For the last week, I’ve been thinking of DIY/Tutorial ideas perfect for both Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. The one thing the two occasions have in common was the color Red. So there I was, taking the last sip of my morning coffee when it hit me.
RED. VELVET. COFFEE.
Here’s the recipe I came up with!
You’ll need the following ingredients:
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Milk, Vanilla or Caramel syrup, Red food coloring, and coffee!
I’ve been using Torani and Da Vinci syrups, but pretty much any syrup will work.
I started off with a heaping teaspoon of cocoa, two pumps of syrup and red food coloring.
I added two shots of espresso, and stirred thoroughly.
I steamed some milk until was rich and creamy, and poured it into the espresso mixture.
Play around with the ingredient measurements until you get the combination that works best for you.
And for a fun and quirky finish, I scooped some frothy milk foam and made a heart!
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When this little one asked if she could come over to my condo, I couldn’t say no. She’s quite the crafty one, so I knew we were in for an afternoon of activities. So after an hour of Dance Central, I thought it would be best to attack some paint.
I wanted to teach her something new, so I was hoping to try out some blow painting. Instead of bringing out just the brushes, I took out some paper straws, too.
I started dipping the straws in various colors.
Then blew some streaks in whichever direction.
I made a few sheets using different methods I had accidentally discovered: dripping, bubble bursting, splattering and streaking.
So quick. So fun. So easy!
Realizing that maybe abstract art wasn’t her thing, this is what she ended up making!
Hey, Tita Mikko isn’t complaining!
Here are the mini milk cartons I made. Notice the Halloween-colored garland in the background? It’s probably the easiest garland I’ve made so far!
Last year, I came up with a tutorial for packaging halloween candy. I wanted to make it an annual thing, so I tried to figure out how these mini milk cartons were made. No printables. No exact measurements. Mostly freehand scoring, snipping and gluing. DIY milk cartons!
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