Top DIY ideas with Jane Clauss? Biggest Lesson of National Crafting Month? Wrapping it up in a big bow, Craft Month is a perfect time to explore your creative side. Even if you never thought of yourself as the crafty kind, this is the perfect time to dive in. You never know, you might just awaken your inner crafting giant. There’s only one way to find out – get crafting! Why Crafting Is Cool? With the maker’s movement sweeping the nation, crafting is the “in” thing to do. Living in the modern digital age, people are finding that getting more hands-on and adding a handmade touch to everyday life, is more satisfying than just pressing a button and ordering it on-line. Plus, finished handmade projects make great social media posts and allows for bragging rights too!
To get your fans excited with thrilling table décor, think about everything that is part of a basketball game. Set the food stations to look like a basketball court, cheering section and even concessions stand. You can turn the tabletop into basketball court by laying down faux wooden flooring on top of your table, draw out the free throw line and 3 point line with tape, and set up mini basketball hoops at each end; so you can put popcorn in the nets. Another food station can be set up like a cheering section with balloons, pom pons, foam fingers, and more. These specialty food stations will have your team cutting down the net with a big win. Good Old-Fashioned pancakes ? Peanut butter is a favorite flavor for so many people. Simply whisk in a smooth mixture of part peanut butter, part water blend to your traditional pancake ingredients and top with your favorite syrup. That is peanut buttery good!
DIY ideas with Jane Clauss: Let’s talk frames… unless you have an abundance of frames laying around the house, finding six frames that are all almost the same size is a fun task! First, you can head to the thrift store and pick up used frames and if they are various of colors you can leave them as it, or paint them to match your home decor. In this demo, I used 2? frames leftover from my wedding table decor! Mix and match the frames for an eclectic look or keep them all the same for a clean sleek line. Find additional info at DIY TV shows.
Fun food recipes by janeclauss.com: It’s an actual “Mr Potato Head” when you carve a spud. It may seem a little daunting to think you can actually cut thru a uncooked potato but it’s easy. Start by cutting off one end of the potato. Then using an apple corer, pull out sections of the inside of the potato; be sure not to push the corer thru the top of the potato. Once you make several slices to the inside, the smaller bits can be spooned out. Since the skin of a potato is thin and typically peeled off, you will need to leave a little extra potato thickness under the skin. Draw on some eyes and a mouth then using a hobby knife cut them out. If you carve these ahead of time, soak them in water and store in the refrigerator to keep them from turning brown. You can light the inside with a battery operated tea light and create your own Potat-o-lantern patch.
Jane Monzures Clauss is a two time EMMY winning television personality. Currently the host of Creative Living on the COX Media Yurview Network, and host of Living Healthy Chicago on WGN TV. She can also be heard as a featured guest host on 720 WGN radio. Read even more info on https://janeclauss.com/. Follow Jane on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, and you can shop Jane at her Etsy Shop.