Make Doll Furniture
Whether it’s a hobby or you’re looking to make the perfect doll house for your little one, toothpicks can be big help! Use them as doll-size lamp stands, curtain rods, table legs and much more. Check out how one DIYer took the IKEA Billy bookcase, along with some screws, glue, paint and beadboard, and transformed it into a dream dollhouse.
Plant an Avocado
The best way to start an avocado plant from seed isn’t by planting the seed in soil. Use toothpicks! Wash your avocado seed and push three toothpicks in it. Now place the seed over a glass with water, covering the bottom inch of the wide end of the seed. Place this in a warm spot with indirect sunlight, keeping the water level consistent. When the roots and stem are established, plant the bottom half of the seed in rich soil. A well-cared-for avocado plant will grow for years! Check out these five fruits people always get wrong.
Don’t let your young tomato plant fall victim to pesky cutworms! Instead, push three toothpicks into the soil close to the stem. This will keep cutworms from curling around the plant and eating it. Here are the 10 worst garden insect pests and how to get rid of them.
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