Fast Tip Friday: Properties of Peanut Butter

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Did you know that peanut butter is the best thing to remove sticker goo? I kid you not.

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All you do is rub a little dab onto the adhesive goo you want to remove, give it a bit of a scrub, and then wash it off with soap and water. DING. That is it.

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I suppose you could just use straight peanut oil, as that is probably the actual active ingredient in the goo-removal, but I find that the peanut butter tends to attract all the little goo bits and pieces of sticker left over and keeps them all in one nice weird ball of ick. Oil would just drip everywhere before you could get in a good scrubbing.

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If you don’t do peanuts, maybe try almond butter? I’m just guessing but I’m sure it would probably work the same way.

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Conversation Bunnies Place Markers

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I saw these on Oh Happy Day a little while back and thought they’d make a neat place marker. ¬†So in the midst of running out apartment hunting (yay, moving again!), I churned out nine of these for our Easter dinner.

I picked up some wee hollow chocolate animals.  Hollow is key.

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Then I cut out conversation bubbles from two pieces of scrap book paper and grabbed a stencil to do the names.

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I also used some foil stars I had leftover from being a professor (no matter the age, all students love a sticker for good work!).

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Then you need some glue and some floral wire.

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Cut the wire so it will fit all the way through your chocolate animal — it will need to stabilize itself at the bottom — and all the way through your conversation bubble.

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Glue your two conversation bubbles together over the wire and jam it into your animal’s head.

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You may need to move the wire around a bit to get it steady but you’ll find the right spot. I stored mine in a plastic container until I was ready to use them as place markers.

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