Autumn

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Different autumn accessories will find a nice place amidst this natural frame. Thanks to the attachment with a twine cord the objects are ready for change whenever you like it. The place where you want to hang it will determine the size of your frame. Cut four appropriate branche s or twigs and fix them with hot glue at the ends forming a square or rectangle. Wrap the ends with twine crosswise and tie a knot in the back of your frame. Attach one or two pieces directly on your frame with hot glue. These arre not to be removed any more.

 

Scenarized

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Finds of forest and beach are to be decorated in many different ways. After heavy rains a single dahlia flower bent down and I wanted her to survive in a test-tube. Therefor I fixed the tube with some hot glue to a large piece of driftwood and wrapped it with some twine.

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Instead of driftwood you may take a nice pebble to attach the test tube to it.

 

 

For Nutella fanciers

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Autumn’s approaching – at least in Europe – and with it the joy to spend some more time in my kitchen. Today I’ll propose you a real indulging recipe for all those who love nutella. A mellow cupcake with a creamy nutella filling and a sugar-cinnamon crust. Easy to make and delicious when eaten lukewarm.

Ingredients:

200g flour, 100g sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg,
2 tsp baking powder, 2 dashes salt
180ml milk, 60ml cooking oil, 1 large egg, 1 tsp vanilla sugar,
8 tsp nutella

Topping:
50g sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

Preparation:

Preheat the oven att 200°C, grease yur muffin tin or prepare silicone cupcake molds.

Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt in larg bowl.
Put milk, cooking oil, egg and vanilla sugar in a seperate bowl and stir until well combined. Pour this mixture into the first bowl and stir with flour and other ingredients. Pour some batter into your muffin molds to cover the bottom, add a teaspoon of nutella to each and then cover with batter again. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until done. Then place on a rack to cool for 10 minutes.

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Melt butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. First dip cupcake tops in melted butter and then in sugar mixture. Put them on your rack again for cooling. If you like it sumptuous serve them with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Being among those feeling uncomfortable with the sweetness of nutella you may replace it by canned blueberries.

Bows again

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Bows for place cards as well as for your table. The smaller bows, mesuring between 6 and 8 cm, are decorating the plates together with a matching paper napkin.

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Here the bow’s sitting on a single Raffaello candy. For the name tag I simply glued my bow on top of two paper strips.

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No matter whether lying on a chocolate bar or directly on the paper napkin. The key point is the composition of colors. If you like you may join several small bows on a satin ribbon to make a garland.

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Schleife15For the flowers I made extra large bows of 12 cm length. With a nice satin or cotton ribbon they’re loosely bound to the flowers. You can put them at the top of each plate or distribute them in the center of your table depending on what else should be placed there. 

More bows

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Today you’ll see my little box filled with chocolate – a nice alternative for missing cookies when getting unexpected visitors for a cup of tea or coffee. Just prepare some bows and boxes in advance to assemble and use them lateron. For the box you need 15×15 cm cardstock which needs to be scored at 4/4.5/10.5 and 11cm. Then make a quarterturn to the left and score at 8.5 and 9cm. Cout out the small outer areas – see PDF-format, lower part. Then outline the edges of the bigger areas as you like. Turn up the center part and close the side parts on top of it with a drop of glue. In the end attach your prepared bow and fill.

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One of the bigger bows just decorates a simple paper bag. It’s the color combination of bag bow and ribbon that makes the difference. With a nice badge you’ll have a gift to say thank you, for a birthday or a voucher.