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DIY Knot Pillow. Country Is...: December 2012. I sometimes forget I have a blog. I forgot to get pictures of the start of this project. This is 1 frozen loaf of bread and one cup of real butter worked into it. It makes great croissants....not skinny ones. Roll it out....fold it in thirds. Roll it out and fold into thirds...... do this a total of 4 times and let it rest for 1 hour between each time. The rolling builds muscles.....well it did for me, I have none. Make cute little triangles. Then roll them up starting at the base. Let them rise...I did 3 loaves, why, I'm a glutton for calories I guess. Spread them with an egg wash. Oh, my.... My favorite photo....I wish you could smell these, crispy outside and so light and flakey inside, and guess calories, they all baked out.

Thanks for visiting my wanna be French part of the country, Jana. Smudging: How and Why. By EarthThunder Shamanic Healer and Founder of BeLoved Tasom and The Ancient Schools of Mysteries GrandMother Earth’s Family Clans teach that when two legged (humans) became taller than the sagebrush they would leave natural earth-cleansing. Humans would need many ways to have an immune system inside and outside their bodies. Smudging is an essential tool of cleansing and balancing. Regular clearing or purification supports peoples' healing. This cleansing supports both physical and spiritual. One way we did this was in the purification Sweat Lodges. We also were known to take nettle baths before the lodges, and salt rubs and salt baths. All ceremonies and rituals, whether they be private or clan, must be entered into with a good walks so that we can clear, sing, and walk in a spiritual, sacred manner and be helped by our ancestors and spirits to enter a sacred space, whether that space be GrandMother Earth, her families and between one another.

How-to: Begin at the solar plexus. 1. 2. 3. Fun Christmas Deco Mesh Wreath Ideas. I love homemade wreaths for Christmas time! Especially these decorative mesh ones which make your front door unique instead of the traditional green ones! They also make great gifts if you can find the materials on sale (look for coupons!) Some of these have tutorials while others are just pictures from Etsy and Pinterest so click the links under the photos to see. The Grinch Mesh Wreath – This is so clever for all the Grinch fans out there! Deco Mesh Santa Belly Wreath – Adorable idea to attach wooden letters saying “Ho Ho Ho”Deco Mesh Snowman Wreath – You could even add two more mesh “snowballs” to make a whole snowman!

Rudolph Deco Mesh Wreath – Love the shiny red ball for the reindeer’s nose and berries for the antlers! Make A Perfect Little Bow - Using A Fork! Have you ever been frustrated when it came time to tie a pretty little bow to finish off that certain craft or project? Me too. I can spend way too much time fiddling and straightening, trying to make my bows look even and lay nicely - you know - trying to make those bows look just right! Time: 3 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Here's a little strategy that can help if your quest for a perfect bow isn't going along so well. Try using a fork! A fork can work like a little loom, giving you something to wind your ribbon around so that your bows turn out symmetrical. I found a larger serving size fork worked very nicely (and that's what you see in the pictures here).

All it takes is a couple times looping the ribbon back and forth through the fork and viola! Turn the fork over, tie a knot, and you end up with a little bow that you can slip off the fork. If you want different sized bows you can try different tools too. HAPPY Holidays: Photo Transfer Ornaments -- Tatertots and Jello. Fun Jingle Bell Crafts To Help You Ring In The Holidays. Fun Jingle Bell Crafts To Help You Ring In The Holidays Nothing says "holiday cheer" like jingle bells! That's why we've compiled the best crafts around for you and your loved ones to try this season. Your home and your hearts will ring with joy. Loopy Loop Garland This year, ditch the cheap plastic garland and opt for something a little more creative, like this eye-catching craft! The First Move Start this craft by making small loop knots in all-natural twine. Easy As Pie Then tie in a colored jingle bell every few inches.

Take A Step Back And Soak It In Now you'll have a gorgeous garland that all of your guests are sure to notice! Chicken Wire Jingle Door Hanger Even though this cool project might look like it's just for the pros, crafters of all skill levels can make it with ease! Get Everything In Place Lay the chicken wire down first and set a simple metal bell ornament on top of it. Just A Snip Almost There! The Grand Finale Screenshot via YouTube. How to Make a Silhouette - SchneiderPeeps. This post contains affiliate links; you can read more on our disclosure page. A couple of years ago, Josiah made silhouettes for Christmas gifts for Carl and I, grandparents, aunts and uncles. It was such a fun gift!

I’ve always loved silhouettes. One of the classes I help teach at our homeschool co-op is for K-3rd grade. So I thought I’d share how we made them. {Supplies} child (or dog, cat, chicken – whatever you want to make a silhouette of) digital camera computer and printer (optional) black scrapbooking paper (or whatever solid color you want)xacto knife and mat to cut on (you can do this with scissors, but it makes it not so quick or easy) picture frame {How to make a silhouette} Take a picture of the child from the side viewUpload the picture to the computer and print out the size you want your silhouette to be – we usually use 3X5 or 4X6 (if you don’t have a computer or printer, you will have take your camera to the photo place and have a real picture printed up) viola! Over The Apple Tree: V-Stitch Winter Beanie. Holy Family Craft. Sometimes, a scrap of wood is so much more than just a scrap. Our back yard has a ton of scrap wood – with a general contractor for a husband (and a great one at that), pieces of 2×2, 2×4, and 4×4 wood fill bins on the side of our house.

It’s a bit of a wood graveyard and, while the scraps come in great as kindling in our fire pit, I was so excited to come up with a fun way to use some of those 2x2s in the creation of our new Holy Family craft! I really wanted a rustic, abstract look, so I didn’t sand the wood, used rough burlap over soft fabric, and didn’t paint the wooden knobs (heads). Love the way they turned out! This Nativity scene works wonderful for Advent with its simple reminder of what’s to come…and it makes an even better gift. Prep the materials as noted in the list above Paint each of the 2×2 pieces: Joseph in tan, Mary in blue, and Baby Jesus in grayWait for the paint to dry. Want an easy way to make this for yourself? (Visited 493 times, 1 visits today) Creative DIY King Size Bed. If buying a king size bed is something that is beyond your budget, why not try making one yourself?

It might seem an intimidating task, but thanks to the creativity and skills of DIY enthusiasts, they have come up with brilliant DIY ideas that will help us to save money and time when building our own bed. I am excited to feature this awesome DIY project to make a king size bed from the Do It Yourself Divas! They provide a complete plan to build a truly beautiful bed from scratch. Head over to Do It Yourself Divas for the detailed instructions in the following link… Do It Yourself Divas – DIY King Size Bed You may also like the following DIY bed ideas. Click here for DIY Glowing Bed from Wooden Pallets Click here for DIY Amazing Boat Bed Click here for DIY Tractor Bunk Bed. DIY Crate Storage Bench - Refresh Living. I wholeheartedly believe we can never grow too old for “story time”.

Of course, you could never actually call it that in a 6th grade classroom, but the philosophy behind an intimate interaction with others and a text remains the same. Let’s instead call it a meeting area (completely appropriate and acceptable in the eyes of a middle school student.) The meeting area is my favorite area in my classroom. It’s a place where 20-25 6th grade bodies can relax on the floor and participate in meaningful conversations about literature. Supplies you’ll need: 1/4″ plywoodplastic storage crates *I bought these Sterlite crates from Walmart for $3 each! It was super easy to make these. Measure and cut 1/4″ plywood to fit inside the lip of the top of the crate. Staple sides of fabric to the back of the plywood, folding corners neatly. Continue stapling fabric around all the sides.

Place the top on the crate and, voila, a cheap, yet durable seat that doubles as storage. Like what you see? Deco Mesh Flowers: How to make several varieties. Over 100 Slipper Patterns For Boys, Girls, Babies, Adults. SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers…completed! | Sewing Daisies. SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers (by Caroline Hoff, issue 20) have been made… The SEW Hip! Pattern is advertised as a beginner’s pattern, and I wholeheartedly agree. The Slouchy Slippers are incredibly easy to make. If you are short on Christmas gift ideas and you fancy ‘making’ your loved ones a present, then this pattern is for you. Being Spring ‘down under’ I adapted the pattern a little… Instead of using fleece on the inside of my Slouchy’s, I went for Osnaburgh Cotton; it’s lightweight and works well with every colour imaginable. plus I have loads of it …(for some reason). Of course, being Spring doesn’t alter the fact that I need non-slip fabric for the underside of my slippers.

Non-slip fabric is something I have never had to buy before… and judging by the look on the face of the assistant at my local ‘you want it, we’ve got it’ store, neither has anyone else in Sydney. It’s interesting how much a blank look can convey. you read right… Anyway, I cut some of the doily out & hand sewed it to the soles. Quick, Easy, And Oh-So Useful, Learn How To Make This Sleep Mask! Travel Picnic Blanket. Customize Anything using Freezer Paper * The Typical Mom. I know…you’re probably wondering what the heck I am talking about when I say you can customize anything using freezer paper, but it is true. Using your printer, freezer paper, and a hard surface you can transfer anything you print out on to a piece of cloth or even wood!

Let me show you how easy it is. Take this pillow here. I am sure you have old pillows you are about to throw away…you can start with those if you don’t believe me that this works! The first thing you need to do is find a picture you want on the computer, or create one in Word. Then you will need to feed your freezer paper into your printer….but first you need it to be on a harder surface so we are going to use a glue stick and glue the shiny side UP and glue it on to a piece of paper.

The print will come out on your freezer paper, now you need to find a piece of cloth, pillow, t shirt or piece of wood if you want to make a sign that you want it to transfer on to. Fun DIY project right. Follow Me! The Typical Mom See On. Living Well: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce. This summer inspiration is brought to you by Target. Find more fun and surprises all season long on Target’s #SummerUp Pinterest board. Images and text by Lindsey Johnson for Design Mom.

When I was a little girl, I loved going to my Grandma Maxie’s house. There was always something yummy to eat, especially during the summer when her garden was brimming with strawberries, rhubarb, peaches, and all sorts of veggies. I used to pass by the giant (ancient) freezer on my way through the garage to the backyard and I would stop, open it, and gaze at the stacks and stacks of square freezer containers with green or yellow lids.

Each had tape around it and was labeled with the contents. My favorite, no surprise, was her strawberry and raspberry freezer jam. Now that I’m a mom, I enjoy taking my kids to local pick-your-own farms to pick fruits and vegetables. There’s a reason for that. Remember last summer when we covered the basics of washing and storing produce? But there is a draw back as well. Recycled Bottle Crafts and Such! on Pinterest by pachyderm13 | Recycled Plastic Bottles, Plastic Bottles and Water Bottle Flowers. Rock Crafts - Painted Stone Village. I have been eyeing up these painted stone village houses for a long long loooooong time. I think my kids are FINALLY old enough to have a go at painting some of these themselves.

We are obsessed and in love with all things “Fairy”.. and I know that these adorable stone craft will no doubt fall into the fairy category for my kids. But they would also be great for playing with some of our small toys or simply for having on display. Love everything about these Stone Houses. Simply wonderful. See them ALL (so many) over here on Thinly Spread. Tags:beach, Crafts, dolls houses, fairies, Fairy, houses, Kids, Nature, paint, painting, rock, Rocks, stones, toys. He Dumps Cement Into A Plastic Bowl. A Few Hours Later He Flips It Over And Turns It Into THIS! With summer right around the corner, you’re probably eager to get outdoors and start sharing memories with your friends and family. So if you’re looking for a way to create a fire-pit that you can sit around for hours, this DIY project will help you make the perfect gel fire pit for your yard. SEE ALSO: The Weather Alerts for Montral Are Now Available This fire pit video tutorial by Jeff Patterson shows you exactly how to create your own at home step by step.

With just $5 he went to Walmart and picked up two round plastic containers. The smaller one fits inside the bigger one and leaves about an inch of space between them. He grabs some quick-drying cement and a palm sander. He sprays the inside of the big bowl and the outside of the smaller bowl with Pam. He pours a bag of quick-setting cement in a clean bucket and pours in some fresh water. He runs the sander along the outside of the bowl to vibrate out any air bubbles. 10 Color Inspiration Secrets Only Designers Know About. “Color: what a deep and mysterious language!” [1] Specific hues can provoke different emotions, associations, and responses that affect how your brand is perceived.

Put simply, color choices can make or break a design. In fact, research has shown that color can increase brand recognition (by up to 80%), memory, engagement with a design piece, text comprehension, among many others. Fortunately, we are far from the times when our color choices were limited to a small batch of natural pigments. Our options are no longer whatever colors minerals, animals, and plants had to offer. Synthetic pigments and the screen have made our lives increasingly easier, while making deciding infinitely more complex. With such an overwhelming amount of color options, selecting a palette for a design project has become excruciating, to say the least.

Overwhelmed yet? [1] Words from French artist Paul Gauguin 01. Callie Hegstrom (@MakeMediaCo) gets her inspiration from real-life color palettes. 02. 03. 04. 05. . Whether You Make Them As Gifts Or To Keep For Yourself, You'll Love These Snappy Card Wallets! These Hot Pads Are Almost Too Pretty To Use (And They're So Simple Too)! I Never Thought A Hand Towel Could Look So Pretty Until I Saw This Project! Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More.

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