Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lentils for Dummies ($1)

I have a friend who doesn't cook.  She lives above people who are constantly cooking Indian food, thus making her fiend for the heavenly spices and textures of Krishna's cuisine.  I am going to surprise her with this tonight:
1. Jar of dry lentils.
2. Jar of Indian spices.
3. Easy instructions on how to cook Indian food.

Here's what I did:
1. Purchase 1 bag lentils for 1 dollar.
2. Paper mache a glass jar.

3. Type, print, and cut out instructions for cooking lentils.

4. Glue instructions to pretty Mulberry paper. (Can be purchased at Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, one dollar.)
5. Wait for everything to dry.
6. Thread a pretty ribbon through the instructions.
7. Ta-da! 10 Indian meals in a jar!
8. Don't forget the jar of spices.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Key Organizer($0)

3 clean tuna cans (no lids)
tape (any kind)
3 metal eye hooks with anchors (you will need a power drill to make the holes for them)
paint and paintbrush
1. Drill a small hole into anywhere along the side of each tuna can.
2. Screw a metal eye hook into each hole, making sure to insert it into the anchor on the other side of the hole.

 3. Paint each tuna can with acrylic or tempera paint.
 4. Line up all three tuna cans so that the eye hooks are parallel. Tape them together where they meet.

5. Attach to wall with thumbtacks, nails, picture hangers, et c.
6. Hang your keys on it. :)