Thursday, November 29, 2012

Behind the Scenes Chet Chat Photos

Just wanted to share some behind the scenes photos from the taping of Chet Chat's upcoming Holiday Show. 

Missy with Gambit Weekly and CUE

Marines with Toys for Tots 

Chef Tariq Hanna from Sucre

Delicious Sucre cake

DIY Wine Bottle Vase

Here's a quick and easy Christmas DIY using recycled wine bottles. Follow the instructions below to make your own wine bottle vases.

What you will need:
  • Recycled bottles
  • Hot glue
  • Spray primer
  • Krylon Frosted Glass Spray 
  • Hot water
  • Soapy sponge 
  • Clean rag

Soak your bottles in hot water and then use a soapy sponge to remove labels. Use a clean rag to dry off the bottles.

If you want to add a little extra Christmas spirit to the bottles, you can use a hot glue gun to embellish. Let dry.

To get a white finish: Spray white primer in quick motions onto the bottle. Make sure you are in a well ventilated space. Let dry.

You can use green bottles too.

Spray green bottles with Krylon Frosted Glass spray. Let dry.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

DIY Clay Ornaments

These clay ornaments are a nice personal touch to any gift. They can be used as name tags on presents or even on the dinner table. Follow the instructions below to make your own.

What you will need:

  • Sculpey Clay (see picture below)
  • Baking sheet
  • A circle cookie cutter (I used a glass)
  • A leaf or spray of your Christmas tree 

Roll out some clay to about an 1/4" thickness and then use a glass or cookie cutter to make a circle 

I like to make many ornaments at once because you have to bake them all.

Press a shape into your ornament. I used a piece of my neighbor's tree, but you can use anything 

Roll the glass over the clay to make sure your shape is visible

Bake according to the kind of clay you bought. I baked these for 15 minutes at 275 degrees.

Paint and decorate as you wish. Enjoy!