diy wardrobe

Power Rangers Cookies


Yields 4 dozen

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Circle cookie cutter
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
Decoration
  • Red, yellow, blue, green, pink, and black royal icing in decorating bags
  • #2, # 4 & #12 tips
  • White & black fondant
  • Metallic bronze food paint
  • Mini football cookie cutter
  • Small fondant rolling pin
  • Fondant roller
  • Wax paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Tape

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk almond meal, flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one a time, mixing and scraping in between each addition, and then add extracts.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Divide the dough into 2 discs, and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.
  7. Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick and then use a cookie cutter to cut out circles.
  8. Place the cookies onto lined cookie sheets and bake for 12 to 13 minutes.
  9. Cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Time to decorate!

  1. With a #2 tip, outline each cookie in a different color of royal icing and then let them dry for a few minutes.
  2. Use a # 4 tip to fill in each cookie with the same color as its outline. Use a toothpick to smooth the icing.
  3. Use your fingers to flatten out bits of yellow fondant and then use the small end of a #12 tip to cut out circles. Pinch two sides of each circle to make it an oval.
  4. Roll out black fondant and cut out mini football shapes. Cut off the pointed ends of the footballs.
  5. Paint each of the yellow ovals bronze and then use royal icing to attach each oval to a black “football”.
  6. Roll out white fondant and cut out small squares. Use a fondant roller to cut out white belts.
  7. Arrange the fondant pieces on top of each cookie and then use a circular cookie cutter to cut the excess fondant. Remove the excess.
  8. TaDa! Go Go Power Rangers Cookies!
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Some simple ways to bring colour to a boring white room.

Collect wine corks from family and friends! Or go to a flea market and dip old spoons/forks/whatever seems interesting in paint.

Use tacks to create your own night sky, or pin/stick some wrapping paper to the back of bookshelves or wardrobes.

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Build Your Wardrobe : The Pencil Skirt Tutorial by Shun D.

Link: https://youtu.be/rmoN7Tsd63k

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H I G H ◦ F A S H I O N ◦ F O R ◦ L E S S

It’s getting warmer here and I’ve been thinking how am I going to layer things up without over heating but still look layered? Well I thought, you see long draped, flowing, cut up stuff on the runway all the time. It’s probably so easy to make well it is! So here it is.

Oversized Ribbon Scarf inspired by Astralizey’s Arm Knit Shawl

1. Find your fabrics, I used wool, a velvet skirt and dress. Make sure if you’re using old clothes to see what the back side looks like with the rest of the fabric you’re using.

2. Cut the strips as you go, cut a strip tie it to the other strip in a knot. Go in a pattern if you like, I did mine white, light purple, dark purple, light purple, white.

3. Once you get a desired length tie it in a complete circle and begin wrapping it around your neck at various lengths until you get your desired look. Then take it off holding it where they all meet and lay it down. Cut another strip and tie all the strands together making sure you can fit your head back through. And voila you have a ribbon scarf~

You can wear it anyway you please by itself, with another scarf. With a bundled up outfit or just a tee-shirt it’ll jazz up anything.