Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Good Taste: good morning with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee



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We are a coffee family. Coffee is a must-have every morning. I usually give myself extra time in the morning to enjoy my coffee – usually perusing blogs and creative sites - before I rush out the door. It’s a little bit of “me” time in the morning.

But I miss having coffee with my husband. He leaves for work very early so we don’t even see each other most mornings and the weekend mornings have become equally busy.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Upcycling: cookie tin to coffee bin


I’ve been saving this cookie tin for the longest time. 



Originally it was filled with Swedish Gingersnaps and the design on the tin is so pretty. 



The only problem was the nutrition information that was printed on the back of the tin. The only way to cover it without it looking out of place was to use the area as a label.



I went with the oh-so-popular chalkboard paint label. I’ve learned from experience that using chalkboard paint on metal can be problematic. Press too hard with the chalk and you scratch the paint off. As an option you can buy chalkboard vinyl but I decided to make my own.

All you need is a label or contact paper. Cut out your label shape and paint it with several coats of chalkboard paint. Every other coat you’ll want to paint in the opposite direction – up and down then across – until you have a nice coat of paint with no streaks.



The tin needed a little handle and I found this old drawer handle that I glued on. A knob would have looked cute too. In fact, I had a hard time deciding – knob or handle, knob or handle…



I’ll store coffee beans in a plastic bag inside the tine since it will be difficult to completely wash the tin with the chalkboard label.



Time to grind some beans and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Celebrations: father’s day coffee sampler

If dad doesn’t need another tie or tool, here’s a little gift that he may enjoy.

Assemble a coffee sampler gift box just for dad.

For this gift box, I made miniature coffee bags out of kraft paper. I glued the bottom and sides together using a glue stick. Each bag is filled with a one-pot portion of a different blend of coffee.

The tops are folded down and held together with a wire twist tie that I covered in masking tape. Now they look just like the bags of coffee you purchase at gourmet coffee houses.

I printed out fun labels for each bag; Big Daddy Kona, Manly Mocha Java, Perfect Pop Jamaican, Excellent Dad Espresso, and Father’s French Roast.

I had the perfect size box for my coffee bags and covered it in a coffee-brown pinstripe fabric.

Add a mug, coffee cozy or coffee gift card for an extra special gift. After all, dad deserves it.



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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sew and Tell: fall leaf mobile

Updated 9/15/10: I've received a lot of questions about how I mounted the mobile. Just to let you know, for this photo, the mobile was balancing off the edge of a tall bookcase. I've since moved it to my inspiration board using a small ribbon in the center of the main twig. Ideally, I want to hang it from the ceiling but that will require a ladder, tools and my husband so that hasn't happened yet.
Thanks for asking about my fall leaf mobile. So glad you like it.
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Fall is definitely in the air. And if not in the air where you are, it’s definitely around the creative blogs, shops and catalogs.

To me, nothing says “Fall” like autumn leaves and so I created a falling leaf mobile with coffee stained muslin fabric and a white birch twig.

To make a mobile like this, you’ll need:

Fabric
Coffee or tea
Thread or strings
Twigs
Glue

Cut out pieces of muslin and soak in coffee or tea. For my leaves I used coffee (leftover from breakfast). I decided not to soak them but drizzle the coffee over the fabric for a variegated effect.

Hang your fabric to dry.
Create a leaf template and trace onto your dried fabric. Cut out your leaves.
Glue your leaves onto a piece of thread or string and let dry.

Secure your threads of falling leaves onto the twig. I wrapped the thread around the twig and added a tiny spot of glue. Hang your mobile and enjoy the falling leaves.
The best part – you don’t have to rake these leaves up.


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