DIY Summertime Fun

DIY Summertime Fun
TCL Craft Star, Alisun Abbott shows us some DIY crafts, along with ways to give your bird bath a beautiful update. Magic Wands Items needed: - wooden spoon or stick - pipe cleaners - Borax powder or Alum powder (3 cups of almost boiling water to one cup Borax powder) (2 cups of almost boiling water to 3/4 cup of Alum powder) -...

Experiments with Dry Ice

Experiments with Dry Ice
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heineke has a new book out called, Chemistry for Kids.  She shares some of the experiments from the book with dry ice. To order Chemistry for Kids or any of Liz’s books, click here.

4th of July Crafts

4th of July Crafts
Jen Appleberry, owner of Appleberry’s Attic, joins us with some crafts to show off your patriotic side! First Project: American Flag Block This is project is so simple anyone from 3 to 93 could do it! Materials: Piece of scrap wood, or block, or even a canvas would work! Really any rectangular surface you can paint...

Ladder Golf Yard Games

Ladder Golf Yard Games
Hanging out in the yard grilling and playing yard games…sounds like summer time!  Jill Miller, owner of Projects in Person shows us how to make some of those fun yard games yourself using PVC pipe. Supplies: 3/4 Inch PVC Pipe + Fitting (2) 10 ft sections of pipe (2) Elbows + (6) T Fittings (4) End caps...

Home Improvement Apps  

Home Improvement Apps  
Scroll through social media and you’ll see all kinds of Home Improvement and DIY projects going on.  One of the best tools for your next project could be the phone you’re using to scroll social media with!  TCL Executive Producer and Techxpert Christian Unser has a few apps for you to check out. AirMeasure Roomscan ProjectColor

Crafts for Morning, Noon, & Night

Crafts for Morning, Noon, & Night
St. Paul Pioneer Press lifestyle columnist Donna Erickson has fun activities you can do at home any time of the day with your kids.  The materials needed are from the recycling bin, your garden, pantry and frig.  The ideas, recipes and strategies are for busy parents and also for grandparents. When kids come by, some of these things can be...

Board and Brush

Board and Brush
If you have a graduating senior and want to recognize them in a special way, Steve has you covered.  He spoke to the owners of Board and Brush.  They have 5 metro locations and all of them offer in-person DIY workshops and take home projects too. Click here and get a half price deal for a premade project or workshop.  Make sure you get...

Decorate Your Mantel

Decorate Your Mantel
DIY expert, Danielle Rode (owner of Upsy-Daisy), has some ideas and tips for decorating your mantel that will give you the perfect results. Whitewash Your Surround - Whitewash is watered down paint (1 part water + 1 part paint). Brush on and then wipe off with a damp rag. Formula for Decorating the Mantel – Focal + Anchor + Filler:...

Chemistry for Kids

Chemistry for Kids
Liz Heinicke, known as The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, has a new book out that will keep your kids entertained for hours in the kitchen.  Plus, there is an added bonus – it keeps your kids excited about learning too.  Liz joins us with some of the experiments you’ll find in “Chemistry for Kids.”

Remembering this Time

Remembering this Time
Virtual happy hours, social distancing guidelines, toilet paper shortages, and Distance Learning are just some of the things we are living with.  It’s something that will surely be written about in history books.  Our Director of Programming, Mandy Tadych, has some ideas for you to commemorate and document this time in history. Take a...

Adjusting Hems

Adjusting Hems
If you are cleaning out your closets, before you throw away those old jeans try them on one more time. If they fit you well in the waist and legs, changing the hem might be the thing needed to breathe new life into them. Fashion stylist, Amy Seeman explains how easy this is. If you need extra help getting your closet ready for spring, Amy is...

Crafts for Kids

Crafts for Kids
With the kids home you’re probably looking for ways to keep them busy.  Jen Appleberry, owner of Appleberry’s Attic, has a fun and simple project that will keep them busy and spread a little kindness. KINDNESS ROCKS or STORY ROCKS Supplies: Rocks - around the yard, at the park, or ask a neighbor. Paint Paint Brushes For Kindness...

Get Creative Morning, Noon, & Night

Get Creative Morning, Noon, & Night
Donna Erickson joins us with ways to get those creative juices flowing with the kids all times of the day while spending time at home hunkered down.  Check out Donna’s website, Donna’s Day on Facebook and on Instagram @donnaerickson_donnasday for more creative food and fun! MORNING: MAKE FRENCH CREPES Using basic ingredients from the...

DIY Craft Kits at Home

DIY Craft Kits at Home
Twin Cities Live Producer Lisa Adams rounded up three DIY craft kits from small Minnesota based companies that can be directly shipped to your home. Check them out!  Spring Wreath Kit by Lexington Floral   Build Boxes and Build Bags from Projects in Person    Crafts Kits from Socially Handcrafted

DIY Photo Displays

Danielle Rode, owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake shared creative ways to display your photos. Try making these photo frames yourself! Visit Danielle! Upsy-Daisy 2176 3rd St. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 Drop Cloth Photo Hanging Materials needed: Drop Cloth Balsa wood strips Fabric transfer paper iron inkjet...

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas
If you’re looking for an activity that’s outside the box then we’ve got you covered. Jen Appleberry of Appleberry's Attic stopped by with some fun DIY craft ideas you can create with the sweetheart in your life. Exclusive Deal: Mention you saw Jen on Twin Cities Live and receive $2.00 off your purchase of $20.00 or more this weekend...

Valentine’s with your Galentines

Valentine’s with your Galentines
Jill and Jason Miller are the owners of a guided DIY workshop space  called Projects in Person located in Hopkins.  Jill and her daughters, Morgan and Kennedy stopped by with cute valentine’s day craft ideas you can make for your Galentines. Project 1: Yarn Love Bugs Steps: Wrap yarn around cardboard- will have prewrapped, tie...

Holiday Craft Ideas

Holiday Craft Ideas
Nothing spreads Christmas cheer like a homemade gift. Jen Appleberry from Appleberry’s Attic Craft Studio says Christmas crafting is a great way to spend quality time with your family this season. These crafts are the perfect gifts for friends, teachers or your neighbors. Merry Hoop Wreath Cotton Plaid Fabric 12" Embroidery...

Environmentally-Friendly DIY Gift Ideas

Environmentally-Friendly DIY Gift Ideas
TCL's Craft Star, Alisun Abbott, stopped by the TCL studio with some fun environmentally-friendly gift ideas you can make yourself. DIY Bath Bars 1 Cup of Citric Acid ( used in bread making and canning) 2 Cups of Baking Soda 1 Cup of Corn Starch 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salt 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil 2 Tablespoons of water ¾ cup...