So, sometimes things I see on Pinterest cause me to say "DOH! Why didn't I think of that??" hence, my Great "Doh!" Moments board.
One such pin for DIY Glitter originating at PlanetPals explained how to make glitter in your oven with salt and food coloring.
The directions were as follows:
Mix together 1/4 cup of salt with 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring until well mixed.
Spread mixture on a foil lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Cool and use as glitter in your projects.
Robyn commented that this pin might be a fail, so I decided to try it out for myself.
I followed the directions and though the salt colored well and uniformly, it just wasn't sparkly as shown in the example photo! It resembled colored sand:
Wait! This would be great for sand art projects. But glitter? It's a stretch. I have to give this pin a FAIL. Let's rename this pin "DIY Colored Sand".
But hold up, this pin gives me a thought. Let's experiment:
DIY Colored Sugar:
Mix 1/3 cup sugar with 1/2 tsp. food coloring until uniformly colored.
Spread onto a foil lined baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 5-10 minutes. Watch closely because sugar will melt and/or burn!
Cool and pour into an airtight container, breaking up any clumps that may have formed. Use to decorate cookies!
Robyn made Toffee with Saltines.
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What pins have YOU tried lately?