Excellent crafts ideas by 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 ? Pancakes are an indulgence, but you can still make them healthier by swapping out a few ingredients. Use quick cooking oats and egg whites to create the batter, cook them in a pan until they are set and then top off with fresh blueberry jam.
DIY ideas by Jane Clauss: If your mom loves to cook, make her some useful tools for the kitchen! She will love simple finger sized hot pads made from fabric and layers of heat resistant batting inside. You can also help mom stay organized in the kitchen with a custom recipe box made from an old cigar box. Now her “go to “ recipes at her finger tips. Most cigar stores have loads of left over boxes and are usually generous to give them away. If your mom loves clothes and shoes, help her out in the closet with a set of fabric wrapped hangers. These are so easy to make, wrap old wooden or plain hangers with fabric, secure the edges with some glue, add some pom poms, tassels or jewel to the top and you’re done. See more info at crafts ideas.
Creative food recipes with Jane Clauss: Staying true to Buffalo you gotta serve the traditional buffalo hot wings and bleu cheese sauce at your tailgate party! But I say, more is more and less is a bore, so add in this delicious dip for an extra spicy delight. Here’s the recipe I use, plus, you can serve it up in your team colors. Learn how to make a custom bowl coozy here!Pre-heat the oven to 350 and grease a 9×9 casserole pan. Beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy then stir in the next 4 ingredients – blue cheese dressing, buffalo wing sauce, shredded cheddar, cooked chicken – and spread into prepared pan. Top with blue cheese crumbles and bake for 30 minutes. Serve with corn chips, carrots, or toast points!
Jane is a do-it-yourself maker with contagious enthusiasm, a rip-it-apart and remake it sense of humor, and a bigger is better attitude; all on the rocks with a twist and olive! She contributes her UpCrafting tips as a BROTHER Sews Ambassador and she contributes to the monthly ENJOY Magazine, and the popular DIY site FaveCrafts. She also adds her artistic talents as a DIY features expert on television programs including: NBC’s The TODAY Show, FOX Chicago’s, WCIU’s You & Me This Morning, ABC’s Windy City Live, FOX 17 Morning Mix, Peachtree TV Atlanta and so many more across the country. Find even more information on 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!