Monday, November 21, 2011

DIY Snowflake Hurricanes

I got my Martha on today!  We are off all week due to Thanksgiving, so I'm enjoying some free time to scratch the surfface on my craft list.

I came upon this project in the Martha Stewart 2011 Holiday Handbook. She did a beautiful winter wonderlad sceen, but I wanted something a little more simple.

Here is what you will need.

glue with a fine point
glass hurricans
templet of desired design
tape and glitter

Cut out your template and tape to the inside of the glass.

Next trace with gule and sprinke on the glitter liberally.

Move the templet around and make as many snowflakes as you would like. I did three, but you could go the whole way around.

Continue on with the others. After all three are done, they will need to sit and dry for a few hours.

As you can see there are a few spots where the glue lines were not so clean. Here is a tip: If you let it dry all the way you can just use an x-acto knife or a sharp thin edge to gently clean it up.

Dust off the remaing glitter and your done. I LOVE the way they came out!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Three Simple and Free Place Card Ideas for Thanksgiving

I rounded up some items from around the house and outside to come up with three simple and free place card holders for the up and coming holidays.

The first is one of my favorites. They can be used for wine tastings, dinner parties or Thanksgiving dinner. Easy as saving a few corks for the bottles.

Cute little pine cones. Give a nice earthy feel to the table.

Nothing says fall like apples! I gathered a few colorful leaves and wrote the names on them in
gold pen. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oven Pancake

This is a great one for those of you who like breakfast for dinner. It's called Oven Pancake. It's simple, fast, and super addicting! I use strawberries tonight, but it is great with raspberries and blue berries too.

Oven Pancake

¼ cup raspberries
¼ cup blueberries
3 tbls. Butter
3 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup flour
¼ tsp. salt
½ tbls. Vanilla (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Melt butter in a glass 9 in. pan round or square. In a medium mixing bowl combined eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla. Whisk together till smooth. Pour in pan with melted butter and add fruit of your choice. I love mine with fresh raspberries and blueberries.

Bake for 20 min.

Cut and serve with a little maple syrup and enjoy!