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16 Wonderful Recipes for Cake in a Jar

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Making jar cakes is a great way to use empty mason jars while waiting for summer. It’s also a convenient way to celebrate birthdays while traveling, pack dessert for a picnic or quickly make dozens of impressive party favors. Baking cakes in jars is easy, and the clean-up is no more than regular cake, since you don’t need cake pans, cutting knifes or individual serving plates.

1. Tres leches cake – recipe

Tres Leches Cakes in a Jar

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19 Beautiful Papercut Art Designs

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Papercutting might sound like a violent sport for those who aren’t familiar with real papercutting, the art of cutting designs into paper. Once you discover this incredible world of delicate paper sculptures and intricate papercut patterns, a dull piece of construction paper suddenly seems like a potential masterpiece–or, at least, a cute card. Here are 19 ways that ‘papercutters’ have transformed normal paper into beautiful papercut artwork:

1. Calendars

via Robert Ryan and Curious Doodles

Rob Ryan 2013 Papercut Desk Calendar

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9 Great Ways to Use a Wax Seal Stamp

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Wax seal stamps might seem too antiquated to use every day, but they can be unexpectedly handy once you have one. Because they’re so sophisticated by themselves, you don’t have to add much else to a letter or label to make it look impressive. But you can use wax seal stamps for much more than just closing envelopes. Here are nine ways to make the most out of a seal stamp.

1. Chocolate seals on bite-sized cakes

via Once Wed

Chocolate 'Wax' Seal Mini Monogramed Cakes

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Bleach Art: 8 Ways To Use A Bleach Pen

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Bleach stains usually illicit reactions like, ‘It’s ruined!’ and ‘How can I cover it up?’ Rarely do you hear, ‘Add more bleach!’ But that’s exactly what bleach art calls for: making clothes and accessories even better using bleach pens, paint brushes and stencils. Best of all, it takes very little time! Here are eight ways you can make bleach stains lovable.

1. Tribal leggings

via Deanna Reder

tribal leggings bleach art

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10 Ways to Paint Champagne Glasses

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An easy way to make plain champagne flutes look special is to paint them, giving each flute a unique pattern. You can find inexpensive champagne glasses at most thrift stores and paint them for a special occasion or as party favors. To get started, read the DIY instructions for painting champagne glasses @ Blissfully Domestic and check out these ten lovely designs for inspiration.

1. Butterflies, flowers, and Swarovski crystals
via Nevena Art Glass

Wedding Butterfly Light Blue Aqua Champagne Toasting Flutes

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9 Lovely Needlework Calendars

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Needlework calendars have a beauty and permanence that paper calendars rarely achieve. Whether it’s cross-stitch, quilting, or embroidery, it’s difficult to throw away needlework, especially if the pattern is complex and painstakingly crafted. Hence, if you expect a year to be wonderful, or if the past year was already wonderful, stitching together a calendar can be a lovely way to memorialize it.

1. Faint lines to embellish with colors of your choice
via Waterrose

2013 Calendar Hand Embroidery Kit Pattern Needlework

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19 Creative Ideas for Gingerbread Houses

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Like Christmas wreaths and light decorations, gingerbread houses are a holiday art that can be either really simple and pretty, or extravagant, time-consuming and spectacular. Either way, making & decorating a gingerbread house takes patience and ingenuity, especially if you want to enter into a gingerbread competition. For inspiration, here are nineteen creative ideas to help you begin your next gingerbread abode.

1. ‘The Gnome Home’

via The Etsy Blog
Gnome Home Gingerbread House

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25 Great Gifts for Urban Cyclists

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It’s easy to buy gifts for athletic cyclists; you just go to an athletics store and check out the cycling section. Urban cyclists are bit more complicated, since they usually don’t need energy bars or heart rate monitors. Still, there’s plenty of good stuff that any bicycle-owner would be happy to have.

1. Seat barrel bag
via Walnut Studio

Seat Barrel Bag For Bicycle

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O Tiny Tannenbaum: 21 Mini Homemade Christmas Trees

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Miniature Christmas trees can be made at home as easily as holiday ornaments and garlands. You can make them from all kinds of materials, from pine cones to pieces of driftwood. They make lovely table centerpieces for holiday dinners or weddings–with snacks or favors tucked beneath their branches–and when the party’s over, you can easily place them around the house, or pack them away for next year.

1. French beaded flowers, layered to make a Christmas tree
via Sparkling Fantasy

White Beaded Christmas tree

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