Category: Home Projects

How to Make Skeleton Costumes

It will soon be that time of the year again when kids in ghoulish costumes parade the streets asking in their cute little voices “trick or treat?” And you know that it’s not Halloween without a Halloween Costume. For parents, it can be a very tasking time as kids come up to you with very different requests about how and what they would like to look like for Halloween. What if your kid asks for a Skeleton Costume? While the latter is a good way to scare the living daylight out of unwary passersby, making it together with your kid could be a good bonding experience. In this article, we will teach you how to make Skeleton Costumes.

Step 1: Get your materials

The materials you need to make a skeleton costume are:

  1. A black long sleeve shirt
  2. A black leggings
  3. White fabric paint
  4. Glow in the dark fabric paint
  5. Iron
  6. Freezer paper
  7. Pencil

 

Step 2: Sketch the bones

Sketch out shapes of bones on the side of the freezer paper made of paper. You do not have to worry about sketching as detailed as Leonardo Da Vinci’s and besides, you could easily source out sketches online. Just try to get a modest gauge of the wearer’s skeleton and where they meet at the joints. You could do this by having them put on the black long sleeve and leggings and marking out these joints.

 

Step 3: Cut out the Bones

With your sketch all done, all you need to do now is cut out the bones from the freezer paper. I nice pair of scissors should do the job just fine.

 

Step 4: Layout the Templates of the Bones

The next step in this guide to making a skeleton costume is to lay out the templates left after the bones are cut out from the freezer paper on the black long sleeve and leggings. Ensure that the plastic end of the freezer paper is the side against the fabric and that all the bones are visible and that there is no part of the freezer paper overlapping onto the bones.

 

Step 5: Ironing 

At this stage, the iron comes into play. Use the iron to press the freezer paper against the clothing. Ensure that it is not so hot that it burns the clothe underneath or renders the plastic that is supposed to affix itself to the clothe ineffective.

 

Step 6: Apply Paint

Your skeleton costume is almost ready. All you need to do now is apply paint with a brush. Your painting technique should be tapped onto the stencil rather than glossing over it.

 

Step 7: Peel Off

Ensure that the paint is dry before gently peeling the paper stencil.

 

Step 8: Glow

Your Skeleton Costume is ready but should you wish it to glow in the dark, you ought to apply the fourth item of our list of materials, that is, the Glow in the dark fabric paint. Apply the glow by tracing over the bones.

 

Conclusion

There! Halloween isn’t even by the corner but thanks to this guide on how to make skeleton costumes, we know that you’re ready.

How to Repot a Peace Lily

brown clay pot on gray concrete

There is nothing more amazing to use in decorating your house or your leaving room than a Peace Lily. This plant adds dimensions to a room and gives it life.

It’s common to find these plants potted in the leaving room of a building and other rooms around the how. That’s why it has become a favorite for home decorations.

But for some reason, you may need to repot the plant and if you need to, what steps can you take? This article will discuss just that.

How to know when a peace plant needs replanting.

A Peace Lily is a very beautiful plant for decorating a home. So if you are interested in planting this plant or you already have a plant, how do you know when it’s time to replant?

If your plant is rootbound, growing out of the pots drainage hole, its easy to know that it’s time to replant.

The whole fact of the plant being rootbound means that the plant is unable to absorb water due to its roots being crowded. And so if the plant can no longer absorb water, then it will be difficult for the plant to stay healthy and fresh.

If that happens, it is now time to replant your Peace Lily. So if your plant has roots that have grown out and are sticking through the drainage, how do you go about repotting?

STEPS FOR REPOTTING A PEACE LILY.

It is now to repot your peace, Lily. What are the steps needed in carrying out this important task?

  • GET ALL THE TOOLS YOU WOULD NEED.

It is a very important task when repotting a peace Lily. But what tools are required in carrying out a safe repotting of a Peace Lily?

  • A new flower pot.
  • Hand gloves.
  • Good soil.
  • Fertilizer.

These are just a few of the needed tools that will help in the safe repotting of this plant. Remember to also get safety tools as well.

  • BIND THE PLANT TO LEAVE.

This is another very interesting step and in my opinion a very important step. It will require you to take a thin wire and tying it loosely around the plant.

This is very important because it prevents the leaves and the plant from being all over the place when it’s time to remove the plant.

  • LOOSEN THE SOIL.

This is another very important step for the safe removal of the plant from its old pot. This step will require you first of all softening the soil by wetting it.

This will make the soil strength weekend allowing you the opportunity to move to the next step. But remember to watch out for roots when loosening the soil so as not to damage the plant.

  • REMOVE PLANT FROM PLANTER.

This is a more gentle step, a step that should be done with great care because the whole life of the peace Lily depends on how gently you carry out this task.

Ensure that you remove the plant from the pot with care so as not to damage the roots.

  • REPOT.

There are a lot of things involved in repotting a peace Lily, but the most important thing to do is to peeper the Soil of the new pot and make sure it has enough nutrients.

This will ensure that the plant regains its freshness, and enjoys life in the new pot.

How to Grow Garlic

garlic bulb and garlic on white surface

Ah yes, you want to grow your Garlic because of one or two reasons. Maybe the person you normally purchase them from at the market has stepped on your toes, or you’re just tired of buying Garlic. Well, whatever the reason is, I’m here to show you ways you can grow Garlic. Come on.

 

Ways you can Grow Garlic. 

  • When looking at the Quantity of Garlic, you want to grow 

The number of plants you want to grow depends on your desire to have out of your crops.

One of the fastest and shortest answers we have to give you is that a single pound one can plant between fifteen to thirty feet depends on the variety of Garlic or the space you give it.

If you want to grow your very own stock of seeds and your eating stock, you should reserve the top thirty percent for your planting harvest. Each garlic pound could produce between fifty to seventy-five garlic heads because each garlic clove could produce ahead.

 

  • When looking at the Location, you want to plant your Garlic 

Because you might want to follow a vegetable rotation, we all know that our Garlic would be ahead of its planting time. This gives one a chance to make sure the beds are well prepared, amended, weeded, and all were working.

There are the things you need to consider. You need to plan way before the date of your planting starts.

For naked-garlic-21, you need first to select your site. Garlic loves weed-free, well-drained, rich soil, which can be found in full sun. Select a spot that has a lot of it run from the beginning of winter all through spring. It might not be easy to grow crops in weedy beds. It would be best to consider all of thee whenever you are looking for a location to grow your Garlic.

 

  • Think about the options you’ve got for mulching 

Things like weed-free hay, compost manure, or aged manure are wonderful for Garlic. You should have a lot of time to figure out the type of mulching options you could use. Don’t procrastinate on this decision, or you might forget and regret it later.

 

  • You need to prepare your site some days before you plant your seeds 

It would be best if you got yourself a great garden bed for your garlic seeds. There are essential for you to have Garlic that would grow properly.

 

My thoughts on Growing Garlic 

Different people have different reasons why they want to grow Garlic. Why, if I had the chance, I would have done it. It takes a lot of determination to do this thought. You need to be willing, and you need to put the effort to grow Garlic. With all of this, I’m sure you would have your beautiful garlic cloves in no time. Trust me. So get your rakes, get your tools and all that has been listed above, carry on, and grow that Garlic. Send some my way after you’re done.

How to Make a Paper Ninja Star Step by Step Instructions

gray shuriken

At some point as a child, everybody must have loved to be a ninja or at least acted or dressed like one for some minutes.

Well, maybe not, but you must have admired the Batman or the samurais, and for sure your most thrilling moment is when they use the ninja star also known as Origami or Shiruken. a

We all would love to use that once or twice, but due to how dangerous that can be, it is not advised. To replace that thrill, we will learn how to make the origami ninja star using paper.

They can also be used for decorative purposes, or even as a piece of jewelry (earrings); they are also perfect to gift your little ones to attach to their costumes during costume days at school or Halloween. Okay, let’s begin.

How to Make a Paper Ninja Star

To create this beauty, you will need two sheets of square paper. The size of the paper will depend on how big you want the ninja star to be. A 3-inch paper can give you a small ninja star, while a 6-inch paper will give you a normal-sized ninja star.

You can as well pick any other size of paper depending on how large you want your paper ninja star to be. The one and only rule is it must be square-shaped. A printer paper or construction paper can be used.

Step 1

Fold both papers in half, then fold them into another half again.

Step 2

Now fold both papers into half horizontally so as to form a crease, then unfold.

Step 3

For the first paper, on the left end, fold the corner in, facing upward. For the right side, fold the corner in and downward.

For the second paper, on the left end, fold the corner in and downward, and for the right end, fold the corner in and upward.

Step 4

Flip both papers over.

Step 5

Fold the bottom and top ends of each piece in.

Step 6

Fold the bottom and top ends of each paper inwards again so as to form a diamond shape. This folding is done to form a crease, so after folding, unfold.

Step 7

Place both pieces over each other, to form a cross.

Step 8

Fold the top point of the vertical piece, then tuck it into the seam of the horizontal piece.

Step 9

Flip the piece over, then tuck the next top point into a free seam, continue flipping and tucking for every loose top point until all points have been completed.

Now you have your perfect paper ninja star. You can make more and more of them in different and beautiful colors, you won’t want to run out of supplies. Although they are paper, you still need to be careful when throwing them at people, as the sharp points and blunt blades can still cause minor injuries upon contact with sensitive areas of the skin.

 

How to Build a Wood Fence Gate Instructions

white wooden fence near green trees during daytime

Building a wooden fence gate is much simpler than you think. You can even do it by yourself.

Your carpentry skills have to be a little bit high, the cost to buy all the materials is moderate, but it is not as costly as buying a fence, and the total amount of time to complete the job is about half a day.

The tools that are needed are a table saw, drill, screws, screwdriver, etc. Some materials are required like wood glue, wood, gate lock, hinges, etc.

There are the steps of making a wooden fence. Follow these steps one by one and you will be amazed by the results that you will see.

How to Build a Wooden Fence

  1. Get the pieces of wood or cedar, measure the pieces, and then cut them.

Measure the size of the gate you want and then cut it into the size you desire. Remember to measure the width of which the gate will open, then make a little space like about an inch, so that the hinges will have room to attach the gate to the fence.

  1. Make holes.

After cutting the wood into your desired size, get a clamp and put the pocket hole jig firmly into two of the wood pieces. Make three or four holes (pocket holes, that is) into the wood.

  1. Join the frames together.

Get the frame parts and then join them together with glue and secure it with screws.

  1. Install a diagonal cross brace.

To get more support, install a diagonal cross brace at the middle of the gate. To make the cross brace and form a good edge, trim the ends of the cross brace and put it firmly in place in the sides where the stiles and railings join together.

  1. Join the cross brace.

Make two holes at the end of each cross brace to form a bigger angle. Then join it together with the fence at the center with either glues or screws.

  1. Join the plane wood on the frame.

As you put the cross brace properly where it belongs, check that the last side of the frame is firm and steady. To complete the gate, get some long plane broad wood and cover a side of the gate. This wood should be the same type as that of the fence. The finishing broad should be shaped or trimmed to fit the edge of the frame. Join the wood with nails around the frame.

  1. Join the gate to the fence.

Join the gate to the ends of the fence: one end of the hinge is joined to the fence with a screwdriver and a screw. Then place the gate where you want to attach it to the frame end, after doing that, screw the second part of the hinges to the gate. Try and attach the gate an inch above the ground so that the bottom of the gate will not spoil fast and not to allow breakage of the wood because of the friction between the ground and the bottom of the gate.

 

How to Clean Your Microwave

All that is needed is a burnt popcorn or some leftovers to turn one good-looking microwave into a horrible disaster. Whether it is greasy or has an offensive smell, the best thing that you can do is to always regularly clean the top of the microwave in the interval of a few days. When you see stains inside your microwave or you are trying to remove a portion of food that is stuck to the tray, try these few steps in making your microwave sparkle.

When you want to clean your microwave, choosing the right type of cleanser is very important. You can use things you normally see in your house: baking soda, vinegar, or soap like the Mrs. Meyers Clean dish soap. And also avoid using bleach because it destroys home appliances and spoils the plastic in the microwave. The microwave is not that normally dirty so it is not advisable to start with a whitening cleaning product.

HOW TO CLEAN THE INSIDE OF YOUR MICROWAVE

  1. Mix a cup of water and some slices of lemon, orange, or lime (don’t forget to squeeze the fruit juice into the water, mix it in a bowl, and add one or tablespoon of vinegar to this).
  2. Put the bowl into the microwave and increase the power to the microwave. Wait until you see the solution boiling.
  3. For 5 minutes allow the solution to cool down, and then remove the solution and clean the surfaces with a sponge.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE OILY DOORS OF THE MICROWAVE.

  1. Clean the whole door. This includes the edges, the sides, and the seals. Put baking soda inside water and damp the sponge into the water; clean those areas and rinse the place with a wet sponge.
  2. If it is an oily window, mix half a cup of water with half a cup of vinegar. Clean and dry.
  3. For very oily grease build-up, clean your microwave with the all-purpose grease cleaner Mrs. Meyers Clean dish soap, or mix the dish soap with water, and get a sponge or cloth to avoid the soap from getting into the vent holes. In order to not destroy your electronics, do not spray the soap on your electronics.

HOW TO GET RID OF THE BURNT SMELL

  1. Leave the door open to let the smell come out.
  2. Alternatively, you can place baking soda inside the microwave and then close the door. The baking soda will absorb the smell from the microwave. (Note: this is for light smells).
  3. Remove any leftover food in the microwave and place an odor-absorbing gel in the microwave until it is needed (use this for strong smells).

HOW TO GET RID OF FOOD STUCK IN THE MICROWAVE.

To eradicate stuck food in the microwave, use Mrs. Meyers Clean dish soap. If grime or dirt got stuck on the turntable, just take the turntable out and wash it thoroughly. Ensure you recheck the instructions of the product you are using before you start cleaning.

 

How to Pick the Right Mulch or Straw for Your Flower Beds

Today we’ll be showing you how you could select the best type of straw or mulch for your flower bed. A lot of people do not understand that mulching helps you save a lot of time gardening. It doesn’t matter if you are tending to vegetable gardens or flower beds. Mulching might be stressful, but there are a lot of rewards. When you do this correctly, mulching could easily cut down a lot of time to fight pests, weeds, and water. Mulching gives you better flowers, veggies, and fruits.

You could try spreading some shredded leaf mulch or a wooden chip all-around your property. It would look nice on your garden pathway, shrub borders, flower beds too. It fits appropriately in shade gardens or woodland. It would be best to remember that wood chips are not intelligent choices for annual flower beds and vegetable beds because they would disturb you as you try to create new beds for the following year. It would be best if you remembered that these wood chips would keep stressing you as a gardener all through the year. As sad as that is, it is the truth.

Different Types of Mulch

There are around two simple types of mulch. These include inorganic and organic mulch. Organic mulches include material that lived formerly, including paper, pine needles, sawdust, shredded bark, wood chips, compost, grass clippings, straw, chopped leaves. Inorganic mulches include geotextiles and black plastics.

These types of mulch greatly discourage seeds. Organic mulches improve the soil as they break down into smaller components. Inorganic mulches don’t break down and enrich the soil. This does not mean they are not innovative options for your garden. Black plastic is a popular type of inorganic mulch that radiates and warms the soil during the night. This keeps vegetables that love heat like cherry and eggplant tomatoes vigorous and cozy.

Shredded Leaves or Wood Chips

You could buy several bags of shredded bark or wood chips from local garden centers, which you could use to mulch your flower gardens and the borders of your shrubs. If you want an affordable option, you could contact your local utility tree care company to see if they have any extra available wood chips available. If you want to plan thoughtfully, you could break down your Christmas tree instead of throwing it away.

If you have some trees available on your property, breaking down your fallen leaves could create a rich mulch and filled with a lot of nutrients without any form or type of added costs. You don’t need any specific machine either. You could make use of a lawnmower that has a bagger which would collect your leaves and break them down into the perfect size. You could then use these for all your mulching purposes.

Trying Grass Clippings

Growing grass inside compost piles is a second already available mulch for though it isn’t a great idea to save portions of your clippings to use as natural lawn fertilizer. When you have other remaining grass clippings, you could use them to serve as nitrogen-rich mulch that would work very well in your vegetable gardens.

Conclusion

When you want to select the best straw or mulch for your flower beds, you need to think about using mulch created using grass clippings, wood chips provided by landscaping companies, sawdust, pine needles, and others associated with these.

How to Make Garlic Salt

brown wooden spoon

Today I would be giving lessons on how you can make garlic salt. Making garlic salt is very simple you see. In about two minutes your garlic salt would be ready. So simply stay tuned and enjoy this simple Garlic Salt making article. Let’s go!.

How to make garlic salt

This would be ready in two minutes. This garlic salt recipe would yield about four table spoons. 

List of ingredients you need to make this simple Garlic Salt.

You would need a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of garlic powder.

It would help if you also had a Garlic Salt container to store your garlic salt. I almost forgot about that. 

The steps you need to follow to make this simple Garlic Salt.

Take your tablespoon of salt, and then take your tablespoon of garlic powder. Put them both in your garlic salt container. When you do this, hold your garlic salt container in your right hand and then make sure you close it. At this point, you start shaking as your life depends on it. The reason you need to shake with all that power is that you are trying to mix all the constituents of both salt and garlic to create your simple Garlic Salt. 

There you go. Now your garlic salt is ready for consumption.

Since that’s the end of our garlic salt recipe, let me talk a bit about the love people have for garlic, salt, and garlic salt.

My thoughts on Garlic Salt 

Before I started staying with my Uncle in an excellent military part of town, I was not a garlic fan. But my Uncle loved garlic so much, and I grew to like it too. The spice I know there’s no way I would ever like it is pepper. That is just not going to happen. I am not a huge fan of salt too. But like right now that I’m eating Irish potatoes, I needed to put some salt in it for the taste to come out properly. Imagine if I had garlic salt in the house right now. That would have been nice. My meal would have tasted better, and I would have enjoyed it more.

List of meals you can enjoy with Garlic salt.

You can enjoy garlic salt with the following meals;

Rice 

Garlic salt goes very well with rice because you need this type of salt to increase your meal’s taste. When you consume something like maybe rice and chicken, it will do you well to add garlic salt. 

Chicken 

If it’s someone’s birthday and you want to make chicken romi for them. You could soak your raw chicken with garlic salt and leave it to sleep through the night. In the morning, take your chicken to the kitchen and prepare your wonderful tasty dish. Everyone who eats it would commend your cooking skills because trust me when I say this; it will be tasty. So have fun and enjoy garlic salt.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

white cauliflower on green leaves

Hello everyone. You want to learn How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust, well fear not, cause Chef Mibzy is here to show you how it’s done. On learning all, you need to know about Homemade Cauliflower Pizza crust, keep reading this article. Don’t freak out if you don’t get it the first time. Cooking isn’t easy, my dear. 

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Methods on How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The total time to prepare Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust is around an hour. 

You would remain active for about twenty minutes.

This yields a pizza crust. 

List of Ingredients you need for this Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust 

You need two eggs, half teaspoon of kosher salt, half teaspoon of dried oregano, a quarter cup of grated parmesan, half cup of shredded mozzarella, one head of Cauliflower. Make sure to remove the stalk.

Steps to follow in making your Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust 

You need to turn your oven on to about four hundred degrees. Line your baking sheets using parchment paper. 

Break your Cauliflower into pulse and florets using a food processor till it looks fine. You need to steam in a steamer basket and drain it very well. You would love to put a towel there to get out all the moisture. Then let everything cool off.

Inside a bowl, you could combine the Cauliflower using eggs, garlic powder, salt, oregano, parmesan, and mozzarella. You can then transfer this to the baking sheet center and then spread it into a circle that resembles a pizza crust. Then bake for about twenty minutes. 

You can add in desired toppings and then bake using for about ten minutes. 

My thoughts on How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I love pizzas; I love Cauliflower. The reason I love pizzas is that it is good living. The reason I love Cauliflower is that it’s a vegetable. So you can imagine how well I’ll love this Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust. It is both healthy, nutritious, and satisfying. I enjoy eating this with my siblings. Who doesn’t like eating pizzas? The only reason I feel people would try to avoid the rate at which they consume things like this would be when they are either watching their weight or when they want to lose weight. If not, pizza is an incredible meal a lot of people consume and enjoy.

Pizzas also could make you fat just like that. Like when it wants to increase your weight. It doesn’t bother or cares about you or your feelings. You’ll just become massively fat in a minute. But the best thing to do if you are a pizza fan is to find a balance to know when you should eat pizza and get a break. Don’t just go eating pizza whenever you feel like it, you know. Though this pizza is healthy, remember the adage that states that one should not do a specific thing too much, or it would just be wrong. Please put that advice and take it to heart.

How to Make Ramen in the Microwave Taste Better

Today I’ll be teaching you How to Make Ramen in the Microwave Taste Better.

To cook noodles using a microwave, you should start by pouring two cups of water into a bowl and then put your noodles inside the bowl. Cover the rim with plastic wrap loosely. Microwave your noodles inside hot water for about five minutes. Make sure that they are cooked as desired. If not, leave it for one more minute. Then put the soup pack into a bowl and mix it properly. 

Excellent tips used in cooking noodles in the microwave

The bowl could get hot very fast. It would be best if you were careful. The time for cooking highly depends on the noodles. You could add about two minutes depending on what’s recommended on the package. The amount of water you’ve put inside the bowl could spill as you make use of the microwave. Don’t forget to clean everything gently as you cook or clean up. 

It is tastier and healthy to put some veggies on your Ramen as toppings. 

Make sure you heat your water first. When you heat your noodles and water together, your noodles will stay uncooked longer. 

What goes microwaved instant Ramen taste like?

It looks just like any regular cooked instant noodles. The soup would be more precise than usual, though. 

The cooking water would be cloudy, but this does not happen when you use a microwave. 

What about the taste?

It does not have a fresh texture like the regular Ramen. It has a rough texture. 

If you enjoy soft Ramen, don’t use this method to cook your noodles. 

What are the advantages of using the microwave for cooking your Ramen 

You could heat your veggies with your Ramen. By putting your vegetable inside, you’ll have a healthier lunch, dinner, or breakfast. 

You don’t need to make use of a pot or a stove when you use a microwave. 

Ways you can make Ramen Taste better from your microwave 

Well, there are different angles to look at this. Are you cooking thoroughly with the microwave, or are you just warming Ramen already made with a pot and a stove? 

If the first case is what you’re going after, you need to make sure that you follow the instructions available on the package of the noodles. If they say, put it on the stove for three minutes, for the microwave, add two minutes, then check your Ramen in the microwave. Also, put all the ingredients you love to eat. 

On the other hand, if you are warming a leftover Ramen from last night, you could just put it in the microwave till you don’t see it looking frozen anymore. And that’s it; you’re done. 

My thoughts on How to Make Ramen in the Microwave Taste Better

I love noodles. Some days are the only thing I want to eat. I want to use this piece to thank the person that made noodles a reality. THANK YOU FOR RAMEN!