DIY: Candle Holder from Driftwood

dfgdfgWe at Good Ideas For You went down to the beach in Thorlakshofn, Iceland, where a lot of driftwood can be found. It was a beautiful weather so we finally rendered an idea that we had kept for a long time. Armed with a hammer, stand for candles and a very good mood, we made these candle holders from some of the driftwood that we found.


We made this 3-D wall art from driftwood and an old weathered stool.


In the gallery below you can see the outcome and some of the beautiful landscape in Thorlakshofn, Iceland :)

Great Under Sink Organization

These are great tips!

Paint a couple of clothes pins silver with craft paint, then attach them to the cabinet with super glue gel. Use them to hold dish washing gloves and a flyswatter.

Install a small shelf/towel bar right. It’s perfect to store sponges and the drain plugs.

Read more about this project right here

How to freeze egg whites

Good to know!

  1. Put one egg white in each ice cube partition – Best to use this large silicon ice cube mold, which fits an egg white perfectly. If you have a smaller ice cube tray, you may find that two partitions are needed for one egg white.

  2. Freeze until solid.

  3. Pop out and place the egg white cubes into a labeled zip-top baggie and freeze until needed.

  4. When you are ready to use your egg whites, perhaps for a batch of merengue cookies, pop out the desired amount of egg white cubes before thawing them out. Place the frozen cubes in a bowl in the fridge and let them thaw out overnight, then they will be ready to use.


DIY - Mini Granny Square Crochet Baskets

DIY Mini granny square crochet baskets

Here is a great tutorial to help you make these cute little crocheted granny-square baskets.DIY Mini granny square crochet baskets

They take a little time to assemble but are really fun to make! Head over to for step by step tutorial...

Creating outdoor living spaces that expand homes to the outdoors.

Absolutely stunning! 

Consider functional requirements, the existing site and environmental concerns such as what plants work best in the area. Harness the power of the sun and choose solar-powered lighting. Place shade structures in the right places to reduce heat in the garden (as well as indoors). Take a look around your shed and see what might be given new life in your garden with a coat of paint or a bit of work.


Watermelon Coolers

Watermelon Coolers

These Watermelon Coolers are perfect for your next summer party or barbecue! Easy to make and so refreshing!


4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon, chilled
1 cup ice cubs
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup rum

Go to for instructions.

    Miracle Pan Release

    This works perfectly. It’s foolproof when brushed into the crevices of a detailed designed Bundt Pan.


    1/2 cup vegetable shortening
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour

    Whisk thoroughly until everything is incorporated and smooth. Store in airtight container at room temperature. To use, dip a pastry brush or impeccably clean fingers into the mixture and spread a thin layer over the bottom and sides of pan(s) for any recipe that calls for “greasing and flouring” your pans.

    *Note: you can make any size batch you’d like, just make sure all amounts of each ingredient are equal to each other.

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