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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 69 views]
6 Fascinating Halloween Ideas: Headbands & Treat Buckets

Want to dress up for Halloween in an understated way? How about a fun Halloween fascinator headband? I have created three different looks for the Live.Craft.Love blog: A creepy spider, a fanciful bat headband, and a bird’s nest. Each of these headbands takes less than 15 minutes to make! Find out more: [3 Halloween Headbands]

I also created three different custom treat buckets for Halloween: a …

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 270 views]
Tutorial: Halloween Decor using Temporary Tattoos

I have to give my five year old credit for this discovery.  One day, she and her cousin went to town with temporary tattoos, applying them to plastic toys, clothing, shoes, etc.  I was surprised to see how well the tattoos adhered to plastic and fabric, and it made me want to try it for myself.  So I did, and I love the possibilities!
 
I used …

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[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 735 views]
10 Halloween Party Treats to Make at Home

Are you planning a Halloween party this year? You don’t want to spend all of that time making a costume and decorations, then just stick a jar of salsa and bag of chips out for snacking, right? Here are lots of sweet – and a few savory – ideas for your ghoulish spread.

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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 2,021 views]
New Halloween Makeover for Old Playhouse

Have an old, unloved plastic playhouse in your yard? Why not give it a smashing new makeover like this Halloween House makeover from Saki.Girl at Halloween Forum. You could really sell the creepy look with a few well-chosen decorations from the dollar store! [see original post]
Project Estimate:

Old playhouse, on hand
Gray spray paint, $4
Black spray paint, $4
Purple spray paint, $4
Assorted Halloween decorations, $1 each

Total: $13 and …

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[25 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 5,421 views]
10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes for less than $10

The countdown is on: Halloween is one week away and I’m sure I’m not the only one who still needs to come up with a costume! Here are 10 great ideas that you can whip up quickly without breaking the bank:

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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 2,401 views]
Tutorial: Halloween “Blob” Slime

Slime making is a favorite activity in my home!  Just a few basic ingredients create a project that keeps my kids busy for hours.  Since Halloween is around the corner, I decided to model my slime after one of my kids’ favorite monsters, Bob from the movie “Monsters Vs. Aliens”.  This one eyed blob would make a fun party craft, or even a unique Halloween …

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[18 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,664 views]
Make a Spooky Raven Halloween Wreath

You know how it goes:  You walk into the dollar store and see something really neat.  You have no idea what you will do with it, but you know it has to be good for something, so you put it in your cart because you know you’ll kick yourself later if you pass it up.  Sound familiar?  That’s exactly what happened to Vivienne from The …

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[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 2,735 views]
Tutorial: Face in the Trees for Halloween

Do you ever feel like someone’s watching you?  What if you were to turn around and actually see a face in an unexpected place?  That uneasy feeling is what sparked this idea.  You don’t expect a tree to have eyes, or even a face, for that matter!  Here’s an inexpensive, quick project you can make to give your front yard some life.

Project estimate:

Door Knocker, $1
Paint, …

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[14 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,116 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Hoop Halloween Decorations

A couple of weeks ago I was at Michaels and all of the Halloween ribbon was on sale half price. How could I resist a deal like that? So I came home with a couple of fun, bright patterns. As I was trying to find space to cram them into my overflowing ribbon rack, I decided that some sort of Halloween craft incorporating ribbon was …

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[8 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,707 views]
Turn a Dollar Pumpkin into a Faux Pewter Halloween Centerpiece

It’s Pumpkin Week here at DSC and you’ll be seeing lots of foam pumpkin crafts – but what about other varieties of dollar store pumpkin?  For instance, what about the classic, plastic Jack-o-lantern candy bucket?  One of my favorite “go to” techniques for transforming dollar store items is to use paint to make inexpensive items look like pewter.  It’s surprisingly easy to do, and it …