Paper Feathers for the perfect gift wrapping

These feathers are very simple to make. Simply print the template onto your choice of paper colors or printed papers then follow the directions below to complete. Enjoy!


Free Template

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DIY Recipe Book Tutorial. Super cute and affordable Handmade Gift!

Check out this DIY Recipe Book… perfect to keep those favorite special Recipes in one place.

You will need these materials.

See the full tutorial here

Here Comes Trouble! Cafe Lattes Turtle Cake

Recipe from what2cook.net

Ingredients

For cake:

Butter and unsweetened cocoa powder for pans
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. buttermilk
2/3 c. vegetable oil
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. freshly brewed hot coffee
For chocolate frosting:
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. whole milk
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 12-oz. package (2 c.) semisweet chocolate pieces
1 to 2 tsp. freshly brewed hot coffee, optional
1 1/2 c. pecan halves, toasted
1/2 c. purchased caramel ice cream topping


Directions

  1. To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter bottom and sides of 3 9-inch cake pans and line bottom of each pan with parchment paper. Butter the paper; dust pans with unsweetened cocoa powder and set pans aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together egg, buttermilk and oi and reserve. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Using an electric mixer on low speed, gradually add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, beating until combined. Gradually beat in coffee.
  3. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans; layers will appear shallow. (If you only have two 9-inch cake pans, refrigerate 1/3 of the batter while you bake the other two layers. Clean and prepare one of the pans as directed, and bake remaining batter.)
  4. Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, about 22 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool cakes on a wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pans, then invert cakes on racks. Remove cakes from pans. Peel off paper; cool completely.
  5. To prepare frosting: In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and milk. Add butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add semisweet chocolate pieces. Using a wire whisk, stir until smooth. If frosting is too thick or grainy, stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly brewed coffee. If necessary, let frosting stand several minutes before using.
  6. To assemble cake: When the cakes are cool, place 1 cake layer, top-side down, onto a serving plate with a lip. Using an icing spatula or wide knife, work quickly to frost the top of this layer with one-third of the frosting. Arrange one-third of the pecans on top and drizzle with some of the caramel topping. Top with the second layer, top-side down.
  7. Repeat with frosting, pecans and caramel topping. Top with the third layer, top side up. Repeat with remaining frosting, pecans and caramel topping. Chill cake 1 to 2 hours before serving (some caramel topping will ooze from the cake as it chills).

Snow paint

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We found this great method, on how to snow paint objects, from the beautiful Icelandic Facebook page Franska Liljan (French Lilies). Very interesting method that works well on ordinary mason jars, glass, statues, vases and other things.

You will need:

1 dl. White glue

1 dl White acrylic paint

1 dl Baby Powder

Some water

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Direction:

All mixed together in a bowl and stir well to be thick like waffle dough. Then you paint the outside of the object. It needs to be painted three rounds and let dry between, it dries well with hairdryer. Then you can decorate as desired. See more beautiful things on Franska Liljan.

           

Strawberry Stitch Tutorial

Article from crochetmore.blogspot.com

  We have seen  on You Tube at least two designers showing the stitches using Tunisian crochet technique. The one We are about to show you is using tapestry crochet technique in which one or more yarns are carried on top of the previous row and inside the working stitches. To learn more about tapestry crochet read it in here. If you prefer to download the instructions in pdf you can do so here and to watch the videos a friend of  mine at Lyn's Craftt has created, just follow the links below.   

DIY stylish collar

What a brilliant idea! An easy to make stylish collar.

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Stylish shoes makeover

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Add some personality to a pair of plain black shoes with a pretty print, a touch of gold and a button.

You will need
• black shoes with stack heels
• image of your choice
• masking tape
• gold enamel paint
• paintbrush and sponge brush
• thinners
• scissors and pencil
• modge podge
• 2 buttons
• hot glue gun
• varnish

Head over to Idea for the tutorial