You thought I was joking about being able to make anything out of a cardboard box??? Made this baby out of two giant Active Panel boxes left over from the Elementary School. I also had my kids help out with the painting, made a fun Thanksgiving break project.
Here’s the progress….wish I was blogging back then, I probably would have taken more pictures!
STEP 1: Heat Olive Oil in your instant pot, saute mode. Brown Chicken and Sausage
STEP 2: While chicken and sausage are cooking, make the Chicken Stock Mixture. Mix chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and cocoa powder and set aside.
STEP 3: Add Onions, Bell Pepper, Garlic, Mushrooms, Chipotle Powder, Brown Sugar, Paprika, Oregano, Tomato Paste and Vinegar to pot. Saute until onions are translucent. Approx. 3 Minutes
STEP 4: Deglaze the Pot with the Chicken Stock Mixture.
STEP 5: Add Crushed Tomatoes and Beans. Pressure cook for 10 Minutes + Natural Release.
Step 6: Prepare Jiffy Corn Mix using the box directions. Add Chili to Skillet to Oven Safe Dish, spread Jiffy Mix and bake for 20-25 Minutes until topping is fully cooked. Serve with Sour Cream, Jalapenos & Cheese.
STEP 1: Bring a Large pot of Salted Water to boil. Cook Pasta according to package directions.
STEP 2: Remove Sausage from Casing, cook until all pink is gone. Approximately 10 Minutes. Once cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
STEP 3: Heat Olive oil in pan. Add Onion, Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes. Cook until onions are translucent. Approximately 5 minutes. Add flour and cook for another 2 minutes.
STEP 4: While veggies cook, place chicken stock and milk in a microwave safe cup. Heat on high for 30 seconds. (Just enough to get the chill out of the milk)
STEP 5: Add Spinach to the pan and stir. Add Chicken Stock/Milk mixture. Cook on medium until sauce is thickened. Step 6: Add Cooked pasta to the pan. If needed you can add some of the pasta water to loosen the sauce. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and basil.
Know a wine lover??? These are super cute and simple to make.
First either hand draw or print out a heart line shape in the size you would like. Mine were as big as I could fit on an 8x5x11 sheet of paper.
Next using a hot glue gun, glue corks to each other following the heart pattern. (ProTip: I laid out corks on the pattern before I started gluing to make sure I had enough corks and to make adjustments anywhere, for a proper fit.)
Finally, I waned to unify the corks by adding some color to the ends. This gives them a finished look! (Optional Step: Add gloss finish)
Believe it not, I actually had a tub of Styrofoam balls that I bought at Home Goods last year….why did I have a tub of Styrofoam skulls you ask….? No idea! I’m sure when I at the time i was convinced that I could make something fabulous with them, NOT! Truth is, they were probably on clearance and I couldn’t pass up the deal.
So, I have a ridiculous amount of craft supplies that are either left over from previous projects/events, bought on a whim, given to me, or simply too cheap to pass up! I keep coming across these items on a daily basis. I pick them up, look at them, wonder what I was thinking and quickly stuff it back in the box! Ugh…!
I thought to myself, I can’t possibly be the only crafter with this problem…..? I came up with a solution that will both help grow my blog, as well as, make use of those unused crafting supplies! Scraps Aren’t Crap is where I take a random object or tool from my craft room and create something, hopefully spectacular, with it! Here goes!!
Problem: Leftover Rectangle Fabric Pieces
Solution: Mini Fabric Hot Air Balloons and Bow Hair Barrettes
I have an abundance of Fabric left over from making masks a couple of years back. I pondered for a long time on what I could do with all these rectangle pieces of fabric in all different patterns, I actually figured out the perfect thing using every possible inch of those darn pieces!!!
I was able to make 1 Hot air Balloon and 4 Barrettes using 2 pieces of these rectangle pieces! Yay!!! I’m super happy with how adorable the Hot Air Balloon turned out, hopefully I can make enough by Christmas….
I’ve been wanting to add invitations to my Etsy shop that match the Hot Air Balloon centerpieces and cake toppers I make. I came up with this super cute Postcard themed invitation. All text is editable via Corjl….my new favorite platform!
Of course I had to add Blue and Pink into the mix….hopefully I can add the rest of the colors this week.
One of the things I love about Corjl is the ability to show your customers a Demo, that way they can see exactly what they are getting before they purchase, so easy.
In keeping with the Luau theme this week, I wanted to share these super simple centerpieces. They are made with real pineapples!
What you need:
Gold Spray Paint
Flat Back Gemstones (Optional)
Step 1: Spray Paint the bottom part of the pineapples using the gold spray paint.
Step 2: Paint the Tops of the pineapples with the acrylic paint that matches whatever glitter you will be using. If you don’t have much time, you can skip this step. PROTIP: Using a base paint where you will be glittering hides any glitter imperfections.
Step 3: Using the glue add your glitter to each leaf top.
Step 4: Embellish with Flat Back Rhinestones using Hot Glue and add Silk flowers to the tops.