All Roads Lead Here

As Father’s Day approaches, many of you might be struggling to think of gift ideas (let’s be real, he probably doesn’t need any more ties or mugs). I found this idea on Tumblr (can you tell I’m a blog troll?) and thought it was not only hilarious, but very innovative as well. It also goes perfectly with the recent release of Fast & Furious 6 and my recent purchase of my first car.

The basic premise of this DIY is to attach a screwdriver handle to a car key, such that when it’s inserted into the ignition, it’ll simply appear as if a screwdriver was used as the key. Note: I am NOT promoting stealing cars (obviously). The following photos show the completed gift and the steps to create it. The initial post may be found at www.hahabird.com and all photos are credited to that site.

Screwdriver Car Key

  1. Screwdriver
  2. Spare car key

    

I Scream Sandwiches

Please excuse the embarrassing title, I think I’m punny sometimes. I found this gif set floating on Tumblr, and I think it’s brilliant. Perhaps it’s my summertime cravings kicking in from the Memorial Day Weekend or it’s the fact that I just had a pizookie yesterday, but I’m dying to try this out. Here’s an easy way to make ice cream and chocolate chip cookie sandwiches without the mess of trying to evenly scoop out ice cream and slaughtering your cookies.

  

Note: the original source of the image is unknown because I found it via Tumblr.

Mug Recipes

Because this blog is dedicated towards environmentally-friendly crafting, it seems fitting that I would be more inclined towards organic food-based recipes. However, as a broke, time-pressed college student, I’d figure I would post recipes that were more suited for a college lifestyle. One of my favorite discoveries of the year is mug recipes: single serving entrées that can be made and eaten from a mug. These are not just easy, they are efficient, and let’s be real – eating out of mugs is fucking cuddly. Just mix the ingredients together, pop in the microwave, and enjoy!

Here is one of the more refined options offered from the link above. I figured I’d deviate from displaying the mac ‘n cheese option (as if the Buzzfeed link didn’t already exemplify my college lifestyle enough).

Coffee Cup Quiche:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 of a bagel (or similar amount of French bread, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons cream cheese
  • 1/2 slice prosciutto or ham
  • Fresh thyme leaves or fresh chopped chives
  • Dijon mustard
  1. Beat milk and egg together in a mug; add salt and pepper for taste
  2. Tear bread into pieces and stir in
  3. Stir in cream cheese
  4. Tear prosciutto into pieces and stir in
  5. Sprinkle with thyme
  6. Microwave on high for approximately 1 minute, or until done
  7. Garnish with mustard and thyme
  8. Enjoy!

If you are looking to satisfy a sweet craving, the previous link or this page both provide a number of delicious microwavable desserts.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

As summer approaches, there is no better time to incorporate Mason jars into home decorations and events. Mason jars are timeless and classy; they can be used from everything to serving drinks at an outdoor barbeque to storing fruits for jams and preservatives. Aside from their food-related uses, Mason jars are also useful for upcycling. Here is one of my favorite ideas, inspired by the link above.

Mason jar soap dispenser:

  1. Mason jar and lid
  2. Pump from a lotion/shampoo bottle

To create:

  • Mark center of the lid with a marker
  • Measure radius of the base of the pump and mark onto underside of the lid
  • Tap a small hole into the lid using a screwdriver and hammer
  • Use needle nose pliers to peel back the hole until it is just slightly larger than the stem of the pump
  • Insert the pump into the hole you made (the base of the pump should cover the hole, so it doesn’t need to fit perfectly)
  • Hot glue the base of the pump to the lid
  • Cut the stem so that it fits into the jar
  • Enjoy!