To start the project I purchased some “garden themed” fabric. To fix the fabric to the album covers use any glue that’s suitable for both cloth and paper. The project takes about 1/2 hour to complete. I plan on keeping an eye out for some more spiral bound albums to recover and use for specific types of seeds. I could use one each for ‘Flowers’, ‘Herbs’, ‘Vegetables’, ‘Greens’, and so on. I think that an ordinary album might be trickier to use for this project because seed packets are thick when stacked one on top the other. Using a spiral bound album is far more practical when creating a seed album since it can help create space.
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These are super easy to make and great tasting. This is an amazing recipe to make with children.
- 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky but is seems to make a more crumbly dry cookie)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 -3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats
Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.
Add in vanilla. (almond extract is good also, but I only use 1/2 teaspoon almond and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla).
Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
Let cool until set. (You can place them in the fridge.)
*Please remember that even if you do follow the recipe exactly, it doesn’t always turn out just right. I have had these not set up for me AND be hard and dry. But most of the time, the recipe is just right. I have also found that it makes a difference if you use quick cooking oats or old fashioned. In my experience it takes more old fashioned oats than quick cooking and I like the texture of the quick cooking better. When you make it a few hundred times like I have you learn a couple of things:) Also, Chunky peanut butter tends to make them more dry and crumbly.
MoneyMamma101 is back in time for Modify Monday to invoke another awesome idea on how to make a DIY Accent Lamp!
This is an awesome project and makes great use out of things you would normally recycle or throw away.
The most important step:
LET YOUR MIND BE CREATIVE!
Yours doesn’t have to look like this one. Create one that will match your decor or tastes. Your company will be asking where you got them!
You will need: