I’m going to show you how to make a mattress cover, because long after your child has “finished” potty training they might continue to experience nighttime bedwetting. One solution is to just throw a pullup on your child every night. If they don’t have an accident have them tuck it under their pillow with their pajamas to get another use out of it. But the pullup doesn’t allways keep everything in (and they are super expensive) so what about your poor mattress? If you haven’t already found out the hard way urine is a hard smell to get rid of!
After fighting a war with store purchased matress covers that so don’t deserve to be called rubber sheets, I finally gave in and came up with a way to keep the matress safe.
My super dreamy husband, Travis shows how to fill a waterbed. I wish all that I’d had to do was hold the camera, but I actually had to help carry the thing up the stairs. I’ve given birth naturally 3 times… and this was almost has hard haha! Okay maybe not, but it still wiped us out.
I love my waterbed. I’ve had it since before we were married (probably 15+ years). A lot of people are anti waterbeds, but I just don’t like normal mattresses. I feel like every time I sleep on a normal mattress my back goes out, ugh!
Don’t forget to put in the kit so your water doesn’t get all funky! If you haven’t watched it already, check out How To Drain A Waterbed.
What type of bed do you prefer to sleep on?
Renee from Forever Fit Life shows you how to trim eyebrows. Trimming eyebrows actually isn’t hard at all and learning how to groom eyebrows is something every woman should learn to do in order to keep her man looking good! Be careful, especially the first time you try this. Just cut a little at a time. Hair will grow back, but not immediately
In this tough economy one of the first things people slash is beauty expenses. You can still look great without breaking the bank. Home haircuts are another great way to save money! Are you interested in learning How To Cut A Bob Haircut, How To Cut A Bowl Haircut, or How To Cut Men’s Hair?
Hello I’m Renee with Modern Homemakers, and today we’re going to learn how to trim eyebrows. Not to confuse this we’re talking about men’s eyebrows. Don’t confuse this with a woman, we pluck we tweeze we wax, we shape. But men just want to trim out those long hairs that are hanging out. So a rat tail comb and hair cutting scissors. So just hold the comb, and whatever is hanging out we’re going to cut.
We’ve all seen those crazy bushy eyebrows that are like an inch long! You can do this for your husband so he doesn’t look like that. There you have it, that takes like 1 minute, and now you know how to trim eyebrows. Please subscribe to our youtube channel!
Here’s how to make a toy car just in time to make it as a homemade Christmas gift! This is a great gift for toddlers or young children and it’s one you frugal moms should love because you can make it for free! Talk about saving money.
Hello this is Joquena from Modern Homemakers, and I’ve been trying to come up with a project for months because I buy my children these baby foods here and they have this plastic cap on top and it’s been driving me crazy. Well I not only came up with one project, I came up with 2. So, go check out my other video “How to make a toy train” to see the other one. But, what I did, because I have a toddler is I came up with a cute little toy car.
To make this, this is a free project you just need scrap fabric, you can even cut up an old t-shirt. You need yarn, you need 4 baby food lids. If you don’t have these you could use large buttons but your car isn’t going to stand up. You need a creweling needle, and go to my website for the free pattern www.modernhomemakers.com. Stick around and I’ll show you how to make this free present.
Take your scrap fabric and this is kind of thin material so I’m going to cut 4 pieces of the train but you can just cut 2 if you have a more substantial fabric. So lay it out, pin it and cut your pieces. So you can see I’ve cut everything out and I’ve pinned my little windows. Make sure it looks good from both sides. Do a straight stitch around the windows and then a zig zag. Use thread that matches as close as possible for whatever you chose, but don’t go buy thread for a cheap project just make it work. Then snip all the little fraying threads.
Match up both sides of the toy car and pin a couple times around. Leave a space big enough for 2 of your fingers and go all the way around really close to the edge with a straight stitch. Maybe and 8th of an inch or a 4th of an inch. I don’t want to spend money on polyfil for a toy, so take some scraps of threads and fabrics and cut them up. Go in and stuff the toy car. Keep pushing your fingers in and packing it down until it’s nice and good. Stitch the opening closed and tie it off. As you can see this is possibly a free sewing project!
Now switch to a different color of thread to coordinate with whatever your wheels are. Figure out where you want your wheel to be and double up and knot your thread. Sew it on just like a button. Be careful. This is a choking hazard so make sure to secure it heavily! To make this toy even sturdier you could even use embroidery floss. So on and position all 4 wheels of your car.
You caught me playing with my kids car again! What we need next is a creweling needle, threaded with a coordinating yarn, and we’re going to give this a nice plush toy finish. Hopefully you’ve trimmed your threads already, I missed some. You might want a thimble because this can be hard on your fingers. Always from the same direction going in from the back and all the way around. What this is going to do is keep it from raveling and it’s just cute. Don’t pull it too tight but you want to go right next to the next stitch, do this all the way around your toy car. This is a great homemade present and I hope you enjoy!
Here’s how to make a toy train. Homemade presents are a great way to save money and be a frugal mom. This would also make a great birthday present. Make multiples and keep some on hand so you don’t have to rush out and buy a gift for the next birthday party you go to! I have shelves in my attic with generic presents that I can pull out for birthdays and such. These keep me from spending top dollar when I have to buy something last minute, or from being stressed when I don’t have time to make something.
You don’ have to go into debt to have a great Christmas.
Here’s a video on how to drain a waterbed. Make sure you have some strong helpers because this is a tough job. In this specific video we will be draining a waterbed without a pump, but if you have a pump obviously you can use it. Please be careful, Modern Homemakers will not be held liable for any personal harm or damage
Don’t forget to check out our other video How To Fill A Waterbed for what to do after you get you bed drained and moved.
It’s December, and one my favorite things to do is to snuggle up and watch Christmas movies. Here’s my list of Christmas movies. I have it broken down in different categories because we both know your toddler isn’t going to appreciate “It’s A Wonderful Life” Look at the bottom for a link to print a list of Christmas Movies; it’s a text only version, no pictures.
I have purchased many Christmas movies over the years and I stored them in the tubs right alongside the decorations. If you still have a VCR, you can score the classics for way cheap. If you want to be super frugal, I recommend first seeing what you can find at your local library. You can also pick up some fun holiday books, just make sure to return everything on time or they’ll get you with the fines!
If you’re planning on renting or buying I recommend going for Amazon’s digital copy. I frequently buy digital copies of movies for the cost of renting them a couple of times. Let’s face it…these are the movies we watch at least once a year, so it’s a pretty good investment and it doesn’t take up any space.
There are way to0 many Christmas movies to list them all… and more coming out each year… so here are our favorites.
The 3rd home alone is an instant view on netflix as of now
Did I miss one of your favorite Christmas Movies? Please list it at the bottom in the comments section so we can all enjoy
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Are you ready to learn how to make a checkerboard? This project uses beginner sewing and crochet skills. I made this for one of daughters for Christmas.
You don’t have to spend money on a present for it to be nice.
I apologize in advance for my longest video ever! This project has lots of steps but none of them are super hard. You’ll need scrap fabric, scrap yarn, an I crochet hook, a crewel needle, pins, and a sewing machine with matching thread.
If you don’t know how to crochet you can still do this project. All you need to do is watch and practice these videos to learn the basic crochet stitches.
Here’s how to make a necklace using the easiest crochet stitch there is. This is a great beginner crochet project and you can keep it for yourself or it also makes a great handmade gift! Which with Christmas right around the corner who doesn’t need some more ideas for homemade presents? This project cost me less than a dollar to make.
Pssst! Don’t tell anyone, but if you use scrap yarn this is a FREE present that you can make in less than an hour!
Some people seem to have a stigma about homemade presents but don’t let that stop you. You shouldn’t have to spend too much money and hurt your budget to “prove” your love to your friends and family. Your time is important too, and yes the thought does count. It’s all to easy to whip out the plastic and start charging everything you think your loved ones need. I challenge you to set a budget and stick to it. Do you have any ideas for homemade presents?