yep. i didn’t stop at one banner for thanksgiving and a new garland tonight. I had to add one more. (full disclosure: i have 5 garland or banners i’ve made hanging in our apartment and 6 in drawers hidden or when i want to change them out) i made this out of paper doilies. just fold them in half over any string a glue. so easy. cute:)
i made this paper flower garland tonight and i love it! check out this one i found at anthro, selling for $88!! considering i spent $1 on string and a free anthro mag to make the flowers… it’s pretty neat.
cut 3 inch circles from any paper you want (cut however many you need for your length of garland). draw a quarter sized circle in the center of a stack of 10-20. cut petals around the quarter sized circle, whatever shape you want. I did a lotus pointed petal shape. after you have all the petals cut out keep the stack together and fold the petals (still in stack) towards the center. poke a hole in each stack. then thread them on any string of your choice and as you add each stack, start spreading the individual flowers apart and re-adjusting the petals. DONE! easy and $87 dollars cheaper. or free if you have string!
in a bad way. my boos board got some serious usage this thanksgiving and although I quickly wiped it clean that afternoon, today it smelled like thanksgiving leftovers. not good. so incase you have a board with stains, smells, or deep grooves you want to get rid of or fix, here it is!
what you need: kosher salt, lemons, and boos board block cream (optional)
what to do:
for dark staining or deep cuts - use a fine grate sand paper to sand away any unwanted cuts or color and wipe off dust with damp cloth. *ALWAYS sand in the same direction of the wood
for odors and light stains - pour a moderate amount of kosher salt on your board, cut a lemon in half and use to rub the salt into the board, squeezing juice onto the board as you go. let sit for 2-3 minutes and then wipe the cutting board clean with a damp cloth. use a clean paper towel to remove excess water or let the board air dry by standing it on end.
finally: to help preserve your board use the board cream. apply generously and leave overnight to soak in. wipe excess wax off with paper towel. this wax is food grade and smells like a light bees wax :)
some of you know all these fancy kitchen tricks but I’ve learned the hard way so i thought i’d pass along this easy DIY.