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Pretty Pansy Fabric Flowers

Freshly cut flowers are always nice -- but fabric flowers can be cherished for years to come.

Winter Wonderland: How To Make A Paper Snowflake

Ready to up your paper snowflake game? We're going to let you in on a little secret: it's all in the fold. No more of that "fold any old piece of …

Crafting

The Australian Cookies That Are Better Than Thin Mints (Yes, We Said It!)

The Mint Slice is an Australian supermarket staple, a cookie second only to the Tim Tam (which you’ve probably heard about). It’s very similar to a Thin Mint—both have crisp dark chocolate cookie bases and a thin covering of dark chocolate.<p>The kicker with the Mint Slice, however, is the layer of …

101 Cookie Recipes To Fulfill Every Craving You Could Possibly Have This Holiday Season

<i>Photo Credit: Ravi Bangaroo</i><p>From our kitchen to yours, here are our picks for cookie recipes perfect for edible food gifts and cookie platters.<p>There is something about the crisp fall air that year after year pulls us into the kitchen with nothing on our mind but baking trays and trays of cookies. …

Dessert

Bake a "Magic Cake" That Bakes into Three Layers on Its Own

A “magic cake” has three layers, each with its own texture and flavor (a dense and moist base, a middle cream layer, and a light sponge top). It’s …

15 Meringue Recipes to Whip Up for the Holiday Season

One of the best parts about the holiday season is all of the sweets you get to eat. What other time of the year can you eat as much pie as you want and not feel bad about it? Probably never, so we’re going to enjoy it while it lasts. This season, whip up a batch of meringues to give as hostess …

The Easiest Way to Plan for Leftovers Right Now

If you're going to do one ounce of prep this Thanksgiving week, make it this.<p>You know our Parker House Rolls? The fluffy, butter-brushed pull-apart buns of divinity pictured at the top of this page? Our food director <b>Carla Lalli Music</b> is pre-making batches of them (they're freezable—but more on that …

Recipes

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Ideas

The old triangle-eyed pumpkin has its charm, but for a jack-o'-lantern unlike any other on the block, try our mix-and-match templates.

Decorations

Set an eerie scene for you home with our easy Halloween crafts.

Our easy Halloween crafts will help create a spooky look for your home -- inside and out. You'll find plenty of creative crafts ideas for a fun …

9 Desserts Better Than Apple Pie

There will always be something satisfying about putting your blood, sweat, and tears into making a beautiful apple pie with its filling oozing ever …

Baking

Super Easy Halloween Window Clings - Tried & True

I don’t know about you guys but sometimes I just want a super simple project that doesn’t involve 20 different supplies and 5 different machines. …

Three DIY Naked Body Care Recipes For Summer

Young Naturists And Nudists America YNA3 DIY Naked Body Care Recipes: Deodorant, Bug Spray & Sunscreen Summer is flying by here in the states, and …

Homemade Dryer Sheets

I like fluffy soft towels. And good smelling shirts. A. LOT.<p>I love the smell of ‘fresh’ laundry.<p>But then I learned what that ‘fresh’ scent on my …

Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

4 Servings<p>The fact that these fries are healthier is almost beside the point—baked fries are great in their own right, and who’s crazy enough to deep-fry on a weeknight anyway? These potatoes get a dusting of spices before roasting for extra flavor.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 russet potatoes (about …

Sew Cute: Hula Hoop Tent Tutorial

Make a family-friendly DIY play tent that’s fit for a prince or princess with this cool hula hoop tent project!<p>Give your little ones the gift of bright smiles and hours of playtime fun with this sweet hula hoop tent tutorial that Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest shared on A Beautiful Mess.<p>It’s …

Sewing

6 Savory Recipes for Cakes and Breads You Can Eat on the Go

Ever try to appease a growling stomach with the smushed-up cracker packs and stale chips in the back of your pantry? As many a desperate snack lover …

The Perfect DIY Lamp For A Baby Shower

This DIY cloud light is a triple threat; easy to make, clever, and affordable. I so want to make this! I’ve seen similar things in stores before but …

Eggnog

Black and White Butter Cookies

Dipped in two types of chocolate, these cookies are a deliciously decadent and visually appealing treat.

Butter Cookies

How to Make 3D Snowflakes

Dec <br>30<p>Seattle has really been slacking in the snow department--we've only had one snow day this year, and it was all melted by mid-afternoon! So for …

Crafting

DIY Twisted Rings

I’ve never been a ring wearer. I think it was because in my early 20’s I put weight on and (as well as everywhere else) my fingers ballooned up like …

Apple-Honey-Almond Sandwich

Dipping apple in honey is a Rosh Hashanah custom (to welcome the sweetness of the Jewish new year). We went one step further, layering apples, honey, and sliced almonds on top of another holiday staple, challah, to make delicious open-faced sandwiches.

Footprint Stepping Stone Misses a Step

One of the peskiest things about babies, aside from the crying and leaky diapers and mashed banana in your carpet, is that they insist on getting …

DIY mirror bowls

Project Month at Apartment Therapy has motivated me to get around to organizing pictures of many of my DIY home projects, and although I've been …

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Welcome back to Sally’s Cookie Palooza! Today’s recipe continues my love affair with red velvet desserts. While I’ve made two kinds of red velvet …

Make Your Own Clouds

We spent a fair chunk of Labor Day weekend lazily stretched out on picnic blankets, engaged in imaginative cloud gazing with our son. There's a …

Plaster of Paris Flowers Votives

<i>Images and text by Amy Christie for Design Mom.</i><p>I’ve been loving all the plaster of Paris flowers across the web. They have such an ethereal and …

DIY Book Letters

While we’ve all got back to school on the brain (my boys start today), here’s a fun DIY with letters. A couple years ago I saw a photo of some old …