Friday, 28 September 2012

R and Roll

It's All Good

It's All Good

Brown shoes

Dorothy perkin

You Are Not ALone


As you can see, I've been reading CraftGawker!

Recycled Crayon Tutorial

Gather your supplies.
diy recycled crayon tutorial
Peel your crayons (this is the horrible part!). Separate crayons by color.
Put each color in its own can. If you mix them in this step, you’ll get an ugly brown color.
Preheat oven to 300*F.
recycled crayon tutorial
Put cans of crayons on a cookie sheet, just in case they spill. Trust me, melted crayon stuck to the oven does not smell good.
diy recycled crayon tutorial
Bake for 10 minutes, longer if necessary. The crayons will be liquid when they’re ready to use.
diy crayon project
Quickly and carefully pour your crayons into the molds you have set out. Spray them with cooking spray ahead of time if you find they are sticking. You can use silicone molds, or plastic candy/chocolate molds for this step.
diy crayon tutorial
After about 15 minutes, set the crayons in the freezer* to harden if you’re in a hurry. Flip the mold over and the crayons should pop right out.
*Note: This can make your crayons brittle, so if you have the time and patience to let them sit out on the counter and cool, do it that way.
diy princess crayons recycled
The best part about this project is finding different molds to use. You can make crayons in every shape you can imagine – from brains to princesses, they've used lots of recycled crayons!
To get the supplies, visit Amazon for the best deals!
recycled lego crayons

Loned from SlapDash Mom

The Owl and the Pussycat

My sister's favorite poem, happens to be this great lovely nonsense. Read and enjoy!

                The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey, and plenty of money
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
   And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
   What a beautiful Pussy you are
You are,You are!
   What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
   How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married; too long we have tarried,
   But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
   With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,His nose,
   With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
   Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
   By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
   They danced by the light of the moon,
  The moon,The moon,
   They danced by the light of the moon.

Book Card Holder

DIY Book Card Holder

Make your own business card holder from an old book! This looks great, is practical and will take you no more than 15 minutes.
All you need is a book. First you remove the binding cover by hand, you should be able to tear it off gently. Then you fold every page in half toward the gutter. You now get twice the thickness on each page and the book will automatically spread out in the shape of a half-cylinder. That’s all!

I think that it would work great for reminders, notes, recipes, birthday cards, ideas, anything really!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Evening Decor #2

As I Stumbled on, I came upon this from 36 Avenue. I. WOULD. MARRY. CANDLES.

Water Balloon Luminaries

A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries.
You Will Need:
High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)
Party Balloons
Double Boiler
Cookie Sheet

1. Fill a balloon with tepid water.

2. Melt your wax. Optimum working temperature for this project is 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to maintain this temperature for your wax while working by keeping it on a double boiler.


3. Slowly dip your balloon into the wax  to just below the water level in the balloon. Warning: Do not dip the balloon into the wax past the water level. This could cause the balloon to pop.

4. Hold the balloon in the wax for a few seconds, and then slowly lift it out of the wax. Dip the balloon a few more times, allowing some time between dips to let the wax cool.
5. While it is still quite warm, carefully set the balloon down onto a piece of paper or a cookie sheet, making sure it is level. This will create a flat bottom for the luminary.

6. Dip your balloon a few more times until it is the desired thickness. A good target thickness is 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch.

7. Set the balloon on the paper or cookie sheet again and let it cool.

8. When the wax is completely cooled, hold the balloon over a sink or bucket, facing away from you. Carefully pop the balloon with a skewer or knife and let the water drain out. Throw away the balloon shards. 
9. To level the top of the luminary, heat a cookie sheet on the stove and place the luminary top-down onto the hot sheet and carefully melt the edges until it is level.

10. Place a tea light or votive inside the luminary and burn on a candle holder in a dark area.


                                                               Candles... How I <3 You

Evening Decor

This evening we are holding a Heritage Day party at my house. My mom has made me in charge of decorations, and naturally I left it till the last minute. Now.

So I got up super early (for me anyway) and started stumbling (Yay!) in the hopes to find something to make and use. So far, I have a few tricks up my sleeve. The first thing I got, was from JADERBOMB, and I must say she is quite amazing.

Watch How To: Cut Glass!


It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer!
Soak it GOOD! This is VERY important!
I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. I also slightly pour a little over the glass also!
Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. You will be dunking your glass in this. It has to be COLD so make sure to put enough ice! Also make sure your bowl is big enough! It needs to be deep enough to dunk where your string is!
VERY IMPORTANT! Make sure when you light this that it is not right over your bowl of polish remover! (trust me, I did this and everything got engulfed in flames).. hahah I like to light it over my water!
Slowly turn your bottle. Try not to do this where it’s windy because you want your string to stay lit or it will not work. The slower you go the better it is, but it has to constantly turn.
You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. You will notice after little while your flame getting lower and lower. Remember in the beginning I said you will be practicing a lot. It may take you a few times before you get it right. When the flame is “ALMOST” out dunk it in the ice water. You will hear a cracking noise. THIS MEANS YOUR GLASS IS CUT… If you mess up and your glass did NOT cut, take the string off and apply a new one. You can’t use the same string twice.

Super Amazing! Now... How to reattach...?

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