i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns. used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot by heidi
heidi
heidi i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns. used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot
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My Mom's Christmas Present!

I used two embroidery hoops. For bigger wreaths use 12' and 10' hoops. My craft store was out of the larger hoops so I used 8' and 10' hoops. I used approximately 64 crayons and hot glued them from the outer hoop to the inner hoop. After glueing the crayons I threaded the ribbon throughout the wreath and added the sign I found at a local dollar store. Easy and Fun project that teachers are for sure to Love! :) by andimy
andimy
andimy My Mom's Christmas Present! I used two embroidery hoops. For bigger wreaths use 12' and 10' hoops. My craft store was out of the larger hoops so I used 8' and 10' hoops. I used approximately 64 crayons and hot glued them from the outer hoop to the inner hoop. After glueing the crayons I threaded the ribbon throughout the wreath and added the sign I found at a local dollar store. Easy and Fun project that teachers are for sure to Love! :)
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Melted Crayon Art  canvas, 64 count & 24 count box of crayons (or more if you are sticking with a specific set of colors) and hot glue.  1. by purple swan
purple swan
purple swan Melted Crayon Art canvas, 64 count & 24 count box of crayons (or more if you are sticking with a specific set of colors) and hot glue. 1.
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Vegetarian Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole. I used red pepper,half an onion, substituted a dash of curry powder for the garlic and cumin. I couldn't find the chilis, so I bought canned jalepenos, took out the seeds and rinsed them and only did one layer on the bottom. Overall a SUPER filling dish. I liked the heat the jalepenos brought to it. Served tortilla chips on the side to use to scoop it up. Overall a cheap and pretty easy one dish meal. by tamika
tamika
tamika Vegetarian Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole. I used red pepper,half an onion, substituted a dash of curry powder for the garlic and cumin. I couldn't find the chilis, so I bought canned jalepenos, took out the seeds and rinsed them and only did one layer on the bottom. Overall a SUPER filling dish. I liked the heat the jalepenos brought to it. Served tortilla chips on the side to use to scoop it up. Overall a cheap and pretty easy one dish meal.
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Melted crayon art. My daughter loves princesses, but I didn't want her room too "Disney-ish" so I googled "princess silhouettes" and printed the pictures from my printer. I took the printed image and cut it out of contact paper. Next, on the canvases, I stuck down the image, hot glued the crayons to the top and melted the crayons all the way to the bottom, peeled off the contact paper and was left with the silhouette. I had to touch up some edges with white paint, but they turned out well. by wylene
wylene
wylene Melted crayon art. My daughter loves princesses, but I didn't want her room too "Disney-ish" so I googled "princess silhouettes" and printed the pictures from my printer. I took the printed image and cut it out of contact paper. Next, on the canvases, I stuck down the image, hot glued the crayons to the top and melted the crayons all the way to the bottom, peeled off the contact paper and was left with the silhouette. I had to touch up some edges with white paint, but they turned out well.
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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls from sixsistersstuff.com! ****LYNDSAY'S TAKE: Are you kidding me? My family loved these! We did one pepperoni and another one we did Hawaiian (I did put a small amount of (homemade) marinara sauce on the bread). Also, used homemade pizza dough. Another cheap, easy and quick dinner and ALL the kids liked it! by marjorie
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marjorie Pepperoni Pizza Rolls from sixsistersstuff.com! ****LYNDSAY'S TAKE: Are you kidding me? My family loved these! We did one pepperoni and another one we did Hawaiian (I did put a small amount of (homemade) marinara sauce on the bread). Also, used homemade pizza dough. Another cheap, easy and quick dinner and ALL the kids liked it!
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Baked peanut butter oatmeal - previous pinned said " I literally let out a small moan of bliss upon the first bite. AMAZING! Served with milk and sliced bananas. Good alone, smelled fantastic while cooking. Easily doubled the recipe." by mmonet
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mmonet Baked peanut butter oatmeal - previous pinned said " I literally let out a small moan of bliss upon the first bite. AMAZING! Served with milk and sliced bananas. Good alone, smelled fantastic while cooking. Easily doubled the recipe."
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Fun tray, I put on the tray scrapbooking paper from different colors and sizes, crayons,markers, dot a dot art marker,small squares of by tanisha
tanisha
tanisha Fun tray, I put on the tray scrapbooking paper from different colors and sizes, crayons,markers, dot a dot art marker,small squares of
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Per poster: used ClosetMaid storage items from Target. I have a small bookshelf, four drawers and cupboard and we painted a 2'x6' peice of plywood for the top. The whole project cost about $75 and took one afternoon including the shopping! The ClosetMaid system made a counter height desk so I sit on a stool but I use my desk for scrapbooking and end up standing most of the time anyway. by faith
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faith Per poster: used ClosetMaid storage items from Target. I have a small bookshelf, four drawers and cupboard and we painted a 2'x6' peice of plywood for the top. The whole project cost about $75 and took one afternoon including the shopping! The ClosetMaid system made a counter height desk so I sit on a stool but I use my desk for scrapbooking and end up standing most of the time anyway.
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DIY crayon candle00*2 boxes of crayons (I didn’t use the browns, grays, or blacks)  *mason jar (I pictured two thinking I had enough crayons for both but didn’t)  *Waxed wick (found that at Hobby Lobby)  **Preheat oven to 200 degrees.** Make sure and pack the crayons in so you leave as little open space as possible.  This really isn’t that important if you don’t plan to melt the crayons by tabitha
tabitha
tabitha DIY crayon candle00*2 boxes of crayons (I didn’t use the browns, grays, or blacks) *mason jar (I pictured two thinking I had enough crayons for both but didn’t) *Waxed wick (found that at Hobby Lobby) **Preheat oven to 200 degrees.** Make sure and pack the crayons in so you leave as little open space as possible. This really isn’t that important if you don’t plan to melt the crayons
so crafty
need some good stability ball workouts now that I finally took mine out of the box lol! by mavrica
mavrica
mavrica need some good stability ball workouts now that I finally took mine out of the box lol!
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143 behind my ear, took only a couple minutes to do and I could hardly feel it! 143 means I love you, it’s the number of letters in the words. 143 is my number, and has shown up in tons of places in my life, even my math homework! My nickname is even b143. My boyfriend and I use 143 as a little inside way of telling each other that we love one another. And I also just found out my dad and step-mom used 1437, I love you forever, as a code between by baileymarie1034
baileymarie1034
baileymarie1034 143 behind my ear, took only a couple minutes to do and I could hardly feel it! 143 means I love you, it’s the number of letters in the words. 143 is my number, and has shown up in tons of places in my life, even my math homework! My nickname is even b143. My boyfriend and I use 143 as a little inside way of telling each other that we love one another. And I also just found out my dad and step-mom used 1437, I love you forever, as a code between
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My fam command center. All items purchased from Ikea, Target, and Micheal's dollar bins.  Used for my kids busy days, bills, and important date/to-do's.  Added a touch of my husband by placing a keyholder gift from his dad. All push pins, just hot glued paper flowers found on clearance for a buck (12 pk). Fave is the picture frames up top. $1.00 find for all four, used scrapbook items I already had. I cut out everything myself and just added sticker letters. Everyone who has seen them think they're store bought! Set up in a small unused corner in kitchen/dinning area leading out to sunroom. by tammi
tammi
tammi My fam command center. All items purchased from Ikea, Target, and Micheal's dollar bins. Used for my kids busy days, bills, and important date/to-do's. Added a touch of my husband by placing a keyholder gift from his dad. All push pins, just hot glued paper flowers found on clearance for a buck (12 pk). Fave is the picture frames up top. $1.00 find for all four, used scrapbook items I already had. I cut out everything myself and just added sticker letters. Everyone who has seen them think they're store bought! Set up in a small unused corner in kitchen/dinning area leading out to sunroom.
In and Around the Home
Olive Garden Meat Sauce This sauce is so good and super simple. I doubled and used a pound of italian sausage. -mp by AudraL
AudraL
AudraL Olive Garden Meat Sauce This sauce is so good and super simple. I doubled and used a pound of italian sausage. -mp
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diy stencil rug idea.  Did this to an old IKEA run in our dining room but used a herringbone pattern.  First coat took a lot of paint but it turned out good and and easy to clean up. by joyce
joyce
joyce diy stencil rug idea. Did this to an old IKEA run in our dining room but used a herringbone pattern. First coat took a lot of paint but it turned out good and and easy to clean up.
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I just took this Pineapple Angel Food Cake out of the oven. It just takes 1 Box of Angel Food Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker) and 1 20 oz by Soy
Soy
Soy I just took this Pineapple Angel Food Cake out of the oven. It just takes 1 Box of Angel Food Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker) and 1 20 oz
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Spicy Dragon Noodles - My Notes: very yummy and very easy. I halved the Sriracha and red pepper flakes to keep the heat down. I also like a little more sauce so I doubled it for this recipe. Added a grated carrot and purple cabbage strips because I had it on hand. Dave really liked it and it took less than 30 mins to make!  SO EASY! by beverlyh
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beverlyh Spicy Dragon Noodles - My Notes: very yummy and very easy. I halved the Sriracha and red pepper flakes to keep the heat down. I also like a little more sauce so I doubled it for this recipe. Added a grated carrot and purple cabbage strips because I had it on hand. Dave really liked it and it took less than 30 mins to make! SO EASY!
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OK... sprayed some no-stick spray on the baking pan you see in the picture. Browned a pound of ground beef with 1/2 diced onion and some chopped green onions. Drained it. Added about a cup of water and a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning mix. Got a 27 oz can of "El Mexicano Chili for Rellenos" and drained them, rinsed them, pulled them into small strips with my fingers. (Fresh Poblano peppers would probably make this even better). Combined 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, fat-free milk (would have used whole milk but we had fat-free milk on hand) in a separate dish and whisked that all together. Added a small can of green chilis to that flour/milk mix along with another 1/2 diced raw onion and a little more chopped up raw green onion. Put a layer of chilis on the bottom of the baking pan shown in the picture. Ladel some of the egg/milk/onions mixture on top. Add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and "mexican blend shredded cheese". Now add another layer of the chilis... another layer of egg/milk/onions stuff, another layer of shredded cheeses. I made a total of 3 layers like this. Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, then added a small can of sliced black olives and put it on a high broil for 4-5 minutes. Let it sit 20 minutes or so and serve it up. We topped it with sour cream and some homemade poblano/jalapeno hot sauce I'd made last weekend.  Oh yeah... of course I spooned in some of the seasoned/browned ground beef on each of the 3 layers, too... heh heh... kind of an important part of the recipe.  One other thing...  I also tore up two large flour tortillas into bite-sized pieces and added those in to the dish as I was building up the layers. by dollie
dollie
dollie OK... sprayed some no-stick spray on the baking pan you see in the picture. Browned a pound of ground beef with 1/2 diced onion and some chopped green onions. Drained it. Added about a cup of water and a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning mix. Got a 27 oz can of "El Mexicano Chili for Rellenos" and drained them, rinsed them, pulled them into small strips with my fingers. (Fresh Poblano peppers would probably make this even better). Combined 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, fat-free milk (would have used whole milk but we had fat-free milk on hand) in a separate dish and whisked that all together. Added a small can of green chilis to that flour/milk mix along with another 1/2 diced raw onion and a little more chopped up raw green onion. Put a layer of chilis on the bottom of the baking pan shown in the picture. Ladel some of the egg/milk/onions mixture on top. Add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and "mexican blend shredded cheese". Now add another layer of the chilis... another layer of egg/milk/onions stuff, another layer of shredded cheeses. I made a total of 3 layers like this. Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, then added a small can of sliced black olives and put it on a high broil for 4-5 minutes. Let it sit 20 minutes or so and serve it up. We topped it with sour cream and some homemade poblano/jalapeno hot sauce I'd made last weekend. Oh yeah... of course I spooned in some of the seasoned/browned ground beef on each of the 3 layers, too... heh heh... kind of an important part of the recipe. One other thing... I also tore up two large flour tortillas into bite-sized pieces and added those in to the dish as I was building up the layers.
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Crockpot Quinoa Chili.  I made this 10/2013.  This recipe was super easy, and it made a ton of food.  I doubled the spices,  added a chopped bell pepper, and used fire-roasted diced tomatoes and tomatoes with hot chilies to spice it up.  (Still not too spicy with the other ingredients to tone it down.). Topped with cheddar or Romano cheese.  I will definitely make this over and over again. by aisha
aisha
aisha Crockpot Quinoa Chili. I made this 10/2013. This recipe was super easy, and it made a ton of food. I doubled the spices, added a chopped bell pepper, and used fire-roasted diced tomatoes and tomatoes with hot chilies to spice it up. (Still not too spicy with the other ingredients to tone it down.). Topped with cheddar or Romano cheese. I will definitely make this over and over again.
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Very large box of used crayons!!!  I have an idea!! by thebigbiglemon
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thebigbiglemon Very large box of used crayons!!! I have an idea!!
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this is the earring/headband holder I made a few years ago. All I did was find a picture frame that I liked {I found a vintage inspired one at marshalls}, took out the glass and then staple gunned chicken wire to the back of the frame. {you have to cut the chicken wire to the specific measurments for your frame first} After I did that I gave a quick coat of vintage cream color to the frame and took some sandpaper and just kinda scratched up the by queen
queen
queen this is the earring/headband holder I made a few years ago. All I did was find a picture frame that I liked {I found a vintage inspired one at marshalls}, took out the glass and then staple gunned chicken wire to the back of the frame. {you have to cut the chicken wire to the specific measurments for your frame first} After I did that I gave a quick coat of vintage cream color to the frame and took some sandpaper and just kinda scratched up the
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Ronda Palazzari Fiercely Loving On this Art journal page, I used more of the deli paper gelli prints.  This time I cut the squiggles print out in the shape of a heart.  Did you notice the Moroccan Stencil spray painted on the background or the yellow squiggles placed around the page?  I had another small ampersand left over and thought it would finish the page nicely. by maryanne
maryanne
maryanne Ronda Palazzari Fiercely Loving On this Art journal page, I used more of the deli paper gelli prints. This time I cut the squiggles print out in the shape of a heart. Did you notice the Moroccan Stencil spray painted on the background or the yellow squiggles placed around the page? I had another small ampersand left over and thought it would finish the page nicely.
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This is my daughter's second zebra striped room. The first was hot pink. I'm getting very good at zebra stripes. I did it by googleing images of zebra stripes, found the one I liked and printed it off. I then put it in a projector and shined it on the wall. You have to work in the dark outlining and then filling in the stripes but it turns out great! by leona
leona
leona This is my daughter's second zebra striped room. The first was hot pink. I'm getting very good at zebra stripes. I did it by googleing images of zebra stripes, found the one I liked and printed it off. I then put it in a projector and shined it on the wall. You have to work in the dark outlining and then filling in the stripes but it turns out great!
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Baked chili cheese dogs for Super Bowl Sunday ! The boys loved it ! I used homemade chili and Dijon mustard Next time I will wrap in bacon  and BBQ the hot dogs first cause I like the texture and maybe a sour cream/ horseradish drizzle to fancy it up. Hubby thinks jalapeños on top would be a good addition ( I used green onion ) by carmen
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carmen Baked chili cheese dogs for Super Bowl Sunday ! The boys loved it ! I used homemade chili and Dijon mustard Next time I will wrap in bacon and BBQ the hot dogs first cause I like the texture and maybe a sour cream/ horseradish drizzle to fancy it up. Hubby thinks jalapeños on top would be a good addition ( I used green onion )
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mixing blacks- I always mix my blacks making a much richer color than what comes out of a tube. Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Phthalo Green mix is the combo that  I use  most. by shawn
shawn
shawn mixing blacks- I always mix my blacks making a much richer color than what comes out of a tube. Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Phthalo Green mix is the combo that I use most.
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fresh look kitchen - get rid of the typical whites/ browns/blacks - try a fresh green :) by llSofiell
llSofiell
llSofiell fresh look kitchen - get rid of the typical whites/ browns/blacks - try a fresh green :)
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Strawberry banana baked oatmeal--MADE IT--Used mixed, frozen berries.  Good recipe!  Easy and quick--took 5 minutes to mix it up, then it baked for 30 while I cooked the rest of the meal.  Do not double sugar. by ebony
ebony
ebony Strawberry banana baked oatmeal--MADE IT--Used mixed, frozen berries. Good recipe! Easy and quick--took 5 minutes to mix it up, then it baked for 30 while I cooked the rest of the meal. Do not double sugar.
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Jenny has used some of the best colors out there like Palladian Blue, Aegean Teal and Natural Choice and I received a lot of feedback from Jenny’s palette that readers have used and love Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  Next to Palladian Blue, Sea Salt is another really popular and favorite color of readers. by SPEETway
SPEETway
SPEETway Jenny has used some of the best colors out there like Palladian Blue, Aegean Teal and Natural Choice and I received a lot of feedback from Jenny’s palette that readers have used and love Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  Next to Palladian Blue, Sea Salt is another really popular and favorite color of readers.
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took an old window and painted the back using paint and my star stencil. I used both house paint and craft paint that I had on hand. I added a touch of brown to my white because I wanted a more distressed look on my old window. I started with the white, wait for it all to dry then paint blue over the white stars in one thick stroke. Do another coat when it drys if desired. Then paint the red stripes by aurelia
aurelia
aurelia took an old window and painted the back using paint and my star stencil. I used both house paint and craft paint that I had on hand. I added a touch of brown to my white because I wanted a more distressed look on my old window. I started with the white, wait for it all to dry then paint blue over the white stars in one thick stroke. Do another coat when it drys if desired. Then paint the red stripes
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Another pinner said...I took this idea, got a white skirt at the Salvation Army and then used fabric paint to paint spider webs on it. People love it! by Scott V. Stewart
Scott V. Stewart
Scott V. Stewart Another pinner said...I took this idea, got a white skirt at the Salvation Army and then used fabric paint to paint spider webs on it. People love it!
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The stamp velcros on and off. I used a laminated photo for the backside of the postcard, so that it would slide easily in and out of the mailbox. The red flag goes up and down. by freda
freda
freda The stamp velcros on and off. I used a laminated photo for the backside of the postcard, so that it would slide easily in and out of the mailbox. The red flag goes up and down.
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