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Making And Crafts : Paper Mache Projects Via BHG.com

September 21, 2011 05:21 by ehouston

I just had to share this project idea that I received through one of my email subscriptions to Better Homes and Gardens’ website.  As you may remember, last year I went crazy with the paper mache pumpkins, which I cannot wait to set out again this year. 

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It’s one of those media forms that I always keep in the back of my mind as a solution to get something I want but cannot afford, since it really is so easy and inexpensive to work with.  Now, these project ideas from BHG.com have me inspired to start tearing up some newspaper STAT! 

Papier-mache vase

Initial Vase from recycled materials

I have been admiring all the variations of faux taxidermy over at Etsy for years and have always wondered if it was a project I could tackle. I usually lean toward the fabric mountings, but paper mache might be the way to go.

Deer animal-head plaque

Paper Mache Deer Head

A deer and an elephant head, along with a jackalope and we will have our own version of a hunting lodge in no time at all!

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Eating – Doughnuts Again!

October 11, 2010 04:46 by ehouston

Better Homes and Gardens has long been my favorite magazine to keep on hand.  Since I was little and I flipped through my mom’s copies of this magazine I have always discovered all kinds of interesting recipes, crafts and lovely homes to ponder.  To this day, BHG is the only magazine subscription I refuse to do without…no matter how tight the budget gets!  Yes, I just like it that much.

Well, BHG has done it again.  This latest issue has alternative uses for bacon!  From the moment I flipped the page and read the article title I started thinking, hey this is right up my alley.  I have had the bacon in double chocolate cookies a la The Hot Chocolatier (fab-U-Lusssssss!) and I have heard of baking it with a brown sugar coating to use it in other recipes.  But, when I saw this suggestion I made sure to buy the ingredients the next day and get started right away on this hot little number. 

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I was already drooling while standing in the check-out line.  For those of you that do not know, I am a total Baconphile (yeah, I just made that up)!  I love, love, LOVE bacon.  I would say it’s the meat (if you can call it that) which has held me back from being a vegetarian.  (Pa-shaw!  Hee!)  But, to add it to one of my other all time favorite foods….WHAT!?!….this is just crazy!  I thought my head was going to explode.  (I know, I like food way to much).

So, here is my version of this delicious concoction:

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As you can see mine never made it to the plate.  They were sooo good!  Rich does not even begin to describe them, but they are worth all 800+ calories for a one time indulgence.

Aw, come on.  You know you want to try it too!

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