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...

DIY Holiday Décor

DIY Holiday Décor
DIY expert and owner of Upsy Daisy, Danielle Rode shares some festive Do-It-Yourself ways to decorate at home. Faux Barn Wood Tree Collar Material: Giant cardboard box Utility knife Hot glue gun Peel and stick (wood look) wallpaper Binder clip Instructions: Cut an existing cardboard box to a size that will fit under...

Ice Luminaries

Ice Luminaries
Living in the land of cold and ice, otherwise known as Minnesota, has its advantages.  Why not take advantage of the frigid temps by building your own ice luminaries?  Reporter Kristin Haubrich introduces us to local artist and ice wrangler, Jennifer Hedberg, with a lesson on the winter craft.  Offer via Wintercraft.com for Twin Cities...

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving Tablescapes
DIY Expert and owner of Upsy Daisy, Danielle Rode shows us how you can make your table beautiful and festive for Thanksgiving.   Three items - all for your Thanksgiving table.  1) Plate charger 2) Place cards 3) Centerpiece Plate Charger Materials: 12” Cake/Bakery plates Package of loose leaf decorations (approx 35 pieces per...

Glass Blowing

Glass Blowing
TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich is at FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts where she gets a lesson in glass blowing.  They have classes available to teach you how to create designs from simple to complex using molten glass, all while staying socially distant. For more information on FOCI’s Glass classes, click here.

Spooky Science

Spooky Science
Our Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heinecke brings a little spooky fun to your kitchen.  Liz loves this time of year and shows us a few experiments that you can try out with your kids this weekend.

Fall Home Décor

Fall Home Décor
If you need a little inspiration when it comes to decorating there is someone who is always full of it.  Danielle Rode is the woman behind the Halloween décor in our studio.  TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich checks out Danielle’s store, Upsy Daisy, in White Bear Lake.

DIY Fall Décor

DIY Fall Décor
There is a crispness in the air and time to embrace the coziness of fall.  Add some fall into your homes with textures and the rich jewel colors mixed with neutral tones.  DIY Expert, Danielle Rode, has 3 fall projects to help you get ready for the season. Danielle is the owner of Upsy Daisy in White Bear Lake. Click here for more...