Creative home design ideas by janeclauss.com? Biggest Lesson of National Crafting Month? Wrapping it up in a big bow, Craft Month is a perfect time to explore your creative side. Even if you never thought of yourself as the crafty kind, this is the perfect time to dive in. You never know, you might just awaken your inner crafting giant. There’s only one way to find out – get crafting! Why Crafting Is Cool? With the maker’s movement sweeping the nation, crafting is the “in” thing to do. Living in the modern digital age, people are finding that getting more hands-on and adding a handmade touch to everyday life, is more satisfying than just pressing a button and ordering it on-line. Plus, finished handmade projects make great social media posts and allows for bragging rights too!
Hoops dreams start with delicious food. Create specialty appetizers like a basketball cheese ball, high-tops used chip and dip bowls, referee utensil holders, and then make little signs to put next to the foods and give them a name the “7 layer Layup Dip”, “Double Dribble Sliders”, “Jump Shot Mini Dogs”, or a “Scoreboard Cookie Cake”. The easiest way to make the food as creative as the theme is to use your favorite recipes and give them a basketball twist! Good Old-Fashioned pancakes ? Peanut butter is a favorite flavor for so many people. Simply whisk in a smooth mixture of part peanut butter, part water blend to your traditional pancake ingredients and top with your favorite syrup. That is peanut buttery good!
DIY ideas by janeclauss.com: If you’ve got a mom who loves to hit the mat, go for a run, or swing her way to fitness on the court, these easy do it yourself ideas will make her endorphins run even higher. Give her a collection of items she will find handy for her workouts like a yoga mat holder made from long piece of ribbon, a crochet a water bottle holder, and a head band from an old t-shirt. If mom likes to be spoiled, create the perfect day starting with breakfast in bed served on a custom tray table runner using fabric and an iron-on greeting, along with a chalk board coffee mug for a personalized message. Read additional information on home decor ideas.
Tasty food recipes by janeclauss.com: Since an orange is the perfect color to masquerade as a pumpkin, it makes the perfect jack-o-lantern. To carve an orange, slice the top off first then scoop out the insides. Once it’s clean give it a quick rinse in a bleach bath to help preserve the rind. Using a hobby knife cut out the eyes and mouth. You can fill these cutie-pie pumpkin impersonators with grapes for a snack bowl for the kids or illuminate them with a tea light. Are they mini pumpkins or are they oranges? That’s what your friends will be asking with this DIY delight.
Jane is a do-it-yourself maker with contagious enthusiasm, a rip-it-apart and remake it sense of humor, and a bigger is better attitude; all on the rocks with a twist and olive! She contributes her UpCrafting tips as a BROTHER Sews Ambassador and she contributes to the monthly ENJOY Magazine, and the popular DIY site FaveCrafts. She also adds her artistic talents as a DIY features expert on television programs including: NBC’s The TODAY Show, FOX Chicago’s, WCIU’s You & Me This Morning, ABC’s Windy City Live, FOX 17 Morning Mix, Peachtree TV Atlanta and so many more across the country. Read more info on Jane Clauss. Jane is the founder of LIVE. LOVE. LIFE. Foundation a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raise funding for rare degenerative brain disease research and create awareness for brain donation.