Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Hello sisters, Lulu here! I have a new BFF and it's name is duct tape. I am a seventh grader and duct tape can be seen around my school. It comes in tons of colors and people use it to cover their binders, make wallets and create bracelets. One of my friends used it to make little bows that she attached to bobby pins to wear in her hair. I had this week off from school and thought I would give duct tape crafting a try. We found our duct tape at Michael's for about five dollars a roll. I decided to try a duct tape flower pen project and OH MY GOODNESS IT WAS HAPPINESS ON A STEM!!!!! Here's how to make a rainbow flower pen.Step One: Measuring the tape
Step Two: To make the petals
Take one 2 inch strip, sticky side up and fold down one corner so that you are left with an "L" of sticky. Fold the other upper corner down leaving just the bottom strip of the sticky "L". Repeat this to make all the petals.
Step Three: Forming the flower
Take a small piece of duct tape and cover the bottom of the pen to create the center of the flower (not shown in picture). Take your first petal and wrap it around the end of the pen. Continue to wrap each petal so the points are staggered.
Once you have finished wrapping your petals....... voila!!
Step Four: Adding the stem
Measure a strip of green tape the size needed to cover the pen from the cap to the base of the flower. A BIC pen uses 4 inches of green tape. Wrap the piece of tape around the pen.
Step Five: Finishing touches
Cut a half inch strip of green tape and cut it into 4 equal squares. Stick the squares to the base of the flower evenly spacing the points.
I have made solid color flowers, flowers using three colors and the rainbow flowers. We actually decided that we like the rainbow flower better starting with purple on the inside and ending with red on the outside. Here are some of my colorful creations!
I can't wait to give these to my friends and family. Don't worry J I'm bringing you a rainbow one tonight!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Last Friday morning, I arrive at work and then suddenly remember that I had to bring an appetizer to Bible Study that night and I had totally forgotten!! Not to worry! I went to a recipe website (click here for the link) that is quickly becoming one of my favorite places for ideas and perused through the selection of appetizer recipes that were up for grabs. I found an idea for some quick and easy Sausage Party Melts that looked yummy and just by chance there was some breakfast sausage in the freezer! Which is quite odd because the Professor (my husband) will not eat any forms of ground meat (due to a traumatic college course on food preparation).
I quickly phoned home and the Professor went to grab some cheese, tomatoes and some cute little rye slices from the store. By the time I got home he had the sausage mixture all ready to go and all I had to do was finish them up!
They were super easy to make and came out looking so yummy. I have included some of my ingredient substitutions below:
~ 1 Pound Sausage
~ 1(8oz) Package Velveeta cheese, cut up
~ 24 slices cocktail rye bread (or regular rye bread cut in half)
~ 3 small fresh tomatoes, chopped (I used cherry tomatoes and cut them in half)
~ Dried Oregano Leave (I was out of oregano, so I used parsley flakes to add in some color)
P.S. Meet the poor kitty that was terrorized by the Marshmallow during his stay with us. Honestly Marsh-mellow! How could you!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
It's simple, it's easy, it's free-spirited and it's FREE! This gift bag is for a baby shower I was invited to.... read on!
how to draw an octopus link
Other great resources for "green" gift wrapping ideas that I love:
Katie at Making this Home goes simple and free
Pretty much everything Sue does at Creative Tryals!
Family Chic is another new read I've found that's all about re-purposing!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Please accept my sincere apologies for this late valentines day blog! We had the flu frenzy over here last week.... right in time for our valentines day getaway to NYC. :) Not. Fun.
anyhooo, here's a quick and cute idea for next year. (Nothing like being prepared! ;) I got this idea from http://latdah.blogspot.com/
Ice Cream Cones
Heart Shaped Paper Punch/Card Stock
Small Hold Punch
Fill cones with filler candy
of your choice....
Place rounded gobs of
Cotton Candy on top.
Hold together securely and place in Cello bag.
Tie with Ribbon and attach heart shaped name tag
Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God;
and every one that loveth is born of God,
and knoweth God.”
~ 1 John 4:7
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