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The Purpose of a Windsock

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A windsock is a device for showing the direction and speed of the wind. The wind fills the tubular tunnels out and floats it along. They are commonly seen at airports and marinas, and sometimes along high mountain roads -- all places where it is important to know about air movement for reasons of sa

Bead-Making Tutorial

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Jewelry making is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by both the expert crafter and the novice, but the vast array of bead styles and types can make an avid jewelry maker go broke. Bead-making from simple, inexpensive materials can provide you with an abundance of inventory for very little money.

About Sock Puppets

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Sock puppets are toys created by using a simple sock and adorned to simulate a specific identity (usually an animal). Sock puppets are mostly made for fun and to be used with or around children, rather than being considered worthy of professional presentation, such as it is the case of other types o

How to Sew a Cat Draft Stopper

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Gaps below doors and between window frames let cold air into your home, raising heating costs. You can stop the cold air, and the wasted money, with a draft blocker. Take it a step further by making this practical item as cute as it is useful. Cats can warm your lap, and a draft blocker made to rese

Frog Windsock Crafts

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Windsocks are popular spring and summer decorative items. Frogs are favorites for the warm seasons as well. Adults and children can make frog windsock crafts inexpensively from easy-to-find items, including recyclables. Individuals and groups can quickly create a variety of do-it-yourself frog winds

Do it Yourself Air Freshener

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When you clean and freshen your home, you may notice that your furniture may smell stale or musty. One way to freshen up musty furniture is to spray it regularly with a freshening spray. Although you can buy air freshening sprays from a grocery store, you can end up spending a lot of money. One alte

How to Make a Hairpin Loom

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Hairpin lace is a type of crocheting completed on a special hairpin lace loom. The loom is designed to make strips of crocheting with loopy edges. The loopy edges are hooked together to create such items as blankets, shawls, skirts and curtains. Make a hairpin lace loom to any dimension following a

Homemade Fleece Blankets

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Fleece blankets are soft, warm and easy to make. You can buy fleece fabric in a wide array of colors and prints. You can also buy block prints of favorite animals, religious themed, ethnic-inspired and political scenes. There are several ways to finish the edges of a homemade fleece blanket. Most fi