Monday, July 28, 2014
*Use them to make a wreath. Grab some floral wire, and a wreath base. Wrap the wreath base in pretty ribbon, then attach the K-cups with the wire. They look like little bells. You can also paint the cups to add a little more "Flare".
*Garland for your tree. You an use pretty ribbon, or even yarn. If your little ones decorate the cups, this will give you a special decoration for your tree, stairway, or above a window.
*There are a variety of colors of K-cups. I recently saw a picture of someone that created a 3D wall hanging from them. The great thing about Art is that it doesn't need to be perfect. Abstract has always been hot!
*Little people. Have your child glue the two bottoms together, and add a large pom-pom as a head. You can decorate these little people with clothes, google eyes, whatever you'd like. This is not only cute, but the kids love playing with their new "Toy".
*Doll Purse. If your child has a Barbie, this can be turned into a cute little tote bag for her. Poke two holes, for the handles. Use a piece of yarn to thread through. Tie a knot, and decorate the cup. Cute little purse.
*Mini flower pots. Fill with top soil, and add a few seeds for your favorite flower. (This is great to do with kids) Within a few days, the seedlings will start to sprout. When the plant outgrows the little planter (this is great for a starter), just transfer them to your garden or a large planter.
3.) For the home:
*Popsicle drip catchers. Make a slit on the bottom(Make sire it's big enough for the stick). Slide it about 3/4 of the way up the Popsicle stick, and all those drips from the bottom, will be caught in the cup.
*Curtain Tie Backs. Paint the cup to match your colors. thread the loop of a tassel, through the hole on the bottom. This adds that little "extra" to that once boring tie back.
*Treat baskets for parties. Decorate the little k-cups, add a cut little handle (Or not) with ribbon, and fill with treats (Nuts, candies, dried fruit).
What you need:
1 bag of dry red kidney beans
1 teaspoon dry minced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
4 cups of water
1 cup of diced ham
Soak the beans overnight. Drain water, and add beans and the remaining ingredients to your crockpot. cook on high for 6-8 hours or 12 hours on low. The beans and ham will be very tender, and full of flavor. Use the juices to add a wonderful flavor to rice.
What you need:
- 1 (9-inch) premade crust
- 1 box of vanilla instant pudding
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
- 1 container of whipped topping
5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 small onion, minced
3 tablespoons cooking oil
3 cups warm water)
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese