It has been waaaay too long. I apologize for my absence. It’s been an interesting few months, but I’ll spare you the details. I’m getting back into my crafting and I have a schedule ready to go! You’ll be hearing from me a lot more often.
First up, this lovely table top fire bowl. I happen to live in the borough of my neighborhood and the rule is that you can’t have a fire unless it’s contained. My workaround is a table top option since I can’t have a fire pit.
You don’t need much to make one and, depending on the size of bowl you get, you’ll likely spend less that $25 to make your own.
Fire bowl supplies
- pea gravel (get it from Lowe’s)
- large ceramic bowl (I got mine from Ollie’s)
- Sterno burning gel (Grocery Store)
- Long-Stemmed lighter
Step 1: Add the pea gravel to the bowl
Fill the bowl with pea gravel and even it out.
Step 2: Add the burning gel
Make space in the middle for the Sterno burning gel and fill in the space around it with pea gravel.
Light the gel when ready! Be sure to use a long stemmed match or lighter. Enjoy the outdoors a little more this fall with the warmth from your new fire bowl.
Tip: get the food safe Sterno gel and make s’mores!
Have you ever seen moss graffiti before? I’ve seen in on Pinterest before but I honestly thought it was all photoshopped… you can’t make moss gross like that. Making the photo in Photoshop would be so easy too, so I just dismissed that as the only option. Well, I was wrong. I was looking around on The Bored Ninja today and accidentally found a tutorial on how to make it. Now, that is exciting! Turns out, it is environmentally friendly as well.
It kind of reminds me a chia pet…
If you want to make it you will need:
Images © The Bored Ninja
Alright, I wouldn’t call it a winter wonderland… Let’s face it, anything that has the word winter, snow can not be considered a wonderland, in my opinion. Snow looks pretty from the window but from outside it is a different story.
I had time to paint last night for the first time in quite a while. This was what happened. Maybe sometime this weekend I’ll get a frame so I can get it up on Etsy!
Talk about bringing camping into the 21st century…
So, a few weeks ago I posted a few videos of hoop dancing. I have taken an interest in this dance style for a while now so it was time to buy an adult hula hoop. Are you kidding me? Why buy one when I can make one? So here it is.
Things You Will Need:
Duct tape and/or electrical tape (colorful duct tape can be found at 5 Below or online and you can get electrical tape at Lowe’s)
PVC Cutters (Lowe’s)
Connectors (plastic, at Lowe’s)
PVC Piping (160 psi, 3/4″) You can use a lower psi if you don’t plan on putting anything in the tubing for extra weight. (Lowe’s
Using the PVC cutters, make a cut so that the length of the tubing (in hoop shape) comes from the ground to a bit above your belly button.
Use a hair dryer to heat the ends of the tubing. It needs to expand slightly so that the connector will fit inside. If you don’t have a hair dryer, this can be performed with boiling water. BUT don’t leave the tubing in the water too long. You don’t want it to melt.
Put the connector between the two ends of tubing and push them together. Do this quickly because the expansion won’t last long.
Now you can decorate! This is the best part! I chose colored duct tape and electrical tape.
Warning: Duct tape does not lay as smoothly as electrical tape because of the threading.
YAY! A homemade hula hoop.