Windmill Earrings and Ring

Soon it will be summer. Therefore, I wanted to make some happy and childish jewellery, that reminds me of the good weather that is coming. They were not hard to make. I used Fimo clay, nail-polish (Depend #38), a ring, earrings and super glue. I got the earrings off eBay: 50 pieces at e dollar. Just remember to look for something that is free of nickel.

 

I got the idea from here.

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I started out by rolling a little portion of the clay out. The piece for the ring ended up being 2,5 mm. and 1,5-2 mm. for the earrings.

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I then cut out a square. For the ring 3×3 cm and for the earrings 2,5×2,5 cm.

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I cut from each corner towards the centre and put each corner to the middle.

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I rounded the pointy corners so that they would not poke my skin.

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I put it in the oven for 31 minutes (convection) at 110 C. Keep an eye on them as this can vary. When they were cooled off I glued the earrings and ring to the windmills with .super glue. I then put on nail polish to give it a shiny finish.

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After a good few hours of drying they were finished.

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Camouflaged box for bookshelf – DIY

Boxes always give away that you own undecorative things. This box is different. All you can see are books.

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How I did

I used a wine box, but I am sure that any box will be good, as long as the books that you are using are close to aligning the edge, and as long as it fits in the debts of your bookshelf.

This one was to big for my bookshelf, so I had to shorten it.

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The books should be a little big higher than the box.

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I cut the back of the books out. The back alone was too thin for this purpose, because I would grab the edge and pull the box out of my bookshelf. Therefore I cut about ½ cm. from the back all the way through the books.

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It ended up like this:

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I shortened some of the books at the bottom:

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I then glued the back on the box. I used glue from the DIY store, it was called mounting adhesive. I then put something heavy on top.

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The box was finished after one night of drying.

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Candle holder made from Perler – DIY

This little candle holder is made from Perler-beads. It is very easy to make and Perler is not expensive at all. I have made a guide in this post.

I started out by putting olive oil in the cup. I then picked up excessive oil with a piece of kitchen towel. I put the Perler in the bottom of the cup and then stacked them up against the sides.

It went in the oven at 200 C (convection) for 10 minutes. Remember to keep an eye on it, as the oven time tend to vary depending on the beads. It is very important that all the beads are melted, otherwise they will fall apart.

I then put it under lukewarm water, where I loosened it from the cup with a knife. I put some flat rocks at the bottom of it to be able to use it as a candle holder.

 

 

 

Apple Pie Made From Leftover Juice Pulp

If you have a juicer, you know that there is a lot of leftover juice pulp after juicing. Most people just trow it out. But you can actually use it to make a delicious apple pie. The pie is quite inexpensive at about 5 $ and only 3 if you take out the price of the apples.

 

Dough

  • 150 g. flour
  • 100 g. cold butter
  • ½ tbsp. cold water
  • 1 egg yolk

Stuffing

  • Apple juice pulp from 1 kg. of apples.
  • 1-2 Apples for the top
  • 200 g, sugar
  • 75 g. butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom

Approach

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead it together. Cut the butter into small pieces before putting it in. Knead into a ball an put it in the fridge for half an hour.

Make the stuffing while the dough is in the fridge.

Caramelise sugar and butter on a pan. Begin with the pan cold but the stove turned up on middle-high heat. After the sugar and butter has caramelised, put in the apple pulp, 1, tsp cinnamon and half a tsp of cardamom. Mix it around slowly until it looks like this:

Put oil on a flan dish and put in the pie dough. Then put the caramelised apple pulp.

Cut the 2 apples into thin wedges and place them as shown in the picture. Spread a little bit of cinnamon on the top.

Put the pie in the oven for 25 min at 180 C (convection).

Serve with crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream.