Jane Clauss and the growth of a home design projects TV show host? Yes, your grandma’s tissue box crafty-stash and your kids pre-school finger-paints are still crafting, but today’s crafting is so much more. There are no limits to tools, projects, ideas, where you make it, and whatever design comes of your creative crafting. Crafting allows you to give new life to old items by giving them a different meaning or use; everything in your sight could be used in a craft project. Crafting really is the ideal platform to let your imagination run wild.
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 ? Lemons can add a bright flavor and good health benefits to almost any recipe; and that includes pancakes. Add ¼ cup of lemon juice and a tablespoon of lemon zest to your traditional pancake recipe, cook like normal and you have a citrusy delight! Serve with sausage and syrup enjoy the sweet and savory.
DIY ideas with 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. Find extra details at craft projects.
Fun food recipes by Jane Clauss: Since an orange is the perfect color to masquerade as a pumpkin, it makes the perfect jack-o-lantern. To carve an orange, slice the top off first then scoop out the insides. Once it’s clean give it a quick rinse in a bleach bath to help preserve the rind. Using a hobby knife cut out the eyes and mouth. You can fill these cutie-pie pumpkin impersonators with grapes for a snack bowl for the kids or illuminate them with a tea light. Are they mini pumpkins or are they oranges? That’s what your friends will be asking with this DIY delight.
Jane Monzures Clauss is a two time EMMY winning television personality. Currently the host of Creative Living on the COX Media Yurview Network, and host of Living Healthy Chicago on WGN TV. She can also be heard as a featured guest host on 720 WGN radio. See extra info at https://janeclauss.com/. 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.