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[19 Oct 2015 | One Comment | 1,196 views]
Make Denim Leaf Baskets

When I go thrift shopping, I am always on the lookout for inexpensive clothing items that I can reuse in other projects. I quite often see colorful jeans, and as much as I love a colorful wardrobe, it seems like most of the non-blue jeans that end up at Goodwill are also in not-so-flattering-or-modern styles. So cutting them up for a craft project is doing …

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[16 Oct 2015 | One Comment | 565 views]
Make a Pac Man Halloween Costume

Pac Man is one of the most iconic and recognizable video game characters of all time. And with this idea from Kathlene at The Effortless Chic, you can recreate the look as a Halloween costume! You’ll need a large cardboard box for this – if you don’t have one that’s big enough on hand, try calling around to retail stores looking for one. Chances are …

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[13 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Frankenstein T-shirt | 542 views]
Make a Frankenstein T-shirt

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make this fun Frankenstein t-shirt! Amanda at Crafts by Amanda created the face by tracing circular objects and using a ruler to draw straight lines. No fancy-schmancy artistic skills needed! And once Halloween is over, it’s adorable for year-round wear too. [how to make a Frankenstein t-shirt]
Project estimate:

Green t-shirt, on hand or $1 and up
Fabric …

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[9 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Candy Corn Bunting Banner | 627 views]
Make a Candy Corn Bunting Banner

Crepe paper has a look that makes it absolutely perfect for Halloween decorating. Check out this idea from Linda at A Sweet Afternoon, who used crepe paper to make this cute candy corn bunting banner! The project is easy enough that it’s kid-friendly, and at the same time sophisticated enough to hang for a fancy Halloween party or incorporate into your seasonal home decor. [how to …

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[7 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 924 views]
Make Pine Cone Spiders

Fall is a great time for crafting with items from nature – why not work them into your Halloween crafts as well? Maria at Pastels & Macarons painted up some pine cones and turned them into these adorable spiders! This would be a great project to do in a classroom or with a scout troop. 

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[5 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Cactus Costume | 663 views]
Make a Cactus Costume

If you only have a few minutes and a few dollars with which to put together your Halloween costume this year, this cactus costume is a win in both departments! Over at Brit + Co, Kirsten shares this super simple idea that is over-the-top adorable. If you don’t have a green dress or shirt on hand that you can use for this project, keep an eye …

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[30 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Jack-O-Lantern Pinata | 509 views]
Make a Jack-O-Lantern Pinata

Having a Halloween party?  It’s not really a party without a pinata!  And on such a candy-centric holiday, it’s even more appropriate.  Using a basic pinata-making technique, Jamie at Eighteen25 whipped up this adorable and super easy pumpkinheaded guy.  She even provides a free printable of Jack-o-lantern facial features, so all you have to do is glue!  [how to make a Jack-o-lantern pinata]
Project estimate:

Balloon, on …

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[28 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 992 views]
Tutorial: Candy Corn Inspired Candles

A couple of weeks ago I was at the store and came across an endcap of clearance crafts supplies, including some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint for 92 cents a bottle.  SCORE!  The colors I found are called delicate (yellow), inheritance (orange), and everlasting (white), and I knew immediately I wanted to use them to create a muted, subtle version of candy corn colors.
But should I …

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[25 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make Pencil Gift Tags | 761 views]
Make Pencil Gift Tags

One of my favorite craft tools is the humble paper punch.  Oh how I love paper punches!  They are so much more versatile than some people give them credit for.  If you have a few basic punch shapes in your collection, you can create all kinds of other designs, like these super clever pencils by Amber at Damask Love.  They are great for teacher gifts, …

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[22 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 885 views]
Make a Crepe Paper Halloween Wreath

If your Halloween decorating tastes run in the spooky-yet-sophisticated category, then this is a project you must see!  Over at Live Craft Love, Laura made this showstopping wreath out of unexpectedly simple materials – recycled cardboard and crepe paper streamers!  The texture of the crepe paper gives it a bit of extra spookiness – for a different look you could also try this technique with …