.....and please Share the Love :) Pin It

Tub and Shower Magic

Tub and Shower Magic. Photo by KimmieOH

I have got to try this!!!
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Kids Picnic Table Redo

Tutorial with pictures..great job!!!
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Floor Grease Cutter Cleaner

Floor Grease Cutter Cleaner. Photo by gailanng
Solution  for heavy duty cleaning
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Bread and Butter Pickles

Simple & easy recipe.
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Caramel in a Can

Check out this super easy recipe!!
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Homemade Chocolate Syrup


½ cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla
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PVC Kids Table & Stool

"This small table fits young kids perfectly — and they can scribble to their hearts’ content on the dry-erase tabletop......." Pin It

PVC Plant Holder


"This versatile and attractive plant holder holds a standard 4" flowerpot in a variety of ways. You can set the pot in either end and use the holder upside down or right side up. In either position, you can hang it, or just place it on any surface......"
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Fringe Sunglass Clutch

Turn the excess denim from cut-offs into a stylish sunglass clutch.
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Magic Decal Transfer Tutorial w/Free Printables

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Yeast Bread in a Can

Bread cooked in a can?  This must be some well kept secret!  Who knew that a coffee can could have such a use......

 Coffee Can Bread
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Grandmother Bread

"This secret family recipe is different from many standard white bread recipes in that it contains no milk, egg, or oil, and its very simplicity produces a bread of light but sturdy texture that yields loaves for perfectly sliced sandwich bread (the best sandwich bread you’ll ever taste! also makes excellent french toast!), plus the same dough can be used to create dinner rolls, cinnamon-swirl loaves, sweet rolls, crispies, and apple-streudel ladder loaf......." Pin It

Decoupage Jar Craft

Try this fun decoupage jar craft!

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Upcycled Sweater Pillow

A fun an easy project anyone can do without a pattern!


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Reusable Swiffer Duster Cloths

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to make your own reuseable Swiffer duster cloth. The best part is that the more it's used and washed, the better it will work! From start to finish, you should have your new duster made within 30 minutes!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Movie night treat: Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn. 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. butter 9-10 marshmallows 12 c. popcorn. Microwave brown sugar and butter for 2 minutes. Add marshmallows. Microwave until melted, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn.
Movie night treat: Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn. 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. butter 9-10 marshmallows 12 c. popcorn. Microwave brown sugar and butter for 2 minutes. Add marshmallows. Microwave until melted, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn
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Homemade Marshmallows

One taste and you will never eat store bought marshmallows again!

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Light Sugar Syrup (a corn syrup substitute)

Light Sugar Syrup
~This recipe makes a great substitute for corn syrup in all of your recipes (even hard candy recipes!).  It is great for families with corn allergies.

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Upcycled Shirt to Produce Bag Tutorial

 Gotta make me some of these......get the tutorial here:

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Homemade Corndogs

1 package Hot Dogs 
2/3 cup self-rising Corn Meal 
1 cup self-rising Flour 
2 T sugar 
2 T Wesson Oil 
1 Egg, beaten 
¾ cup Milk 

Get the recipe at
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Old sock repurpose project

 What to do with old socks???  Well here's an idea

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Diaper Pots

Water seems to go right thru these pots, at least when I do the watering.  This is certainly a good idea.  Click on link for tutorial, & pictures
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Oven "hard-boiled" Eggs

Another facebook find.  Who knew???

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Pallet Table

Another great post from  Lizzies Tips for Everday Living facebook page.  A pallet, foam, table legs, fabric and a staple gun....WOW!!! 

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Mouse trap....hmmmm

Look what you can make with a mousetrap.  Recycle?.....ah no, just buy a pack of new ones.  This came from Creative Recycling Ideas - Riciclo Creativo- idee fai da te facebook page.  Interesting idea.

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Summer Camp Chairs

Something special for that lil one who wants their own "spot" to sit.  Found the tutorial on

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Tick Warning


Gotcha!! I found this on facebook.....had to reshare.  My humor for the day =) Pin It

Quick bras

Check out  for this great repurposing idea.  Quick bras from those too short tank-tops with built-in bras.

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