Under an Hour
Turn your inspiration into action. We'll show you how.
WHAT WE'RE MAKING
Got more canvas tote bags than you know what to do with? Us too. Rather than let them pile up in the closet, give 'em new life! All you need is a stencil and a little paint.
Bluprint
Do you ever feel like you can't possibly hang another frame in your house? The next time you want to display a special photo, think outside the box and inside the hoop! Transfer the image to fabric, hoop it up and add three-dimensional details with a little embroidery floss.
Bluprint
Just three little details — some slivered almonds, orange jimmies and candy eyes — can transform otherwise plain cake pops into adorable critters that are almost too cute to eat.
Bluprint
PROJECT IDEAS
Incorporate a daily sketching routine into your busy 21st-century life.
Suma CM
Suma CM
Eggs also bring structure and lift to batters and doughs. In this lesson, puffy, custardy popovers with cheddar and red pepper rise high thanks to a preheated popover pan. A quick eggy batter becomes German spaetzle, or tiny dumplings, delicious with a carbonara sauce.
Meet Suzy and begin by going over the patterns for your mini quilt series. Suzy explains what to keep in mind when choosing fabrics and how much fun it is to customize each quilt! But don't worry, you can also make the quilts as shown using the included pattern.
Sew
Bust your stash with adorable — and giftable — zipper pouch projects!
Svetlana Sotak
Svetlana Sotak
From your morning commute to your bedtime routine, the days can get quite predictable when you’re a grown-up — and for the most part, that's fine. Structure and routine can be useful, productive, and necessary. On the other hand, a lack of spontaneity can also be a total creativity killer. Your task: find pockets of free time, while you’re doing the things you’re doing anyway, into which you can add bursts of creativity. It's easier than you think (no matter how busy you are) and you don’t even need a solid block of time to paint a canvas or throw pottery, either. Here's how to take an ordinary hour and add some unexpected magic.
MORE FAST AND FUN
No shame in grabbing a grocery store sheet cake to sweeten your next special occasion. But why stop there? It only takes a teensy bit of extra effort to spiff up an otherwise ho-hum dessert. Even better: No need to be a pastry pro or make a dozen different frostings to recreate all those cakes you're saving on Pinterest.
Becky Duffett
Ahh, summer...full of late sunsets, flickering fireflies and backyard barbecues, where slices of watermelon are fresh and juicy. To freeze time, if only just a tiny little bit, create a watermelon painting. Whether you're a novice painter or a pro with a palette, this four-step process is actually no sweat, and nearly as sweet as the real thing.
Elise Engh
You really only need 10 minutes a day to hone this new skill!
PICKS FROM THE PROS
Bold colors take center stage in this lesson! Practice wet-on-wet techniques as you learn to make a range of summer-themed cookies that feature hibiscus flowers, a Hawaiian shirt, flip-flops and bathing suits.
What to make for that bake sale you just found out about? Robin and Katie tackle this classic dilemma with 15-minute from-scratch brownies that will bring in the dough.
Did you know you can use the same flowers to make two totally different arrangements? Watch Carly create an ultra modern submerged centerpiece, and then build a beautiful, rustic bouquet with the same white blooms!
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