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The 10 Best How to Make a Snowman Wreath Tutorials

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Christmas may be over, but winter is still trekking on. Even if you’ve long taken down your tree, you can still decorate your home with winter-specific décor. And what’s more wintery than a snowman? Looking for that perfect holiday décor that is an homage to both the winter season and the holidays? Want to test …

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Will Epsom Salt Melt Ice? What Else Melts Ice?

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Every winter, sidewalks, porches, stairs, and driveways become slippery slopes of danger. The good thing is that it doesn’t take much effort to combat the icy terrain. With the right knowledge and product, such as salt or popular ice melts, frozen sidewalks and driveways become safe again. But, what about regular old household Epsom salt? …

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How to Remove an Ice Dam Safely (And Prevent One From Forming)

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If you live in a colder region and have a roof, then ice dams are probably a concern. As it happens, most of the BYB team also live in cold-winter areas and face the same battle against ice- and water-damage each year. We’ve pulled together all the best professional tips, our own experiences, and some …

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How to Make the Best Snowman Your Neighbors Have Ever Seen

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Who doesn’t love building a good snowman? This classic activity is famous around the holidays for colder climate dwellers worldwide, and it certainly makes sense why. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors even when the cold is bitter, and the snow is plentiful. Snowmen have wiggled their way …

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How to Build an Epic Snow Fort: 5 Pro-Tips for Optimum Construction

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Most of the Backyard Boss staff live in colder regions. Collectively, we’ve got about a hundred years’ worth of snow-fort building experience. Epic snow fort building skills allow for the highest level of bragging rights, and frankly, we’ve got ’em. If you’re looking to level up your snow fort building game this winter, these construction …

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