Sunday, October 20, 2013


Cress is a lovely herb that tastes great on a sandwich with cheese or cream cheese. It’s also a herb that is really easy to grow at home. Within days you can harvest from your own little window garden.

What you need for cress cups with a face
- white sake cups (a small bowl or teacup will work too)
- black ceramic marker
- oven
- cotton pads
- cress seeds

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Making Glow Jars

How To Make Glow Jars With Floating Colors, Tulle is the key! No, tulle just clumped down at the bottom. Maybe it wasn't a strong enough type. I'm going with glow-in-the-dark paint next time.
You will need a glass jar, glow sticks (I picked some up from the dollar store), rubber gloves to protect your hands, scissors, I recommend protective eyewear, and a piece of tulle (optional).

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Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family

Use Sharpie to add eyes and whiskers. If you like, cut a simple apron from white felt for the mom. Cut out a small carrot from orange and green felt and glue to the apron. Glue apron in place. Glue 2 buttons to the front of the dad.

3 cardboard toilet paper tubes
1 cardboard paper towel tube
7 miniature pink and/or orange pom-poms
felt in various colors for bow ties and hair bows
hot glue gun
black Sharpie marker
white, orange and green felt for apron (optional)
2 buttons (optional)

Paint (I used the following Folk Art colors, you can use whatever type of acrylic craft paint you prefer):

Pink Melon (dark pink)
Medium Orange (bright orange)
Pink Balloon (light pink)
Medium Blue (bright light blue)
Daffodil Yellow (bright yellow)
Purple Lilac (light purple)
Lime Green (bright light green)

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Create More Outdoor Lighting with a DIY Mason Jar Lantern

Create More Outdoor Lighting with a DIY Mason Jar Lantern. This DIY frosted mason jar votive is so simple and pretty,

To get started you’ll need to gather:

  • a pint size glass canning jar
  • a candle
  • a foam paint brush
  • frost etching effect (I used Martha Stewart brand)
  • 24 gauge steel wire

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe

I have wanted to make homemade playdough for Henry for a while. Our previous nanny had done this and while her recipe was definitely good and the playdough lasted a long time, it was a bit oily and left a little residue on the hands and table. Of course I could just buy the stuff so I could get a chance to relive my childhood and inhale that smell of new Playdough (who doesn’t love that?!), but I wanted to make something homemade without a million chemicals in it, especially since Henry still loves to taste many things he uses…

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • food coloring

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The Most Comfortable iPhone Armband EVER

Sock + Scissors = Most comfortable iPhone armband EVER. ~Honestly, I'll probably never actually need this for running but I do need this for when I'm working in the garden.
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How to Plant Garlic

Why am I telling you all this? To let you know, any idiot can grow garlic. Seriously. When’s the last time you watched a television special on the “Remarkable Garlic Growing Person”? Never. Because you do not have to be remarkable in any way, shape or form to grow garlic.

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yarn wrapped painted jars

To create a beautiful centerpiece — wrap string around clean jars or glasses. Spray with paint in your choice of colors, let dry, remove the string, add a candle and you're done.
Here is what you'll need:
- Several cleaned jars. I always keep mine for projects. Soak them in water to get the tags off and use some Goo Gone for the glue residue. Make sure to clean them with soap to get all the Goo Gone off or else the paint won't stick.
- Yarn or some sort of string. If the yarn has a lot of fuzzy fibers they may stick to the jar a little but it won't be very noticeable so don't worry about it too much
- A can of white spray paint. I used Flat. You can use any color you want but with winter coming up I though white was best suited.
- You'll also need something to cover whatever surface you'll be spraying on. Spray paint doesn't work as well when it's cold outside so it will take longer to dry. Make sure to give it some extra time before you touch the jars.
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pumpkin Bottle Cap Necklace

Turn a bottle cap into a cute pumpkin necklace, perfect for Halloween. Fun, easy, and inexpensive and the kids will have lots of fun making them.

What you'll need

  • Bottle caps, recycled or from the kids' craft section of your craft store
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Black permanent marker
  • Narrow green ribbon
  • Hammer and small nail (optional) 

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DIY Superhero Cape Tutorial

Trying to Motivate Young Readers? Make a Superhero Cape for Your Young Reading Superhero. Remind them that they have the power to read when they wear their special cape. This is so much fun to make, but more fun to wear!
What you’ll need: 
  • One ginormous t-shirt
  • one piece of interfacing (2″ x 7 1/2″)
  • velcro
  • sewing machine or hot glue gun
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Spooky Halloween Lanterns with Pysselbolaget

We love these black spooky lanterns made from paper, jars, and tissue paper. Such a cute craft for Halloween, your kids will have a blast putting them together.

You need

  • glass jars
  • black heavy weight paper
  • tissue paper in different colors
  • sequins
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue
  • tea lights

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mason Jar Lanterns

Charming misfit monster lanterns cast a warm glow while sitting on a window sill, table, or while lining the walk right up to a front door!
  • Mason Jars, any size
  • Tissue paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue
  • Ribbon or paint for the tops (explained below)
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Dollar Store Spring Wreath There’s a Fungus Amungus


  • 1 Pool Noodle
  • 5 bags of Spanish Moss
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • 1 small wooden dowel
  • 1 larger wooden dowel or piece of hard plastic tube
  • Duct Tape
  • Toothpicks

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How to Make a Personal Fire Pit

DIY Personal Fire box. I am SOooo doing this!! I will use tempered glass for mine. I've looked at literally 100's of these firebox/pot/bowl DIY's & hers is simple, to the point, easily understood and looks Mahvelus!

Materials You Need

  • marine silicone
  • cheap glass frames
  • small rocks
  • any kind of metal mesh
  • gel fuel
  • any metal planter with a lip (edge) on it

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Halloween Wreath

Skull Wreaths - Instead of using a wreath form, I could use the ¢.97 pipe insulation curved into a circle and go from there. I do have glittered skulls ready so I could do for one inside the house with skulls and one for outside the house with a spider theme.


  • A Few Black Sparkly Skulls
  • 8 Black Feather Boas
  • Black Gauze
  • 3 Sheets of Styrofoam

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Glowing Outdoor Orbs

DIY outdoor garden light orbs for cheap! Creative, but you'll need thrift store luck on your side. If this crafty project doesn't work out, there's always our waterproof, recharging LED color-change kind SO DREAMY

What you need:
Those “ugly” round opaque glass globe light covers, a string of lights, preferably LED (less electricity and heat), and an extension cord. (I used regular white string lights I already had, but I do plan to eventually replace them with LED strings)

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