Losing Screws has a new blog series: OPP. While I got much love for the 90’s, I’m not talking about any army with harmony here…besides, their version is kinda gross. Here, OPP stands for Other People’s Projects. This will include reblogs of fantastic projects from my community of fellow crafters’, as well as projects that I happen to complete for other people.

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OPP: Candy-Dipped Apple Pops

Clearly, I am on a craft store kick since this makes TWO Michael’s reblogs in about a week. This one is looking pretty easy and would make a great party snack. I will be doing this for sure! Look for pictures of my own apple creations in November. Check out the recipe & instructions here. […]Read More »

OPP: Glow in the Dark Floating Head

Ummm, Hello! How cool is this glow in the dark floating head? I need to make this. I have done the glowy eyes in the bushes in the past, but I ripped those bushes out last year. (Sorry Mother Nature, they were dying.) So this would be a great replacement project. I already have all […]Read More »

OPP: Pop Art Zombie Makeover

Today’s OPP is all about Halloween! Check the latest Halloween Series video from Volume Hair Studio’s YouTube Channel. Watch how stylist Rachael Martin creates an awesome Pop Art Zombie look. She makes it look so easy! How rad is that!? Rachael is accepting makeup appointments for Halloween. If you are local to the Philadelphia area, call […]Read More »

OPP: DIY Lead Paint Test

Today I am patching a ceiling in my bathroom and that involves some painting. (Yes, the Pope is in town and all the major roads are closed so I took a vacation day to spend on a ladder.) My house is pretty old so I had some folks asking me if I was worried about […]Read More »

OPP: Cinnamon-Orange Air Freshener

Today’s OPP is a post from Shaken Together Life. Click on for a how-to on making a crisp Fall air-freshener for your home.  Get the instructions right here on shakentogetherlife.com. I can’t wait to get the supplies to try this myself! They use a biodegradable water polymer that seems pretty safe. I dig it! Have […]Read More »

OPP: FitBit Covers

Today’s OPP is all about FitBit jewelry! You all know that I am addicted to my FitBit Charge HR. I only take it off to shower and for charging – which I try and do in the car so I can even sleep with it. This is me when I forget it on the charger: […]Read More »

OPP: Lazy Girl Beauty Hacks

Today’s OPP is all about makeup. And laziness. Don’t think they go together well? Wrong! Check this article out to see why: 17 Lazy Girl Beauty Hacks You Need To Try. The article was written by my sister, Britt. If you like it, and I know you will, head over and check out Britt’s Vlog. […]Read More »

OPP: Color Coded Keys

Here is one I have used my whole life. Way cheaper than buying a key cover. You can color code to tell your front door from you back door. Or if your kids keep losing their keys and blaming one another, color code them for stealthy investigative purposes – haha! Add glitter, glue jewels to […]Read More »

OPP: Jewelry Hanger

Photo credit: Etincelle I don’t have a need to do this right now myself but it is SO NEAT I had to share. Follow the link below to learn how to make your own hanger for jewelry from a wooden hanger with screw hooks. Genius. Now I found this on the Polish blog, Entincelle. I […]Read More »

OPP: Firefly Jar

Here is one you can do this weekend with the kiddos: Glow Jars! No real fireflies will get dead, either! Check out The Gold Jelly Beans’s super cool tutorial, Making Glow Jars. I would also suggest you toss in some glitter like Tejas Morey suggests, to give it more punch! Tell your kids Tinker Bell […]Read More »

OPP: Fruit Fly Round-Up

Image credit: NASA / Dominic Hart My garden is awesome, but I have had fruit flies twice in the past month with all the fresh goodies I have laying around waiting for the weekend (when I have time tot cook). So in hopes of helping you find better ways to eradicate those little fruit flies […]Read More »

OPP: Cast Iron Garden Bench

This weeks installment, courtesy of the my Dad, is a refinished park bench. Picked these parts up off Craigs List as a Fathers Day gift – and managed to not get serial-killed:Read More »

OPP: Summer Hacks

This weeks installment, courtesy of the King of Random, is all about summer. Trust me, you will learn at least one cool hack from this video. Thanks for checking in, Roni For those of you that are new around here, OPP stands for Other Peoples Projects. Be sure to check out some of the past […]Read More »

OPP: Long Live the BBC!

Lets talk about the survival of public news broadcasts and television programs, why don’t we? I read this post by Julz: Help Save Our BBC – Please! today. I think it is imperative that we all consider how and where receive our television programs, news and radio broadcasts. Most news stations are run by politics […]Read More »

OPP: Sirens Jewelry Box

Hey folks, Happy Friday. Today’s projects are items you can buy, no crafting skills needed! My girl makes all sorts of handmade jewelry items you can purchase. Here are some items I have from SJB:   (Apologies for the cleaveland.) Siren’s Jewelry Box takes custom order requests, too. Check out the rest of her inventory […]Read More »

OPP: You Look Disgusting

This is one of the most heartbreaking things I have seen. It is also the bravest thing. This may be sad, but this is also Em's mike drop, people! It will uplift you in the end! Read More »

OPP: Mawadge.

Mawadge, Mawadge is what bwings us togever today… YES! So happy to hear of the ruling today that same sex marriages are now LEGAL in all 50 states! These unions are recognized as valid, folks! Same-sex couples whom marry will enjoy the same rights, privileges and COURTESY’S that ‘traditional’ marriages enjoy. The stigma that many […]Read More »

OPP: The Best Free Tools for Language Learning

Ciao a tutti, This weeks OPP is brought to you by the Itchy Quill blog. Right about the time I was looking into free language learning applications, this post showed up in my inbox. Lucky me, IQ had already done a bunch on exploring and posted it for us all to read. (Grazie, Itchy Quill!) […]Read More »

OPP: Sarah's Bringing Back the Plankoff!

Hi Everyone! Its Friday – time for an OPP! My buddy, Sarah, invited me to take a plank challenge. Not this kind – that mess might get you arrested. We’re all about the other kind, that helps you look fantastic in those summer outfits! Talking ’bout a 31 day PLANK-OFF, people! Learn about the challenge […]Read More »

OPP: Creations By K

Hi Everyone! Its Friday – time for an OPP! Today’s post features some custom jewelry I received as a birthday gift from my mom. I wanted to share with you a gallery of the gifts. Should have done this sooner, my birthday was months ago! If you don’t live in the area, Creations By K […]Read More »

OPP: Crochet Table Runners

Today I would like to share two websites I have been visiting alot: Free Vintage Crochet and Make It Coats. I like to crochet and knit, but I am not good enough to make up my own patterns, so I often ask the Gods of Google to help me out alot. I am looking for […]Read More »

OPP: Make A Shade With Leftover Yarn

My friend sent a tutorial she found over on Sun Gazing the other day – its PERFECT! It’s a how-to on creating globe lamps and shades with yarn from. Now I know what I’ll do with all that extra yarn I have laying around. (Thanks Becky!) Find the whole article on DanaMadeIt.com. Impatient? Jump straight […]Read More »

OPP: How to Clone Plants!

Any other newbie gardeners ready for a money saving OPP? This one comes from Eddie over at Suburban Vegetable Gardening. Check out his article with tips on how to clone your vegetables. (There are some great articles on the site so you may want to hang around there and check a few out.) I am […]Read More »

OPP: Get Your Socks Off

Today is No Socks Day! I’m really excited to find out that’s really a thing. Today’s OPP will be all about those tootsies to show respect for one of the oddest holidays there is! Hope you’ve got your pedicure appointment first thing today ’cause you’ll want to make at least one of these ASAP. Here […]Read More »

OPP: Derby Fascinator

Can you believe it is the first day of May? The first Saturday in May is the day of the Kentucky Derby each year. So you may have guessed by now – this weeks OPP is a DIY tutorial has something to do with the derby. All about those crazy-fantastic hats and fascinators, to be […]Read More »

OPP: Tips for Staining Wood

The last April OPP is all about staining wood so check it out:  http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/decorating/tips-on-staining-wood Oh, and for those of you that are new around here, OPP stands for Other Peoples Projects. Be sure to check out some of the past week’s OPP’s while you visit. Happy Friday! <3 RoniRead More »

OPP: Lawn Mower Hack

This weeks OPP reblog is a crazy mower hack by a fellow that goes by aztecman on Reddit. Hold on, before I give you the link…do I even need to say that you should not try this at home? Well, just in case, do not try this at home! Be sure to check out some […]Read More »

OPP: Clothing Hacks

Ready to swap out your winter wardrobe for the warm weather wearables you stashed last fall? Check out this weeks OPP reblog from buzzfeed’s Natalie Morin before you make the switch. I always get excited to make the seasonal change, only to end up stressed out with all the problems I find that need fixing. […]Read More »

OPP: Easter Desserts

I’ve given up candy for Lent so I was looking around for some quick Easter desserts so I can make last minute without the temptation to sample. Alas, I bring you this weeks OPP post. This week I am resharing some quick recipes for Easter goodies. Enjoy! Liza from Mystery Colourer shared a great recipe […]Read More »

OPP: Egg-shaped Cakes!

Guys! Check out today’s OPP post courtesy of the folks over at Buzz Feed Food. It’s so neat! Apparently something similar to this has been going around Facebook. (I’ve been too busy with my buddy, Murph, to notice. More on that later – we’re here to talk about cake right now, man!) Happy Easter! -RoniRead More »

OPP: Spring Cleaning Reblog

Todays post is in honor of the first day of Spring! I came across these genious tips composed by Tara Patterson over at Wide Open Country and Abby Marino from Distractify. Check out Tara’s cleaning hacks here. And you don’t want to miss Abby’s DIY organizing solutions here. Happy Spring! <3, RoniRead More »

OPP: 2015 Flower Show (DISNEY THEME!)

Hey all, Today’s OPP post is a collection of other peoples projects. I recently attended the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show, which benefits the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). The show is the longest running of its kind and has amazing themes each year. This year was “Celebrate the Movies” and it was FANTASTICAL! Most exhibits were […]Read More »

OPP: Shamrock Shaped Cupcakes!

Today’s OPP is and super cute tip on how to contort your cupcakes into adorable shamrocks. Check it out over at Lots of DIY. I want to try this out myself for the holiday. Maybe I will make some Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes or Guinness Cupcakes and do this to a few of ’em. Happy […]Read More »

OPP: Creating A Garden Plan with My Square Foot Garden

Today’s OPP post is a recommendation for you to check out a gardening website I have been frequenting. My Square Foot Garden is the go-to site for all things SFG. It is run by a gardener named Emily and she has compiled a HUGE store of how-to’s for noobs like me. If fact, I learned […]Read More »

OPP: Raised Garden Bed

Hi guys! I am planning to make a raised bed garden! I initially asked the Gods of Google to show me an economical kit do buy and build myself, but they do not answer my prayers with anything quality. So then I asked them about how to go about making it oneself. For today’s OPP post, […]Read More »

OPP: Getting Crafty

Happy Valentines Day! This week’s OPP post is a reblog of a lovely Valentine project from Motherhood, One Bite at a Time. Keep reading for an adorable project to make your own holiday heart. Love it so so so much? Then why not customize with another shape for a year-round look. This would also be […]Read More »

OPP: A&K's Spa in a Jar Gifts

Its Friday - OPP day! For those of you that are new, it stands for Other People's Projects. Today's project: DIY spa jars are a great homemade gift idea.Read More »

OPP: Reupholstering Bamboo Chairs

As there has been a delay in work on the house, I have decided to start a new blog series: OPP. While I have much love for the 1990s, I’m not talking about an army with harmony, besides their version is gross. Here, OPP stands for Other People’s Projects. Without further ado, here is the […]Read More »


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