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[2 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 2,045 views]
Make a Wicked Witch Trick or Treat Bag

I don’t know about you but pillowcases and orange plastic buckets are not my favorite trick or treating tools. Ideally, a trick or treat bucket blends seamlessly with costume or is exceptionally clever. This falls into the latter category – unless of course your costume is a house, Oz (as in, the wizard), or Dorothy. If you want your own ghoulishly clever bag, Marcie wrote …

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[1 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,463 views]
Make Retro Perler Bead Earrings

When I was a kid, I got a huge tub of perler beads (AKA “melty beads”) and several peg boards for Christmas. I spent hours carefully crafting shapes and patterns. These earrings from The Thinking Closet are a great throw back to crafting in the 90’s! Plus they only take a few minutes to make are a great way to get kids involved in crafting. [how …

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[1 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 3,050 views]
Tutorial: Glam Halloween Wreath

I don’t often make wreaths, but this year I decided I wanted a Halloween wreath.  I wanted something glam and blingy, but that still had a spooky feel to it.  When I found this cool fuzzy owl at Dollar Tree, inspiration struck.  I grabbed some boas and feathers to match the owl, and got started on my wreath.

Project estimate:

Styrofoam wreath form, on hand or $1 …

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[30 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,173 views]
Make an 8-Bit Video Game Fireplace Insert

Any gamer geeks in the house?  *raises hand*  In particular, any Legend of Zelda fans?  If so, this project will probably look a little familiar.  Modeled after fire from the classic game, this fireplace insert by Kat and Cam at Our Nerd Home is perfect for all of you old-school Nintendo lovers out there!  If you find this project inspiring, you could use the same …

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[29 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 2,157 views]
Make Duct Tape Halloween Treat Bags

Treats and party favors are so much more fun and memorable when they come in a cute container, don’t you think? And they don’t have to be complicated or expensive to be downright adorable! Check out this idea from Brittni at One Charming Party, who used strips of colorful duct tape to make fringe-covered baggies that are just perfect for holding portions of Halloween candy. …

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[28 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,322 views]
Make Glam Skull Earrings

So, you want to add a little bit of Halloweeniness to your wardrobe, but you don’t want to go to over-the-top.  Here is a great solution!  Aki from Minted Strawberry made these fabulously fashionable and frightening earrings using dollar store skull rings – genius!  I love the geometric elements of her design, giving them a very modern look, and her color choices keep them understated …

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[27 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 2,884 views]
Make Sheet Music Pumpkin Planters

While plastic pumpkin buckets might be the iconic collector of sweet treats on Halloween night, they are a far cry from classy decor. Is there a way to salvage these gaudy beasts? Kelly from Eclectically Vintage proves it can be done! With a little bit of Mod Podge and sheet music, even the ugliest of pumpkins can turned into a cute fall planter. [how to make …

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[27 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 1,990 views]
Make a Stenciled Halloween Towel

The other day I wandered around Dollar Tree on a mission to find Halloween crafting materials.  The trip ended with me walking around the entire store and tossing every orange item I could find into my cart.  Among those items was an orange “bar mop” towel, all soft and fuzzy and microfiber-y.  When the idea struck to stencil it with a Jack-o-lantern face I knew …

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[26 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 1,985 views]
Make Bewitching Pumpkin Sculptures

Creatures that go bump in the night have a tendency to overtake Halloween decor. Ghosts and goblins and zombies (oh my!) can be a little less than family friendly. These happy witches made from dollar store pumpkins, on the other hand, are both adorable and friendly. Jill from Create. Craft. Love. shows you how to create snowman-inspired pumpkin witches in no time flat. [how to make bewitching …

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[26 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 2,913 views]
Make Fall Scented Play Dough

Fall is a very sensory time of year, which is evident in the array of colors and scents and flavors that we associate with the season.  Give your children a seasonal sensory boost with some homemade play dough in fall colors and scents!  Cathy at Nurture Store made these using washable paints for a pop of color and scented them with common spices; it’s an …

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[25 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,342 views]
Paint Pumpkins with Nail Polish

Nail polish is such a great substitute for paint in so many different craft projects!  Inspired by the trend of fancy nail art, Alexa (aka The Swell Designer) decided to use some polish to decorate pumpkins!  Since the polish has a shiny, sparkly finish, the pumpkins are quite eye-catching.  She kept her designs simple, but you could take this in so many different directions if …