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Happy Halloween!!

Every year I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and carve pumpkins! This is my collection of foam pumpkins (aka Funkins). My goal is to someday have a whole army of them!

Here they are unlit.

This year I carved this googly eyed fellow.

Here he is lit up.

And I also caved this Death’s Head


How to Make a Pixie Skirt – DiY Fashion Tutorial

This is a step by step tutorial for how to sew a pixie skirt, also known as a handkerchief hem or a square circle skirt. If you already know how to make a circle skirt, this one is even easier!

This version features a different waistband style from my original circle skirt tutorial, which is


How to Make a Mini Witch Hat – DiY Halloween Tutorial

This is a quick and easy step by step tutorial for how to make a mini witch hat. Just in time for Halloween!

Click to watch the video! I’ll update soon with text/photo instructions as well.

You can make your hat to wear or just use it as a decoration.

You’ll need to


Happy Halloween!

Here’s my jackolantern for this year! I initially had a much more elaborate design planned with a bat and a spider “hidden” in the vines along with the skull, but it just wasn’t happening.

CREEPing vines jackolantern


Gotta carve the back, too!




How to Make a Halloween Tree – Home Decor Tutorial

Tree decorating doesn’t just have to be for Christmas! Here’s how you can make a creepy Halloween tree of your own.

Costumed cat ornaments by KilkennycatArt.Pumpkin teapot by baumanstoneware.

Step 1Gather your supplies!

You’ll need:

A bucket or vase Twigs and sticks Floral foam (for straight sided vessels) or styrofoam packing peanuts (for a bucket


How To Make Halloween Hoop Art – Hand Embroidery and Applique Tutorial

I have a hard time sitting still, so even during my “relaxation” time in front of the TV in the evenings, I like to have something to do. Sewing is kind of hard to do if your machine isn’t already in front of the TV, so one of my favorite Idiot Box crafts is hand


Duck Tape #StickOrTreat Pumpkin

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Duck TapeĀ® is hosting its annual Stick or Treat Contest! All you have to do to enter is submit an image of a Halloween pumpkin (real or fake) decorated with Duck TapeĀ® at the Stick or


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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In addition to being my favorite holiday and time of year, it’s also by far my busiest season. So I often wind up short changing myself on the celebration front.

Not this year! This year I promised myself I would


Happy Halloween!

I thought since we moved closer to town we’d get trick or treaters. So I bought 4 bags of candy, naturally. And we’ve had a big fat zero trick or treaters. BOO!

I’m going to drown my skeleton sorrows in a big plastic pumpkin full of Halloween candy.

But first I’ll show you my jackolantern,


How to Make a Paper Owl Mask – DIY Craft Tutorial

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What better way to celebrate the oncoming new school year than to craft an ode to the wisest member of the animal kingdom (and also one of my personal favorites)- the owl!

Inspired by the awesomely colorful AstroBrights Paper,