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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 37 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

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[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 349 views]
Tutorial:  Sugar Skull Coin Purses

I recently got a box of really great new merchandise from Crafty Chica and ILoveToCreate, including some wonderful sugar skull patches.  I knew right away that they would be great for quickly personalizing all kinds of different stuff from the dollar store!  Since the colors of the sugar skulls are bold and bright, I wanted to use them to embellish something equally bright.  These coin …

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[14 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 537 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Skeleton Accessories

I’ve been having fun crafting with these mini skeleton hands!  They are the perfect size for making quick Halloween accesories.  I purchased a pack at Michaels so I could make a set of hair clips, and started thinking of other ways to use them.  I came up with a scarf pin and a really fun fascinator!  Here’s how you can make your own.

Project estimate:

Skeleton hands, …

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[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 232 views]
Tutorial:  Scarf-Wrapped Pumpkin

One of the items I was most excited to see in this year’s Halloween selections at Dollar Tree was a selection of cute scarves – so of course I had to pick up a couple of them! I also grabbed a handful of foam pumpkins because they always sell out fast, and as I was unpacking my bags when I got home I was …

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[12 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 563 views]
Make a Halloween Treat Stand

We’re beg fans of all the seasonal serving ware at the dollar store.  Over at A Little Craft In Your Day, Tanner took a Halloween themed pieces and combined them to make this fun treat stand!  It’s perfect for holding cupcakes, cookies, candy, or other other treats.  Make one for a Halloween party to add to the buffet or on a table for your guests …

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[11 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,213 views]
Make a Glowing Skulls Lantern

My Halloween decor tends to center largely around skeletons and skulls – I even have a couple of skull themed pieces that stay out year-round as part of my regular decor.  (What can I say?  I have very eclectic taste!)  So it’s no surprise that I am totally in love with this bony candle lantern by Susan at Oh My! Creative.  Inspired by a similar …

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[6 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 458 views]
Tutorial: Faux Tie Dye Tote Bag

A while back I bought a canvas tote bag at a local discount store – it was a plain white bag of a nice size, and it was cheap, so I picked it up with no particular plans for it, but knowing that it would make a good project.  A few weeks later I got a new laptop, and discovered that the tote bag was …

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,051 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 | 878 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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[27 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 1,564 views]
Make a Wood Slice Pumpkin

Yesterday at Dollar Tree I grabbed several of the little foam pumpkins.  I’m not sure what I am doing with them yet, but I bought them as soon as I saw them because the good holiday stuff usually sells out pretty fast, and I didn’t want to miss out on them!  So now I’ve been keeping an eye out for pumpkin inspiration, and that’s how …