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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 501 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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[18 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 405 views]
Make Halloween Pencil Toppers

Less than two weeks to go util Halloween!  If you still have crafting to do, the clock is ticking, but luckily you still have plenty of time left to make these adorable pencil toppers from Nina at Waffle Flower!   You can run with this idea in so many different directions, because there are a ton of ways you could dress these up with different faces …

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[16 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,877 views]
10 Pumpkin Crafts for Fall

Fix yourself a pumpkin spice latte, put on your coziest sweater, and try some of these fun pumpkin crafts. This list is a mix of pumpkin crafts for kids and for adults, so there’s something for everyone.

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[3 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 775 views]
Make Ghost Pudding Cups

Give after school snacks or party treats a spooky twist with these quick and easy ghost pudding cups!  Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor whipped these up by simply adding a fun ghost face to each cup.  You can use vanilla pudding for this project, or check out her post which includes a recipe for making white chocolate raspberry pudding instead – YUM!

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[1 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 750 views]
Make Yarn and Cardboard Tube Bracelets

There are so many things to love about these bright and funky bracelets by Michelle at MollyMoo – they’re made from recycled materials and scraps, they look really fabulous, and they offer a great opportunity for motor skills and pattern making lessons with the kiddos!  This would be a great project for a scout group, a sleepover, or other such occasions.  And they turn out …

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 928 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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[23 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 466 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!

Project Estimate:

Shoes, on hand
Fabric, on hand
Hot glue …

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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 2,288 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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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 649 views]
Tutorial:  Sideshow Strong Man Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning to make costumes, you know that the time to get started is NOW!  This is the costume I made for my son last year:  a carnival sideshow strong man.  I lost track of how many compliments I received on this costume!  It was incredibly easy to make, and by using items from the …

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[8 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]
Make Hamster Hacky Sacks

Let’s all say it together now:  “Awwwwwwww!”  I mean, seriously, how adorable are these hamster hacky sacks?  Instructables user miss_who whipped them up using kids-size socks!  Of course, you caould also use adult-sized socks to make a larger version as well.  Since each hacky sack only takes one sock, this is a great project for odd socks that you may have laying around.  (And who doesn’t?!) …