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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,104 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 | 931 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 | 470 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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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,668 views]
Make a Spooky Shadow Box Gallery Wall

Halloween decor is popping up every where!  I snagged several small items from Dollar Tree and used them to create a spooky wall art gallery in my home.  Instead of pricey shadow boxes, I used $1 picture frames to make my own collage boxes.  Keep reading to learn how I made this entire creepy wall display for under $10!

Project Estimate:
(Per shadow box)

Frames (2), $1 each
Scrapbook …

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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 659 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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[2 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 501 views]
Tutorial: Paint a Retro-Inspired Ice Cream Bowl

I was tickled to find these adorable ice cream dishes at Dollar Tree. The shape reminded me of these cute bowls I had seen on Etsy.  Since the seller no longer offers them, I had been looking for a way to make my own.  I think I succeeded!  Here’s how you can paint your own retro inspired ice cream bowl.

Project estimate:

Ice cream dish, $1
Chalky Finish Glass …

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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 2,104 views]
Tutorial: Cute Kitchen Command Station with Scotch® Duct Tapes

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, and seems to be a magnet for clutter. Create an inexpensive and easy command station using dollar store finds: clipboards, hooks, baskets, and make them super functional with Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase Tape, and Scotch® Duct Tape .

Project Materials:

2 clipboards, $2
Bulletin board, $1
2 wire office supply cups, $2
Wire sorting tray, $1
4 zip …

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[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 602 views]
Make a Pretty Decoden Pencil Box for Back to School

My daughter starts kindergarten today, and I wanted to send her off to school with an extra special pencil case.  I decided to make her a decoden pencil case.  Have you heard of decoden?  It’s a craft style from Japan where more is better:  more embellishments,  more glitter, more eye catching!!  I used a new product from Plaid Crafts that’s called Collage Clay.  It’s an …

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[19 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,859 views]
Tutorial: Funny Face Bookmarks for Back to School

School is starting up again, and it’s always fun to give students a little handmade something to start the year off on the right foot.  Everyone, no matter whether they are in elementary school or college, needs lots of bookmarks.  Here’s a fun way to save your place in a book:  with a silly face bookmark! This project takes minutes to make, and you probably …

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[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,644 views]
Tutorial: Make Your Own Party Canopy

As summer starts to wind down, we’re heading to the time of year when it’s comfortable to have outdoor parties again.  I love being able to entertain outdoors!  For my daughter’s recent birthday party, I wanted to set up a fun little table outside for guests.  Our yard has a lot of wonderful trees, and I wanted to keep leaves and other things off the …