Saturday, February 28, 2015

Recycled drink top lucky shamrock magnet tutorial

Recycled shamrock magnet tutorial

Don't throw away that top from the iced tea container, make a recycled drink top lucky shamrock magnet instead and save the planet!  I always save throwaway objects.  And the drink tops that come on iced tea containers are great for crafting.  You can buy shamrock coins in gold or green at the craft store and it fits perfectly in the center.  This recycled magnet is a quick and easy craft that will brighten up your fridge for St. Patrick's Day or any day of the year.  

This makes a great group craft for Girl Scouts or church groups.  Make one or make a bunch, it's fun and easy.  


·      Drink lid from an Iced tea jug

·      Green or gold shamrock coins

·      Adhesive backed magnetic sheet

·      Scissors

·      Pen

·      Tacky glue, glue gun and glue sticks or E6000 glue whichever you prefer

·      Green string beads

Optional:  Tweezers

1.     Wash and dry your drink lid.  Place the drink lid on the adhesive back magnetic sheet and trace around with a pen.  Cut out, remove the paper backing and attach to top of the drink lid. (The top will be the back when it’s a magnet)

2.     Add some glue to the inside center of the drink lid and attach a shamrock coin.  

3.     Run a bead of glue around the inside rim of the lid and attach a piece of green string beads all around.  Use tweezers to get it straight if necessary. Let the glue dry. (See photo)

4.     Run a bead of glue around the outside edge of the lid and add a piece of green string beads all around.  Let the glue dry. 


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dinner Easy

Life is busy, so dinner should be easy!  Make it easy crafts along with Bowdabra blog is proud to begin a series of quick recipes from around the Internet that makes dinner…easy!  We will feature some of the best food bloggers from all over the world. Are you looking for an easy menu for a stress free dinner party?  We’ll find it.  Need some easy to throw together crock-pot menu ideas?   It’ll be here.  Want to make something the kids will love?  Look no further.  In the coming weeks we will bring you the best of the best.  So check back often!

Our first Dinner easy recipe is a comfort food that is every man's favorite.  It's all in your crock-pot so when you return home from your busy day a delicious aroma will greet you as you walk in the door.  And dinner is all ready to set on the table.  Visit Rebecca at My natural family for the easy recipe.

We mustn't forget about dessert!  So check out Angela's recipe for a quick and delicious raspberry brownie recipe.  Visit Angela at Juggling act  mama for more recipes, crafts and DIY's today.
We hope to see you  next week for more--Dinner easy!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

St. Patrick's Day quick and easy craft roundup

St. Patricks Day craft roundup

You may have missed these quick and easy St. Patrick's Day tutorials from Make it easy crafts.  So just in case in plenty of time for St. Patrick's Day I'm featuring these fun projects once again. The best part is that these four popular projects are all made from recycled items!  On March 17th everyone is Irish so put a little green in your day and a Leprechaun in your pocket.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Make your own Homemade apple butter recipe

Here at Make it easy crafts we know how hectic life can be. Everyone needs a quick but easy recipe for those busy weeknights.  And who doesn’t want a special recipe or two up your sleeve for weekend fun and entertaining?  So we are starting a flash mob of recipes every week brought to you from around the web. 

Our first recipe is healthy and pretty darn easy.  If you have a crockpot you can make apple butter.  Yes I did say apple butter.  Growing up in the south I remember going to fairs and events in the fall and usually there was a huge copper kettle outside under a fire filled with the ingredients for apple butter.  People took turns stirring with a large wooden paddle.  The aroma was intoxicating and of you just had to come home with a jar or two.  Yum it was good, but boy was it time consuming! 

Trista Porter from Mom's morning coffee came up with a way to make it in an ordinary crockpot.  It still takes time but it’s time well spent with no paddle necessary! As an added benefit it is low in sugar.

Visit Candy at Mom's morning coffee and get Trista's wonderful recipe for Home made apple butter today. And Come back soon for more quick and easy recipes from all the best food bloggers around!