Diy Night Light


A night light made from jar and disposable cake pan. Such a great idea

You will need: Wide mouth jar – The jar needs to be wide enough to fit the small click light inside, a pickle jar works great, a disposable cake pan, small click light, an awl and scissors. So fun and really easy to make!

Hop on over to Design Mom for full instructions.

Blow-Your-Mind Microwave Popcorn


This is brilliant, why didn't I think of that? Glass bowl + ceramic plate + popcorn kernels = perfectly popped popcorn in the microwave. No bag. No butter or oil. Nothing to throw away afterward. And even no un-popped kernels.

Take 1/4 cup of dry popcorn kernels and place in the bottom of a microwave-safe glass bowl (pyrex is a great choice). Place a microwave-safe plate on top of the bowl. Plate should be wide enough to go beyond the rim of the bowl.

Microwave for 2 minutes 45 seconds. Watch in glory as your popcorn pops perfectly into little puffs of heaven.

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Wispy Ghosts • DIY Halloween Decoration

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A great Halloween decoration. This tutorial creates wonderful wispy ghosts that can easily be used in centerpieces, on door stoops, on hearths, wherever you want to add a touch of Halloween.


  • Cheese Cloth 1 package for every 5 ghosts
  • Plaster of Paris- We made 20 ghosts and used about 10 lbs dry.
  • Assorted Paper tubes - Paper towel, wrapping paper or make your own from old manilla file folders
  • Round objects for head molds - ping pong balls, X-Mas balls, craft balls, burned out light bulbs, etc.
  • masking tape
  • saran wrap
  • Play dough or other clay for support during construction
  • Black Paper - good quality so it won't fade
  • Glue gun and glue
  • LED flickering tea lights

• Make support armatures for the ghosts.
• Make five different sized armatures each about 1" shorter than the last.  Size really depends on how and where you want to display them.
• Ashbee design team reused each armature 4 times and made them strong enough to with stand that.
• Cut each paper tube to the desired height. Ours were 4",5",6",7" 8".

Using masking tape, tape all of the parts of the armature together.

• Use play dough or any type of clay like material you have to weight down the bottom.

Pre-cut the cheese cloth. After some experimenting we found 3 layers of cheese cloth was about perfect for the degree of transparency we wanted.
• Ashbee team cut the cheese cloth to length and the re-folded it to be three layers thick.
• Leave enough cheese cloth to arrange around the "feet" and create a good standing surface.
Let the guys dry over night.
Give your ghost some personality by playing with eye shape or mouths.

Definitely spooky!

Before & After - Rusted Filing Drawers


Take an old piece of furniture like this and give it the metal treatment. In no time at all you can transform it from drab to fab.


You will need:

Plain furniture
Sandpaper – medium grade
Porters Liquid Iron & Instant Rust - 500ml
Small roller
Paint brush

Head over to Tara Dennis for instructions.


Cooks' Helpers

When you're making that quick bread, can you swap a muffin tin for a loaf pan? How many tablespoons are in a cup? Our handy kitchen charts have all the answers. We designed three: baking pan substitutions, measuring equivalents, and candy-making temperatures. Turn each one into a refrigerator magnet or a laminated card. Either way, the information will be at your fingertips.


Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops


Fun and easy to make for the perfect birthday party!


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full directions!