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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR OLD CLOTHES Ever wonder what you should be doing with your old worn or ripped clothing items – besides throwing them away? True, mending is always an option, but even that has its limits as items become too tattered or too difficult to repair after a time. Thankfully, there are several creative options to try when it comes to repurposing you old tees, pants and dresses. Here are three of them! • Turn old clothes into new clothes. Sure, your favourite sweater is all frayed around the sleeve ends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still wear it. Cut off the arms and turn it into a t-shirt, or sew it together with some patterned socks and create a new sweater with funky sleeves! • Make something for your home. Got a cool band t-shirt or a blouse with a pretty pattern? Cut a square out of the front or back and then use another piece of old clothing or fabric for the backing. Fill with small shreds of clothing and voila – a one of a kind throw pillow. • Find a textile recycle program. If you aren’t crafty – or just don’t have the time to repurpose old clothing, find a local textile recycling program and drop off your old duds. Depending on where you live, you should have a few options. The best part is that your clothes will get turned into something new for someone else to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE DIY PAINT Instead of spending your money on store-bought paint, try your hand at making it yourself with this easy flour-based drip paint recipe! This DIY paint is non-toxic so you can safely touch it with your hands. 1. Pour 1 cup of warm water into a bowl. 2. Add 2-3 cups of white flour and 2-3 cups of table salt and mix until smooth. 3. Divide into several separate containers. Each container will be a different colour so divide according to how many shades of food colour you have. Remember – you can also mix the shades to create even more colours. 4. Squeeze a few drops of food colouring into each container and mix until desired colour is achieved. 5. If needed, add water to thin the paint.

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My grandpa started running a mile a day when he turned 65. He’s 70 now and we have no idea where he is. I’m really good friends with 25 letters in the alphabet. I don’t know Y. Could you please call me a taxi? Okay, you’re a taxi.

Why can’t bicycles stand up on their own? Because they’re two tired. Why do chickens sit on eggs? Because they don’t have chairs. Why do flamingos stand on one leg? If they didn’t stand on any legs, they’d fall over.

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