From Lifehacker: Tie a Bag of Vinegar Around Your Shower Head for Easy, No-Effort Cleaning [Clever Uses]

Tie a Bag of Vinegar Around Your Shower Head for Easy, No-Effort CleaningYour shower head is prone to buildup of all sorts of nasty stuff, and it can be a pain to clean if you do it the hard way. As Redditor IT_Serpent points out, you can cure your shower head of its grimy blockage with a bag of vinegar. All you have to do is fill the bag, place it around the shower head so it’s submerged in the liquid, and tie it to the neck with a twist tie (or anything else, really). Leave it there overnight and the cleaning will be handled for you.
The picture above shows how this works. It’s a pretty simple trick to doing an otherwise frustrating job.

Featured Zibbeter – TheFunkieJunkie

Featured Zibbeter – TheFunkieJunkie:
Linda Coughlin wants to be a successful Zibbet seller and we can see she is well on her way with over 300 sales. Her products are photographed so well in The Funkie Junkie Zibbet shop making everything so enticing.
Linda ships all over the world and has a fantastic selection of mixed media artwork and funkie style embellishments.
Please enjoy the interview, leave Linda a comment, and then use the Share Tools so others can read it, too. Please spread the Zibbet Love!

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself?

    I have always been a creative person but have had very little formal training.  For the past 5 years, I have been an obsessed paper crafter, beginning with making large “art” cards and also moving some into mixed media.  A year ago, I started selling the frilly and funkie craft supplies that I love use. I recently moved my boutique over here to Zibbet.

  2. Apart from being ‘creative’ what do you do?

    For the past 3 years, I have been running a large food pantry for my church.  However, I will be retiring shortly and my Zibbet boutique will be my retirement focus.

  3. What inspires you to do the kind of work you do?

    My God-given creativity.  Now that I have time in my life, I can give full reign to my creative urges and play to my heart’s content.

  4. Do you look up to anyone? Who? Why?

    There are so many artists in the paper crafting community who have inspired and will continue to inspire me.  One of the wonderful developments is the blogosphere where creative beings can share and inspire one another.

  5. What other passions do you have in your life?

    My family and my charity/social justice work.

  6. What do you like most about Zibbet?

    The array of handmade work is a feast for the senses.  I love just strolling through the incredible offerings and also seeing the fun crafty goodies for making handmade items.

  7. What ‘new’ things would you like to see added to Zibbet?

    Oh, I have a list – LOL!  Having come over from Etsy, I have found things that Zibbet does way better than Etsy but there are also things that I am missing such as the ability to view a cusstomer’s invoice and to download my monthy sales in a CSV file, among others.

  8. How do you promote your work?

    I have a blog to share my artwork. I offer items for sale that I use in my work.  My blog readers can obtain frilly and funkie items by shopping in my boutique.  I also just started a challenge blog to totally promote my boutique.  I have a design team that uses my products and shows their creations on their own blogs and on our challenge blog.  There are daily happenings there which also promote my shop.

  9. How would you recommend other Zibbeters make the most of Zibbet.com?

    Offer a nice variety of products, be sure your photographs show your products to the best advantage, work hard, network/market and be patient.

  10. In the future I’d like to be…

    a successful Zibbet seller!

Light Candles with a Dry Spaghetti Noodle

Light Candles with a Dry Spaghetti Noodle

Real Simple magazine recommends using a piece of uncooked spaghetti to light hard to reach or multiple candles. This works great if you don’t have any extra-long matches but have a candle that needs to be lit at the bottom of a tall glass. New Uses for Candles | Real Simple

via Light Candles with a Dry Spaghetti Noodle.

From LifeHacker: Repurpose Terra Cotta Planters Into a Bird Bath

Repurpose Terra Cotta Planters Into a Bird BathCeramic or concrete bird baths are nice to look at and attract wildlife, but they can be expensive to buy. For the same functionality on a budget try making your own bird bath by combining various sizes of terra cotta planters and saucers with silicone caulk.
Culinary weblog The Culinary Cougar wanted a bird bath as a garden project, and after remembering a similar bird bath from a DIY show seen years ago they constructed an interesting budget bird bath using 14″, 12″, and 10″ terra cotta planters with a 16″ terra cotta saucer for the bath and a 6″ saucer to hold birdseed. After using pastel spray paint to give the planters a new look the author used acrylic-based silicone caulk to connect the planters and saucers into the configuration seen in the photo above.
In less than two hours the author made a one-of-a-kind bird bath for around $65 when similarly-sized baths went for nearly three times that at garden stores.
More Backyard Inspiration | The Culinary Cougar

Repurpose Terra Cotta Planters Into a Bird Bath

Repurpose Terra Cotta Planters Into a Bird Bath

Ceramic or concrete bird baths are nice to look at and attract wildlife, but they can be expensive to buy. For the same functionality on a budget try making your own bird bath by combining various sizes of terra cotta planters and saucers with silicone caulk. Culinary weblog The Culinary Cougar wanted a bird bath as a garden project, and after remembering a similar bird bath from a DIY show seen years ago they constructed an interesting budget bird bath using 14″, 12″, and 10″ terra cotta planters with a 16″ terra cotta saucer for the bath and a 6″ saucer to hold birdseed. After using pastel spray paint to give the planters a new look the author used acrylic-based silicone caulk to connect the planters and saucers into the configuration seen in the photo above.

In less than two hours the author made a one-of-a-kind bird bath for around $65 when similarly-sized baths went for nearly three times that at garden stores.

More Backyard Inspiration | The Culinary Cougar

via Repurpose Terra Cotta Planters Into a Bird Bath.

From LifeHacker : Remove Hard Water Stains with Lemons

Remove Hard Water Stains with Lemons

If your chromed bathroom and kitchen fixtures have hard water stains that won’t come off with regular cleaners try cutting a lemon in half and scrubbing the surface with the lemon halves. Household weblog Broccoli Cupcake reported how this method removed all the hard water stains on the author’s shower after the author was told by cleaning professionals that hard chemicals must be used to remove these stains.

The citric acid will cut through the stains. It also works to remove rust stains from bobby pins or razor blades left in the shower.

Spring Cleaning: Natural Cleaning Tips for the Bathroom | Broccoli Cupcake

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DIY: Giant Paper Rose Flower | Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog | Wedding Trends for Stylish + Creative Brides

If you loved the beautiful DIY wedding this morning and Nata’s gorgeous paper flower bouquets, you are in luck as Nata is sharing how she crafted them with us! She was inspired by a template created by Morgan Levine on Martha Stewart (as was I in the flowers I created for this styled shoot). I just love that this basic idea has inspired different brides to create their own version of giant paper flowers – you might remember these equally awesome giant paper flowers from this wedding I shared last year. :) Thanks so much Nata for sharing how you created your giant pink paper rose + special thanks to Studio Castillero for the photos of the DIY + her wedding!

Materials (to make one giant rose):

• 1 Roll of floral tape

• 6 18-gauge floral stem wire (can find it here)

• 4 sheets of Doublette crepe paper for petals (can find it here – the doublette crepe is $2.50 per sheet and each sheet measures 10

x 49 inches)

• 1 sheet of Doublette crepe paper in green for leaves, calyx, stem

• 1 round pencil

• Craft Glue (we used this kind)

• Crepe paper templates (download from Martha Stewart)

• 3 copies of teardrop template

• 8 copies of the heart-shaped template

• 2 copies of the leaf template

• 1 copy o

via DIY: Giant Paper Rose Flower | Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog | Wedding Trends for Stylish + Creative Brides.

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