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Hot Cocoa Kit HOW-TO MAKE A HOT COCOA KITby Destri of The Mother Huddle There just isn't much that a three year old can create that isn't something only a mother would love. I thought and thought about what my little boy could make his friends for Christmas and finally came up with a Hot Cocoa Kit. Over the course of a week we worked on little projects to add to the kit, and I can't tell you how much fun we had with it. If you find your kids getting restless for the big day to arrive this would be a great project to tackle until it comes. HOT COCOA KIT You may choose to only add one or two elements to the kit, but I will give you a list of what we used. Supplies: • hot cocoa • almond bark or chocolate chips • candy canes and sprinkles • coffee creamer, cinnamon, nutmeg • plastic spoons • marshmallows • mug • various containers and baggies to package Set The Stage I have learned that my son has a max attention span of about fifteen minutes. Chocolate and Peppermint Spoons Nutmeg & Cinnamon Creamer

How to make a rooster with egg carton Per questo lavoro consiglio di utilizzare le confezioni delle uova da 10, io scelgo Ovito, perché ha il cono centrale più lungo rispetto alle altre scatole, che invece vanno benissimo per fare le rose, narcisi e ciclamini, e quindi si presta meglio alla realizzazione di questo lavoro. Ritagliare i coni come nelle foto e incollando le giunture all’interno con una strisciolina di carta si iniziano a costruire i coni a misura crescente. Il primo, per la testa, sarà di 5 punte; il secondo di 6 punte; il terzo di 8 punte; il quarto di 10, il quinto di 12. L’ultimo ad 8 punte chiuderà il collo solo dalla parte posteriore. Ritagliare i bargigli, il becco (in 2 parti, per un gallo canterino come nella figura) e la cresta. Incollare i coni dal più piccolo al più grande con colla a caldo. Su una sagoma di cartoncino di 15cm di lunghezza, incollare con attaccatutto i petali…ops, le piume! Quando la carta sarà completamente asciutta, tagliare due metà non perfettamente uguali. Un abbraccio Rosi

How to craft your own Instagram photo strips With Instagram, any boring photo is only a crop, filter, and tilt-shift away from becoming a piece of art. Some might argue that such laziness through filtering discourages true photographic creativity, but there's no denying the Internet's obsession with the photo social network. If anything, it's a satisfying break from Facebook. Even though it's only available on the iPhone (for now), many businesses have cropped up to provide services that augment what Instagram offers. As a person who appreciates the printed photograph, here's just one more: Instagram photo strips. You will need: Two to three sheets of high-quality paper (like cardstock or photo paper) Scissors Color printerAbout 30 to 40 minutes Step 1: First, create your photo strip template. Step 2: Open a new tab and go to, click "Login," and sign in with your Instagram username and password. Step 3: When you find a photo you like, right-click it and select "Copy image." Some fun ideas for your photo strips:

Christmas tree ornament mobile This year we decided to do something a little different with our tree and I created this Christmas tree mobile consisting of ornaments suspended on clear threads. When I was shopping for ornaments to use found a lot on sale and went a little crazy. I decided it would be worth it to see how three different options would look. I did a variety of silver ornaments that came as a boxed set, green ornaments with three different textures and three sizes of clear glass ornaments that look a bit like bubbles. Here is the mobile in context of our dining room (please forgive the mid-present wrapping clutter). We have room to put presents below it, and are still able to peek out the windows to see if the neighbor’s cat is visiting our front porch. The view from below. The ornaments are hung on regular ornament hooks attached to jewelry monofilament secured with crimp beads.

home - Old Pallets - they are NOT garbage How to Color Hair With Food Coloring: 18 steps Edit Article Color All Your HairColor Streaks of Hair Edited by Glutted, Flickety, Dvortygirl, Dlpn and 91 others Food coloring is cheap, easy, and much less harsh on hair than other kinds of dye. To color either all of your hair or just streaks of it with food coloring, use one of the methods below. Ad Steps 1Prepare your work space. 8If you can manage it, don’t wash your hair for another day or two. Method 1 of 2: Color All Your Hair 1Spread the dye mix throughout your hair. 3Place a shower cap or plastic bag over your hair. Method 2 of 2: Color Streaks of Hair 1Separate the strands of hair you want to dye from the rest of your hair. 7Place a second shower cap or plastic bag over your head if necessary. Tips Put a towel around your shoulders .If this is your first time, do a strand test to make sure you like the effect! Warnings It will itch as the shampoo dries, but don't scratch it.Food Coloring dye is not recommended for dying all of your hair.

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Now on to the tutorial! To give you an idea of size, I’ve made stars in 3 different sizes to show you: blue stars (from pre-cut strips): 35cm x 1.25cmpink stars (from a magazine page): 30cm x 1cmgreen stars (scrapbook paper): 15cm x 0.6cm The finished star will be approx 1.5 x the width of your strip, so pick an appropriate size for the size of star you’d like to end up with. For the rest of this tutorial, I will be using a paper strip cut from a magazine page.

6 Ways to Make a Pillow Stand for iPad Steps Method 1 of 6: Obtaining and Cutting the Pattern 1Download a PDF of the pillow stand pattern. It can be obtained from here: Method 2 of 6: Cutting the Fabric 1Place the paper pattern cutouts onto the fabric you're using. 2Cut out the pieces from the fabric. Method 3 of 6: Adding the Leather Tag 1Following the pattern guide, add the leather tag. Method 4 of 6: Sewing the Fabric 1With a sewing machine, sew the chisel shapes onto the rectangular shape. 2When you’ve sewn all three fabric cutouts together, you’ll have the basic shape of the iPad pillow stand. Method 5 of 6: Preparing the Carving Foam 1Cut the first piece of carving foam using a ruler and razor knife. 3Cut the second triangular piece of foam. Method 6 of 6: Adding the Foam to the Fabric Cover 1Carefully stuff the foam pieces into the fabric cover. 3Done!

38 DIY organizing ideas for your home If you like to make lists to keep yourself on track but often find things falling through the cracks because busy schedules make family communication challenging, here’s an easy DIY home organizing idea that just might save your sanity. Make a large chalkboard and hang it in a central location, like the kitchen, where everyone in your family crosses paths. Creating this lifesaver is simple. Buy a piece of 3/4-inch wood and cut it to the size you want, paint it with primer, and follow that with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint (letting each coat of paint dry after it is applied). Screw D-rings into the top and hang the finished chalkboard from hooks on a wall or pantry door. Keep some colored chalk handy and encourage everyone to use your new communication center to share information about their schedules, things they need from the store, and other priorities.

Best of DIYs | Leather Passport Continuing with our summer series of Best of DIYs we bring you this pretty fab project by Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods. Back in 2011 Alicia shared how to make this leather passport holder with us, and we're happy to dig it out of the archives - perfect for a summer DIY we think! Check it out below! Guest DIY post by Jepsen LeatherGoods How to Make Your Own Leather Passport Holder by Jepsen LeatherGoods What You Need: * passport holder pattern (pdf available online) * 3/4 oz. vegetable tanned leather (one square foot) * waxed linen thread (~110” total) * scratch awl * stitching awl * utility knife * cutting mat * ruler * wool dauber * leather conditioner * 2 craft needles (~2 3/8” long) * soft cloth *Many of these items are available from Springfield Leather Company ( Time: ~ 2 hours 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Copyright 2011 Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC Madison, WI Visit Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC online:

untitled 52 Free Dress Patterns Posted on | November 7, 2013 | 19 Comments I’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style. Keep in mind the categories are not set in stone. With a fancier fabric, a different closure or a change in hem length, a pat­tern can eas­i­ly change from fan­cy to work day to cas­ual. Notes about the patterns are list­ed for some of the dress­es. Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out. No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt. Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed. Free Dress Patterns - Casual Dresses Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses Free Dress Patterns - Dress-Up Dresses Read More : Sewing or Home Comments

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF)