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Halloween Hoosier – All Treats, No Tricks

It’s time to pull out the Halloween decor and get ready for Fright Night. (Actually, my Halloween tastes tend toward spooky/goofy/vintage rather than gory and horrific.) The Hoosier has a prominent place in our kitchen, so I love to decorate it for seasons and holidays. Care for a tour?

I used my Fiestaware and created a cake stand to give this pumpkin some height.

Our neighbor Norman (may he RIP) grew the gourd and gave it to me to paint. It’s been part of my Halloween decor for 13 years. I found these sweet ceramic jack-o-lanterns at a thrift store. Their insides are sooty from a previous owner burning what must’ve been the world’s tiniest tea light candles in them.

Rabbit Trail: I don’t burn real candles in the Hoosier. Have you ever seen a candle flare? Mark and I were watching TV one night and I had a jar candle burning on the coffee table. All of the sudden, the flame shot up about three feet into the air! It burned that way for just a second and then went back to burning as normal. We couldn’t believe what we’d just seen! That’s why I like to leave clearance of several feet around real candles.

The papier-mâché ornaments are from Department 56.

No such thing as unlucky black cats when they’re this sweet.

While the Hoosier is festive by day, it’s pure magic at night.

For the past several years, we’ve carved Funkins at my sister’s Halloween soiree. The Hoosier is chock full of them. Our nephew gave us the spiderweb candle below….about 20 years ago!

I debated placing the “G” marquee letter in front of the “eek”! We do geek out over Halloween.

The star led lights are from Anthropologie. They usually stock them before Christmas; I like to buy them on Boxing Day clearance.

Most everything in the Hoosier is thrifted, gifted, handmade or found on sale.

We put the string lights on a timer so they’re on for a few hours in the morning, and on again in the evening until we go to bed.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little jaunt through the Hoosier. Happy Halloween!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 9.15.2019

I had a hot minute to pop into a thrift store on Friday evening, and scored some vintage Pyrex bowls for a Hamilton Beach mixer. I also bought a Pyrex square baker. ‘Cause I need more stuff! In my defense, I’ve already used everything but the pour bowl.

We’ve been busy in the Arthurized Home Test Kitchens, prepping 7 new recipes for this week’s menu! We’ve found several keepers and a new favorite vegetarian soup. This one will be in the rotation frequently. Let’s dive in, shall we? (To the menu, not the soup.)

Breakfast:
Sausage Breakfast Scramble – New Recipe! Here’s a bowl of savory, comfort food for breakfast. We made the Italian version; omitting the salt and using just one half cup of cheese. But, if you like two cups, toss it in there! I don’t judge.
https://www.southyourmouth.com/2016/07/sausage-breakfast-scramble-low-carb.html

Lunch:
Lemony Avocado Tuna Salad – Mark doesn’t care for avocado, so we sub in chopped cucumber. It’s every bit as delicious.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Dinner:

Baked Salmon with Lemon Butter – New Recipe! The fastest entree you’ll ever throw together. You can have this in the oven in five minutes, tops! I didn’t bother to make the side of lemon butter. Because dang, that’s dedication to your butter, there. Clearly, I’m just not at that level.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-baked-salmon-lemon-butter/servings/2

Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs – New Recipe! When we’re cooking for a crowd, we use bamboo skewers, but when it’s just the two of us, we use stainless.
https://mythreeseasons.com/middle-eastern-chicken-kebabs/
Basic Tahini Sauce
https://mythreeseasons.com/tahini-dressing/

Forty-Clove Chicken Filice – New Recipe! Take some help from the grocery store on this one, and buy a package of peeled garlic cloves. Ain’t nobody got time for peeling forty cloves of garlic! Don’t be afraid of all that garlic; baking just makes them sweeter. You won’t repel vampires.
https://www.cooks.com/recipe/u81yk046/40-clove-chicken-filice.html

Green Curry of Broccoli Soup – New Recipe! She’s no beauty queen, but if you’re looking for a mild curry, I’ve gotcha covered. Mine is the vegetarian version, topped with a little parmesan and a few toasted pepitas.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2012/01/16/7-surprising-reasons-to-eat-more-soup-green-curry-of-broccoli-soup/

Ropa Vieja

  • Servings: 6-8 very hungry people
  • Difficulty: Easy
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My very Americanized version of this hearty shredded beef dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1 package (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix – or make your own like this: https://feedingbig.com/clean-eating-onion-soup-mix.html
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 c. red wine
  • 3 T. coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. salsa – look for salsa with no added sugar
  • 1/2 c. water – optional (I almost never add this)
  • Garnishes: Any combination of sour cream, salsa, cilantro, lime wedges, shredded cheese, olives and avocado
  • 3-4 cups cooked rice of your choice or cauliflower rice for low-carb

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Heat oil in dutch oven, over med-high. Add beef and brown on all sides.
  2. Reduce heat, add onion and cook until soft but not browned.
  3. Add onion soup mix, wine, salsa and water (if using). Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and place in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Check occasionally to make sure there is sufficient liquid in the pan, add more wine if necessary.
  5. Shred beef before serving. Serve over rice, or cauliflower rice for low-carb. Garnish as desired. Enjoy!

Snack:
Parmesan chips – New Recipe! – These chips are dangerously addictive! They would be great on a little appetizer tray. Scale this recipe to the number of servings you need. I used my 1″ cookie scoop to portion them onto the Silpat. The Silpat is great for this, because if you’re baking several batches, you won’t need a fresh piece of parchment paper each time.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/parmesan-chips

Treat:
Keto Key Lime Pie Jars – New Recipe! There’s no need for chemical food dyes in this pretty, green dessert. An under-ripe avocado lends unpleasant sharpness, so use a guacamole-ready avocado for smooth, buttery flavor. I used powdered Swerve in the filling and increased it slightly. Add extra lime juice to the filling if you like.
As an experiment, I pressed plastic wrap onto the surface of the filling to remove the air, and placed these in the refrigerator and freezer. These kept just fine in both places for a few days. The avocado did not oxidize at all. I imagine they would keep longer in the freezer. If they’re not eaten first!
https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/keto-key-lime-pie-jars/

I hope your week is off to a great start!

To shop the post:
Fiestaware / Stainless Skewers / Cookie Scoop / Silpat / Powdered Swerve / Glass Tumblers

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Meal Prep for Week of 8.25.2019

The garden produce is slowing down a little, but we’re still up to our eyeballs in fresh herbs. The herb garden has become my happy place. (Well, in addition to Sunset Beach, the greenway, any ol’ clearance rack and, and, and…!) I absolutely love strolling out there to snip something fresh to add to our meals. I’ve got four new recipes for you this week, including a few vegetarian options:

Breakfast:
Keto Coconut Porridge – New Recipe! This porridge has an almost savory, mild, coconut flavor; which we enjoy. It’s quick and easy to prepare. However, we’re pounding through one can of coconut milk per day, so that adds up over the course of a week. We’ll likely reserve this one for occasional breakfasts going forward.
Recipes from Diet Doctor can be scaled to the number of servings needed. Don’t scale the salt in this recipe. Ask me how I know that.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-coconut-porridge/servings/2

Lunch:
Turkey, Bacon and Swiss on a Lettuce Bun – Slice “cheeks” from a head of iceberg lettuce to make the bun. I like my sandwich with spicy dijon mustard.

Dinner:

Tuscan Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Creamy Garlic Sauce – New Recipe!
https://www.savorytooth.com/sun-dried-tomato-chicken/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BlogButton

Garlicky Parmesan Zucchini Bake – New Recipe! We’ll serve this with a piece of fish or grilled chicken.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/garlicky-parmesan-zucchini-bake-clean-eating/

Annnnnd sometimes you add the parsley too early. Oops!

Oh well, I happen to love parsley and don’t think a half cup is too much for this recipe. I also love garlic, and this made the house smell like a pizzeria while it was baking. Broiling it for a few minutes with a little extra parmesan on top is always a good idea.

Cumulus Spiced Eggs – Super quick dinner! You can have this meal on the table in twenty minutes, start to finish. The eggs are the start of this show, so I recommend pastured eggs if available.
https://stonesoupvirtualcookeryschool.com/2013/06/cumulus-spiced-eggs/

Garlic Butter Salmon from this recipe:
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/
…with the carrots and broccoli from here:
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/

Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – New Recipe! This salad is so tasty! To reduce carbs, I left the chickpeas out altogether, and I’m serving the olives and feta on the side, because a certain someone doesn’t care for them. *ahem*
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Snacks:
Mine: Gouda Snacking Cheese, Celery and Peanut Butter. Meh.
Hubby: Watermelon, grapes, bananas, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn…

Treat: Coconut Milk Panna Cotta topped with Chia Seed Strawberry Jam – To decrease the carbs, swap the honey in the panna cotta for a tablespoon (or so) of your favorite low-carb sweetener. I used Swerve.
https://deliciouslyorganic.net/coconut-panna-cotta-dairy-free-gaps-paleo-grain-free/
Same here. Deep-six the honey for a couple teaspoons of low-carb sweetener.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chia-seed-strawberry-jam-clean-eating/

What’s fresh in your kitchen this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Meal Prep for the Week of 8.11.2019

True to form, I started a painting project yesterday and well, I’m in a little over my head. This one has been in the works for awhile and I’m starting to see that it will either be a glorious success or a spectacular failure. There is no in-between, I’m afraid. I’ll let you know either way. Here’s a sneak preview:

I haven’t had much time for cooking this weekend, so I have just a few pictures for you. I’ll update them going forward. Hope you don’t mind. Let’s dive into this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Cinnamon Roll Noatmeal – This variation is so good! I added 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon and a smidgen of nutmeg (’cause it’s my favorite spice and I add it to nearly everything!) to the dry noatmeal mix from here…
https://www.healthysweeteats.com/my-favorite-noatmeal-aka-low-carb-oat-free-porridge-the-basic-recipe-and-6-variations/
…and made the cinnamon roll drizzle from here:
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/easy-low-carb-keto-oatmeal-recipe/

Lunch:
Chicken and Garlic with Fresh Herbs – We’ll have this with a side of fresh green beans from Pa Kettle’s garden. The chives, rosemary and thyme are all from our garden. We grilled the chicken and then finished it on the stove.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chicken-garlic-with-fresh-herbs/

Dinner:

Keto Waffles – Breakfast for Dinner!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/keto-waffles-recipe/

Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing – New Recipe! Because sometimes you just want a light, refreshing salad for dinner. I was skeptical about the amount of vinegar in the dressing, but it’s just right. I left the honey out and used monkfruit sweetener instead. We both really enjoy this salad. Hope they don’t do random drug testing at work!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cucumber-strawberry-salad/

Perfect Roast Chicken – Ina’s classic roast chicken. This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie.
https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/perfect-roast-chicken

Turkey, Bacon and Swiss on a Lettuce Bun – No recipe, just cut “cheeks” from a head of iceburg lettuce, fill with turkey slices, a slice of bacon, tomato, cheese and your favorite condiments. I like spicy brown mustard. Fast, easy, keto!

Keto Meatballs and Sauce – New Recipe! We’ll serve over zoodles to amp up the veggies.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/keto-meatballs-and-sauce/

Snacks:
Keto – Gouda Snacking Cheese, Cucumber slices, Celery and Peanut Butter
Delightful, Carb-Filled Snacks for Hubby – Watermelon, Grapes, Bananas, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Treat:
Keto Strawberry Icebox Pie – New Recipe! Honestly, this one was a mixed bag. A delicious, mixed bag that I would make again, but decrease the sweetener by half. This was just too sweet for our tastes as written. I didn’t bother to make the whipped cream for the two of us because, dang, that’s a lot of cream! I’m keeping this in the freezer, because it stays a little soft in the fridge. If you like strawberry cheesecake, you’ll like this pie. This would make a nice dessert for guests, and I bet they’d never guess it is keto!
https://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/keto-strawberry-icebox-pie-low-carb/

Have a great week, everyone! I’ll just be over here, with paint in my hair and stain under my fingernails.

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Milk Glass in the Kitchen

I’ve been collecting milk glass and using it throughout the house for years now. (Too many years to count!) Back when I began collecting, I could find pieces at the flea market and thrift stores for twenty five or fifty cents. While the days of that pricing are long since over, I still find pieces in the wild for a dollar and up. The milk glass I collect is most useful if it can serve multiple purposes. To that end, I like to use it in unexpected ways. Here are a few ideas for using milk glass around the kitchen:

Use a large vase to keep favorite cooking utensils handy next to the stove. See that wooden spatula in the back? I bought it at Tamarack in Beckley, West Virginia. It’s handmade, sturdy and obviously, very useful. Also, I had to buy it because it was labeled “cookie shovel”, and when life gives you an opportunity to own such a magical item, you take it.

Turn a wide-bottomed bowl over and place a large plate on top to create a DIY cake stand. If you’re concerned about stability, a few dabs of hot glue or sticky dots will hold the two pieces together. Gather soaps, brushes and dishcloths by the sink. My sister brought me that tiny bud vase from Mexico. I just love it!

Because our kitchen is tiny, and we need all the drawer space we can find, we keep our eating utensils in containers on the counter. We tried this using drinking glasses until we knew that this set-up would work long term.

A cake stand makes a useful and decorative display for citrus. I’ve seen onions and garlic presented this way as well, but I think lemons, limes and oranges are prettier. It’s that whole “I love color; not into neutrals” thing.

No milk glass? No problem! Use what you have. Fiestaware is great for this use. With a mix of Fiesta plates and bowls, you can have a cake stand in every color of the rainbow.

How about Grandma’s china? (Perhaps we shouldn’t use the hot glue gun on that?) Mix and match dishes and bowls for a boho look. I used a small, vintage Pyrex bowl in this aspect.

Mason jars make perfectly charming utensil holders.

Use your imagination to see your things in a whole new light. You’ll be amazed at what you can create! If you try try this quick project, I’d love to see your results. Let me know in comments, or email me at: arthurized dot home at gmail dot com.

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Much like Peeps marshmallow candy, deviled eggs are polarizing. You either love them or you hate them. We’re in camp Love Them. Deviled eggs that is, not Peeps.

Because they’re are a pain in the butt to make, I usually make a large batch of deviled eggs, 8-10 whole eggs at a time. We eat them until we don’t want to see another one for six months or so.

This deviled egg plate belonged to my husband’s great aunt, Ruth.

To make hard boiled eggs:
Bring a large pot of water (mine holds 7 quarts) to a rolling boil. Gently, gently lower 8-10 eggs into the water. Don’t crowd them. Leaving the pot uncovered, lower the heat to a medium simmer. Simmer for 14 minutes and transfer the eggs to an ice bath for five minutes. Peel the eggs.

Once the eggs have cooled enough to handle, slice them in half lengthwise and release the cooked yolk into a mixing bowl.

Classic Deviled Eggs
For 8-10 eggs, mix 1/2 cup (or so) of mayonnaise, a little finely ground salt and white pepper into the cooked egg yolks. Add a teaspoon of honey, or other sweetener to taste. Mix until the filling has a smooth texture. Pipe or spoon into egg halves and lightly sprinkle with paprika and chopped flat leaf Italian parsley (optional).

Classic Deviled Eggs with Bacon
Because bacon makes everything better! Mix bacon crumbles into the classic filling, spoon into whites and sprinkle more crumbled bacon on top.

Guacamole Bacon Deviled Eggs:
Not the prettiest deviled egg, but dang, they’re tasty! Serve these babies immediately so that the avocado doesn’t oxidize. My version is loosely based on this one. Instead of making my own guacamole, I take some help from the store and use pre-made. I like the classic guacamole from Aldi.

For 8-10 eggs, I use 6 – 8 oz. of guac. I substitute Cholula hot sauce for the jalapenos, because I never remember to take my contacts out before chopping jalapenos and things get ugly from there. Mix bacon into the filling, sprinkle more on top.

Bring literal deviled eggs to your next Halloween party with little slivers of red bell pepper for horns. So cute! The horns would work well with any of these variations, with or without other garnishes.

Now, go throw that bacon around like confetti!

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Decorating the Hoosier for Summer

Even though it’s still spring, it will feel like summer this weekend with highs in the upper 80’s. I’m so excited because I love all things summer: long days, wearing flip-flops, garden produce, campfires and going to the beach!

I’m getting a jump on summer decor, starting with the Hoosier cabinet. Having red, white and blue as my color scheme, I’ll leave this up from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Of course, the star represents the Star City; and the thermoses are vintage, picnic fun!

Some of these pieces are a nod to my Minnesota childhood. The birch bark canoe is a reminder of summers spent paddling on the lake. The dala horses and the Lisa Larson figurine were gifts to our family from a Swedish exchange student.

I’ve had these metal sand pails for years now. My mother-in-law loved Mary Engelbreit and beach vacations, so these bring back memories of her.

This little guy was part of a Children of the World project that Larson produced for UNICEF. I love his sweet face and little “innie” belly button! He has the cutest bubble butt too, but I’ll try not to embarrass him here.

I’ve collected vintage linens for quite some time. Many of these are gifts from my sister-in-law who started my collection almost 25 years ago.

A little life advice from the Father of His Country. I found this little goodie at a thrift store; and I love the script calligraphy.

The Lone Star State tablecloth was a gift from my Grandpa to his mother when he was working in Texas.

Do you see the navy saucer peeking out from the red bowl? It belonged to my Hoosier Grandma. The California cloth is in memory of my Grandparents; and with love to all my family in the Golden State. The tablecloth is a new piece made to look like vintage, state map hankies.

I’m enjoying the irony of featuring beautiful, English dishes in my celebration of independence from British rule. Which reminds me of the time when my husband wore his Union Jack hoodie to watch the fireworks on July 4th!

The Fiestaware here is a mixture of old and new pieces. The large, navy bowl was my Grandma’s as well; she used her Fiesta everyday.

I usually keep the Hoosier doors open, but here you can see the design on them. I think the hinges and latch are so cool. She’s pretty even when closed!

This cabinet is chock full of sentimental pieces that to an outsider might look a bit like a yard sale! Nearly everything else is gifted, thrifted or from the flea market.

I hope this inspires you to use your well-loved pieces in new and unusual combinations! If you need a few tips for displaying your collectibles, see my Spring Hoosier post.

Bring on summer! I’m ready!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Tips for Displaying Your Collectibles – Decorating the Hoosier for Spring

This Hoosier cabinet is a kitchen workhorse. It’s been a pantry, storage for extra dishes and large pots but most often it has been a display area for seasonal decorations and collectibles.

Several of the items in here have sentimental value; a memory tied to an experience, found or given to us by family, starting with the Hoosier itself. A gift from my sister.

This bird nest was part of the decor at my Indiana grandma’s 90th birthday party. The china belonged to my grandma in California and was lovingly shipped here by my aunt and uncle. Other items were collected over time from the flea market, thrift stores and yard sales. Some pieces are new, purchased at a discount.

The bunnies are new pieces, the leaf plates are a gift from my mom. The vintage table linens below were collected over time, mostly gifts from my sister-in-law.

“Chocolate” bunny found at TJ Maxx.

This apron was sewn by another sister. She chose cherry fabric for me because at the time we had nine cherry trees on our property.

The Fiestaware is a reminder of my Indiana Grandma and her colorful kitchen. She used Fiesta as her everyday dishes and had a glass front cabinet in her kitchen chock full of it.

These chick vases were found on a shopping trip to Dixie Pottery in Abingdon, VA with my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law. They are new pieces with a vintage look.

This cookbook holder with illustrations cracks me up! If you need an infographic for how to hold a cookbook open; perhaps the cooking is best left to someone else?

My husband bought this little teacup for me. It’s hard to read the message, but it says “Be always happy”. I imagine the original owner drank her tea from it and her thumb resting on the cup wore off the word “always”.

The lemonade pitcher and glasses were a birthday gift from my sister-in-law.

Here are some tips for displaying your collectibles:

  • Decide on a color scheme/theme. In this case, I’ve used all pastel and Spring/Easter items. You could go with brights, all white, monochromatic, etc.
  • Group like items together. Odd numbered groupings look best.
  • Vary the height of the pieces on each shelf. Try to arrange vignettes of triangles and inverted triangles. This creates movement and helps to guide the eye through your display.
  • When decorating shelves or bookcases, group colors and stagger them from right to left in a vertical zig-zag pattern.
  • Most importantly, use what you love! From the outside looking in, this may seem like a strange group of unrelated pieces, but nearly every item reminds me of an experience or someone I love. And that is the real story of my home and yours.

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Luck of the Irish Mini Bunting

Here’s a fun project for your St. Patrick’s celebration. This craft is simple, low-cost and adaptable to the materials you have on hand.

Kiss Me and Lucky Bunting Directions

Kiss Me: Green patterned cardstock, gold letter stickers, paper cutter (or ruler, pencil and scissors), glue, 20” of baker’s twine, 12” wooden skewers

I used scrapbooking cardstock from American Crafts.

Lucky: Gold metallic card stock, gold glitter letter stickers, paper cutter or ruler, pencil and scissors, glue, thin, 20” gold yarn or string, 12” wooden skewers

I used Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue for both of these buntings.

Cutting the cardstock background flags:
Determine the size you will need by measuring the largest letter sticker you will use. The Kiss Me and Lucky letter flags are approximately 2” x 1 1/8”.  To make the notch in the bottom of the flag, measure ¼” from the bottom and mark it. Now find the center and mark it. With a ruler or straight edge, draw a line from the center point to the corner of the flag. Cut along the lines.

Apply the stickers to the front of the flags, taking care to line them up neatly. I did not have a shamrock sticker for the “kiss me” banner, so I cut teardrop shapes out of another sticker to form the leaves and cut a thin curved stem. Now we’ve found a use for all those “Q” stickers! Place a thin line of glue across the top of each letter flag and adhere to the string. Let dry, tie the string to skewers and you’re done!

Rainbow Bunting Directions

Materials: White cardstock, washi tape in rainbow colors (alt: cardstock in rainbow colors), micro pom-poms, (these are 3/8”) paper cutter (or ruler, pencil and scissors), glue, 20” baker’s twine, 12” wooden skewers

If you are using paper for the rainbow bunting, Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue will work just fine to glue the micro pom-poms. If you’re using washi tape, I recommend Beacon Gem-Tac. It bonds well to slick surfaces.

Neatly apply washi tape to white cardstock. If your washi tape has a repeating pattern, make sure to line it up carefully. Next, cut out the flags. The rainbow flags are 1 5/8” x 1 5/8”. To make the inverted triangle, find the center of the bottom edge and mark it with a pencil. Draw a line from that mark to the top left corner. Repeat on the right side and cut along the lines. Now that the individual flags are cut, place a thin line of glue across the top and apply the micro pom-poms. Let dry. Once dry, turn them over and apply a thin line of glue across the top of each flag and adhere to the string in rainbow order. Let dry, tie the string to skewers and you are done!

I hope I’ve explained this clearly. Let me know if you have any questions.

Don’t have a cake plate? Here’s an easy way to create one: Use a coordinating dinner plate and bowl, turn the bowl over and place the plate on top. Super simple. You can use a dab of hot glue to hold them together temporarily. I don’t recommend hot gluing Grandma’s china, but sturdy dishes will be fine. The glue peels right off when you are done with your “cake stand”.

If you don’t have wooden skewers, use fun paper straws instead!

Need a quick centerpiece for your St. Pat’s party? These buntings are equally cute decorating a potted shamrock.

Happy St. Patrick’s!

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