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Craft Table * Apples

Uses for  Apples –


Dried Fruit for Potpourri

More  examples   homemade

At Holiday time I dry fruit in my Dehydrator    for fall gifts. In bags ready to give as gifts. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use an oven.

Cut citrus peels such as orange and lemon into small pieces no larger than 1/2″ wide. Cut them into thin slices no larger than 1/4″ thick. Slice apples, peaches and pears into thin slices no larger than 1/4″ thick. Save the peels and dehydrate these as well to add to your potpourri
Dry Apples   for Decorations –
 To dry apples, slice paper thin and place slices in a single layer on a baking sheet in 150 degree oven for 30 minutes.
They can  be used for dried Apple Slice wreath and Ornaments .
Simmer Pot on Stove / Old small crock pot
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 anise stars
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • cut up apples and fruit
  • Water

Make sure if you use this on the stove you keep an eye on it. If you have a small crockpot its a great way to use one.   Lisa


9/11 Never Forget –

In Remembrance-


Lesson Plans from 9/11 Memorial .org

It’s been 16 years since this event has happened. I will always remember sitting at my sons doctors getting ready for a check up as this came up on the TV screen.

Let’s always remember those that gave all – Lisa

Mosquito & Ant Spray * Homemade

Today @ My Craft Table – it’s home made and and mosquito  help. With kids and pets this is a fun and useful  project for this time if year. Lisa


With the rains – and water in South Louisiana comes the bugs. Mesquites  and Ants can be a big problem. But with a few items you can make your own without harmful chemicals.



These plants and essential oils are great for these recipes.

Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Geranium, Lavender, Mint.



My Ant Kitchen spry – is super Easy.

  1. Spray Bottle
  2. Water
  3. Vinger

Mixed half and half. Works great. You can also use Lemon juice.

Also -if you need Bathroom/Bedroom – you can sprinkle baby powder in corners.


Mosquitoes Spray

2 Tablespoon Witch Hazel

2 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1/4 teaspoon Vodka (preservative)

10 drops of favorite above essential oil.



Candles for  Outside –

Container for candle ( jar or receyled metal can)

Soy Wax  ( or you can melt old used candles)


Citronella   oil   for fragrance,

  • Melt wax  ( in double boiler / Microwave)
  • Attach wick in container
  • Add fragrance to wax
  • Pour Hot wax – and let Cool

**Be careful while working with wax -can burn.

For Table decoration-

Use small containers of Lavenders ,Mint and Rosemary as table decorations and gifts.

Mason Jars  candles –

  • Place slices of fresh lemons.Mint leaves and Rosemary
  • Filled with Water
  • Float Candles on top .

Let Rock Today * My Craft Table

Today’s Craft Table Fun-  Rocks and No Not the Pet Rock Kind!

I have been reading and see lots of articles about Rocks and crafts – I thought I can do that -so outside I went to a Rock pile.

But What kind?

  • Size and shape based on projects –
  • Needed that on top if I wanted to paint or stamp on
  • Flat on bottom if I needed to use as a stand
  • Not to big -so it was out of place.

So I picked them out. Gave them a good scrub -let Dry overnight.

Painted a base coat -let Dry.

Now What to Make?


Rock 1 – Directions

  1. I decided to make an owl ( they are cool /wise)
  2. I decided to use fine tip markers to make my design and then paint.

Modge Podge to set – Let Dry.


Next 2 Rocks with smooth bottoms –

Wrapper wire ( flower wire from Dollar Tree) – and made picture and place card holders. I can see these as table decorations for parties and picnics.

  1. Measure off a piece of wire for the photo holder. Wrap around a circle shape (i used a marker a couple of times )
  2. than the rest of the wire farm the neck ( depending on use adjust height}
  3. wraps around the rock base.



Try this out with you kids -I am sure you can come up with some great inexpensive idea for your garden or Table. These Rocks are No Pet Rocks.   Lisa



Crayons * My Craft Table

Today ! On my Craft Table it’s all about Crayons. Every year at Back to School time I buy new crayons ( I love the smell) – But what to do with the old or broken Crayons ? Make something New –  Lisa

My Box of Crayons!



Melted Crayon Wreath-

  1. Parchment Paper
  2. Shave Crayons onto Paper ( can use sharpener)
  3. Fold over paper and Melt with hot Iron ( can run /so cover surface)
  4. Let Cool – and Peel off pieces.
  5. I glued my pieces in a Fall wreath pattern and Decorate.

You can use the peeled off pieces for card background or other crafts, Lisa





These are Silicon molds I had – 

  1. Peel Off labels
  2. Break into pieces to fill the Mold.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes (until melted)
  4. Let Cool
  5. Pop Out – New Crayons Made .



All these great crafts can be made in any color by varying the colors you use.

Fall ( orange,yellow green)

Christmas ( red,green, gold, metallic)

Winter ( Blue,White,Silver,metallic)

Spring/Easter ( Blue,yellow,green,pastels)

Enjoy – playing with Crayons.   Lisa

National Waffle Day

Can this Day’s post be any better. We love Waffles in our family -all kinds from savory to sweet . Frozen ( Yes) to Homemade .At any time . So this Thursday we celebrate – National Waffle Day ! Eat up -Lisa 


History from Wikipedia –

waffle is a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, which has over a dozen regional varieties.[1] Waffles may be made fresh or simply heated after having been commercially precooked and frozen.


Think its only Breakfast  –  Food Networks   gives you 12 recipes you can make in a waffle  iron –    Recipes   


* My Savory Creation @ The Recipe Box @ LEL

Here a few pictures of my son making Waffles –  this batter is store bought basic but you can add any ingredients you want.  Lisa 



Craft Time @ My Table

My Craft Table Today !  Marbling

If you have been out shopping and running errands dont forget your local Dollar Store.

Its a great place for Bargains on craft supplies -,  I like to shop the after holiday sales for items but I also find some great everyday items to use in crafting. 

  • Paper/ Pencils
  • Journals/ Notebooks
  • Flowers /wire
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • wasabi tape and markers
  • Silicon items I can use in Soap making.
  • Metal/ Glass containers for candles

The other days while doing some shopping I came across this Kit. ($1)



I had to give it a try. Following package direction- I filled a tin baking pan 1/2 with water -swirl my paint in and place my items to be marbleized. Wait a few minutes -pull them up and let dry. You can also do fabric – but make sure the fabric will take dye .   And it takes more dye and soaking time for fabric.   Now  I just need to make something with these but that;s another Post .     Lisa