Monogrammed Outdoor Light

We love galvanized buckets here at DoitDaily – here’s a cute project for the next found bucket!

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  • Galvanized funnel or bucket with a hole cut in the bottom
  • pencil
  • drill and different size bits
  • Pendant light kit
  • Edison bulb

 

Click HERE for the instructions

Installing Vinyl Flooring Tip

We recently installed vinyl in our kitchen and mudroom. Here’s a tip:20150906_175450

Get a roll of craft paper and lay it out in the space to make a pattern – go tight along the walls, use tape to hold the pieces together. You may need to cut the paper to fit around obstacles.

Carefully roll up your pattern. Take your vinyl, pattern and a broom to a business that has a nice flat driveway. (We called a family member who gave us permission to use their church’s front walkway – it worked great!)

Sweep away any debris and lay out your vinyl and pattern, cut along the pattern with a sharp utility knife. Roll back up and it should give you a nice fit.

We had great luck with this method – have you ever tried this? Let us know in the comments.

Bean Box

Fun for playtime!

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  • Large plastic container with lid
  • dry beans (whatever is cheapest) – enough to fill bottom of container and then some (or dry feed corn)
  • plastic beach toys; scoop, funnel, rake, cup, etc.
  • kids old enough to know not to eat the beans

To play:
Put beans into container, add toys. Have kids play with the beans inside of the container.
Kids will spend hours in front of their ‘bean box’, scooping and pouring.
Clean up: Snap on lid and store bean box in a cool dry area. Sweep up run-away beans.

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Lucky Ducks

Lucky Ducks is a game for little kids. Easy and inexpensive to set up and always a favorite at festivals.

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You need:

  • Rubber duckies, several- all of the same style
  • A clear container or small baby pool
  • Water, with some blue food dye adds a nice touch
  • Permanent marker
  • Prizes, small toys, stickers, candy, etc.

Set up: Determine how many prize categories you’ll have and divide them up. Three is what I use. Mark the bottoms of the ducks with a 1, 2 or 3. Make a cute sign with the price, if you are charging to play. Fill the container or pool half-way up with water and add the ducks.

To play: Kids pay. They select a duck, pull it out and check to see which prize they will get. Easy!