Friday, October 14, 2011

How to Make Poinsettia Flowers out of Crepe Paper Streamers

After searching the web and not finding what I wanted, I came up with these cute flowers made of crepe paper streamers.  These flowers are very easy to make and are a great way to use up streamers left over from  birthday parties.  Make one with the kids for a present topper, or make lots of them with stems and give a bouquet to Grandma.

1 sheet card stock
12 ft. piece of crepe paper streamer 
White glue
For a flower with a stem:  Green Pipe cleaner or wire florist stem, 
For a present topper w/o stem:  wire or bag tie

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to Unwrinkle Clothes While Traveling

Miriam and Katrina discovered this method while on tour with their children's choir this summer.
1) Spritz the wrinkles and fold lines with a spray bottle.
2) With a blow dryer, blow dry.
This works best with lightly wrinkled polyester and polyester blends.
For heavily wrinkled, or cotton clothes, spritz and tumble in a clothes dryer with a clean dry towel for 5 minutes.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Easiest Pumpkin Cookies Ever

If you are like some people I know, this time of year you are craving anything pumpkin.  If that is the case, you will love these simple pumpkin cookies.

All you will need is one spice cake mix and one 15oz can (the small can) of pumpkin.
You may also want chocolate chips or a container of cream cheese frosting.

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.  
Next, mix together the pumpkin and the cake mix.  
If you would like chocolate chips in your cookies, mix them in at this time as well.
Spoon the cookie dough onto cookie sheets and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
Serve immediately, or frost with cream cheese frosting if you'd like.
For pumpkin sandwich cookies, spoon frosting on half of the cookies, and top with the cookies remaining.
I hope you enjoy eating these delicious pumpkin cookies!