Chaga grows on birch trees near my home in northern Maine and is not very attractive, but the health benefits of chaga are extremely attractive. I have heard it said that we will find in nature what we need to maintain or heal our health. I’ve also heard that the things that heal us resemble what they’re curing. [Read more…]
We’re so excited about this Thanksgiving Food Crafts Collection! Before we get to that, let’s have a little history lesson. An EASY history lesson!
In 1621, Thanksgiving was much different than it is today. Thanksgiving was a harvest shared between the new colonists and the Indians in America. It was a celebration of a successful harvest. Today we celebrate it in remembrance. It’s a fun time and these treats and crafts below are a great way to show our spirit! I love some of these as Thanksgiving party foods or decorations and they are super easy to make! Take a look below and enjoy! From Sisters Know Best to you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving! [Read more…]
Candy corn are the rage this Halloween season… at least in my household. We love Halloween and we love to decorate! Why not do it with one of favorite Halloween treats? This Candy Corn Mason Jar Craft is simple and affordable to make.
These Halloween Party Decorations will be super spooky and fun to make! First things first – do NOT eat the trees! There is a wire in them. (Gulp!) Everything else is edible. These are yummy and adorable Halloween centerpieces! The original post says they are not edible; however, it’s because of the black wire they used. Instead of black wire, I twisted my trees together and then used black electrical tape to tie it together. [Read more…]
Chris and I have been so excited about the fall foliage and making crafts with beautiful leaves. We challenged each other to come up with a new project to top last year’s Nicole Duke’s Leaf Roses. My project is a fall leaf candle holder using a canning jar, Mod Podge, a paintbrush, and leaves.
DIY fall crafts – they’re on my brain! Today, as I begin this article, it is the first day of autumn. It was an amazing summer but now as the air turns crisp and signs of Fall are everywhere, my mind is turning toward fall crafts. I know I’m not alone. I’ve been looking at Pinterest and Facebook for fresh and new ideas for crafts. Here are Sisters Know Best Top 5 Picks for DIY Fall Crafts: [Read more…]
If you’re looking for a super fast #DIY jewelry project, here’s an idea for making bracelets. This craft is easy enough to do with children — even a group of children, but it also can be detailed and more elaborate if you choose for an adult project.
This easy DIY Terracotta Flower Pot Angel is fun and fast to make. It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves to garden! The supplies are affordable and can be found at any crafting store. It’s so adorable, I can’t stop looking at it!
We had such a great response from the post on our Facebook page about Clothespin Bags, we thought we better look in to them a little closer. These easy-to-make clothespin bags remind us of our grandparents’ house and camp and simpler times. When we go to Prince Edward Island there is no dryer. Up there you don’t need a dryer! It’s so windy, your clothes dry in a few hours out on the line. Because of your response on Facebook it made me push Emily to make one. She’s the crafty one. Below is Emily’s instruction and design. Go Em! [Read more…]
I had a visitor last week and wanted to have a backup plan in case of rainy weather. I was scrolling through Pinterest – a favorite thing of mine to do – and saw DIY paper lanterns. It had all the criteria – easy and affordable! The project was a huge success for us and the possibility of designs is limitless! I think doing a bunch of balloon designs for an evening birthday bash would be awesome! Wild explosions for the 4th of July! Dragonflies! Animals! ooooohhhh! [Read more…]
This is Sisters Know Best #1 pick for easy DIY summer projects! Victoria Secret sells swimsuit covers for big bucks but this tutorial shows you how to make it with affordable fabric, no sewing machine and easy instructions! When I stumbled on to this looking for a new Facebook cover, I knew you would go crazy for it! Make sure to share your results with us as I bet there will be many patterns and variations! [Read more…]
Awhile ago I saw a pin on Pinterest for how to make your own fabric bookmarks using every day items like buttons and hair ties and scraps of cloth. I should have pinned it. I didn’t. I thought about it this morning as I went to put my book down and decided to make up my own design. It’s easy, fun, and limited only to your imagination! Think quick DIY gift idea or easy craft with youngsters or for book lovers… Birthday party craft… Rainy day project… You get the idea!
Anyone that has a dog knows that moment. That moment when they are sprayed by a skunk. Ugh! It takes just a moment but then is followed by hours of trying to keep the dog off the furniture, baths with tomato soup, shampoo, and whatever else you can think of to try and get the skunk smell out of the dog. Next time, try this proven concoction that was created by a chemist back in 1993. It works immediately! [Read more…]
This tutorial is to learn how to make cream cheese and black olive penguins. They are the cutest and easiest fun with food project I’ve ever done! I made them with a 13 year old and she was blown away by the cuteness factor! We also made an igloo cheese ball for them. Our part guests loved the idea, the cheese ball igloo was yummy, and the penguins… well, no one ate them because they were just too cute!
As Bill from the Wayward Wanderers travel blog pointed out, it’s not very often people are going to search for “How To Make a Cheese Ball Igloo” especially for cream cheese and black olive penguins, but it is a needed tutorial.
We decided to do this for game night at our house and it was a big hit! It just so happened we had a snowstorm the same day so the wintery theme of this project tied together perfect! This was one of my favorite projects to make and I hope you enjoy it also! [Read more…]