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How to make hard candy jewels

How to make hard candy jewels
Jo and I have been doing lots of projects over the last month or so for Little Jo’s birthday party, and I want to show you one of the projects I did for part of the party decor. We found ourselves needing some round gems in just the right color of teal. If they could be edible, all the better. So I did some shopping and some research and came up with everything I needed to make hard candy jewels. By the way, there was a lot of trial and error as I figured out just the right techniques for making hard candy, and I’ll tell you about that at the end of this post. You’ll need to pick up a couple of custom supplies for making hard candy. Before we even think about turning that stove on, we’ve got lots of prep work to do. Fortunately, it’s very easy to calibrate your candy thermometer. I urge you to please not skip this calibration step, because it can save you so much frustration. Once your thermometer is set, then you need to spray the molds with the non-stick cooking spray.

For the Love of: Mason Jars <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div><div class="greet_block_powered_by">Powered by <a href=" title="WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin" style="text-decoration:none;">WP Greet Box</a><a href=" title="WordPress Plugin" style="text-decoration:none;">WordPress Plugin</a></div><div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> Let’s check out some of the beauties I found… mostly with the help of my BFF, Pinterest . Herb Garden Lights

How to Make a Bird out of a Plastic Straw (with pictures) Edit Article Normal Straw MethodLong Straw Method Edited by TOHGIN minako, Wyvernbait, Meta Knight, Lois Wade and 17 others This project is a fun and easy example of plastic straw art. Ad Steps Method 1 of 2: Normal Straw Method 1 Cut the straw. 19 Display the bird on a glass by putting the rim between the two legs. Method 2 of 2: Long Straw Method This method is the same basic steps as the one above, however the images show what the bird would look like with the use of a long straw. 1Cut the straw. 19Display the bird on a glass by putting the rim between the two legs. Tips Illustration. Try not to cut your fingers.Wash your hands before starting.

what goes into making chocolate bowls Leave it up to me to mess up every recipe in the world... but on the flipside, by experiencing everything that goes wrong, I end up learning the most.I had seen these bowls from Stephanie's Kitchen, and decided it was a fantastic idea for my food independent study. ingredients: chocolate, and balloons! first, a giant bar of chocolate all the way from taiwan! (i actually tried to pipe pretty lacy chocolate bowls first, but uh, that completely failed so i moved on. plus i don't like that pink fake chocolate.) balloons! tip number 2, after you have melted your chocolate in a double broiler and poured it into a bowl for dipping, let it cool before you dip your balloons. because although you are really excited to dip them and set them down like this... five seconds later you shall hear a POP and you (as well as your kitchen) will be covered in chocolate because apparently latex doesn't like heat. edit: thanks to a lovely comment, there is a reason that makes more sense!

Free Online Whiteboard and Collaboration Tool - Homemade Pie Crust Tutorial (Pastry Dough) *PICS ACTUALLY WORK! - CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES FYI, we won't include this in the final poll. So the Mod Squad kept lamenting that pie crust was sooooo hard and they couldn't do it. And I was thoroughly confused. I've made my share of pie crust and it never seemed that taxing to me! Now, this amount will yield between 5 -7 crusts. Ingredients: * Grandma says use that particular Crisco. **I have ice water pictured but had to take the cubes out as we were using it. Here are the tools you'll need right now: (not pictured, I guess we were too excited!) For later: (You can skimp here if you want. (Again, you won't die without the cover but really, it helps) Measure out your flour. Add your salt and mix it up. (Also, are there any vegans who could confirm or deny that Crisco is vegan?

DIY Planter Box Centerpiece Hey friends! After finishing my mirrors in the dining room, my table started to look naked! So… I dressed her up today. This is a super easy project and I LOVE the results! This is the wood I used for the project… 2 – 1x6x4 whitewood boards 1- 2×4 stud Total for wood was under $10… Yippee! I also used Gorilla Wood glue to attach it all together. I cut my 2×4 the same length as my other 2 boards (4ft) I used wood glue and nails to attach the 1×6′s to the 2×4 like this… Then I cut 2 small pieces of from my stud to finish off the sides. I made some dings all around the whole box, and I also used some furniture upholstery nails around the whole thing because I like the way they look. I decided to try a new product out to finish my box. It’s Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain. I LOVED it. The Rust-Oleum stain dries in no time. It’s also much less stinky and sticky than the others I have used. Once it dried I was all finished. I used the 12 ounce sauce bottles from their site (SAU12) What do you think??

5 Halloween Pumpkin Whole Pumpkin Decorating Ideas A few weeks ago, I featured 5 No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin ideas in case you were looking for alternatives to the traditional jack 0′ lantern. Well, there are so many cute ideas out there that I just wanted to share a few more ideas that could help you turn a pumpkin into something else like a bat or a ghost or a cat! 5 Creative Ideas for Halloween Pumpkin Decorating 1. Turn your pumpkins into bats with a little paint, some craft foam, and miniature pumpkins! 2. Any color paint works for this no-carve alternative although black definitely makes the jewels stand out. 3. These adorable pumpkins are some of the easiest to make. 4. One of the most kid-friendly way to decorate Halloween pumpkins is to stop by your local craft store or scrapbook supply store and pick up up some of the great Halloween themed stickers they have to offer. 5. You can easily add a decorative touch to any of your Halloween pumpkins using metallic paint pens and jewels from the craft aisle!

saucy's sprinkles (bloggedy blog blog): happy thanksgiving More than a few readers suggested that Saucy try to make the infamous turkey cupcakes from What's Up, Cupcake for Thanksgiving. Remember, it's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. Saucy decided to give them a whirl. They are, after all, super cute. Super very cute. Seriously... tiny turkeys on top of a cupcake? Tip one: you can do lots of the prep work ahead of time. Because, super very cute takes a lot of work. Tip two: don't attempt to make more than a dozen of these unless you want to snap, or you have the patience of a Saint which Saucy does not. Tip three: decide how many cupcakes you want to make and do the turkey legs a day or so ahead of time. Tip four: the cookbook says to warm the caramel for five seconds to make it pliable, but in fact it took about twenty seconds in Saucy's microwave and the caramels were nice and fresh before she started, so again, you do the math based on the freshness of your caramels and the power of your microwave. ... like so!

Mario Piano Sheet Music - Original Quality cobbler baked in jars I made these for the Seattle Bake Sale for Share Our Strength organized by Frantic Foodie (thanks Keren!). I had so much fun making pies in jars that I figured this was the perfect opportunity to bake something else in jars. This time I used half-pint wide mouth jars, a nice size for a bake sale. (Half pint jars washed and drying.) I used the blueberry cobbler recipe from Baking Illustrated. (Look! These are great for bake sales because the packing is an eye catcher. The recipe, with notes on actually making it in jars, is below. Seriously, the cornmeal added to the biscuit batter makes all the difference here. I call this mise en jars, I used the washed jars from the overflowing and sticky (but sooo worth it) test batch. For each batch I used a 10-ounce package of frozen wild blueberries and, for the sake of economy, filled out the rest with locally grown (and gorgeous) frozen blueberries that are sold in 48-ounce bags. The scent of these baked goods right here is amazing. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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