When we lived in West Virginia I used to put a couple drops of this and real lemon juice in a spray bottle. Dogs, carpet, drapes, bedding, clothes in closets – literally everything that was fabric got sprayed. We had minimal problems with fleas so it had to have helped. Neighbors had a horrific time with them and their dogs always had visible bites.
I always enjoy creative realistic uses for items we don’t really ever want. I usually just pop these off at the self-register and leave them – stores usually can recycle. Now I will have to grab a few and use them for bags of chips and other light bagged food products.
The inevitable always happens and it is one of life’s most devastating and depressing things we must go through. I found this pillow idea made from a shirt that the receivers father wore when he was alive. The patch was made by embroidering by a local sewing shop for not very much. The pillow would be easy to do by turning the shirt inside out sewing a square (sew just three sides) that ends between the collar, start of the sleeves and the bottom. Trim excess off. I would consider triple stitching it to ensure durability – it probably will get a lot of use. To stuff use stuffing bought by the bag or size the square to an old pillow to re-purpose. The shirt shown would need the bottom seam sewed down. I would leave the pockets useable so little keepsakes could be added to make the pillow feel even more like being close to the departed one. The patch would then need to be sewn on. Carefully hand stitch the remaining side after turning shirt right side out.
A simple frame and two heavy duty closet rod shelf brackets make a perfect setting for your ambitious little artist. Make sure brackets go secuely into studs because a lot of force can be done by a small child when he/she pulls the paper down. You also might want to add an outside door rug in front to catch scribbles that would otherwise end on the floor – or if the child is slightly older maybe they might want to paint and it will catch drippings. What a great idea!
How cute and simple – use non-toxic paints like finger paints. Make different colors and sizes by using different kids toes. Makes a great present for the Grandparents or a gift for Mothers or Fathers Day! Finish with straight simple lines for the stem and add an extra few strokes under the foot imprint.
It is so easy to forget where things are planted when you plant seeds. Here is a great idea to remember and also use to decorate your garden afterwards. You need to use paint like enamel and then coat with polyurethane to help make them last.