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This comes from .  I thought these looked like something that could be made into an ornament or even made larger for the start on your Christmas tree.

It seems like this is the first origami star I’ve folded this year. And what a cool star it is!
Wondering how to make it? Follow the links below to the diagram and video instructions!
DescriptionName:Origami Septima StarDesigner:Ekaterina LukashevaUnits:6 / 7 (5 and 8-unit assembly is also possible)Paper ratio:squareAssembled with:no gluePaper size:7.5 cmModel size:~ 9 cmPaper:Patterned kami origami paper (China)Origami paper, Folia (Germany)Diagram:Septima Star – diagramVideo:Septima Star – video


The Carnival of Binche is an event that takes place each year in the Belgian town of Binche, during the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. The carnival is best known of all the others that take place in Belgium, at the same time and has been proclaimed as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Its history dates back to approximately the 14th century.

    Events related to the carnival begin up to 7 weeks prior to the primary celebrations. Street performances and public displays traditionally occur on the Sundays approaching Ash Wednesday, consisting of prescribed musical acts, dancing and marching. Large numbers of Binche's inhabitants spend the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday in costume.

    The centerpiece of the carnival, are clown like performers, known as Gilles. Appearing, for the most part, on "Shrove" Tuesday, the Giles are characterised by their vibrant dress, wax masks and wooden footwear. They number up to…


Hey everyone, I found this cool recipe at .  Even though it's past valentines day, many of us (and you) like to eat them all year round.  Why not make a giant kiss for dessert one night or maybe even for a special occasion.  I've died and gone to chocolate heaven.  I would like to know if anyone enjoyed these as much as I did.

Sculpt rich creamy chocolate truffle into Hershey's Kisses!

The shelves are officially stocked full of Valentine's Day chocolates and goodies! In the midst of boxes and boxes of chocolate truffles I saw this giant Hershey Kiss -->
So I decided to try and combine the iconic Valentine's Day chocolate truffle, with this cool giant kiss, and came up with "Chocolate Truffle Kisses". The best part of this recipe is you can infuse your truffles with extracts, espresso, liquor, or keep it simple and stick with luscious rich chocolate.

Chocolate Truffle Kisses
You will need

8 ounces of semi-sweet or bitte…