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These frames are easy to make for gifts and can contain a 2 pictures or artwork from a little one. You can obtain these at almost any stores these days and they are really cheap. You take the cardboard insert out and are going to use this as a guide to get a photo or a piece of artwork. If you want to print a photo out measure this and take the dimensions to your desktop publisher to prepare image for printing. If you are doing this from artwork or a photo already printed trace this onto your photo or artwork and cut out. If the photo or artwork isn’t big enough you can add a border to create a tight fit. On the outside you can glue jewels, sewing notions, stickers etc. You can do this on both sides and can add embellishments around the edges.
PICTURE FROM: FaceBook Parent’s Room
Hollow the core out of an apple. Insert carrot with thinnest section facing up and you can trim the ends of this. Stick as many toothpicks into the carrot and apple as you can. Stick kiwi, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe and watermelon pieces on as you can onto the toothpicks. Top with a slice of cantaloupe you have cut into a star. You can also attach pieces of fudge, Hershey’s kisses, Rolos and small chocolates instead of fruit -or why not both – to make a great gift or centerpiece for your Christmas party.
Posted by Jeffrey Scott Thomas in Craft Projects, Dessert, Easter, Edible, Father's Day, Floral Arrangememnts, Food, Fourth Of July, Gifts, Halloween, Holiday, Kwanzaa, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, New years, Parties, Party, Party, Recipes, Snack, St Patricks Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day on April 17, 2012
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 8 straight-sided wide-mouth pint canning jars with lids and rings
- Prepare the cake according to package instructions, or use any cake recipe.
- In pint size, straight-sided wide-mouth jars, put 1 cup of batter in each greased jar. Make sure to keep the rims of the jars clean. Put in preheated oven 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place jars on a cookie sheet to keep from tipping over while baking.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
- While they are baking, have your jar lids boiling in a pan of water. When the cake is done, take one jar out at a time and add the hot lid and screw on your jar ring and let set and cool.
- It will seal as it cools. Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to ‘ping’ as they seal. If you miss the ‘ping’, wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn’t move at all, it’s sealed.
- After it cools it will pull away from the jar and when you are ready to eat, open and pop out the cake and enjoy.
- Unsealed jars should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 2 weeks. Sealed jars may be stored in a freezer.
Icing: If sending this to a loved one include a small amount of icing in a can. If you give this to someone in person you can top the jar with icing right before you give it to them.
If mailing these wrap securely with bubble wrap!
When giving as a gift, top with a ten inch square fabric tied on with a ribbon and tag. You can also attach a little baggie with sprinkles, chocolate chips etc.
- DMC® Needle
- Poly-fil® Polyester Fiberfill
- Celebrate It™ Tulle
- Big Bag Buttons
- Sewing Basket 100 Color Ball Pins
- Quilting Basket Chalk Marking Pencils
- Sewing Machine (Adult Use Only)
- Lay the white felt flat on your work surface and fold in half.
- Draw and cut out ghost pattern. Pin the pattern to both layers of the felt and cut around the edges. Remove pins and discard the pattern.
- Place the top piece of felt in front of you and put the back aside.
- Gather the buttons needed for the face and place beside you. Thread 6 strands of floss onto a needle and knot one end. For each eye, you can sew the 2 buttons on at the same time as shown.
- Sew the middle button of the mouth on first and build out from there.
- Use a chalk pencil to draw the hair swirl before backstitching.
- Cut the patches from neon lime and lavender felt sheets. Make them as big or little as you want. Pin them onto the ghost front where desired. You may choose to overlap them as in the photo. Straight stitch the patches into place. Sew buttons on if you wish.
- When you are done embellishing the ghost, flip the front over and place on top of the back piece. Be sure to align edges and pin them together. Note: The ghost should be pinned together inside-out.
- Have an adult sew the ghost together using the sewing machine, being sure to leave at least a 4-inch wide opening for stuffing.
- Turn the ghost right-side-out and fill with Poly-Fil®. Stitch closed with floss or thread.