Felt Bat Pillow

October 19, 2010 - Filed under Felt, Halloween, How-to

More often than not Halloween decorations can be pretty tacky, or over the top, but I love this subtle tone-on-tone bat pillow from Ameroonie Designs. Check out the tutorial and make your own. While you’re at it, why not try a white one with ghosts, or an orange one with pumpkins!

Posted by: kelly

Halloween Mood Lighting

October 18, 2010 - Filed under Halloween

Nothing sets the mood for a Halloween party more than lighting. So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite lighting ideas to help you create a festive glow in your home.

Glam Goth Candle Holders | Dollar Store Candle | Tin Can Jack-O-Lanterns | Painted Jar Luminaries | Spooky Packing Tape Transfers | Silhouette Luminaries | Vellum Table Lanterns | PVC Flicker Flame Lights | Costumed Candle Holders

Posted by: kelly

DIY Pottery Barn Costume Replica

October 15, 2010 - Filed under Halloween

These adorable costumes from Pottery Barn have been making their way around the internet and I can definitely say I’m smitten! I don’t have a little one to dress up, but if I did I know I wouldn’t be spending upwards of $50 on a costume.

So I was delighted to find this DIY replica of the cupcake costume. This no-sew version came out to a mere $18.67 and is pretty darn cute. Patrice from Lemon Tree Creative, shows you the steps she took to recreate this, with no sewing involved!

– See the tutorial

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DIY – Cardboard Haunted House

October 14, 2010 - Filed under Halloween, How-to

Where does the time fly? I can’t believe it’s already the middle of October and I’m just getting started on my Halloween posts! Ooops…. Well, hopefully to make up for it, I’ve got a great project to share with you from the fabulous people at Alpha Mom!

This Halloween Fun-House is perfect for those of you with little ones, but it also makes a great prop if you’re throwing a party or just want to decorate your lawn.

All you need are a couple of cardboard boxes, some paint, and your imagination! With the help of this tutorial, you can have your own spooky haunted house in no time!

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Congratulations Sarah!

October 13, 2010 - Filed under Books, Giveaways

Congrats Sarah, you are the winner of our Fall Book Review Giveaway!

#10 Sarah: “One book that I want but it isn’t out yet is Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger and also The Big Ass Book of Crafts.”

Thanks to everyone else who entered. Happy crafting, and thanks for reading!

Posted by: kelly

Crafty Books for Fall: A Giveaway!

October 1, 2010 - Filed under Books, Giveaways

To wrap up this week’s series on crafty books, I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon! To enter simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite craft book, or one you’d like to buy if you win. I’ll randomly draw a winner next weekend.

Only one entry per person. No entries after midnight Pacific time, on Friday, Oct. 3, 2010.

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