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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.

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!

Paper Fortune Cookie Favors | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - StumbleUpon 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!

Paint chip greeting cards | Chica and Jo - StumbleUpon Like most of you, I’m sure, I tend to go through a lot of paint chips when trying to decide on a color to paint a room. And when the project is done, I toss the paint chips into a box I keep in my craft room. They are the perfect “I’ll use these one day” items, right? Well I stumbled upon the box a few days ago and realized just how many I’d collected over the years. Oh the memories this pile brings back! No matter how I got this collection, I knew it was time to finally do something with them. Can you believe those were made from plain white cardstock and boring old paint chips? First I cut some ordinary 8.5″ x 11″ white cardstock in half crosswise, then folded it. For the square mosaic design, I grabbed a bunch of smoky blue paint chips and cut them into 1 inch squares. For the green card, I cut all my green paint chips into strips of random widths. For the orange card, I took the same strip idea but turned it on an angle. I spent a lot of time on the final card.

How to Crochet with Pop-Tops Crochet a Flower With Pull Tabs For crafters who want to know how to crochet with pull tabs, we've come up with this free crochet pattern that will teach you how to crochet a flower. This is our first DIY project and it's a good introduction to recycled crafts. To download a printable version, click here » Step 1: Materials & Tools 6 pull tabs Crochet thread (1 or 2 colors). Step 2: Prepare Your Pull Tabs Choose tabs that are in good condition. Step 3: Start Crocheting Begin crocheting the center of the flower using a single stitch to cover the 'thin side' of the tab (top figure) (the side that's pulled when a can is opened). Step 4: Connect the Circle Pull the line of tabs into a circle and crochet them together (top figure). Step 5: Add Color to the 'Petals' Cover the outer ring of the pull-tab using a double stitch with different colored thread. Step 6: Cover and Connect Cover all tabs in this same manner, connecting each of the petals together. Step 7: Finish the Flower Acknowledgements

Rainbow Jello Recipe June 22, 2010 When I was young, rainbow Jello would always be one of the offerings on the dessert table. I used to peel the layers of Jello apart and eat them one by one, my favourite being cherry. I don’t eat Jello much, but when I do, I prefer eating rainbows. It’s funny because people are still impressed by rainbow Jello! Rainbow Jello Recipe adapted from The Food Librarian5 small packages of Jello (I used cherry, grape, blueberry, lime and lemon) 4 1/2 tablespoons of unflavoured gelatin 1 can sweetened condensed milkMix the cherry Jello with 1/2 tablespoon of gelatin.

Felt Monster Tutorial We tend to make a lot of crafts at our house. We are just a crafty family. I wish we were an exercise family, but I think that gene bypassed me :/ We usually have a pretty large stash of crafting items in the house which makes it nice since I really dislike going to the store. Emma wanted to make these adorable felt monsters. We had everything we needed except, of course, the felt. A quick stop at the dreaded store and she was in business. Supplies Needed: Felt, colors of choice Embroidery floss, colors of choice Sewing needle Buttons, assortment Fiberfill Straight pins Paper/pen Step 1: Draw your monster design out on a sheet of paper. Step 2: Cut your felt piece in half and layer one on top of the other. Step 3: Pin your main monster pattern to the 2 pieces of felt. Step 4: Cut circles out of felt or use buttons to sew “eyes” on the top layer of felt. Step 5: Using the embroidery floss sew your two pieces of felt together. You can buy everything you need for this kit here:

Brownie Pops to Cheesecake Pops: Things on a Stick taste Better | Intimate Weddings - Small Wedding Blog Posted on September 14, 2010 by Christina Why do some things taste better when they’re on a stick? Maybe it’s the novelty that makes them fun – or the fact that you don’t have to get your fingers all sticky and buttery. I rounded up a few good things on sticks for you to drool over. All would be perfect for a wedding – especially if you’re still a kid at heart. Let’s start with Bakerella’s Poptarts on a stick. Brownie pops. Cookies on a stick from I am Mommy. Pie on a stick. Cheesecake on a stick.