One of my favourite things about visiting the Museum was the gum ball machine in the shop - except it didn’t give out gumballs, it gave out crystals! I’ve always had a love of crystals, gems, minerals and all those beautiful things that nature has created. So this DIY immediately caught my eye - and then I saw the part that said ‘no tools required’ and I was hooked! There are lots of shops on etsy selling crystals. My favourites are amethyst, pink druzy and carnelian. Layer them up or wear a single pendant on a long chain.
I love the look of earthy, handmade jewelry. When I save up some money I plan on getting this ring. Sigh. But as you can see, it’s quite expensive! Though these rings don’t have a big ol’ jewel on the top, I still love this DIY because it’s so simple and cheap to make but still has the look.
Can you guess what this faux agate is made from? Don’t look at my tags! OK, so you looked, it’s polymer clay! This is just so cool, and there are so many things you could make with these pretties (other than just as pretty decoration) Think earrings, coasters, pendants, even frame them for art!
DIY Miniature Loom from Fall for DIY.This is a cheap and easy way to weave rather than macrame a small piece for jewelry, a dollhouse etc… I have a loom that my mom gave me that is full size and I had to take classes on how to use it - huge, complicated and back breaking - so I like the idea of miniature weaving.
We all have sweaters we love that after a couple of washes do something weird and are no longer flattering. Over at Fall for DIY you’ll learn how to take one of those sweaters that got tight at the bottom and make it perfectly comfortable and wearable again. All with a zipper! DIY Zip Jumper.
Who doesn’t love apple pie, especially with the snuggly Autumn season approaching? These little apples will give you the satisfaction of dessert without the tummy aches from eating too much! Plus you get to eat out of a tiny apply bowl- so cute!
1 (14.1 ounce) package Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust (use just 1 of the 2 crusts in the box)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice the top off each of your apples and scoop out the inside of the apple. I used a knife and a spoon to hollow out the apple.
In a small bowl, mix the apple pie filling with the cinnamon. Spoon the filling into the well of each apple.
Unroll one pie crust and cut it into fourths; one for each apple. Then cut each quarter into ¼-inch strips.
Lay strips of the dough on top of the apple. Then take one new strip at a time and alternate weaving it over and under the pie strips already in place. Repeat until the top of the apple has been covered. Trim excess pie crust around the edges with a knife.
Place apples in a baking dish and fill with ¼-inch of water. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crust if golden brown. Remove from baking dish and enjoy.
There are some things I just can’t go past when it comes to re-blogging, and anything geode is one of them! Nature is an amazing artist and geodes are truly unique and beautiful. Geodes can be hard to work with though, but not this version - it’s made out of polymer clay and glitter glass encased in a hand twisted gold wire.