Monday, October 26, 2009
This wreath differs from the Valentine wreath in that I bought wooden shapes from the craft store. I colored them with Sharpies, then sealed them with Mod Podge. That will help protect them in case of rain. I hot glued them to the wreath.
This was a really easy craft. I spray painted terra cotta pots with a glossy black paint. I added the round foam and stuck the flowers in. To use it for Thanksgiving just remove the garland and raven.
Monday, October 12, 2009
When the glue is dry stitch the faces to the pumpkins. The first picture is the backside, and the second picture is the front view.After you've stitched the faces on there arrange them until you like the way they look. When you have them the way you like them stitch them together using black thread. You can have them face the same direction or twist and turn them to add visual interest.I opted to keep them all facing the same way. This is how my table runner looked when completed.Here's how it looks on my table. I spray painted the sticks black, found black roses and have a couple of luminaries. Fun stuff!
Orange felt sheets
Yellow felt sheets
White felt sheets
Marking pen or marker
Pattern for candy corn (printed to desired size from computer)
- Cut out candy corn printed from your computer. Then cut along each color.
- Trace each shape onto desired color of felt and then cut them out. Remember that these are double sided so you'll need to double the number you cut out. (If you want 5 total, then you'll cut out 10 total of each piece.)
- Sew the three pieces together. I used the zigzag stitch so they would easily stay together.
- After you finish sewing the 3 pieces together then get two complete candy corns and put them back to back. Using a straight stitch sew beginning at the widest portion on the end. When you're about 3" from your starting point start filling with batting. Finish sewing shut, making sure there is no gap.
- After I finished sewing I used my scissors to trim around the edges to make sure they were even. Mine ended up being about 6" tall. If I made them a little bigger I would have gone around the edges with pinking shears.
- Decorate as you will. I put mine in a jar. If you want to you could always sew coordinating ribbon on in loops and hang as garland. *Another option is to use the dark brown instead of the yellow for a twist on the candy corn. Use your imagination and have fun!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
2 dozen corn tortillas, torn up
1 can green chile enchilada sauce
2 c. shredded cheese
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 c. water
1 1/2 - 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
Boil chicken in salted water about 20 minutes, or until cooked through. When chicken is done remove it from stove top and drain water. Let cool and then shred or cut up chicken.
Pour in green chile enchilada sauce, soup and tortillas. Stir until the tortillas are all covered. Add the chicken and cheese. Add enough water so that the tortillas will be able to soften up. Cook until cheese is melted and food is heated through, approximately 15 - 20 minutes.