DIY Summertime Fun

DIY Summertime Fun
TCL Craft Star, Alisun Abbott shows us some DIY crafts, along with ways to give your bird bath a beautiful update. Magic Wands Items needed: - wooden spoon or stick - pipe cleaners - Borax powder or Alum powder (3 cups of almost boiling water to one cup Borax powder) (2 cups of almost boiling water to 3/4 cup of Alum powder) -...

Experiments with Dry Ice

Experiments with Dry Ice
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heinecke has a new book out called, Chemistry for Kids.  She shares some of the experiments from the book with dry ice. To order Chemistry for Kids or any of Liz’s books, click here.

4th of July Crafts

4th of July Crafts
Jen Appleberry, owner of Appleberry’s Attic, joins us with some crafts to show off your patriotic side! First Project: American Flag Block This is project is so simple anyone from 3 to 93 could do it! Materials: Piece of scrap wood, or block, or even a canvas would work! Really any rectangular surface you can paint...

Ladder Golf Yard Games

Ladder Golf Yard Games
Hanging out in the yard grilling and playing yard games…sounds like summer time!  Jill Miller, owner of Projects in Person shows us how to make some of those fun yard games yourself using PVC pipe. Supplies: 3/4 Inch PVC Pipe + Fitting (2) 10 ft sections of pipe (2) Elbows + (6) T Fittings (4) End caps...

Home Improvement Apps  

Home Improvement Apps  
Scroll through social media and you’ll see all kinds of Home Improvement and DIY projects going on.  One of the best tools for your next project could be the phone you’re using to scroll social media with!  TCL Executive Producer and Techxpert Christian Unser has a few apps for you to check out. AirMeasure Roomscan ProjectColor

Crafts for Morning, Noon, & Night

Crafts for Morning, Noon, & Night
St. Paul Pioneer Press lifestyle columnist Donna Erickson has fun activities you can do at home any time of the day with your kids.  The materials needed are from the recycling bin, your garden, pantry and frig.  The ideas, recipes and strategies are for busy parents and also for grandparents. When kids come by, some of these things can be...

Board and Brush

Board and Brush
If you have a graduating senior and want to recognize them in a special way, Steve has you covered.  He spoke to the owners of Board and Brush.  They have 5 metro locations and all of them offer in-person DIY workshops and take home projects too. Click here and get a half price deal for a premade project or workshop.  Make sure you get...

Decorate Your Mantel

Decorate Your Mantel
DIY expert, Danielle Rode (owner of Upsy-Daisy), has some ideas and tips for decorating your mantel that will give you the perfect results. Whitewash Your Surround - Whitewash is watered down paint (1 part water + 1 part paint). Brush on and then wipe off with a damp rag. Formula for Decorating the Mantel – Focal + Anchor + Filler:...

Chemistry for Kids

Chemistry for Kids
Liz Heinicke, known as The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, has a new book out that will keep your kids entertained for hours in the kitchen.  Plus, there is an added bonus – it keeps your kids excited about learning too.  Liz joins us with some of the experiments you’ll find in “Chemistry for Kids.”

Remembering this Time

Remembering this Time
Virtual happy hours, social distancing guidelines, toilet paper shortages, and Distance Learning are just some of the things we are living with.  It’s something that will surely be written about in history books.  Our Director of Programming, Mandy Tadych, has some ideas for you to commemorate and document this time in history. Take a...

Adjusting Hems

Adjusting Hems
If you are cleaning out your closets, before you throw away those old jeans try them on one more time. If they fit you well in the waist and legs, changing the hem might be the thing needed to breathe new life into them. Fashion stylist, Amy Seeman explains how easy this is. If you need extra help getting your closet ready for spring, Amy is...

Crafts for Kids

Crafts for Kids
With the kids home you’re probably looking for ways to keep them busy.  Jen Appleberry, owner of Appleberry’s Attic, has a fun and simple project that will keep them busy and spread a little kindness. KINDNESS ROCKS or STORY ROCKS Supplies: Rocks - around the yard, at the park, or ask a neighbor. Paint Paint Brushes For Kindness...

Get Creative Morning, Noon, & Night

Get Creative Morning, Noon, & Night
Donna Erickson joins us with ways to get those creative juices flowing with the kids all times of the day while spending time at home hunkered down.  Check out Donna’s website, Donna’s Day on Facebook and on Instagram @donnaerickson_donnasday for more creative food and fun! MORNING: MAKE FRENCH CREPES Using basic ingredients from the...

DIY Craft Kits at Home

DIY Craft Kits at Home
Twin Cities Live Producer Lisa Adams rounded up three DIY craft kits from small Minnesota based companies that can be directly shipped to your home. Check them out!  Spring Wreath Kit by Lexington Floral   Build Boxes and Build Bags from Projects in Person    Crafts Kits from Socially Handcrafted

DIY Photo Displays

Danielle Rode, owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake shared creative ways to display your photos. Try making these photo frames yourself! Visit Danielle! Upsy-Daisy 2176 3rd St. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 Drop Cloth Photo Hanging Materials needed: Drop Cloth Balsa wood strips Fabric transfer paper iron inkjet...

Mainstage Inspiration at Home and Garden Show

Mainstage Inspiration at Home and Garden Show
Founder of Smith + Trade Mercantile, Kelli Kaufer, designed the main stage at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. She stopped by to share the inspiration behind her creation. Visit Kelli at Smith + Trade Mercantile, click here. Interested in going to the Home and Garden Show? Use the code *TCL* for 50% off tickets.

Socially Handcrafted – Paint Pouring

Socially Handcrafted – Paint Pouring
Andrea Pomerleau of Socially Handcrafted stopped by to share tips on how to paint pour. You'll find Socially Handcrafted and more at the Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It starts Wednesday, February 26th and runs through Sunday, March 1st. Use the code TCL for 50% off tickets to the show, click here to purchase.