Dog Days of Summer Science

Dog Days of Summer Science
According to The Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days of Summer run from July 3rd to August 11th.  The name comes because Sirius (the brightest star in the sky) is in the same region as the sun.  Sirius is part of the Canis Major Constellation – also called the “Dog Star.” Liz Heinecke, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, has more information...

Fun DIY Craft Ideas

Fun DIY Craft Ideas
Jen Appleberry from Appleberry's Attic shared fun DIY ideas for making home decorations. Use the code TCL5 for $5 off a subscription box with Appleberry Attic's subscription box until midnight on Friday, July 16th.

Cabin Inspired DIY Projects

Cabin Inspired DIY Projects
Our DIY expert Danielle Rode from Upsy-Daisy stopped by to share cabin inspired projects perfect for summer time. Try them at home! 1. Decorative Wood Buoys Material list: Deck Post Paint Pencil Ruler Miter Saw (or circular saw) Jute Rope Drill Scissors Painters tape Number stencils (optional) Sand...

Summertime Backyard DIY’s

Summertime Backyard DIY’s
It’s summertime in Minnesota so spruce up your backyards and enjoy being outside!  DIY expert Danielle Rode, the owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake, has some easy to do projects. Spindle Wood Chime Materials: Spindles (from old chair, old crib, etc.) Topper (wooden bowl or circle of some type) Spray paint Saw ...

Star Wars Experiments

Star Wars Experiments
One of the greatest movie quotes of all time is, “May the force be with you”, from the Star Wars movie.  The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heineke wrote a whole book filled with themed experiments called, Star Wars Maker Lab.  She joins us with some of the science you’ll find in the book.

May Baskets Traditions

The ritual of hanging May Day baskets on a neighbor’s door in springtime has a long history, Maybe as far back as ancient Rome. The practice was particularly popular a millennium later, in the 19th and 20th centuries. But sadly, this quaint tradition has faded. We think those little baskets filled with beautiful flowers and small treats,...

Spring Crafts

Spring Crafts
Now that the weather is nice, get out for a SCREEN FREE DAY of Creativity & Connection!  Jen Appleberry from Appleberry’s Attic has some fun projects. Appleberry's Attic Walk In Workshops are the 2nd and 4th Thursday - Saturday of every month! Walk in Workshops are great because: * You choose your own project from an array of...

DIY Projects for your Showers

DIY Projects for your Showers
It’s the time of year for baby showers and bridal showers and we are celebrating it!  Danielle Rode from Upsy Daisy in White Bear Lake has some projects that you can do yourself that will definitely amp up your shower décor. Wine Place Cards Materials: Corks Mini roses Place cards Drill knife Instructions: Use...

Makerspace

Makerspace
Woodworking is one of the oldest crafts in the world and it’s become a very popular hobby and a lucrative profession.  Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself workshop in White Bear Lake. Click here to get a $50 voucher to Makerspace for just $25 valid towards a class or membership.

Adding Texture

Adding Texture
Transform your space with texture. It’s the one element that completes a space and brings it to the next level. Glass Jar Makeover Materials: Glass Jar (Danielle used pickle jar) Jute or Twine Rope Scissors Glue Gun How to: Cut a piece of rope to fit around the lip on the top of your jar. Loosely tie it around...

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day Crafts
Jen Appleberry from Appleberry's Attic Craft Studio is here to show us a fun craft you can make at home this Valentine's Weekend.  And the best part is.... you probably already have the materials on hand to make these adorable No Sew Gnomes! Gnome Materials: 2-ish Cups of Rice 1 White Sock (Body) Small Rubber Bands 2...

Valentine’s Day Décor

Valentine’s Day Décor
Valentine’s Day is a little more than a week away and “Love is in the Air” with some sugar and a DIY craft activity at Board & Brush! Board and Brush in Chanhassen has partnered with Victoria Sweets for a Valentine inspired workshop.  For more information on the workshop, click here.

Winter Crafts

Winter Crafts
February 3rd is the exact halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox?  Donna Erickson, creator of Donna’s Day, has some fun winter craft ideas that will keep the kiddos entertained.  Click here for detailed directions to all of Donna’s activities.  

DIY Wrapping Paper

DIY Wrapping Paper
You don’t need to purchase your wrapping paper from the store.  Jen Appleberry from Appleberry’s Attic Craft Studio shows how you can personalize your gift with things you have. Basic Supply List for today's Gift Wrapping: * Brown Builders Paper from your local Hardware Store * Tape & Scissors * Bakers Twine, Yarn or String...

Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafts
Grab your scissors and glue, TCL Craft Star Alisun Abbott has some holiday themed crafts you can do this weekend. Birdseed Wreath A project to bring cheer and celebration to any yard or special tree. Items needed Mini bundt pan molds or bundt pan Four cups of birdseed One 27-ounce jar of coconut oil (Oil to Birdseed ratio...

Holiday Science

Holiday Science
Even during the holidays, you can bring a little science into you decorations.  The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heinecke shows us some fun experiments.  From making snow globes in jars to making melted candy stained glass for decorating gingerbread houses and easy homemade marshmallow fondant, science plays a part. Click here to order...