How To Take Care Of Pine Cones!



Why would you put pine cones in the oven? Well for a few reasons. Why pay for them at store prices when you can get them for free? Pine cones have sap, and it’s important to remove the sap. Also, you never know what maybe lurking in your pine cones and you don’t want the lurkers to invade your home. This is a simply way to take care of the sap and lurkers.

Items you’ll need:

  • Pine cones
  • Baking sheets or throw away ones
  • Tin foil for baking sheets


  • Heat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Bake about 20 minutes. (time varies)
  • Be careful while removing them from the oven.
  • NEVER leave them unattended.




Holiday Colored Rice Candle Jars!


Items you need:
Mason Jars
Food Coloring
Candles and candle holders that will fit in a mason jar. (optional)


Step one:
Pour rice into bowl.

Step two:
Add food coloring, only a few drops.

Step three:
Mix well.

Step four:
Wait until dry then pour into jars by color.

Step five:
Place candle holder and candle into jar. (optional)

Halloween Gravestones!


Items you need:

1 can Krylon Make It Stone! textured spray paint Black Granite
1 can Krylon Spray Adhesive
1 can Krylon Glowz Glow-in-the-Dark spray paint
Foam or wood letters
Various Halloween decorations
Hot glue or super glue
Packing tape
Newspaper or drop cloth
Large nails or ground stake
Scissors or craft knife


Step one:
Set up a spray area by covering a table or other work surface with newspaper or drop cloth in a well-ventilated area.

Step two:
Assemble box leaving one end open (this will be the bottom of your gravestone).

Step three:
Tape over folded seams.

Step four:
Cut a name plaque to fit box from the cardboard of another and glue on using spray adhesive or hot glue.

Step five:
Glue on letters to name plaque.

Step six:
Embellish top of gravestone with glued on Halloween decoration: skull, bat or even a rat.

Step seven:
Paint entire gravestone with 2-3 coats of the Make It Stone color of your choice. Let dry between coats.

Step eight:
Once dry highlight areas with Krylon Glowz.

Step nine:
Place a stake in the ground and prop your boxes up, or you can nail them into the ground, using the flap.