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. Uno natural linen napkins, in Natural, $7 each, cb2.com.
Bath Bomb Surprise Tutorial For my son’s seventh birthday party I wanted to make party favors that didn’t cost very much, were mostly hand made, and that weren’t stupid cheap plastic games that would break immediately. I made pirate booty bags out of some pirate fabric I already had, put some chocolate coins in each one, some fake dollar bills, a few plastic play rings, and one surprise bath bomb which the kids could use in their next bath and after watching the ball fizz for a couple of minutes in the bath a prize would drop out of the center of it. Because the trinkets you use will be immediately immersed in water you need to choose water proof ones. Plastic bugs or rings (shown in this tutorial) are all good choices. They also need to be small. For all the kids I put a pirate button in the bath bomb, but for the birthday boy I hid a tiny corked bottle with a message inside it for him. That is the only tricky part of this project. 1.
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. DIY Felted Soap Marriage is all about compromise. David's family keeps the butter on the counter. My family keeps the butter in the fridge. Compromise: we keep the butter on the counter, covered, and for short amounts of time I like liquid soap for the shower. David likes bar soap for the shower. (I think it gets gross when it makes a pile of goo on the shower edge) Compromise: I made felted soap Here's what you'll need: *wool batting *soap *hot water You can look up a ton of youtube videos on how to do this if you please. 1. 2. 3. We had lots of fun just hanging out and rubbing soap together. I'm going to miss you so much Lynette.
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.
how to make cute bookmarks Cindy with Skip to my Lou is hosting a month of sewing ideas for a handmade holiday season. Pop on over there to see what inspires you. I joined in on the fun with these pretty, cute bookmarks and journal wraps. Do you have a book worm or writer you can gift to this holiday season? Materials: Ribbon or bias tapeScissorsNeedle and thread¼” ElasticBook or journal Ribbon Option: Create a rolled ruffle about 2 inches longer than the book or journal. Fold under each end of the ribbon. Cut a piece of elastic to fit the book or journal. Insert the decorative bookmark in your favorite book or wrap it around your journal. Bias Tape Option: Cut a piece of bias tape the length of a book or journal. You can use them as bookmarks or book decorations. Double up on one book for more personality and fun! Or wrap the strap all the way around a journal to keep it closed. Looking for more unique DIY gift options? Go and be pretty – Sara
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. No Slip Bookmark Tutorial I have so many books requested at the library right now! I love books they may be my favorite thing, but bookmarks I have an issue with. I've always been a dog ear person (you know, folding down the top corner of the page to mark my spot). Bookmarks always fall out then I have no clue where I was. But I don't like to dog ear books that don't belong to me (or even some that do). I'm sure you've seen this idea around, I would give credit for the idea, but I've seen it to many places to know who to give credit to! I love it because it fits all different size books. Sew a length of ribbon around a hair tie, attach a button on the other end (I gathered the ribbon under the button for interest) and your set! By using our thomas sabo chains and dental insurance facility, you can carry your anne klein watches anywhere along with you.
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. How to make lovely fabric flowers 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!