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Assembling Tiny Dollhouse Tea Bags With PVA Glue
If you prefer to use PVA glue instead of fusible webbing to assemble your dolls house tea bags you will need to apply the glue in very thin lines. Begin by folding your interfacing or fusible webbing strip in half, then run a fine line of glue down the fold line. To run very fine lines of glue, apply the glue with the point of a pin or needle.
Use a pair of bent nose tweezers to press the glued line together helping to join the fabric sections. As the Toms Outlet fabric is very loose, it can be difficult to glue neatly.
More Miniature Items for a Tea Time SceneMake a Set of Miniature Mugs fro Toms Outlet m Polymer ClayMake Miniature Filled Cookies, Biscuits and Wafers from Polymer ClayMake Swan Cookies From Polymer Clay
Ways to Make a Display Box for a Miniature Tea Shop or CafeMake an Inexpensive Roombox from Bookboard or Illustration BoardMake a Windowbox with a Shop FrontBuild a Baltic Birch Plywood Roombox Display With or Without a Front Frame
Make a Miniature Scene in a Tea CupMake a Quarter Scale Front Porch Scene in a Tea Cup Using PrintablesLandscape a Garden for a Quarte Toms Outlet r Scale Front Porch SceneMake a P Toms Outlet rintable Miniature Garden Arch For a Quarter Scale Garden Scene
Assembling an inviting hamper
Throwaway lightweight plastic flatware is often frustrating to use the knives don’t cut, the tines break off, and the spoons melt in the soup. Heavier plastic flatware usually holds up much better, but an inexpensive set of stainless steel flatware will be much appreciated by picnic guests. Stainless steel utensils with plastic handles in vivid colors to match napkins and other accessories are a colorful addition to any basket. To Toms Outlet keep things organized, flatware can be wrapped in dish towels and secured with ribbons or stored in cylindrical tennis ball or potato chip cans.
A roomy basket lined with fabric or a colorful tablecloth to fold over the contents makes an enticing picnic hamper. But it is not suited for carrying food that needs to be kept hot or cold. Baskets are best for carrying utensils, place settings, serving equipment, napkins, and foods that don’t need insulation.
Coolers made of lightweight plastic have largely replaced the enameled steel cases, although these sturdier versions are still available and are a good choice for heavy loads or large amounts of food. Newer, lightweight chests sometimes come with convenient features such as detachable lids that double as beverage trays, removable food trays, and cutting boards. Lightweight foam chests may be adequate for infrequent use and short jaunts.
Refrigerator bags keep food either hot or cold. These lightweight, waterproof bags are made of vinyl insulated with fiber glass and close with a zipper. Refrigerator bags generally keep cold foods cold six Toms Outlet to eight hours and warm foods warm four to six hours.
To carry salad greens or other chilled foods in a basket, line a round basket with a heavy plastic garbage bag and put a layer of cracked ice on the bottom. Insert the f Toms Outlet ood container, pack ice around it Toms Outlet , and cover tightly. Baskets lined with slabs of polyurethane foam (one inch thick) cut to shape and held in place with glue also help keep food cold.
To carry hot foods, line a basket with layers of newspaper, wrap the food container or casserole in heavy foil, tuck it in the basket, cover it with more newspapers and finally a towel or tablecloth. If the food needs to be reheated, be sure to use a kettle or casserole that won’t crack over an open fire.
When packing food, it is a good idea to keep the courses together appetizers, main dishes, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and fruits for quick, organized unpacking. Labeling the containers also makes unpacking easier and allows food to stay wrapped until needed.
While picnic supplies can get quite elaborate, here is a list of the essentials: plates, bowls, glasses or mugs, flatware, serving pieces, tablecloth or ground cloth and napkins, bottle opener, can opener, sharp knife in a protective sheath, Swiss Army knife, small carving board for slicing and sandwichmaking, small airtight plastic food containers, small thermal containers , a large folding water jug, salt and pepper, sugar in packets in a plastic container, condiments in gerry tubes (shaped like large toothpaste tubes; found at sporting goods stores), plastic bags, paper towels, dish cloths, sponge or washcloth. Optional: a plastic tablecloth to cover foods in case of a storm.
Assembling a Christmas Gift Basket
Before we delve into the many de Toms Outlet corative bags and boxes you can make for your Christmas gift basket, we should take a moment to decide what you will put in your basket. While there are many preassembled gift baskets that you can buy in the stores, they won’t have that personalized touch that will really mean Toms Outlet something to you and the gift’s recipient. Here are some popular gifts to keep in mind:
Wine is always a good gift look for a bottle with a special holiday label or flavor. Spiff up pillar candles by tying a pretty ribbon around them. Votives look nice grouped in threes and matched with nice votive holders. Tapers can be tied together and presented with a wrapped box of matches.
Gift soaps are lovely treasures that we hesitate to buy for ourselves. Purchase a box of several, and wrap them individually when you need a quick present. Pair them with a holiday hand towel for an extra thoughtful gift.
Who doesn’t like getting a box of their favorit Toms Outlet e candies? A small box with sumptuous chocolates works as well as a larger one with a less than appealing assortment.
Picture frames with a photo of you and the host or a thank you note inside show that you put thought into your selection.
Holiday music CDs are always appreciated, as are bath salts and oils in a soothing scent. What a perfect way for your host to unwind after the party!
Coasters make a lovely present. Select ones that match your reci Toms Outlet pient’s decor or that have a holiday theme.
Now that you have your gifts assembled, we will show you some great Christmas wrappings you can put them in that you can make yourself. We’ll get started with gift bags in the next section.