Page is graphics intensive, please allow a minute or two to fully load
VISITORS
click here for web design services
california web designers
MONTHLY CONTEST
ENTER THIS MONTH'S CONTEST

Go to Prim Friends Network for details

Prim Friends Network
MY OTHER SITES
Cranapple Christmas
Crow Canyon Mercantile
Cranapple Place
Prim Friends Network

CONTACT ME
cranappleplace@yahoo.com
ADVERTISE
Add your banner to our blog! $5.00 per year!









CRAFTS FOR SALE
PATTERNS
PATTERN INFO GOES HERE
FREEBIES
**INFORMATION HERE**
CRAFT SHOW
**HEAR ME ON**
SHOPPING
FREE CRAFT MAGAZINES
Primitive Times Magazine
Beneath the Willow Tree
The Olde Prairie Register
Rusty Tin Roof
Creative Times Magazine
CRAFT BLOGS
The Krazy Kraft Lady
Prim Patterns'n Homemades
Where the Black Birds Sing
Tennessee Ridge Primitives
Back Door Primitives
Charming Designs
Canadian Country Gal
Bitter Sweet Fixins 'n Primitives
The Olde Hollow Crow
Remembering the Good Old Days
Back Door Primitives
Long Cane Primitives
GRAPHICS & TEMPLATE
Template revised by Denise ( Neenee) Bailey of
The Krazy Kraft Lady Blog
Topper created by Denise Bailey using graphics by ┬ęTrina Clark
Fall's A'Comin'!
Saturday, July 19, 2008





Picture Courtesy of The Fruit of Her Hands

A sweet potato garland is a natural for primitive or country decor. It is also perfect for hanging on a prim tree or as garland on a fire place or doorway.

What You Need:
Sweet potatoes
Instant coffee
Spices- nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon
Cotton string
Needle

Staining Mixture:
3 heaping tablespoons of instant coffee
1 cup of boiling water
Mix well, and let steep for a few minutes

Stain the cotton string by soaking it in the mixture and then letting it dry completely. Be sure to keep your garland under 6 ft--it's just easier to work with. If you need it to be longer...just make two or three shorter lengths and tie together with homespun.

Don't peel the potatoes, just cut into 1 inch cubes

Mix equal amounts of your spices together in a pie pan

Soak the cubes of potatoes in the coffee mixture then roll them in the spices covering thoroughly ( I like to roll them all once and then roll again)

Tightly string the cubes together because they will shrink while drying

You can let these air dry or place in a 150 degree oven on a cookie sheet. IMPORTANT: Be sure to keep checking and scrunching them together as they dry to prevent gaps. ( One thing I figured out by trial and error: they are impossible to move on the string after drying)

These are a wonderful addition for fall decorating and smell terrific! Make one this weekend!
posted by Shari Kraft @ 12:05 PM  
0 Comments:
Post a Comment
<< Home
 
ABOUT ME

Name: Shari Kraft
Home: Ash Fork, Arizona, United States
About Me: I'm a fifty four year old Mom of 4, wife of 1. Just trying to be the best me I can be.
See my complete profile

Hear me on Prim Talk Radio

PREVIOUS POST
ARCHIVES
FAVORITE LINKS
BLOG BUDDIES
POWERED BY

BLOGGER

Blogspot Template by Isnaini Dot Com