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[28 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 433 views]
Make Mummy Balloons

If you’re throwing a Halloween party, chances are you’ve already got balloons and crepe paper streamers on your shopping list.  Make sure you grab some googly eyes too, because then you’ll be able to make these adorable mummy balloons from Haeley at Design Improvised.  Make sure you stop by her blog and check out her entire series of balloon decorating ideas – this mummy is …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 482 views]
Make a Paper Straw Bunting

Have you seen that Dollar Tree has paper straws for Halloween?  I got super excited when I saw them on the shelf and immediately threw a pile of them into my cart.  And now I need to figure out what I am going to do with all of them…  So maybe I will make one of these adorable paper straw buntings from Jeran at Oleander …

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[23 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 404 views]
Make Piñata Costume Shoes

Here’s a costume idea that’s perfect for those of you who want to dress up for Halloween but not wear a full costume:  piñata shoes!  Pair these fun shoes with a shirt that says “candy”, or pin wrapped candy to your shirt and pants.  These costume shoes are easy to make, and everyone who sees them can’t help but smile!

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Shoes, on hand
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[22 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 2,182 views]
Make a Spiderweb Hat

Halloween spookiness meets old Hollywood glamour with this fun DIY spiderweb hat from Angie at Little Inspiration!  All it takes is a little strategically twisted wire.  Dollar Tree often carries floral wire in several assorted colors, and you can also find it inexpensively at most craft stores in an even wider variety of colors.  You could even take it a step father and use tulle …

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[21 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 518 views]
Make Simple Apple Hoop Art

It’s apple season!  The harvest has begun, and school is also back in session, so if there is any time of the year when you have a ton of good reasons to do apple crafts, it’s now!  These embroidery hoop apples from Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe are super cute and also super easy – you could quickly make a bunch of them to decorate …

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[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 692 views]
Make Ghost Leaf Bags

Pretty soon it’ll be raking season.  Once those leaves start coming down, what are you going to do with them?  Before you haul them off to compost, why not decorate your yard for Halloween with a few of these fun ghosts?  Jaime at Everyday Art fashioned them out of pain white garbage bags!  Make a couple, or whip up a whole army of them – …

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[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 636 views]
Make a Button Bracelet

Buttons, buttons, buttons.  Every crafter has them laying around somewhere, right?  Over the years I have inherited several jars worth of them – more than I will ever conceivably need for garment making or repair purposes.  So, what can you do with all of those extras?  Johanna Rundel turned some brightly colored buttons into this cute, stretchy bracelet!  The instructions are in German, but the …

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 788 views]
Make a Marquee Light Monogram

Whether you’re making a full lettered sign for party decor or you are looking for some cute monogram art to decorate a bedroom, this DIY marquee letter tutorial from Natalie at Doodlecraft is a super cute (and super cheap) solution!  She used some cute LED flower lights to illuminate foam core letters – with the selection of light strings differing from store to store and …

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[13 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 1,195 views]
Make Notebook Tea Towels

With school back in session, it’s a good time to start thinking about teacher appreciation gifts!  It’s no secret that we love tea towels, and these notebook tea towels by Liz at Say Yes are particularly cute!  If you can sew in a straight line, you can make these – no fancy sewing skills required.  Which also makes it a great beginner sewing project, so …

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,536 views]
Make Candy Corn Treat Jars

It should go without saying that I am addicted to the dollar store, but in particular I have an obsession with the glassware aisle.  And I have a very special place in my heart for various kinds of jars.  The jars with the clasp-y sealing lids are among my favorites, and I really love how Kimberly gave them this candy corn makeover!  You can find …