Victorian Salt Icicle 2 C salt 2/3 C water 1 C cornstarch 1/2 C cold water paper clips or ornament hooks 1. Mix 2 C salt and 2/3 C water in a sauce pan. Stir constantly over low heat about 4 minutes, do not boil. Remove from heat. 2. Quickly mix 1 C cornstarch and 1/2 C cold water in a bowl, add to the heated mixture, stirring quickly. If the resulting mixture is not a thick paste, place it back on low heat and stir for a minute until the mixture is dough-like.
Good old Martha taught us that rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!
Antique Yellow Ware White Slip-Banded Mixing Bowl, Stone Ware, 1800s Victorian