Thank goodness it’s FRIDAY! Can I get an amen?
What a week. I’m exhausted, and there’s nothing I’d rather do right now than stay right here on my couch and talk 5 Friday Favorites.
This week I’m sharing FIVE totally random DIY must haves. Stuff you might not even know you need.
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First up…baby wipes.
I’ve been buying baby wipes for 21 years. Seriously. When I was done wiping baby butts with them I just kept finding new uses, like wiping up paint drips. And cleaning paint from my fingers, when I’m in the car and realize that I didn’t get all of the paint off my fingers in the shower. I use them to clean stuff before I paint it, and clean up the mess after.
Second…silicone pot holders.
These babies are perfect for holding on to those little items you are trying to paint with a brush, but they keep sliding around on your workbench. Place a couple of silicone pot holders on a surface, then place your paintable item on top, and there’s no slippin’ and slidin’.
Number 3…PVC pipe.
I use scrap pieces of small diameter PVC pipe to stir paint. They are easy to grip, stir the paint well, and clean up is a breeze.
4th…paper grocery bags.
Besides gathering trash, paper grocery bags can be used for sanding a finish on delicate objects. It’s the highest grit “sandpaper” you can find.
And last but not least…foam craft brushes.
BUT, not for what you think. Of course the foam brush end is useful…but it’s the other end that I like best. That perfectly round wooden stick is perfect for stamping on fabric and wood. The only drawback is that you can’t use them on curved surfaces.
I’m ok with that.
What is the most random household object you’ve used for a DIY project?
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