Thursday, September 18, 2014

What to do Weekends #90

Happy Thursday...

We are having a tag sale and with all the work I forgot about the party. This is the first time this has happened. Oh, my gosh.

Take a look at some of the pictures of stuff we have for sale.... I did these chairs and lots more. It's like eating peanuts... you can't stop... It's fun fun fun to change and old ugly chair into something of beauty!


Try to pin your neighbor... a friendly pin!





Have a great week, my friends.

Oh, link up your stuff!





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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Turn Old Door Knobs Into Fun Wine Toppers


Turn Old Door Knobs into Fancy Wine Toppers 


Great gift - wine toppers from old doorknobs


Obviously, the first thing you need are some old doorknobs.Then you need to buy these little corks. I bought them at Michael's Crafts. Then you need some bits and bobs - maybe lace, pearls, shells, etc. to decorate the door knobs. 

Another thing you need are these corks. They are much smaller than the one that you are going to pull out of the wine bottle, but they fit perfectly.



wine corks


Each door knob was decorated a little differently. I went through drawers to find "stuff" to decorate the knobs with and that was really fun. I thought about gluing pennies all around but it didn't seem feasible. Anyway, you only decorate the stem of the door knob, not the door knob itself. Well, I guess you COULD decorate the door knob, too. Oh, the possibilities!

The first thing to do is glue the base of the door knob to the widest part of the cork. I used Fabri-Tac - my favorite glue, but you could use hot glue and then you could do the entire project in only a few minutes!

With the glass door knob I wound jute string around and around the base and then glued on small shells for interest. I glued on some tiny gems, too, because they were in with the shell container. :)


Door knob wine toppers


With the black knob I wound around some string craft pearls and layered on some gold trim.

And for the really OLD knob - I wound some gold Christmas trim around it.


old doorknobs turned into wine toppers with small corks


So, what do you think? Do YOU have an old knob laying around doing nothing? Find a small cork (or buy some) and go at it with any manner of embellishments. I hope you do and have some fun in the process. 

I gave my sister-in-law the glass knob as she was here at the time I took pictures of this project. She was thrilled! So maybe it might be great little gifts, too. Fun gifts.


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So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 
Carol and me
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Crafts a la mode.

We have a great big family that likes to do these things, too.
From time to time you will see the fruits of their labor.


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Creamy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge with Mini Chocolate Chips

Amazing taste....

Creamy fudge with pumpkin and chocolate chips



I really wasn't sure how this would turn out but I have to say it way surpassed my expectations. It's not too sweet and it does have a wonderful pumpkin taste!  Oh, and it's creamy and smooth. I added the little mini chips because I like chocolate and I think it makes it pretty. Then someone said to sprinkle it with confectioner's sugar. I like it. This is a great recipe.


Creamy pumpkin fudge with chocolate chips


Recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Fudge


2 Tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
7 ounce marshmallow cream
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not canned pumpkin pie)

Mix together butter, sugar, evaporated milk and marshmallow cream. Gently simmer for 18 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool for about 10 minutes as you don't want the chocolate to seize when adding the white chocolate chips (don't ask me how I know that).

Add 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1 tsp of vanilla and beat until smooth.

Pour into greased 8" x 8" pan. Let cool in refrigerator. Cut into squares.

Enjoy!!


Creamy fudge made with pumpkin and mini chocolate chips



Did you see my Pumpkin Mini Pie Crescents?





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Have a great Sunday!!


Happy Fall, everyone...

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HI THERE AND WELCOME! 


So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 
Carol and me
My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and I blog about it right here on 
Crafts a la mode.

We have a great big family that likes to do these things, too.
From time to time you will see the fruits of their labor.


I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by subscribing via email or RSS feed. 
If you follow us in any way please leave a message and we will follow you back. We are so glad you’re  here! 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What to do Weekends #89


What to do Weekends Party is OPEN!! Ready for your links!


I have a linky PUMPKIN party open also. 

Come and link up anything to do with pumpkins... food, crafts, etc.





Find fun things to do this weekend...


Find crafts, DIY, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc....

Now on to the party! If you give us a link back on your blog that 


would be totally

 AWESOME!!!

Have fun,

Your hostesses,

Linda and Carol





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