Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe. This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!


This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe

Note:

• This recipe will feed two people, but if you want it to feed more, simply double or triple the amounts – however, cut back on the water amount. There is water in butter so that will help steam the vegetables as well. If doubling the recipe, you can add the 1/8 cup of water listed, plus add a tablespoon or so. If tripling the recipe, then use a scant quarter cup of water.

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Ingredients:

• 2 cups Fresh Carrots, peeled and sliced
• 1/8 cup Water
• ¼ cups Dried Cranberries
• 2 TBSP Thawed Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice
• 1 TBSP Honey
• 1 TBSP Butter

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Mise en Place:

• Peeler
• Knife
• Cutting Board
• Pot with lid
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe. This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!


Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Directions:

• Peel and slice fresh carrots until you have two cups.
• In a pot, place the sliced carrots with 1/8 cup of water.

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe. This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!


• Chop dried cranberries.

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe. This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!


• Begin to bring carrots to a boil, and add cranberries, orange juice, honey, and butter.
• Cover and let steam for approximately 15 – 20 minutes.

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe. This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!


• Uncover, stir, and serve.


Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe

This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups Fresh Carrots, peeled and sliced
1/8 cup Water
¼ cups Dried Cranberries
2 TBSP Thawed Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice
1 TBSP Honey
1 TBSP Butter

Directions:

• Peel and slice fresh carrots until you have two cups.
• In a pot, place the sliced carrots with 1/8 cup of water.
• Chop dried cranberries.
• Begin to bring carrots to a boil, and add cranberries, orange juice, honey, and butter.
• Cover and let steam for approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
• Uncover, stir, and serve.

Makes 2 servings Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe. This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!


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Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

Notes:

This is, hands down, my favorite craft made for this holiday season. My niece (and I) have made some goodies, but this one… just blows me away in person. And, I am not ashamed to say it, I had nothing to do with it except I bought the paper mache triangles for a craft a few years ago, and left them in a craft box when I did not move forward with my idea. My niece had wanted to make a tree with all the beer bottle caps she has (courtesy of my uncle who drinks beer near and far – some of those caps are from Asia, Europe, and South America as well as from the good old USA and Canada!), but she could not figure out how to make it happen with a round-cone. As soon as she saw my triangle cones while rummaging though that old craft box, she knew her idea was doable!

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This is not an easy craft to make. The bending was daunting to me. Her hands are nowhere near as large as mine, but she was able to give each bottle cap that needed bending a push against the soft side of her palm and bend those caps every time. She did suggest that people may want to wear a gardening glove on the hand holding the bottle cap to aid in traction and to prevent cuts. As she put it “this is a commitment.” And, she is giving them away as gifts!

• Domestic beer caps are MUCH easier to work with than craft beer caps. (They bend easier.)

• Use a low-temp glue gun so as not to burn yourself.

• Theme your bottle caps, or choose randomly. Either will look lovely.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Set aside colorful caps that will stand-out for the ornaments.

• While the instructions are short, this is a time-consuming craft. Shingling is easier than fitting the caps around a bend, but it does take more than a few hours to make one of these trees.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial Materials

Paper Mache Triangle Cone (the size used in this craft is 5x5x14)
Slip Joint Pliers
• Bottle Caps (and lots of them)
• Battery Operated Lights (a 20 count was used here)
Low-Temp Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial Directions

• Start at the top of your triangle, and work down.
• Do not worry about any “holes”. They will be covered with “ornaments.”
• If you have all white or all green bottle caps, you may want to paint the triangle first. In other words, if you are going for a monochrome look, paint the base.
• Flatten the beer cap ends. You are hot gluing the flat part of the triangle.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• To go around the edges of the triangle: bend with your hand. You may want to hold up the bottle cap to the triangle and see where exactly you have to bend the cap to make it fit around the side.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• The top part of this craft is the most imperfect. If you have gold or brown bottle caps, use those at the top. It will help mitigate the imperfections.
• You need to fit every piece to start. As you get to the bottom and the triangle broadens, this gets easier.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Shingle at the broad parts of the tree by (again) flattening the cap, and then hot gluing with slight overlapping.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Hot glue the ornaments over the holes. Some of our “ornaments” were flattened, some were not. It added a bit of depth to not flatten them, but they were more difficult to hot glue in place.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Turn on your battery operated lights and make sure they work.
• Glue the end of the light string, and place it at the top of the tree.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!



• Hot glue the lights in place down the tree. Make sure they are staggered – you may have to bend the wire cord to achieve the look you want.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Tuck the bottom of the switch underneath the tree.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This is what the trees look like lit.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This is what the trees look like unlit.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This truly is a unique and lovely (which may seem odd since it was done with beer caps) tree craft. If you have the time, and the bottle cap collection, give it a try. The finished product will amaze you.


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Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft

Want to make some cute little holiday refrigerator magnets? This is a very simple craft. I have provided the (free) pdfs for you to print out and trace. If you can cut and use puffy paint, you can do this one!

• Note: I’d have called this a 15-minute craft except for the dry time on the puffy paint. That can take an hour (or longer) to dry.

• There are self-adhesive magnet rolls for crafts, but most get awful reviews. There is no reason you cannot give them a try on this craft if you have them on hand.

• This doesn’t have to be seasonal. The bear does not need icing lines.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft Materials:

• Paper to print out bear pattern and/or gingerbread man pattern
• Pencil
• Scissors
Natural Cork – thin sheets, easy to cut
• Puffy Paint: Black, White
• Ribbon (1/8″)
Glue Gun (may use goop instead)
• Hot Glue Sticks
• Magnet

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft Directions:

• Print out bear pattern and/or gingerbread man pattern.
• Cut out bear and/or gingerbread man pattern.
• Trace onto cork sheet.
• Cut out bear and/or gingerbread man from cork.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


• Cut off a small piece of magnet and hot glue it to the back of the bear and/or gingerbread man. Since it is unlikely you cut so no tracing lines show, use that as your backside, and the clean cork as the front of your project.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


• Cut a small piece of ribbon and form a bow.
• Hot glue the bow to bear and/or gingerbread man. This placement sets up the eyes, mouth and gingerbread man buttons.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


• Using black puffy paint, paint on black eyes, mouth, and gingerbread man buttons.
• Using white puffy paint, paint on “icing” embellishments on arms and legs.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


• Allow to dry completely (an hour or more)

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


• This is on the side of a fridge.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.


• Magnets do not always work on stainless steel. Ferritic stainless steels are generally magnetic while austenitic stainless steels usually are not. A ferritic stainless steel owes its magnetism to two factors: its high concentration of iron and its fundamental structure. Read more at Scientific American.

Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft. This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.



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