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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 589 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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[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 427 views]
Make a Fake Tattoo Sleeve

You’ve probably seen the fake tattoo sleeves that they sell at the dollar store – but what if your costume requires specific tattoos?  If you have a need for custom fake tattoo sleeves in order to play a particular character, check out this tutorial from Laura at Is Laura.  The tutorial is in Italian, but the photos will walk you through it and you can …

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[19 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 440 views]
Make Paper Bag Jack-O-Lanterns

Need bags for your Halloween treats?  If you’ve got paper lunch sacks in your cupboard, you can easily turn them into these cute jack-o-lanterns!  Sara from Confetti Sunshine drew a different face on each of these bags, creating an amusing assortment of expressions.  You could churn out w hole stack of these fairly quickly with an assembly-line-style process, and it would be a great project for …

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[18 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 429 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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[17 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 484 views]
Haul Video: Non-Food Halloween Treats for the Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween is just two weeks away! I usually procrastinate and find myself stuffing treat bags desperately an hour before trick-or-treating begins, so this year I decided to get an early start. I also decided that this year I am participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. For many kids with food allergies, Halloween can be disappointing, since they aren’t allowed to eat various types of candy. …

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[16 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,933 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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[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 517 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 | One Comment | 872 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 | 316 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 | 748 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 | 1,565 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 …