Tag Archives: crafting

June 30

DIY Raspberry Jam

By: Terra Clarke Olsen Every year I create a list of things to try or do that I’ve never done before, and this year ‘make jam’ made the list. I was finally able to cross it off this past week as I embarked on a jamming marathon. I tried a few different methods and recipes, but […]

November 01

Fall Banana Bread Recipe

Fall Banana Bread Recipe By: Katie Neely Here it is, a banana bread recipe I regularly get compliments on. I add about 2 extra bananas and a extra cinnamon. Make sure the bananas are ripe and brown. Tip: putting them in a paper bag will speed up the ripening process. Prep: 25 min. Bake time: […]

August 23

DIY Deer Earrings

DIY Deer Earrings By: Katie Neely While thrifting for supplies for the Dino Planters, I found several bags of small plastic animals.These earrings are the first of many projects I have up my sleeve. Stay tuned for more projects like this one. Supplies: Small plastic toys Electric drill with 1/16 bit Metallic spray paint Earring […]

July 29

Easy Makeup Brush Storage

Easy Makeup Brush Storage By: Katie Neely Makeup Brushes can be tricky to store. You don’t want them jumbled up in a bag, where their brushes can be ruined, but you don’t want to keep them in a vase where it can be hard to find the one you’re looking for. This is an easy […]

June 26

DIY Frosted Vases

DIY Frosted Vases By: Katie Neely My sister got married this past weekend and we made these frosted vases for her centerpieces. This is a great way to make something inexpensive look like a million bucks! What you need: Glass vases (I recommend Ikea or the Dollar Store) Rubber bands Desired color/frost or glitter spray […]

April 03

Reuse Candle Jars

Reuse Candle Jars (DIY) By Katie Neely What do you do with your used up jar candles? They always have a bit of wax in the bottom and usually get tossed in the trash or that candle that burned all the way down leaving behind tons of untouched wax. Here is a creative way to […]

March 28

Craft Time: Surprise Easter Eggs

Craft Time: Surprise Easter Eggs By: Andrea Cole You know what’s fun? Easter eggs. You know what’s tasty? Chocolate and peanut butter. Know what’s amazing? Chocolate and peanut butter filled Easter eggs. That’s right, we’re filling real Easter eggs with chocolate and peanut butter! Here’s how: Grab the following supplies: For the Eggs: One Dozen […]

March 25

DIY Trekkie Washcloth

DIY Trekkie Washcloth By: Katie Neely Need some nerd style in your kitchen? Here is your next knitting project, Star Trek washcloths. Yarn: Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn or any other worsted weight cotton yarn. Instructions
: Cast on 34 stitches. 1 to 4: Knit 5: K4, p26, k4
6: Knit [and all even numbered rows through row […]

March 15

Nerd of the Week

Meet Heather, a Crochet Nerd Interview by Terra Olsen What are you nerdy for? I’m nerdy for lots of things, including books and movies. At the moment, I’m especially nerdy for crafts! Specifically, crocheting geeky hats. How did you discover nerdy crochet? My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was in gradeschool. I’ve […]

February 19

DIY Pedestal Plates and Bowls

DIY Pedestal Plates and Bowls By: Katie Neely What you need: Candle Stick Holder Plate or bowl Sandpaper E6000 Glue Heavy book If you’re using a glass candlestick holder take sandpaper and file down the rim. This will allow the glass to adhere better to the glass plate of bowl. Apply glue to the area […]

October 04

Dexter Cutcakes

Dexter Cutcakes By: Katie Neely   Since Season 7 of Dexter has kicked off, I thought we would start things off with some Dexter cutcakes, red velvet of course. These can also be used for Halloween parties, scary movie marathons, or anything else where you might need butcher knife adorned cupcakes. What you will need […]