Thursday, January 3, 2008

cinnamon + sugared walnuts

this is a really easy recipe:
- 16 oz walnuts
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt

In a large bowl mix walnuts and oil and vanilla, drain off any excess oil and then pour cinnamon +sugar+salt(aready mixed) over the walnuts. Toss them until well coated. Then spread them out on a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake at 325F for 30 minutes. Pull them out and stir the nuts every ten minutes, and check on the well during the last ten minutes to prevent any burning. Once completly cooled (1-2 hours) you can package them up.

There's also a tutorial for cute packaging on the blog

Skates ornaments !

For my next year ornaments ideas :

This is a very cute ornament tutorial :

• Wool Felt
• Large paperclips
• Embroidery thread
• Sequence
• Seed beads
• Quilt batting
• Ribbon

Good Idea : make one for everyone in my family too

How to dry flowers

I've already tried several methods for drying flowers, I've always used the commomn method of putting them in adark place, however here's a link to how u can dry flowers using microwave !!!
Good to try next time I have a special bouquet to keep !

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Photo Business Card Holder

Made from an empty cassette case!Lots of possibilities! This one is made with rocks but you can choose anything to match your photo. Makes a great gift for Mom or Dad.
You Need:
Empty Cassette Holder
Glue Stick
Card Stock
Low Temp Glue Gun
Open up empty cassette case and fold top all the way back as shown. Business cards will fit in the pocket created by the open top.
Mount photo on card stock and cut it out in an interesting way. Hot glue to the lid flap. Hot glue rocks to the front.
You can also use silk flowers with a spring photo, sand with a beach scene, trinkets with a dress up photo. Just use your imagination!

DIY Chandeliers !!!

These are 2 great ideas I found for creative and diyable chandeliers :

The first is made out of cutlery !!!

The second is made out of a large number of BIC pens !!!

Very nice, easy and original idea !!!