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Feeling crafty? T-shirt collar makes a cute headband

I'm So Clever
What a smart stocking stuffer! More than 450 thrifty tips from readers are compiled in our 'I'm So Clever' book that is on sale now.

I'm So Clever
I'm So Clever is compiled by Observer assistant features editor Roland Wilkerson. Send your tip, name, address and phone by email or mail to Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, N.C. 28230.

The winner: I was making T-shirts with my friends and cut off the stretchy collar and decorated it. Now my shirt looks better without a collar and I have a super cute headband. Gracie Bartel, 13, Charlotte

Waterproof your toes

I recently had toe surgery and needed to keep it dry for a week until the stitches were removed. I used a thin disposable rubber glove on my foot while showering. It was tight-fitting around the middle of my foot, which kept the water from seeping in. It was easy, comfortable, reusable and did the trick! Heidi Kramer, Charlotte

Snip those scallions

When a recipe calls for sliced green onions (scallions), we actually snip them with our kitchen shears right over the bowl. It is much easier that trying to slice them with a knife. Teddi Peters, Fort Mill

Win a Clever T-shirt

Send your clever tip, address and phone to or Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, NC 28230-0308. Each week the best idea wins an “I’m So Clever” T-shirt.

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