Awesome crafting ideas by Jane Clauss? Happiness is homemade! So consider this your home for creative inspiration. Find must have DIY ideas showing you how to create the latest in crafts, home decor, gifts, fashion, recipes and more. Binge watch stories about makers from across the country. Take a walk down the path of pulse popping fun with Jane. So grab your most stylish slippers, take a look around, and if you want to run with scissors, that’s okay too! We just want you to live creatively in whatever way feels right to you.
Hoops dreams start with delicious food. Create specialty appetizers like a basketball cheese ball, high-tops used chip and dip bowls, referee utensil holders, and then make little signs to put next to the foods and give them a name the “7 layer Layup Dip”, “Double Dribble Sliders”, “Jump Shot Mini Dogs”, or a “Scoreboard Cookie Cake”. The easiest way to make the food as creative as the theme is to use your favorite recipes and give them a basketball twist! Good Old-Fashioned pancakes ? From the kitchen of a good Greek girl, there has to be a pancake with some Greek flare. Using your traditional ingredients, add a little cinnamon to the batter. When the pancakes are ready, top them off with butter, crumbled walnuts and warm honey. Opa!
DIY ideas by Jane Clauss: If you’ve got a mom who loves to hit the mat, go for a run, or swing her way to fitness on the court, these easy do it yourself ideas will make her endorphins run even higher. Give her a collection of items she will find handy for her workouts like a yoga mat holder made from long piece of ribbon, a crochet a water bottle holder, and a head band from an old t-shirt. If mom likes to be spoiled, create the perfect day starting with breakfast in bed served on a custom tray table runner using fabric and an iron-on greeting, along with a chalk board coffee mug for a personalized message. Read extra information at crafting projects.
Fun food recipes with Jane Clauss: 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. See extra information at https://janeclauss.com/. If you are still reading, loves to “up-cycle” vintage fashion and furniture into new trends, enjoys cooking for anyone who will eat it, and will jump in the ring for a good bout of kickboxing any time! Jane and her new husband, Kurt, live in Chicago!