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Part of the wonder of candles is the aroma that they give off when they are lit. Another component is the overall design of the candles that you display in your home. Some are only made of one color while others have layers of colors. For a fun candle that you can make on your own, consider DIY crayon candles. You can create colorful layers or mix the colors together for a tie-dye effect that is fun to look at in any room of your home. Supplies • Broken pieces of crayons • Paraffin wax • Clothespins • Different sizes…

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Spring is coming even though it may not feel like it yet in Long Island. Now is the time to get out your tools and get to growing seedlings indoors for the spring planting. Get your garden tools, seed collections, and green thumb ready. Follow these steps and get your garden abuzz by the time spring graces us with her presence. Where to Have the Garden? Choose an area or create boxes in order to grow. The area needs to be level, get at least six hours of sunlight per day, be near a water source, as well as drain…

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It’s time for cocoa, carols, and winter crafting! What better way to get into that festive feeling than to break out the hot glue sticks and colorful felt. Get those creative, wintry juices flowing like eggnog in your favorite Christmas mug, it’s time make some holiday wreaths! When most people think of a wreath, they visualize green fir branches in a circle, with a festive red ribbon and jingle bells. While this “traditional” kind of Christmas wreath is a lovely idea, there are so many options to consider. Below are some DIY winter wreath projects that will add holiday flair…

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The holidays are coming up fast and if you’ve got a surplus of Mason jars around the house, you’re in luck. These containers aren’t just good for canning fruit and vegetables, they make an excellent base for tons of winter projects. From gift giving to holiday decor, here are ten great Mason jar Christmas crafts that are easy, elegant, and fun to make. Fun-size Gift Capsules Why mess around with messy paper filler and trying to fill an oversized basket? The standard Mason jar is a great size for making small gift packages. This is an easy project for little…

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Who doesn’t love Mickey Mouse? Most kids adore this Disney character, but he is also loved by adults as well. Celebrate Mickey’s 90th Birthday with foods shaped like your favorite mouse. Let’s take a look at 10 unique food creations that you can easily make at home. Sugar Cookie Any time that you have a lot of kids together, cookies can be a great treat. If you make sugar cookie dough from scratch, you can easily shape the dough into Mickey Mouse shapes that have ears and all. The easiest way to make these cookies is to find a cookie…

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From porches to town centers, pumpkins are a staple for Halloween. For some pumpkin carving can be a scary thought. For those looking to celebrate without worrying about knives and little hands, try some of these fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. Spooky Sugar Skulls Colorful skulls usually made to celebrate the Day of the Dead make a great option for pumpkin decorating. You can pick up small, orange “sugar” pumpkins from the store or a local pumpkin patch, or you can start with a small white “snowball” pumpkin. This no-paint-involved decoration still lets your kids be creative. Instructions: 1) Stick…

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Comic books collectors range from casual enthusiasts who simply enjoy collecting special issues to serious investors who have turned their collection into a business. Comic book trading can definitely be a profitable side venture, but there are a few key details you need to know before jumping in to either buying or selling. Comic Book Stores Before you can sell and make money, you need to buy some comic books if you don’t already have some. There are more than likely a handful of stores in your area where you can see the merchandise in person before deciding if you…

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When you want to invite family members and friends to your home during the warmer months, hosting a BBQ is a great way to spend time and create new memories together. If you want to plan the ultimate BBQ, here are a few essential tips to follow to make it a hit. Music Maestro Music is an important part of any type of gathering. It sets the mood and allows everyone to relax. Use a Bluetooth speaker, its portable and can be placed on the deck. Create a playlist with fun summer tunes, which can play on your tablet or…

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Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can have a spectacular garden that all your friends will envy. With just a few simple tips and tricks of the trade, you can have a thriving garden in no time. Here are a few expert tips to get you on the right track in creating a lovely garden. Gardening by Region and Zone One of the best ways to ensure that your garden is at its best is to plant by region. Planting by region help increase the survival rate of you plants and reduces landscape maintenance. Also, what thrives…

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Antique collecting can be a fun hobby or a serious business. Browsing an antique mall with a friend is a great way to spend time. At heart, antique collectors are treasure hunters, always searching for fabulous items others have overlooked or a specific antique missing from their collection. Understand the Language Before haggling with dealers, you need to understand the language. When you find yourself drawn to collect a particular item, such as porcelain dolls, Depression glass, antique coins or military memorabilia, you’ll discover many terms specific to that genre. Right now, it’s important to understand a few basic terms.…

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