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DIY Scarf Hanger

I know that I am always annoyed with where to hang my scarves. I want my closet neat and tidy but my scarves have no place to go. If I just throw them over a hanger, then they are on top of one another and it’s hard to get just the one you want without taking off ALL the scarves. I have found the perfect resolution to this annoying problem. Y’all are going to be kicking yourselves for not thinking of this. And the best part is you need only two items to complete it! Inexpensive items at that!

Supplies:scarves Clothes Hangers Shower Curtain Rings Steps:

  1. Place the shower curtain rings on the clothes hangers.
  2. Place scarves through the shower curtain rings.
  3. Hang in your closet.
  4. Done!

You can purchase all the necessary items to make this easy hanger at Ruralking.com or your local Rural King location. clothes hanger shower rings

DIY Hanging Mason Jar Lights

While entertaining alfresco this season, these simple floating jar votives suspended from garden hooks make for that perfect final patio touch, offering an inviting, soft glow that keeps the gathering going long into the evening.
For this project we picked from a handful of mismatched empty mason jars that have stacked up around the house. The varied sizes lend to that overall rustic appeal. We love how they can easily be transferred indoors or out, depending on where you’re entertaining. Use them for a summer party, upcoming wedding or a respite with the family over a glass of wine.

1. Separate the bands from the lids and drill equidistant holes near the base of each band (we used a 7/64-inch bit).


2. Using wire cutters, snip 8-inch long strips from clock chain and attach through the holes in the jar bands using pliers, to create hanging handles. We used #5 sized clock chain, because it’s sturdy for holding the weight of the jars while still giving off a delicate feel. We found it at our local hardware store in the same aisle as regular chain and jack chain, which could just as easily be used for this project.

3. Twist bands around the jar mouths to secure, creating a hanging mason jar.


4. Fill jars about halfway with water, drop tea lights inside to float and light to create an instantly glowing group of mason jar votives. Cluster and use them just like this for an inviting indoor or outdoor centerpiece.


5. Suspend jars from garden hooks secured along a fence as hanging lanterns.

What you will Need

http://www.ruralking.com/ball-1-2-pint-8-oz-regular-mouth-mason-canning-jars-12-pack-60000.html

Ball, 1/2 Pint (8 oz), Regular Mouth, Mason Canning Jars, 12-Pack 60000

SKU: 001280052

http://www.ruralking.com/dare-wire-cutters-2290.html

Dare Wire Cutters 2290

SKU: 070040168

http://www.ruralking.com/candle-lite-tealight-50-ct-white-1261595.html

Candle-Lite Tealight 50 ct. White 1261595

SKU: 014047001

http://www.ruralking.com/18v-vsr-drill-kit.html

Genesis 18V Cordless Drill/Driver Kit GCD18BK

SKU: 093140502

Homemade & Natural GOO GONE

We all have gooey messes that we want to get rid of, why not naturally and safe!? I personally like to make any cleaners I can to keep it green and safe for my family and I. There is always a mess that regular cleaners will not work on so I found an alternative! You can use this to clean sticky greasy messes your that require a little extra attention.

First you will need all of your ingredients:

1/3 cup Baking Soda

1/3 cup Coconut Oil

A small jar to store your new goo gone

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Step 1:

Measure out the 1/3 cup of Coconut Oil into a glass measuring cup. Put into the microwave and set for only a few seconds. You want the coconut oil to become liquid but NOT hot.

Step 2:

You will now add the 1/3 cup of Baking Soda to the measuring cup of Coconut Oil. Stir this until it is combined and all of the clumps are gone.

Step 3:

Now you can pour this into your jar to store for later use. When it is cooled to room temperature it will become a paste!

To use your new Goo Gone you can spread it onto the sticky mess, paper towels work well, and let it set for a few moments to let it soak in good. From there you can just wipe away the GOO!

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 This is a safe and easy way to care for the sticky messes that everyday cleaners may not work on. Have fun and get your kids involved in making this with you!!

If you prefer to use the ready made we have that for you too!

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Modernized Pumpkin Carving!

Spice up your pumpkin carving skills with a drill.  You don’t have to worry about handling carving knives. You can just use different sizes of drill bits for all sorts of designs.  You won’t have to be limited to the standard jack-o-lantern face. Make your magical fall nights twinkle.  It is a very simple process.

First you need your pumpkins. You can buy these at your local Rural King.

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Secondly, you would need to carve a large circular opening into the bottom of your pumpkin. Clean out the inside thoroughly, scooping away the pulp and seeds with a spoon.

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Next, make a rough design on paper first, then mark the dots on the pumpkin with a permanent marker (which can be found at your local Rural King or RuralKing.com) Try a swirling or geometric design, or randomly space dots on the pumpkin shell.

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You would then need to drill holes using a drill. You can use difference size drill bits for different sizes of holes. Rural King sells several different types of drills.  This would be a great excuses for revamping your tool collection. Check out all the drills Rural King has to offer by clicking here. :)

The last step required is just to fill the pumpkin with some type of lights. You can use candles or even get an extra use out of your old Christmas string lights.

Once you have your pumpkin all set up, just put it out for the world to see just how creative you are.

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Save Space and Have Fun Doing It

Are small paperclips, screws and other small items constantly in the way? Need a better organizational system but can’t seem to find one? You don’t have to suffer with discord in your home when you could create a special organizational system that involves storing your items in small jars that can be housed underneath your cabinets.

1. Locate an area in your home for your space saver set. Consider setting up your space saving jars in a laundry room or even the garage cabinets. You will be permanently adding this set to a cabinet so make sure you don’t damage expensive or new cabinetry.

  • Find a well-traveled area or an area that is easy to access.
  • Make sure the cabinets can support several mounted jars underneath. If the cabinets are damaged or have poor support, consider using a different cabinet.

2. Separate lids from each jar. You will be affixing the lids to the wooden block.

3.  Line wooden block with lids. Before you make it permanent, map out where each lid will go on the block. Make sure you have enough room to screw and unscrew each jar once the lids and system is put in place.

  • Trace each lid in the place so you can keep your map in place once you begin to glue the lids.

4.  Glue lids onto block. Add several dollops of glue to the top of the lid and then hold in place on wooden block.

  • Allow several hours or overnight to dry. While the glue will most likely hold in place within minutes but you will want to wait in order to ensure the lids don’t come unglued.

5.  Mount wooden block underneath the cabinet. Slather wood or industrial strength glue on the back of the wooden block. Working quickly affix the wooden block underneath the cabinet and hold in place.

  • You may need to hold block in place for several minutes to ensure it remains in place.
  • Consider purchasing or picking up a few wooden blocks that measure the width between your cabinet bottom and the countertop. Slide those blocks in place to hold the glued block in place and provide a lengthy dry time.

6.  Fill jars with items and screw in place. Once wooden block has completely dried, remove supports and use jar system as needed.

Items you will need:

 

Gorilla Wood Glue 8 oz. Bottle 6200002

SKU: 047960077

Ball, 1/2 Pint (8 oz), Regular Mouth, Mason Canning Jars, 12-Pack 60000

SKU: 001280052