AUGUST DIY Challenge Roundup

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We snuck back with a rainbow inspired DIY Craft Challenge this month, and it looks like you’re all as busy as we are! We got one VERY awesome Rainbow submission from Tara Bliven using our new submission form.

Tara used a brush and colorful gouache on butcher paper as a writing warm-up.

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Been doing a lot of cooking, so I used flavor-y words. – Tara

We love them, Tara!

Here’s a little more rainbow inspiration from our archives to brighten your day!

DIY: Rolled Paper Gift Basket

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RECIPE: Rainbow Bars

DIY: Tie-Dye Tissue Paper

DIY: Tie-Dye Tissue Paper

DIY: Crayon Candles

DIY: Crayon Candles

DIY: Crayons + Free Printable Coloring Book!

DIY: Crayons + Free Printable Coloring Book!

DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch

DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch

 

 

 


We’re excited to announce that next month’s theme is close to our hearts… Keep an eye on the Adventures-in-Making blog and Facebook for a some purrrfect projects, and send your cat inspired work to us to be included in our roundup at the end of the month.

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick’s Day

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

I love anything involving rainbows and couldn’t resist trying out this recipe for Rainbow (Fruit Loop) Treats this St. Patrick’s Day. Just like Rice Krispie Treats, these are super easy to make and are the perfect treat to hand out to coworkers or classmates.

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day
 
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Cuisine: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 12 cups Fruit Loops cereal
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoons margarine
Instructions
  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. In a saucepan, melt the margarine over medium heat. Then add in the marshmallows a little at a time. Stir constantly until the marshmallows have melted completely. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour Fruit Loops cereal into a large bowl and pour the marshmallow mix over the top. Using a buttered spatula (to prevent sticking), stir cereal until it is evenly coated with marshmallow. Then press it into the prepared pan (I used my hands for this- just make sure to butter whatever you use so that you don’t get caught in a sticky mess!) Chill until set then cut into bars.

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

Custom labels and cellophane bags courtesy of Evermine.

DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch

DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch #stpatricksday
This tutorial was originally posted on my old blog in 2010. It’s one of the very first tutorials I ever created so I hold it dear to my heart. Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I thought I’d dig it out of the archives to share today!

Supplies Needed:

• Felt (red, orange, yellow, green colors)
• Embroidery floss (red, orange, yellow colors)
• Pinback
• Kraft glue
• Sewing needle
• Scissors
Free template

Step One:

Using the template provided, cut out your pieces.

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Step Two:

Glue rainbow pieces together with craft glue. Start by gluing the orange piece to the red, then the yellow piece to the orange.

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Step Three:

Using embroidery floss and needle, stitch along the edge of each rainbow color using a matching color thread.

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Step Four:

Glue the shamrock to the rainbow. (Note: You only want to put glue on the half of the shamrock that will be attached to the rainbow.)

STEP FOUR: Glue the shamrock to the rainbow. (Note: You only want to put glue on the half of the shamrock that will be attached to the rainbow.)
DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch #stpatricksday

Step Five:

Stitch the pin onto the back of the rainbow, making sure to only poke your needle through one layer of felt. (You could also use a hot glue gun to do this).

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TA DA!

Wear it on St. Paddy’s day (Next Tuesday, March 17).

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