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[30 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 692 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 | No Comment | 1,626 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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[28 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,100 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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[26 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 613 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 | 4,878 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 | No Comment | 1,211 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 | One Comment | 2,112 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 …

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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,513 views]
Tutorial: Halloween “Blob” Slime

Slime making is a favorite activity in my home!  Just a few basic ingredients create a project that keeps my kids busy for hours.  Since Halloween is around the corner, I decided to model my slime after one of my kids’ favorite monsters, Bob from the movie “Monsters Vs. Aliens”.  This one eyed blob would make a fun party craft, or even a unique Halloween …

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[19 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 1,176 views]
Make a Pineapple Pumpkin

This pumpkin has gone incognito.  It’s like it’s wearing a costume!  But seriously, how cute and clever is this idea?  Kelly at Studio DIY has a bit of a pineapple obsession, which led her to this fun design.  This is a pumpkin decorating technique that doesn’t require any cutting so it is very kid-friendly, and uncut pumpkin last longer before they begin to rot.  …

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[18 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,104 views]
Make a Spooky Raven Halloween Wreath

You know how it goes:  You walk into the dollar store and see something really neat.  You have no idea what you will do with it, but you know it has to be good for something, so you put it in your cart because you know you’ll kick yourself later if you pass it up.  Sound familiar?  That’s exactly what happened to Vivienne from The …