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The Top Tools for Arts and Crafts Projects

If you are planning to get into arts and crafts, then you are going to need to get your hands on some tools. While there are plenty that you can introduce to your arsenal, here are some of the ones that we feel are the most important. Hot Glue Gun You really can’t do any sort of arts and craft project without a hot glue gun in tow. It is incredibly versatile, and a hot glue gun will make it dead simple to stick together pretty much anything you want. Of course, you will need to purchase some glue sticks to go with your hot glue gun. Dremel You will be surprised at how many arts and crafts projects you can put together with a Dremel alone. For those who are unaware; a Dremel is a multipurpose electric tool. You can attach a plethora of attachments to the Dremel. You will be able to polish with it, drill with it, and grind with it. Every person who is interested in arts and crafts will need to have a Dremel at some point. Scissors No matter what you are cutting, it is worth having a pair of scissors available. They are...

How to Cook a Whole Turkey

A lot of us eat turkey, but you will be surprised at how few people know how to cook a turkey properly. In fact, it is even more surprising when you know just how simple it is to cook one. With the information on this page, you are going to be learning how to cook the perfect turkey for Christmas and Thanksgiving. What You Need To follow this recipe, all you will need is: An unstuffed turkey A roasting tray A meat thermometer While these instructions can be used for roasting a stuffed turkey, do bear in mind that you will need to increase the cooking times that we talk about. If you are placing vegetables into the roasting tray, perhaps to make your own gravy, the cooking time is going to be exactly the same. Defrosting the Turkey In order to make things a little bit easier for yourself, it is important that your turkey is fully defrosted before you follow these instructions. It takes a lot longer than you may think to defrost a turkey too. It takes about 24-hours to defrost 5lbs of turkey. So, if you have a turkey of 15lbs (about the average size for...

How to Make Bath Salt Bombs

Bath salt bombs make an absolutely fantastic gift. Don’t head to the store and pick some up, though. This is something that is rather simple to make in the comfort of your own home. What You Need These ingredients should be more than enough to make several bath bombs. Of course, you can also increase the number of ingredients you use if you want to make more bath bombs at once. Just make sure that you keep the proportions in line with one another e.g. if you doubled the baking soda, you would double every other ingredient: 2 Cups of Baking Soda Various food colorings 6 teaspoons of coconut oil 2 teaspoons of your selected essential oil 2 teaspoons of water 1 cup of citric acid 1 cup of Epsom salt You will also need an electric mixer and a collection of special bath bomb molds. Don’t worry, these are not expensive, and they are complete reusable. If you wish, you could mix up various essential oils into the same bath bomb. However, just make sure that you do not go over the measurements on here. Here are some ideas for essential oil combinations: Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Orange,...

How to Make Homemade Soap

Making soaps is a wonderful ’introduction’ to the world of arts and crafts. Not only is it going to be rather simple to do, but you need minimal tools, and it is incredibly cheap too. On this page, we are going to walk you through just one method for making soap. This is because we want you to start things nice and simply. This method is known as ‘melt and pour’. This means that you will purchase a base soap, and then melt it down. You will then pour it into a soap mould for it to cool down. This method is simple, because you are not going to need to make your own soap base, which can be a little bit difficult to do if you have never made soap before. You need some specialist equipment. You will also need to get your hands on a lot of different ingredients. What You Will Need You do not need much here. Just: Premade soap base. You can purchase this from any good arts and crafts store Food coloring Various fragrances Soap molds A microwave How to Make the Soap To start with, you will need to melt down your soap....