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How to Make Apple Butter

If you enjoy this tasty twist on jam, but can’t find it available commercially in your area, try making apple butter yourself. It used to be messy …

Baking

7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life

How to Select a Safe Child Care Provider

A great deal of emphasis is placed on finding affordable day care providers for children of all ages. The steps in this article will help you find …

Child Care

Dog Hack - Side Table converted Dog Bed

<b>Materials:</b> Ikea side table LACK (brown black), 3/4in thick MDF board, screws, white spray paint can (3), wood glue, decorative solid wood table …

How to Make Chocolate Lace

Chocolate lace is simply lace-like chocolate that can be added to desserts or cake toppings for a splendid final decorative touch. It's not hard to …

Dessert

DIY Ideas: 10 Clever Ways to Use Cardboard in Your Decor

I'm not sure how it happens, but cardboard boxes just seem to accumulate, don't they? If you're like me and hold on to them, you know "just in case", …

Crafting

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for a snowy winter’s day, or a wonderful treat that can fill your mouth with chocolaty goodness during any time …

Dessert

Six Silly But Clever Uses for Pool Noodles

Pool noodles are one of the weirdest pool toys. They float, and that's about the only reason they're good for water games. Do yourself a favor and …

Supercharge Your Home Office This Weekend

It doesn't take much to have a functional home office, but you have to put in a bit of work to get the most out of it. This weekend, check out these …

Take Photos of Your Kids Before Heading Into Crowds

No parent wants to think about losing track of their kids in a crowd, but it's best to be prepared just in case.<p>Reddit user Ozstriker suggests taking …

This Graphic Explains the Connection Between Color and Emotion

The colors that surround us have an impact on the way we feel, and anyone who's ever studied or worked in art, design, or marketing knows this. This …

How to Fix the Recent Syncing Issues in Wunderlist

Our favorite to-do list app, Wunderlist, has had some syncing issues over the past few months. Luckily, they're very easy to fix. Here's how.<p>I …

Challenge Winner: Iron Shirts Quickly with a DIY Ironing Board

In last week's Hacker Challenge, we asked you to share your best laundry hack. We received some great entries, but the winning hack shows us how to …

Eat This Much Automatically Builds Meal Plans and Menus for Any Diet

One of the hardest things about deciding to watch what you eat is figuring out what to make and when to make it. It can be difficult, but if you're …

Seven Free Add-ins and Apps to Supercharge Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is already a robust, feature-filled office suite. If you want to make it even easier and boost your productivity, here are seven …

Top 10 Ways to Make This School Year Your Most Productive Yet

The summer is drawing to a close and school is here once again. Instead of dreading your return, start preparing now for your most productive …

How to Make a Duct Tape Pencil Case

1<p><b>Gather the pens and pencils you'd like to carry in your case.</b> You can make this design to size, if you know what size you'd like. Measure the …

Sewing

Make It: Colorful DIY Popsicle Stick Table Runner

So, remember how we shared a popsicle stick table runner idea last week? Well, I guess it's a thing* now (#trendalert), because here's another …

Roundup: 10 DIY Ceiling Embellishment Projects

Sometimes we forget about ceilings. We focus so much on our walls, and everything inside of the walls, that the space above can sometimes take a …

Interior Design

Create a Mural Effect with 3D Wall Art

There’s no denying the appeal of a well-designed wall mural! There’s something about a grand-scale work of art that grabs the eye and engages the …

How to Infuse Vodka With Watermelon

Watermelon is a staple summertime snack. Although watermelon is delicious on its own, you can shake up the traditional ways of consuming watermelon …

Roundup: 10 Dorm-Friendly DIY Decor Projects

It's that time of year when everyone is starting to think about going back to school. And many of you may be headed off to live in a college dorm …

Crafting

How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I …

Colorful DIY Dressers That Pack a Punch

Dressers are the storage hub of the bedroom. From socks and t-shirts to jewelry, a chest of drawers is an organizing essential in every home. Give …

Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood

Plywood is inexpensive, easy to use and extremely versatile. I've rounded up several easy to make projects covering simple decor accents through …

Woodworking

Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects for a Creative Space

There’s nothing like a good DIY project! That’s why we at Decoist love rounding up the best and the brightest. In fact, today we take things in a …

How to: Easy & Elegant DIY Wood Veneer Box

Everyone loves to receive gifts, but I like giving them just as much. And by making a reusable box to place items in, you can make the giving …

How to throw a dinosaur birthday party (Hint: start with the cake!)

Shares 6<p><i>By Kayla Knudson, Senior Editor, BettyCrocker.com,</i><p>Triceratops, T-Rex and Pterodactyls, oh my! Is there a dinosaur-loving, fossil-hunting …

Genius: How to Make a Non-Toxic Mosquito Trap

Where I live, we're suffering from a MAJOR mosquito invasion. We've talked about repelling the vile creatures before, but this idea from YouTuber …

Insects

How to Make Jolly Rancher Vodka

Infusing vodka is a delicious, intoxicating way to enjoy your favorite flavors. Whether your tastes run to herbal, fruity, spicy, or sweet, there is …