How to craft the perfect Valentine’s Day frame

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s no better time than now to start planning your homemade present. This Valentine’s Day, I was thinking of putting a collection of my photographs together, shot from a Canon EOS Rebel T21 Digital SLR camera. At first, I wanted to purchase a couple picture frames for this project when I thought “why not make them myself?” For elaboration, you can draw, paint, or incorporate some scrapbook embellishments you have laying around and insert a nice picture/s of you and your significant other. You can go for something as creative as beach […]

How to Clean and Polish Your Jewelry

Whether all your jewelry is new or you have mostly vintage rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, you’re going to want to know how to clean your possessions every once in awhile. Ultimately, how you clean your jewelry will depend on what it is made of (gold, silver, pearls, diamonds). Jewelry Store Cleaning Many stores offer a free cleaning of jewelry that you purchased from them. By all mean, take advantage of this service if you can, but if you can’t, then you should know how to clean your jewelry at home—and without harsh chemicals. Rest assured that you can clean […]

Upcycle old jeans into a jacket

  Guest Blogger: Stephanie Albright from My ‘Lil Pumpkin Patch You’ve probably seen all kinds of “up-cycled” projects all over the internet. By “up-cycle,” I mean taking one item and making something else out of it. For example, buy a men’s sweater at the thrift store and turn it into a cute dress for a toddler girl, or some old drapes could be made into reusable brightly colored handbags. There are many ideas for up-cycling on the internet these days. This past month, as I was sorting through my craft stash and trying to down-size, I came across a pair […]

DIY candy cupcakes

Making cupcakes is right for just about any occasion and who honestly doesn’t like cupcakes? You can embellish them up and down, fill its center with something sweet or leave them as is and top them with decorative frosting, candies, and so much more. These days, chefs and expert bakers are sprucing up their cupcakes designs better and more creative than ever before! Prepare the perfect, scrumptious candy cupcakes with these 7 easy steps! What you’ll need: Silicone cupcake mold Cake mix Cupcake icing Kitchen oven Cupcake liners Decorative candy Optional: Ice cube molds What to do:  The easiest way […]

How to make cupcake cones

  If you’re planning to make cupcakes for a party but want to make something more creative and interesting, making cupcake cones can be your answer! You can use store bought ingredients and have fun decorating them as you wish. Here’s how. Supplies needed Cupcake mix Ice cream cones Electric hand beater Spout mixing bowl Cupcake pan Directions Set up your ice cream cones in a cupcake pan, as in the picture above. In a bowl, beat together your wet ingredients and set aside. Add all dry ingredients into your spout mixing bowl, which will make for easy pouring later. […]