DIY Hanging Basket Wood Stand

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Learn how to make this adorable hanging basket wood stand! This is such a simple project and great decorating idea for porch and patio. Hop on over to Shanty 2 Chic for instructions

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Recycled Bottle Monster Crafts

These cute Halloween/Birthday recycled bottle monsters are perfect for holding candy at your next Birthday or Halloween party.

Materials:


2 liter plastic drink bottles(washed and dried)
magic marker
acrylic paints
construction paper
exacto knife
imagination


Directions:

Beforehand, decide what kind of monster you want to make and what colors you need. Sketch a face on paper first.

  1. Draw the face on the bottle with a marker.
  2. Cut out the mouth with an exacto knife.  Cut off the top of the bottle, too to fill with candy. I don't recommend making pointy teeth as they are sharp and can prick a finger.
  3. Paint your bottle and make the eyes.
  4. Add hair or hands with construction paper.
  5. Fill with candy for your Halloween party or put a light inside and watch them glow.

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Rock yard art by Michela Bufalini

There are endless possibilities when using pebbles! Maybe you could give it try.

This amazing pieces are made by Michela Bufalini

See more pebble art right here

Diy Driftwood Photo Display

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Turn 3 pieces of driftwood into adorable photo display! All you need are driftwood sticks, strings, tiny clothespins and photos. Hop on over to Morning Creativity for instructions.

See more great driftwood ideas right here...



Red Velvet Mug Cake

Exactly what you need when you don't want any leftovers to pick on the next days!

Recipe from epicurious.com

Makes 2 mug cakes

1 large egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon liquid red food coloring
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup self-rising flour
Pinch of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cider, white, white wine, or rice vinegar

Preparation

In a large mug, whisk together the egg and oil with a fork. Stir in the food coloring, buttermilk, vanilla, and sugar. Add the cocoa, flour, salt, and vinegar. Beat the batter until smooth. Divide the batter between two mugs. Microwave separately for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes each until risen and firm.

Topping Ideas: Cream cheese frosting, Marshmallow Fluff, whipped cream, fresh berries, red sugar sprinkles, candied pecans, or chocolate shavings.



Almond Ice Milk with Strawberry and Rhubarb

Homemade almond milk! I'm sure it's amazing as ice milk and with the raw strawberry and rhubarb. So lovely!

For the recipe go to  apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com

Make your own dill pickles

Hooray for homemade pickles! Let them wait at least 7 days so the flavors have time to mellow and mingle.

This recipe comes from apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com

Classic Dill Pickles
adapted from the Food in Jars Cookbook
yield, 4 pints of pickles

2 cups apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons pickling salt
8 garlic cloves, peeled
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided
4 teaspoons dill seed, divided
2 teaspoons black peppercorns, divided
1 overflowing pint pickling cucumbers (I think I fit about 4 small cukes per jar)

1. Prepare and sterilize four pint jars, preferably regular mouth. Place the lids in a small saucepan, cover with water and simmer over very low heat.
2. Combine the vinegar, 2 cups water and the pickling salt in a medium pot and bring to a boil.
3. While the brine is boiling, add 2 garlic cloves, 1/4t red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon dill seed, and 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns to each sterilized jar. Trim the blossom ends from the cucumbers, cut them lengthwise into spears and pack them tightly into the jars. Alternately, you can pickle the cucumbers whole.
4. Carefully pour the hot brine over the cucumbers in each jar, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Gently tap the jars on a kitchen towel to release any air bubbles, then use a wooden chopstick to dislodge any remaining air bubbles in each jar. Check the headspace again and add more brine if necessary.
5. Wipe the rims, and apply the lids and rings to the jars. Process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes, then let the pickles cure for at least 1 week before eating.