How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers Video Tutorial

Tissue Paper Flowers

How to make easy tissue paper flowers is one of my most popular posts. Now that it is spring and with summer coming up soon, I decided to make a video about how to make tissue paper flowers. Watch this tissue paper flower video tutorial to add spring decor around the house. It’s also a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day or to give to someone special to say you love them.

You’ll need these items:

  • 5 sheets of tissue paper cut to 7″x 12″ (This is just one size. You can make them larger or smaller as desired.)
  • Pipe cleaner, wire, or twist tie
  • Scissors

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Easy Homemade Play Dough

My 4-year-old daughter is doing a Joy School preschool where she rotates going to friends homes to learn. I am part of the rotation and teach the kids every 8 weeks. For one of the days I taught preschool, I decided to make blue homemade play dough because we were learning about ice. I thought it would be fun to have them make igloos with the play dough, as well as practice their letters. A friend sent me this play dough recipe and it’s so easy to make! Plus, it’s much less expensive than purchasing play dough at the store. Here are the step-by-step instructions of how to make homemade play dough:

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DIY Magnetic Chore Chart

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Since this school year is about to begin, I decided to make a magnetic chore chart for my girls so they get into a routine again before school starts. Who knew that kids could be so excited about a chore chart. They helped me to make it and hang it up. And every morning they run over to the chore chart to see what new chore they’ve been assigned in addition to their daily chores. I’m sure the newness will wear off soon, but as of now they are enjoying it. This magnetic chore chart is simple to make and doesn’t cost too much. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

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Homemade Weed Killer

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Purchasing weed killers from the store can be expensive, so I decided to make my own homemade natural weed killer. I did research and found that only three ingredients are needed to make a simple homemade weed killer. I made some and placed it in an empty spray bottle, then tested a few areas by spot spraying the homemade weed killer on weeds on the north side of my house where there is gravel. I saturated the weeds including its leaves and within a few days they were brown and shriveled up.

 

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How to Make Easy Tissue Paper Flowers

 

WELCOME!

Thanks for coming over to Saving Cent by Cent to learn about how to make tissue paper flowers. Every month I help to plan activities for the Relief Society women’s organization. This month, we held a birthday dinner celebration. We wanted the activity to look nice, but we didn’t have a huge budget, so we had to find ways keep things simple and inexpensive. These Tissue Paper Flowers were so easy to make, and they really added to the decor of our activity. They would also make a beautiful addition to your home or a party you are planning.

 

Relief Society Dinner 2

For our activity, we chose green, purple, and pink spring colors. Each table had a square piece of colored wrapping paper in the middle. We then placed a bouquet of tissue paper flowers in a vase in the center of each table and also added a few tissue paper flowers around the vases.

 

Relief Society Dinner 1We also hung balloons around the room.

Relief Society Dinner 3And placed presents and flowers on the serving and dessert tables.

Relief Society Dinner 4It was a wonderful night and everything turned out great.

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Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

 Here’s how to make a tissue paper flower.

Tissue Paper Flower 1

You’ll need these items:

  • 5 sheets of tissue paper cut to 7″x 12″ (This is just one size. You can make them larger or smaller as desired.)
  • Pipe cleaner, wire, or twist tie
  • Scissors

 

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Home Remedy for Cracked Heels

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With this last pregnancy, I had a hard time trying to keep my heels from cracking. I used lots of lotions, but my heels cracked anyway. Maybe it’s the weight I gained during pregnancy, the sandals I wore this summer, or maybe it comes with age. I found this Home Remedy for Cracked Heels that is a natural exfoliating scrub. I tried it on my feet and with just one use my feet looked so much better! I’ve used it for weeks now, and you can see a HUGE difference it has made. Here is what you need:

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Home Remedy for Cracked Heels

  • 6 Tablespoons rice flour, fine but course (I ground my own rice)
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 3-4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (I just used white vinegar)
  • 3-4 drops olive oil

Directions:

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1. Soak your feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Dry them off, then use a pumice stone to rub off the dead skin from your heels.

Remedy for Cracked Heels 32. In a small bowl, mix the rice flour, honey, vinegar, and olive oil to make a thick paste.

3. Apply the scrub to your heels and rub gently for about 5 minutes. Use it daily until your heels become crack free.

That’s it! It’s so easy to do, and my feet feel so much better!

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How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

Homemade Baby Wipes

We go through a lot of wipes in our house, and we don’t just use them when changing diapers. They are used to clean up messes, wipe sticky fingers, and much more. You’ll be able to find a pack of wipes in almost every room, bag, and car at our house. Since we go through so many wipes, I thought I’d try making Homemade Baby Wipes. It’s really quite simple to do, and you only need a paper towel roll and three ingredients.

Homemade Baby Wipes Ingredients

Homemade Baby Wipes

  • 1 roll of paper towels (you’ll want to use strong papers towels such as Bounty or Viva)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon baby wash or baby shampoo
  • 1 Tablespoon baby oil

Directions:
1.  Using a sharp knife, cut the paper towel roll in half.
2. In a large bowl, mix the water, baby wash, and baby oil.

 

Homemade Baby Wipes Paper Towel Roll
3. Place half of a paper towel roll in the liquid mixture and let sit for a few minutes. Flip the roll over and let it sit for a few more minutes until all of the paper towels are wet.

Homemade Baby Wipes Soaked

4. Remove the cardboard tube from the center of the paper towel roll, and pop up the wipes through the middle of the roll.

Homemade Baby Wipes
5. Store the wipes in a gallon ziploc bag or re-use a baby wipes container.

Have any of you made your own homemade baby wipes? If so, please share your experience of how you liked them.

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How to Clean a Curling Iron With a Product You Wouldn’t Think to Use

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My curling iron hasn’t been working as well lately, and obviously from the photos above, you can tell why. Yuck! I can’t believe that I even let my curling iron get that bad. The products I use on my hair have just crusted onto it. I thought about throwing it out and replacing it with a new one, but I decided that I should at least try to clean it first. After doing some research, I came across an unusual cleaning product that you wouldn’t even think to use–Liquid Fabric Softener! I know, I couldn’t believe it either! This is one of the least expensive, but most effective ways to clean a curling iron.

Now, keep in mind that cleaning a curling iron takes elbow grease to get it looking new again. But it will save you money because you won’t have to purchase a new one. Plus, if you clean it regularly, your curling iron will probably last longer. Here’s how I made my curling iron look new again:

1) Heat up the curling iron to where it’s warm, then turn it off.

2) Place liquid fabric softener on a soft cloth, then rub it all over the curling iron.

3) Use a toothbrush and/or your fingernails to scrub the curling iron.
Tip: Only do this for 10-15 minutes. I spent more than 30 minutes working on my curling iron, and wished I would have done the 4th step sooner. I also had to use a flat, hard plastic kitchen scraper that I knew wouldn’t damage my curling iron to help me with some of the difficult areas.

4) Rinse the curling iron with hot water.
By rinsing it with hot water and using a toothbrush, I was able to get those tough spots I’d been working on cleaned more quickly.

Additional Tips: During this process, I had to turn my curling iron on a few times to heat it up so that the crusted areas would come off more easily. Once it was heated up, I even poured a little liquid fabric softener on the curling iron and let it set for a few seconds. I noticed that this also helped the gunk to come off more easily.

Thanks to Studio 5 for this tip.

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Do-It-Yourself: Homemade Fabric Softener

I don’t like buying fabric softener because it’s so expensive, so I was excited when I saw this recipe for homemade fabric softener. Here’s what you need:

Homemade Fabric Softener
6 parts hot water
3 parts white vinegar
2 parts hair conditioner (pick up the 15 oz. Suave conditioner for around $0.99)

Directions:
Mix conditioner and hot water well until the conditioner is dissolved completely. Add the vinegar, and mix well. Store in a large container such as an empty fabric softener container or a large, empty vinegar bottle. Use approximately 2 Tablespoons per load.

Do you have any frugal tips? Please comment and share with everyone.

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Do-It-Yourself: Tub & Shower Soap Scum Cleaner

Here’s an inexpensive way to get rid of soap scum in tubs and showers that really works great.

Tub & Shower Cleaner
Spray bottle
4 ounces white vinegar
4 ounces liquid, blue Dawn detergent

Note: If you aren’t sure about measuring ounces, just do a one-to-one ratio of white vinegar and blue liquid Dawn detergent. I read one mention that 1/2 cup of each was enough to do the job.

Directions:
1. Heat vinegar in microwave until hot and pour into spray bottle.
2. Add the Dawn soap. It specifically needs to be the blue kind. Put the lid on and gently shake to incorporate.
3. Spray it on, scrub, and rinse. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight, then scrub and rinse.

Thanks to Food.com for info and photo.

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