How To: Make an Any-Season Wreath
Hardy broadleaf evergreen shrubs offer a bounty of colorful foliage year-round! To create a lush evergreen wreath, gather clippings of various evergreens from your yard or check out your local nursery for a colorful shrub or two to add to your garden. Soak a 12-inch floral foam wreath in water. Cutgather clippings of various evergreens from your yard or check out your local nursery for a colorful shrub or two to add to your garden. Soak a 12-inch floral foam wreath in water. Cut stems 1
How To: Make a Fresh-Cut Bouquet
Learn how to create a striking floral bouquet by watching these simple techniques.
How To: Decorate Sugar Cookies Using Royal Icing
Annie Marshall, from the food blog Annie's Eats, gives tips and tricks on how to make and use royal icing.with Royal Icing. This is one of my favorite techniques for decorating sugar cookies because it gives the cookies this really nice, smooth finish. When I am tinting Royal Icing different colors, I always use gel
How To: Make a Beautiful Buffet
Annie Marshall, food blogger from Annie's Eats, discusses how to create a simple, elegant buffet that will impress your guests.buying an actual tablecloth because it's cheaper and it affords you more design options . Hanging something such as a garland or Christmas lights over your buffet table can really draw the focus to the table and add an extra level of décor and aesthetic to the room. Plain white
How To: Make Chocolate Shapes
Make any dessert go from ordinary to extraordinary with a chocolate shape garnish. To see the recipe, go to midwestliving.com/recipe/white-christmas-peppermint-layer-cake/.easier than you think. Let's start with the chocolate. I'm using chopped dark chocolate because it melts really nicely, but chips will work in a pinch. For white chocolate shapes, candy melts work better than white chocolate . You can buy them at crafts stores. Transfer the chocolate or candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl or a double-boiler. If you're using chocolate, add a little bit of vegetable oil or shortening to help the chocolate harden nicely later. Just a teaspoon will do the trick. Melt the chocolate, and let it cool slightly. Fit a pastry bag with a small tip, or just snip a tiny corner from the edge of a zip-top bag. To fill the bag easily, I like to fold back the top and set it in a glass so I have both hands free. Spoon the chocolate into the bag. Now the fun part starts! Pipe any shape you want on a pan lined with parchment or wax paper . You can do squiggles, hearts, spirals, stars—anything you want! I like to do several extra shapes, just in case some break. If
How To: Make Marshmallows
Homemade marshmallows are a fun do-it-yourself treat. Learn how to create and customize these soft, fluffy delights.sugar and gelatin in marshmallows is egg white. So let's add our egg whites , vanilla, and salt to a mixing bowl . We're going to beat on high speed and then gradually add some sugar one spoonful at a time, just like you're making a meringue. When the egg whites reach stiff peaks you're going to gradually add the gelatin mixture with the beaters still running on high. Now add vanilla. If
How To: Create a Soft, Plum Eye Look for Winter
Achieve a beautiful soft, plum eye with products from Sigma Beauty and these easy application techniques.easy to achieve with a few products from Sigma Beauty, a Minnesota-based cosmetics company known for its high-quality synthetic brushes and gorgeous eye shadow colors. Here's how! Start with a shadow base. We're using Persuade, a peachy nude color, which blends with model Debra's skin tone . It goes on easily with the F70 Concealer brush, a small slightly tapered flat brush. Apply the shadow base all the way from the lash line to the brow. This will keep eye makeup in place and prevent creasing. Notre Dame , a taupey plum shadow, will give the eyes a soft and natural look. Apply it with the E55 Eye Shading brush, a nice general brush for all-over eye shadow application. Tap brush to remove excess eye shadow . Extend shadow from the lash line to the eyelid crease, blending upward until it fades. This gives the eye a soft wash
How To: Make a Sweet Tea Old Fashioned
James Tortoreti of The Hive in Bentonville, Arkansas shows us how to make the restaurant's signature Sweet Tea Old Fashioned with bourbon, sweet tea syrup and lemon juice.Bentonville in Bentonville, Arkansas. We're going to make for you today the Sweet Tea Old Fashioned. This cocktail pays great homage to the original 21c in Louisville, Kentucky with its use of Old Forester bourbon, sweet tea syrup and fresh lemon juice . The first thing you'll do is fill your mixer tin three quarters of the way with ice. You'll add two ounces Old Forester bourbon. And then you'll combine one ounce of sweet tea syrup, which we make in-house, and steep for 20 minutes to really get a concentrated amount of tea flavor in there. Then we reheat and add equal parts sugar to make a nice, thick syrup. Then you'll add three fourth ounce lemon juice . You'll go ahead and stir that 40 times to get the proper dilution. What we want to do is we want to
How To: Grow Pips in a Pocket
Cultivate the essence of spring in a pocket pot by growing fragrant lily-of-the-valley weeks ahead of the usual gardening season.house where you can enjoy your blooms, or place it outside if weather permits .
How To: Create a Tabletop Garden
Create a potted centerpiece that brings spring indoors. Start by purchasing a small weeping pussy willow tree, which is available in many big-box stores in late winter. Next, gather the following materials. Line the bottom of the container with a sheet of plastic or set the planter on a tray topotted centerpiece that brings spring indoors. Start by purchasing a small weeping pussy willow tree which is available in many big-box stores in late winter. Next, gather the following materials. Line the bottom of the container withand top with bits of preserved moss. If you like, add miniature wire fencing for a rustic touch to your garden. In late spring, transplant the pussy willow tree into your outdoor garden where you can enjoy it for years to come.