I’ve heard of using coffee filters for different projects and really wanted to try since they are so cheap. Plus, the white color is great for winter decorating. Continue reading
Does anyone else love the look of birch trees?
I think they are so beautiful, especially on a snowy day. Since we don’t have many of these trees around us, and there is no snow yet, I thought this might be a fun project to try to bring the look into our home. Continue reading
This is a really simple project but I thought I’d share. With the holidays coming up, this might be an easy way to brighten up a table. Continue reading
In case you couldn’t tell from all the pumpkins, skeletons, and bloody, rubber everything, Halloween is coming up. I thought I’d squeeze in one last post with some past ideas I’ve shared to help get you ready. (What that really means is I didn’t get around to doing any Halloween projects this year so I’m recycling to make up for it. So, sorry for the repeats you’ve already seen!)
I will always love this one though because those plastic tiaras are the worst. Here is an easy way to make them more comfortable and actually stay on your little princess this year. Hashtag Elsa 🙂
One of my favorite purchases lately has been a can of copper spray paint. It is such a fun color and I thought it would be neat to add a modern look to some fall items. Continue reading
I love the way a home smells when someone (not me) is cooking, especially cinnamon-ny baked goods.
The only problem with this is I don’t have the time or desire to bake every day, which is why I love this way to make my home smell like I do. Continue reading
Fall is my favorite time of year but it always goes by too quickly. Since there would never be enough time to do all of the fall projects that I would like to, I thought I’d share what others have done. Continue reading
I wanted to share a project I shared last year in case you missed it. You still have plenty of time to make these if you want a festive way to serve salad or other dishes this Fourth of July!
All you need are salad tongs (preferably wooden), painter’s tape, white paint, blue paint and red star stickers (teachers, anyone?)
First, wrap painter’s tape around the top of your tongs where you want your paint to stop.
If you have a can of leftover white paint from a household project, this is easiest. Just dip the tongs directly into the can stopping just past your tape.
Hang to dry. If you have one of these broom holders in your garage, they are perfect. Otherwise, you can tie string around the spoon part and hang them from a branch outside or another rack in your garage. Just make sure you put cardboard or plastic underneath. It drips.
After that dries completely, dip into a small container of blue paint to just cover the ends.
Hang again to dry.
Once that is all dried, stick red star stickers around the handle.
Paint over the decorated area with Mod Podge (a glue/sealant sold at any craft store) to seal it all in. Let dry and you are now ready for a party!
Do not put the finished tongs in the dishwasher. Hand wash only.
Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!
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Jelly beans are one of my favorite candies so I really love this time of year. I buy a bag of them almost every time I go grocery shopping.
Our cabinet was started to overflow with jelly beans so I wanted to do something with them.
These little flowers are the sugary version of Edible Arrangements.
To make flowers on a stick, you will need jelly beans, toothpicks and cookie/cake pop sticks.
Cut a few toothpicks into smaller bits by cutting at an angle so both ends are sharp.
Poke a cake pop stick into a jelly bean. That will be your center. Then just poke one end of your toothpick piece into a jelly bean and the other into your center jelly bean.
Do that all the way around the jelly bean until it looks like a flower.
You can also just do a flower that is not on a stick by just adding the jelly bean petals the entire way around.
The flowers without a stick can be used as a cupcake topper or cake decoration. I made brownie cups since it kind of looked like dirt 🙂
Because there are small sharp pieces of toothpick involved, it’s best to use this just as decoration or make sure to take the flower apart and remove the stick pieces before giving to kids.
Then enjoy. These guys finished these flowers in about thirty seconds.
Happy Easter Week!
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