How to Colour Easter Eggs

March 19, 2015 in Crafts

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Colourful Easter eggs are not only fun to make, especially if you involve your children, they also add to your home decor and Easter decorating nicely. Using them to place around a bowl of fresh flowers or placing pretty Easter egg on each dinner plate will make your festive decorating easy.

You can get very creative colouring your easter eggs. Some techniques are more complicated than others – but there really are very simple and easy ways to create a nice selection of colourful eggs. Here are few techniques, complete with instructions, that I hope will be helpful to you.

If you print this article, it’ll make it easy to have it with you while you make your Easter eggs with your kids. We’ll be creating 3 types of effects: marble, crayon and sponge styles of Easter eggs.

I’ve also created a list of Easter egg decorating tips that I’ve picked up over the years at the end of the article, if you’ve got any more tips then please leave me a note in the comments!

Marble Eggs

 

You will need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Store bought dye or food colouring
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (for each color)

How to Make it:

  • Mix dye according to package directions
  • Add 1 Tbsp vegetable oil to each color you want to marbleize
  • Dye eggs as directed on dye package
  • When you remove the eggs, the oil will have caused a very nifty marbleized effect

Crayon Coloured Eggs

 

What You Will Need:

  • Crayons
  • Boiled eggs
  • Neon food coloring and white vinegar (optional)

How to Make It:

  1. Be sure that boiled eggs are cool and dry.
  2. Place a double folded kitchen towel and place it on the table underneath child’s hands so if the egg slips out it will have a soft cushion to land on.
  3. Use crayons to draw designs on the egg.
  4. Have kids hold the egg gently so they do not crack the shell.
  5. This step is optional but adds a fun effect. If you like, mix 1 Tbsp of white vinegar into a coffee mug of water (filled ¾ full) then add several drops of food coloring.
  6. Dip the crayon coloured egg into the dye and let sit for about a minute.
  7. Remove and let dry. The dye makes the crayon look brighter, especially if you use neon food colouring!

Sponge Painted Eggs

 

What You Will Need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Acrylic craft paints in the colors of your choice
  • Household sponge
  • Paper towel
  • Small bowl of water
  • Egg holder or empty egg carton

How to Make It:

  1. Soak a household sponge in water, then ring it out completely.
  2. Cut the sponge into several different pieces, enough so that you have one for each color.
  3. Using a paper plate as a palette, squeeze out small amounts of several different colors of paint.
  4. Place an empty egg carton upside down so that you can rest your eggs on it to dry once painted.
  5. Hold an egg in your fingers, and with your other hand, dab a sponge into desired paint color.
  6. Dab the sponge onto a piece of paper towel. The object is to remove the excess paint, but not completely dry it out.
  7. Now dab the sponge directly onto your egg, using any type of random pattern you like. Paint as much of the egg as you can and place it down to dry.
  8. Repeat steps four to six for each egg, using different colors.
  9. For a coloured background with white sponge marks, simply paint the egg a solid color with a paint brush or with one of your sponges. When dry, sponge on a pattern with white paint.
  10. When one side has dried, complete the other side and allow that to dry as well.
  11. Place eggs into an egg holder, or fill a bowl with Easter grass and arrange the eggs atop the grass.

More Easter Egg decorating tips and tricks:

  • To make pastel paints from primary colors, simply add enough white paint until you have reached the shade you want.
  • Use a pair of scissors to round the edge of the sponges. Square edge can make your design look choppy, whereas a rounded edge looks softer.
  • Instead of painting the eggs a solid color, you can always dye them with traditional methods, then sponge paint them with white. This is an easy alternative if you don’t have several different paint colors on hand.
  • Get creative! Make different shapes by cutting hearts or letters from the sponges. Dollar stores will sometimes have shaped sponges in the kid’s bath section.
  • To boil perfect eggs, place into a shallow pan, cover with water and boil gently for three minutes. Turn off heat and cover pan with a tight fitting lid and let sit for 15 minutes. Place pan in sink, carefully drain out hot water and let cold water run over them for several minutes. Turn off water and add several ice cubes and let sit for about 5 minutes more.
  • Try different types of food colouring, and for sure – try neon colors!

I hope you enjoy colouring eggs with your children, these days go by quickly! Please send in your comments, suggestions and pictures to share with the rest of us Moms and Grandmoms!

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How to Make Easter Egg Holders

April 1, 2014 in Featured Articles

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If you don’t feel like getting too involved in decorating Easter Eggs, you can make it easy by just colouring all your eggs in solid colours and creating adorable egg holders.

The best way i could recommend to you is to involve your children and have them colour the egg holders with their crayons of markers – the kids will love making their own holders – guaranteed!

Directions:

  • Print out the template(s) you want to use
  • Colour as appropriate (water colour paints work nice – but have your children select their own method of colouring)
  •  Cut the holders out. (There are three on each template)
  •   You can make an egg decoration — wrap the strip of paper around the egg and attach with a small piece of tape (you may have to trim the ends of the paper depending on how big your egg is.Or:
  • You can make an egg holder — cut a toilet paper roll into a one inch ring.  Glue the strip of paper around the roll and place the egg gently in the ring.  It should stand nicely on the table

 

Here are your templates (please enlarge them to the size that will print desired size on your printer)

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Template #3:

 

Hope you have fun making these Easter Egg Holders – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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Fun Easter Games for Kids

March 31, 2014 in Featured Articles

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easter eggs (284x177) (284x177)It is definitely a good idea to have few games ready for your Easter gathering – especially if there are children present. You can easily have these games organized ahead of time – when I do it, I have little plastic baskets filled with materials for each game ready to go on a moment’s notice. If you decide to do that, you will find out that it is very easy to call the kids together and occupy them for quite a while. And don’t be surprised if adults get involved as well – after all – being competitive is just human nature, even if it involves cupcakes and Easter Eggs!

 

Easter Cupcake Walk

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Materials:

  • Cupcake for each child
  • Numbers taped to the floor
  • Easter basket to hold number call cards
  • Music

 How To Play:

When the music starts the children begin to walk around the room stepping on each of the numbers as they go. When the music stops the children should step on the number closest to them. A number is pulled from the Easter basket and the child standing on that number gets to choose a cupcake and return to their desk. That number is then removed from the floor and the bag. Continue until every child has a cupcake.

Egg Toss

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Materials:

  • Large cardboard with Easter basket drawn on one side and a good size hole cut-out in center of basket, or a few small holes for older kids.
  • Colourful egg-shaped bean bags (Easter eggs)
  • Bucket to hold bean bags
  • Tape to mark distance line

How To Play:

Place cardboard basket a little distance from a wall with a paper box lid on floor to catch Easter egg bean bags. Mark your distance line according to age and skill of children. Line children up behind the line and place a bucket of Easter egg bean bags beside them. Give each child three tries to get their bean bag through the hole. Get all three Easter egg bean bags in and earn a ‘egg-licious’ reward.

Easter Egg Roll

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Materials:

  • 1 hard-boiled Easter egg for each team (maybe a few extras)
  • 1 spoon for each team

 How To Play:

Divide children into teams. The goal is for the first person to roll the egg with the spoon to the end of the course and back. The person hands the spoon to the next person in line and the relay continues until a team finishes.

 

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All About Home Renovation Projects

March 6, 2014 in Household Hints

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home-renovation1This is the time of the year when you start thinking about spring, about cleaning and possibly renovating your home and start looking forward to the challenge. Where should you start? I found this information in a magazine and took out of it what I considered valuable advice – the one that will give you an idea where it is a good idea to start and where best to allocate your budget:

1. Kitchen:

Kitchen is the heart of your home and sometimes all it needs is a fresh coat of paint, change of lighting or just changing outdated cabinet handles. Those are not big costs that will make a difference, but if you are up to larger project, consider your flooring or repainting the cabinets – the more you do, the bigger the focus on the kitchen will be. That is from the centre of entertaining to family dinners and festive holidays.

2. Bath:

According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, kitchen and bathroom renovations remain at the top of the improvement list reflecting in the price of the home. Homeowners usually recoup 75 – 100% of the investment. Best visual appeal belongs to wood cabinets, large stand-up showers, stone floors and countertops – all adding value and appeal.

3. Paint:

When you look around your home, you might just find that room where paint has faded from sun exposure or has dirty hands marks all over. A fresh coat of paint will give you dramatic results with little investment!

4. Flooring:

Gleaming hardwood or tile floors add to both value and appeal to your home. If you decide to replace your flooring, remember to maintain consistency. If you make too many strange transitions and changes in materials, you will loose the impact.

5. Landscaping:

The front of your home is the first thing people see and it is hard not to judge book by its cover. Landscaping will do more than just make the space beautiful. It can extend living space by adding decks and patios, it can provide or increase privacy and reduce noise levels. And a few strategically planted trees could help save on heating and energy costs.

6. Windows:

Very important consideration when you are thinking about renovations. It maybe be a larger investment, but it will be one that will not only improve the look of your home – it will positively reflect in your pocketbook.

7. Plumbing Fixtures:

Brushed nickel, antique brass and oil-rubbed bronze are like jewels in your bathroom and your kitchen. Not only do they look great, they all boast water-saving flow aerators and quick on-off hands free technology.

8. Storage:

If you give it a thought, you will most probably find dead-end spaces under staircases, awkward wall niches and low head spaces in the basement. Converting them into usable space like built-in storage or extra closets will help maximize living space now and definitely appeal to potential buyer should you decide to sell your home in the future.

9. Eco-Friendly Additions:

Investing in eco-friendly elements can definitely yield some very strong returns. Water saving plumbing fixtures, tankless water heaters and eco-friendly products like bamboo, cork and low VOC paints will add value and environmental impact.

10. Consult a Professional:

It may be worth your while to invite a realtor or interior designed to check out your home or consider hiring an architect or contractor for larger renovations. They can provide advice, help you draw up a plan or manage construction. Suggestions on paint colours or furniture placement can go a long way in improving the aesthetic of your home. Remember that a little professional advice before the project begins can help you avoid costly errors later.

 

Hope you enjoyed this information – please send me your comments, your input is always welcomed and much appreciated.

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Prize Winning Tea Biscuits

February 25, 2014 in Recipes

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These biscuits are great with breakfast, lunch or dinner or as a snack between meals! I have used numerous variations of this recipe and I have included some of them for you at the bottom of the instructions. But don’t let that limit you – you can add other items (like chopped ham or bacon for breakfast biscuits) to this recipe and create your very own and special treats!

Prize Winning Tea Biscuits:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of shortening
  • 1 cup of milk

Directions:

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening with 2 knives or a pastry blender, until  mixture is the consistency of course cornmeal.
  3. Make a well in the centre of these ingredients; add liquid slowly.
  4. When all the liquid has been added, stir dough rather vigorously until it comes freely from the side of the bowl.
  5. Turn dough onto lightly floured board and kneed lightly for a few minutes.
  6. Roll or pat out to desired thickness – about 1/2 inch.
  7. Cut dough with a knife or biscuit cutter, place on greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake in a hot oven (450F) for 12 – 15 minutes.

Variations of Tea Biscuits:

Cheese - Decrease shortening to 3 tablespoons and salt to 3/4 teaspoon. Cut in 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese with shortening.

Buttermilk – Decrease baking powder to 2 teaspoons; add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Substitute 1 cup of buttermilk for milk

Fruit or Nuts - Add 1/4 cups of granulated sugar and decrease milk to 3/4 cup. Add 3/4 cup of raisins, currants or nuts with milk.

Whole Wheat – use 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all purpose flour

Update: If you enjoyed this recipe, you may want to check out my Top Ten Biscuit Recipes by following this link:

Top Ten tea Biscuit Recipes

Enjoy!

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Best Ideas For Valentines Day Centerpieces

January 15, 2014 in Featured Articles

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valentines-day-flower-centerpiece3-600x450Beautiful centerpiece will set any table decor off and make it special – the way you want it to. I have written about table setting before and posted number of ideas for various occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving. I really find that checking out different ideas triggers an idea in my head and then it is just a matter of getting creativity take over. Here are 10 of my favourite centerpiece for Valentines Day dinner table – hope they will help you create something very special for your special celebration.

The beauty of this centerpiece is the simplicity of it. Just impressive large rose blooms in a great colour, placed into 2 glasses with a few rose petals around on a while tablecloth

You can cut the letters from styrofoam, paint them in red and trim them with a ribbon. Place a rich bouquet of flowers in the centre, arrange letters and match colour of napkins to the red in letters and flowers – simple and very effective!

Nicely arranges white mums and red leaves around little red candles – all on a white tablecloth will make a simple and elegant centerpiece

Creating a heart using shot glasses and fresh flowers – how unique and very pretty!

 

A combination of red and pink carnations placed in a wider shape vase filled with red candies can be used as a centerpiece or as an added decor for your coffee table of any other place you want to add that special Valentines Day touch to

If you visit your local craft or a dollar store, you will find a good selection of hearts and other decorations already attached on a stick. All you have to do is arrange them with some fresh flowers and you will have a very happy looking centerpiece in no time!

Use a styrofoam heart to attach green leaves cut out from cardboard stock and then fill the heart with fresh roses – how beautiful is that?

This is an incredible simple and inexpensive idea that would be suitable for just about any occassion – turning wine glasses upside down over a beautiful rose bloom and placing a candle of the top – awesome!

The beautiful rose bloom colours really make a difference in creating this centerpiece. Secured by glass beads in a rectangular glass container and decorated with a ribbon and a heart. Easy to put together and beautiful.

The simplicity of this arrangements makes it very effective. And all you really need is a straight glass vase, beautiful fresh blooms and a ribbon.

 

Hope that looking at these pictures helped you to get your creativity going – please send me your comments, suggestions and pictures – your input is welcomed and very much appreciated

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How to Decorate Your Christmas Wreath

November 19, 2013 in Crafts

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You can go to pretty much any store and buy a very nicely decorated wreath. I checked a few yesterday and every one of them had something I would have done differently for one thing – the other thing is that the cost of decorated wreaths shocked me! You can buy a plain green wreath for under $10 – look at the decorated ones and the price tag jumps up to $40 and up! i actually saw a wreath that was selling for $90 and it didn’t even have lights on it! So – here is a solution:

First – go through your Christmas decorations and pick pieces that you would like to have on your wreath – set them aside. Then – venture out into your local store (Walmart will do nicely and you will save a few bucks too) and buy a plain artificial wreath and a basic set of mini lights if you want to light up your wreath. The alternative is taking a walk a picking up evergreen branches and then making a really nice, natural wreath – I am actually thinking about doing that.

Then sit down with all your stuff and start creating your very own wreath! And do not worry or get discouraged – remember that if you are not happy with what you are doing – just change it!

Wreaths can be embellished to achieve a variety of looks. You can add ribbons, ornaments, floral materials – anything that will reflect your personal style and add to the theme of your home Christmas decor.Artificial evergreen wreaths are very easy to decorate – you just simply twist the branches around each item to secure them – or use floral wire or hot glue to do that.

Start with using one item at a time, spacing them evenly around the wreath to achieve a balanced look. Add the large items first and fill any bare spaces with smaller ones. Secure items at  the surface as well as closer to inside of your wreath – that is to achieve a sense of depth.

And if you are going to put mini lights on – put them on first, light them and work your other items around them – you will be able to see better what the final result will be.

Here are a few ideas for you:

Artificial evergreen garland is wrapped around a grapevine wreath. A natural look is created by adding birch bark and twig birdhouses, artificial birds and stems of rose hips.

Santa’s elf wreath is created by wiring a small elf (or choose another of your liking) figurine to this wreath, creating a focal point. Dried fruit slices, cinnamon sticks and paper twist are added to give this wreath a nice country look

Create this elegant wreath by first attaching a gold wire mesh bow to the top and then adding metal ornaments. This wreath works very well with the addition of mini lights.

Village house becomes the focal point on this wreath. Additional springs of greenery, cones and berries add texture and fullness. For the snowy effect, spray artificial snow over polyester fiberfill

 

I think these are beautiful wreaths and consider this: if you are still thinking about how to decorate your tree – extend the wreath decorating ideas  - they could be easily applied to that task!

Hope you have enjoyed this information, please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences – and pictures as well! – your input is very welcomed and much appreciated!

 

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Christmas Decorating Ideas

November 18, 2013 in Featured Articles

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I find that one of the best way for me is to look at what I could call “motivating decor”- pictures that give me ideas what to do as far as making our home festive for the season.

It is helpful to check out a few pictures and get ideas and then consider where you need to decorate, how much room you have and which ideas will make it mos sense. You also need to consider which ideas would negative impact space in your home – you don’t want your family and guests to be negotiating their movements around decorations – that would definite spoil the effect you are trying to achieve. Also consider children and pets, their curiosity and excitement of the season could change you decor in a hurry!

I have picked a few here that may give you ideas you are looking for and added descriptions that may be quite helpful to you:

This works really well when you want to create an unusual centerpiece for your table when not in use. The minilights hang above an arrangement of Christmas Decorative Balls and bring out colours that really accent your decor. I have used this idea in a little different set up – I hung Christmas balls from a lighted ceiling fan at different levels, added decorative snowflakes and when the fan is turned on (low speed only or you will have a tangled mess on your hands!) the effect was beautiful. My little grandson loved it and I am going to use this idea again this year – this time, I will take pictures!

I have tried in the past to introduce different colour to my personal Christmas decor – but there is something special about the traditional red and white – it says Christmas right away! I also find that hanging decorations – I really like these red stars and white snowflakes a lot – makes the room three-dimensional and adds beautifully to the atmosphere. Pick a theme – whether it’s stars, snowflakes to anything else you prefer and carry that idea to adding it to your table. You will achieve a beautiful look without a doubt!And when you add either silver of gold touches, the effect is absolutely beautiful!

This was the year when I decided that perhaps going away from the traditional reds and whites and turning to blue-white-silver combination is worth a try. That year’s motive was angels and I carried it in the decorations through the house. My tree stand in our front window and when lit, it adds to the outside decor beautifully.

We have a short railing from dining room to the upstairs level and I always decorate it, changing the colours of ribbons and adding other elements that go with the current theme. This one is from last year – I added holly berries and red ribbons – of course – the garland is lighted with mini lights. I just love the effect when those are the only lights on since the opposite side of the room has our Christmas tree

This picture took my breath away – this is the description of elegant, romantic Christmas decor if I ever saw one! Simple and very effective for those who are planning a special celebration of the season for two!

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Here is an example of just how effective indoor lights can be – I love the lighted wreath under a lighted garland and all I am thinking is where can I put this kind of an arrangement in my house?

These are just few ideas and I will be adding others – hope they were helpful to you and please send in your comments, suggestions, experiences and pictures! You input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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My Top 10 Smart Solutions

November 5, 2013 in Household Hints

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I am always on the lookout for better ways or money saving ways to do things. And then I share them with everyone. Hope you enjoy these and please feel free to send me yours!

1. Fix candle drips

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Taper candles add a festive touch to your table, but the waxy drips that they can leave on your tablecloth are something you can do without. To prevent them, fill a basin with about a gallon of warm water and 1 cup of salt – stir it to combine. Then submerge your candles in the solution for 24 hours before putting them into their holders. The salt water will create a hard, but transparent outer shell on candle’s surface that melts more slowly than the candle itself, so the waxy drips will become trapped inside. One dip in the solution will last for the candles’ lifetime.

2. Get your blender squeaky clean:

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To make cleaning your blender easy and quick, fill its container halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dishwashing liquid and run it on low for 30 seconds. The blending action will do all the dirty work, so the only thing you will need to do is pour out the dirty liquid, rinse and dry your blender container.

3. Defog your windshield real fast:

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Most mornings you don’t have time to wait for your defroster to kick in. Instead, keep a clean blackboard eraser in your glove compartment. The extra absorbent felt will quickly remove the vision-imparing condensation. Simply wipe he windshield and any fogged up windows and you are on your way!

4. Wash your cat without using water:

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If you have a cat who will struggle and scratch when you try to give it a bath , try this: Wipe her down with an all-natural disposable baby wipes. The moist towelettes will help remove dirt, oil, loose hair and odors from the surface of her coat. Plus – the wipes contain proteins and conditioners that will keep your cat’s hair healthy, warding off excess shedding.

5. Fix for doggy diarrhea:

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Oh yes – there is something very good for this problem! Try feeding your furry friend scrambled eggs instead of his regular food until he feels better. Eggs are easy to digest and deliver a boost of satiating protein. The twice daily dose vetenarians recommend: one large egg (prepare ti without milk or butter) for a 10 lb. dog, 2 eggs for a 20 lb. dog and 3 eggs for a dog that is 50 lbs. or heavier.

6. Help stop leash biting:

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Puppies will often bite and tug on their leashes. Sometimes it is because they are feeling playfull – but you do want them to stop doing it, especially when it’s freezing outside. To tame this habit, combine 2 cups of lemon juice and 1 cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle, shake well and spray on the leash and all other other items your dog likes to chew. The bitter lemon taste will deter him form chomping.

7. Fast and easy way to iron delicates:

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You are about to get dressed when you notice that your silk top is wrinkled. Since you know that the iron’s steam setting might be too hot for the delicate fabric, try this: Wrap am ice cube in a soft cloth and run it all over the garment – then use your iron on warm setting. The slight dampness and warmth will create steam and wrinkles will smooth out in seconds.

8. Best way to store your sewing needles:

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Instead of using a pincushion, stick pins and needles into a wrapped bar of soap and store it in your sewing box. The soap’s fatty acids will lubricate the tips, so the needles will easily glide through fabric.

9. Unseal and envelope without ripping it:

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You just sealed an envelope and forgot to add something – your solution: stick the sealed envelope into your freezer for 2 hours, then gently slide letter opened or butter knife under the envelope’s flap to open, The cold temperature will cause the envelope’s glue to become brittle and crack, so you can open it without a problem. To reseal, simply tape shut, then send your letter on its way!

10. How to remove stubborn cork:

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When you are trying to open a bottle of wine but the cork just won’t budge,m try this: Run the neck of the bottle under hot water for 30 seconds at an angle so the cork stays dry. The heat will cause the glass to expend slightly – just enough to loosen the cork. All you will have to do is give the cork one final pull, pour and enjoy!

 

 

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10 Best Pumpkin Carving Ideas

October 21, 2013 in Featured Articles

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As creative as I may be, this is something I have always needed a little help with. Realizing that it is a good idea to know what I want to create before selecting our pumpkins was a good thing! There are so many sizes and shapes to choose from and what you want the final look to be will be greatly influenced by what pumpkin you select. Also – knowing the steps, having the right tools and – creating a template that can easily be traced with a marker will make the pumpkin carving a real seasonal event for you. I have previously posted step by step guide to the perfect pumpkin – you can check it out on this page:

Guide to the Perfect Pumpkin

And selecting the perfect design is not always easy – I have done some research for you and picked the 10 designs I really liked – None of them look too difficult to create  - the simplest way is the copy the design on a piece of paper first and then use a marker to draw it on your pumpkin. Remember – it doesn’t have to be perfect – carved pumpkins are supposed to be funny!

Here are few on my favorites:

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Traditional pumpkin design may be the best one for you to start with if you are looking for easy, traditional look

This one should be no problem for anyone to copy and make – I love the traditional pumpkins and if you don – go and get it done!

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Easy and cute kitty face – definitely easy to carve and delight for kids!

Kids love this one – and it is very easy to make. Remember to draw it on a large piece of paper and then copy it with marker on your pumpkin. Or – if you are the creative type, draw it on your pumpkin directly!

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This design doesn’t look too difficult to execute and I believe it would get trick or treaters attention!

You just gotta love this one! And I think your Halloween visitors would as well!

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Just have to have some witching presence in your Halloween – this one is really nice and doesn’t look too difficult to make

This one may look a little more difficult, but with the right tools and a little patience I think it would be relatively easy to make. If you try it, please send me a picture!

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If you are going to go for ghosts, you might as well make it a cute one!

Definitely one of my favorite and at the top of my list for this year – adding a little cuteness to the scary day!

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How about a real scary face – make sure you pick a tall pumpkin for this one!

Definitely a unique one and only a little bit scary!

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Why not wish everyone Happy Halloween? This is puts a smile on your face, doesn’t it?

Looks like you need a good sharp knife to make this pumpkin – and of course – some patience. But this really is a great design that will get lots of attention!

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What an awesome design – this one is another one I really love to try this year – don’t you?

Just having a sharp knife, patience and being careful with the thinner lines is all that this one will need!

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Talk about attention getter ! If you make this one – please send me your photos

Love this one – it’s definitely on my “try it” list for this year!

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This one should not be difficult to make at all – have lots of fun this Halloween!

Hope you have a wonderful Halloween and please send me your comments and suggestions anytime! If possible, I would love to get photos of your creations – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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