Information on making candy melt treats, refinishing a built-in vanity and making peel and stick decorative frames will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)
Nancy Siler is going to demonstrate making whimsical and elegant treats featuring candy bark made with candy melts and numerous embellishments. She is with Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Ill.
Jaime Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock, Texas, will show how to make a built-in vanity look new by applying a furniture finish.
Michele Muska is with Simplicity Creative Group, and she's going to show how to make peel and stick decorative frames using a Deluxe Rotary Cutter, which cuts both fabric and paper. Embellishments include trims, ribbons, paper, buttons or anything else you have in your "stash." She's from Antioch, Tenn.
Information on Asian cooking, gathering fabric and making a purse from a placemat will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. (All times are Mountain.)
Food consultant, Kathy Moore, Williams Foods, Inc., will share some easy dinner ideas that are inspired by popular Asian flavors and use convenience foods for seasoning.
Nancy Lovett, sewing instructor with Ann Silva's Bernina Sewing Center in Albuquerque will show some newer and more effective ways to gather fabric on garments or to use when making home decor items.
Pat de Santis, former spokesperson for Wm. E. Wrights Co., will show how to make a trimmed purse from a common placemat. With just two seams, a couple of folds, and ribbon handles, these purses are decorative and functional. Wrights is located in West Warren, Mass.
Whimsical and elegant candy bark
Using different colors of Wilton candy melts, melt them in the microwave oven. Spread melted candy on parchment paper-covered 9" square cake board. Sprinkle with pearlized gold sprinkles in one section and white peppermint pearls on the other side. After the candy has hardened, break it into pieces. You can add other embellishments, such as rainbow chips. Serve in dessert dishes for a more elegant presentation.
"Creative Living" is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.