Knock-Off Ballard Designs Burlap Crewel Damask Panel tutorial

Project from ourlifeisblessedbeyondmeasure.blogspot.com

Absolutely beautiful work and so easy. Paint stencil onto burlap to make curtains, table runner or what ever comes to mind!

See the full tutorial right here

How to Make Clothing Buttons

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You can make your own plastic buttons from shrink plastic. Super cheap and easy to make :)

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How to Revive and Regenerate Your Celery With One Easy Technique

Tip of the day.

Did you know that you can turn a stock of limp “trash-worthy” Celery into crunchy, ready-to-eat, stocks and then use the base to grow another stock?

Here is how to do it:

Take the limp bunch of celery and cut all of the stocks off leaving about a 2 inch base.

Put the limp stocks in a wide mouth cup of water.

The stocks will firm up within hours and look as good as new.

Poke a few holes with the knife in the bottom of the base with the tip of the knife. Don’t go crazy with it, just a few.

Then, place the base in a pan of water.

The base will actually grow another entire bunch! This picture is taken after 10 days.

See more brilliant stuff from themamasgirls.com




Give Homemade Holiday Candy Gifts

Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee  See recipe here

Chocolate-Pistachio Apricots see recipe here

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Toffee see recipe here


Camembert Baked in the Box With Garlic & White Wine

This is so worth making because it is so good!

Ingredients

250 g Camembert cheese
1/2 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon white wine

Directions:
 
Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6.
 
Please note; The Camembert must be whole and in it's wooden box.
 
Chop the garlic very finely.
 
Remove the cheese from it's box - take off the wrapping then put the cheese back in the box.
 
Make about 6 tiny holes in the top rind of the cheese and drizzle the wine into them.
 
Sprinkle the garlic on top.
 
Put the lid back on the box and bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, until hot and bubbling.
 
Serve the melted cheese in it's box, dipping in some gherkins or just some nice fresh crusty bread.

Recipe from food.com

Things To Make From Old Rakes

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It is safe to say that rakes are not only for the garden, you can use them as card holder, wine glass holder, for your Jewelry, as candle holder and more. The possibilities are many, as shown in the pictures below.


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Old and rustic rake as Christmas cards holder. Via...

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Rake & button tree. Via...

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Old rake as a wine glass holder

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Super cool idea!

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Beautiful Rake Wreath. Via...

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Shabby chic rake hook

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Jewelry Display from a Rake. Via...

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cups on a rake. Pretty cute! Via...

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Great Christmas decorration

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This is a neat idea to organize your belts

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So rustic and beautiful. Via...

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Old rake as a stocking holder. Via...

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Vintage rake display. Such a great idea. Via...

DIY Ceiling Tulip Lamp

We came across this gorgeous Tulip lamp made with an Ikea lamp as base and white & yellow felt cut into pedals. The website and instructions are in Dutch language. But the picture really speaks for it self.

Full instructions here