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[7 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 926 views]
Make Pine Cone Spiders

Fall is a great time for crafting with items from nature – why not work them into your Halloween crafts as well? Maria at Pastels & Macarons painted up some pine cones and turned them into these adorable spiders! This would be a great project to do in a classroom or with a scout troop. 

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[5 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Cactus Costume | 667 views]
Make a Cactus Costume

If you only have a few minutes and a few dollars with which to put together your Halloween costume this year, this cactus costume is a win in both departments! Over at Brit + Co, Kirsten shares this super simple idea that is over-the-top adorable. If you don’t have a green dress or shirt on hand that you can use for this project, keep an eye …

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[2 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on 2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts | 1,300 views]
2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts

Fall leaves are my favorite decoration! I love fall, so I came up with two inexpensive craft ideas using fall leaves (or faux fall leaves) for the Live.Craft.Love blog — you can use some dollar store materials to make these cute crafts: a paper plate fall leaf wreath, and a mason jar lamp.
You can find sparkly leaf shapes, paper plates, mason jar lamp adapter kit, …

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[30 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Jack-O-Lantern Pinata | 511 views]
Make a Jack-O-Lantern Pinata

Having a Halloween party?  It’s not really a party without a pinata!  And on such a candy-centric holiday, it’s even more appropriate.  Using a basic pinata-making technique, Jamie at Eighteen25 whipped up this adorable and super easy pumpkinheaded guy.  She even provides a free printable of Jack-o-lantern facial features, so all you have to do is glue!  [how to make a Jack-o-lantern pinata]
Project estimate:

Balloon, on …

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[28 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 992 views]
Tutorial: Candy Corn Inspired Candles

A couple of weeks ago I was at the store and came across an endcap of clearance crafts supplies, including some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint for 92 cents a bottle.  SCORE!  The colors I found are called delicate (yellow), inheritance (orange), and everlasting (white), and I knew immediately I wanted to use them to create a muted, subtle version of candy corn colors.
But should I …

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[25 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make Pencil Gift Tags | 762 views]
Make Pencil Gift Tags

One of my favorite craft tools is the humble paper punch.  Oh how I love paper punches!  They are so much more versatile than some people give them credit for.  If you have a few basic punch shapes in your collection, you can create all kinds of other designs, like these super clever pencils by Amber at Damask Love.  They are great for teacher gifts, …

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[24 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,159 views]
Make Medusa Head Wall Art

As a Halloween decorator, my tastes tend to run a little toward the macabre, but with a bit of sophistication.  So when I saw this fun Medusa head wall art from Jennifer Perkins, I swooned a bit!  Hers is made using some dimensional wall art that she found at a thrift shop, but you could also use a painting.  This project is just one element of …

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[22 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 886 views]
Make a Crepe Paper Halloween Wreath

If your Halloween decorating tastes run in the spooky-yet-sophisticated category, then this is a project you must see!  Over at Live Craft Love, Laura made this showstopping wreath out of unexpectedly simple materials – recycled cardboard and crepe paper streamers!  The texture of the crepe paper gives it a bit of extra spookiness – for a different look you could also try this technique with …

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[21 Sep 2015 | 41 Comments | 1,088 views]
Burlap Ribbon Milk Bottle Vase And a Giveaway

Today I have shared a very special (and simple!) tutorial for creating these cute vases made of milk bottles (or recycled coffee bottles), using pretty burlap ribbon and baker’s twine. I’ve posted the tutorial for making these cute DIY fall decorations over at Ribbon Resource so go check it out! [DIY Burlap Ribbon Vases]
But stay for the GIVEAWAY!
Actually, there are TWO giveaways!

Go enter to win …

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[18 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern | 1,422 views]
Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern

If you spend much time in thrift stores or going to yard sales, you have probably seen a bajillion wicker paper plate holders.  Next time you see them, grab ’em and make some of these cute Jack-o-lanterns by Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods.  And if you find a whole stack pf plate holders, you can cut out all kinds of different faces to make a fun …

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[16 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Skeleton Hand Halloween Wreath | 1,678 views]
Make a Skeleton Hand Halloween Wreath

Give spooky a sophisticated twist with this skeleton hand wreath!  Vanessa from Tried & True gave the plastic hands a visual upgrade with the help of some metallic sliver spray paint.  It’s amazing what a big difference you can make with a little paint!  We also love that the center of her wreath is a chalkboard, allowing you to customize and change the sentiment on …