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Gum Wrapper Wreath

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diy / In Our Home

I‘m probably aging myself by admitting that a favorite past-time of mine,as a kid, was making gum wrapper chains. I just loved it. Sadly, sticks of gum are not easily found anymore. But colorful paper is and it works just as well. for a tutorial on how to fold click here I cut the heart shape from a box, and wrapped it in pink ribbon; then wrapped it again in gum wrapper chain, rather loosely, […]

Scottish Kilt Placemats

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diy / In Our Home / In the Craftroom

I‘m planning a Burn’s Night’s supper. It happens on January 25th and is a night of literature, revelry and haggis. I thought it might be fun to have place settings that match the theme. Plaid and kilts seem very Scottish to me. these are time consuming, but easy for anyone with basic sewing skills. if you have any questions about the tutorial or method, please leave me a comment and i will get back to […]

Homemade Fire Starters

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I love the chill of winter. The scent of snow and chimney smoke make me swoon. No matter my hurry, a crackling fire shifts me to pause if only briefly. I repurpose simple household items to make these useful goodies. Fire Starters paper egg cartons dryer lint cotton kitchen twine bees wax or leftover candle bits Place the wax/candles in an old can or jar with a wide mouth and place in a saucepan with […]