Every year I set lofty goals for what I want my Halloween costume to be. I daydream that my costume will be obscure, creative, witty, complicated, unique... What inevitably ends up happening is that Halloween weekend rolls around and I'm still scrambling for inspiration. This year, I grabbed an inexpensive palette of face paint from the costume store so I'd be ready for any last-minute parties that creep up on me. If you're in the same perfectionist-steered boat and can't settle on ideas until it's almost too late, here are five last-minute Halloween costumes that only require face painting. Easy enough.
If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color. Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment.
So, maybe you don't have time to bake crazy shapes into your cupcakes but you still want 'em to have a little pizazz. Well, hold the phone, you're in luck! This simple technique will have you seeing (or would that be eating?) rainbows in no time!
Kaitlin from WhiskKid has got a few things figured out: 1) cakes should always be created from layers; 2) the more thin layers, the better, as they allow for more frosting; and 3) if you're gonna have crazy layers to support the frosting, you might as well make those substrates amazing.
Check out any 'design on a budget' book. When pursuing the question "what's the biggest 'bang for your buck' in home decor?" the authors will almost always answer, "a $20.00 can of paint." And is turns out, they're right.
Case in point: Maddylane's rainbow-coated garden furniture redo, with a lovely chocolate trim. Just look at the photo below for the contrast in color and texture. The worn, water-soaked wood from before looks dingy and...
I've seen swirly, colorful cakes before, but this one takes it....the cake, I mean. To make it even better, it's low-cal.