Make Spooky Halloween Ghosts

by DIY Maven

ghost in chair 1pg Spooky halloween ghosts.

I am so happy to be posting this how-to! I found it about 10 months ago, and have been waiting for an opportune time to post it. The only thing is, I wish the picture was larger, because I don't think it does the outcome justice. Oh, well. It's still a great way to add some spooky

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The Great Pumpkin Guide

by DIY Maven

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Have you noticed that pumpkins are popping up everywhere? And the variety is unbelievable! Generally speaking, most people just identify them by their defining characteristics, like, 'Gimme one of those bumpy ones.'  However, if you REALLY want to impress your friends and the people at the garden store, then you might want to brush up on the actual names of the pumpkins available. One of my favorite local garden centers, Bachman's, has a...

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DIY 4th of July Corn on the Cob Holders

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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Honestly, I couldn't wait until tomorrow to show you how to make your own Fimo clay corn on the cob holders. You'll need to hustle on over to Michael's or Hobby Lobby to load up on patriotic colored Fimo clay.  I'm sure the FDA wouldn't approve, but you're not going to be ingesting anything that has been in contact with the Fimo, unless you eat corn cobs. Here's what you need:

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Make Root Beer Float Cupcakes

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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The conversation in my upholstery classes often roams into the land of sweet, unusual, and delicious recipes. We spend a lot of time discussing the latest from The Smitten Kitchen. Finally I had to see it for myself. You'll love the magazine-quality photography as well as the side commentary on all sorts of cleverly turned recipes. I've actually been daydreaming about these Root Beer Float Cupcakes; a perfect portable combination of chocolate cake and a root beer float.

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Ten Ways to Make Your Mom The Happiest Mom on Earth

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 05/05/2010

Don't fret for a moment about what to get your mom for Mother's Day. The best thing you can do is to spend time with her (no irritation or annoyance allowed), or have a nice, relaxed conversation with her.  No store bought card or pot of flowers will touch her heart as much as your efforts to express your sincere appreciation for her, past and present. To help you get started, here are ten mostly free ideas to choose from that are guaranteed to make your mom happy. 

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Make an Itty Bitty Bunny from Little Socks

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 04/01/2010

Bunnies are adorable and bunnies made out of little baby socks are even cuter. You can wow the kids and adults alike at Easter dinner by pulling out a pint sized bunny for each guest, your little Easter present to all.

Elsiemarley makes this look so easy. You only need a few items to whip up a

lil basket o' bunnies from itty bitty leftover baby socks. Hey, it's a green craft too.

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Mr. Mod's Souped Up Bunny Cake

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 03/26/2010

Foodie Fridays have made me feel all Home Ecky. However, it's Mr. Mod who's the baker around here. In response to my nagging, he agreed to supervise my attempt at baking by lending me the secret to his souped up German Chocolate Cake recipe. We started with a boxed German Chocolate cake and then turned it all creamy rich and dark chocolate-y. As if that's not enough, we've turbo-texturized the canned coconut pecan icing too.

The bow tie and other details are done with a simple butter cream icing tinted with food coloring. I was shooting for lavender, but we ended up with a preppy looking bunny.

Ready? Here we go...

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