Meet Jane Clauss and some of her crafting opinions? Other Benefits of Crafting? Aside from its psychological benefits, crafting has other pros too. Crafters build friendships and community with like-minded people. Crafting is eco-friendly with the notion of repurposing items and crafting also makes economic sense when you up-craft items that would normally be thrown out. Now you are saving money and eliminating the need to buy more stuff.
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 ? Peanut butter is a favorite flavor for so many people. Simply whisk in a smooth mixture of part peanut butter, part water blend to your traditional pancake ingredients and top with your favorite syrup. That is peanut buttery good!
DIY ideas by janeclauss.com: 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. Read more info at home decor ideas.
Tasty food recipes with Jane Clauss: This sweet fruit is used to garnish hams, served as a dessert and even ordered as a topping on pizza! Don’t throw the spiky exterior in the trash use it to create spooky or goofy home decor this Halloween. To carve a pineapple, first cut off the thorny top and set aside. Then using a pairing knife, cut around the inside edge of the top of the pineapple; a carving tool set is handy to scoop of the insides. Continue the process until you have a hallow pineapple. The skin already has hexagonal shaped units in it so use them as a pattern to cut out eyes and a mouth. Finally, light the inside with a battery operated tea light and pop the lid back on. All those spines on top create a wicked personality for your Pineapple-lantern.
Jane coined the term “UpCrafting” as her passion to refashion, refurbish, recreate and reuse sweeps the nation. She was repurposing before repurposing was cool. This is no “Plain Jane”; she is the crafty, modern domestic diva who is clever and inventive in all aspects of her life. Read additional details at Jane Clauss. Jane is the founder of LIVE. LOVE. LIFE. Foundation a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raise funding for rare degenerative brain disease research and create awareness for brain donation.