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Teacup Lights - Martha Stewart Good Things

Teacup Lights - Martha Stewart Good Things

Christmas Workshop: The Craft Department's Favorite Holiday Projects - Martha Stewart Rustic, woodsy decorations naturally say Christmas. This table is set with wood-plank place mats, branch candleholders, and "snowcapped" birch stumps. The Buri animals and the pots of selaginella, or spikemoss, evoke a dreamy forest floor. Buri animals, by Martha Stewart, in small, $15, and large, $32, macys.com. Natural maple tealight holders, from $4 each; and natural wood pieces with bark, 11" by 8", $7 each; save-on-crafts.com. Cheap Craft Ideas - Inexpensive Crafts Adapted from Clare Youngs’s The Perfect Handmade Bag ($19.95; Cico), this cute carryall requires little more than a pair of small wooden spatulas and two tea towels ($15 each; motherlindas.com). Cut six strips of fabric from one towel. Two, measuring 33⁄4"W x 141⁄4"L each, will serve as the decorative horizontal bands at the top of the tote and should incorporate the towel’s graphics (as shown, left). To make a tab, topstitch one of the long sides of a 31⁄2"W x 8"L strip near the edge. Lay the second towel on a flat surface, right side up. Flip the towel right side down. Fold the towel in half, wrong sides together.

Peppermint Bark Materials and Tools: 12 oz. quality white chocolate, finely chopped30 red-and-white-striped hard peppermint candies, coarsely crushed (about 6 ounces)12 oz. bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped1/2 cup whipping cream1 Teaspoon peppermint extractmeasuring cuprubber spatulasharp knifealuminum foilcookie sheet Packaging: glass jar, ribbon, tag, ornament, etc. Note: This recipe makes around 1-1/2 pounds. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. For gift giving, package the peppermint bark in clean glass jars. Blueprint Crafts » Tile Coaster Tutorial Tile Coaster Tutorial April 7th, 2010 So my good friend Emily just moved into her completely redone house a few weeks ago, and she asked me to make her some unique coasters. UPDATE! For this tutorial, you’ll need a set of tiles – I got a handful from Home Depot for $0.20 a piece, some scraps of scrapbooking paper or any kind of paper really, some mod podge, clear acrylic spray, and felt pads for the bottom. First, cut and measure you paper to the fit your tile. Next, clean and dry your tiles – they are much easier to work with if you clean them off thoroughly. After you’ve applied your mod podge top coats, take your tiles out to a well ventilated area and apply two coats of your acrylic spray (I sprayed mine outside in the grass). Cute right! Today I’m going to finish up Emily’s – so excited to see how they look in her new house! And, I’ve got a few big projects that I am STILL working on, and I CAN’T wait to show you all! This post was featured on Handmade Matters & The Rubber Punkin!

No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars | Picky Palate - StumbleUpon Oh how I love a treat that can be whipped up in about 15 minutes. My boys and their buddies couldn’t get enough of these Chewy Oreo Bars we had as an after school snack this week. Sometimes my spontaneous recipe creations turn out to be the most fun, lol! Yes you use an entire package of Oreo Cookies, but what you get in return is a marshmallow-y Oreo treat that is worth every bite Surprise the kids (and yourself) with this one, they’ll be all smiles, Enjoy! 3 whole ingredients. Break out your Cookies! Place them all in the food processor or blender and mix until ground. Like so. Melt the butter and marshmallows into a large bowl until puffed. You’ll get a little something like this Working quickly, pour in your ground cookies. Mix, mix and mix You’ll get a gooey mess….that’s delish! Transfer to an 8×8 inch baking pan and let set for about 10 minutes. Cut into squares and indulge No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars One 16 oz package of Oreo 5 cups Large Marshmallows 4 tablespoons butter 1.

Neighbor Gift Week: Shelley at How Does She Sentimental gifts are always the best, right?! One of my most treasured gifts was a simple board with words on it. Yep words. My dear friend Alison made 'subway art' with words that reminded her of me. My family and I sat down and made a list of words that described a family in our neighborhood. If you've never used Wordle before, you simply plug in words, and it creates a word collage. We wrapped the 'family word art' around a can of hot chocolate. We then wrapped the 'individual word art' around a Styrofoam cup for each member of the family. We attached a little note to the can of hot-cocoa that said... I like to imagine the family gathering around, having a cup of hot cocoa, and discussing all the sweet words that describe them. I hope it makes them smile. Thank you for the opportunity to be on the fabulous U-create today! You May Also Like… Reindeer Feed Christmas Gift Idea Personalized Ornament Tutorial

Perfect Summer Bangle Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare. Transcribe. Perfect. Pour. Brush. Wipe. Wrap. Tape. Expose. Develop. Cut. Reveal. Wash. Enjoy. DIY Book Clutch I love things that are quirky, and if they boarder on the nerdy side of quirky I love them even more. Olympia Le-Tan’s handmade embroidered book clutches are so perfectly and quaintly quirky that I immediately fell in love. If the clutches alone hadn’t already woo-ed me sufficiently, the film she made with Spike Jonze for Nowness definitely would have tipped me over the edge into obsession. The real thing starts around $1,300, but you can DIY for about $15! I used one of these newly reprinted classics from Barnes & Noble, they’re perfect for this with whimsical hardcovers and sturdy pages. Like this: Like Loading...

10 Beautiful Fabric Flower Tutorials | Skip To My Lou - StumbleUpon It is spring! If the flowers are not blooming yet here is a round-up of awesome tutorials to help you make your own flowers! Here you will find 10 beautiful fabric flowers, but don’t miss these five fabric flower tutorials! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ..And how about updating your spring wardrobe with this beautiful rolled rose bracelet. 10. Just had to add one more! 11. If you need more flowers don’t miss the round-up of crochet flower tutorials and these darling fabric flowers!

Lined Paper Tee by Maybe Matilda I’m pretty dang excited to be guest posting on U Create, of all places, with an easy and fun project for you. Just in time for heading back to school, I came up with this cute top: My name is Rachel, and I blog over Maybe Matilda. I’m from small-town New York, currently living in Utah with my soon-to-be-chiropractor husband and our soon-to-be-one-year-old son. I think this lined paper tee is such a fun way to bring out the inner student, and possibly even encourage a little bookishness in a little one (maybe that’s a stretch, but a girl can hope, right?). It’s really simple to put together, and you can easily make it in any size. Here’s what you’ll need to make this tee: a white tank, tee, or onesie masking tape foam brush blue and red acrylic paint fabric painting medium (available at craft stores–you’ll find it with the paint supplies) (You can see here that I only painted in every other open space for the adult tee. Give it some time to dry, then carefully remove the tape.

Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes - StumbleUpon 2010 is almost a memory, and what remains is mostly the bitter-sweet disassembling of Christmas. I've been finding pieces of packaging shrapnel from eager gift opening and the odd half-eaten piece of Christmas candy (a sure sign of overindulgence). For me, these days-after feel a little awkward, but reflecting on the year fills my glass half-full again. So many amazing things happened, and I am hopeful that 2011 will be even better! I may even have a resolution or two. Do you? Though I'll miss the ornaments and lights, these cupcakes have plenty of sparkle to welcome in the new year. The filling is my favorite element of this dessert. I think I'll thicken the unused portion (with mascarpone?) Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes Yield: about 17 cupcakes [click to print] Cake: 1/2 cup butter softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup champagne, prosecco or your choice of sparkling wine

It’s a good idea to use free paint chips: Check out the 31 ways paint chips are used in all kinds of projects!! Some of these you may have seen around blogland others are from Etsy. 1.PaintswatchWall2.SnowmanOrnaments3.cut leaves 4. 7. 10. 13. gift boxes 14. 16. 19. 22. 24. 26. 29. 31. Hi my sweet bloggie friends!!! a fun little party idea... Last time I was shopping at Hobby Lobby (which is all the time, let's be honest...) I found some chalkboard paper in an adhesive roll, similar to contact paper! Kinsey and I thought it would be fun to make removable glass markers for parties. How about that? Simply grab a roll of adhesive chalkboard paper, cut a strip, adhere it to your glass and smooth out any wrinkles with your finger. xo. elsie & kinsey too!

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