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[31 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 4,543 views]
Make a Pineapple Lamp

With cooler temperatures setting in for the season, perhaps you feel the need for a little tropical decor to warm things up a bit.  Or maybe you just really like fruit.  Either way, you’ll get a kick out of this pineapple lamp by Ally at Craft Foxes.  It is cleverly constructed out of plastic spoons!  Imagine how great this would look illuminating your next luau …

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[30 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 1,023 views]
Tutorial: Guard Monster Wreath

Halloween is tomorrow! (Eeep!  Are you ready?)  Luckily, you can whip up your very own guard monster to keep tricksters at bay in no time!  This wreath would also be a great decoration for a monster-themed party any time of the year.
Project estimate:

Four feather boas, $4 and up
Small wreath form, $1 and up
Two ice cream cone dog toys, $2 and up
Silver craft paint, on hand
Googly …

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[30 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 5,805 views]
Make “Smoking” Boo Bombs

It’s not too late to whip up some fun activities for Halloween!  I love this idea from Crystal at Growing a Jeweled Rose, who turned eggshells into fun “smoking” bombs.  Toss them on the sidewalk and watch a cloud rise up!  They would be perfect for a magic show as cover for a disappearing act, don’tcha think?  Your kids will have so much fun with …

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[29 Oct 2013 | 9 Comments | 5,770 views]
Tutorial: Steampunk Vial Earrings

I don’t know about you, but I never wear a watch anymore.  With all the portable electronic devices we have today, I never need to ask what time it is.  As a result, I have a collection of old, inexpensive watches that never get used.  I decided to take some of them apart to use the pieces to create something new.  I used empty vial …

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[28 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 1,201 views]
Make a Yarn Pumpkin Garland

Halloween is just a few days away, but fear not!  If you haven’t quite finished preparing, you still have plenty of time for quick and easy projects like this yarn pumpkin garland by Haeley at Land of Nod.  And since pumpkins are very fall-y, you can keep it hanging all the way through Thanksgiving, so you’ll still get plenty of enjoyment out of it before …

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[27 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,541 views]
Make a Marble and Fabric Necklace

Looking for some jewelry that makes a big statement without being too over-the-top?  Make necklaces to match any outfit with this tutorial from Kerri at How Does She?, who used a little sewing and knotting to turn strips of fabric and a bag of marbles into fun, bright baubles.   If you can sew a straight line, you can make these necklaces, and it’s a great …

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[26 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 695 views]
Make a Velcro Spiderweb Tick or Treat Bag

If you prefer a trick or treat bag that is as fun and whimsical as your costume, here is a unique idea!  Kathy from Merriment Design has a free sewing pattern that shows how to make this adorable treat bag, complete with a spider web that is cleverly made from strips of velcro.  This innovation means that you can attach spiders to the bag, which …

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[25 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 7,045 views]
10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes for less than $10

The countdown is on: Halloween is one week away and I’m sure I’m not the only one who still needs to come up with a costume! Here are 10 great ideas that you can whip up quickly without breaking the bank:

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[24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 1,290 views]
Make Button Pumpkins

Some time ago I inherited my grandmother’s entire stash of craft supplies.  Among the treasure trove of ric rac and bias tape and hot glue sticks, I found several jars of buttons.  I think grandma saved every button she ever found.  This means that I am now in possession of more buttons than the average crafter will use in a lifetime!  For that reason I …

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[23 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,708 views]
Tutorial: Monsters University Hat and Scarf

When I walked down the cleaning supplies aisle at the dollar store, I saw these microfiber cloths that were the PERFECT monster blue and green, and I just knew I had to make them into something to celebrate my favorite monsters, Mike Wazowski and Sulley from Monsters University. Read on for instructions on how to make these simple sewing projects.

Project Materials:

2 Green microfiber cleaning cloths, …

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[23 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 2,659 views]
Make PB-Inspired Hanging Ghosts

When Ashley from Simply Designing spotted some cute hanging ghosts in Pottery Barn’s line of Halloween decorations, she knew that she wanted them.  She also knew that she could make them herself for much less than the PB price of $59 for the set!  These would look great both indoors and out, greeting guests with a bit of spookiness.  And they are so freakin’ adorable …