You don't need a green thumb to get your own batch of sweet potatoes started! Just poke some toothpicks into your spuds and suspend them in a jar of water. Put them on a windowsill, changing the water occasionally. Once they've begun sprouting, plant them in composted soil, leaving ample room between each plant. For step-by-step instructions, check out the blog It All Grows.
It doesn't have to be Christmas for you to make your own treat-tree. All you need is a Styrofoam cone, some saran wrap, and toothpicks. Start by wrapping your cone in seran wrap, then add your food to the tree using toothpicks, starting at the bottom and working your way up. This works great with assorted veggies, but you can also use gumdrops or doughnut holes if you want a sweeter alternative.
A lot of work goes into icing a cake, so don't let a piece of saran wrap ruin everything! Using toothpicks or skewers, create a barrier between the wrap and the icing. Head over to One Good Thing By Jillee for more great ideas.
Not only can they keep your icing looking good as new, but toothpicks can also help keep the cake part moist. All you need are a couple pieces of sandwich bread and you're ready to go. Simply attach them to the cut part of your cake using toothpicks, and enjoy every last bite as if it were your first!
Make mini popsicles using materials you already have! First, fill an ice cube tray with your favorite juice, then cover with foil and poke some toothpicks in. The foil will keep them standing straight, and the toothpicks are the perfect size for the ice cube sized pops!
Pipe frosting onto a toothpick, starting at the top and looping down. Continue piping while rotating your toothpick, backtracking on the last loop you made until you are finished. Head over to Bake At 350 for detailed instructions.