Monday, August 26, 2013

11 Ball Shore Coasters



Mason Jar crafts can be found everywhere these days. I can remember when the only use for them was "canning"... I love everything created using these versatile jars.

On a shopping trip to Marshall's, I stumbled upon a package of.... you guessed it.... Mason Jar Print napkins. As you can imagine, I took a double take. OMG... Mason Jar themed napkins !!! I left the store with only one purchase... I love this print of a Mason Jar relaxing by the Sea Shore...

This is such a beautiful print...


I thought these can make one of a kind Coasters.
I have not seen Mason Jar prints on napkins ever.
I think these napkins were just waiting for me... or just pure luck!!! Personally I think it was Destiny.... Here are materials I use to make the coasters...

Materials:
  • 4 - 4" Square Ceramic Tiles; purchased at Home Depot for 16 cents each
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Decorative Napkins
  • Felt
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Pinking Shears
  • Pair of Tweezers
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions:

1. Using Tweezers, remove the outer layers of each Napkin.



2. Open the napkin and flatten the center folded lines as much as you can.
3. Cut one napkin into four equal sections. One napkin will make four coasters.
4. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge all over the tile.
5. Apply Napkin to the tile. Smooth out with the brush or your fingers to remove any air bubbles and/or wrinkles.



6. Fold he napkin edges towards the back of the tile. Smooth with the foam brush dipped in Mod Podge. Let it dry 5-10 minutes.




7. Apply 2 more coats of Mod Podge all over the tile. Let dry 5-10 minutes between coats. Let dry completely.
For extra protection, spray a few coats of Acrylic Sealer all over the tiles. Let dry completely before applying the felt squares to the back of the tiles.

8. Using a tile as a guide trace and cut 4 felt squares to fit each tile. Glue the felt squares to the back of each tile.


And here they are... My Ball coasters are ready for my table. I hope the month of September is as warm and I get to enjoy them before the Fall decorations take over.... Regardless, I think I will keep them out to remind me of the warm and fun Summer I had.


Life is a Beach. Enjoy the rest of your SUMMER.


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Monday, August 19, 2013

10 Coconut Cream Cheesecake Pie


Coconut Lovers.... This is for you. What could be best than pairing Coconut and Cheesecake Flavored Pudding??? I say... nothing....

Today I want to share with you a perfect Summer Dessert layered with Chocolate, Toasted Coconut, Cheesecake Flavored Pudding and Whipped Topping.

Coconut Cream Cheesecake Pie

by Sweet Yarns

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups thawed COOL Whip Whipped Topping
  • 3/4 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes, toasted
  • 1 (6 oz.) Keebler Ready Crust Chocolate Pie Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 pkg (4.5 serving size) JELL-O Cheesecake Flavor instant Pudding

Instructions:

1. In medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave chocolate on High for 2 minutes. Stir every 25 seconds. Continue until chocolate is completely melted. Add 1 cup of the whipped topping and 1/4 cup of the toasted coconut; stir until well blended. Spread mixture onto bottom of crust. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.

2. Add cold milk into a large bowl. Add pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes; or until well blended. Spoon into crust.

3. Spread the remaining cup of whipped topping on top of pudding and sprinkle the remaining toasted coconut over the top.

4. Refrigerate pie 4 hours before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Tip: How to Toast Coconut:

Spread coconut on a microwaveable pie plate. Microwave on High for 5 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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This Coconut Cream Cheesecake Pie is the best thing ever... The perfect rich, creamy desert for those last days of Summer!!!! Enjoy this recipe...




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Monday, August 12, 2013

4 House Rules Subway Art Printable


A simple House Rules display is a perfect way to help remind your family what to do to help keep the home clean, especially after the Summer Season is over and the hectic School Days and activities begin. You know.... the day by day routine... dishes, tidy up and pick up the mess...

I created an 8 x 10 inch House Rules Subway Art Printable; the perfect addition to your home all year round! My design was created using the awesome Photo Editor, PicMonkey; using a variety of fonts, phrases, graphics and colors.

Materials:
Directions:

Print the file using your choice of paper and trim it to fit your frame. You can easily trim your frame by cutting outside the dashed-line edge.



If you wish to use my design to make your very own Subway Art Frame, scroll down to download and print the file.



PLEASE NOTE: this file is for Personal use only. Please do not claim or sell it as your own!!!


Your House Rules frame is ready for display.




I do hope your family gets a little inspired to help around the house by this House Rules display!!! Enjoy the Freebie...


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