“What it is?” Wednesday NUMBER 50!!

Well, wouldya lookee here, folks…we’ve hit 50! Yes, it’s true, this is our 50th “What is it?” post. In human years, that’s, like…umm, yeah. Anyway, we can’t believe it, either.

This week’s puzzle is a humdinger; you didn’t think we’d go easy on you, now, did ya? But then again, who knows? You always manage to impress us. And please, please, please…don’t be afraid to guess, even if it’s off-the-wall. This is all in good fun!

As usual, leave your guesses in the comments, and we’ll post the answer on Friday. Ready…set…guess!





“What is it?” #49 – The Answer

There always feels like there should be a bit of fanfare when we announce the answer. You know, just a little trumpet line or something. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Well, we have to give props to the 2 Sharons for picking up on the inadvertent clue of “generous crop.” We were actually just talking about cropping the photo, but you totally read into that. Nice job!

And to everyone that got this week’s puzzle right…we are impressed! It is indeed an egg scale.

You can read all the guesses here.

Have a great weekend everyone, and be sure to check back next Wednesday for our 50th puzzle!

“What is it?” Wednesday #49

Happy Wednesday, friends! Noelle and I agreed that the past few puzzles have been difficult, so we are hoping that our generous crop of this week’s item will help your guessing ability. Please leave us a comment with your guess, and check back in with us on Friday (to view the full image of the puzzle, and read the guesses).

So, what is it?

The spring 2012 issue!

Although mother nature may disagree, Create & Decorate spring has definitely sprung. Our Website is now updated, and ready for your visit! (click here) Subscribers have started to receive their copies, and the newsstand copies are available on Valentine’s Day. (How appropriate! We loooove us some Create & Decorate!)

Cover project designed by Wendy Waldron and Lisa McComb

To mark this auspicious occasion, leave us a comment telling us what signifies spring to you, and we will randomly select 2 friends to receive a FREE April issue!

Be My Valentine Wreath

Could this cupid-approved Valentine project possibly be any more fun? Create this cheery wreath with just a few inexpensive supplies.

Designed by Rebekah Meier


The Dow Chemical Company 10″ STYROFOAM Wreath

1-2 packages red and white cupcake wrappers

9″ sheet thick craft foam

Roll red crepe paper

10 small white pom-poms

1 yd. red check ribbon

Hot glue and gun, 10-12 round toothpicks, scissors, straight pins


1. Wrap crepe paper around wreath and secure ends with straight pin.

2. Wrap approximately 18” of ribbon around the top of wreath for a hanger. Pin or hot glue in place.

3. Flatten cupcake wrappers with hands. Pin wrappers around the wreath.

4. Cut 10, 1/2” square pieces from craft foam. Gently pinch the center of 10 cupcake wrappers. Hot glue craft foam pieces to the wrong side (non-design side) of wrappers.

5. Hot glue 1 white pom pom to the center of each wrapper from step 4.

6. Gently insert a 1” piece of toothpick into the center of each craft foam piece and hot glue in place.

7. Arrange and insert the 10 toothpick/cupcake wrappers around the wreath.

8. Add more wrappers if necessary to even out design.

9. Create bow and hot glue to the top of wreath.

This project submitted courtesy of The Dow Chemical Company.

“What is it?” #48 – The Answer

Well, I guess I did an okay job, as some of you guessed correctly, and some found this week’s puzzle a bit too…dare I say it…puzzling.

It is, in fact, a vintage grater–and, we think, a slicer as well.

This item was loaned to us by the fabulous Jane “Oh I have one of those!” Guthrie. Thanks, Jane! She could open a museum. Like, for real.

Muchos gracias to everyone who gave it a go; there were some really great guesses. You can read them all here.

Happy Friday, and check back next week for another head-scratcher!

Free pattern from Wichelt!

We posted about this on Facebook yesterday, but for all of you out there who may not be on on the ‘Book, or just really don’t care about what we post there (hey, it’s possible, even though we’re super interesting!), Wichelt is offering a free chart for a fun cross-stitch project!

There’s a code in their ad on page 3 in the January/February issued of C&D, but cause we’re feeling generous, we’re gonna give you that code RIGHT NOW! Just go to www.wichelt.com, click on the Create & Decorate logo , and type CD212. Pattern should pop right up! No purchase is necessary, and you don’t have to enter any other info! Easy peasy.

Another code will be offered in the March/April issue, on newsstands February 14th!

UPDATE: If you are having problems, make sure your internet connection is working, and make sure your PDF reader is up-to-date. If you have virus protection on your computer, that may also be preventing you from being able to see the pattern!