Alright, guys. Here’s my last Art of Patrón bottle art contest project. This time I used mini bottles!
All you need for this is a strand of standard string lights and as many mini Patrón bottles as you can muster. Just buy a bunch and keep drinking them until you have enough. It’s a hard job, but somebody has to do it.
Drill a hole straight through the top of the cork, making it just big enough to fit the light through snuggly.
Feed the lights through the cork so only the bulb part is sticking out.
Then just place the cork back in the bottle. These corks are snug as a bug so it should hold nicely.
I didn’t need to use any glue or anything, but feel free if you’re worried about the cork slipping out.
That’s it! Patrón cantina lights perfect for taco night or bar decor.
Feeling inspired to create something with your Patrón bottles? Time is almost up, so if you’re going to enter you better get on it quick! The deadline for entries is July 17th. One lucky winner will win $10,000 and nine runners up will win $1,000! Click here to enter. If you need more inspo and want to see what else I’ve made using my Patrón bottles, click here.
This project was sponsored and made possible by Patrón.
Ok, guys. I already showed you how to make the sugar eggs I adore so much, now I’m going to show you how to make adorable little nests using the same method.
Use the same mixture and method as the Sugar String Easter Egg Baskets (3 parts sugar, 1 part water, crochet string). This time just use a smaller balloon…
…and once it’s dry cut it in half.
Fill them up with candy eggs and those nasty little marshmallow Peep bird things you all seem to love and watch everyone go gaga over the cuteness!
We got these DALFRED bar stools from IKEA as sort of a temporary thing. At $40 a pop they were a pretty good option and close enough to what we were looking for at the time. Eventually I got bored with them and they didn’t go with the rest of our room. I didn’t feel like buying new ones though. I had Rust-Oleum gold spray paint left over from my dresser makeover so I whipped that out and decided to jazz them up a little.
Originally I just wanted to give a gold dipped look to the legs but ended up taking them apart to do the seat and inner ring. First, I taped off the amount I wanted to paint on the legs. I used a piece of plastic wrap to block the rest of the leg from getting overspray. You can use more tape if you want to be proper about it.
Quick Tips: 1) Spray in a well ventilated area. 2) If you get spray paint on your hands use veg oil then dish soap to get it off. 3) If you decide to paint your seat, and it’s going to get a lot of use, it’s probably a good idea to spray some sealer on it.
Anywayyyy this is how they turned out:
I did the hardware too. Ooo lala.
Before and after. It was really easy and took no time at all. The total project (for 2) runs under $100!
While thumbing through the millions of catalogues that flood my mailbox this time of year, I noticed a few craftsy decorations being sold for upwards $100 and thought “Whaaaat? These are totally easy DIYs.” These felt Christmas trees are among them. Similar styles are being sold for 10 times what you can spend to make your own and who doesn’t love a Christmas craft? Grab some cookies, turn on a Hallmark movie, and get your glue gun ready. Here’s how you do it.
It’s simple. You’ll need cardboard cones, 1 yd. heavy duty felt, and felt ball thingies (optional: twine or ribbon for garland). Oh and scissors and glue of course.
Cut your felt into oval leaf shapes. I cut mine roughly 2″ x 1″. If you stack a few rectangle pieces and then cut it saves you some time and thumb cramps. Now start glueing!
Glue them on in rows and layer your way up.
Go back through and fill in any empty spots with more leaves. You don’t have to be perfect. In fact the more random, the better!
Decorate them with different colors and sizes of felt balls, buttons, ribbon, twine — whatever you want! Now you’ll have your very own felt trees for a fraction of the price you’ll find them in trendy catalogues and stores. Cute right?
Mmmmm bread! Get in my belly, gluten. Fall means feeling the need to eat all things pumpkin, all the time…right? Well here’s a really easy pumpkin bread recipe. It’s basically pumpkin challah, hollaaaaa! (sorry, not sorry). You can slice this and use it for sandwiches, toast it up or French it for breakfast, or use it for bread puddings.
What you’ll need:
- 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 6 large egg yolks, plus 1 large egg yolk for eggwash
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
First, proof yeast by mixing the dry yeast with 1/4 cup warm water. Add a pinch of sugar and mix. Let stand for 10 minutes or until foamy.
Use an electric mixer to beat the egg yolks with remaining water. Add salt, oil, honey, pumpkin, and spices. Mix well. Switch to a dough hook and add yeast mixture to the bowl. Stir until combined. Slowly add flour 1 cup at a time until incorporated. Dump dough onto a floured work surface and knead by hand for about 10 minutes. Put dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place until it rises and doubles in size, between 1-3 hours. Dump the dough back onto your floured work surface and punch it one or two times.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use your dough to form a loaf. Make light slices across the top. Let the it sit, covered with a kitchen towel, until it rises and doubles in size again.
Use remaining egg yolk and water mixture to glaze the top of the loaf. Set your oven to 350 degrees and bake until golden brown, about 40-50 minutes.
Now eat it.