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. Let it snow! Schneekugeln selber machen - BRIGITTE.de This recipe, created by Michael Blake of the all-natural You Be Healthy (ubhusa.com), infuses herbs in a moisturizing base oil for a healing potion that can be used as a wonderful beauty product. Try combining herbs for a more synergistic effect. The following varieties are particularly beneficial for the skin. Yarrow: This plant has a long history as a powerful healing herb used topically for wounds, cuts, and abrasions. Dandelion: Long used to treat warts, dandelion also is effective at treating acne, and age spots. Calendula Flower: These flowers contain antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties that promote healing. Burdock Root: Burdock root oil extract, also called Bur oil, is popular in Europe as a scalp treatment applied to improve hair strength, shine, and body, help reverse scalp conditions such as dandruff, and combat hair loss. Sage: Native to the Mediterranean, sage has been valued for centuries for its culinary and medicinal qualities.
Almond Joy Sugar Scrub Cubes - With Lovely, These truffle-like almond joy bars may look, smell, and even taste delicious, but don’t go sinking your teeth in just yet! Instead, treat your skin to dessert. Your shower will feel indulgent, and you’ll emerge with silky smooth skin that smells like your favorite candy bar (don’t worry, it’s subtle). Bonus: the cocoa powder in these sugar scrub cubes is high in antioxidants, which can help flush out toxins and repair cell damage. Ingredients: 1 c coconut oil1/2 c white sugar1/2 c brown sugar1/4 c almond flour2 Tbsp cocoa powder Instructions: Heat coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds (it should be melty and pourable but not hot).Mix together all ingredients with a fork. With Lovely,
Soapylove Tutorial: Ombre Heart Soaps At the first ever Soapmaking Weekend Intensive held at Otion in 2008, I had the great pleasure of meeting Paula Kates of PJ Soaps. She is an incredible glycerin soap artist and I learned a little method from her that I haven’t used until now. The interesting surface design on these Ombre Hearts uses her deceptively simple mold-tipping technique. Supplies: Knife, cutting board, bottle of rubbing alcohol Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Although the Jewelry Box colorants are bleeding colors, the white area may become a pastel shade of the colored soap but will always look bright and distinct. Stay tuned to the Bramble Berry and Otion sites for info about the next “SWI.” 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.
Let it snow! Schneekugeln selber machen "Diese Bastelei stand schon lange auf meiner Liste. Ich habe mich schon seit Wochen drauf gefreut, ich liebe Schneekugeln - immer schon! Der Große hat stolz mitgeholfen und schüttelt jetzt was das Zeug hält. Und auch der kleine Bruder kann gar nicht genug davon kriegen. Wie hypnotisiert staunt er immer wieder die Gläschen an - niedlich! Schneekugeln selber machen: Ihr braucht ... leere Gläser mit Schraubverschluss. 2) Die Gläschen gut reinigen. 3) Destilliertes Wasser und Glitter in die Gläser füllen. 4) Jetzt ist Ausprobieren angesagt. 5) Ist alles so wie gewünscht, den Deckel fest zuschrauben und mit einer großzügigen Schicht aus der Heißklebepistole rundherum abdichten. 6) Den Deckel und die "Dichtmasse" abschließend mit einem hübschen Geschenkband oder etwas Bast umwickeln - fertig! Prima auch als kleines Mitbringsel für eine Adventseinladung oder vielleicht als Dankeschön-Geschenk für die nette Kindergärtnerin?
Cold Process Soap Making for Beginners! About 2 years ago I went on a skincare health kick. I don’t remember exactly what set it off, but it was probably after watching some doomsday documentary about the monsters living in our moisturizers. I’m pretty gullible when it comes to stuff like that, but I figure it’s better to be safe than sorry! I started off by cross-checking almost every bath & body product I was using on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. This is a great resource if you have a favorite product and want to know its potential hazard rating. The idea of knowing exactly what was going into my most frequently used bath product was definitely appealing, to say the least. There are a few different methods of soap making, but the one I ended up loving was Cold Process (CP). Researching a topic like this can be extremely tedious, so I’m hoping to save budding CP soapers a little bit of trouble by consolidating everything I learned into this post. In this giant tutorial I’ll be covering the following topics: Supplies
Allemaal aan de wol, zegt Prins Charles Pakken, jassen, truien, bekleding, vloerkleden. Wol wordt zoveel gebruikt in mode en design, dat heeft geen reclamecampagne meer nodig, zou je denken. Toch wel: Prins Charles ontdekte een paar jaar geleden dat de wolprijzen door afnemende vraag zo laag waren geworden, dat veel schapenboeren eerst hun wol en daarna hun dieren dumpten, en begon daarom de Campaign for Wool. Die moet benadrukken dat wol duurzaam is, en dat er van alles mee mogelijk is. De campagne doet land voor land aan; deze week is Nederland aan de beurt, of liever gezegd Amsterdam. De ontwerpers hebben hun best gedaan, maar qua materiaalgebruik zijn er weinig echte verrassingen. Zal het wat opleveren, de expositie? Behalve de expositie zijn deze week meer activiteiten, zoals een kinderwolmiddag in de Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam. Hyun YeuHyun Yeu Frans MolenaarFrans Molenaar Jan TaminiauJan Taminiau Geplaatst in: Cultuur Internationaal Mannenmode Nederland Vrouwenmode Lees meer over: Campaign for Wool Conny Groenewegen Droog
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.
Moisturizing Body Oils To make more than one kind of lip balm at a time, divide the recipe in half and scent and color the batches separately. For lip balms, we like to use essential oils that have an "edible" scent, such as citrus. Beeswax pellets are available at crafts stores. Our how-to makes two .15-ounce tubes and two 1/2-ounce tins or pots. Gift-Packaging Idea: Top cosmetic tubes and tins with custom labels: Water-slide decal paper is clear, making the design look as though it has been printed directly onto the container. Resources: Similar containers, sunburstbottle.com. 8 1/2"-by-11" clear water-slide decal paper for ink-jet printers, beldecal.com. Get More Bath and Body Treatments and Learn About Essential Oils
Sleepy Time Bath Boms - We Made That With school starting back I am finding it hard to get my girls to bed. They got so use to staying up later during the summer and are usually pretty wired around bed time. That is when I thought it might be a cool idea to make some fun bath boms to help them go to sleep. My friend Kandi over at doTerra sent me a sampling of different oils a while back and told me how the Lavender oil helps to relax the body and should help them go to sleep. Okay I know it wont quite happen like that but you have to aim high. My conclusion, is that the bath boms helped them go to sleep faster than normal. Please share with us what tricks you use to get your kids to bed during the school year? Check out our KID CRAFTS board on Pintrest for more fun ideas! Supplies (Per Bath Bomb) 2 TBS Baking Soda 1 TBS Cream of Tarter Food Color ½ tsp Essential Oil (lavender) Spray Bottle of Water Soap Mold Directions Add 2 TBS Baking Soda to bowl Then add your food color. Stir it up When ready just drop your bomb in the bath