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.
Rollie Pollie! - StumbleUpon Looking for hours of entertainment? Meet, The Rollie Pollie bean bag chair. It’s a chair, it’s a toy, it’s your favorite pillow. Made of durable cotton twill or soft vinyl, each bag is actually a slip cover (with another Rollie Pollie inside) then filled with mounds and mounds of soft cluster stuffing. Now, pick your favorite…. Drag it around, Dive right in! Or take a little nap. Build a Rollie-Pollie-man: kick off your shoes: Or do what I love best….find a yummy treat, and just relax, watching your favorite show. Who said you were a couch potato? Colored Pencil Jewelry - StumbleUpon Note from Design Mom: I asked Kate of Mini Eco to create a Back to School themed project for us to try. I think making beads out of colored pencils is brilliant! Wouldn’t these beads be fun for your elementary school-ers to string for a class project? It would also be a fun activity at an art-themed birthday party. Here’s Kate: Lately I have become a little addicted to making (and wearing) colored pencil jewelry. I think the results look great and you, or your child, will definitely stand out from the crowd wearing them! You will need Colored PencilsJunior hacksawFine sandpaperDrill and small drill bitThread (for the necklace)Superglue (for the brooch and earrings)Brooch back (for the brooch) How to: Basic Bead Necklace 1. 2 & 3. 4. Once you have cut a number of beads simply string them onto a length of thread…job done! Tip: These little beads are also make lovely bracelets. How to: Pointy Necklace 1. 2. 3. How to: Brooch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
How to Make a Tabletop Christmas Ornament Tree Using a Knitting Needle I haven’t done a lot of holiday decorating this year – keeping it simple, but I found this idea in an old Christmas decorating book and wanted to try it out. It is a non-permanent way to use your ornaments, very easy, and can be done in many variations. It is perfect to place on a mantle, table, or just to accent your decor. Here is the basic version. The bottom can be simply left alone, adorned with some greenery, or placed in an urn or planter. I put this tree in my dining room using a collection of vintage ornaments. For this one, I added a star ornament on the top and made a coordinating tree stand from an empty spool of ribbon and some scrapbook paper. Experiment with different style balls and your favorite colors. How to Make the Knitting Needle Ornament Tree Supplies Needed: A mix of round Christmas ornaments in 4 different sizes –for one tree you will need about 20 balls. Knitting Needle – 14 inches long (tall tree) Spray paint the needles if needed to match your ornaments.
"*The Heartfelt Home*" DIY,Sewing, Decorating, Crafts, Cooking,... - StumbleUpon I am so excited to share a great Christmas craft project today. Salt dough ornaments and gift tags. For pennies you can make a great gift for your family and friends. I am using the ones my girls and I made as gift tags that the recipients can later use as an ornament. All you need to get started is 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup salt 1/2 water 1,2,3 easy peasy!!! Toss it all in the mixer for a few minutes. Once it is all combined Kneed until smooth I separated mine, so each girl could have one. Roll the dough ball out on wax paper Now for the fun part…. Grab a doily and press it into the dough with the rolling pin. When you lift the doily off you will be left with a beautiful pattern. Next grab a cookie cutter and cut out your ornaments. Remove the dough from around your ornament shapes, lift and place on a cookie sheet and poke a hole with a straw. Cook at 200 degrees for 5-6 hours. Take them out and let them cool. Paint them white, start with the back. After the paint is dry apply glue to the front.
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. Centsational Girl & Blog Archive & DIY: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror - StumbleUpon My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it. For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere. And for weeks now, with every stop in the paint department, I couldn’t help but notice how those paint stir sticks might just make a very cool version of this decorative favorite. I couldn’t figure out how to stack them nicely enough around the center to make it worth my effort, but that little road bump didn’t stop me from snagging more than my fair share of free stir sticks at a time, like 8 or 10, over the course of a month. When I read how Danielle used an embroidery hoop, that convinced me to make my own version too! Those free stir sticks led to this latest creation: How to Make a (Paint Stir Stick) Sunburst Mirror Paint your embroidery hoop. Some paint stir sticks have a small curve in them, so I simply trimmed mine with my compound miter saw. (quick Photoshop examples)
not martha - to make: papier-mache easter eggs - StumbleUpon For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs. I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside. I like things you have to destroy to open. You’ll need: water balloons (they make the egg-iest shape)white tissue paper (one sheet will make about three eggs)colorful tissue paper (one sheet will make many eggs, so you don’t need much)a 3/4 inch hole puncha paint brush you don’t care much aboutliquid laundry starcha sturdy shot glass to hold your egg while you’re working with ita way to hang the balloons to dryenough time to let these dry overnight, and a few hours to let them dry after filling and sealing them (you’ve been warned) Note: I tried a few variations on the starch. Why the loop?
12 Days of Christmas – Make Your Own Adornament | Bower Power What the heck is an Adornament? Well, simply put, it’s an ornament you adore. Or an ornament that you have adorned. Or a dorn you have mented. Whatever floats your boat. What floated my figurative Christmas boat was thinking about making my own ornaments. I started by snagging a box of plain opaque white ornaments at my local Hobby Lobby for half off: And then I gathered some inspirational ornament photos: I loved the Ballard Designs alphabet lettered ornaments – don’t they kinda look like Lotto balls? So now that you have seen my inspiration – let me show you how I DIYed a few ornaments for around the Bower house. First I located my Sharpie paint pens – I love the metallic colors. And then I used a bit of painters tape to give me a guideline for my monogrammed ball: Then using the paint pen against the painters, I just drew two straight lines to give me my stem for the letter “B”. My second ornament was inspired by those ZGallerie votives. Don’t make fun of me. So whattya think?
Seed Paper Tutorial | - StumbleUpon I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog. It was the coolest idea I’d ever seen–and so incredibly spring-y! Well, who knew that you could make this funky stuff all by yourself? First Step: Making the Screen Frame Here’s what you’ll need for the screen frame: 6-12 wide craft sticks–think tongue depressors Craft glue 1 or 2 pieces of mesh or screen about 6″x6″ electrical tape Glue four sticks together–like this. Lay the screen over the sticks and glue in place. Now glue two more sticks–one on the top and one on the bottom. I rested a glass bowl over the frames to hold everything in place until the glue dried. Your frame should look pretty much like this. Now wrap the whole frame with electrical tape, making sure to cover all the exposed wood. Second Step: Making the paper pulp Here’s what you’ll need to make the pulp: small flower seeds water Step #3
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. Create Something Saturday's- DIY Stencil Art | 8th Continent Soymilk Blog - StumbleUpon by 8thlopez on July 26, 2010 If you are a fan of graffiti or any type of street art, chances are you have come across an artist named Banksy who does impeccable stencil art installations and is now a world-renowned artist, even though he keeps his identity a secret. You may not be an aspiring Banksy, but would like to make some stencil art yourself. If you follow these directions you will be able to easily make stencil art of your own all by doing a quick picture edit, printing it out, cutting it out, and then painting! What you will need: A printer with black inkXacto KnifePaintsCard Stock Weight PaperCanvasRegular Paint BrushSponge Paint BrushBright Colored Marker Directions: The first thing you want to do is find a picture that you would like to make into a stencil. Recolor the picture to grayscale. Turn the contrast all the way up to 100%. After you have printed the picture, take a bright marker and trace the parts that you will be cutting out. WARNING! “Oh cool stencil art?!? “Me.”
I feel melty. | Light&Spoon - StumbleUpon EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop. We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. My original inspiration was this one, though original source is apparently unknown, because I found it on Pinterest. Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Then it was just a matter of putting the crayons through the gun–the pretty-but-stupid impulse-buy glue gun that barely works, so I didn’t ruin my good one. Yay! Like this: Like Loading...